How To Watch American Netflix Abroad
After finally deciding to get that Netflix subscription, you are all excited to start watching some great content. You finish the registration process and sit back, ready to enjoy the show. Oh, I bet there’s even a slight, coy smile on your face and your eyes are wide, staring at the screen and getting ready to press that final button. Well, unless you are from the United States of America, I’m afraid that a smile is about to be wiped off your face.
It Is What It Is… Or Is It?
Restricted! Most of the great content is restricted! What you can watch depends on your location and, if you have just now realized that, then I can only imagine how frustrated you are. But, it’s just the way it is and you need to make peace with it. I know, I know. It really isn’t fair that the choice content in Australia, for example, is much smaller than in America. You need to learn to deal with it and get on with your life.
Or, do you? Well, actually, no, you don’t! Who thought you that it is okay to accept injustice? Because – it definitely isn’t. You need to fight for your right and you need to earn it. And when the rules strictly say that there is no logical way to earn that right, then there’s only one thing left. You need to bend the rules. Better yet, you need to make your own rules!
I might have made this sound like I’m preparing you to go into a battle or something. But, don’t worry; that’s not the case and you won’t need any armor or weapons. Although, one might argue that an Internet-connected device is a weapon enough. In any case, that’s all you are going to need. And, as you will see in a couple of minutes, winning this battle is not that difficult.
Now you are probably thinking that you need to be a computer wizard or something in order to make this happen and unlock all that content. Once again, you are wrong. The process is quite simple and anyone can do it. Just as long as you take the time to get yourself informed on the magic of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Learn more.
If you have read at least one article on VPNs, I bet you got even more confused than you were before. The problem is – they were all too technical and too detailed. Sure, that’s rather useful. But, when you are just getting familiar with this topic, it can be rather difficult to understand it by jumping right into all the technical stuff.
With that in mind, I am going to try and keep my explanation as straightforward as possible. Beginner-friendly, as one might say. Basically, this is like an encrypted tunnel between devices that gives you access to every website and every online service in a private and safe manner. That means that you can protect your online activity when you are, for example, connected to a public Wi-Fi.
However, it does so much more than that. And here’s something that interests us in particular. A VPN gives you access to all the region-restricted content. How? Let me try and simplify this as well. You’ll get access to everything you want by simply “pretending” that you are in a country in which the access is allowed.
Yes, this means you are “lying” to the Internet. But, hey, this is a battle, remember? And all is fair in… Okay, I’m taking it a bit too far there. The point is – you get to change your IP address and make it seem as if you were somewhere else. Of course, you need to find a good and reliable VPN provider if you want to do this in a safe and secure way.
Here’s what else you can get by using a VPN: https://www.lifewire.com/benefits-of-using-a-vpn-4688765
Remember, a Virtual Private Network serves many more purposes than the one I have explained here. But, for the sake of giving you only the info you need, I have decided not to go into many details. In other words, this is pretty much all you need to know if your goal is to watch Netflix outside the borders of America. Therefore, I won’t bother you with all the other functions of a VPN. But, if you want to learn more, nobody is stopping you from doing your research.
How Can It Help Me With Netflix?
Since the above was all you needed to know, I’m guessing that you can figure out on your own how this service can help you with Netflix. But, just in case you still don’t know how to actually do this on Netflix, let me quickly take you through the process. It’s really a piece of cake once you get the hang of it. And I’m sure you’re getting the hang of it already.
First things first, find and start using a good and reliable VPN provider. Once you have done that, you will have the possibility to connect to an American server, which will give you an American IP address. By doing that, you are making it appear as if you were located in the USA. Thanks to that, you can now open Netflix and start streaming whatever you like – because nothing is restricted in the land of the free.*
By Charlotte Wilson
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