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Updated on November 17, 2016.

Some Netflix subscribers have been a bit disgruntled lately. The video streaming service’s attempts to block Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are succeeding to a large extent, as many popular VPNs no longer let you watch videos on Netflix.

In the long term, the Netflix crackdown on VPNs is doomed to fail Why the Netflix Crackdown on VPNs Will Ultimately Fail Why the Netflix Crackdown on VPNs Will Ultimately Fail Netflix is set to crack down on VPNs to satisfy the rights-holders from whom it sources its content. So, how will Netflix’ ban work? And how effective will it be? Read More . But right now, several users are stuck with just their own region’s catalogue of movies and TV shows. So what can YOU do to remedy this situation? Thankfully, there are a few options that still work…

Wait, What’s Happening?

A few months ago, Netflix announced it is getting serious in its crackdown against location pirates Netflix Starts Messing With VPNs, Google Reveals Windows 8.1 Exploit [Tech News Digest] Netflix Starts Messing With VPNs, Google Reveals Windows 8.1 Exploit [Tech News Digest] Netflix punishes pirates, Google publishes Windows 8.1 exploit, Acer reveals giant Chromebook, Sony offers PlayStation freebies, the Smithsonian posts art online, and the $7,500 iPhone 6. Read More . In simple terms, it is blacklisting the most popular way to circumvent geographical restrictions on what content you can watch.

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You see, Netflix has region-based contracts with producers to air their shows or movies. So, for example, Breaking Bad might be licensed on Netflix USA but not on Netflix UK. If a Netflix UK subscriber wants to watch the show, they would need to use a VPN or a SmartDNS to fool Netflix into thinking they are currently in the U.S.

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Basically, using VPNs and SmartDNS, you can watch everything on Netflix no matter where you live How to Watch Everything on Netflix No Matter Where You Live How to Watch Everything on Netflix No Matter Where You Live In this article, we explore why Netflix content differs from country to country, and how you can watch everything on Netflix regardless of where you live! Read More . But now Netflix is blocking many of these VPNs.

Several of the best VPN services The Best VPN Services The Best VPN Services We've compiled a list of what we consider to be the best Virtual Private Network (VPN) service providers, grouped by premium, free, and torrent-friendly. Read More are no longer letting users bypass region restrictions on Netflix, including Hola Unblocker, BetterNet, Tunnelbear, and TorGuard. But Netflix hasn’t gotten around to blocking every VPN yet. We tried and tested a large bunch of VPNs and found two great free services that are still working, as well as a few paid services for those who don’t mind spending a little cash.

ExpressVPN (Paid)

Works on: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux, Apple TV, Smart TVs, PS4, and can even be installed on routers.

The top working paid VPN service that you can use is ExpressVPN, which styles itself as the fastest VPN solution currently on the market. If you’re planning to watch Netflix in HD (or higher), a fast solution is certainly in your best interests.

ExpressVPN has a flat-rate subscription, and is packed with features, regardless of which platform you use. It’s also ridiculously simple and straightforward to use, whether on a desktop or a mobile device. Setting it up on a compatible router may be more challenging, but this depends on your experience.

With ExpressVPN, you get what you pay for: a premium VPN capable of streaming in HD, and reliable access to Netflix all the time – those are things free or cheaper VPN providers won’t be able to deliver.

Get ExpressVPN to unblock Netflix today ($8.32/month – 30-day money-back guarantee.

Read our full review of ExpressVPN Enjoy a Secure and Easy-to-Use VPN With ExpressVPN Enjoy a Secure and Easy-to-Use VPN With ExpressVPN Why should you choose ExpressVPN? Well, we've given it a try, and quite like what we've seen so far. We think you will, too. Read More to find out more.

Hotspot Shield (Free)

Works on: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Google Chrome

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Without a doubt, Hotspot Shield is the best free VPN service to still work with Netflix. Why? First, it works across several platforms. Second, and perhaps more importantly, it’s super easy to set up. And third, it gives you a wide variety of locations so you can choose Netflix catalogs from different countries. Currently, Hotspot Shield supports the USA, France, Canada, the UK, Australia, Germany, India, Denmark, Sweden, and more.

