I’m not sure if I should report this to the Advertising Standards Authority or not, but it’s annoying me enough that I am seriously tempted ..
Amazon recently launched a new TV series that has been getting very positive reviews “The Man in the High Castle”. At the moment the only way to view it legally is via Amazon Prime Video
However, for some really stupid reason, Amazon will not allow non-UK (or non-US) viewers access any of their video content, including the content that they have produced themselves. Yes, even the Amazon productions are unavailable due to “geographical licensing restrictions”.
This annoys me, as I’m sure it annoys a lot of other people.
But now Amazon is advertising The Man in the High Castle via Youtube and other sites. So when I went to view a video earlier today I got (again) an ad for The Man in the High Castle and Amazon Prime Video. I am in Ireland, not using a proxy, not using a VPN or anything else. I am not masking my location and we all know that Google’s geo targetting is pretty damn accurate, so why do I get this stupid ad:
which leads me to this:
Why oh why are you doing this to me Amazon?
Why are you blocking me from watching your content?
Why are you forcing me to resort to “other” means to access your content?
For the record I’m a fully paid up member of Amazon Prime, though I never get to use the video due to their stupid restrictions..