How to Access the US Version of Netflix in Another Country

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After a long tiring day at work, you come home, freshen up, get done with dinner, and sink into the couch. You switch on the TV, open “Netflix”, and look for a TV show/movie your friend recommended, or click on a link sent to you only to receive the irritating and infuriating error;

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“This title is not available to watch in your area. (22004)” or “This title is not available in your current region. Please select a different title.” So, let’s get this straight; you pay the same amount as people in other regions, but cannot access a specific movie or TV show?

You wonder what’s with this discrimination? And to be fair, you should have the same accessibility to Netflix’s complete library, as those in other countries. Well, it isn’t all that simple. You see, Netflix can’t really do anything, as they are restricted by licensing agreement from production houses.

Copyright laws are basically responsible for the creation of almost 200 different Netflix versions. Therefore, only production houses get a say in what content should be shown in what region.

Is There a Way to Access the Complete Netflix Library?
Following these geographical blockades and content limitations, many Netflix users around the world started using a VPN service. By connecting to a US server, viewers were able to access the Netflix US version that hosts more than 1818 TV shows and 3931 movies.

This hack did work for some time. However, since distributors partnered with Netflix lose money when streamers use VPNs to access the complete library, the VoD service imposed a ban and created a VPN detection system, which competes to the likes of “The Great Firewall” in China.

Now, if you want to unblock the complete Netflix library by accessing the US version that even dominates the torrenting industry, you need the best VPNs for streaming on Netflix that remain unaffected by the ban. Luckily, cord-cutters and binge-watchers around the world do have plenty of “working” options.

5 Best VPN Services for Netflix US
1. PureVPN – Based in Hong Kong, PureVPN is an incredibly budget-friendly VPN service that goes head to head against top names in the marketplace. It offers a “Netflix unblock” option in all of its apps, and as a unique selling point offers working browser extensions on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox for Netflix. You can get a plan for as low as $1.99/mo.

2. Surfshark – Located in British Virgin Islands, Surfshark is a newcomer in the marketplace that defies all odds to unblock the most popular VoDs in the marketplace. All of its apps unblock the US Netflix, along with 15 other libraries, making it one of the best options for streaming. You can even use it for access VoDs like BBC iPlayer, Hulu, and Disney Plus.

3. ExpressVPN – Based in BVI, ExpressVPN is famed as one of the fastest and most reliable VPNs. It uses a RAM-infrastructure for its servers to be completely logless and even adds strong encryption and obfuscation for unblocking Netflix in 13 different libraries. For many, it is the preferred choice for streaming, but the VPN does tend to be a bit costly.

4. CyberGhost – Located in Romania, CyberGhost is a famous VPN for unblocking websites around the world. In fact, it is among the few providers that offer dedicated servers for VoDs like Netflix. Just install the relevant app for your device/platform, go to the navigation bar, and enter “Netflix” and connect to any server to unblock the streaming service.

5. Ivacy VPN – Based in Singapore, Ivacy is another pocket-friendly yet valuable VPN service. It unblocks Netflix using strong encryption and port changing techniques. Their apps even have a “popular websites” menu, where you can find “Netflix” among the list of options. Click on it and enjoy unblocking the VoD to access the complete library of more than 5749 titles.

Wrapping Things Up
The above VPNs also work for unblocking other VoDs in the marketplace that include BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and even Disney Plus. Sure, you need to pay for a subscription, but after unlocking a whole new world of entertainment, the extra costs wouldn’t even matter!

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After a long tiring day at work, you come home, freshen up, get done with dinner, and sink into the couch.

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