Just head to Hotspot Shield’s download page and grab the app for desktop or mobile. Start it up and you’ll be asked to connect, and then choose a country. On desktop, you can just open a browser and go to Netflix to start watching it. On mobile, you’ll need to add the Netflix app to Hotspot Shield and run it through Hotspot.

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There you go, you’re ready to browse the Netflix catalog and start watching. In case you don’t want to browse, there are other ways to search across regions to find a movie or TV show Where Can I Find New Movies and TV Shows To Watch on Netflix? Where Can I Find New Movies and TV Shows To Watch on Netflix? Everybody loves Netflix, but can be hard to keep track of the shows arriving and departing from the service. Here are four websites that can help. Read More .

Hotspot Shield also has a Google Chrome extension, in case you don’t want to download the actual client. But you’ll probably want to get the desktop versions so that you can watch Netflix in 1080p HD on Internet Explorer or Safari, since Chrome and Firefox limit it to 720p HD.

KeeNow (Free)

Works on: Google Chrome

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Yes, Chrome annoyingly restricts Netflix videos to 720p HD, but there are also some great Chrome add-ons to make a better Netflix experience 5 Ways To Enhance Your Netflix Account In Chrome 5 Ways To Enhance Your Netflix Account In Chrome The Netflix interface could use a little improvement, so I've found some Chrome extensions to make my Netflix account look prettier. And no, it doesn't involve a bit of lipstick and some rouge. Read More . If you want to continue using Chrome for unrestricted access, then try KeeNow.

Technically, KeeNow is a SmartDNS, which is arguably better than a VPN to access region-blocked video VPNs Are Old: Better Ways to Access Region-Blocked Video VPNs Are Old: Better Ways to Access Region-Blocked Video Internet users outside of the United States are blocked from accessing the wealth of streaming video and music content available to Americans. Even Americans are deprived of international services like BBC iPlayer. Faced with this,... Read More . The one major advantage of a SmartDNS service is that it doesn’t route your data through another server like a VPN does. The end result is that you’re pretty much using your existing bandwidth and the video streaming won’t slow down by going through an intermediate server somewhere.

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On the down side, KeeNow is a little more difficult to set up than HotSpot Shield. You’ll need to dig through your network settings to find the DNS server, and add the two DNS IP addresses KeeNow gives you. There are step-by-step instructions and it’s not rocket science, but that said, not everyone will be comfortable taking this step.

While installing KeeNow, you’ll also be prompted to install the MediaTab.TV extension. You need to do this step to complete the setup, but once you’re done, feel free to uninstall MediaTab.TV since it isn’t required to unblock Netflix.

KeeNow was only able to unblock the US catalog for us, not all other countries. And it’s ad-supported, which might annoy some users. You can pay $5-per-month to get rid of those ads though.

Download: KeeNow extension for Google Chrome (Free)

NordVPN (Paid)

Works on: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

Smartflix is a dedicated Netflix-related service, but it won’t give you VPN access at large for other things like protecting your privacy and security 8 Instances You Weren't Using a VPN, but Should've Been: The VPN Checklist 8 Instances You Weren't Using a VPN, but Should've Been: The VPN Checklist If you haven't already considered subscribing to a VPN to secure your privacy, now is the time. Read More . If you want a paid VPN service to use for other apps while still getting Netflix, go for NordVPN. It’s one of the best VPN providers Why NordVPN Should Be Your VPN Solution [15 1-Year Accounts + iPhone 6 Giveaway] Why NordVPN Should Be Your VPN Solution [15 1-Year Accounts + iPhone 6 Giveaway] NordVPN is generously sponsoring 15 NordVPN accounts valid for one year, and for one special reader: a brand new iPhone 6 with free lifetime NordVPN access. Prizes are valued at close to $4,000! Read More out there. Plus, the company has taken a very public stance against Netflix and keeps updating its servers to work with the video streaming giant.

