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How to watch Netflix with a VPN

By using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), you can watch Netflix and still maintain your digital security and privacy. Here’s how you do it:

Download and install the app

Step 2

Download and install the app on the device of your choice (even smart TVs)

Log in to VPN, click connect and watch Netflix

Step 3

Run and log into a VPN, click "Connect" and watch Netflix!

Note that clicking “Connect” connects you to the fastest (so probably nearest) server for convenience. If you want to try servers in other countries, pick any location you want from our server list.

Need more detailed instructions? Check out our dedicated pages for setting up a VPN on Amazon FireStick, Apple TV, and all sorts of Android smart TVs. TV doesn’t have native VPN support? Try VPN on a router or smart DNS!

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Why is Netflix blocked?

Why is Netflix blocked?

Both regular schools and universities block Netflix for two reasons:

  1. The educators desire to cut down on the distractions available to the students (or, if you’re at work, the employees).
  2. The university wants to reduce the Wi-Fi load.

Why is Netflix region-locked?

Now, if you’re worried about region locking instead, then it’s all about studios and Netflix having a variety of licensing agreements. Each show and movie has copyrights and different countries have either paid for it or not. This is why every country’s Netflix library is different.

Disclaimer: Surfshark does not encourage using a VPN in any way that would potentially violate the Terms of Service of streaming service providers.

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Stream Netflix with a VPN how you want it, when you want it

Stream Netflix with a VPN how you want it, when you want it

At Surfshark we don’t limit your bandwidth or devices you can use your VPN on. Stream Netflix to your heart’s content – buffer-free, private, and on any platform (that’s a promise)! Also, get your friends and family involved in private streaming too!


Is unblocking Netflix illegal?

Using a VPN to stream Netflix isn’t illegal, but accessing different Netflix libraries can violate licensing and copyrights. If you stream Netflix with a VPN, do so at your own risk. Surfshark does not encourage using a VPN in any way that would potentially violate the Terms of Service of streaming service providers.

How to watch Netflix on Chromebook?

Watching Netflix on Chromebook with a VPN is easy as long as you can install apps on it. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Subscribe to Surfshark.
  2. Find the Surfshark app on the Google Play Store and install it.
  3. Log into the app.
  4. Connect to the VPN server of your choice.
  5. You’re done!

Here’s a more in-depth guide on how to install Surfshark on Chromebook.

How to watch Netflix on a computer?

It all depends on what kind of computer or operating system you have! Here’s a general guide before we get into specifics:

  1. Subscribe to Surfshark
  2. Download, install and run the app
  3. Connect to a server
  4. Done!

Now, installing Surfshark VPN on a computer depends on the system you’re using. Here are the guides:

Happy private streaming!

How to watch Netflix on Mac?

Just like everything else on Apple’s flagship OS, watching Netflix with a VPN is easy. Just follow these steps:

  1. Subscribe to Surfshark
  2. Install and run the Surfshark VPN app
  3. Connect to any server you like
  4. Done!

How to watch Netflix on Firestick?

Want to stay safe streaming Netflix on Firestick too? Here’s the procedure in short:

  1. Subscribe to Surfshark
  2. Find, install and run Surfshark on the Firestick
  3. Connect to any server you like
  4. That’s that!

Can I use a free VPN or a proxy to watch Netflix?

You can, but it would be counter-intuitive to do so. Truth is, free VPNs and proxies are NOT safe. They have to make money somehow, which means ads or only providing a low-quality service in hopes you’ll subscribe to the better, paid version. At worst, the VPN or proxy provider might be stealing and selling your data.

Can a VPN fix a Netflix streaming error?

Yes, if it’s a good VPN. A Netflix streaming error is mainly caused by Netflix detecting that you’re using an IP (Internet Protocol) address of what the service knows to be a VPN server. 

The solution to that is to have a VPN supplier that has a lot of servers and the ability to constantly add new ones. For example, Surfshark has more than 3200 servers, 500+ of them based in the US. So if you get a Netflix streaming error, you can try connecting to a different city.

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