After Netflix’s release of the Android app, of course it’s now possible to watch Netflix outside The USA on Android. In fact, there’s not a whole lot of difference from other methods of accessing the site from outside The US.
If you haven’t done this before, it’s pretty easy. Basically, Netflix can see your IP address – a string of numbers that identifies your computer and your local network’s physical location. If you’re in The US, they know. If you’re not, they know that too.
There’s a bit of software called a VPN, or virtual private network. It’s like a coded tunnel that provides a path from your current location, to a private network of servers located somewhere else. In this case, we want that private network to be in The US. This tunnel transports your online data, including Netflix movies.
So what this means that you can access the internet from anywhere in the world, but still have a US identity online. When you sign into this private network of servers, your IP address, or online ID is American. Because of the private nature of this software (it’s often called ‘anonymous surfing’ or ‘private IP address), Netflix doesn’t have the credentials, or the right to see your real identity. As a matter of fact, they don’t know you’re using a fake IP.
And this has a couple of advantages for you, no matter what country you’re in.
What I mean is that sure, Netflix has several South American and European versions. They are not as massively successful as The US version of Netflix because their libraries currently suck – or so I’ve heard. The relatively small size of these sites, and the actual content, means that people are still looking to get The US version. Yes, even Canadian’s still prefer The US version of Netflix.
The actual download is pretty fast, and setting up the VPN is not bad either. Though there are different phone models which use the Android operating system, access Netflix outside The USA on Android should be relatively straightforward.
In most cases, you’ll be able to use PPTP VPN, which is the fastest and cheapest style of VPN. Why would the fastest also be the cheapest? Well, lots of people use this same software for online privacy, so the more expensive versions (OpenVPN or L2TP) tend to be more heavily encrypted, which means more coding, more money, and slower speed. That’s to say you can’t use them, but very often there’s not a reason to.
In fact, Android phones and tablets were made to use PPTP and L2TP VPN. They come with ‘VPN clients’ for these styles of VPN connections, which means installation is super fast and pretty much self explanatory even for a relatively unskilled smartphone owner. Still, most VPN services are very a happy to help with explanation.
Which VPN Services Are Best For Netflix Outside The USA on Android?
‘m going to say that StrongVPN is going to be your best choice. The reason is that they offer a discount pack for PPTP VPN and US VPN servers for $55 per year. That’s pretty much the cheapest package out there. If you find cheaper, they may limit your monthly bandwidth, or not include VPN servers in The USA (which is necessary to access Netflix). There are monthly options as well, but they’re not going to be as cheap. Live support and the fact that they’re a well established VPN service also make them a great choice.
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12VPN is also a good choice because they offer a US IP address package for a great price ($79 per year). You get free switching between about ten different US locations. I’ve found that they have good connection speeds, and their customer service is top notch. Easy installation is major plus with this service. You may find that in some areas of the world, especially in The Middle East and Asia, that popular VPN sites are blocked. 12VPN offers a mirror site for these areas (see below).
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On a month by month basis, Hide My Ass is also a good choice. It’s $11.52 per month, which is pretty standard, but you should know that some VPN services charge $15 or $20 USD per month. They’ve got a pretty awesome server network that spans across 42 countries (and growing). That includes tons of US servers. You get a massive discount for signing up for a year, and pay just over $6 per month ($78/year). They also boast a 30-day guarantee of their service, so you can test Netflix outside the US on your Android for a whole month.
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