How To Watch Netflix Anywhere And Get Full Access To The 5000 TV Shows & Movies You’ve Been Missing Out

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** Updated: 4th October 2016: Our method still works to unblock US Netflix: 

Summary: To access Netflix you need to unblock Netflix’s geo-blocking mechanisms by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Using a VPN changes your IP Address (the address of your computer) and makes Netflix think you’re in the USA rather than out of the country or in a different location and can get access to the full content library.

The best VPN, and what we recommend to unblock US Netflix is ExpressVPN. It’s the simplest, fastest for streaming Netflix and allows you to unblock Netflix from anywhere.

If you want the best VPN for Netflix, get ExpressVPN.



Why you need a VPN for Netflix ?

Unfortunately if you want to get the full experience of Netflix and access all 7000 shows and movies you can only do that if you live in the USA. If you live outside the USA, you need a VPN to make Netflix think you are in the USA by using a VPN to change your IP address.

For example a recent report by the website UnblockUs shows that people with US Netflix have access to around 7000 movie and TV titles, while for example Australia has access to 1900.


So, Why is this ?

Hollywood and other TV and movie creators have old outdated content copyright laws that only allow TV and movies to be shown in the country they are created. And then if another country wants to show that content they have to pay huge amounts of money to buy those content rights from the original creator.

THIS is why a VPN is so great. It allows you to get past those restrictions and route your internet connection to a different country to access that countries content. E.g. if you are in Sydney, Australia, you turn your VPN on, select a location in Los Angeles, USA and then start watching all of the US shows that you couldn’t get access too in Sydney.


Thus you can pick and choose which country you want to watch the content library off. Pretty neat!!

Is Netflix still restricted anywhere?

At this time Netflix’s is still restricted in China, North Korea, Syria and Crimea. You however can use a VPN in the same fashion to access Netflix. You just need to have an account that is not registered in any of those countries.

Can you explain more about the Netflix Block Update?

Netflix announced they would try and start to block proxies and VPN’s. It is our opinion that this is just a ploy to keep Hollywood and the people that make the TV and movies happy.  There is a lot of media like this article here, here and here that talks in more detail about the topic and the fact that it is impossible for Netflix to block all VPN users.

Netflix’s Chief Product officer even said this “Since the goal of the proxy guys is to hide the source, it’s not obvious how to stop VPN Users” “It’s likely to always be a cat-and-mouse game.”


Here at Secure Thoughts we have a few theories. A Large portion Netflix users use a VPN to access their content. Netflix is a corporation that is publicly listed and has shareholders. I’m sure if they decided to say to 20% of their user base you can’t pay for our service anymore their shareholders would “NOT” be happy. I think it is a balancing act for them. Appeasing Hollywood and keeping their shareholders happy and I think the shareholders and the growth of the company gets priority over old outdated content laws.

Netflix everywhere update 6th January 2016: It’s official. Netflix is now available all around the world! However just because you can setup an account doesn’t mean that you can access the best shows and movies which all come from the USA. That is why you still need a VPN to get a USA IP address to be able to get the full USA library. Case in point there is 6,995 shows in the USA, only 4,362 in Canada, 2,475 in Australia and 1425 in Italy. That’s a big difference.

Netflix block update 14th January 2016: Netflix announced they will make a concerted effort to block users of VPN’s and proxies accessing their content. We have seen some instances where Netflix has started to block users, however even Netflix says “it’s not obvious how they can block VPN’s on a large scale” and when one solution starts to work there will be a new work-around to that block as we have been seeing that in the long run it will not likely succeed and its a war they can’t win. So far a large scale block hasn’t been working and we believe this will continue. We are following this closely and are updating this article every time there is a new development.

So far our recommended solution ExpressVPN has been relatively unfazed. There have a few instances where customers have been detected however by contacting ExpressVPN support they seem to have solved the problem. They also provide a 30 day money back policy if for whatever reason your IP address get’s blocked and there is no workaround.


