How to watch U.S. Netflix with a VPN
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Get the fastest speeds for Netflix streaming
The ExpressVPN apps for Windows and Mac feature the Speed Test, which checks the latency and download speed of each VPN server location and ranks them by speed index.
To find the fastest VPN server location for Netflix streaming, run the Speed Test and choose the U.S. server location with the highest speed index.
Different download speeds when connected to a VPN can result in different Netflix video qualities.
Here are Netflix’s speed recommendations:
Normal quality (less than 480p)
SD quality (480p or better)
HD quality (720p or better)
Ultra HD quality (1080p or better)
FAQ: How to watch Netflix on a VPN
Does ExpressVPN work with Netflix?
Do I need a VPN for Netflix?
Is Netflix free with a VPN?
No, you must separately sign up for a subscription. ExpressVPN does not come with a Netflix account, and it is not a replacement for Netflix. Rather, it complements your existing Netflix account to help you watch content at blazing-fast speed.
How many countries is Netflix available in?
On what devices can I watch Netflix?
Will a VPN slow my Netflix streaming?
All VPNs have the potential to slow your internet connection, but ExpressVPN is one of the fastest, and users rarely notice a difference.
In fact, using a VPN might actually improve your connection if your ISP has been throttling Netflix traffic. In any case, if you do notice a drop in video quality, make sure you’ve selected the U.S. server closest to your actual location.
If you’re using a streaming media device like an Apple TV, you may want to try watching Netflix with MediaStreamer, which is included with every ExpressVPN subscription.
Can I use free DNS codes or proxies for Netflix?
Probably not a good idea. Free DNS codes found on the internet often don’t work, and they might send your traffic to a server that could log your data and expose you to attacks. Proxy servers, meanwhile, are slow, unsecure and prone to interrupted connections. When it comes to Netflix, you’re much better off with ExpressVPN, which works reliably for streaming.
What else can I do with Netflix?
Using a VPN is the best way to expand your Netflix experience, but it isn’t the only one. Learn about Netflix secret codes and how they can unlock more movies that you’d want to watch.
What else can I do with ExpressVPN?
With ExpressVPN, you can bypass censorship in certain countries that block access to sites like YouTube, Twitter, and Google. You can also browse the web privately and securely, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max/Go.
You can also use ExpressVPN on streaming media consoles like Apple TV, Fire TV Stick, and Roku. To connect other Wi-Fi-enabled devices like gaming consoles or smart TVs, try ExpressVPN for your wireless router.
Unblock Netflix throttling by ISPs
As video streaming services like Netflix have gotten more popular, some internet service providers (ISPs) have started inspecting data packets and intentionally restricting customers’ bandwidth if they see Netflix traffic.
A VPN solves this problem by shielding your traffic in an encrypted tunnel. ISPs can’t read your traffic, so they can’t discriminate based on content. The result is faster download speeds and no buffering.
Why use ExpressVPN?
Download as much as you want, without your ISP or VPN capping certain kinds of traffic.
Get ultra-fast speeds for better video quality. Run the VPN Speed Test and see for yourself.
Servers all over the world
ExpressVPN users can connect to 160 server locations in 94 countries and counting, including:
Watch American Netflix with ExpressVPN risk-free
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