How to watch Netflix with VPN

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Ensure your data is safe
when watching Netflix

  • Protect your Internet traffic with encryption while watching Netflix
  • SmartPlay technology for seamless and secure access
  • Access your usual Netflix library when visiting other countries
  • Very easy to set up and use
  • Native apps for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS

Combine security with entertainment

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In early 2016, Netflix launched in 130 new countries overnight, expanding its market to billions of potential customers. The rapid expansion was soon followed by restrictions on VPN services, which many viewers had used to access Netflix before it was available locally.

However, many of the 190 countries with Netflix access have at least one serious privacy or security issue. These include intrusive state surveillance, heavy Internet censorship, rampant cybercrime and a lack of net neutrality protections. These are the kinds of threats that drive Internet users to get a VPN service in the first place.

As a result, Netflix’s ban on VPN essentially makes their clients choose between entertainment and security. We at NordVPN believe this should never be the case.

That’s why NordVPN has implemented the SmartPlay technology, which allows watching Netflix while being fully protected with military-grade encryption. SmartPlay is enabled by default in all NordVPN apps, so there is nothing extra to install, activate or adjust. Simply connect to one of NordVPN’s servers, launch Netflix and enjoy!

Don’t choose entertainment over data security

Here’s what people have to say

“NordVPN is great. Living in Europe, never had an issue watching Netflix.”
“I get awful performance from Comcast, especially from YouTube. In the middle of the day, I can barely stream at 360p (or lower) sometimes. Turn on NordVPN, and it’s up to glorious 60fps 1080p.”
“Very happy with it, ultra modern client for Mac win and android, plus they don’t keep any logs which is a must.”

Access the usual Netflix content when abroad

access the netflix content

It’s true that Netflix is now available almost everywhere in the world. However, if you’ve ever tried watching Netflix on a vacation or a business trip abroad, you must have noticed the different content library.

This happens because licensing rights are issued separately for each country, and so Netflix may not have the right to make some releases available everywhere. Besides, many countries have a lot of local content in their own languages, which is also limited in distribution.

Whatever the reason, not being able to access what you pay for can be quite frustrating.

That’s where the NordVPN services come into play, offering you 3948 remote servers in 62 countries. Connect to a server in the NordVPN app, and your IP address changes. You appear as if you are physically in another country – for example, back home, with access to all entertainment content available there.

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The NordVPN service is not intended to be used for bypassing copyright regulations. For more details, please read the NordVPN Terms of Service and Netflix Terms of Use.

Frequently asked questions

How can I access Netflix with NordVPN?

To ensure a secure access to Netflix on your Windows or Mac computer, simply connect to any of our servers. We recommend using the servers geographically closest to your location for the best connection speed and stability. For further details, please visit our Help Center.

Will I be able to access Netflix content from all regions?

At times, content from certain countries may be unavailable. However, we are doing all we can in order to provide safe access to the service for as many regions as possible.

Do I need to have a Netflix account to watch it?

Yes, you need a valid Netflix subscription to watch any of the content. NordVPN encrypts your traffic and allows accessing your usual media library then travelling, but it does not substitute your Netflix account.

Can I have secure access to Netflix on my mobile device?

For details on the device compatibility, please visit our Help Center.

Why do people choose NordVPN

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Easiest VPN ever

NordVPN can help access content that might be unavailable in a certain country. It does so by making users appear to be somewhere else.

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The Smart Play technology it is enabled in all NordVPN apps by default, letting our users access their favorite streaming websites without any extra steps.

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Friendly, helpful service

Got a question? Our friendly, smart, and somewhat nerdy support agents have answers. And they’re available 24/7 to help.

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Automatic Kill Switch

If your VPN connection drops out, our kill switch technology instantly shuts down any site or software you specify in advance. No worries about accidental exposure of sensitive data.

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Double data encryption

NordVPN’s Double VPN technology encrypts data not once, but twice. It’s the tightest security in the industry, and it’s only available on NordVPN.

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Streaming services

NordVPN can help access content that might be unavailable in a certain country. It does so by making users appear to be somewhere else.