Looking for a VPN to use to access US Netflix? You've come to the right place. Here, we share five of the best VPN services for Netflix.
Have you ever been abroad and realised you can’t access the same Netflix content that you’d normally get when you’re at home? Have you been sad to find that the movie or TV show you want to watch isn’t available on the Netflix you’re connected to?
The good news is, there are ways around it. The bad news: it’s against Netflix’s terms and conditions to do so. Netflix does not want you to use a VPN to access region-blocked content, and because of that it is actively blocking VPN servers. It has become a cat-and-mouse game that even the best of VPNs can have trouble keeping up with.
So, while we’re about to share the best VPN services you can use to access Netflix, we would like to remind you that you should do so at your own risk, and that there will be times when some of the VPNs we recommend have trouble connecting due to new Netflix bans.
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Our pick of the best VPN for Netflix is NordVPN. It’s simple and easy to use, and in our experience it almost always works with Netflix. That’s because it has more than 4,000 servers across 62 countries, which is absolutely huge. So, if a server you’ve been using does get blocked by Netflix, there’ll be thousands of others to try. That number is growing rapidly, too.
If you’re not too worried about protecting your entire internet usage via the VPN, or like to switch server locations depending on what you’re up to, you can take advantage of NordVPN’s browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox, which come included in your subscription.
Mobile apps for iOS and Android are available as part of the package too.
You can currently get NordVPN for as little as £2/US$2.75 per month thanks to a three year deal that costs just $99 upfront. Alternatively, there’s a two year plan for £2.40/$3.29 per month, a one year plan for £4.15/$5.75 per month, or a one month plan for £8.60/$11.95.
Also a great choice is ExpressVPN. It’s simple but speedy, and offers a range of features that presents value for money despite the slightly higher price tag.
Plus, there’s currently a deal that’ll get you three extra months for free when you sign up for a 12 month deal, and you’ll have a 30-day money-back guarantee too.
We’ve found ExpressVPN to be reliable, with quick and efficient customer support should you ever get stuck. That includes a speedy resolution any time you have trouble connecting to Netflix.
As with NordVPN, you can get ExpressVPN for your browser or mobile device, too.
ExpressVPN starts at $6.67/£4.90 per month when you sign up to the yearly deal (with an extra 3 months included at no extra cost). It’s $9.99/£7.33 per month for six months, or $12.95/£9.50 for just the one.
Sign up for ExpressVPN here or find out more in our full ExpressVPN review.
PureVPN is an all-rounder that is very reasonably priced thanks to a special offer for Tech Advisor readers. You’ll pay just £1.40/$1.92 per month for three years, which is 80% off the £8/$10.95 monthly package available. There’s also a yearly option that works out at £3.63/$4.95 per month.
With more than 750 servers across 141 countries, connecting to Netflix is easy. It’s easy to install and is full of handy features such as mobile apps and a kill switch.
Great for those new to the idea of a VPN, CyberGhost is cheap and cheerful, with a range of pre-configured modes that’ll help you connect to Netflix in no time.
With more than 1,300 servers across 58 countries, you can choose the Unblock Streaming mode to find a server that works with Netflix. A kill switch adds extra privacy protection, and there are mobile apps available for all of your devices.
You can pay for CyberGhost monthly for £8.65/$11.99 per month, three months for £7.30/£9.99 or a year for just £2/£2.75 at the time of writing.
Another good option for beginners is IPVanish. It’s easy to install and includes a visual tutorial to guide you. Speedy technical support means you’ll be able to find a server that will allow you to connect to Netflix. There are more than 1,000 servers available across over 60 countries.
Thanks to a special deal with Tech Advisor, you can get IPVanish for $5.20/£3.85 per month if you opt for the yearly plan at time of writing. Alternative options include the 3 month plan for $8.99/£6.60 per month, or the monthly plan for $10/£7.35.