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Checking forums on the Internet indicates that Nord’s servers get blocked sometimes for a couple of days, but the engineers are able to come up with a workaround for Netflix each and every time. Just keep that in mind before you buy access to it for $8-per-month or $48-per-year.

Download: NordVPN for Windows and Mac ($8/month), for Android ($8/month), or for iOS ($8/month)

Is Your VPN Working with Netflix?

Given Netflix’s dedicated fight against VPNs, we can’t promise these will work forever. However, at the time of writing this (May 2016), the ones noted above were letting you access Netflix in different countries.

For this article, I tried a wide range of VPNs and only found the ones detailed above to be working without a problem. If you’re using Netflix with a VPN and it’s still working, tell the other people reading this which VPN you use! Here’s the list of VPNs I tested and found to be not working:

Have you got another name to add to this list? If so, please let us know in the comments below. Together we can keep track of which VPNs are managing to stay one step ahead of Netflix, and which have succumbed to their clever blocking tactics.

  1. Kevin
    December 5, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Unblock-Us is not working to unblock Netflix US either.

  2. jw
    December 4, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    AIRVPN = Fail

  3. Ben Harley
    December 1, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Why this list does not contain top tier VPN providers? PureVPN, Ivacy, Tunnelbear and other services! I use PureVPN and netflix is working through it. I also have the complete guide to setup it for Netflix US

  4. Elena
    November 29, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Total VPN is working as of right now. It wasnt working a few months ago but i'd try every few weeks and voila! working!

  5. ---------
    November 25, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    tunello vpn on the chrome store works for me !

  6. ---------
    November 25, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    tunello vpn on the chrome store works for me !!

  7. ---------
    November 25, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    tunnello vpn on the chrome store works for me !!

  8. matt
    November 24, 2016 at 12:19 am

    PureVPN does not work with Netflix :-(

  9. Steve
    November 13, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I use Private Internet Access (PIA) VPN and it is not working!

  10. d
    November 12, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    hotspot shield no longer works with netflix

  11. Marina
    November 11, 2016 at 7:22 am

    This site is Netflix scam! All vpn that not yet listed/blocked will be block later.. Shame on you!

  12. C
    November 7, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Getflix (Paid) - Not working

  13. Mike
    November 6, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Private Internet Access doesn't work with Netflix - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/

  14. Simeon
    November 3, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Hey!

    Time to update your article, isn't it?

    ExpressVPN by the way isn't working either although paid.

    • tony
      December 1, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      yes it does ... just use the customer service .. theyll clue you in on how

  15. Andrew
    October 30, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Found a VPN that works for now - Tunnello VPN as a google chrome extension and no problems. Best of all its free aswell.

    • Sizz
      November 3, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Tunnello Chrome extension is not working.

      • starlinguk
        November 22, 2016 at 7:33 pm

        Of course not, they check these comments and "fix" all the ones people mention.

  16. RIZWAN A RASHEED
    October 24, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    November 2016 update:

    A new services called TRIMIUM works for anyone who wants access to USA Netflix. Just search for the the term trimium on Google or Bing and other places and you'll see the web site.

    TRIMIUM offers VPN services that work with any device, including Roku, Windows, Macintosh (using L2TP and shared-key), Android, iOS and much more.

    There is a free trial which does not require a sign up. If you like the service, you can subscribe. The web site also offers a free version which will work but it is not as fast as the paid service, but you can still access Netflix and other sites.

    Again, search for trimium in your favorite search engine.

  17. Nicola Peffers
    October 18, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Add ExpressVPN and it's linux equivalent OpenVPN to the list!

  18. M
    October 14, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    IPVanish not working

  19. ab
    October 12, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Hotspot Shield not working

  20. Ahstin
    October 6, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Unblock US

  21. Pilar
    October 5, 2016 at 2:50 am

    IPvanishVPN , not working for netflix or Amazon From Chile

    • katetaylor
      October 6, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Try using ExpressVPN it is still working to access Netflix US outside the US from any region

      • Yoram Harari
        October 15, 2016 at 10:17 pm

        Not working!!! , and stop make the people confused !

