Sam - August 15, 2016
Using a VPN can be a great way to access geo-blocked content such as Netflix on your computer. By changing your IP address a VPN can make Netflix think you are browsing the internet in the USA. This allows people living outside the USA to use their service.
However with Netflix improving their location blocking all the time, this is becoming harder and harder to do. While some paid VPNs still offer dedicated Netflix unblocking services, it is becoming rarer and rarer for a free VPN to offer a reliable unblocking service.
ProxyRack VPN is a reliable and free way to unblock Netflix content wherever you are in the world. In fact, ProxyRack VPN has a server dedicated to unblocking Netflix that has currently unblocked over 508,000 Netflix movies.
Check out our guide on how to unblock Netflix and make sure that next time you want to watch a movie, TV show or documentary on Netflix you will have no problems doing just that.
Why use a VPN to unblock Netflix?
As well as all the security features a VPN offers, a VPN also allows you to access a website with an IP address from a different country. This allows you to access content that is blocked in your country of residence.
Since January of this year, Netflix has actually been available in most countries throughout the world. However China is still a pretty big exception so if you live in China, using a VPN can be a great way to access Netflix, as well as all the other sites blocked in China.
So if Netflix is available in almost every country in the world, you may be wondering what the point of using a VPN to access the service is. If that is the case, read on and I’ll explain.
Why use Netflix US
Despite Netflix likely being available in your country of residence, the service on offer varies drastically from one country to another. For example, the US has a much higher number of movies and shows available to stream, even when compared to countries like the UK and Australia.
In fact in March this year it was found that Netflix users in Australia could only access 38.29% of movie titles and 34.5% of TV show titles that Netflix USA offers. This includes blockbuster TV shows such as Breaking Bad and Sherlock.
The reason behind this is that content deals are negotiated on a regional, not on a global scale. This allows distribution companies to get more money as they can sign multiple deals with each different region. The problem for the customer is that due to the intricacies of these deals the service varies wildly from one region to another.
So basically for anyone wanting to access the most TV shows and movies possible, the only way to do this is through the use of a VPN.
The good news is that despite using a VPN it is still possible to get top quality streaming. Of course, the exact quality you receive will depend on a number of variables including the strength of your home network.
However using a VPN should still allow you to stream HD quality movies and TV shows.
How to bypass Netflix block for Free using ProxyRack VPN
While there are many services out there that will unblock Netflix USA for you, ProxyRack is advantageous as it is completely free to use. After all, if you are already paying for your Netflix subscription you don’t want to have to spend even more money to watch the shows.
Using ProxyRack to unblock Netflix USA is a very simple process. Firstly you need to go to www.proxyrack.com/vpn/ to sign up to their service. You will then be redirected to the VPN download which you can simply install in a few moments.
After this, it is simply a case of selecting the server dedicated to unblocking Netflix and you will be ready to go!
Problems accessing Netflix
One of the problems is that since Netflix unveiled its expanded service earlier in the year, they also started to make a more concerted effort to stop people using VPNs to access their service.
This means that that there is a chance of getting blocked while trying to access Netflix USA. For example a slight change to Netflix’s site mechanics could see you unable to access the service. There are however some simple things you can do to fix this or stop it from happening.
Firstly you can use the long trusted restart your computer option. This has been solving computer problems for decades and is also a good solution to this problem. In a similar vein, you can try reinstalling your software.
If this doesn’t work you can get in contact with ProxyRack VPN’s customer support by clicking the help desk option on the VPN. You can then submit a ticket containing the information in ‘Show Log’. Someone from the ProxyRack VPN customer service team will then get back to you as soon as possible with a solution to the problem.
So that is how you can still access Netflix USA for free. Until Netflix is able to negotiate worldwide content deals that are the same in each geographical area there will be a need to use a VPN to access their service.
While Netflix will continue to upgrade their ability to block VPNs, VPNs will continue to update their methods as well. This means that for the foreseeable future you will be able to access Netflix USA using a VPN.