3 Best VPN Services to get US Anywhere 

Get the best and forget the rest. Here are our top 3 VPN providers to get US Netflix and unlock all 7,000 titles to watch right now!

 #1 ExpressVPN (9.6/10 – The best VPN for watching Netflix)

ExpressVPN is by far and away, the best VPN service to Unblock US Netflix and get the US library. We have been recommending it for the last 3 years and we have had no problems with it nor have the people that we recommend it too.

They have a great server network in the US with multiple servers on both the east and the west coast. Here is a map of their server locations. Wherever you are in the world you just pick on of these locations when you turn on Express VPN and that will then give you full access to the 7000 titles that Netflix has.


Pro’s: As soon as the signup was complete, I got my login details, downloaded and setup the software, and because their program is so simple to use, I was logged into Netflix in less than 10 minutes.

But what I love more than the easy setup is the customer service. The one time I forgot my email address and couldn’t log in, their support staff responded to my ticket in less than 11 minutes. That’s pretty good!

Along with the easy use and the great support, you get everything else you’d want from your VPN:

  • Over 43,000 IP addresses to choose from meaning that you don’t have to share and won’t be slowed down
  • Incredibly affordable ($8.32 a month for a 12 month package)
  • Top rated security

And most importantly, no issues connecting to or watching my favourite shows on Netflix.

Con’s: Nothing really to report.

Summary: If you’re outside the US and still want to enjoy your favourite shows and movies and unblock Netflix, do yourself a favour and get Express VPN. It’s will allow you to circumvent the geo-blocking restrictions that Netflix has so you can watch any show you like.

To Unblock US Netflix and start watching it now get: Express VPN

#2 Buffered VPN (7.5/10 – Use them if ExpressVPN isn’t available)

If you’re in a place where you can’t access an Express VPN server to Unblock Netflix, give Buffered a look. While they don’t quite have all of the perks, you still get a pretty good deal for the money.

Pro’s: Buffered has a very fast connection. Though the speed may not be quite as good as your connection with Express VPN, it’s still plenty fast enough to make it suitable for streaming services.

If you’re worried about protecting your privacy,Buffered has great security, with 256-bit encryption that comes standard with all of their service plans.

If you’re new to VPN software, and a little intimidated by the concept,Buffered is great because it’s easy to install and use, no matter what your experience level.

Con’s:  The main differences you’ll notice between Express VPN andBuffered is with their customer service. ThoughBuffered offers the same 24/7 service through their live chat feature or by e-mailed support ticket, you’ll probably experience longer wait times

They do offer a money back guarantee for purchasing power, but there is no referral program with this company.

Summary: Buffered VPN is a good option if you can’t access Express VPN, but for a faster connection and better customer service, go with Express VPN if you want to unblock Netflix overseas.

#3 HideMYAss (5.3/10 – Not recommended)

I was pretty excited to give HideMyAss a try-the features listed on their website sounded top notch, and I was hoping their connection would be as fast and reliable as they said. However, it just didn’t compare to Express VPN – very disappointing for unblocking netflix.

Pros:  One thing HideMyAss really touts is their speed, and I was looking forward to seeing just what it could do. However, it definitely isn’t the fastest connection on the market. It was fast, but unreliable, cutting in and out at times, forcing me to restart TV shows and movies I was in the middle of watching.

HideMyAss is a really great option if you’re having a hard time connecting to an Express VPN server, because they have servers in 151 countries all over the world – a truly massive network.

Cons: That being said, there were some fundamental problems with HideMyAss’s service.

Firstly, software installation and set-up is pretty complicated, making HideMyAss a poor choice for people who are new to the concept of VPNs. Set up is overly complex and unintuitive.

One big downside to HideMyAss is their poor customer service. Though they claim to have support staff available 24/7, wait times are often excessive. You can reach them through live chat, phone, or e-mail, but service often takes a long time to respond, and can be pretty abrupt and unhelpful.