  22. tj
    October 2, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    BlackVPN no longer working.

  23. Mauricio
    October 2, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Hi, I'm using. a VPN service that was working with all Europe based countries, but not anymore. But still working with Netflix US. I understand their wish to block these inconvenient global users, but why they don't simply offer a kind of premium worldwide access service? I am sure they would be a lot of potential customers interested in it. HEY, NETFLIX PERSONAL SPYING ON THIS THREAD, THINK ABOUT!!!!

  24. Mark
    September 24, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    so far, Ipvanish is the only working VPN service in the current market. I read the review of Ipvanish from VPNgrades

  25. bebn
    September 24, 2016 at 10:23 am

    purevpn (not working)

  26. Rompe Himself
    September 20, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Looks like SmartFlix is dead based on the reddit link you posted.

  27. Rompe Himself
    September 20, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Getflix (Paid) has had a huge amount of issues getting Netflix to work for them. First they offered a litany of countries to access then that became the U.S. and U.K. servers only, then 5 U.S. servers (Central, West, East and 2 Test) then 3 and now one and that one is so sporadic in working. I have mine set to Off for the past 2 weeks because it is so unreliable and I am looking to leave Getflix for it.

    Getflix claims "Our Network Engineers are still engaged for the resolution of this issue using a Newer Approach. We don't have specific time frame for the fix since the Network Team is using a new approach and it is taking a while to make sure that it will work. " They have been saying that for many months with no concrete results so yeah, add Getflix to the list.

    • Yoram Harari
      October 15, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      why you waste the time ? i already told, they are only 2 VPN providers able to unblock Netflix from outside of the usa, just look for Residential VPN ... Google it!
      i can't write the domain name here, be cause i did before, but the VPN provider asked to delete it.

      Thant's it.

    • RIZWAN A RASHEED
      October 24, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Try TRIMIUM for Netflix. It is free to try with no sign up required. Just Google trimium and you'll see. Many people from Australia use it.

  28. Dwalli
    September 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Hotspot Shield (free version) is useless - you have to pay for a subscription to be able to select a country.

    • Nicolas
      September 30, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      You haven't missed a thing on that app. As of now, it doesn't work (if it ever did) with Netflix.

  29. DrG
    September 12, 2016 at 3:56 am

    ExpressVPN, pricey but the best in every possible way.
    Customer service 24/7 and if the site is down (as it has happened more often than not lately) they'll notify you right away and bring it back up in a jiffy.
    I've been watching US Netflix without a glitch for over 6 months and I plan to renew with them again.
    Not only works for Netflix but for all other uses. I was very surprise not to find expressvpn in any of the lists posted here.

    • yoram harari
      September 21, 2016 at 2:50 am

      Be cause it's not working with US netflix.

    • yoram
      September 21, 2016 at 2:52 am

      be cause is not working with us Netflix

    • DrG
      September 21, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Expressvpn does work, my kids are watching it right now, so @yoram Harari, I don't know what your specific problem is, but I have none.

      • C
        October 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm

        I live in China. I have Express. It doesn't unblock Netflix.

        • Yoram Harari
          October 15, 2016 at 10:16 pm

          I believe that @DrG don't even know what is Netflix :)

  30. kingtoker
    September 11, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    avast secure line aslo works

    • pavelinux
      September 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      Tried now, not working.

      • Kor
        October 15, 2016 at 12:35 pm

        Seattle server works

  31. Nathalie
    September 11, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Keenow just stopped working any one else having issues?

    • yoram
      September 21, 2016 at 2:55 am

      try exavpn working with US netflix

  32. edgar
    September 11, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Hotspot shiled is a no go

  33. Marta
    September 10, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Unblock US(paid) is not working either

  34. Dooey
    September 8, 2016 at 6:05 am

    UnoTelly - Not Working

  35. Daniel
    September 1, 2016 at 4:29 am

    SmartProxyDNS is not working either ...

