Amazon Prime video demands that I turn off my VPN before accessing their videos. How do they know I’m using one?

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Amazon Prime video demands that I turn off my VPN before accessing their videos. How do they know I’m using one?

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Not completely sure, but I believe you can use the IP address to look up the host name. Once you get that you’ll usually be able to determine if it belongs to a VPN provider

They know that the requests are coming from an IP address that belongs to a VPN provider. It’s not exactly a secret which companies own which IP addresses, there are registries that record this, and in many cases the VPN providers openly publish their list of server IP addresses. Even for those that don’t it’s relatively straightforward, after all the VPN’s own customers need to know the IP address of the VPN servers so that they can connect to them. If the customers are easily able to obtain as a requirement of the service function, so can anyone else like Amazon.