Their connection is fast, but spotty, often going in and out at the most in opportune moments. If you plan to use your VPN to access Netflix, make sure you stick with one with a more reliable connection.

Summary:  HideMyAss covers the bases in terms of features and security, but their connection is notoriously unreliable, and their customer service is slow and ineffective. For the best experience and value, and the smoothest Netflix streaming, sign up with a more reliable VPN like Express VPN.

Watch Netflix anywhere in the world without a worry

If you’re looking for full access to the Netflix library from anywhere in the world, Express VPN currently appears to be the way to go. The pricing is solid, it’s easy to use, and it does not seem to be vulnerable to Netflix blocking attempts.

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    November 28, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Hey Brooke – yes, we recommend Express VPN for Hulu as well.
    You can check out our review here:
    Thanks for your question!

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      August 29, 2016 at 12:33 am

      Living in Western Europe, my experience recently of ExpressVPN support is disappointing as they don’t provide 24 hour support.. .. Breaks, meetings etc.. means that the chat is not available and email will take “a few hours to respond”

      • Reply
        Lyndon Seitz
        September 3, 2016 at 2:27 pm

        Dear Ben,

        That’s unfortunate to hear. Thanks for the information.


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    December 11, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Great post, it helped me alot
    I have been using HMA and purevpn for netflix streaming out of US!
    Gotta share this post

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    January 7, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I´m going with HMA for 1,5 year with no problem so far. Needed service once and they were really good.

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    January 18, 2016 at 1:12 am

    The HMA-score is not representative of the actual service they offer.

    Losing 4.4 points out of 10 simply on installation instructions and subjective connectivity tests is beyond my comprehension and shows a lack of objective journalism.

    I have been using HMA for over 2years now with no issues whatsoever. The connectivity is great and the configuration is very smooth and easy.

    If you’re not able to use HMA you probably are not tech-savvy enough to really understand how to properly set up a VPN at all. Which implies you would need someone else to do it for you in the first place.

    Very bad article as nothing was explained about configuring a correct DNS server etc etc

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      February 27, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      I’ve been using HMAPro for 2 years. As of this week, it no longer works. I tried expressVPN, and it works just fine. So the rating is fair IMO.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      February 1, 2016 at 7:43 am

      Hi Anonymous,

      The ease of use of a VPN has been a big feedback point from our users. Remeber the average person that uses a VPN is super technical hence why we made that recommendation. HMA does have a good server network, their support has reduced as they were recently purchased by a large corporate company that I think has slashed their customer service department. However thanks for the feedback. Other people can read this and make their decision based off the review and comments.

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    January 22, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    I wanted to comment, because I’m currently living in a country where everyone needs a vpn in order to access any decent content. From the experiences of about 20 users, over the past 3 years, I would rank HMA as #1 PureVPN as #2 and ExpressVPN as #3

    No one here has any experience with IPvanish.

    Lastly, I agree that HMA is more difficult to use, but if you absolutely require a connection, it has proven to be the most reliable.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      February 1, 2016 at 7:38 am

      Thanks for the feedback Carson. I do know that HMA was bought by a very large corporate company and aren’t very responsive these days. I agree with you about HMA and express. We have had some poor feedback on PureVPN however I know they have been working very hard to upgrade their infrastructure.

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    January 24, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    I’ve just purchased a monthly subscription of ExpressVPN and Hide My Ass after I could not access Netflix with my PIA subscription which I have now cancelled.

    ExpressVPN had major connection issues and I could not even browse. Tried it on a Mac, Android, iOS and Windows devices.

    Logged onto HMA next, connected seamlessly but unfortunately both VPN services I tried were unable to access Netflix. Guess the article needs a second edit.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      February 1, 2016 at 7:35 am

      Hi Omar,

      We have talked to ExpressVPN directly about this. Can you please contact their support – and talked to the DEV team directly about this. They have developed a workaround for this and should be able to help you out.

