Netflix is the largest online streaming channel in the world, with 130 million subscribers. Having such a large user base, it makes one wonder if their content library is globally the same.
You see, Netflix imposes a regional lock on its content due to licensing and copyrights. Therefore a show that is available in the US might not be available in Australia and vice versa.
Naturally, people want to use a VPN to access geo-restricted Netflix content; however, those of us that have been living under the rock, Netflix restricts the use of VPN with their service.
Sometimes, you may encounter an annoying Netflix proxy error. However, it is no big deal. I have discussed the solution in this blog, so make sure you stick around.
Does PureVPN work with Netflix?
No one likes jitters and lag when streaming Netflix, especially when you’re zoned out in your favorite shows. I mean, you’ll be watching along just fine and all of a sudden annoying buffering wheel shows out of nowhere.
It’s no coincidence, your Netflix streaming sucks. You see, when you’re busy binge-watching season of Breaking bad, ISPs are busy monitoring and throttling the hell out of your bandwidth.
Fortunately, PureVPN Netflix is renowned for its legendary anonymous streaming speeds therefore, you can use it to:
PureVPN Speed for Netflix
It’s no surprise that some regions get a more extensive selection of Netflix content and streaming speed.
For instance, US Netflix has the largest library of TV shows and movies, and their speed is considerably faster than what you would get in, let say Asian countries. This is because there is simply a larger audience to cater to in the US,
Fortunately, PureVPN Netflix utilizes cunning algorithms and its arsenal of strategically placed servers to give you unbiased turbocharged Netflix streaming speeds.
5 Steps to Use PureVPN with Netflix
When you fire up the PureVPN desktop application, there is a tab called the “Select Mode”, under this tab, there are a couple of modes that you can choose for a different type of situations.
You can click on the purpose button to learn what exactly each mode does.
Typically, you want to leave it in Internet freedom mode, therefore I did not bother to change it.
When you choose any of the modes, you will be prompt to the server selection dashboard where you can either select servers by countries or cities.
Since I wanted to unblock US Netflix, therefore I choose a US server. The application automatically connected me to Salt Lake City, which I guess must be the most optimized server for me.
After that, a simple search for US Netflix brought me to their home page, which would have been otherwise restricted for me.
Video Guide: How to Unblock Netflix with PureVPN:
PureVPN Testing Videos with Netflix in Canada, UK, and Australia (21st May 2020)
Testing Video of Netflix in UK
Testing Video of Netflix in Australia
Wasn’t that super simple?
Now I know you must be wondering, does PureVPN work with Netflix on every US server, well I’m one step ahead of you. I connected PureVPN to other US-based servers just for testing purposes and surprisingly enough all of them worked with Netflix US; however, the Houston server worked a bit slow for me.
Next, I decided to change Mode just to see if everything worked the same and what do you know… surprise, Netflix works! And just as smooth too.
Full disclosure! Netflix technically doesn’t approve of this hack, therefore, it can block IP addresses associated with VPN providers.
However, communicating with PureVPN’s customer support should provide you with an unlocked server and IP address to Netflix and chill.
PureVPN Netflix Proxy Error? Try These Fixes
Since Netflix blocks the use of VPN with its streaming service whenever you try to access any library other than the one in your region, you might get a Netflix proxy error with PureVPN.
Check IP Address
As I mentioned earlier, Netflix restricts users based on their IP addresses. Therefore you must make sure you have your real IP so that you can compare it with the one that PureVPN provides you with. This way, you can verify IP leaks of your network.
To see your real IP, head on over to our free IP checker tool. You should know the IP address associated with your network.
Note: Whenever the PureVPN app didn’t work with Netflix, I just switched to their chrome extension. That said, if, for some reason, you aren’t able to unblock Netflix. They will refund your money through PureVPN’s 31-day money-back guarantee.
Unblock Netflix with PureVPN on Multiple Devices
For Android and iOS
- Subscription PureVPN through their Offical website.
- Now download the PureVPN app on your Android device.
- Launch the PureVPN app and Select > ‘Stream Mode’ from the mode selection menu.
- Next, tap on channels and then tap on Netflix US.
- Simply launch the Netflix app on your Android device and enjoy it.
For Windows and Mac
- Just like before, you need to purchase yourself a PureVPN subscription.
- Next up download and Install the PureVPN app on Windows or Mac.
- Launch the PureVPN app on your system and choose
- After that, click on Channels and choose Netflix US.
- That’s it, you’re set to enjoy US Netflix on your desired web browser.
If you’re looking for more comprehensive setup for Netflix, you can check out PureVPN’s Netflix setup guides.
PureVPN Browser Extension for Netflix
You can access Netflix US with just the PureVPN app; however, without a PureVPN extension, your browser will suffer from DNS leaks.
Now you might be wondering why is that a big deal, well as we discussed earlier, Netflix is prone to blocking IPs suspected of coming from a VPN server.
Now, if your browser is not safe in the first place, it makes it that more likely, that you will be blocked from viewing their content library.
Therefore, the only sure-fire way of accessing Netflix’s US library is to use both the PureVPN extension as well as the client parallel to one another.
Will I still be able to Access US Netflix with PureVPN if I’m traveling abroad?
Absolutely! PureVPN has one of the largest server counts in the VPN industry. Their 2000+ optimized servers and global coverage of 140+ countries should offer you unprecedented access to Netflix US no matter which part of the world you are in.
You can check out the complete PureVPN’s Netflix server list here.
Will PureVPN slow down my Speed while Streaming Netflix?
There is no reason to beat around the bush, VPN does slightly degrade your streaming speeds, however, PureVPN is considerably faster than other providers I have used. In some cases, PureVPN might even help you boost up your speeds if your ISP is known to throttle Netflix traffic.
Netflix’s biased content library is very frustrating, to say the least. The fact that US members have such an amazing library of contents entices users to look for some sort of loophole.
Fortunately, as we have discussed in this blog, PureVPN Netflix’s seamless integration makes accessing foreign libraries virtually effortless and if you encounter any proxy issues, their technical support team should provide you with a fresh dedicated Netflix IP.
I hope you found this blog informative, do let us know which servers worked best for you.