Which VPNs Still Work With Netflix?
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In January 2016, Netflix announced a crackdown on VPNs, or virtual private networks. This meant that using a VPN to access the Netflix catalog offered in a different country was suddenly against the company’s terms of service. And while many thought that the crackdown on VPNs would ultimately 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 , it hasn’t so far.

As of now, if you try to access Netflix through a VPN, it will immediately thwart you from doing so. You’ll see this error message:

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Why Netflix Is Wrong In Blanket-Banning VPNs

The core logic of the ban makes sense. Movie and TV show producers sell rights to different distributors in different countries. Netflix does deals with each distributor to earn the right to stream those movies in particular countries.

So for example, let’s say Amazon Prime owns the rights to Doctor Strange where you live, but Netflix owns it in some fictional country called Freedonia. If you were to use a VPN to watch Doctor Strange on Netflix Freedonia, then you are breaking the distributor rights owned by Amazon Prime.

In the above scenario, Netflix is right to block VPNs. But the blanket ban also stops legitimate usage of Netflix in a different country.

Let’s say you are an American, who subscribed to Netflix USA. If you had to travel to Thailand, you should still be able to watch the catalog of shows on Netflix USA. After all, you’re paying for it. Instead, as a result of the blanket ban, you will be automatically changed to Netflix Thailand while you’re there. And this isn’t what you signed up for. It’s one of those annoying Netflix problems How to Solve 10 of the Most Annoying Netflix Problems How to Solve 10 of the Most Annoying Netflix Problems Most people have the same complaints about Netflix, which means there are solutions already available. Here are 10 common problems people have with Netflix, and their simple solutions... Read More that needs a good solution.

Right now, the only legitimate answer is to access Netflix USA through a VPN, routing through an American server. Then you can access the entire catalog you are used to seeing.

Free VPNs Don’t Unblock Netflix, Get a Paid One

The VPN crackdown is most prevalent on free VPNs 7 Completely Free VPN Services to Protect Your Privacy 7 Completely Free VPN Services to Protect Your Privacy If you're looking for a free VPN, the choices are currently limited, with many services switching to a paid model. These free virtual private networks can be used to avoid region blocking and more. Read More and smartDNS services. If you hoped to get access to Netflix from another country without paying for a VPN, you’re out of luck. I tested every free VPN out there, and none of them are able to bypass Netflix’s block.

Even if you chanced upon such a service, it’ll work for a few days and then stop. That’s what I faced with both Hotspot Shield and Windscribe. Netflix is extremely vigilant about blocking VPNs, so you’ll need to bite the bullet and get a paid VPN to fight the company’s constant blocks.

There are several advantages of a paid VPN service 4 Reasons a Paid VPN Is Better Than Free Ones 4 Reasons a Paid VPN Is Better Than Free Ones I used to be big fan of free VPNs. Why pay when free alternatives exist, right? But it turns out they're selling you short. So here's why paid VPNs always beat free VPNs. Read More , the biggest of which are unlimited data transfers and longevity. A free VPN service might not stand the test of time, but a big-brand paid VPN should last and keep working well.

So which services work well with Netflix? Read on to find out…

ExpressVPN: Best for Netflix USA

If you are an American who wants to be able to access your own country’s catalog from anywhere in the world, ExpressVPN is the best. It has worked flawlessly each time I have used it for the past year, and is my go-to recommendation.

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  • Setup: ExpressVPN is simple to set up and use on any device, including Linux. That’s right, you can even watch Netflix natively on Linux How to Watch Netflix Natively on Linux - the Easy Way How to Watch Netflix Natively on Linux - the Easy Way Using Netflix on Linux has been simplified considerably in the past few months. With the right browser, you can enjoy your favorite shows and movies from the popular streaming subscription service on your Linux device. Read More easily with the ExpressVPN app. It also has a remarkably easy setup for routers, so you can tunnel all your data through the VPN.
  • Performance: ExpressVPN has several servers across America, and I found the west coast servers to perform the best for Netflix. Your mileage may vary, of course, but I’d start with those.
  • Overall, there was nothing to complain about when it comes to how quickly the stream started, or even skipping ahead or back on 1080p video.
  • Netflix Countries: ExpressVPN only worked for USA consistently. Some of the other nations, especially Canada, end up working at times, but it’s not a connection you can bank on.
  • Price: ExpressVPN is $12.95 for a month, or $99.95 for a whole year. That’s about the same as all its major competitors. Importantly, ExpressVPN offers a 30-day free trial period (after you give your credit card details).