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    January 29, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I tried many VPNs but Netflix has gone smarter… I receive an error message telling me to turn off any unblocker or VPN software before proceeding.

    I need access to the 7000 library – but how?

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      February 1, 2016 at 7:17 am

      Hi Hammad,

      Which unblocker are you currently using ?

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    January 29, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I have been using Astrill VPN, for more than a year, and couple of days ago, Netflix blocked me the connection through the vpn. It seems that rhymed are strengthening their limitations due to this going global presence yet not all content per country…

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      February 1, 2016 at 7:16 am

      Serge that is a shame. Have you tried Express VPN ? As of this comment they have been working with our tests so far.

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    January 30, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Hi! Any updates on this topic? When I follow your suggestions and try to connect using Express VPN I get the following message: “Whoops, something went wrong…

    Streaming Error

    You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy. Please turn off any of these services and try again. For more help, visit”

    Seems the workaround does not work anymore. Any hints?

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      February 2, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Expressvpn is also no longer working for me as of today.
      Just as RH mentioned before me.

      • Reply
        Lyndon Seitz
        February 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm

        Hi Neom,

        Where are you accessing Netflix from ?

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      February 1, 2016 at 7:34 am

      Hi RH,

      We have talked to ExpressVPN directly about this. Can you please contact their support – and talked to the DEV team directly about this. They have developed a workaround for this and should be able to help you out. We will update this post with any new developments.

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    February 2, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    I am in one of European countries that recently got access to Netflix, but with limited choice. Thus, using VPN is a must. Can I actually sign on for Netflix as US user before using VPN, or after? I do not have US credit card. Please describe the process.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      February 4, 2016 at 7:33 am

      Mike you signup from where you live. Install a VPN and then change your IP address to the USA. Because your IP is in the US you get the US library. That is how it works.

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    February 3, 2016 at 10:15 am


    Belgium. I have used expressvpn succesfully, connecting to US server, until a few days ago.

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    February 5, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Is expressvpn still working? Currently using IPVanish and Netflix now gives a proxy server error.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      February 5, 2016 at 11:49 am

      Hi Michaela,

      Yes it still is working for most users. Some users are having trouble depending on their location. We have found that contacting support directly if that happens solves the problems. Let us know if there is any problems.

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    February 7, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    I tried Express VPN for a few days while in the Philippines and connecting to several of their West Coast choices. All of them dropped my download speed from 20 to 25 Mbps to 2 to 5 Mbps. Totally unusable for Netflix.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      February 8, 2016 at 4:56 am


      You will find this with every VPN that you purchase. That is how the mechanics of a VPN works. Your traffic is routed through another server in another location and because of this there is some lag as it passes through that new connection. There is not really much you can do about this unfortunately no matter what service you are using.

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    February 13, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Just want to check if express vpn is working if my location is in Indonesia. For the past month I’ve been using IP vanish and it worked just fine until 2 days ago I got the message from netflix saying that they detected me using unblocker/proxy. Then I tried to use private internet access(PIA), but still can not connect to US netflix. FYI, my local isp has blocked netflix when it was launched in indonesia a month ago. Now I can’t even watch local netflix content.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      February 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Sofian, Yes it should work in Indonesia. And a VPN will actually allow you to bypass the ISP block for Netflix. Check this article out for more in-depth on the topic.

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    February 19, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Tried express and ip vanish today, both are blocked by Netflix from the UK. HMA requires upfront payment, can anyone confirm if it’s being blocked by Netflix before I sign up?

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      February 23, 2016 at 6:48 am


      Have you contract ExpressVPN support about this ?

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    March 7, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Our location is Spain and we have been using Netflix through a VPN since many years ago every single day successfully!! Now it became a huge problem and even if we try different tunnels and different and VPNs companies it is becoming a problem to watch Netflix and it has not been working lately. we have just bought Express VPN and it seems that it doesn’t work. today we are going to contact the support of the express VPN but if you have any comments or news about this, we will appreciate it.

