Can I use PureVPN to watch Netflix?

PureVPN is a leading VPN provider on the market, and it is both loved and hated. But, the most important when choosing a VPN provider is to find out if it will work and help you with whatever you need!

So, what is the truth about PureVPN? Does it work with Netflix? If you do a quick Google search for the question, you will find all sorts of answers. Some will tell you that PureVPN doesn’t work with Netflix anymore in 2018, while other search results will tell you that PureVPN can be used to watch Netflix. So what is the truth about PureVPN and Netflix? Does it work?

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PureVPN and Netflix – does it work?

The true answer to the question is both yes and no! How is that possible? You do not need to be confused, just read on!

PureVPN doesn’t work with Netflix

A VPN provider has lots of VPN servers all around the globe, and that is also very true for PureVPN. If you connect to the different servers and then try to visit Netflix.com, you will in 99% of the cases be met with the proxy and unblocker error message on the Netflix website. In other words, you might say that PureVPN doesn’t work with Netflix. But, that isn’t true! You just need to know how to use PureVPN with Netflix in order to make it work!

PureVPN does work with Netflix

PureVPN does work with Netflix, but you just need to know how to use it. You cannot connect to any server in their system, but you need to connect to the correct server. And that is really easy. As you open the PureVPN application you need to choose Streaming, Channel, and then you can select “US Netflix.” If you connect to this server you will at once be able to watch American Netflix using the VPN services of PureVPN. As a result, you can stay encrypted and surf safely, and stream movies and TV series on Netflix using PureVPN, without any proxy and unblocker error.

As you understand, this is really easy. If you want to give it a try, visit the PureVPN website at once to sign up for their services and give it a try.

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Watch this tutorial to see how PureVPN works with Netflix

Not sure how to use PureVPN with Netflix? Watch this little tutorial video from our Netflix channel to show you how it is done quickly and easily!

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If you have a comment or maybe a question, use the comment field and I will do my best to help you out! Have a wonderful day!

 

Watch The Foreigner on Netflix

Yesterday I wanted to check if my instructions on how to access UK Netflix still works. As I did the test, I discovered the movie The Foreigner with Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan!

I didn’t know anything about the movie, but it was something about it that made me curious. I have never seen a Jackie Chan movie earlier, so I thought now would be a perfect time to give it a try. I sat down, and it didn’t take many minutes before I saw the daughter of the character of Jackie Chan blown up in an explosion in London. And that is the storyline of the movie, how our Chinaman (Jackie Chan) does everything in his power to find out who did the crime and to bring judgment upon them.

Jackie Chan is hunting down the bad guys in The Foreigner
Jackie Chan is hunting down the bad guys in The Foreigner

Would you like to watch The Foreigner on Netflix?

It can only be seen in a few Netflix regions, and UK Netflix is one of them. You can read more about how to access UK Netflix, American Netflix, Canadian Netflix and other Netflix regions at netflix.fromabroad.org.

One of the first things I did as I watched the movie was to check Pierce Brosnan on Wikipedia. He spoke with a crazy Irish accent, and I couldn’t image that he has learned that accent. So I checked him up and discovered that he is half Irish, making it easy for him to speak with an Irish accent in this movie.

Is it worth watching The Foreigner?

I enjoyed watching the movie, but it wasn’t a movie that made my hands sweat, nor did I have a hard time taking a break from the movie (and then continue watching it later). I don’t regret spending some hours watching it, but it isn’t some sort of new favorite movie of mine.

The Foreigner has a 72% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, something that should be considered a good score.

Does the movie sound interesting to you? Watch the trailer above for more information.

Have you seen it already (on Netflix or somewhere else)? How did you like the movie?

Is Amazon following in the footsteps of Netflix?

I am not only blogging about Netflix, but also about Amazon Prime. Recently I have seen an increase of comments from people blocked by Amazon.com with the 4601 error message, also when using a VPN.

For a long time it seemed as if Netflix was hunting down the IP addresses used by VPN providers all by themselves. No other streaming service or TV network seemed to take the battle against users overseas as Netflix did. That seems to change now however, because not only do Amazon users abroad suffer from VPN blocks and the 4601 error message, but the same can be experienced with quite a lot of other streaming services as well.

If you want to read the comments from people who are blocked by Amazon after using a VPN, click the article above. Now, this was kind of expected, so it should not come as a surprise to anyone. Amazon is not alone doing so either, because recently I also discovered that Tenplay in Australia and BBC in the UK are blocking lots of VPN and SmartDNS services as well.

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The road is closed for VPN users who want to watch Amazon Videos and Netflix – Mario Hagen / Shutterstock

What does the future hold for us?

Now you might ask what the future has in hold for us with more and more services being hard to reach and watch from abroad. The final goal of most streaming services is to reach a global audience. The goal of Netflix is for their catalog to become available to people of all nations at the same time. That will of course not work when they buy content from cable networks since they have to pay attention to the rights to broadcast certain shows in other nations. But, we already see the global Netflix in use when it comes to their own original TV series.

Before the Netflix VPN battle started I expected the VPN providers to win the battle. I was mostly wrong, because the amount of VPN providers not working anymore with Netflix is far greater than the amount of VPN providers working with Netflix. There are holes in the “anti-VPN” protection from Netflix and you can read more about them here, but they are really effective in their job.

I do believe still that there will always be holes in any such “VPN-block”, but it might come a day when the general user will find it to hard and complicated finding a VPN provider that works with Amazon, Netflix, HBO Now and Hulu making them download the movies and TV series using a Torrent application and website instead. And who will loose then? The streaming services who did their uttermost to block these users.

