Netflix Nord

Netflix and NordVPN work best while using one of the official NordVPN applications. My experience is that Netflix and NordVPN don’t work well together, if you’re accessing Netflix via a VPN-enabled router. Netflix has massive resources. The company is aware that people want to use VPN services to bypass Netflix restrictions. For NordVPN, Netflix is a walk in the park. It’s capable of gaining access easily, and it has a ton of servers to choose from, so it’s a great choice for any of the above circumstances. If you want to get full and unrestricted Netflix access, then Nord is really quite an affordable solution which will give you access to the entire worldwide Netflix content library. Pricing starts off at 3.45/month if you get the 3 year plan which we’d recommend as that’s the best value by far.

Are you bored of watching the same shows and movies available to you on your local Netflix or you want to access better content available in other regions of the world? Then packing your bags and moving to another country may not be the right solution! Instead, try using a reliable Virtual Private Network (VPN) to cheat the system.

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NordVPN is one of the most popular VPN services out there. It claims to work with Netflix of many different countries. If you are a Netflix buff, then you might already know that the paid streaming service content varies from one region to another, which means you may have a limited choice of shows available to you. This limitation is due to rights that limit Netflix from showing content in different countries.

However, if you are interested in the watching show from available in a different country then you have to figure out a way to work around the limitation and the easiest and most effective way is using a VPN. Unfortunately, Netflix is designed in such a manner that it can immediately detect if a VPN is being used to access the service.

In effect, there are only a small number of leading VPN services that can unblock Netflix reliable, and even the best of them have their limitations. In this post, we share our experience of testing NordVPN Netflix. We examined how well the service works, its usability and the libraries you can access.

Why Choose NordVPN?

The many features of NordVPN make it ideal for protecting your information online as well as streaming. With NordVPN, you get access to one of the largest networks of the leading VPN services, with over 5,000 servers spread across 62 countries.

Thanks to its impressive infrastructure, It has the ability to unblocking a large variety of streaming platforms, including the most popular one such as Hulu, BBC iPlayer and Amazon Prime Video. Furthermore, with NordVPN, you can choose to connect to a specific server in a city, which will enable you to sidestep regional restrictions like the ones imposed by the UFC, NHL and MLB.

The unique thing about NordVPN’s services is that protecting your security is at the forefront of what they do. You can rest easy in the knowledge that its combination of features will keep your activities private through the combination of their powerful 256-bit AES encryption, IPv6, DNS, WebRTC leak protection, a stringent no-logs policy, and immaculate forward secrecy. The desktop clients of NordVPN have an app-specific kill switch.

Finally, NordVPN is perfect for anyone who is a fan of Netflix and wishes to access the US version or other versions of other countries. It useful, user friendly and is available for all leading operating systems and devices.

Guide To Using Netflix using NordVPN

Are you new to using NordVPN? Fortunately, using NordVPN is simple, and straightforward, you can unblock geo-restricted services like Netflix with a few simple steps:

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  • Register for NordVPN.
  • Download the relevant client for the device’s OS. NordVPN offers apps for iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux.
  • Select your preferred Netflix library.
  • Connect to a NordVPN server in the country of your selected Netflix library.
  • Try out if the service is working. You can begin watching instantly, but if you are facing issues, then try clearing the cache and reloading the page.

Accessing Another Country’s Netflix Library Through Free VPN

Using a free VPN may be great for your pocket, but there are many come disadvantages that you won’t have to endure with a premium tier service. Free VPN users have to deal with slow connection speeds because of the limited server network choices. Slow speeds are bad for streaming because you end up with low-resolution videos and lagging.

Another major issue with most free VPNs is that it is unlike that the server networks you are on will allow you to bypass Netflix’s advanced VPN-detection. There are also monthly data caps, unreliable speeds, and queuing systems that will bog down your viewing pleasure.

Many a time Free VPN services have a catch, which means they aren’t entirely free. Some services will entice you with higher speeds for a fee or worse, and you unknowingly pay in personal data for the free features. Your free VPN might be using data like the ads you click or close, and the websites you frequent. All this information about your behaviours can be sold, which goes against the fundamental purpose of using a VPN service in the first place.

Free VPN service might also put you at a higher risk by exposing you to threats like malware infestation, DNS leaks and not encrypting your traffic. The Hola botnet incident that occurred in 2016 teaches us the free VPN service despite their size or popularity can put you at serious risk.

The only way to avoid any unwanted scenarios is to rely only on a trusted VPN service that follows a strict no personally identifiable data logging policy.