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      March 21, 2016 at 3:29 am

      Hi Maria,

      Are you able to make Netflix work via Express VPN?

      I am in the Philippines and are currently using HMA to no avail. I heard that subscribing to a VPN with a dedicated or static IP also works. How true is this?

      I hope we all get around this.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      March 10, 2016 at 4:56 pm


      Please contact support and let us know if you have any problems. It seems that after you contact support they should be able to help

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        April 6, 2016 at 4:57 am

        So, you obviously work for Express VPN, which is fine but I feel like you should be more upfront about it since you’re pushing the product so hard in what appears to have been an attempt at an unbiased review of all the VPNs out there. Regardless, since you do, I’ll just tell you that I’ve been blocked, blocked, blocked on Netflix by every location I try to use from the American branch. Tell the ExpressVPN people they need new servers. And, yes, I’ve already sent them a message to ask, but since it was from the mobile app and with no question beyond whether or not they’re upgrading their service at some point, I’m not holding my breath.

        • Lyndon Seitz
          April 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

          Hi A, No we don’t work for Express VPN we are an independently owned company. We do have a disclaimer on every page that we do receive compensation from some providers we recommend.

          I appreciate how frustrating it is that Netflix is being blocked, a lot of the team here at SecureThoughts live outside the USA and love our Netflix as well. We have been in direct contact with the ExpressVPN support department and they are working around the clock to make sure all server locations are online. The only advice I can give is to try one of the other providers on the list if ExpressVPN does not work and see if you can open a channel on one of their server locations.

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    Sean MacMahon
    March 10, 2016 at 7:59 am

    hey guys,

    I need to get access to german Netflix but the VPN unblock-us can not help any more – can you help me or do you guys only help for the US ?

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      March 10, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      Have you tried Express VPN? So far it is still working.

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    March 22, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    I have been using Smart DNS Proxy in Spain for a while. I can still get TV Series to run which I’ve accessed before but if I click on most other programmes I get the message that my unblocker has been detected. May try contacting Smart DNS for a solution.

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    March 23, 2016 at 12:29 am

    I use unblockus . It seems that Netflix has discovered that and i can’t open movies on PC or Apple tv – but i can on iPhone

    Whoops, something went wrong…

    Proxy Detected

    You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy. Please turn off any of these services and try again. For more help, visit

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    March 25, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Hey is it possible to find any way of unblocking netflix?
    – I been using Hola but it stopped working today.

    and I ‘ve been trying to do a research on other waays but those ways have payments.

    Anyone know something?

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    April 5, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Yes you can actually access Netflix with EXpressvpn, unfortunately their servers are so slow!!

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      April 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Great to hear Giuseppe!

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    April 8, 2016 at 8:03 am

    I use for geo unblocking and netflix too.

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    April 14, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I contacted express Vpn and was advised to use Denver server. Works!
    By the way the response came back from them withn minutes.
    Trust this helps.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      April 14, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Great to hear Hermed

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    April 18, 2016 at 5:16 am

    Hey guys:

    Will it work if i setup my own VPN server? only one user will be connected to the VPN..if anyone has setup that kind of solution please, let me know..

    Thanks everyone in advance..

    • Reply'
      April 18, 2016 at 5:58 am

      Hi Ross,

      If you have the technical capability to do that then yes. However for the time and cost if would take for you to setup your own a VPN solution seems like the better way to go.

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    April 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Netflix is detecting Geological location and allow users to access limited content. Earlier it was possible to access through VPN and browse all libraries. But now Netflix start blocking VPNs and it becomes it difficult to access all contents. I have tried different VPNs and most of them work for 2-3 days. Currently, I am using “HIDE-MY-IP” VPN and . Its unique “DNS Protection” makes it possible to masks users’ real IP that cannot be detected by Netflix bots. It has been working perfectly for more than 20 days.