  36. gh
    August 29, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Private Internet Access (paid)

    • jhg
      September 1, 2016 at 12:47 am

      Tried PIA tonight, didn't work

    • Yoram Hararri
      September 2, 2016 at 1:10 am

      don't waste your time , use exavpn working perfect with all streaming ...

  37. Na
    August 27, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    SaferVPN and Hotspot Shield aren't working anymore

  38. Lenny
    August 26, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Unblock-US is not working either

  39. Lb
    August 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Vrv not working that's the last one I've tried so I believe that's it we all stop paying for Netflix n move on they just loose loads of customers because we've been cheated for the cost that the USA is getting n they r loaded n not forking license for the same service n entertainments in other countries

  40. Gretchen
    August 23, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Smartflix and F-Secure VPN seem to be no longer working either

  41. galt79
    August 22, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I couldn't access Netflix through Unlocator, not a single server in the US worked. Their suggestion to block IPs on the router, I guess it didn't work for me. Any hints? Is there a service that still runs Netflix without region limitation?

    • Monica
      August 23, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Proxmate is still working with Netflix

    • Oren
      September 28, 2016 at 6:28 am

      I used to love Proxmate but it's not working anymore.

  42. rudro
    August 21, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Hotspot VPN, both free and paid, not working with Netflix anymore

  43. Jonathan
    August 20, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you for helping Netflix block all VPNs and Smart DNS by sharing them on forums!

  44. phil
    August 20, 2016 at 7:21 am

    unlocator working if you switch to usa, but not canada

  45. Adam
    August 20, 2016 at 5:10 am

    BoxPN and Overplay VPN and their SmartDNS stopped working back in Feb16

  46. Bruce
    August 20, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Express VPN (paid) has been blocked by Netflix.

    • DrG
      September 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      I'm an expressvpn happy customer, it goes down sometimes (as expected) because Netflix keeps on trying to block it, but they bring it right back up in no time. Personally, I'll stick to what I know and to what works, and for me that's expressvpn

  47. E. Lange
    August 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    pureVPN is not working

  48. Larisa
    August 18, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    VPN unlimited not working

    • Mike Bermudez
      August 19, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      It's woking fine for me. I'm using the California Streaming server. Hope it works for you too.

  49. Luis
    August 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Express VPN off as of today.

  50. Jan
    August 18, 2016 at 9:35 am

    ExpressVPN doesn't work
    Both providers in the article do not work either

  51. Randal
    August 18, 2016 at 7:42 am

    UFLIX (paid) not working.

  52. Anonymous
    August 12, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    I think the keenow one is having problems now...

  53. sabrina
    August 10, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Astrill -not working!

  54. Sanjay
    August 8, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Purevpn working

  55. Martin Leo
    August 5, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Netflix is restricting its US region TV Shows and Movies from around the world. It is taking action against the VPN providers who allow users to Watch Netflix Outside the US. Almost every provider is blocked by Netflix accept the ExpressVPN. You can get further details at VPN Logics

  56. Rusticulus
    August 2, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Hotspot Shield hasn't been working for Netflix since yesterday, for the US and several other countries.

  57. Dave
    August 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    As of this morning Hotspot Shield was not working with Netflix.

  58. Andy zhou
    August 1, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Astrill is not working.

  59. Roy
    July 28, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Found a new workaround. Download Hide My IP and use: [39wv jbls agfx 53aq p2j3 7w7z] to activate it ? Watching The Walking Dead now and it works like a sharm ?

  60. richard
    July 28, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Im guessing Netflix are reading these posts, and have now blocked the above mentioned VPN's

  61. Klaus
    July 28, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Total VPN doesn't work either

  62. Dave
    July 27, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I don't know. I'm using VPN unlimited by KeepSolid. Didn't work only twice

  63. Charly
    July 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    NordVPN is not working. With server in France

  64. bob
    July 21, 2016 at 4:29 am

    witopia doesnt work either

  65. Jeff Ross
    July 18, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Following the very recent, extremely aggressive and targeted VPN/proxy crackdown by Netflix, we do not feel confident we can provide the same quality of service we used to provide to our users. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. —The entire Smartflix Team

  66. Jeff Ross
    July 18, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Tried HotSpot with MX virtual location from the US and did not work. It's getting blocked.

