How To Get Access To Netflix Through VPN
You have some free time on your hands and you are ready to turn on the TV and unwind.
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While thinking about what you would like to watch, you remember that one show that you would really, really like to see. There’s only one problem, though. It’s restricted on Netflix in your area. If you had a genie ready to grant you three wishes, I bet that you would, at that very moment, use one wish on un-restricting the content.
It might also happen that you live in one of the few countries in which Netflix isn’t available at all. You can spend your time looking for some additional info about that and trying to figure out whether the content you want to watch will ever become available, or you can do something more constructive. Instead of lamenting your faith, you should try to change it.
Believe it or not, there is definitely a way to change your faith when Netflix is in question. What if I told you that you could watch anything you want no matter where you are based? Would you believe me, or would you think that I am trying to pull a cruel prank on you? I wouldn’t do such a thing, since I understand the frustration of not being able to watch the show you want.
That means that what I’m telling you is completely true. You can, in fact, change the faith of not being able to access certain content, or Netflix in general. The best part is, this doesn’t depend on whether you are lucky enough or not. It depends on you and you alone. That’s the beauty of it.
Have you heard about VPNs, or virtual private networks? If not, you definitely should find out more about those, since a VPN is the solution to all your troubles. You don’t have to be a computer wizard to make Netflix “happen” in your home. A good VPN is all it takes. Of course, you’ll need some basic knowledge in order to do everything right.
If you have never had experience with things like these before, then it can all get a little bit confusing. There is always a way to learn how to do things properly and that’s exactly what we are going to achieve with this article. I’ll try to help you understand what a VPN actually is and tell you what you should do in order to get access to Netflix through this amazing service. Let’s get started.
In the most basic sense, a virtual private network provides you with a safe connection and it is usually over certain networks that might not be that secure, such as public internet. The idea is to connect to a server without having anyone interfere in that connection. It is said to protect you from hackers and any third parties and prying eyes. Basically, you and the server you connect to are the only two parties to whom that connection is visible.
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There are a lot of different types of VPNs, but all of them work on the same principle. A point-to-point connection is created and it cannot be accessed by any unauthorized users. Think of it as of an empty tunnel between you and the server. When you visualize it like this, everything becomes much clearer, doesn’t it? I suppose you now understand how this works, but you are probably not sure how Netflix comes into play.
Let me now get to that part. When you connect to a VPN, you are given the opportunity to hide your IP address, as well as other settings that may reveal your location. What does that mean when watching your favorite TV shows is in question, though? The answer is pretty obvious, but I’ll give you a little, helpful hint.
Where is Netflix completely unrestricted? The answer is – in the United States of America. Does that mean that you won’t be able to watch the restricted content unless you move to the USA? Definitely not. By using a VPN, you can change your location and make it appear as if you were in the USA while you are, in fact, sitting in a room far, far away from this country.
Now, I’ve used the USA as an example, but you can also change the location to any other place. That depends on what it is that you need to do and watch. The point is, if you don’t have Netflix in your country, or if the content you want to watch isn’t available in your country, it will definitely be available in another place. All you have to do is pretend that you are somewhere else and a VPN allows you to do that.
I suppose that you are now rather excited and you want to start watching something immediately. You’ll need, however, to wait for just a little while longer. Before you start using these services, you need to learn how to use them exactly. You’ll find the process explained below and if you follow those steps, you’ll finally be able to watch Netflix from anywhere in the world.
Find The Right Provider
It all starts with the right VPN provider. When you start searching for providers, you’ll see that there are more than you could have imagined. Not all of them, though, are suitable for what you need, which means that you’ll need to do some research. This type of research is necessary because, for example, you might find that PIA rarely works with Netflix but it’s good for certain other things, and you might find some other VPNs are perfect for Netflix. You get the drill.
The trick is to do enough research to be able to find the perfect provider. You need someone who will offer a safe and secure connection, you want the speed to be perfect and you want everything to run smoothly without actually having to pay a small fortune for it. VPNs cost some money, you know? The best way to do this research is to find some VPN review sites and guides online and get the info you need.
Install The Right App For Your Device
Once you have chosen the perfect provider, it’s time to download the app that’s compatible for your device. Remember, these are usually different for mobile phones, computers and other types of devices. Be careful to download the correct version of the app and you’ll practically be half way there. As you can see, things really aren’t that complicated.
Connect To The Right Server
After you have done everything explained above the correct way, there’s only one last step left. You need to think about which country’s Netflix library you want to access. Once you have decided that, you should find a server from that country on your VPN and connect to it. It’s only logical that the server country and the country of the library you want to access need to match. After having successfully connected to the server, all you need to do is open Netflix and start watching the show that you have in mind.