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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:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Lithuania
  • Malaysia
  • Netherlands
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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. 

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 for Plus, Unlimited, Family Visionary Plan subscribers. For the fastest and most reliable connection, please connect to the server that is closest to your current location. 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 already have a Free plan, upgrade your account by signing in and selecting VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited from your account Subscription page.

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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