StrongVPN: For the USA, UK, and Canada

Even in the early months, StrongVPN was one of the few services that kept bypassing Netflix’s blocks again and again. It has earned the loyalty of its fans, especially those in the U.K.

  • Setup: StrongVPN has apps for Windows, macOS, and iOS, but apart from that, setup can be a little tricky. Even for Android, you’ll need to dive into settings to configure it. To its credit, it hosts detailed setup guides for popular devices and platforms. But it’s not as easy as ExpressVPN or VyprVPN.
  • Performance: StrongVPN has good performance on both UK and U.S. servers. It streamed fine on 1080p video, and handled skipping too. The Canadian server didn’t manage 1080p for me, downgrading to 720p.
  • Netflix Countries: StrongVPN’s support for Netflix UK and Canada, apart from America, gives it a slight edge over ExpressVPN. But you have to be willing to go through that setup process.
  • Price: One of the cheapest options among all these VPN services, StrongVPN costs $10 for a month or $70 for a whole year. Plus, you get StrongDNS, in case you prefer proxy DNS over VPN for streaming VPN vs. DNS: Which Is Best for Secure Video Streaming? VPN vs. DNS: Which Is Best for Secure Video Streaming? Been considering a VPN to help you watch your favorite TV shows online and avoid region blocking? What if we told you there was a faster, but less secure, alternative? Read More .

PrivateVPN: Most Countries Supported

Note: PrivateVPN provided us with a review account for this test.

If you’re one of the old guard who loved being able to 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 , then try PrivateVPN. In our tests, it worked with the most number of countries.

  • Setup: PrivateVPN supports apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. For anything else, you’ll need to use the device’s connections settings. You will also need to clear the cache of your browser How to Manually & Automatically Clear Your Browser History How to Manually & Automatically Clear Your Browser History The websites you visit leave tracks on your computer. We show you how to delete your browsing history in Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and Internet Explorer. Read More before you use it to stream Netflix.
  • Performance: PrivateVPN works flawlessly, as long as you use the right servers. The company has a list of currently working servers for Netflix, so make sure you pick the right one. Once you do, it works as well as you could have hoped with 1080p video.
  • Netflix Countries: PrivateVPN supports the largest number of Netflix countries at the time of writing. This includes USA, Canada, the UK, France, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
  • Again, if one of these doesn’t work, please make sure you clear the browser cache. It’s a tad annoying, but once you clear your cache, it works fine; a lesson I learnt the hard way.
  • Price: PrivateVPN costs the same as StrongDNS, but is currently having a sale (as of August 2017). You can get get one month for $7.46, or a whole year for $54.

TorGuard: Longest Lasting, All Countries Supported

If you want the assurance of your VPN always working with Netflix in any country, TorGuard is the safest best. That’s because with it, you will buy a dedicated IP address. This is a bit like getting a static IP address What Is A Static IP Address, How Do I Get One & Its Advantages/Disadvantages What Is A Static IP Address, How Do I Get One & Its Advantages/Disadvantages In home networks, IP addresses aren't usually fixed, but they do fall within specific ranges. A static IP address doesn't change. What are the advantages to this, and why would you want one? Read More , just that it is still a masked VPN address.

For a company like Netflix, it is easier to figure out shared IP addresses than dedicated ones. Once it knows the common string for many VPN users with the same shared IP, Netflix will block it. But pinpointing a single dedicated IP address, and confirming that it is using a VPN on Netflix, is far harder and time-consuming. Logically speaking, this method will last longer.

  • Setup: TorGuard has the most difficult setup of the lot, since you will have to configure a VPN as well as a dedicated IP address. It’s a nightmarish process, but it’s well worth persevering with it.
  • Performance: No lagging, fast load times, and no drops in quality make this the best experience I had during testing.
  • Netflix Countries: TorGuard worked flawlessly with every country I tried..
  • Price: TorGuard’s cost is approximately twice that of any regular VPN listed above. That’s because not only are you buying the VPN package, you are also buying a dedicated streaming IP. So that’s $10-per-month for the VPN, and another $8-per-month for the dedicated IP address, totalling to $18-per-month. But hey, it’s worth it if you want all of Netflix’s catalog with great performance.

Other VPNs That Work With Netflix

Apart from the aforementioned VPN services, these others also worked with Netflix US during testing. They weren’t always perfect, which is why the others got a nod ahead of them. However, if none of the above appeal for whatever reason, these are solid backups.

