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.

There are some nations in the world which still do not allow you to create a Netflix account. If you live in one of those you can easily bypass those restrictions following the instructions given in this article.

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 SimpleVPN, StrongVPN and HideMyAss. HideMyAss is the easiest tool to use and they have servers in more than 50 nations of the world. 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. StrongVPN often has the best speeds, but it is harder to get started with and require a minimum 3 month subscription. PureVPN is easy to use and easy to get started with, they offer a one month subscription, but only have servers in a few nations (though in the most important ones).

If you are in a hurry and want to get started right away and you want to watch your Netflix account in the USA from outside the USA, it is the same… all three services work great, but our favorites of the three mentioned tools are PureVPN and HideMyAss.

October 25, 2013 update
HideMyAss now have virtual servers in Europe giving you an IP address in USA, meaning that you get far better download speeds due to the fact that you are much closer to the actual server you connect to. Based on this the number one choice for those who want to watch US Netflix from abroad (from Europe), should be HideMyAss. Their virtual servers are located in Amsterdam and in London.

If you want to watch your Netflix account located in some other country, it is much easier to start with HideMyAss, so I guess that would be the service we recommend as the easiest and quickest service to use.

HideMyAss PureVPN

Watch your Netflix account from another country

Watch your Netflix account from another country



  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!

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