It absolutely is. The best way to unblock websites is through a VPN, or Virtual Private Network. Not only do VPNs allow you to access blocked websites, they also protect your privacy completely. Surfshark’s is using industry-leading encryption and advanced security protocols at all times. Your traffic – and your IP address – are hidden from anyone who might want to snoop on you, including your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
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What is a geo-blocked website?
A geo-blocked website is a site that is inaccessible to people connecting from specific countries. Your IP address is one of the ways that a site is able to tell which geographical location you are in. That way the owners of that website can decide not to show you the content (some or all of it) that you would be able to see if you were, for example, on a vacation in a different country.
Some examples of geo-blocked websites include Netflix (they show different content in different countries), Hulu, HBO, and Amazon Prime.
Why do blocked websites exist?
A website can be geo-blocked due to copyright laws that are complicated, inflexible, and sometimes straight-up unfair. But that’s far from being the only reason.
Other websites are blocked by governments who want to create virtual borders online and prevent their citizens from seeing certain information.
Would you like to learn more about this topic? Deep dive into this article in our help section.
Is it safe to bypass geoblocks with Surfshark?
How do I access blocked sites with Surfshark?
Nothing is quite as frustrating as trying to get on your favorite website and finding it blocked. Surfshark makes it easy to access blocked sites:
- Log in to your account (or sign up if you’re new here).
- Open the app on the device of your choice, connect, and that’s it!
Would you like to learn more about using Surfshark to bypass geo-restrictions? Read this guide.