How to use Netflix with VPN
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How to use Netflix with VPN

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The catalog of films and series offered by Netflix varies from country to country. Thus, if you are looking for specific content that is unavailable in your region, it is possible to install a VPN, that is, a virtual private network connection, to simulate that you are connected from another country and be able to watch the desired movie or series.

  • How does a VPN work?

  • VPN options

  • VPN on the computer

  • VPN on mobile

  • Smart TV or console

How does a VPN work?

When enabling a VPN on your computer, what you are doing is hide your IP and thus, the servers and web pages accessed will see the IP address of the VPN service, not yours. Therefore, when installing a program or extension so that your browser allows you to hide the IP, you can define the country that you want to appear as your supposed connection place.

If you’re not sure what you’re looking to watch, but simply want access to a broader Netflix catalog, we recommend that you position your VPN on us United States , where you can get a wider range of series and films.

It is important to note that activating a VPN will not only help to change your geographic location, but also increase your browsing security for hiding your real IP.

VPN options

There are several options for installing a VPN on your computer, mobile phone or smart TV. Some are paid (and bring greater security) and others are free. Is very important to choose a reliable VPN, since this service can control your internet browsing. In any case, it is important to ensure that the selected VPN has servers available in the countries where you intend to connect. For example, in France, if you are interested in watching some content from the French catalog.

Below, we list some secure VPN options:

VPN Proxy Hotspot Shield is one of the best services of its kind, it is free and available for Windows and Mac, as well as in app format for Android phones and iPhones.

Another widely used VPN is CyberGhost which, although it is a paid service, offers six months of free trial and has a large number of servers in the United States.

Among the paid options, NordVPN stands out, among others, which is available for several devices. The company guarantees high security on the network and a higher browsing speed.

As you can see, VPNs can have multiple formats: mobile apps, software or browser extensions. This last option is one of the most recommended, especially for desktops, since you can use VPN in one browser to simulate being in one country and another browser to another country without having to change your geographic configuration.

VPN on the computer

If you plan to install a VPN on your computer, the first thing to do is choose the service of your choice, access the official website of the service and, generally, create an account with a user number and password, even in the case of free VPNs. Then, download the software, which, as already seen, could be a program or an extension attached to a specific browser.

If prompted, log in with your account details and then choose the server in the country from which you want to connect to the network. With everything ready, you will be able to access Netflix and connect from your fictional location and check all the offers in the new catalog.

If you choose to use an extension for Google Chrome, for example, the VPN will only work if you open Netflix with this browser. Installing VPN software will apply the settings configured for all browsers.

VPN on mobile

To place a VPN on your smartphone, start by downloading the service app. With the installation complete, open the app and select the desired geographic area . From that moment, when you open the Netflix app, the system will understand that you are connected from another country and offer the options available from that location.

Smart TV or console

If you are in the habit of accessing the Netflix platform through your smart TV or console, such as Xbox One or PS4, there is also the possibility of installing a VPN to expand the catalog, although the procedure is a little more complicated. Many of these devices are not compatible with the internal installation of external software to activate the VPN. So first check for compatibility and if so, go to the device’s app store to search for released VPN services.

There are smart TVs that allow this function and the application most often found on televisions is NordVPN, but there are others.

If your device does not allow the installation of a VPN program or app, a solution is share the Wi-Fi connection from another device, mobile or computer, which already has a VPN installed. Thus, when entering Netflix via TV or console, the system will detect the location defined in the VPN of the phone or PC as the location.

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