  67. Dismodeus
    July 17, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Hotspot VPN elite not working (based in Australia and accessing US server

    • Dismodeus
      July 17, 2016 at 11:28 am

      On iPhone that is

  68. Kate
    July 17, 2016 at 8:10 am

    HMA detected by Netflix

  69. Franco
    July 16, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Mediatab/Keenow also detected by netflix.

  70. Sal
    July 13, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Astrill (paid)

    • Sal
      July 13, 2016 at 2:40 am

      To clarify ^ no longer works

  71. SY
    July 10, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Just purchased Hotspot elite, unfortunately Netflix detects this one :(

  72. Yan Kyaw Aung
    July 8, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    which country have more movies on Netflix ?

  73. Estelle Chauvet
    July 7, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Hotspot Shield is detected by Netflix on my PC (I'm based in France and wanted to access the Canadian Netflix)

  74. Anne
    July 7, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Hotspot shield requires you to buy "elite" in order to select a country..so not free..but thanks for playing.

  75. Mona
    July 6, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Torguard worked fine with Netflix a few days ago, but now it's not working.

  76. tony
    July 6, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Well I've cancelled Netflix subscription after over 4 years use (surely not that long???).
    I move about, I have used proxies and VPNS, but I would be quite willing to pay extra to be able to keep watching when not in US or UK. Where I am now I get German Netflix, which has a poor selection and the range of titles tend to be restricted to violent or overtly sexual content which I do not want to watch.

    The crazy thing is that I have been strongly against watching pirated films, I appreciate the film industry needs paying for their work, but it's time they woke up to the simple fact that we are in a global market and their geographic restrictions are last century. but is there an option for me?

    So now I shall save money, the distributors don't get their contribution from me and Netflix looses another customer. Quite a clever way to destroy the film industry I suppose.

  77. otto
    July 6, 2016 at 1:26 am

    PureVPN Not working
    Express VPN is Working again

  78. Delta87
    July 5, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    If you are travelling outside the US but reside inside, you might try creating a vpn server at your own house that you can connect to while traveling. If your speeds and caps can handle it, it should work.

  79. JT
    July 4, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    i use expressvpn and it works with netflix, down side is its $13 monthly, $10 for six months or $100 yearly

  80. jan
    July 3, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    nothing is working for netflix US. Very sad will have to cancel netflix since their local selection is horrible. PIA no, express VPN no.

  81. Erick
    July 3, 2016 at 5:10 am

    HOT SPOT SHiELD doesn't work anymore, now what? :(

  82. Nadia
    July 3, 2016 at 3:16 am

    I paid Freedome , it worked 2 days ( aprox ) and does not work anymore. I do not want to take any more chances paying vpn´s, or proxys, I am really sad. I am mexican, and used to watch Netflix from USA, UK and Canada, since Mexican catalog is very very poor.

    I do not know in the long term how is this going to evolve, but in my case, I am thinking in cancel Netflix.I would really want to know people like us, wanting to wach other´s countries catalogs, represent from the total Netflix´s users, and how is this going to impact on its suscribers base.

  83. anonymous
    July 2, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    PIA (Private Internet Access, Paid service) no longer works. Neither does Ultrasurf (Free)

  84. Miha
    June 30, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Hotspot Shield only works with a few select countries now - such as Australia, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, The Chezch Republic. It doesn't work with any North American or South American country - as of 29. 6. 2016

  85. cathy
    June 29, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    I think Trimium doesn't work anymore at least with Mac OSX. The website doesn't work either.

  86. cathy
    June 29, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Hotspot Shield doesn't work anymore (29/06/16) and it's not free. Only 6 days for free and you have to pay.

