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How to unblock Netflix with Proton VPN

Netflix was the first major video-on-demand streaming service. In addition to making it easy for you to find all your favorite old TV shows, it also features original content, including Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black, and Ozark.

A portion of Netflix content is geo-restricted, meaning the content is only available for users based in certain countries. This practice is known as geo-blocking or geo-restricting and can be a problem, for example, if you are traveling. If you take a trip to a different country, you may no longer be able to access content that you would otherwise be licensed to see.

Proton VPN allows you to watch all Netflix content, no matter where you are in the world, so you can still see content that your Netflix subscription gives you, no matter where you are. 

Additionally, Proton VPN enables you to stream all HBO Max, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video content. To use this feature you must connect to one of our Plus servers. 

Proton VPN users can watch Netflix on our VPN servers in almost every country

The US version of Netflix is particularly popular because it offers a much larger catalog of titles than is available to subscribers elsewhere. By default, if you use Proton VPN to watch Netflix you will access the United States Netflix catalog. 

However, you can also access the regional versions of Netflix in the following countries. If you connect to a Plus server in one of these countries you will access the local version of Netflix instead:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • India
  • Italy
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • South Korea

Note that if you live in the EU and connect to servers in Germany, France, Italy, or Switzerland, then you will not immediately be served the local catalog of Netflix titles. This is due to European data portability laws. However, if you continue to access Netflix on our Plus servers in these countries for a few weeks then Netflix will change your catalog to that country. 

Plus servers have a P icon next to them in our macOS and Windows apps. They can be found in the Plus Servers list on our Android, iOS/iPadOS, and Linux apps.

On your Android TV device, you will be automatically connected to a Plus server in the country you have selected if you have the right subscription.

If you do not use a Plus server, Netflix may detect that you are using a VPN, which will alter the shows you can watch. Netflix offers more details here.

Plus servers are available to Plus and Visionary Plan subscribers. For the fastest and most reliable connection, please connect to the server that is closest to your current location and that also meets your needs. To find the nearest servers to you, check the full list of our servers.

Proton VPN does not condone the use of our VPN service to bypass copyright regulations.

How to watch Netflix with Proton VPN

1. Get a VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited subscription

If you already have a VPN PlusProton Unlimited, or Visionary (legacy users only)  account, you can skip to step 2.

If you’re a new user, sign up for Proton VPN.

If you have a Free plan, upgrade your account by logging in and selecting VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited from your account Dashboard.

2. Install our VPN app

You need to download the Proton VPN app for your operating system. You can securely stream your favorite shows on Windows, macOS, and Linux devices, or on the go with your Android or iOS devices. You can also stream Netflix on your big-screen TV using our Android TV app. 

For help installing our apps, we have support guides for:

3. Buy a Netflix subscription

If you already have a Netflix subscription, you can skip to Step 4.

To watch Netflix on our VPN, you’ll need a valid Netflix subscription. Pricing plans for your country are available here

As long as you have a valid Netflix subscription, you can access all content using Proton VPN (and avoid geo-blocking issues while traveling).

4. Start watching Netflix securely with Proton VPN!

Connect to a Plus server in any country, kick back and relax. To access localized Netflix content in the countries listed above, connect to a Plus server in that country. 

If you experience issues watching Netflix, please try the following:

If you have tried all possible options and are still having issues, or if you have any questions, please contact our Support team.

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  1. Nomore netflix

    I tried most of the european server. I can’t seem to watch netflix with it. Anyone is having this issue?

  2. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello. As per article, only US Netflix is supported at this time,sorry for the inconveniences.

  3. Francois

    Is it plan that other VPN servers will be compatible with netflix? Indeed I can access Netflix USA (it is slow but it works) however I would like to use netflix with other countries like France.

    Thank you

  4. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello. As you can currently see, we have no other articles or information on other country netflix so for now, that means that access to do so is not working and when we will make it work, we will surely update the help center with the appropriate information.

  5. Dave

    Hi There, can’t use netflix. Its says that im using a unblocked or proxy. I bought the VPN subscription to watch netflix. I started netflix in Holland and currently live in Portugal (Madeira Island) Any suggestions what to do?

