Mexico is so close to The US – actually, it’s one of only two neighbors. You’d think that with so many American’s in Mexico traveling or staying for a vacation, Netflix would allow the original, US version of Netflix in Mexico. However, they don’t. Though you can get the Latin American version, you have to be a bit tricky to get the English language Netflix to work in Mexico. Here’s how you do it.
There’s a bit of software called VPN. It’s used to change your IP address. This can be good for privacy on the internet, and also for security while you sign into the internet on unsecured networks. That’s another story though.
The advantage here is that you can use this software to change your IP and access US-Only sites. This also works for other countries. For example, you can use it to access Mexico-Only sites while in The US. Some sites are restricted based on IP address, so changing your IP with a VPN allows you access.
The software (VPN) can be used for a bunch of other stuff but for now, we’ll see how it can help us access the US (English Language) version of Netflix in Mexico.
Basically, you choose a VPN service. I’ll recommend some below. You install a bit of software on your iPhone, Android, or laptop/desktop. You can’t install it on your Apple TV or other type of streaming TV, but there’s a way to get Netflix outside The USA on Apple TV (click the link).
One the VPN is installed, you simply connect to a VPN server in The USA. Any location will do, but LA or someone on the southern border will work best because the VPN server location is close to Mexico. San Jose and San Francisco or Fremont are also other popular locations. Some may offer Las Vegas which is also good. Others will work, but they may not be as fast.
The you just connect to the Netflix site as usual. If you already have a Netflix account, then you’re good to go. If you need to sign up, you’ll need a credit card or PayPal account and you have to type in a fake zip code. Don’t worry, this won’t affect your account in any way as long as you don’t try to send DVD’s to a fake address. That’s it, you can now stream The US version of Netflix in Mexico.
Recommended VPN services
The number one service to recommend is Hide My Ass. Though customer service is only so-so, they have a super cheap, well rated VPN service, with thousands of IPs in The USA. Their VPN network is huge, and you can even use VPN servers from other countries to get UK, European, or even South American and Asian internet access. Options for 1 month of access to US VPN servers are available.
—–> Go To HMA
12VPN is also a very good service. They have awesome customer service and a wider device support that HMA. With their US-Only package you’ll be able to choose from several US cities. Their VPN is also very inexpensive, but they only have the choice for 1 year subscriptions.
—–> Go To 12VPN
StrongVPN is the cheapest service here, at $55 per year. You’ve got to sign up for 1 year for that price, but they do offer 3 month packages or 6 month which are a bit more expensive. They’ve got mega-fast VPN servers and are well liked/trusted in the VPN community. They also offer live support which is very convenient if you run into technical problems.
——> Go To StrongVPN