Do vpns actually work for netflix?

VPNs (virtual private networks) can make your device or network look like it's connecting to Netflix from a different location than your actual location. You can use a VPN with Netflix on the Basic, Standard, or Premium plans. Using a VPN with the Basic plan with ads is not supported. NordVPN is currently the best VPN for Netflix simply because it always works with the service and offers the fastest speeds with consistent reliability.

With a huge global server network, NordVPN unblocks numerous Netflix regions with ease (see the list below). While most VPNs strive to provide fast and consistent speeds for HD streaming, NordVPN does. Below is one of our tests with NordVPN using the WireGuard protocol (NordLynx), which gave us 445 Mbps download speeds in the NordVPN review. Yes, it's definitely possible to stream Netflix using a VPN.

MediaStreamer can access Netflix on devices that don't normally support VPN, such as Apple TV, PS4 and Xbox One. Many VPNs offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing you to try the VPN with Netflix and cancel it if it stops working. It simply offers the best access compared to all the other VPNs we've tested, plus great apps for all streaming devices. Second, Netflix tries to identify and block VPN and proxy servers, with mixed results, which is why many VPNs can't get them to see you.

If you're looking for a streaming device that works with VPN, choose the Amazon Fire TV Stick or Cube. There are a lot of VPNs that claim to “work with Netflix”, but they usually don't tell you the regions where they're available. And while the past few years have been an ongoing battle between VPNs and Netflix restrictions, VPNs are now configuring specific server locations for use with Netflix. To do this test, I installed each of the VPNs one at a time and tried to access Netflix while connected to different servers.

There have even been VPNs, such as Hotspot Shield VPN, that have been reported for installing tracking libraries in free VPN applications. Forcing users to turn off their VPNs could sacrifice privacy, especially those who are connected to unsecure public Wi-Fi networks or who travel abroad to heavily guarded countries.

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