How to Unblock Indonesia’s Channel 9 from AnywhereLast Updated by John Bennet on October 07, 2019
Powered by Microsoft, it gives residents a better look at the way technology is changing the world both inside Indonesia and abroad.
Because the content is exclusive, it is impossible to view normally unless you are actually located in Indonesia.
That’s rather a disservice to the thousands upon thousands of Indonesians who regularly travel for work, business, or simply to try living somewhere else for a while, as they lose the ability to watch the programming, even if they remain natives of the country.
How Geo-Blocking Works
When streaming services or television networks want to make sure only a certain audience is capable of viewing it for free. This might be for territorial rights or because services are powered by membership fees, such as HBO or any other premium cable company.
HBO wants to keep those paid memberships so it incorporates security protocol to deny anyone else from viewing the exclusive material.
For networks like HBO that have usernames and passwords, this is fairly easy. For networks that don’t, geo-blocking technology is added to the streaming part of their sites.
Since IP addresses are signed by area, it is a very simple process for Internet security to recognize what is allowed and what isn’t.
There is only one way around geo-blocking that is consistent and safe for the user. VPNs combined encryption of data with speed, security, and customer service to allow users from anywhere in the world to gain access to another country’s entertainment and business websites for a low subscription charged monthly or yearly.
Here’s a look at three of the best when it comes to unblocking Channel 9 in Indonesia.
Top 3 VPNs for Viewing Channel 9
HMA VPN has a solid 760 servers spread across 320+ locations around the world. It is located in the UK and that is a bit of a problem for some users as it its required to keep logs and metadata on its users per EU law.
However, HMA has never reported any difficulties with the British government over this tactic. It is an easy-to-use interface for both mobile and desktop and is up to date on protocol, supporting both OpenVPN and IPSec.
More importantly, you can trial it’s great speeds for 30 days and get your money back guaranteed assuming you keep it under 10GB of bandwidth during the trial run.
CyberGhost VPN is based in Romania and has some really cool tech backing its operation. CyberGhost has created self-owned and self-managed no-spy servers in Romania, meaning no matter what happens, it is the only server touching your data, assuring no logs and no records are kept.
CyberGhost has a robust catalog of servers, more than 3,700 spread across 60 countries and is available on all platforms and devices including Windows, MacOS, iPhones, iPads, Android, Linux, and most routers. In fact, you can connect up to seven devices at once with CyberGhost, which is located outside of the Five Eyes countries.
It offers unlimited data, which makes it a favorite among those who enjoy both streaming and torrenting, and has two extra bells and whistles: safety features that block malicious trackers, ads, and websites; and an extra layer of protection when connected to public WiFi.
IPVanish VPN is based in the US but hasn’t had a problem with that government in 20 years of the job.
It uses 256-bit AES encryption, along with a kill switch and both IP and DNS protection. It is a major player in the server market as well, with more than 1,000 across 60 countries.