Streaming movies and TV shows is one of the main activities that people perform on the Internet. With the sudden eruption of services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu are a testament to this fact. Statistics show that in an Internet minute, 694,444 hours of Netflix is streamed by users worldwide.
Unlike most online streaming services, Netflix is the only one that is available all over the globe. At the same time, Netflix cannot guarantee that a TV show or move available to viewers in one country will also be watchable in different regions.
Although Netflix Mexico has a sizable content library relative to other regions, the titles available in US Netflix is significantly larger still.
In this article, I will explain how you can get American Netflix in Mexico and unlock a whole new range of shows and movies for a few memorable bingeing sessions.
Getting American Netflix in Mexico
Netflix displays a unique content library to a subscriber depending on the country they are accessing the service from. This that the Netflix an American is seeing is not the same as what a Mexican sees.
Your IP address carries the flag of your country (metaphorically), which is how Netflix knows the region you are accessing it from.
This is bad if you’re a Mexican, but good if you’re an American because the titles available to you will depend on your country.
A VPN service works by connecting you to a remote server and using the IP address of this server to represent you.
As such, you if you connect to a US server using a VPN, you will be able to access the complete content library of Mexico.
The Best VPN Provider
To enjoy your favorite Netflix shows irrespective of its availability in Mexico you need a VPN service with:
- Servers in the US that can bypass Netflix’s VPN ban
- Fast server speeds to enable high-quality streaming
The one VPN provider that meets these two criteria while also offering affordable subscription rates is Surfshark.
Surfshark made its foray into the VPN industry about a year ago but has already become a top choice for Netflix enthusiasts to unblock their favorite shows.
The 800+ servers of Surfshark have the penetrating ability to fool Netflix’s defenses and get you past its firewalls with ease.
Moreover, Surfshark delivers impressive speeds which are essential for high quality online streaming. The best Surfshark plan is available for only $1.99/month, making it one of the cheapest VPN services for Netflix.
Step 1: Visit official Surfshark website and sign up for a subscription plan
Step 2: Download the Surfshark VPN app on your device
Step 3: Launch the app once the download and install has completed
Step 4: Connect to a US server
Step 5: Open Netflix app/website to enable access to US Netflix
Difference Between US Netflix and Other Regions
Netflix keeps updating its content library for all regions. It is hard to give an exact count of the number of titles that are available in any region because new titles are added almost every day.
According to Finder, US Netflix had 5,632 number of titles compared to the 4,162 titles in Mexico (last updated June 2018).
This gives you a good estimate that Mexicans are likely missing out on a lot of great titles that Americans can enjoy at will.
However, this isn’t entirely as unfair as we might as first assume because Netflix is more expensive in the US than in some other regions.
The cost of Netflix in the US for the most popular plan is $13/month compared to $7.86/month in Mexico. So, if you are in Mexico, purchased a Netflix subscription within the country, and then use Surfshark to connect to US server, you will be able to enjoy American exclusive content at a cheaper price.
That’s an absolute steal, don’t you think? 😉
Has Netflix Imposed a Ban on VPN Services?
Yes, Netflix went after VPN services, blacklisting them in January 2016. Although many providers were affected as a consequence, the stronger ones prevailed and are still perfectly capable of penetrating proxy detection mechanism of Netflix which leads to the following error message:
VPN services like Surfshark aren’t affected by this and their US servers easily enable access to Netflix without getting halted in its tracks by this dreadful black screen shown above.
Using Smart DNS Services for Netflix
Although Smart DNS services are not as reliable as VPNs when it comes to unblocking Netflix, some services can help you with this. Unlocator is one such Smart DNS service that is often touted as a good solution for Netflix streaming.
Once again, you can’t expect the same reliability from a Smart DNS service for Netflix, it does work perfectly well for many users. So, it won’t be a bad idea if you want to give it a try.
American Netflix is a treasure trove for offshore subscribers of Netflix, including Mexicans. It is fortunate that we have cheap and powerful solutions in the form of Surfshark that destroy geographical restrictions and give us unrestricted access to Netflix content for long bingeing nights!