Netflix is the largest online streaming service 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.
Unfortunately, however, that is not the case.
You see… Netflix imposes a regional lock on their content due to licensing and copyrights, therefore a show that is available in the US might not be available in China and vice versa.
Naturally people want to use a VPN service to access Foreign Netflix content, however, those of us that have been living under the rock, Netflix restricts the use of VPN with their service!!!
Although PureVPN Netflix works reliably in unblocking restricted contents, sometimes you may encounter an annoying proxy error with Netflix. However, it is no big deal and I have discussed the solution for it in this blog, so make sure you stick around.
For a detailed review read our guide on PureVPN.
Why Use PureVPN to Unblock Netflix US?
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:
Get Rid of Bandwidth Throttling
Throttling occurs when internet service provider suspects an IP of consuming too much bandwidth either streaming or downloading. Since PureVPN has tons of optimized encrypted servers all across the globe, you can literally blind your ISP and consume as much Netflix as you want by simply switching servers and IPs.
Turbocharge Streaming Speeds
It’s no surprise some regions get a broader selection of Netflix library and streaming speeds. U.S Netflix, for instance, has the largest library of Netflix content and their speeds are 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 U.S, a classic example of demand and supply.
Fortunately, PureVPN Netflix utilizes cunning algorithms and its arsenal of strategically placed servers to give you unbiased turbocharged Netflix streaming speeds.
Can you access Netflix U.S with PureVPN desktop app?
PureVPN is great when it comes to streaming restricted Netflix contents and no content library is perhaps more enticing than the US. This is why so many people have adapted to a simple hack of using a VPN to access US Netflix.
Unfortunately, ever since Netflix updated their policy, it no longer works with most VPN services.
However, we have tested PureVPN time and again with Netflix and it worked like a charm, granted you use the right settings, as there are quite a few to choose from.
Now there are always going to be skeptics thinking it’s all a scam, so for them, I’m going to demonstrate the procedure with proof down below.
How to connect to Netflix via PureVPN?
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.
Either way, when you choose any of the modes you will be prompted to the server selection dashboard where you can either select servers by countries or cities. Since I wanted to unblock U.S Netflix, therefore I choose a U.S 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 Netflix U.S brought me to their home page, which would have been otherwise restricted for me.
Wasn’t that super simple?
Now I know you must be wondering, does Pure Netflix work on every U.S server, well I’m one step ahead of you. I connected PureVPN to other U.S based servers just for testing purposes and surprisingly enough all of them worked with Netflix U.S; however, 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, surprise Netflix works! And just as smooth too.
Full disclosure! Netflix technically doesn’t approve of this hack, therefore, can block IP addresses associated with VPN providers.
I mean, after all, they are not dumb!
However, communicating with PureVPN’s professional chat support should provide you with an unlocked server and IP address to Netflix and chill.
Can PureVPN mobile allow you to access Netflix US?
After successfully accessing Netflix U.S with PureVPN desktop application, I also tried accessing it with the mobile application. I was intrigued to find out does PureVPN work with Netflix.
Luckily, I encountered no issue with it and every content played in full HD resolution without a hitch. I don’t know why so many people still think PureVPN blocked by Netflix.
Does PureVPN help unblock foreign Netflix libraries?
Since Netflix is a global sensation, you may want to access content from other regions. However, as we are aware, most streaming services including Netflix restricts content to their respective regions due to licensing limitations. This is why you might find PureVPN Netflix blocked in other regions.
Although we have already unblocked the U.S Netflix library with PureVPN, I was intrigued to see if PureVPN could unblock libraries from other regions as well.
Switching through multiple servers from multiple countries, I was disappointed to see that PureVPN was unable to unlock the library from either of the countries listed below:
Instead of being greeted with a vast library of international content, I was presented with a black screen and an error message.
However, after a quick chat with the PureVPN tech support, It turns out PureVPN does not currently allow access to foreign libraries other than the US which does rectify the cause of the error message.
Moreover, PureVPN only boasts U.S Netflix unblocking with their service and does not falsify any other claims.
Use PureVPN browser extension to Unblock Netflix US
When you purchase a PureVPN subscription plan you essentially get two tools, one is a multi-platform client for mobile and desktop and other is a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome.
Although you can access Netflix U.S with just the PureVPN application alone, however without a PureVPN Netflix 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 U.S library is to use both the PureVPN extension as well as the client parallel to one another.
See our video on how to unblock Netflix with PureVPN:
5 Easy Steps to Fix the Proxy Error using PureVPN extension
Since Netflix blocks the use of VPN with their streaming service whenever you try to access any library other than the one in your region, you will get a PureVPN Netflix proxy error.
Is PureVPN not working with Netflix? Don’t worry, there is a very easy fix to this problem which I’ll list below.
- Purchase the PureVPN subscription & download the client + extension
First things first, you need to purchase the actual PureVPN subscription which you can do by simply going to the PureVPN website.
It does not matter which plan you purchase, however longer subscription plans come with discounts.
Now that you have purchased the subscription plan, it’s time to get the extension for your browser, which you can do by heading over to the PureVPN extension page.
2. Verify your IP without PureVPN
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 simply head on over to our free IP checker tool. You should see the IP address associated with your network.
3. Enable PureVPN
Now that you’re done with the IP verification, it’s time to head onto your browser and locate the PureVPN extension tab.
Once you’re there, click on the extension tab and you should see a list of popular streaming services. Since we want to access Netflix U.S, we are going to just select that.