Can NordVPN unblock Netflix from anywhere?

Not all VPNs are created the same. This is why we conducted tests on more than 50 VPN service providers to know if they work nicely with Netflix. Fortunately, NordVPN can unlock the international libraries of Netflix. Out of the 30 countries we tested, Netflix NordVPN unlocked six of the most popular Netflix regions, namely: Netflix US, UK, Canada, Australia, Japan and the Netherlands.

We tested NordVPN on a variety of devices, and we found it to be adequately working on desktop browsers or mobile apps for the regions mentioned above. Having said that, Netflix continues to crack down on VPNs and may block access for business reasons.

So, what if you connect outside the six mentioned regions of Netflix? Well, Nord VPN Netflix will unblock the US version of Netflix through a DNS proxy. For example, you are connected to a French location on NordVPN and want to watch Netflix; then you are most likely to be redirected to Netflix USA library. Worry not! Outside Netflix, your traffic will appear to be coming from France.

Why does NordVPN prefer only six locations for unblocking Netflix?

Now, there is no official word on this matter. However, five of the six regions supported by NordVPN for Netflix unblocking have the highest market penetration. In simple terms, these regions are mostly watched by Netflix users. The sixth region of Japan is supported because of the large number of Netflix exclusives made in the Japanese region. In reality, when you surf the libraries of these six regions, you will understand that NordVPN provides with you a wide variety of Netflix region-exclusives. It’s something that very few VPNs can provide.

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Mark is a cyber security enthusiast. He loves to spread knowledge about cybersecurity with his peers. He also loves to travel and writing his travel diaries.

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Ok so I didn’t think I’d be writing posts about methods to access different versions of Netflix. Why? Well, simply because nothing worked very well. The main reason was that Netflix introduced a restriction to block all ‘commercially’ registered IP addresses from accessing their services. So if you weren’t connecting using a residential IP address then you couldn’t access Netflix properly at least to stream anything.

What does this mean? In case you’re not aware, IP addresses can be classified according to who registered them. All ISPs (Internet service providers) for example have their addresses classified as residential because they’re assigned to home users to connect to the internet. It’s a simple way for anyone to determine if they’re accepting a connection from a residential or commercial connection. The problem for proxy and VPN providers is that all their IP addresses are classed as commercial so they can actually be identified on this basis.

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Several years ago, Netflix decided that the easiest way to stop VPNs being used to change your Netflix locale was to ban commercial IP addresses. It worked, big time and VPNs overnight became fairly useless for accessing different versions of Netflix. You’d get one of the standard proxy detection messages if you tried to access from a commercial address using a VPN –

It was a real shame as suddenly you were locked into the Netflix region you happened to be in. So only US residents could watch the great US version of Netflix and the European traveler was blocked from accessing their home version of Netflix when abroad. Also people who wanted to watch specific versions were denied access automatically. One group were very upset the Anime fans who enjoyed switching their Netflix access to Japan so they could watch the Japanese anime shows which aren’t on other versions of Netflix.

NordVPN and Japanese Netflix

However recently this seems to have changed and one of the most popular VPN programs NordVPN now seems to work perfectly well with Japanese Netflix. So in practice all you need to do is fire up your VPN, switch to a Japanese server before you connect to Netflix. Netflix will think you’re in Japan and enable the Japan version for your enjoyment – here’s it working in practice.

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So what’s changed? Well it appears that Netflix has removed the requirement that blocks commercial IP addresses from accessing their service at least on some Netflix locales. This probably makes sense as although effective in blocking VPNs the measure also stopped lots of other people accessing their service as well. Anyone in work or operating through a corporate connection was also unable to access Netflix. You might argue that they shouldn’t use the streaming service from a workplace but is that really Netflix’s call to make? Also often the lines were blurring on the classification of these IP addresses, sometimes home users were using corporate addresses to access the internet perhaps through commercial networks servicing flats or large blocks.

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They are still definitely trying to block proxies and VPNs through other methods though. For example if too many people are using the same IP address concurrently you’ll still get the proxy error message. The way to ensure you bypass this is by rotating the proxies you use or having a provider like NordVPN who have hundreds of Japanese IP addresses available.

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For the moment though, the joys of Japanese Netflix are accessible to people outside Japan if you use the right VPN service. There are not many who h ave Japanese IP addresses but I’m presuming that as long as they’re not overloaded then they should work too. I would be very interested to hear if any other VPNs are working with Japanese Netflix in the comments below.