  • VyprVPN and Buffered VPN: If you don’t want ExpressVPN, get VyprVPN or Buffered. These are the second best choices for anyone who wants Netflix US alone. There isn’t much to separate the two, with both costing $13-per-month. The only real differentiator is the annual plans, where VyprVPN is cheaper by $12-per-year.
  • NordVPN: Nord was inconsistent in how often it worked for streaming Netflix. When it worked, it was flawless. But often, it wouldn’t work for a day or two, probably till Nord figured out which IP addresses Netflix banned and issued new ones in their stead.

Is Your VPN Still Working With Netflix?

I tested plenty of VPNs that don’t work with Netflix any more, or work far too inconsistently to recommend. This is based on both my own experience, as well as researching other users’ experiences online.

Here are a few of the popular services that we can’t recommend for Netflix:

Have you got another VPN 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 the streaming service’s blocking tactics. The comments are open below!

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  1. Maria
    November 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Open VPN doesn't work either :( Waste of money.

  2. G . Schulthess
    October 29, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Do not invest in vpnexpress!! you can't even watch youtube with it let alone netflix!!! It's really a rip off!
    I have also installed star vpn for free and it's a pretty good vpn . fast but doesn't work for netflix consistently.

  3. G . Schulthess
    October 29, 2017 at 6:10 am

    vpn express is truly lousy!!! I paid for it and couldn't even open youtube let alone netflix! I feel ripped off.
    I am also using star vpn for free on my iphone and it's really good except that it has worked only sporadically for netflix.....

  4. M griffin
    October 22, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Hola doesn't work

  5. Peter Waller
    October 18, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Interesting articles, thank you. My free VPN (Stacksocial) no longer works with the BBC. (I live in Spain). I am willing to pay for something that works, but not too much as I don't need it that much. But how to know whether it will work before you fork out the money???

  6. JRF
    October 14, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Hi,
    I’ve just cancelled my Canadian Netflix account and my UNBLOCK US VPN account.. this VPN used to work just fine but no more ..

  7. Sej
    September 11, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Expressvpn do not work

  8. Jad
    September 2, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I'm in Canada. Free Windscribe never managed to play Netflix US until I bought a 3-year subscription. It started playing it seamlessly for a couple of days then it started getting blocked intermittently. Can't see a pattern here but I guess in a matter of days I won't be able to switch to Netflix US even with my paid subscription.

  9. David
    August 31, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    My bought VPN unlimited did not work on iOS today, my free from Facebook Onavo?Protect did work though.

  10. David
    August 31, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I have bought VPN unlimited and today that didn't work I tried on my iPhone 6 Plus with the vpn unlimited app, then I tried with Onavo?Protect the are free from Facebook and that worked. Maybe I need to reboot my iPhone for the VPN unlimited to work

  11. Eve
    August 22, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Getflix is the good one.

  12. Eve
    August 22, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    getflix

  13. Buddha
    August 11, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Tuxler VPN works with Netflix in all countries because it's a residential VPN and it's free.

    • Many
      October 26, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      Can you run it on Android? Are you sure it still works on Netflix ? If so... Thanks man <3

  14. A Name
    August 1, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Windscribe.

  15. Tbar
    July 8, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Purevpn doesn't work with any streaming services. Selling cheap deals at the moment. Avoid

  16. JM
    June 21, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    IPVanish does not work

    • AG
      August 9, 2017 at 7:19 am

      It works for me, ATM. Europe to USA.

  17. George
    June 17, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Torguard vpn does have a very successful netflix dedicated streaming IP address and works 100% this is purchased as an addon IP address but if you use promotion code: TGlifetime50 you get 50% recurring discount and that means the base cost is: £4 and the addon dedicated streaming IP is £4 making a total monthly package of £8 and you get US content along with all the regular VPN features

    They've got free chat so you can check and ask them yourself to confirm the above, correct at time of writing 17/06/2017, it's the cheapest I've found online, they also do dedicated IP addresses for many countries at $4 each with the discount code and that's also the cheapest I've found on the internet, they're hugely reliable and I've used them for several years

  18. Alisha
    June 11, 2017 at 3:56 am

    PIA VPN doesn't work :/
    And I paid for it too...

  19. Utkarsh
    June 9, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Just letting you know...
    Keenow's working with hulu, but not with Netflix anymore

  20. Jonathan
    May 30, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Hey, just to let you know, exavpn service is working this, i have been using it since 3 months ago

  21. Stickytroll
    April 24, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Wangle VPN works, and has a 30 day free trial. It's only available in mobile (iOS and Android), but if you can AirPlay or Chromecast then you're laughing.