  6. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Dave, as per given article, only US Netflix is currently available with US PLUS servers. We do not support Netflix Holland sadly.

  7. Derrick

    I have tried all the servers and all the suggested troubleshooting methods and Netflix still detects that I’m using a VPN. Not sure what to do here. Really got this service because it said I could but haven’t been able too. :(

  8. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Derrick, please make sure to contact our customer support team as we need to investigate what is happening and why.

  9. Shayn B

    Did any one else loose Nelflix as of Oct 13, 2018? TX#3 here…

  10. Shaun

    Yeah, it is across the board.

  11. ann

    Impossible to view amazon movies, somehow it knows that I am not in the us. I did clear my DNS cache and my browsers. But no success. Any suggestions ?

  12. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello. We are sorry to say but currently we do not support Amazon Prime anymore.

  13. Chester McNut

    I currently have EU netflix account. Will netflix auto-detect that I moved to the US if I connect with VPN and offer me US content? Or do I have to set-up a new subscription with netflix using US address and CC info?
    Thank you

  14. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Chester. You do not need any other netflix account, when connected to vpn, it will think that you are from US and will show you the US content.

  15. Stephen

    In addition to Netflix, this also works for other streaming services such as Amazon and Likely others too.

  16. Enrique

    I am a plus plan subscriber and none of the servers you’ve listed on this site are working for me when I attempt to stream Netflix. I’ve flushed my dns cache and I’ve changed browsers and Netflix detects when I am behind a proxy.

  17. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Enrique, please contact our customer support team for detailed investigation.

  18. LP

    Trying to Watch Netflix in Canada, any work around yet ?

  19. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello. Sadly for now only US secure streaming is supported. We do not have plans yet to add Canada in short time.

  20. James

    You can always use Secure Core and stream from Europe. Obvisouly the US selection is better, but Europe still has lots of streams that are content blocked in Canada by the big 3, who want us to Crave their crappy offering.

  21. glaucus

    how about uk servers which work for netflix and other countries?

  22. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello! currently we do not offer UK Netflix but we do support a variety of secure streaming content while connected to any of our servers. The biggest ones we have articles for , so if a big thing like iPlayer has no article, that means we do not support it yet.

  23. PetePumpkin

    Netflix work on these servers. I have an ASUS RT-AC87U setup with a few of these serevers. Everything is correct, on the connection appear not to be leaking DNS or IP info. However, I am not able to stream Amazon Prime Video US on my ATV 4K, only Netflix. Mind you I have an Australian account Prime account.I was really hoping I could stream the US Amazon Prime, HULU an,d Netflix as indicated I could in an email I received today from ProtonVPN. I’m hoping for some advice as to how I can successfully stream Prime Video US. Thanks.

  24. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Pete. Please contact our customer support team as we need some elaboration from you to see if our systems are fine.

  25. Narw

    I made a couple of attempts, followed the instructions with premium servers but none of them works. Have they been all blacklisted? Is there any workaround? Protonvpn is great but it would be even better if Netflix would be accessible, thx

  26. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Narw, its probably a DNS issue on your side that needs fixing, please contact our customer support team for detailed investigation.

  27. Demi

    Hi, I’m able to watch us Netflix contents with Mac OS protonvpn native app on the browser. I’m just wondering is it possible to watch the us Netflix contents through Apple TV Netflix APP with router openvpn configuration? I have tried but no luck. FYI, I did set up the router correctly with the right ip and dns showed up on the ipleak website. I heard there is no way to bypass the native Netflix app geo blocking even with vpn.

  28. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Demi, currently we only support secure netflix streaming via Desktop devices, it means that routers are not yet supported but stay tooned. :)

  29. Shawn

    I’m having an odd issue. I live in the USA and I logged onto a Japanese sever to watch Netflix and it’s telling me that it knows what I’m doing to circumvent geo-locked libraries. Is this a patch to prevent us from doing this or is it because I’m not premium anymore?

  30. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Shawn. We currently do not support Japanese Netflix secure streaming with ProtonVPN. This is to prevent Netflix customers to access content from different regions.

  31. Shawn

    But I used to do this with Swedish servers all the time. What’s the difference?

