Netflix Instant and Europe have so far had a bit of a tricky relationship. You could easily be forgiven for not knowing whether or not the streaming HD video service was available in your country.
But don’t worry: if you’re in Europe and you want to watch TV shows on Netflix like House of Cards or Orange Is the New Black, you’re about to find out how easy it is to get what you’re after.
A History of Netflix Instant in Europe
We’ve covered this beat a little before, offering tips on how to watch Netflix Instant from Germany or even watch Netflix US from the UK, where a more Anglo-centric version of the streaming service is available.
But we figured, with Netflix Instant keeping the details of their expansion across Europe kind of mum, why not give advice to the whole continent at once?
You can assume that if you’re in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, or Norway, Netflix Instant is there for you. But you may be missing out on a great deal of films and TV programs only available through Netflix US.
No one0 knows officially if Netflix Instant availability is impending in other major European countries from Spain, Italy, Germany, or anywhere in Europe. But who wants to wait only to get a limited TV catalog anyway!
So let’s take the guesswork out of the process and tell you how to enjoy American Netflix under any circumstances. No need for a Netflix equivalent in Europe when you can get the real thing anywhere at anytime.
Watch Netflix in Europe Using VPN Service Providers
The ideal way to unblock Netflix service Europe is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service provider, which will allow you to hide your location and change your IP unlocking a whole new world of streaming content from the US to Australia to the UK.
Not only that, VPNs are designed to allow web denizens access to a more secure/encrypted Internet browsing experience. Using a VPN, you can ensure your own online security, and allow yourself access to corners of the web that are restricted by geography.
It’s the latter point that’s most useful for streamers trying to watch Netflix Instant in Europe. You may live in a country that doesn’t have access to Netflix Instant (or a country like Finland with less streaming video options than Netflix US), but with a VPN, you can fool your computer into believing you’re in the United States or Mexico or any country that has all of the Netflix movies and TV shows you want to see. Log into your VPN and pick an American server if it’s Netflix Instant US you want to watch. It’s that simple.
Most VPN service providers worth their salt offer a multitude of US IP addresses, so that Netflix US streaming HD video is just a couple of clicks away. Our top recommended providers for American Netflix would include HideMyAss (with possibly the largest pool of US locations/IP addresses) or IPVanish (with top-notch speeds from their personally maintained Tier 1 servers. You can also visit our Official Supported Provider list to compare top VPN service provider options for yourself.
How To Improve Netflix Streaming Quality – The Best Netflix Routers
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