It is no longer news, that the popular Video-On-Demand and Streaming Platform is now blocking VPN access to its platform. After Netflix opened to new markets all around the world, it announced that it will now actively fight with all VPN service providers. It was true to its word. In recent weeks Netflix became more and more aggressive, which led to popular VPN services like HideIPVPN, CactusVPN and some others giving up on the Netflix fight.
If you still want to use VPN with Netflix but have given up on HideIPVPN or other VPN services that can’t walk you through Netflix, we do have some working solutions. These VPN providers have enough resources to work with Netflix, even if it takes considerable manpower and dedicated resources on their side.
Both TorGuard and ExpressVPN are still working with Netflix. TorGuard has been working longer, but ExpressVPN has finally created their workarounds to the issue as well. Both TorGuard and ExpressVPN require you to talk to live chat to get help.
TorGuard has been selling a lot of dedicated IPs for an extra charge, but we’ve heard users have been having great success with these. Please note that a dedicated IP address is an IP address that is only used by one user. Most VPNs like to use shared IP addresses that are shared by hundreds of users so that each user can remain anonymous. While dedicated IP addresses aren’t as secure regarding anonymity, they have their advantages as well.
Dedicated IP addresses can’t be blacklisted as easily as shared IP addresses. Media services like Netflix, BBC, and Hulu have become increasingly adept at rooting out shared IP addresses from VPN companies and blacklisting them, which causes a proxy/VPN block. If you have a dedicated IP address, it is much easier to remain hidden and lessen the chance of a blacklist.
. They also have some other easy solutions like some servers that automatically connect and work with Netflix.
ExpressVPN has similar solutions since it hands out servers to you based on location. From here, it’s easy to connect to servers and watch Netflix.
Keep in mind that with both of these VPNs there can be some small downtime with their working Netflix servers. As you’ve seen with HideIPVPN, it’s tough to access Netflix with VPN at all since they have been so aggressive. However, with a little patience, both of these services can fully unblck Netflix with more improvements to come in the future.