What is the NSEZ-403 error on Netflix?

Have you ever tried to watch content on Netflix, but instead of watching the available content, all you see is the NSEZ-403 error message? What is the error message about? Is there a way to get rid of it?

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The official Netflix help page doesn’t give much information about this error message. But, based on our personal experience, the NSEZ error message comes when you use a VPN service. Are you using a VPN? That is most likely the reason you see the message.

If you don’t use a VPN, try opening your browser in a private window, or try to restart your browser with all add-ons disabled. It might help.

If you use a VPN and see thee error message

Netflix has recently changed their policy on VPN services. As a result, you can use VPN services while watching Netflix without seeing the proxy and unblocker error messages. But, the NSEZ 403 error is still around, and it is there blocking some IP addresses.

The easiest way to bypass the error message is by connecting to a different VPN server. Very few VPN servers will let you see this actual message, so you should simply try to connect to some other server. But, if you are using a free VPN or a VPN not working well with Netflix, connecting to a different server might not be a solution for you. If that is so, I will now recommend a couple of VPN services that will help you get rid of the mentioned NSEZ-403 error message, and at the same time, give you access to lots of Netflix content.

Which is the best VPN for Netflix?

So, which is the best VPN for Netflix?

Based on my experience, I can currently recommend the following VPN providers (updated on January 4th, 2021):


This VPN has one of the lowest prices on the market, but it is at the same time the one that gives you access to the actual content of most Netflix countries. While other VPNs will give you the NSEZ-403 error, or just simply show you the Netflix original content (and not the actual content of a country), SurfsharkVPN will help you watch content on Netflix in more than 10 different countries, including Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Netherlands, UK, Canada, USA, France, and some more.

Surfshark VPNwith 30-day money back guarantee

SurfsharkVPN has a discounted price available in August 2020, and after that, the price of their 2-years package will be lifted quite a lot. Make sure to check it out. They have a 30-day full refund policy, so if you don’t like it, you can ask for a full refund. They also have apps for all the big platforms, making it easy to use on your cell phone, your tablet, your iPad, your computer, and on your Linux computer!


NordVPN doesn’t support as many countries as SurfsharkVPN, but it has been around for a longer time and it works perfectly with Netflix in Japan, UK, Netherlands, Canada, and the United States. If you connect to a server blocked by Netflix, you will not see the NSEZ-403 error message, and neither will you see the limited “Netflix Original content” version only of Netflix. Instead, you will see the content available on Netflix in the United States.

NordVPN75% discount – 30-day full refund

NordVPN also comes with a 30-day full refund policy, and they have apps for all the big and important platforms. You can use one subscription on as many as six different devices at the same time, making one single subscription enough for the entire family!

Did you fix the NSEZ-403 error?

I hope my answers have helped you. If you still see the error, if you have further tips, or maybe want to share your own experience, use the comment field below.

4 thoughts on “What is the NSEZ-403 error on Netflix?

  1. Julia says:

    I had the error message, but tried using NordVPN instead, and now I got rid of the error, and I am able to watch all the cool stuff on American Netflix! Cheers 🙂

  2. Hydra Ulik says:

    No VPN used, always private browsing window used (Firefox 84) – NSEZ-403 displays always. I tried on my BB smartphone connected via GSM (not home network) – the same ;-(

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