At the moment, Netflix streaming’s huge library is available in the United States, Canada, certain countries in Latin America, and certain parts of Europe.
Noticeably absent from that list is nearly the entire continent of Asia (among other whole continents and swaths of countries). So if you’re looking to vacation in Beijing, or do some long-term business in Hong Kong, or do some extended traveling throughout Russia’s vast expanses, you’ll be stuck with no regional version of Netflix’s streaming or any popular Netflix Instant content to enjoy.
Fortunately, if you know the right tricks, you can still access your home account and enjoy Netflix streaming from anywhere in the world. In fact, you can access Netflix Canada, Netflix Mexico, Netflix UK, and many others if you just follow our simple advice.
How to Watch US Netflix Streaming in Asia
The solution is simple. In order to watch instant streaming video from popular streaming sites like Hulu, Amazon Instant or Netflix in Asia, you must subscribe to a VPN.
Whether you are moving to Japan for work, or stationed in Dubai or India for business, or taking a year off to travel through Russia, or Turkey, or Japan, a VPN is a must for allowing advanced privacy and identity protection. And, of course, a VPN will let you access all of your favorite American video and music content from services like Pandora or Hulu Plus or Amazon Instant or even the mother of them all, Netflix Instant Streaming video.
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) service provider is a subscription service designed to increase the anonymity of your internet presence by encrypting your data flow. Instead of connecting directly to your server, by signing in to a virtual private network, all of your network traffic is tunneled through a server in any country of your choice
Using a virtual private network even allows you to change your IP address from anywhere in Asia (Japan, India, South Korea etc) to one in any country you’d like, thus effectively fooling your computer or smart device into believing it’s wherever you’d like it to be. Using a US VPN in Japan, India, China, or the Middle East allows you to access regionally restricted content from anywhere in the world!
So if you’re on an extended business trip in Tokyo, and you’re looking to enjoy some streaming video from Netflix US, all that you need to do is log in to your virtual private network and choose an American server to get your new IP address. Or if you wish to watch Netflix Canada, pick a Canadian server as your VPN connection. Simple as that. You’ll be using Netflix streaming before you know it.
Popular Asian VPN providers for US IP addresses include HideMyAss VPN, IPVanish VPN, and PrivateInternetAccess VPN. FlashRouters also offers a new VPN provider comparison list to help you find the virtual private network that best suits your needs.
So Where Does FlashRouters Enter the Picture?
Every router offered by FlashRouters comes with a built-in VPN connection options. Setting up a VPN connection within your average router can be a tricky and time-consuming process. Owning a router with a built-in VPN connection saves you the time and effort of setting one up on your own, and prevents you from potentially bricking your new router.
Additionally, a router with a built-in VPN connection allows you to connect multiple devices to the same VPN account.
This means that you can use your VPN account on your laptop, as well as your Samsung Galaxy, Macbook Air, Sony PS3, LG SmartTV, etc. through the same wireless signal. You can even use your VPN on a streaming media device like a Roku or Boxee, allowing you to enjoy Netflix streaming from any country it’s offered from the comforts of your living room.
In fact, our routers are flashed with either DD-WRT or Tomato firmware, either of which ensure that your Netflix streaming or gaming experience is devoid of freezes or stalls. FlashRouters offers powerful, durable routers like the Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight at affordable costs, and with three months of free guaranteed online tech support!
To get an idea about which of our routers are the most popular, take a look at this recent best-sellers list.