How to watch my Netflix account from abroad?

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!

HotSpot Shield


This article was updated on May 24th, 2016. HotSpot Shield might not work with all Netflix regions, but it works with the most important regions. Give it a try!

Watch your Netflix account from another country

Watch your Netflix account from another country

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!

If you still should have any feedback or experience on watching Netflix from abroad that you want to share, please write a comment and share what you want the world to know!


  1. I have tried to watch Netflix from abroad using both HideMyAss and PureVPN and I must say that PureVPN has better speeds in general than HideMyAss. In addition I have found that, even though they have fever servers, those few servers normally has a bit better speeds, which means that it is a greater chance to get a good hit when using PureVPN. What is better with HideMyAss than with PureVPN, is that HideMyAss has a thirty day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied, while PureVPN only has a three day money back guarantee. But, because of the guarantees, just go for the service that seems the best to you and with the best prices. Do not forget that HideMyAss registrations happens a bit faster, so if you are in a hurry and want to watch Netflix in only a few minutes from now, choose HideMyAss, because with PureVPN it often takes about 1 hour before you receive your username and password), which again means that you have to wait until then before you can watch your Netflix account from wherever you are in the world.

  2. I am a netflix subscriber in the uk at the moment but going back to my country this coming next week i have actually already cancelled my Netflix but if i can watch it in my country i would like to contine my subscription kindly help me how do i do that? Last december i was in the philippines tried to connect my failed.

    • Hello! If you visit the Netflix website you can easily reactivate your Netflix account again, and then as you go back to the Philippines you can use a VPN like HIdeMyAss or PureVPN to get yourself a UK IP address, and then you will be able to watch Netflix also back home!

  3. Can I just clarify, can you set up your VPN account in UK in advance of going to France or should it be done when you are over there. Also, is there any difference if you are on an iPad?

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