I have a US Netflix account, but would very much like to watch UK Netflix. Do I need a new subscription in the UK to watch UK Netflix, or is there some way in which I can use my US Netflix account to watch Netflix in the UK? There are quite some films available there that I would love to watch, that is the reason for me asking.
Thanks a lot for asking, and that truly is a good question! It is also a very wise question, because most people do not even know the fact that there are loads of films and series available on Netflix in other countries, that is currently unavailable to US Netflix users. In the same way lots of stuff unavailable to Netflix users in the UK is available to people in the USA, so this works in both directions. But, let us say that you are located in the United States, you have a Netflix account in the United States, but you want to watch UK Netflix, or maybe Swedish Netflix for some reason. What can be done then? Do you need a new Netflix subscription? The answer is no! However, you will need a subscription, but that is not a Netflix subscription.
What kind of subscription do I need?
The truth is that Netflix always checks your geographical location as you visit Netflix.com. They do not really look upon your subscription, but they look on your location to determine what will be made available to you as you visit Netflix.com. That is why you can indeed watch UK Netflix (or some other Netflix) with your American Netflix account. Everything you need is a subscription to a VPN provider which will provide you with a virtual address elsewhere in the world, which will open up the doors of Netflix to you.
What is a VPN?
A VPN is the short version of a Virtual Private Network. A Virtual Private Network is a connection between different computers, an encrypted connection. As you use a VPN to watch for example UK Netflix in the United States and you connect to a server in the United Kingdom, what will happen is that you connect to a server in the United Kingdom, and then all your movements on the Internet will seem to origin from that server. That is why it will seem like you are located in England as you connect to a VPN server in the United Kingdom, even though if your actual location really is the United States.
VPN provider? Which one to use?
If you have the goal of watching Netflix in other nations you need to find a VPN provider with servers in lots of nations, and that is why we recommend using the VPN services of PureVPN for this purpose.
If you click the button you will visit the PureVPN website and you will then be able to sign up for their services. They also have a three day full refund policy (valid if you use less than 500MB of bandwidth), so there is really no risk in trying this.
If you want to know more about PureVPN then you can read more about them in the following updated review made by the IP Address Guide at www.ipaddressguide.org.