  32. ProtonVPN Team

    It could be that these servers got blacklisted by Netflix as we do not officially support other countries than US.

  33. James

    My situation is the opposite of Shawn’s. I live in Japan and have a Netflix Japan account, but I am curious if I can use a ProtonVPN paid plan to allow me to watch Netflix USA content. You say you support Netflix USA, but is that only within the USA or from other countries, including from Japan?

  34. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello. Secure US Netflix streaming is accessible from any location using our services. :)

  35. James

    Because you told me “Secure US Netflix streaming is accessible from any location using our services” I signed up for 2 years of ProtonVPN Plus. I setup my iPhone 7 and confirmed OpenVPN was working, then connected to a location in the USA (I am actually in Japan). I then opened my Netflix app and tried to watch Star Wars Episode VIII, but it gives me an Error dialog that says “You seem to be using an unblocked or proxy…” Please advise.

  36. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello James! Please contact our customer support team using this link and they will investigate if the server you are connecting to is right and there are no leaks in the connection or any other services that can make this impossible.

  37. Dave

    I have tried accessing Netflix using the suggested servers. I have used a different browser, cleared the cache and flushed the DNS. Nothing seems to work, although it was working when I tried a few weeks ago.
    Can you help?

  38. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Dave, it would be the best if you contacted our customer support team which will surely help you with the Netflix issues!

  39. bluetide

    Is there a current working list for USA servers that can access amazon prime video? I tried several but not all and they were blocked so I was curious if anyone was having success with any of the USA servers?

  40. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello. This is what you might be looking for – :)

  41. boss

    Any plan for Netflix server in Europe?

  42. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello. Currently we do have plans for expanding the supported secure streaming services list, but EU Netflix is not yet on the radar.

  43. Romeo

    I notice that Netflix access is more successful when I use the ProtonVPN Windows application. I have tried all plus servers through OpenVPN on my router but still no luck on Netflix. Any suggestions on what I could do next? Thanks.

  44. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Romeo, please try using our DNS addresses on your router. Since it’s a premium server, please use if UDP config, or if TCP config.

  45. FalconX

    I’m from Ecuador and I want to watch Netflix for other countries while using VPN so my question is: Can I watch USA Netflix if I buy the ProtonVPN Plus plan?

  46. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Falcon, Yes, you can access Netflix US streaming content securely while using ProtonVPN plus.

  47. Sunny San

    hey so far this one Best VPN i used but only little problem with some servers like Spain, Germany and Canada etc
    when i try to connect with spain servers by while browsing it was showing United Kingdom, same germany showing UAE united arab emirates etc please its a request solve such issues. also while watching youtube videos germany server showing UAE i think they knew we r using something hide IP address u guys know better whats wrong with such issues.

  48. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Sunny, thank you for the report, it could be that some of the online databases are displaying incorrect server location information thus showing you from different location where the server actually is. We will check it out!

  49. skeptical me

    If you can keep this going and add in HULU, it will be a very strong marketing asset. I hope you can maintain your corporate secret so we can all enjoy the various streaming sites (and pay for the of course – we’re willing customers!), Anyhow, I love PM/VPN’s mission and am really looking for to calendar agent, ProtonDrive, and anything else you can offer with e2e …. peace of mind :-)

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  51. Ann

    Hi there,
    Same problem as Mohit, I subscribed to the Plus Plan and i’m using the Mac OS app beta. I can’t locate the list of US servers. I’m only offered to connect via Iceland or Switzerland to an unidentified US server. I managed to connect to netflix but it sadly is still Netflix France. Could you point me in the right direction ?
    Many thx

  52. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello. Its most likely that you have a secure core option enabled in the application. You should see that above the server list and below the quick connect button. Please disable that, and scroll down on the server list to find the US servers.

  53. Patrick

    Can you tell us if you had to make some kind of deal with Netflix to arrange this? Would that not defeat the purpose of using a VPN to protect privacy?

  54. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Patrick. There is no deal made with Netflix, we unblocked the secure streaming services by our hard work and custom technology that we cannot disclose. But thank you for your interest in our services.

  55. Mario

    Are there any plans for support outside the US?

