How to watch Netflix with a VPN

Want access to Netflix shows from anywhere in the world? Download the best Netflix VPN and enjoy blazing-fast streams with no buffering.

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Access US content with a Netflix VPN

Whether you’re traveling abroad, trying to unblock Netflix on restricted WiFi networks, or simply looking to watch shows from a different country, a Netflix VPN will provide the access you need.

How to watch Netflix US with a VPN

  • Step 1

    Download

    Download the Hotspot Shield VPN app on your mobile or desktop device

  • Step 2

    Connect

    Open up the Hotspot Shield VPN app and click the “Connect” button

  • Step 3

    Select location

    Set the VPN server location to the country you want to watch Netflix from (“United States,” for example)

  • Step 4

    You’re all set

    Head to your Netflix app and enjoy your favorite shows!

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Benefits of Hotspot Shield VPN Premium


  • Superfast VPN servers

    Stream Netflix with HD quality resolution. Our 3,200+ VPN servers in 80+ countries are optimized for a seamless streaming experience.

  • Unlimited streaming data

    Watch as much Netflix content as you want — anytime, anywhere. With unlimited data, you never have to stop.

  • Watch Netflix on any device

    Use Hotspot Shield VPN to watch Netflix on all your favorite devices, including Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.

  • Netflix streaming, and more

    Don’t just stream Netflix, stream everything — from sports, live events, to Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, and more.

  • Stream Netflix anonymously

    We never track, log, or store any of your personally identifiable information, including your IP address.

  • Help, when you need it

    We’re here to help Premium users with any question or issue. We’ll be with you in seconds, not minutes or hours.

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How to stop your ISP from throttling Netflix

Some Internet Service Providers will throttle Netflix traffic when they detect it, which slows your connection down and makes it difficult or impossible to stream — even though you pay for internet service.

By routing your internet traffic through Hotspot Shield’s secure VPN servers, your data is encrypted so your ISP can’t see what sites you’re visiting. This ensures it cannot throttle Netflix. Using Hotspot Shield VPN to unblock Netflix and prevent throttling means your content will load faster and you won’t have to worry about buffering.


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Why watch Netflix with Hotspot Shield VPN

Fastest VPN on the market

Hotspot Shield is the fastest VPN service on the market, as verified independently by third-party sources. Unlike other VPN providers, which all use the same basic OpenVPN technology, our patented Hydra protocol delivers unrivaled speed and performance, ensuring seamless streaming with no buffering, even when connected to countries half the world away.

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Hotspot Shield VPN server locations

Hotspot Shield features 3,200+ VPN servers in 80+ countries — including 30+ US and European cities — so you can stream Netflix from practically anywhere. By opening up the Hotspot Shield VPN app, Premium users can select from our comprehensive list of countries, providing an unrivaled streaming experience, regardless of where in the world you are.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotspot Shield work with Netflix?

Yes, Hotspot Shield works great as a Netflix VPN. Our proprietary Hydra protocol not only provides unrivaled speed and performance, but it also disguises your traffic to look like regular web traffic. Unlike other VPN providers, where Netflix typically blocks access to users connected through their servers, Hotspot Shield enables unrestricted access to the Netflix content you love.

What can I use to watch Netflix with Hotspot Shield VPN?

Our Netflix VPN works with all popular devices, from Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android. We also offer Hotspot Shield as a Chrome extension. With your Hotspot Shield Premium account, you have unlimited data to stream Netflix USA on up to 5 devices.

Do I need a separate Netflix account?

Yes. Your Hotspot Shield VPN account does not come with a subscription to Netflix. You will need to sign up for an account via Netflix’s homepage. Hotspot Shield VPN is used in conjunction with your Netflix account to help you stream Netflix faster, avoid throttling, and unblock restricted content.

Will Hotspot Shield VPN slow me down?

While many VPN providers will dramatically slow your connection down, Hotspot Shield VPN has superior technology that is known to increase connection speeds, especially if your ISP throttles Netflix traffic. TechRadar rated Hotspot Shield as the best VPN for HD streaming.

Can I stream other content with Hotspot Shield VPN?

Yes, absolutely! Streaming Netflix is just one way to use Hotspot Shield VPN. You can watch Hulu and YouTube, stream your favorite videos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Watch sports, get unblocked movies, play games, listen to music, and more with Hotspot Shield VPN.

How do I use VPN on Netflix app?

Using a VPN on your Netflix app is simple. Download Hotspot Shield VPN on your mobile or desktop device, open up the app and press “Connect,” and then select the VPN server location you’d like to stream Netflix from (“United States,” for example). From there, you can head to Netflix and start enjoying unrestricted access to your favorite shows and movies.

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