    As an added bonus, Wangle uses data manipulation which cuts out buffering and pixelation even when streaming from US/UK.

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  23. Bob
    April 5, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Strongvpn works with Netflix US and hulu

  24. Jane Doe
    March 31, 2017 at 8:27 am

    The VPN that comes with Opera no longer works.. t worked for a short time for me but has since stopped

  25. Matty Ice
    March 15, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Just a heads up, USA Netflix can be streamed from any LiquidVPN server as long as you are using their DNS servers.

  26. Ghostie
    March 4, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Cyberghost working again... just got the email about it... premium member here

  27. myrealname
    February 18, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    IPVanish is being blocked. I wasn't using it to hide my location (I'm in the US and was using it through a US server) just using it as good general practice.

  28. Dzemil
    February 13, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Hotspot Shield works and the first month is free :D

    • Cautious
      July 2, 2017 at 3:02 am

      Hotspot currently only has 7 days free, is somewhat obtrusive and doesn't come with uninstall. Red flag in my book.

      • CautiousToo
        July 22, 2017 at 3:17 pm

        Agreed. Hotspot "basic" free version only allows hiding of address in US. If you are in US and want to access UK, for example, you are SOL.

  29. James Carlet
    February 9, 2017 at 12:00 am

    VPN Unlimited ... Not working

  30. Gareth Jones
    January 24, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Tunnello not working.

  31. YdM
    January 24, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Ultra surf
    officially not working anymore...

    • Anthony
      January 28, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      Yep. Just discovered that :-(

      • not giving a name
        July 10, 2017 at 8:23 am

        It's back up now

  32. Louise Cole
    January 12, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Ultrasurf for Chrome works on Netflix

    • na
      January 13, 2017 at 10:39 am

      not anymore

      • Clara Prud'Homme
        January 14, 2017 at 3:21 am

        That's weird because it still works for me... I used it like 1 hour ago...

  33. wiz
    January 10, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    cloak vpn

    not working netflix

  34. Clara Prud'Homme
    January 10, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Hi!
    I have tried all of the Proxy above and none of them are really free or actually work... A lot of them are either premium or they only give you free access to countries like Danemark or Germany and ask you to go premium to unlock the popular ones like United states... So, for all of you who were searching for a free Vpn who works well, I have finally found one after hours of search and testing! UltraSurf is totally free and works on Netflix !However, it is different, you can't choose a country you only can turn it on or off... But once you trun it on, it unlocks the US Netflix so I do not complain! :) I used it yesterday so I'm pretty sure it will still work today! ;) It is available as an extension to google chrome which I use but I think you can download it if you go on their website! Anyways I hope my comment will help a lot of people who were in my situation and will save them a lot of time searching for a good proxy!
    Clara

    • noworking
      March 14, 2017 at 1:11 am

      not working for me !!!

    • Miki
      April 5, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      Ultra Surf will only work for about the first 2 times you are to use netflix. After a while, the VPN will be figured out. Even though you may be on a US server, i.e. at a place with a blocker server like school.

  35. A
    January 9, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Hotspot Shield is not working in US with Netflix (tried Spain, Denmark).

  36. Tobias Zeller
    January 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    nordvpn not working - this whole article is a ripp off

    • Neo
      January 25, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      that's right!

    • Cautious
      July 2, 2017 at 3:05 am

      Its not an article its an advertisement.
      All the searches you do for Netflix VPN's take you to ads dressed as articles.

  37. co odell
    January 2, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    PureVPN not working with NetFlix despite 3 hours of chat. Tested 1/1/2017.

  38. Tayyab
    January 2, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Try Vypr VPN, it works for me.

  39. Simon
    January 1, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Dns4me - paid - not working
    Unblock us - paid - not working

  40. Simon
    January 1, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Dns4me - not working
    Unblock us - not working

  41. Lukas
    December 30, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    VPN Unlimited (Paid) - Not working

  42. Ian Wright
    December 28, 2016 at 11:03 am

    PureVPN is working fine here in Sydney.. I'm glad I grabbed their Christmas offer, finally relieved from trying out VPNs for Netflix. this one works flawlessly.

  43. Hans
    December 25, 2016 at 8:50 am

    IPVanish - paid - not working

  44. Dominick Krachtus
    December 17, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Here is another quick way to create an OpenVPN Endpoint on AWS https://github.com/ttlequals0/autovpn

  45. Ted
    December 11, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Golden Frog was a hit and miss with Netflix in Singapore and China. Did not work in the U.S.