  87. Kevin La Ferla
    June 29, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Hotspot Shield doesn't work if you set US. And you can set a different country only during the trial period

  88. Jorge
    June 27, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Netflix is not working as of June 27, 2016 with Hotspot Shield at least not from Mexico.

  89. ojodebuey
    June 12, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    This message appears at the Smarflix landing page:

    Following the very recent, extremely aggressive and targeted VPN/proxy crackdown by Netflix, we do not feel confident we can provide the same quality of service we used to provide to our users.
    For this reason, we've decided to cancel all subscriptions. We have also disabled the app to all new and trial users.
    We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. —The entire Smartflix Team

  90. Rick
    June 12, 2016 at 7:24 am

    LiquidVPN works with Netflix except for Android and iOS.

  91. Jack
    June 8, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Hotspot Shield is useless with Windows 10. It doesn't connect at all.

  92. Trimium VPN
    June 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Hi -- a 100% free VPN service that does not require registration, download and has no limits on use. Just google trimium vpn to find out. Not allowed to post links here probably so just google it. Works with Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, Pandora, Spotify etc. Works as of June 3, 2016.

  93. Cotisoti
    May 29, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    VyprVPN does not work with Netflix.

  94. Dee
    May 28, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Unotelly is also experiencing problems with Netflix. They are fighting back but for the moment our experience us a bit on and off...

  95. KWL
    May 27, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Unblock-us.com,
    Has worked really great for the last couple of years, was blocked for a bit but now back, very responsive in support and active in updating the platform,

    • nice2cu
      June 10, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      I'm glad it's working for you. I don't know what country you are in, but in Ontario Canada it is still not working after months of workarounds from their techies. Will be cancelling our subscription with unblock-us since it doesn't do what I'm paying them for. It was good when it used to work though.

  96. isaac.cohen
    May 20, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Hi Guys,

    We are the developers of the Keenow Free Smart DNS suite - Thank you Mihir for mentioning us in your article, we really appreciate it!

    I would like to point out that we have built a package for Microsoft Windows (EXE) that does all the Smart DNS setting technical work behind-the-scenes, and therefore is suitable for all users. It can be downloaded from https://www.keenow.com/

    We are pushing extra R&D effort that our proxy servers will continue and unblock Netflix US as well as a bunch of other US streaming platforms, with the aim of providing our service for free for anyone to use.

    Kind regards,
    Isaac Cohen, CEO
    Keen Media Group

    • tj
      October 3, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Get lost spamming Joo boy.

  97. Isaac Cohen
    May 18, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Hi Guys, we are the developers of the Keenow.com Free Smart DNS app. Thank you Mihir for reviewing our service - we really appreciate it!

    We are in the process of making the free Keenow Free Smart DNS app easier to use for everyone. As a first step, we have developed a Windows application that does all the DNS changes behind-the-scenes (EXE). It can be downloaded from our homepage: https://www.keenow.com

    We truly believe that international web users shouldn't be discriminated compared to US users, and our goal is to unblock Netflix US at all times (as well as more than 80 other US streaming platforms) - and for free!

    -Isaac Cohen, Keen Media Group

    • maNel
      September 4, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      So far it hasn't worked at all, I tried using Keenow and it doesn't work :/

  98. scubarang
    May 17, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Hotspot works but is only free for a three day trial period. I easily opened and used Netflix as a UK user while living in US. The paid service is reasonably priced so I'm thinking of getting it.

  99. Marc
    May 14, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    privatevpn.com is also blocked by netflix

  100. ThisWorks
    May 13, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    If you have family or friends in USA using broadband, just give them a router that can function as VPN server router. Google VPN Server router and you will find some. Then you can connect to this router from Canada, Mexico or else where using IPSecure or IKEv2. These VPN are supported by Android, Iphone and Windows Phone. NetFlix will not block this setup because it belongs to a residential internet service. And there will be no VPN subscription fee.

