Top 5 best VPNs to unlock Netflix in 2018
If you’re a Netflix fan there must be a time in your life when you would’ve used a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the content not available in your region. Two years ago, in 2016 Netflix decided to change the world of streaming forever and started to crack down VPNs.
Before that using VPN was a standard way to access the content provided in other regions but were locked in certain countries. It worked because the VPN allows you to change your IP address, making it look like you’re somewhere else (fake location). For example streamers from countries that has small Netflix libraries, like Thailand, could pretend to be in Japan, which has the largest number of Netflix titles available.
So what made Netflix change their game? Well Netflix pays licensing fees according to the region. So, when the users access the contents of a region without actually belonging to that particular region using a VPN, Netflix doesn’t pay the content owner their fees.
The fact that what algorithm Netflix uses to block VPNs is still a mystery and is up for debate. There are numerous possible ways that Netflix has used to crack down VPNs in the last two years. We still aren’t exactly sure that how it is done but if the Netflix itself tell is that how it is done, it would be much easier to figure it out. There are many guides available on the Internet which teach you How to fix Netflix Proxy Error since most articles available are outdated by now.
Do not worry because we have a list of top 5 VPNs that allows you to access Netflix content by region spoofing without it cracking down. Apart from providing the access to the unavailable content, these VPNs are reliable and have high privacy standards.
ExpressVPN counts themselves among the best VPN providers that are able to bypass the Netflix 2016 ban an they are not wrong. ExpressVPN has a page on their website explaining why VPN is more preferable when accessing Netflix (over DNS or Proxy).
ExpressVPN servers that unblock Netflix:
United States (2 servers)
NordVPN is a Panama-based VPN that was launched in 2008 and quickly made its way to the limelight. It provides 4,000 servers in across 62 countries, it surely is a charm. The real reason why this VPN made it to our list is because it provides access to Netflix.
NordVPN servers that unblock Netflix:
United States (3 servers)
GooseVPN — Netherlands-based project — has a post in their blog titles as “Binge Watch Anywhere in The World” which mentions Netflix particularly and is dated April 2018.
GooseVPN servers that unblock Netflix:
The Wyoming-based VPN makes it position clear when it comes to Netflix. The very first feature on its homepage states “Unblock Facebook, Twitter, Google, Netflix, and websites that are only available in specific regions from wherever you are in the world”.
The website also has an article on How to unblock Netflix using their VPN. instead of denying to bypass the ban, unlike others, LiquidVPN actually demonstrates that it is actively trying to circumvent the 2016 ban.
LiquidVPN servers that unblock Netflix:
New York, United States
Chicago, United States
The Stockholm-based VPN doesn’t disappoint us when it comes to Netflix. It has a custom-built VPN particularly for Netflix. According to the provider, the VPN is built to allow access to the entire U.S. libraries of titles.
The provider also provides a guide on how to unlock Netflix from your netive account, including a list of servers that can circumvent the Netflix ban.
PrivateVPN servers unblocking Netflix:
New York, United States
Los Angeles, United States
We can see that the war between Netflix and the VPN providers following the 2016 ban has been ugly ever since. Until Netflix changes their licensing model or until they find a way to make all of their content available globally, the war will continue to rage and the VPN providers will keep on trying to find workarounds.