Watch Netflix Outside The US
There’s a lot of topics on our site about how to watch Netflix outside the US – because Netflix is probably the largest online movie database in the world. Netflix has a library of over 20,000 movies! Though there are many movie streaming sites around the world, few compare to the quality and variety that Netflix offeres.
TWENTY THOUSAND MOVIES!
That is a lot of watching time for a movie fan. They’ve got new releases and classics. If you’ve heard of it, they’ve got it. Ok, there are of course some limitations to the Netflix library so don’t storm our door down when you can’t find that one Italian flick from the 1920′s and is 12 hours long.
You get the point.
Now their television selection is not as great as it could be, so TV fans, stick with HULU. Hulu’s got all the new shows, and in general, a better selection of TV from different genres. And you can watch Hulu overseas as well. Netflix has a growing library of TV shows as well.
Whichever site you choose to watch, all you need is a VPN (virtual private network) to get connected.
In general, Netflix tends to stream faster that Hulu – so I just use the free version of Hulu and pay for my Netflix subscription ($8/month). Fast streaming means there are fewer limitations as to what VPN service is preferable. It was really tough to decide which one to recommend because there are many that work well, but we’re going to have to go with
1. Hide My Ass
(see below for details about these VPN services)
You’ll see these three companies voted for a lot on our site because they’ve got the most servers available, they’ve got the best customer service, and they’ve got decent prices for the fantastic VPN’s they offer.
There are of course other options that you’ll see on the site on some of our banners and VPN reviews. The choice is yours.
When you purchase a VPN to watch Netflix outside the US, remember that they should have servers located in the USA. It’s a plus to be able to switch freely between servers like with Hide My Ass or 12vpn, but in general, server switching is not absolutely necessary (StrongVPN charges by the number of switched – a few bucks for a couple times a month)
Also, remember that Hotspot shield doesn’t work, just as with Hulu. Most proxies are blocked. The fact that Hulu AND Netflix both are able to block them just goes to show you how unreliable they can be as way to change your IP address and watch American TV and movies outside the US. There are also freebees out there but remember that what you don’t pay for with money, you’ll pay for with time.
What was that about BUFFERING?…
Here are some details about the VPN services we recommend. All of the features VPN services can be used with a variety of devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android as well as various operating systems like Mac OS/X, Windows XP/Vista/7, and Linux
12VPN for CUSTOMER SERVICE
12VPN really does have a friendly team that’s willing to help you with whatever you need. Some VPN services tend to answer your questions quickly and coldly – we’ve dealt with quite a few over the years and 12VPN stands out as one of the friendliest. Some other good things about 12VPN is that they tend to have VPNs for more types of devices than other services, so if you’re using something that isn’t quite as popular as iPhone or Windows XP (i.e. Symbian Devices), you could check these guys out and they can most likely get you set up.
Hide My Ass for SERVER LOCATIONS and SPEED
Hide my ass is the cheapest VPN service here, and for the stuff you get, it’s really unbelievable. Ok, so their year VPN package is basically the same price as 12VPN (one dollar cheaper), but along with more locations in The USA, you also get 30+ other VPN server locations, including The UK. Sure, it won’t get you access to Netflix, but it will get you access to BBC iPlayer, UK television sites, and tons of other country specific web sites. Their 30 day money back guarantee says more than I can, really. You’ve got to have a great product (and believe in it 100%) to allow customers to try it our for 30 days and give them their money back if they’re not satisfied.
StrongVPN for RELIABILITY and CHOICE
Definitely the biggest name in VPN services featured here. They’ve also got the widest range of plans available. This can be confusing to new customers, but trust us, if you jump through all the hoops that StrongVPN throws at you (their site really is HUGE), you’ll be very happy with your VPN service. Fast connection, and basic PPTP plans for $55 USD per year (super cheap!) matters when you want to watch Youtube, Hulu, or Netflix and absolutely hate waiting for video to buffer.
Installation of the VPN takes only a few minutes (including the download), and if there’s any confusion, all of these sites have live support, color PDF instructions, or both. You don’t have to be a genius to get started.
These services will all work for most all devices and operating systems including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Android, Nokia (and other smart phones) – if you’ve got something else we’d suggest 12VPN as they’ve got the most VPN protocols available of any VPN company out there.
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