 

Netflix breaking down on even more VPN providers

Netflix hunting down VPN and SmartDNS providers
Netflix hunting down VPN and SmartDNS providers

The battle between Netflix and VPN providers has gone on since the start of 2016, and it hasn’t slowed down. Most people believed it to be a short battle which the VPN providers would win, but things seem to go in the other direction.

Recently a company in Australia which has had unblocking US Netflix as their big profile threw in the towel and said that they can not help their customers anymore. Big VPN providers have fought for a long time, but it is a fact that fewer and fewer servers work with Netflix, and it gets harder and harder finding those working servers.

The battle between Netflix and the VPN and SmartDNS providers is a continuous battle, and especially SmartDNS providers say that Netflix has been incredibly quick at blocking any new solution they come up with. Often they found solutions that worked, only to be blocked within less than 24 hours. Great work Netflix!

What is the battle about?

Now you might not even understand what this battle is about? Some people find the entire VPN block to be outrageous, while Netflix has to keep their face up as they communicate with the movie companies. The pressure has been big on Netflix to keep the “borders” clean, in order for copyright laws to be kept. It is most likely due to such pressure that Netflix started their VPN-hunt early in 2016, and the hunting period is still going.

You might discuss whether or not it is fair to use a VPN to access another Netflix region. It is a fair question, but using a VPN in itself isn’t illegal at all, and the fact that you get access to another VPN region is only a by-product of actually securing and encrypting your online activity. But, what about security? That is the main problem with Netflix blocking VPN services.

Netflix vs online security

Imagine that you sit in your hotel room in Las Vegas and feel like watching Netflix on your computer. You have heard it several times that you should not use open WiFi networks as it is easy to steal your confidential information as you do so. That is why you have a VPN subscription to a VPN provider, to ensure that your data is encrypted and that your confidential data remains confidential. You surf the web, you pay a bill and visit Netflix to watch Downtown Abbey. But, instead of Downtown Abbey you get an error message telling you that you use a Proxy Server or a VPN and need to disconnect.

As a consequence you will have to jeopardize your online security in order to watch Netflix. Isn’t that lousy?

That is the main problem and the argument used by pro-VPN people who feel like Netflix is attacking online security even more than just the “Netflix region switching” problem.

What do you think? Is it fair of Netflix to block all VPN services and IP addresses? Will you consider using other streaming services like Amazon Prime, Hulu or maybe HBO Now instead of Netflix now, to ensure that you can surf securely and stream videos at the same time?

Can I use my Netflix subscription to watch Netflix in another nation?

Watch US Netflix in the UKI 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.Visit the PureVPN website(great discounts available right now)

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.

Netflix and VPNs

netflix-and-vpnsAre you using a VPN to watch Netflix? That can be a very wise thing, and there are several reasons why you might be using a VPN to watch Netflix. Many people believe the only reason to use a VPN to watch Netflix is to be able to watch Netflix in countries in which it is unavailable, but they are really wrong to believe that.

One of the reasons we are writing this article at the moment are the recent news telling about the fact that Netflix might do their uttermost to block users using a VPN from their services. In other words, people with IP addresses known to belong to VPN providers will be locked out, and as they try to watch Netflix, it will no longer work. This happened to Hulu earlier this year, and it for sure gave Hulu a small setback, even though quite a lot of VPN providers managed to find a way around, get new IP addresses to their customers and so on. But, as we mentioned earlier, people do not and should not use VPN only for watching Netflix from abroad. There are other reasons as well!

Watching Netflix with a VPN – for security reasons

Let us say that you are in a hotel room in New York. You are using the wireless connection provided by your hotel and want to watch a Netflix film after a long and exhausting day. But, as a smart Internet user you do know that such open wireless connections are dangerous as people can easily steal information from you, and therefore you want to use a VPN to secure your connection. You are still in the United States, and you still have a US Netflix subscription, but for some reason you will then not be able to watch Netflix anymore, simply because you want to secure your Internet connection?

Watching Netflix with a VPN – not to loose speed

Unfortunately quite a lot of Internet providers set speed limits on traffic sent from Netflix. You might have a high speed Internet connection, but some ISPs on purpose set speed limitations on Netflix, meaning that you will face buffering problems and so on as you watch Netflix. Also for this reason many people use a VPN, because once you are connected with a VPN, your ISP can not track your traffic anymore, and though they will no longer be able to lower your Internet speed, and that is why you will be able to watch Netflix in HD quality without buffering problems.

These are just some of the reasons why it is useful to use a VPN to watch Netflix, and one of the reasons it is really stupid thing to try to block away VPN users from Netflix. Of course there are probably hundreds of thousands of people using a VPN to watch Netflix from abroad, that is true, but if they have been creative enough to find out how to watch Netflix from abroad so far, why would they not find a new solution, a new VPN provider or so in the future that would provide them with the same service?

What do you think? If you have any thoughts on this matter, just write a comment!

Do not only watch Netflix from abroad, watch the World Cup online!

Watch World Cup in the same way that you watch Netflix from abroadI have lots of visitors coming to this site to read more about how they can watch Netflix from abroad, how they can watch Netflix overseas, and similar Netflix related challenges and problems. If you have been to this site before, you probably know that I recommend using a VPN service which will help you get an IP address in the nation in which you have, or want to have, a Netflix account, and then you are ready to watch Netflix again from wherever you are in the world.

The great news is that if you have such a subscription you can now just as well use it to watch the World Cup 2014 online as well, and it will cost you nothing at all, since you already have your VPN subscription ready. In other words, using your existing VPN subscription you can get an IP address in nations such as Holland, the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and more, which again means that you can watch live streams from the World Cup from local TV providers in all of these nations. It is online, it is free and it works great!

If this sounds cool, interesting and you want to know more on how this works exactly and at what channels you can actually watch the matches, read my article on one of my other blogs here on how to watch the World Cup on my computer.