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Unblock Netflix at school, work, or abroad

  • Overcome local Netflix blocks at school, university, or work
  • Stream movies and TV series with a VPN
  • Unlock American, British, Japanese & more Netflix regions
Netflix VPN

How to unblock Netflix anywhere

By using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), you can watch anything, anywhere. 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!

Now you know how to unblock Netflix at school (or anywhere else). By default, clicking “Connect” connects you to the fastest (so probably nearest) server for convenience. You can also choose the location manually to access specific Netflix libraries. 

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!

Why is Netflix blocked?

Why is Netflix blocked?

Both regular schools and universities block Netflix, and the reason is two-fold.

  • On one hand, the educators desire to cut down on the distractions available to the students (or, if you’re at work, the employees).
  • Another is to lessen the Wi-Fi load.

Now, if you’re worried about region locking instead of outright blocking, it’s all about studios and Netflix having a variety of licensing agreements that get in the way of making shows and movies available in every country.

Get access to 15 Netflix libraries

How do I get more shows on Netflix VPN?

Not all Netflix libraries have everything. Even the American Netflix library, as big as it is, has a few missing shows or movies. So how do you get around that? By changing the VPN server, of course!

First of all, you need to know the Netflix VPN library that the content you want to stream is on.
For example, the US library only has 60 Oscar-winning movies. But if you jump over to South Korea, you get access to 109. 

With Surfshark VPN, doing this is as easy as going to the “Locations” tab and searching for “South Korea.”
Just follow the steps for unblocking Netflix outlined at the beginning of the article and you’ll know how to do it. You only need to know the country that has the library you want. 

How do I get more shows on Netflix VPN?


Is unblocking Netflix illegal?

Using a VPN to stream Netflix isn’t illegal. The streaming service may not like it, but there’s no law forbidding you from doing this. 

In fact, less than 10 countries in the world consider VPN use to be against the law. If you don’t live in any of those, get a VPN and stream to your heart’s content.

How to unblock Netflix on Chromebook?

Unlocking Netflix on Chromebook 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 unblock 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 streaming!

How to unblock Netflix on Mac?

Just like everything else on Apple’s flagship OS, unblocking Netflix 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!

If you want to access the Netflix library of a specific country, just connect to a server in that country. 

How to unblock Netflix on Firestick?

Finding your entertainment choices kinda limited while using Netflix on Firestick? Use Surfshark VPN to unblock Netflix! 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!

How can I unblock Netflix for free?

You can’t reliably unblock Netflix for free. Technically, that would be possible if you asked the school/university/workplace administration to do it – good luck with that! You could also be tempted to use free proxies and VPNs. 

Don’t. Free VPNs and proxies have to make money somehow to support their infrastructure and development. At best, this 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.

Unblock Netflix with a VPN