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    April 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I have ExpressVPN, I live in US, but I want to access Brazilian Netflix content.
    But is not working… the same message that I am using an unblocker, so cannot access Netflix.
    Any suggestions?

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      April 25, 2016 at 9:03 am


      Just to confirm, when you switch to a Brazilian IP you get the blocked message ?

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    May 2, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Purevpn are useless for Netflix. Whenever I log on using my Purevpn account I get the bare minimum catalog from Netflix. Looks like their IP addresses have been flagged somewhere.

    Purevpn have also just decided to introduce a new security measure by disabling my account, 5 months into a 12 month contract. Sounds like they have big issues at the moment, I would stay away from them.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      May 2, 2016 at 9:01 am

      Hi Rob,

      I’m sorry to hear this. We have not heard good things about this supplier, they are trying to undercut the market and when you do that you undermine the quality. I don’t feel that this supplier is going to be around in the long run and we don’t recommend them.

  28. Reply'
    May 4, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Just purchased ExpressVPN, I wasn’t able to use Netflix’s. Very disappointing.

    Any thoughts?

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      May 9, 2016 at 8:54 am


      Have you contacted customer support to see what is wrong? They generally have the right server you should be connecting too that will make it work.

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    May 8, 2016 at 3:54 am

    I’m using ExpressVPN. After a few mins of watching, Netflix pops up and says that I’m using a proxy and they stop the show. Very annoying. So I’m stuck with CBS.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      May 9, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Stan, have you tried contacting customer service and see what they can do about the issue ?

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    t wang
    May 13, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    try to use some free app vpn like MADDOG vpn to access netflix

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    May 31, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Using a VPN is also useful for Netflix if you live in the US. I discovered this accidentally. With the VPN turned on, suddenly I have access to a number of movies and TV shows that I cannot access when the VPN is off (e.g. All 3 Hunger Games, Orphan Black, etc.) Are there regional or state by state differences for what’s available on Netflix within the US? It also reverts the Netflix interface/website back to the older version (i.e. 5 star rating rather than thumbs up). I don’t know why this is but it’s great.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      May 31, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Great to hear!

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    John McCraine
    June 5, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I tried Express VPN and Netflix would not stream with it…. bogus article, or maybe really out of date

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      June 6, 2016 at 8:46 am

      Hey John,

      The last time we checked with ExpressVPN it worked for us. We’ll double check again and see if we need to update this post.

      Thanks for the info!


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    June 6, 2016 at 8:29 am

    I have been using Hola for years. Unfortunately, I am not able to use it anymore. Getting proxy error. Any advice?

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      June 6, 2016 at 8:53 am

      Hey there,

      So it could very well be that Hola is not adapting to new technologies on the market or that it has not adjusted its own product to counteract other changes.I’m afraid I would need to know more about your situation in order to confidently give you advice.

      Do you think think you tell us more about the situation? What are you trying to use Hola for and what are the settings you are trying to use?

      Otherwise, you might want to try using a different product at this point. We have own our general recommendations here:

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    June 9, 2016 at 5:11 am

    It doesn’t work. Thanx, just burned away 12$ for nothing.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      June 13, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Hey AIS,

      What did you encounter? When we last tested it this method still works. Have you contacted customer support? Things are changing daily and the situation is fluid, so please let us know if there’s anything we can do.


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    Rod Gray
    June 10, 2016 at 9:10 am

    NordVPN was working up until last night June 10th 2016. Today they tell me to use Canada servers, or several others. But I tried that and although it was super fast, the TV Show I am in the middle of is not available. Even though its in My List, it is not populating itself into the UI. So I tried using my TAB S (not connected to a VPN) and casting it to the SHIELD TV (connected to the canada VPN), and it says “We are having troubles playing this title, please try playing something else”. LOL, now disconecting from the VPN, it still tells me they are having troubles. I hate Netflix and their terrible service to their customers.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      June 13, 2016 at 11:41 am

      Hey Rod,

      Thanks for this information, we were not aware of it until now. We’ll have to check in to see if this is a persistent problem and hopefully NordVPN resolves the issue shortly.

