iPhone and iPads have a great application to get Netflix Instant. This application allows the users of IPhones and IPads to do video streaming from Netflix and watch their favorite movies and TV shows.
Users of iPhones and iPads can download this application and enjoy video streaming from Netflix Instant. This application is useful inside the USA only because, Netflix doesn’t allow video streaming of its movies and TV shows outside the USA.
So, when you leave The USA for work, travel, or to live there, the Netflix application on iPhone and iPad get blocked. It may be impossible to get the same quality and selection available for instant streaming where you’re going, so is there a way to watch Netflix outside The USA on iPhone and iPad?
Yes, there is a solution. This is a problem being faced by many users of iPhones and iPads, and solutions slowly make their way to blogs. In the past, to access their Netflix outside the USA on IPhone and IPad many people were using Hotspot Shield – a web based proxy. Now blocked, there is still a reliable way to stream movies and TV shows on from Netflix outside the USA on IPhone and IPad. It’s called a virtual private network.
What is a VPN?
Netflix blocks users based on their IP address. When you use a VPN, your identity (your IP address) is hidden and Netflix servers are tricked into thinking that the user is accessing Netflix from inside the USA. The Netflix site will then allow you to get access to their database of movies and TV shows.
How to setup VPN
This is pretty easy. Once you choose a service, they’ll provide you with instructions. Each VPN service has different setup procedures. Some are as easy as a few clicks here and there, while some require that you download and unzip/create files to help the VPN function properly. Most of the time, as long as you can follow instructions properly, you won’t have an issue. In particular, using iPhone and iPad is very simple because they’ll use the PPTP or L2TP VPN protocol. Both are acceptable, and will allow you to stream Netflix outside The US. In general, PPTP may be faster, but L2TP is more secure. Which one you get will depend if you need added security features (L2TP) -ie, you share a network with someone – or are looking for a fast, simple solution (PPTP)
It is very easy to set up a VPN connection to watch Netflix outside the USA on IPhone and IPad. Just go to the Settings and choose ‘General’, then ‘Network’ and then ‘VPN’. Just enter your VPN account info there, which will be provided by VPN service provider. It will probably include a network name, username, password, and secret. Now your IPhone and IPad are ready to show you your favorite movies and TV shows.
12VPN is great for beginners. There’s a money back guarantee, and a US IP Only version, which is exactly what Netflix account holders need to access Netflix overseas. There’s no work at all involved in installation, and the support team is very patient and friendly. They’ve got a clear price plan, $79 USD for over 10 locations in America. $119 for different server locations around the world. (including The US).
Another VPN service I recommend is Hide My Ass. They’ve got tons of cool anonymous surfing tools like anonymous email, and a free anonymous web based proxy. Their VPN service included everything you need in one package – IP addresses from around the world (including The USA of course), PPTP, L2TP, and SSL/OpenVPN, and well as frequent IP address updates to tell you which IP addresses have expired and where new servers are located.
StrongVPN is also a great VPN service to choose. They’ve got packages based on your country of location and type of device you’re using, so they can hone in on your specific needs. They’ve got live support, and more servers and IP addresses of any VPN service out there. After all this, they’re not lying about having a reliable, fast VPN. It’ll cost you a bit more, but it’s worth the extra cash if you’ve got it, especially when the question of streaming video and waiting for buffering.