it's really hard to say, there is an always a cat/mouse game between Netflix and the VPN providers... Hopefully VPN's will win eventually
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RE: Addressing recent issues with the website and API
this should be fixed, thanks for letting us know!
Creating a netflix.har file in Firefox
The following is part of the documentation needed for using our remote update scripts (referenced here).
If you are just browsing our forum it probably won't make sense...
But it will teach you how to download a HAR file!
Step 1. Open Firefox and Login to Netflix, double click and choose
Step 2. On the inspect window choose the Network Tab and type "path" in the search field
Step 3. Now go back to your Netflix window and start typing anything in the Netflix search window (next to Magnifying glass at the top). Back in the inspect window you should start seeing a bunch of requests going out to a
Step 4. Now in the top right corner of the window click on the gear icon and choose 'Save All as HAR'
Step 5. Change the file name to 'netflix.har' and save it to the pyNetflix directory
Thats it, with this information you should be able to get to scraping data.
A very special thanks to Chris at netdsg for giving us the idea of using the HAR file!!!
Please email us if you have any issues.
RE: Netflix is hiding results from VPN users!
Its a good point and looking at it I will probably take some of the emphasis off this post... Early on you were able to actually watch the title when clicking through directly but as you rightfully point out, now it seems that they are specifically blocking some content and hiding those results.