  56. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Mario, yes, there are plans but we cannot provide any other information regarding it right now.

  57. Bob

    Any plans about supporting Amazon Video? It’s not supported yet obviously, but hopefully it’s on the list.

  58. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Bob, Yes, its not yet supported but we are thinking about it. Sadly we cannot provide any information regarding it right now.

  59. Jo Wouters

    How does this (technically) work ?
    Are you making it impossible for Netflix to know their infrastructure is accessed via a VPN, or do you have some kind of arrangement with Netflix in order for them to unblock your VPN-servers ? (If you have an arrangement, could you elaborate on the details?)

  60. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Jo, sadly, we will not provide any way or technology on information how the Netflix works with our services as we think of it as of company’s commercial secret. We hope you understand and thank you for your interest.

  61. Scott Larson

    Can you point me to information regarding what technologies, configurations or agreements made it possible to allow the use of VPN connections (specifically proton VPN services) with Netflix? What changed to allow this to be possible? As you reported Netflix is preventing users from connecting to VPN services to stream movies.

  62. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Scott, sadly, we will not provide any way or technology on information how the Netflix works with our services as we think of it as of companies commercial secret. We hope you understand and thank you for your interest.

  63. George

    How about Hulu contents streaming access? It seems all ProtonVPN USA servers are blocked (randomly testing some ).

  64. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello George, Hulu secure streaming services are not yet supported by our VPN. Stay tooned.

  65. Mohit Garg

    I cannot find any of the servers listed here in my subscription plan. The only reason I bought proton VPN is because of your current email to access Netflix anywhere.
    US-CA#3 – 8
    US-CO#5 – 8
    US-IL#1 – 8
    US-NJ#1 – 4
    US-TX#2 – 3
    US-VA#3 – 4

  66. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Mohit, These servers are available for Plus Plan subscribers – as quoted in the article. Did you purchase that exact plan ?

  67. Rassi

    Hi, I tried the Netflix servers you mentioned and they all get blocked by Chromecast, i.e. when I try to stream from android phone to Chromecast Ultra I get the message “You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy”, any recommendations for servers that actually work with US Netflix and Chromecast?

    US-CA#3 – 8
    US-CO#5 – 8
    US-IL#1 – 8
    US-NJ#1 – 4
    US-TX#2 – 3
    US-VA#3 – 4

  68. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello. Chromecast is not covered by a VPN since it takes the internet from the router not from the device that it receives the request. To cover chromecast under the VPN, you would need to configure the VPN on to the Router level, of course, if the router that you own does support OpenVPN connections.

  69. Rassi

    Thanks, yes i am using OpenVPN configurations on an Asus RT-AC86U router, I managed to get one or two UDP servers to work (though not the ones you are promoting for Netflix use?? Although the speeds are pretty dire, ~2-10Mbps, definitely not what I would call High or Highest speeds for Plus Servers??

  70. ProtonVPN Team

    The downside to OpenVPN is that in its current architecture, it is not scalable. It runs as a monolithic process and cannot run multi-threaded.
    This means that if you have a beefy processor with 8 cores and each of the core has 8 threads, OpenVPN will use only a single thread in one of the available cores.
    Regarding routers – they do not have powerful CPUs, thus encrypting and decrypting OpenVPN traffic is a real challenge for them. For that reason, the speed can drop by a large amount.
    You could try increasing your speed by connecting to a few different servers (preferably to the ones in yours or neighboring country), changing between TCP and UDP, enabling QoS and changing Upload and Download to 100Mbps, disabling SPI Firewall and NAT Acceleration (if your router has one). You could also try looking for the most optimal MTU value on your router which could be in the range from 1300 to 1500.
    If these changes do not help and you are getting better speeds while connected to the same servers with our software on your computer, then, unfortunately, your router’s hardware cannot encrypt the internet traffic fast enough and this is the reason for speed drop. In this case, there is nothing that I can suggest you, unfortunately.

  71. D. Iscard

    To clarify, please?
    The Netflix VPNs are ONLY available on the Plus Plan and NOT available on Professional?

  72. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello, netflix is available for the users with Plus plans and above, Professional included.

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