How to unblock the Netflix version of your choice anywhere on any device

Abeerah Hashim Last updated: December 7, 2022 Read time: 23 minutes Disclosure

Here is a comprehensive guide on how to unblock Netflix anywhere. Find out all about which methods you should use to enjoy Netflix at any location on any device.

Sneak peek at unblocking Netflix content anywhere

Netflix is one of the leading streaming services of today, featuring diversified content types from different genres. While it boasts a global availability, Netflix users often face issues in watching their desired content due to the underlying geo-restrictions on content libraries. The platform even blocks most unblocking tools like proxies or free VPNs, making it difficult for users to unblock restricted content. Nonetheless, with a little effort, you can still unblock your desired Netflix library anywhere (including Netflix US). This guide explains all about it.

Staying home was never so entertaining in the past as people had no Netflix back then. But today, when Netflix is available and offering easy access to your favorite media anytime, there is another problem. Users cannot unblock the Netflix version they want at all times.

Why? We hear you ask.

That’s because Netflix is not the same everywhere. It means either you cannot watch your desired show at all if Netflix doesn’t permit your area for that. Or, if you can watch your favorite show now, then the day you go out of your country, you lose access to it.

Isn’t it a rude behavior from the streaming giant?

We think, it is! But I believe there’s always a key for every lock. So perhaps, I could get pass through this Netflix lock too. Hence, I started looking for ways to evade Netflix geoblocking, and, I succeeded. So why can’t you?

If you are wondering how to stream Netflix anywhere without content restrictions, then read along.

In this article, I share with you the best ways to watch Netflix’s version of your choice anytime and anywhere.

How to unblock Netflix anywhere – The quick guide

While multiple methods can let you stream the Netflix version you like (as covered later in this guide), using a VPN is the most straightforward and reliable way to do it. By following the steps below, you can get Netflix unblocked on any of your devices quickly:

  1. Select a VPN provider that’s tested to work with Netflix worldwide and choose your subscription plan. While NordVPN works great for, courtesy of its high speeds, a massive network of services, and advanced encryption, you can download any other VPN of your choice.
  2. Download the VPN app for your operating system. Most providers send links and instructions for that immediately after your subscription in an easy-to-digest short email.
  3. Install and open your VPN application.
  4. Connect to a VPN server in your preferred location. For example, if you want to watch Netflix España, you’d need to connect to a Spain server – the same goes for Netflix UK, USA, you name it.
  5. Once connected to the selected VPN server, head over to the Netflix website or app and start enjoying your favorite series or movie.

That is basically it. With the above 5-step method, you can stream any version of Netflix from anywhere (school, office, house, while abroad, you name it) without hassle. Continue reading if you wish to read more about the topic in detail.

Why Netflix blocks content

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Many of you, after being locked out by Netflix, question why Netflix has to implement these restrictions.

Sadly, it isn’t about Netflix only. Instead, other streaming platforms, like Hulu and Amazon Prime, also implement similar ‘region-locking or ‘geo-restriction.’ These services offer a certain type of content to limited regions, barring users in other locations.

But why do they do so? We hear you ask.

The prime reason for such blocking is the requirement from media studios. Although Netflix also produces its own content, it largely depends on these media studios to source movies and shows. It purchases licenses from these providers to show popular programs.

However, such licensing agreements also bind Netflix to present the programs to the users specified by the media providers. This can be because either the content is not suitable or not in line with the content policies of a particular region. Or simply because the media providers want to bar local users from such free access to make money via advertising on cable or satellite.

Sometimes, Netflix follows such region-locking for content because a fellow streaming service bears an exclusive license to its airing in a specific location. In such cases, Netflix cannot bring that media to its library for the users in that area. Doing so might give rise to conflicts (possibly legal ones) between Netflix and the media studios.

Besides such geo-restrictions, users may also see Netflix blocked at localized facilities. For example, many schools and offices often block Netflix on their networks to prevent distraction.