NetflixVPN Review- Does is unlock Netflix & is it worth it?
Overview & Jurisdiction
With the name NetflixVPN, it’s quite obvious what the service is about. However, its functionality is not only limited to access different Netflix libraries only.
It works just like any other VPN service and offers nifty features for users. Their main objective is Netflix but the provider states on its website that users can unblock over 200 streaming sites with its service.
On the other hand, one of the main positives are its cheap pricing plan. Its light on the wallet, but that does mean it lacks in few areas.
For instance, the VPN does not have a client software of its own, so I used OPENVPN GUI to test NetflixVPN.
As for the jurisdiction of the service, unfortunately, the official website does not offer any information. From a privacy standpoint, that is a big concern as VPN location plays a big role in the kind of data a service can disclosed when called upon by authorities.
So how does it perform in accessing US Netflix? Is it worth investing?
Let’s dive into NetflixVPN review to see the astonishing results.
The pricing of this VPN is one factor that enticed me. If you’re unsure about the service, you can always try the one month package that costs only $4.00.
In case you need the service for a short time, perhaps you’re travelling or you just want to be sure, the one month option is the best to make sure that you have the most suitable service.
But if you want to commit to a long term package, you can go for the yearly package. It drops your monthly price to a mere $2.50 a month and a total of $30 for the whole year, which is what – Peanuts!
Another factor that I loved about the pricing of NetflixVPN is that no matter what plan you choose, you get all the features and there is no such thing as a basic or premium account.
Netflix Connectivity – Can you access US Netflix?
To test its main feature, I tried to connect to a US server. Sadly, I had to try it multiple times, at least 5, before I got connected. There was a constant error regarding certification errors during connection.
Once a successful connection was established, I launched Netflix and checked if I was able to access the US library.
I looked up content such as Avengers: Infinity War, a movie that is only available in the US Netflix. The movie was available, adding to my excitement.
However, then came the dreaded part! As I played the movie, Netflix was able to detect that I was using a VPN and denied me access.
The company does not have a client software of its own but you can use platforms such as OPENVPN.GUI and Cisco Anyconnect.
I used OPENVPN.GUI to test the service, almost every server that I tested connected swiftly.
To test the speed with and without NetflixVPN, I conducted speed tests using speedtest.xfinity.com.
I experienced a download speed drop of almost 50%, which is quite shocking and not a favorable result for anyone trying to stream online on Netflix or any other geo-restricted website.
Luckily, the upload speed drop was not as alarming it went down from 1.4Mbps to 1.2Mbps, which is a mere 14% drop.
Terms and Disallowed Use of NetflixVPN
As per the Terms and Conditions of the company, there is no discussion about the logging policy, which is a concern if you want privacy along with the ability to stream content online.
NetflixVPN highlights a list of thing you shouldn’t do with the VPN. You should not indulge in any illegal activity, share your credentials with others, use P2P other than the designated servers, and more.
Furthermore, the company disallows any behavioral misconduct such as harassment, abuse, impersonate someone else and so on.
But the most worrying fact is that the company has mentioned limited information on its website, unlike other VPN services in the industry.
This makes it a little shady, furthermore, it does not even tell which jurisdiction it falls under.
Number of Servers
NetflixVPN offers 17 servers for its users. Some popular locations include:
- Australia Server
There are specific servers for downloading P2P files. These include Luxembourg, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, Russia and Hong Kong.
To check if I had successfully connected to the American server I used IPlocation.net.
As can be seen from the image below, the server connected successfully without any leaks.
IP Leak test
To confirm our tests, I conducted a further test using IPleak.net, below is the image proving that there were no IP leaks in the service.
Once again NetflixVPN, proved to be successful and no leaks were found during the test, which is quiet impressive.
Especially owing to the fact that I conducted these tests more than once at different times and with different server locations.
Given the NetflixVPN is relatively a new VPN, it offers limited options for customer support. You will not find a live chat support which is available 24/7.
The chat support is one thing that disappointed me very much. The only method to contact the provider is by filling out a form listed under Contact Us.
The company offers several protocols for you, so you can select the one that serves your needs:
NetflixVPN is available on multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac OS, Android and much more.
However, owing to the fact that the service does not have a client software of its own, you will have to set up the VPN manually.
Our experience and Verdict
While NetflixVPN does not ace in the VPN industry, our experience during the NetflixVPN review was rather undivided.
Some negatives included its inability to play media on US Netflix, weak customer support, and download speed drops of around 50%. Perhaps, NetflixVPN can use these shortcomings as areas for improvement.
On a positive note, I did not face any IP leaks. All the servers offered by the company actually worked. Another benefit for a small time user is its extremely low price. In fact even if you opt for a longer plan the price keeps falling to a mere $ 2.50 which is really nothing.
As a cyber security advocate, I would rate the service 2/5.
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