How to Watch Netflix With VPN Unlimited (Applicable to Any Other Streaming Service As Well)
Updated on July 13, 2021: From now on, traffic filtering, malware protection, and suspicious DNS activity blocking are available as a part of the separate DNS Firewall app.
If you’re a fan of streaming services, you may be aware that they usually offer different content pool to different locations. To illustrate, here is a comparison of the amount of TV shows and movies available on Netflix by some countries:
So essentially, you are paying full price for the very same streaming service, yet getting a different amount of content simply due to your geographical location. Doesn’t seem too fair, does it? Well, don’t rush to rebuke Netflix, Hulu or BBC iPlayer (the time and the reason for this will come further in the article). This happens because such services are bound to collaborate with organizations operating under decades-old business models.
You see, back in the days of TV viewing, one of the crucial sources of income for movie studios and TV networks was selling distribution rights. The fragmented nature of the market allowed them to sell a show or a movie repeatedly to separate networks throughout the world. So basically a film would only be available to watch in your country on the one channel that purchased exclusive rights to it.
Throughout the 20th century, this proved to be a convenient (and pretty much the only available) scheme of movie distribution. However, in the modern age of globalization and broadband, this model feels outdated at best. And yet, studios and networks keep forcing it on viewers and streaming services, basically trying to build artificial borders on the inherently boundless internet.
Break artificial borders with KeepSolid VPN Unlimited!
Naturally, people refused to follow these far-fetched rules. They quickly realized how to convert the limitations into opportunities. Movie junkies turned to VPN services for help. One of the main purposes of VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) is to route a user’s internet traffic via a VPN server, masking their real IP. For any external observer, such user looks like they are located elsewhere. Thus, by scrolling through available servers, you can easily browse all the content that Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, or any other streaming service has to offer. Seems like a neat solution, right?
But then came the Big Netflix VPN Block (other streamers hopped to it, too)
The problem came from a much unexpected direction. Netflix started blocking VPN users from accessing its services (no doubts, complying with their investors’ and partners’ demands). Now that’s the issue you won’t find on Netflix troubleshooting pages! But how do they do this?
Netflix detects VPN traffic using an array of tools. For one, they can recognize shared IP addresses – a clear hint that something is amiss with the connection. Next, Netflix recognizes VPN servers that it had banned previously, so an IP’s reputation history is important too. Finally, it is using IP2Proxy database to detect VPN services that are on the list.
How to use Netflix with VPN?
As you can see, it’s pretty unlikely for a VPN service to get around the Netflix VPN block unless it’s intended to trick Netflix in the first place. Well, not that we were bragging, but KeepSolid VPN Unlimited can absolutely bypass the VPN ban and help you access Netflix wherever you are! How, you may ask? It is actually a corporate secret, but we will reveal this just for you 😉
VPN Unlimited is quite an elaborated software, it offers a lot of features that others don’t. To name a few:
- Military-grade AES-256 encryption. For the record – it’s good enough that the US Government deemed it sufficient to secure classified information.
- A number of VPN protocols to choose from. This allows users to select the combination of protection and performance that suits their needs.
- A wide array of servers (over 400), including those that allow to bypass Netflix VPN block (as well as Hulu VPN blocks and BBC iPlayer VPN blocks)
How to troubleshoot Netflix ban using KeepSolid’s service?
Nothing’s easier than watching Netflix with VPN Unlimited! Here’s a quick guide:
- Download KeepSolid VPN Unlimited and launch it
- Log in with your KeepSolid ID (or register if you haven’t already)
- Choose a relevant server on the Streaming tab of the Servers screen
- Make sure that your IP address actually changed using services like WhatsMyIP
- Go to the website of the streaming service in question. You should see the version that corresponds the location of the chosen server
- Log in and enjoy your access to the best content that the service has to offer
Whoosh – now you can use Netflix with VPN. Wasn’t it easy? Share your thoughts and ask your questions in the comments. And don’t forget to subscribe to our blog for more awesome articles on internet security, privacy, and accessibility!