      We can understand that Netflix can be frustrating at times.


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    Jason D
    June 22, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    The reason it’s not working is that Netflix now has a list of “known VPN providers” which it can identify and block even though it shows a USA IP address. I use a commercial VPN service which is now also blocked- turns out the reason I purchased the VPN service, to get around Netflix’ geoblocking no longer works.
    There are some complicated work arounds apparently and some VPN providers are providing their lucky subscribers with their own work-arounds in house. Not mine sadly.

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      June 28, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Hey Jason,

      unfortunately some VPN providers have figured out workarounds and methods of evasion faster than others. Its a constant struggle and hopefully most VPN services make plans for a solution soon.


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    rick beckers
    June 22, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    hey dude just tried express vpn doesn’t work getting the proxy error so that’s 12$ wasted

    • Reply
      Lyndon Seitz
      June 28, 2016 at 9:33 am

      Hey Rick,

      Sorry to hear about the problem. This is an ongoing struggle and hopefully ExpressVPN can resolve it soon. Have you tried contacting their customer service?


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    June 23, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Doesn’t work! I’m in italy and getting same error message about proxy

    • Reply'
      July 2, 2016 at 3:48 am

      I am in Italy too, same situation with ExpressVPN.

      • Reply
        Lyndon Seitz
        July 5, 2016 at 8:26 am

        Hey Giusy,

        Sorry to hear that you’re experiencing the same issue. Hopefully they’ll be able to fix it up as soon as they can.


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      Lyndon Seitz
      June 28, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Hey Hannah, have you tried contacting customer service about the problem? These things can happen and ExpressVPN’s customer service team is solid.


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    June 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Express VPN is now getting blocked, I’m in Australia paid for a month and within one day on iPad it was blocked and through Xbox live was blocked straight away. Might be time to find another VPN that works and tell people about it. I signed up for express vpn because of this site and it may have been a waste of money

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      Lyndon Seitz
      July 5, 2016 at 8:43 am

      Hey Jay,

      Unfortunately this seems to be a fluid issue with them, but they are working around the issue every day. Have you tried contacting their customer service? In our experience they’ve always been helpful.


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    June 29, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Express VPN user here. I was getting the error message using their LA servers. Logged on to Netflix using Denver and all good… for now

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      Lyndon Seitz
      July 5, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Hey AF,

      Thank you for the information. It’s an ongoing process but we’re glad to hear that Denver is working for you.


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    Linus McKenna
    June 30, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Even if ExpressVPN unblocks the geographic issue with Netflix; what about the Netflix subscription requirement that asks for your login information?

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      Lyndon Seitz
      July 5, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Hey Linus,

      You do still need a Netflix account for this method to work.

      Hope this helps!


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    July 1, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Hi Lyndon,

    I’ll contact support for the expressvpn issue related to Netflix, but I also can’t get anything to pull up on my Roku either from Panama. Think the problem is related?

    When I go to for example “sling” it attempts to load for 5-10 seconds and then goes back to the home screen.

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      Lyndon Seitz
      July 5, 2016 at 8:49 am

      Hey Justin,

      They might be related. I’d recommend bringing that up with customer service as well.


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    July 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    It doesn’t work with Vpn Express, worked only for 2 days only. Please stop advertising the Vpn Express. I was lucky to try it for 7 days trial version and to waste my money.

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      Lyndon Seitz
      July 8, 2016 at 4:27 am

      Hey Greg,

      There’s a lot going on with the current market. ExpressVPN still usually works to our knowledge, but the situation is fluid and they could be in the middle of a workaround for your particular problem. Did you try contacting their customer service?


