Did you know that earlier this year, Netflix changed how they did things? It has long been clear that there are different movie, documentary and television series catalogs on this popular video streaming site but it was only until recently that they would lock you into the regions content from whereby you registered your account.
This is fine if you are happy to watch the Netflix Italia catalog or the catalogue from whichever country you are based but for many of you, you will want to have access to the full international catalog offered with the US version. The US will usually have the quickest access to blockbuster movies and the television series’ they create are usually among the most popular in the world.
However, if you created your account using an IP address from Italy, you are only going to be able to watch content from Netflix Italia. Previously it would not matter where your account was created and it would just automatically change the content to the region you are viewing from.
Watching US Netflix From Your European Home
Before the recent changes you would just need to use a VPN and connect to the region which content you wanted to view but now that the content is locked dependent on the IP address used to create your NetFlix account, this is no longer possible.
Instead, you are now going to have to create a new email address and Netflix account from your chosen country in order to enjoy that particular content for the region. Again, a VPN will have to be used to achieve this with there being plenty of them to choose from.
Many of these will be free and with limited data usage but paid versions that can be used for just a few dollars a month might be your best bet.
A free VPN might be enough to get the job done as you literally just need to create an account but if you are planning on watching Netflix frequently from this account, you will obviously need to sign up to a paid version that has no data limits. NordVPN, VyprVPN, and ExpressVPN are just three providers you should take a look at if you are happy to part with a few bucks each month.
Once you have your VPN set up and installed you simply have to connect to a server in the US and create both an email account and a NetFlix account. From then on, every time you want to watch the US catalog on Netflix, you can simply turn on your VPN and you are away.