4. Verify your IP once more
Remember we checked our own IP? Well now, it’s time to use it. Since we are connected to the VPN server, our IP should be different from the default one. To verify this head over again to the IP checking tool.
You must expect a different IP address than your original one.
5. Finally, launch Netflix
Now that you’ve successfully masked your original IP, it’s time to visit Netflix now. Pick a show you want to watch and enjoy the seamless streaming experience without any lags or restrictions.
5 Steps to Fix the Proxy Error on Android Devices
- First things first, you need to purchase a PureVPN subscription. Like I said earlier, the longer the better.
- Now download the PureVPN app on your Android device.
- Once the app downloads, launch the PureVPN app and select Stream mode from the mode selection menu.
- Next, tap on channels and then tap on Netflix US.
- Once you’re done with that, simply launch the Netflix app on your Android device and enjoy.
Fix Netflix Proxy Error on Windows & Mac
- Just like before, you need to purchase yourself a PureVPN subscription.
- Next up download and Install the PureVPN app on your Windows or Mac computer.
- Once you’re done with that, launch the PureVPN app on your system and choose
- After that, click on Channels and choose Netflix US.
- That’s it, you’re all set to enjoy unlimited US Netflix on your desired web browser.
PureVPN’s Dedicated IP for Netflix
By now you might have an idea about Netflix’s dreaded proxy error. I’ve already discussed multiple methods to get past the annoying proxy error, however, I’m still going to cover one last method using PureVPN’s dedicated IP.
Now you might be wondering what a dedicated IP is? Well, I’ll tell you.
As the name suggests, a dedicated IP is a unique address only assigned to a single hosting account. Unlike share IPs, you’ll have the IP address all to yourself.
Although shared IPs work perfectly with Netflix, you do have to keep swapping them from time to time when you encounter the PureVPN Netflix error.
Dedicated IPs on the other hand, don’t suffer from this issue. Since you’ll be using a unique IP address, you’ll have a much higher success rate.
Now, of course, such perks come with a price. Since dedicated IPs aren’t included with standard subscription plans, you’ll have to purchase it as an add-on.
PureVPN offers dedicated IPs for the following countries:
- Hong Kong
If you’re interested in getting a dedicated IP for yourself, here are the current pricing plans:
How to Use PureVPN for Netflix App Through Dedicated IP (Windows & Mac setup)
Using PureVPN’s Dedicated IP is no different than using thousands of shared IPs that come with PureVPN by default.
That said, since I’m assuming you guys are newbies, I’m going to cover the setup steps for both Windows and Mac.
Since the steps for both Windows and Macs are virtually the same, I’m only going discuss the setup steps for any one of them.
- Launch up the PureVPN Windows app and click on Change Mode
- Now select the Dedicated IP option.
- Now in the field that appears, type in the server address/hostname for Netflix Streaming.
- Once you’re done with that, simply hit connect.
- That’s it, you can now head on to your browser and enjoy unhindered and uninterrupted Netflix streaming experience.
If you’re looking for more comprehensive setup steps for Netflix, you can checkout PureVPN’s Netflix setup guides.
How to use PureVPN with Netflix
Using PureVPN with Netflix is super simple and only requires two things to get you started. The first thing you need is a subscription plan for Netflix and the second is a browser extension for PureVPN.
Launch the PureVPN extension to see the popular website section where you can connect to Netflix U.S for uninterrupted streaming.
Will I still be able to access US Netflix 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 U.S no matter which part of the world you are in.
You can check out the complete PureVPN Netflix server list here.
Which device can I use to watch Netflix US?
Netflix is multi-platform compatible; therefore, you can watch it on your laptop, desktop, smartphone, tablet, media streaming devices and even on your smart TV. The only prerequisite is that your device must also support the PureVPN application.
Will Netflix PureVPN slow down my streaming speeds?
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.
Why Do Netflix libraries vary from region to region?
Content production and distribution aren’t that straightforward. According to Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, Netflix library varies in each country because of territorial licensing. For example, if Star Wars doesn’t yield a good revenue in some country, that country wouldn’t buy broadcasting licenses for it. Hence Netflix libraries vary from region to region.
What Features Should I Look for When Buying a VPN for Netflix?
A Netflix compatible VPN is the one that doesn’t let your streaming speeds suffer. It should also give you unprecedented access to most global Netflix libraries.
Here’s what you should look for:
- Should offer features like Split Tunneling
- Must offer dedicated IPs
- Should be able to counter ISP throttling
- Must be able to bypass regional blocks
- Should offer a lot of diverse servers to connect
Is It Legal To Access US Netflix With A VPN?
Yes, it is completely safe to access US Netflix with a VPN service. Since you’re not pirating any content, you are completely free to access any regional Netflix library you like.
What If PureVPN Netflix not working?
Hmm! First of all, I’ve been using PureVPN for quite some time and haven’t come across a situation where I’m completely unable to access Netflix. For instance, whenever the app didn’t work, I just switched to their chrome extension. That said, if for some reason you just aren’t able to unblock Netflix, you can just get your money back through PureVPN’s 31-day money back guarantee.
Why can’t I access Netflix with other VPNs?
That simple, Netflix hate VPNs. In order to avoid facing a backlash from copyright holders, Netflix goes to great lengths to block VPN services. Netflix uses powerful algorithms to detect whenever you’re streaming through a VPN. Once you’re caught, you’ll be prompted to the dreaded proxy error. That said, PureVPN for Netflix offers thousands of whitelisted IPs to access unblock any regional library of Netflix.
Netflix’s biased content library is very frustrating, to say the least. The fact that U.S 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 and Netflix both go hand in hand. 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.