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Your Days Of Getting U.S. Netflix In Canada Might Be Over

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If Donald Trump is the final straw to make Americans want to join us up here in Canada, Netflix may be what entices Canadians to head south. Specifically, seeing this heinous message:

Netflix announced back in January that it would be cracking down on users who use proxies or unblocking tools to access other countries' TV and movie options. It turns out they were very serious.

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These tools allow users to trick Netflix into thinking they're in the U.S. or elsewhere. Users have been scrambling to find services that have yet to be blocked by Netflix, but now it looks like they're running out of options.

Unblock-Us, one of the most popular proxy services used by Canadians, has been flooded with complaints from customers who are once again stuck with Netflix Canada's relatively mournful selection.

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And people are getting pretty disgruntled.

. @Unblock_Us No response from u for assist to blocked US Netflix after 1st fix didn't work. Waited 2 months. Canceled service now

Hey @Unblock_Us can you guys release a statement? There is clearly a netflix issue with your service. Is there going to be a solution?

Love how @Unblock_Us won't say anything about Netflix detecting proxy other than let support know and sorry we're behind. #notcool

Unblock-Us has not responded to BuzzFeed Canada's request for comment.

Using these proxy services does, in fact, violate Netflix's terms of use. The company licenses content by country, so you're not really technically supposed to find a way around that. Not that it ever stopped anyone.

Although Netflix's CEO has previously chided Canada for having an "inferiority complex" about our selection, popular shows like Star Trek, American Horror Story, and Bob's Burgers are sadly missing. Even the latest incarnation of Degrassi — possibly the most Canadian show to ever exist — is available on Netflix in the U.S. but not in Canada.

Canadians are basically reaching a breaking point, here.

Canada should just become apart of the United States so I can get American Netflix

@Iightwoodrunes CANADA HAS THE WORST NETFLIX WE STEAL YOUR GUYS' BECAUSE IT SUCKS SO BAD BUT THEY JUST BANNED OUR MEANS OF DOING THAT

If #netflix would stream better content in Canada, I wouldn't have to use a proxy. Honestly just going to torrent instead now. #annoyed

Lauren Strapagiel is Managing Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.

Contact Lauren Strapagiel at lauren.strapagiel@buzzfeed.com.

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