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    July 2, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Very frustrated! I’m not tech savvy at all but reading all of these comments makes me so anger at Netflix! I travel extensively to Europe and got hooked on a U.S. program that can only be seen in Europe and low and behold this week when I got to my room and wanted to watch my show Netfix says I’m using a proxy or unblocker. I went around and around with them because I wasn’t. I don’t even know what they are! I was using the hotels group wi-fi. Is it that I live in the U.S. and pay with an U.S. address but now I’m in Amsterdam trying to watch a show that I can only see in Europe that I’m having these problems? Do they think that I’m at home and using a VPN linked in Europe to watch my show? Sorry if I sound ignorant or stupid but can anyone help me answer this?

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      Lyndon Seitz
      July 5, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Hey Jenny,

      Sorry to hear you’ve had a rough time with them. There is a strong chance that your regional settings could be affecting things and your movement could also be getting picked up by their blocks unintentionally. It might also be something on your hotel’s group WiFi (it might be worth it to ask them).

      Hope this info helps and let us know if you think there are any other questions we can answer with this.


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    July 5, 2016 at 2:41 am

    this is crap as netflix is smarter – ‘you seem to be using an unblocker or proxy. please turn of devices and try again. Waste of my time and money… fail

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      Lyndon Seitz
      July 8, 2016 at 4:33 am

      Hey Delicia,

      Unfortunately, that does seem to be happening more frequently. Its been a constant back and forth for a little while now. Their customer service has been able to come up with some workarounds in my experience, did you happen to contact them?


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    July 7, 2016 at 8:59 am

    So which one thats still working at the moment? I have tried like 7 paid ones and 4 free. None of them work anymore..

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      Lyndon Seitz
      July 11, 2016 at 8:42 am

      Hey Jeoxire,

      Currently its on and off with most VPNs as to whether they have access. Its a constant battle of workarounds and blocks as of late. CUrrently we are generally recommending Buffered VPN or ExpressVPN.

      Also, have you tried contacting the customer service of the VPNs you are using? With some of our recommended VPNs we’ve found them to be a great help for this problem.

      Sorry to hear about your problems and hope this information helps.


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    July 26, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    As a US resident, I’m hearing shows like the new Star Trek: Discovery will be on CBS All Access in the US, but exclusively on Netflix outside of the US. Is it possible to sign up with one of these VPNs to use in the other direction (as if I’m not a US resident)?

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      Lyndon Seitz
      July 29, 2016 at 10:24 am

      If you perform all the steps and make any necessary changes based on your country, you should be able to watch Star Trek: Discovery in this way (barring any changes or issues with Netflix itself).

      Hope this helps!


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    July 31, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    I am in New Zealand, and paid for a year’s subscription to US Netflix in October 2015. Up until March 2016 I was accessing all US content. However I can no longer do that and get the proxy messages. Now I can only access New Zealand Netflix, a much smaller library. Having read all the above messages I am not yet convinced that Express VPN can yet guarantee a solid performance…so many people still having problems. I’ll check back regularly and hope Express come up with a solution.

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      Lyndon Seitz
      August 2, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Hey eM,

      Yeah quite a few problems have been popping up recently and its been a bit of a tug of war between the companies. Hopefully ExpressVPN (among other VPN companies) figure out something soon, although we’ve found that customer service often helps and that a lot of people are still able to use the method just fine. Hopefully this becomes universal.


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    September 4, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Netflix blocks VPN users now. I am using ExpressVPN. Now, I have to unsubscribe Netflix….

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      Lyndon Seitz
      September 7, 2016 at 6:34 am

      Hello Ping,

      Sorry to hear that, although we have heard many reports of VPN users being able to access Netflix after a fix by the VPN service. Have you tried contacting customer service to see if they can do anything?


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    September 4, 2016 at 4:59 am

    So far Betternet used to work in my country but Netflix has blocked it from this week, I have tried Express VPN, HMA, Super VPN, Cloud VPN, Hola but none seem to be working now 🙁

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      Lyndon Seitz
      September 7, 2016 at 6:31 am

      Dear Kaustubh,

      Sorry to hear that. May I ask what country you are from so I can make a note of it?


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