Netflix has been a consistent bete noire for VPN-users. The site’s blocking efforts have evaded powerful VPN providers time and time again, rendering all of their work useless. In this blog post, we’ll explore the ins-and-outs of Netflix blocking, how to avoid it, and the ways in which VPNs can really unblock Netflix.
How does Netflix block VPNs?
Netflix relies on IP addresses to know when you are connecting from a new country with an IP address that is unavailable to them in your country of origin.
VPN providers modify your IP address, letting you go around Netflix’s road blocks. However, Netflix can easily detect when your VPN has changed your IP address (say from a US IP to a UK one), this is how they block VPNs.
The VPN provider must therefore employ ‘stealth’ techniques and methods in order for its users to access the site. These include getting the IP addresses of virtual locations from third-party servers as well as shared IP addresses as mentioned above.
So, to answer the question, ‘can all VPNs unblock Netflix?’ – the question is really, ‘can all VPNs bypass Netflix’s blocks?’ The answer is no, some providers simply can’t provide you with a VPN that will work in this way. However, if you use the right VPN provider and there are no geographic restrictions on the VPN providers you choose, then yes – all VPNs can unblock Netflix.
How to avoid getting blocked from Netflix
The best way to avoid getting blocked from Netflix.com/tv8 is to use a service that does not have any geographical restrictions. This means that their servers are located around the globe – outside of your own country. It’s worth noting that free providers such as HMA or VyprVPN will do this – you will still get restricted access at times when you are in a geo-fenced country, but it’s much less than if you tried to connect from your home country directly.
With this approach, you will be able to access all of Netflix’s content no matter where you are – virtually anywhere in the world.
Conversely, if your VPN provider does have a particular geolocation in mind, but is still capable of getting you into a country that is not covered by Netflix’s geographical restrictions, then this will still allow you to access the site’s content. It will just take longer to get there and some regions may not be available at all.
How to get around Netflix’s blocking system
Because Netflix has a very sophisticated and reliable geo-blocking system in place, VPNs can’t necessarily provide you with a way around this. However, there are some ways in which you can ‘cheat the system’.
The first option is to use a VPN provider that has stealth servers to work around the geolocation restrictions. These servers are not available to Netflix, but because the VPN provider has access to them, you will be able to access a region that Netflix hasn’t blocked. This is how these providers get around the problem of blocked content across different regions.
Another option is to pay for a VPN that has a way around the geo-blocking system. In this case, you will have access to all of Netflix without any restrictions on the content you can watch. The VPN provider will have a library of IP addresses from around the world, and you can access them without any problems. This is the best way to get around Netflix’s blocking system, since it doesn’t rely on stealth servers or shared IP addresses.
We hope we have answered the question of ‘can all VPNs unblock Netflix?’ for you in a comprehensive manner, explaining that there are certain VPN providers that simply can’t help you.This article brought to you by FABIOMONT.