Netflix is one of the most popular videoservices online offering their users the chance to watch popular and hot TV shows and films online. For a set fee every month you can watch unlimited amount of programs and films. The only problem is when you go on a vacation and want to watch Netflix from abroad, from another nation than you have your registered Netflix account.
If you try to watch your Netflix account from another nation than where you have your registered account you will get an error message telling you that you can not watch the content from your current location. The reason is that Netflix blocks their content to people with an IP address outside the location in which they have a registered Netflix account. The solution is therefore to get an IP address in the nation in which you have a registered Netflix account.
How to get a new IP address?
You might wonder how you can get a new IP address in another country? It isn’t as hard as it sounds. There are different ways in which you can fix it, but the easiest way is to use a VPN service that will connect you to a server in the given country and as soon as you are connected you will surf the net with an IP address in that given country. Once you restart your web browser you should later be able to watch and enjoy your Netflix account again. A bonus is that most VPN tools encrypt your Internet connection making all your activity on the Internet hidden.
If you want to get hold of such a VPN service we can warmly recommend HotSpot Shield, one of the easiest tools to use. They allow you to make a subscription for a month, which can be useful if you need the service only for a short period of time.
It also goes very fast to get started with HotSpot Shield, so if you are in a hurry you can find yourself watching Netflix from abroad using HotSpot Shield in less than 5-6 minutes. All you need is to visit their website, sign up for their services, download their client and connect to a server in the nation in which you want to watch Netflix, and then you are ready to go at once! We often use HotSpot Shield exactly for this purpose ourselves, and it is really smooth and works great!
This article is updated frequently, so even if we originally wrote it back in 2013, we always come back to it to keep it up to date, making sure that you as our reader can find information that is still working perfectly and that will make you satisfied as you watch Netflix overseas or from wherever you are in the world!
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