Sunday, September 5, 2010

Netflix Streaming

I recently bought a NETFLIX ready BluRay player to later find out that NETFLIX streaming is not allowed in Puerto Rico. NETFLIX customers (and/or future customers)!!!! In case you didn’t know, YOU pay the same amount of money than USA residents and THEY receive more services than you do. USA residents (not to be confused with being American Citizens) are allowed to stream movies straight to their BluRay players or NETFLIX ready HD-TV’s without having to wait for a DVD to arrive in the mail. Why should all of us Puerto Rico residents pay full price for a half-assed service? If you pay your monthly fee, you should be receiving the same services as our USA resident neighbors!


As far as I know, Puerto Rico has been USA territory since 1900’s as a result of the Spanish-American War. Later, as a result, its residents were collectively made American Citizens AND I’m positive that you know Puerto Rico’s currency is the American Dollar. Needless to say, USA legislates over many fundamental aspects of Puertorrican life, including currency, postal service, foreign affairs, military defense, welfare, the environment, commerce, labor relations, finance, and COMMUNICATIONS among many other areas. So you see, Puerto Rico IS US TERRITORY. USA residents pay the same amount of money and are under the same customer plans as Puerto Rico residents, so why can’t Puerto Rico receive the same services? Why are we being restricted of a service when paying the same as a USA resident even though Puerto Rico is USA territory? My petition to your company is to kindly allow the Puerto Rican residents that pay for your services to receive all the services that our fellow USA residents receive. I request that NETFLIX allows its Puerto Rico residents’ clientele to stream movies and TV Series to our NETFLIX ready devices. Please have a lil talk with the FCC and lets get this issue resolved. Lets put an end to this COMMERCIAL DISCRIMINATION.

Thank you!


  1. Get a Witopia VPN device. Works just fine in Puerto Rico and masks your location.

  2. well, "anomymous"... thats not the point. the point is, since the FAA regulates all of our communications, then puerto rico residents SHOULD be able to stream from netflix, amazon, and any other "american" website. im tired of being treated like a second class citizen and ive only been in the island for 7months! UGH!

  3. I posted an article on how to get around the Netflix block on my blog at Hope this helps!