  46. Francis
    December 11, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    VPNArea works with Netflix, they have a special solution for it that uses residential bandwidth to communicate with Netflix

    • Thomas Sutcliffe
      June 11, 2017 at 5:31 am

      Not free - not sure if it works

    • Thomas Sutcliffe
      June 11, 2017 at 5:32 am

      Not a free vpn - not sure if it works

  47. Anon
    December 8, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Hotspot Shield is no longer working either

  48. Carlos
    December 6, 2016 at 5:18 am

    As of today, I tried using NordVPN to access content in Netflix Japan. It didn't work. ):

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

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

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

    AIRVPN = Fail

  51. 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

  52. 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!

    • Joel
      January 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      I can't get totalvpn to work for Netflix and speaking with their tech support they confirm their service does not work with Netflix.

    • Joel
      January 2, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Totalvpn is not working with Netflix. I spoke with their tech support just now and they confirm it will not work for Netflix

  53. ---------
    November 25, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    tunello vpn on the chrome store works for me !

  54. ---------
    November 25, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    tunello vpn on the chrome store works for me !!

  55. ---------
    November 25, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    tunnello vpn on the chrome store works for me !!

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

    PureVPN does not work with Netflix :-(

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

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

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

    hotspot shield no longer works with netflix

  59. 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!

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

    Getflix (Paid) - Not working

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

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

  62. 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

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

    • James Ferguson
      February 10, 2017 at 5:24 am

      Thank you for posting about Trimium. I tried it and it works great! Today is February 9 2017. They support other regions too (Canada, UK, Japan and more.)

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

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

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

    IPVanish not working

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

    Hotspot Shield not working

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

    Unblock US

  69. 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 !

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

    BlackVPN no longer working.

  71. 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!!!!

  72. 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

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

    purevpn (not working)

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

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

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. 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 :)

  78. 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

  79. 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

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

    Hotspot shiled is a no go

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

    Unblock US(paid) is not working either

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

    UnoTelly - Not Working

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

    SmartProxyDNS is not working either ...

  84. 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 ...

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

    SaferVPN and Hotspot Shield aren't working anymore

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

    Unblock-US is not working either

  87. 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

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

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

  89. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    unlocator working if you switch to usa, but not canada

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

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

  94. 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

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

    pureVPN is not working

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

    VPN unlimited not working

    • Anonymous
      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.

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

    Express VPN off as of today.

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

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

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

    UFLIX (paid) not working.

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

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

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

    Astrill -not working!

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

    Purevpn working

  103. Anonymous
    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

  104. 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.

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

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

  106. Anonymous
    August 1, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Astrill is not working.

  107. 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 ?

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

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

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

    Total VPN doesn't work either

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

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

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

    NordVPN is not working. With server in France

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

    witopia doesnt work either

  113. 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

  114. 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.

  115. 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

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

    HMA detected by Netflix

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

    Mediatab/Keenow also detected by netflix.

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

    Astrill (paid)

    • Sal
      July 13, 2016 at 2:40 am

      To clarify ^ no longer works

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

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

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

    which country have more movies on Netflix ?

  121. 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)

  122. 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.

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

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

  124. 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.

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

    PureVPN Not working
    Express VPN is Working again

  126. 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.

  127. 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

  128. 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.

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

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

  130. 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.

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

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

  132. 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

  133. 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.

  134. 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.

  135. Anonymous
    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

  136. 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.

  137. 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

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

    LiquidVPN works with Netflix except for Android and iOS.

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

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

  140. 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.

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

    VyprVPN does not work with Netflix.

  142. 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...

  143. 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.

  144. Anonymous
    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.

  145. 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 :/

  146. 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.

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

    privatevpn.com is also blocked by netflix

  148. 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.

  149. 2112
    May 13, 2016 at 5:42 pm

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

  150. 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

  151. 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" ?

  152. 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.

  153. 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.

  154. 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

  155. 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.

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

    Netflix is watching!!

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

    Unblock us it'd not working .

  158. 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.

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

    I am using SmartVPN and it work fine for me.

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

    There's Getflix too

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

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

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

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

  163. 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.

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

    PureVPN still works for me

  165. 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.

  166. 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.

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

    Private Internet Access has stopped working as well

  168. Anonymous
    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

  169. 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!

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

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

  171. 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.