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Lay back, relax, and dive into your favorite shows.

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HD movies, crazy cat compilations, fresh TV episodes? No worries, we got it.

Say bye-bye to buffering

Don’t you just hate it when your video starts buffering out of nowhere, or worse – takes ages to load? If you have been there, you know that bandwidth throttling can ruin your streaming big time unless you have a VPN.

It will protect your online communications from unwanted snoopers, including your ISP, and will give you fast experience when streaming or downloading media content. Anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Use VPN to enjoy fast and smooth online streaming

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Access content while traveling

Stream your favorite movies and TV shows securely and privately, no matter where you are.

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Stream with no interruptions

Fast connection with no limits on speed or bandwidth – the best VPN experience you can get.

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Stay secure at all times

Enjoy the content you want while being fully protected with military-grade encryption.

What is throttling and why does it happen?

When it comes to accessing online content, the faster the internet, the smoother your streams and downloads would be. But what if you are not getting the speeds you are paying for? Chances are – you are being throttled.

Repeated buffering and sudden speed drops are the main signs of bandwidth throttling, which is something ISPs (Internet Service Providers) do to slow down the internet connection of their users. Throttling can occur at any time and any place between your device (smartphone, tablet or personal computer) and the service or website that you’re using.

5 situations when an ISP may throttle your bandwidth

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Heavy rush hours

Is your internet speed excellent during the day but it slows to a crawl at 9 PM? It’s probably your ISP trying to avoid traffic jams during internet peak times.

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Content prioritization

By making access to certain streaming websites mission impossible, the ISP may be trying to encourage the adoption of alternative paid services that benefit them or their affiliate partners.

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P2P and streaming websites

Sometimes your ISP can get suspicious when they see that too much data is being uploaded or downloaded from a popular website. For example, you may get throttled only when using your favorite streaming platform or P2P services.

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Bandwidth caps

A snail-speed connection may be a sign that you have exceeded your monthly bandwidth limit. In other words, your ISP tries to encourage you to upgrade your plan.

Trouble with video streams?
VPN to the rescue

The good news is that in most cases, a VPN can help you to avoid bandwidth throttling and slow connection speeds when streaming or downloading.

It solves the problem by rerouting your internet traffic through an encrypted virtual tunnel and hiding your IP address. Due to this setup, your ISP can’t see where you go or what you do on the internet. Therefore, they are no longer able to mess with your connection based on your activities. On top of that, a VPN secures your communications with robust encryption so that you can live your digital life in full security and privacy.

Here’s why NordVPN is your best pick for hassle-free streaming experience

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Servers everywhere

More servers means less load and better speeds for your online activities. We offer 5203 servers in 59 countries, so you can find a server nearby, wherever you are.

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Multiple connections

You can secure up to 6 devices with one account, so whether you want to watch some videos on your phone, or organize a movie night at home, you can do both.

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No throttling

Some VPNs place monthly caps on network bandwidth, allowing you upload and download only a limited amount of data. We don’t do that. Enjoy as much online content as you want.

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SmartPlay feature

The advanced SmartPlay technology is implemented by default in all NordVPN apps. Enjoy secure access to your favorite streaming sites and services with no extra steps.

Securely access your favorite content
in 3 easy steps

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1. Download

Pick your VPN plan and download the NordVPN app to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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2. Connect

Choose a VPN server or hit the Quick Connect button and let our smart algorithm do it for you.

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3. Enjoy

Enjoy secure streaming. Just make sure you have a streaming service subscription if required.

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