If you’re a fan of the American political drama, “House of Cards”, you should be excited that the 3rd season of the series will be back on Netflix starting on February 27th, 2015.
Unfortunately, for those living abroad, you will not be able to access Netflix’s US content. This is due to complicated licensing rights which only allows subscribers living in the US to get access to Netflix’s content.
But, there is a work around to this, which will enable you to watch any content on Netflix from anywhere abroad.
Use Hotspot Shield to bypass Netflix’s Geo-Blocking
As mentioned, Netflix can block access to its content if you’re staying abroad. How does Netflix know?
Netflix checks your IP address to determine where you are connecting to the Web from. An IP address is a 11 digit code assigned to your device by your local internet service provider.
The good news is that you can use Hotspot Shield to get a virtual U.S. IP address. By connecting virtually to the our servers in the U.S. and using our IP address, you will appear to Netflix as if you’re connecting to its site from the U.S.
Step by Step Instructions to Installing Hotspot Shield and Accessing Netflix’s US Content
If you have an active account with Netflix and are staying abroad, below are the step by step instructions to using Hotspot Shield to get access to Netflix. The Hotspot Shield app is available on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
1) Download and install Hotspot Shield on your device. Download Hotspot Shield now:
2) Upgrade to Hotspot Shield Elite to benefit from faster speed, unlimited and unrestricted access to your favorite content. The Elite version comes with 9 virtual locations and enables you to protect up to 5 devices simultaneously.
3) Select “U.S.” as your virtual location.
4) Open Netflix, sign-in or “Start Your Free Month”, grab some popcorn, enjoy House of Cards Season 3 and many more shows!