Netflix is online database of movies and TV shows which allows it viewer to watch more than 20,000 movies and TV shows/ videos on their laptops, iPhones, iPads Xbox’s PS3s, Apple TVs, and more.
It is the largest online host which gives it viewers the liberty of streaming high quality videos of their favorite movies and TV shows whenever, and wherever they want. It’s high speed servers allow viewers to watch high quality videos with awesome sound quality, making it cheaper and more convenient that conventional methods like renting a movie or buying a DVD online.
Are You outside USA?
Netflix provides its online video streaming services within the USA. No one (with the exception of Canadians, with Netflix – Canada) is permitted to access Netflix overseas. If you are an American and you have a Netflix account in USA but you have relocated to a country overseas, even then you too can’t use Netflix overseas. Any viewer accessing Netflix servers from outside the USA is immediately identified because by the IP address of the computer, phone, TV, or gaming console you’re using to access the internet.
Earlier, it was possible to use free proxy websites to hide your IP address, but these proxy IP addresses have been identified and blocked by Netflix. Proxies in general are easily detected, so don’t trust any proxy that says it can access Netflix. Nowadays, people are using VPNs get access to Netflix overseas.
What do VPNs do?
A VPN is a Virtual Private Network. It works as a middle agent between your internet device and Netflix and makes Netflix believe that it is being access from inside USA. Because the VPN replaces your non-US IP address with an American IP, Netflix think you’re in The US. While acting as the “go-between” for you and Netflix is very similar to proxies, added layers of encryption and an entirely different structure to virtual private networks makes it hard to detect them. Using a VPN to access Netflix overseas is completely possible.
Getting a VPN is very easy. There are many VPN services available online, and as long as you find a VPN that has its servers located in the USA, you’re set to go. There are many VPN protocols available. My general suggest is to use L2TP VPN for smart phones like iPhone or Android, and SSL/OpenVPN for Mac, Windows, or Linux OS. There are various price plans for each type of VPN, with PPTP generally being cheaper that the other two. Lengths of contract will vary. You can get monthly subscription deals from VPN service providers, but it’s usually cheaper to order an entire year of service. This can save you anywhere from $2-$5 USD a month
After installing a small application on your device you may enter the account information provided by the VPN service provider and start streaming your favorite movies and TV shows from Netflix. It doesn’t matter if you’re in China or Mexico. As for VPN services, I’ve tried quite a few over the years. I’ve narrowed the list down to three, which I think are best for streaming Netflix overseas..
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.