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How to Watch Netflix in Europe

By Vinith R | 10 March 2013 at 1:51 am CET | 4 Comments

Netflix is available in Europe. In fact, there are different local Netflix subscriptions available in some parts of Europe. These include the Nordic regions, UK and Ireland.

Due to the immense popularity of Netflix throughout the world, the company has taken upon itself to cash in on the opportunity by charting out an extensive expansion phase to launch Netflix in Europe. In this article, we’ll show you how to get US Netflix in Europe, and by that we mean, ANY European country. Read on to find out how.

Limited Access For Netflix Outside The US

While Netflix in Europe is good news for European viewers, don’t expect to dig in to the full videos database just yet. The Netflix database for subscribers outside the US is severely limited and does not provide the extended set of movies and TV shows that are normally available to the viewers from US. Therefore, the subscription cost for Netflix outside US cannot be justified. This makes the US version of Netflix the only true form of online streaming Netflix channel there is.

US Version Of Netflix In Europe

Netflix in Europe

Unfortunately, the US version of Netflix is blocked in Europe. Not only Europe, Netflix is blocked for all visitors accessing the US Netflix movie database without an American IP address. Every time a user visits the Netflix server, their content and regional filters will determine the IP address of the visitor before granting them access.

Therefore, if you are visiting the US version of the Netflix from any European country supported by Netflix, you will be automatically redirected to the local website. And if your country is not on their subscription list, you will receive an error message saying “Sorry, Netflix is not available in your country yet”.

How To Bypass IP Filters & Watch Netflix In Europe

There are multiple methods available to watch Netflix in Europe, and for a detailed set of instructions, visit our comprehensive guide on How To Unblock Netflix.

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In brief, the best method to unblock US version of Netflix in Europe is to sign up for a VPN service provider. A VPN will allow you to hide behind a virtual IP address that can be located anywhere in the world.

For this purpose, we can choose a server and IP within the United States of America to trick the Netflix filters into thinking that you are actually a visitor from the US. If you want to open a Netflix subscription outside the US, a valid credit card will work, but you will have to create a fake American postal address with a valid ZIP Code.

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