Not everyone realizes it, but Netflix has a different library of movies and TV shows for every country that it is active in. It’s not alone in this: Hulu and Amazon as well as some Kodi repos have the same restriction. What makes the world’s number one streaming service different is the dreaded Netflix VPN ban; this article is about how to beat it.
In theory, any geoblock like Netflix’s should be easy to circumvent by simply employing a virtual private network, a way to pretend your signal is coming from somewhere else than your actual location. Netflix, however, has put one of the most sophisticated VPN detection systems in place to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Before we get on to the why of the ban, let’s take a look at the why of having different versions of the service to begin with. We’ll then finish up by giving you a few VPNs that have somehow managed to stay one step ahead of Netflix and will allow you to access different countries’ Netflix — well, most of the time, anyway.
If all these whys and whats are too much information for you and you just want to know the best VPNs to beat the Netflix VPN ban, we recommend you skip ahead to our best VPN for Netflix article. If you’d like to go even faster, signing up for ExpressVPN is the golden ticket of accessing any Netflix from anywhere. With that out of the way, let’s take a look at the finer points of copyright law.
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