  101. 2112
    May 13, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    try to use some free app vpn like MADDOG vpn to watch

  102. John
    May 13, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Hello
    I was using StrongVPN and it's not working now with Netflix. I will use Smartflix or NordVPN
    Thanks for your article
    Best Regards

  103. dan
    May 13, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Can this help those annoying messages I receive when watching apps on my ROKU (including Netflix, but not as much as others): "LOADING, PLEASE WAIT" ?

  104. Tomsonn
    May 11, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I have tried unblock-us and Nord VPN none of them worked. So I have to look for something else. After reading a lot of articles and reviews I decided to go for "Hide-My-IP". It is working perfectly for me. Haven't face any issue for more than 10 days.

  105. Michail Drakomathioulakis
    May 11, 2016 at 2:17 am

    All this licensing issue is simply bullshit coming from a previous era! In the era of internet, georestrictions is the most annoying thing ever! I liked Netflix, much thanks to its original content, but I decided to cancel my subscription because I find it totally unacceptable to have to wait months or even years in order to be able to legally watch a movie or a series, simply because I live in a small country in Europe. Plus, all this without subtitles, which can be an issue at times.

  106. Ur
    May 10, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Im using HydemyAss and it's definitely not working on Netflix, Hulu, Bravo etc,,, I cant unsuscribe as I paid for a year (running until december). I am very annoyed as I purchased this vpn to watch us programs

  107. Don Gateley
    May 10, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    What I want is a browser plugin (FF in my case) that causes a tab to bypass my VPN and go direct so that I can keep my VPN up for general privacy and security while yielding to specific sites like Netflix for their geolocation restrictions. I don't know if that is technically possible, however.

  108. TibeRiuS
    May 10, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Netflix is watching!!

  109. Darek
    May 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Unblock us it'd not working .

  110. Nice2cu2
    May 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

    UnblockUS hasn't been working for a while. There have been a lot of postings of "fixes" and "workarounds" that don't actually work. We tried them ourselves. The were quite complicated and technical workarounds that didn't Ene up working so we are cancelling with them. Thanks for posting alternatives.

  111. abdessalam
    May 10, 2016 at 8:57 am

    I am using SmartVPN and it work fine for me.

  112. Vishal Shah
    May 10, 2016 at 8:32 am

    There's Getflix too

  113. Simone
    May 10, 2016 at 8:02 am

    SmartDNS proxy is still working too, as well as Unlocator, at least for the US catalogue...

  114. Lucile
    May 10, 2016 at 7:14 am

    My Expat Network is still working well for the American and UK Netflix!

  115. Pete
    May 10, 2016 at 5:49 am

    A lot of vpn providers are not publicly advertising that they can now bypass the region blocks, but if you ask customer service privately they will give you the info privately, rather than making a lot of noise about it, and getting the new servers blocked again. You might be surprised by yours. It worked for me.

  116. Ben
    May 10, 2016 at 2:57 am

    PureVPN still works for me

  117. Josh
    May 10, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Hate to be the one to promote our own service, but US Netflix still works on playmoTV.

  118. nasca
    May 9, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    well, now that you've told Netflix which ones work I'm sure they'll be blocked in short order by Netflix.

  119. Rob
    May 9, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Private Internet Access has stopped working as well

  120. m-p {3}
    May 9, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    I guess I'll use my VPS as a personal VPN to watch Netflix-US.

    • mangomumma
      November 2, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      Are you willing to give me a website to learn how to set up a VPN to be able to watch Netflix US. Thanks

  121. Nick
    May 9, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Wasn't having any luck with Private Internet Access. It's pretty easy to get a AWS micro instance or Digital Ocean VPS and setup OpenVPN on there. You can also pause/spin them down when not using to save money

    • ozman
      May 13, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Why had I not though of that. Thank you +Nick!

  122. Tommy
    May 9, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    KeepSolid's Unlimited VPN stopped working as well despite having a server dedicated to streaming

  123. Bikas
    May 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Hola works for me without a hitch, but one need to be aware that it's not secure connection. It's crowd-sourced VPN unless you pay.

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