How to watch Netflix and many more through a VPN without being blocked? If you have already tried to watch Netflix or other similar site you’ve probably seen this message “this show is not available in your country”. The solution is to use a VPN.
What is a VPN you ask? VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is a method used to strengthen security and to add privacy to private and public networks. VPN’s are used mostly by corporations to protect sensitive data.
In recent years however, personal VPN‘ s are becoming more popular. Privacy is increased when you use a VPN because your IP address is replaced with one from the VPN provider. This method will allow you to obtain an IP address from any gateway city the VPN service provides. For example, you live in Europe or Asia, but with VPN you can appear to live in the US or Canada.
Considering that Netflix, Hulu and other similar sites are trying to block VPN’s, it may be a bit more difficult, but not impossible.
One of the easiest solutions is to use a VPN service that offers “dedicated IP address” or a “static IP“.
VPN services like TorGuard, Hide My Ass and PureVPN all offer this feature, at a cost.
For site like Netflix, detecting and blocking VPN’s would be very simple. All they have to do is to track where its users are connecting from and check if a large number of users get connected from the same IP address. Once the IP address is found it can be blocked or blacklisted. The VPN service can switch to a new IP address which Netflix or any other similar service can detect and block it again. It is a never-ending cat and mouse game. But ultimately, Netflix or any other service you want to connect to can’t see if you are connected through a VPN or not. All it can do is keep blocking IP addresses.
So keep enjoying your favourite show…for the moment.