About a week ago I wrote an article about how slow streaming was on Netflix if you get bad internet on your travels. Well, this is going to tell you just the opposite.
Actually, I was able to get super fast streaming from Netflix, even in a Hostel, which was really surprising.
Still in the Philippines, I prepared to end my vacation in Manila, and stay at your run-of-the-mill hostel. Not a fancy hotel, not a cheap bug-infested-dirty-sheet hole in the wall. Just somewhere in the middle. Hostels usually have better wifi than hotels in my experience.
The point is that I was very surprised at how fast the streaming was. Even with my VPN (OpenVPN) I was able to stream Netflix with zero buffering time. I wasn’t even able to achieve speeds that fast connected to an Ethernet cable back in China. Here, even with other people on the Wifi, doing who knows, I could stream movies and TV on Netflix without a problem.
So, if you’re going to get Netflix outside the USA, the reliability and speed of your connection to the Netflix site is going to depend more on your actual connection to the internet than on the type of VPN you use, or your actual country location.
Still, it’s worth noting that if you have a chance to use PPTP instead of OpenVPN, this will probably increase your chances of getting a decent streaming speed. PPTP will work for Android, iOS, Mac, Linux, and Windows.
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