How to Watch Netflix From a Country Where It’s Unavailable?

These days, media streaming services are becoming more famous than ever and the number of Netflix users rapidly increases as the days go by. One of the primary reasons why people are buying into media streaming services is the beauty of being able to watch the latest films that have been released and your favourite TV shows from the comfort of your home or almost anywhere at all.

If you read the last sentence above carefully, you would notice we used the word ‘almost’ anywhere. The reason for this is that Netflix has a common issue and that is some countries are still restricted from using this platform regardless of the fact that we are already in 2019.

If you happen to travel to any of these countries or you find yourself living in any of them then this article is here to provide you with all the answers you need regarding how you can use Netflix right where you are. Have you heard about virtual private networks? in this article would explain everything you need to know about them.

What exactly is Netflix?

This may seem like a question that is quite unnecessary to ask, but I’ll have you know that some people still do not know what Netflix is.

netflix is a media streaming service that is subscription-based. This platform allows you to watch tons of films and TV shows from wherever you want as long as their services are not restricted in that area. all that is required of you is to create an account and get internet connection access. my favourite thing about this movie streaming platform is there originals like Black mirror and the Punisher.

While deciding what payment plan or option to choose from, there are quite a few options available to you. There are certain factors that can have an impact on the price you will pay, and some of these factors include the resolution of the content you want to see and the number of screens that you can watch them on simultaneously. So at this point, the ball is in your court to pick whichever plan works best for you.

Netflix is not available in my country of residence; what do I do about it?

Many Netflix lovers who find themselves in countries where the platform is not available to tend to complain about not being able to access their favourite programs. We are thankful for the availability of virtual private networks otherwise known as VPNs.

It is possible for you to check the list of virtual private networks that still work for Netflix, that is if you’re looking to bypass the restriction. Are you wondering if using a virtual private system is illegal? Well, you have nothing to worry about because it is entirely legal. The truth remains that your internet privacy is precious and it remains your right to protect it with the use of a VPN.

What is a virtual private network?

A VPN is merely a service that helps to mask your IP address identity and location. This makes it possible for you to trick the Netflix system that you reside in a country where the platform is currently available. You should remember once again that this is not against any law and it is still necessary that you get a legit account and an active Netflix subscription for you to enjoy their content.

Some virtual private networks are free, and many others require you to pay for you to make use of their service. If you still do not know how virtual private networks work, below is a quick and simple explanation that will guide you through how it functions.

Whenever you go on the internet automatically, your data is directly exposed and sent to whatever website you have visited. This makes it possible for the site to see your location IP address and identity. This is what gives Netflix the ability to know that you’re trying to use their service from a location where it is not currently available. And instantly they block you from watching whatever it is you want to watch with this information.

Nevertheless, with the use of virtual private networks, your signal first goes through an encrypted and secure virtual private network server before it finally arrives at the website that you are visiting. Most of the best virtual private network services would give you many locations that you can easily choose from. So to enjoy your Netflix using VPN all you have to do is select any country where you know Netflix is currently available then make sure your subscription is on, and you have internet service.

Nothing at all should prevent you from enjoying your favourite shows and movies so go ahead and get your VPN running so that you can watch and not miss out on anything.

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Emmanuella Ekokotu
Ella Romena is a content writer, sociologist and Anthropologist who lives in Benin-city.

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