filmIn recent years two of the biggest buzzwords to be added to our everyday vocabulary have to be ‘’Netflix and Chill’’. Except what if you can’t Netflix and Chill? We have all taken our tablets on holiday to kick back by the pool to discover the strict licensing laws that are so prevalent, stopping us from viewing our favourite shows.

In particular, many American shows are restricted outside of the states. This can be a big pain if you are usually resident in the US and love to catch up with Netflix when you travel in Europe, or even if you are not based in the US and just want to see what is on offer! So how do you find out how to get American Netflix.

How to get around it?

But what if we told you there is a way round that? Yes, that is right, there is a way to unlock Netflix! Previously a free simple proxy was enough to get into the elusive American Netflix, but sadly now days a free proxy just isn’t enough. Although Netflix are getting smarter and smarter at detecting software which unlocks their restrictions, there are still some VPNs out there that can assist you in getting access to this highly desirable streaming site.

Choosing a VPN

According to ONLINEREVIEWS - ExpressVPN, VyprVPN, Buffered, PrivateVPN, VPNArea, NordVPN, StrongVPN, and LiquidVPN as of summer 2017 still work for access. All the above listed sites use an impeccably strong encryption service to scramble data, and skip the Netflix geographical restrictions.

One key suggestion is to review the privacy policy of each VPN, to establish the level of anonymity you will have. Onlinereviews state that the ideal VPNs are those which are located outside of the five eyes intelligence alliance (That is U.K, U.S.A, Canada, New Zealand and Australia), as well as those with a ‘’no logs’’ policy.

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Unfortunately, it is super difficult to determine which VPN is the best, the services can be unreliable in that one day they work, tomorrow they might not and then next month they may work again. Onlinereviews provide some simple tips to try and aid the success of your VPN, such as asking the customer service of the VPN provider, clearing your cookie and browser history, restarting your browser and re logging back in. Onlinereviews also recommend not to use a sole Smart DNS Proxy, as they are not fully encrypted and are able to get to the target server. Additionally, any third party can pry on you, which is ultimately the reason why Netflix find them so much easier to pick up and identify.

What to watch?

Once you are in, what is there to watch I hear you cry? Keep a sharp eye out for this summer’s hottest picks:

  • Glow
  • Breaking Bad
  • Better Call Saul
  • Punchman
  • Nurse Jackie
  • House of Cards
  • Bloodline
  • The People Vs O.J Simpson, an American Crime story

Whichever VPN you pick, make sure you do your homework first and get a VPN with a cracking customer service provision. Many offer a great Live chat support system and it is important to find a good one before you pay up. Remember that VPNs can be unreliable and that is unfortunately the nature of the unlocking game. Do your homework to establish which VPN is the right service for you! And last, but not least, don’t forget to Netflix and chill!