HMA not working with NowTV

NowTV has long been renowned for its ability to detect VPNs and block them to keep content exclusive to its service. And that’s what happened to Hide My Ass (HMA) – NowTV has successfully blocked the VPN from being used on its streaming service.

In this blog post, we will explore why NowTV isn’t working with Hide My Ass, look at possible solutions, and determine whether or not any viable alternatives will let you access NowTV with a VPN.

Why is NowTV blocking Hide My Ass?

NowTV employs multiple anti-VPN methods ranging from blacklisting IP addresses associated with VPN services to using sophisticated algorithms from its underlying CDN (content delivery networks).

Combining these tactics makes it almost impossible for users to watch the service while using Hide My Ass. NowTV is only available in the UK, meaning the platform is subject to geo-restrictions for those viewing abroad. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to know what goes on behind the scenes at NowTV, so it’s challenging to narrow down the exact cause of the problem.

How to get Hide My Ass working with NowTV

If you’re trying to watch NowTV with Hide My Ass only to find it’s not working, don’t worry – we’ve all been there. In this section, we’ll look at possible fixes to help get your streaming service back up and running. From clearing your browser cache and cookies to ensuring you have the latest version of the app, here are some easy steps you can try before giving up:

  1. Clear your browser cookies and cache.
  2. Try switching servers – using both Fastest Server settings as well as specific locations.
  3. Make sure your Hide My Ass app is up to date.
  4. Check for any new IP address restrictions or blocklists by NowTV.
  5. Resetting your router or modem may also help.
  6. Ensure you’re connected to a UK server and have a UK IP address.
  7. Try connecting again after a few hours
  8. Contact Hide My Ass support. They may know what’s causing the issue.

If you’ve tried all these things with no success, it’s safe to assume that Hide My Ass isn’t going to work with NowTV. So the last thing we’d advise is to try a different VPN. We recommend using NordVPN, which consistently unblocks services like NowTV without hassle.


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How to access NowTV with NordVPN

NordVPN unblocks some of the biggest streaming providers repeatedly and never disappoints.

Here’s how to access NowTV with NordVPN

  1. Sign up for a heavily discounted subscription to NordVPN. Alternatively, take Surfshark or ExpressVPN for a test run and see which you prefer.
  2. Find out which version of the VPN app you need, and download it for your device.
  3. Hook up to a server located in the UK from the list of available servers.
  4. Login or sign up for NowTV via the website or app. Watch everything you want!
  5. Getting an error? Clear your cookies and browser cache. Refresh the page and try again.

Hide My Ass and NowTV: FAQs

Will a VPN affect my streaming speeds?

When it comes to streaming, the short answer is yes – VPNs can affect streaming speeds. But that doesn’t mean it’s all bad news! In fact, a good VPN can help improve your streaming experience by reducing throttling from your internet service provider (ISP). As with any other source of Internet traffic, ISPs may choose to throttle streaming speeds if they detect that you’re streaming video. But since a VPN encrypts your connection, it hides this activity and can often result in faster streaming speeds.

How does NowTV block VPNs?

NowTV blocks VPNs using sophisticated algorithms to identify VPN traffic from regular traffic. For example, it will block the connection if it detects irregular activity, such as several users connecting from the same IP address. NowTV may also use a lookup to scan a database of known VPN IP addresses to block the connection. If this happens, switching to a different VPN server will change your IP address and should solve the problem.

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