How to Access US Netflix in South America

By 28 July, 2017

Netflix is the most popular streaming service in the world, for obvious reasons. They have an amazing catalogue of series and movies available, as well as plenty of their own original content. Unfortunately, not all of that content is available on Netflix outside of the US. Due to copyright and content distribution clauses, Netflix is only allowed to show content that hasn’t been syndicated by a local network.

And so, in certain countries, the Netflix catalogue is woeful, and for some it’s just not worth the money.

However, there are ways to get around the content blocks and get American Netflix from other countries. For ages, simple proxies were good enough to make it look like you were in a different location. But with proxies no longer working for the most part, you now need to consider using a VPN.

First, though, there are some things you need to consider.

Netflix is blocking VPNs

Although it would probably be financially beneficial to Netflix to allow VPNs, they’re bound by legal agreements, and so have had to take a hard line on VPNs. They no longer allow you to access Netflix through a VPN and can detect many of the popular options. So, many VPNs will be useless for this purpose.

But there are still some VPN services that work. One option is using ExpressVPN to unlock Netflix. To ensure you’re getting one that will do the job, you’ve got to do your research. Services that may have worked last week could no longer work, and vice versa, as Netflix and VPN services engage in a long battle. When you search for information, make sure it’s recent.

You might also consider using a Smart DNS server. These are a type of paid proxy that are cheaper than most VPNs. However, with a proxy, your data is not secured, which can open the door for hackers and surveillance. This also makes it easier for Netflix to detect them, and even those that currently work are still vulnerable.

VPNs to consider

There are still excellent VPN services that work to unblock Netflix while encrypting your data. Try one of NordVPN, StrongVPN, LiquidVPN, Buffered, or ExpressVPN. These are all currently effective at accessing Netflix from outside the US.

You’ll want to do a thorough comparison, as they each have their pros and cons. One thing to keep in mind is that a VPN will slow your connection somewhat. Some are faster than others, therefore, although they might come with their own downsides. Price is a major factor for many looking for the right VPN.

You’ll also want to find out if they keep logs, and if they do keep logs, whether they’re connection or usage logs. Usage logs might reveal some data about yourself you’re trying to conceal.

While it’s impossible to tell you exactly which one to use, and whether they’ll still work in the future, those listed above are all currently reliable. Simply do the research before diving in, to ensure you make the best choice.

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