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Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

Can anyone recommend a VPN provider that managed to circumvent the latest Netflix crackdown on VPN users? I was Geo-spoofing using Overplay's SmartDNS to watch Netflix USA and it stopped working as Netflix detected it and shows the error that I'm using a Proxy.
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Old 08.06.2016, 22:36
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Re: Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

I've been using the Hola app to access my Swisscom 2.0 from France, as well as some other UK channels and Netflix US. All running from a 50 chuff android tv box, as well as my android tablet and my wife's Ipad.

The advantage with Hola is that it uses real IP addresses in the countries of your choice, provided free if you allow your own IP to be shared, or at a cost (a fiver per month or so) for the premium version if you don't, so no proxy-blocking can stop it working.
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I've been using the Hola app to access my Swisscom 2.0 from France, as well as some other UK channels and Netflix US. All running from a 50 chuff android tv box, as well as my android tablet and my wife's Ipad.

The advantage with Hola is that it uses real IP addresses in the countries of your choice, provided free if you allow your own IP to be shared, or at a cost (a fiver per month or so) for the premium version if you don't, so no proxy-blocking can stop it working.




Hmm. I have Hola but it's been detected. I wonder what I've done wrong on the installation...
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Old 09.06.2016, 08:15
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I was Geo-spoofing using Overplay's SmartDNS to watch Netflix USA and it stopped working as Netflix detected it and shows the error that I'm using a Proxy.
Yeah, I have the same error using Overplay. I did get in touch with their tech support, and spent some time with them trying to resolve the issues, but we didn't get very far. They did give me alternate DNS servers to use, but didn't help.

In the end I've given up, and have cancelled my Netflix subscription. I want to pay them, but they are making it too hard now, so I'm finding alternate sources to get hold of entertainment.
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Re: Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

Same problem using Smartflix; so I also just cancelled our Netflix account. Have used vidio.com to watch streamed episodes of The Good Wife for the last two evenings.
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Old 09.06.2016, 20:05
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Re: Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

Unlocator has a work around for Netflix. But it still seems like playing a game a whack-a-mole. I use it some, but lately I've been using Kodi. There isn't anything you can't watch on there, but it does take some setting up and getting used to. If interested how, let me know and I'll post a step-by-step link. Once set up and your used to the navigation, you can find everything.
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Re: Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

I was using MyPrivateNetwork successfully until about a month ago, but the game is up. Reminds me I need to cancel my membership...
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Unlocator has a work around for Netflix. But it still seems like playing a game a whack-a-mole. I use it some, but lately I've been using Kodi. There isn't anything you can't watch on there, but it does take some setting up and getting used to. If interested how, let me know and I'll post a step-by-step link. Once set up and your used to the navigation, you can find everything.

Yes please! In idiot-proof steps, please. Myself being the idiot in question.... Thank you muchly.

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Re: Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

After doing some Googling research found the following sites that show https://www.expressvpn.com to be the best. I was mostly impressed by the number of servers it has which is in the thousands:
I tested it today and works great with Amazon FireTV and Netflix USA. I no longer get the error. Accessing Netflix USA from the iPhone I got the error but it allows you to change server within USA i.e. changing from NY -> NJ worked ... they seem to have done a great job escaping Netflix crackdown ... anyhow having seen how many times I get account breach attempts after using international wifis it really pays off already having VPN protection on my iPhone as well.

Finally, ExpressVPN supports P2P .. so if Netflix should fail again then I can safely download torrent movies without getting busted
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Re: Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

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Hmm. I have Hola but it's been detected. I wonder what I've done wrong on the installation...
When experimenting on different machines I found that sometimes I'd need to manually 'force stop' the Swisscom app (or restart the machine) when I'd previously tried running it from outside of the Hola app.
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Re: Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

For Kodi, follow the instructions under "Install Kodi addons" towards bottom of site. There are four links within the paragraph, but the steps are very step-by-step and easy to follow.

https://www.tvaddons.ag/kodi-addons/...ideo.1channel/

Once installed, you will see "Exodus" as an icon under video tab. This works fine and has everything I've ever wanted. There are many others, besides Exodus, you can play with and install as well. A lot of redundancy though (i.e., they mostly all do the same thing and find the same shows). When you search under "Exodus", you get several links you can choose from. Some times you have to click on a couple to get the best connection. But it is easy and we've had great success and high quality. No popups like many of the websites for free TV have. I think Kodi essentially goes to the same links as the free sites but is able to suppress popups and other risks involved with that method.

There are tons of other add ons you can add. Its open source, so a lot of stuff available. The Youtube addon is good.

To add that, you go to "addons" under Video and click Youtube. It will install it. There is some ok live TV ones as well. I use one of the live ones for sports.

I also set up an account at trakt.tv. It's free. It allows you to right click on your shows and movies and put them in a folder where it puts a check box by the ones you've watched. After setting up the account on trakt.tv, just go into Exodus and install trakt from the choices. (Edit update to clarify: You go under Exodus->Tools->Accounts to find and setup trakt, once you have an account.)

There's also a music tab that you can setup to listen to radio stations from around the world.

Let me know if you need more help. I don't mind.
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Re: Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

I use Smarty DNS for the UK services like IPlayer, ITV Hub etc, but for Netflix US is useless. (UK is working for me as I type).

However, they also offer for the same price, VPN for the US and UK, of which the US VPN is still working with US Netflix via my PC.
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Re: Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

I've been using the ExpressVPN (paid) for a while and it is working fine.
Sometimes Netflix detects it, but then you change the city of the proxy and it works
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Re: Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

We have used www.unotelly.com to watch UK content, it allows you to select different regions for different content.

For example, iPlayer from the UK and Netflix from the USA.
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Re: Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

Hide My Ass works I have used it all the time.

https://www.hidemyass.com/

Downside is a monthly membership, but can cancel at anytime.
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Getflix is working with US Netflix.
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Re: Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

Has anyone else noticed that Netflix now seems to work without the need of any VPN? I first noticed this in December when I turned on Netflix on my phone in Croatia while on a 3G internet connection. Then in January I used it on my Swiss WIFI network and it worked without a problem too

Is it just me?
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Re: Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

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Has anyone else noticed that Netflix now seems to work without the need of any VPN? I first noticed this in December when I turned on Netflix on my phone in Croatia while on a 3G internet connection. Then in January I used it on my Swiss WIFI network and it worked without a problem too

Is it just me?
You have been probably watching Netflix Croatia and Netflix Switzerland. It does work without a VPN. Problem is caused when you want to watch Netflix content of another region. Check the language setting for the movies, is it FR / DE ?
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You have been probably watching Netflix Croatia and Netflix Switzerland. It does work without a VPN. Problem is caused when you want to watch Netflix content of another region. Check the language setting for the movies, is it FR / DE ?
I was on my US account when i logged in both times. Previously, I was blocked from even having access to my account. Now it had no problems. From what I saw, my playlist was exactly the same as before.

I also didnt notice any original language german or french shows with the exception of Marsailles with Gerard Depardieu. The show is a Netflix show so I assume its not exclusive to Europe. (it had English subtitles)
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Re: Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?

Saw this a couple of days ago, although haven't tried it yet :

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ows-films.html
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