Netflix Instant may be launching their European invasion soon, but it’s still going to leave a lot of our friends on the other side of the Atlantic without access to Orange Is the New Black. Sorry, Europeans.
One particular country getting left out in the cold is Portugal, which just doesn’t seem right to us. In addition to hosting a population of 10 million people, Portugal is an extremely popular vacation spot for travelers from around the world. If you are a UK or EU citizen looking to spend your summer at your vacation home on the Iberian Peninsula, the ability to watch Netflix in Portugal might make that off-time even better.
But don’t worry, Portuguese friends; Netflix Instant may have ignored you this time, but we at FlashRouters haven’t forgotten you…
Watch Netflix in Portugal with VPNs
The answer is simple: get yourself subscribed to a VPN service provider.
A VPN service, or Virtual Private Network service, is a subscription-based service that provides its users with the seemingly unattainable: a secure wireless network.
That’s right; even in the age of NSA snooping, identity thieves, and hackers, a VPN service can keep your sensitive data safe. Logging in to a VPN means tunneling all of your online information through secure servers set up all over the world, thus protecting you from the many nefarious online threats.
But what does this have to do with watching Netflix in Portugal, you might be asking. Well, when you log in to your VPN, you pick the country that houses your secure server to pass through. When you pick, say, a server in Great Britain, you’re given a Great Britain-based IP address, making your computer think you’re in Great Britain.
This knocks down all of the internet’s many geography-based restrictions. Can’t get Netflix in Portugal? Log in to your VPN and pick an American server. Or a Canadian one. Or a German one. Now you’re watching Hemlock Grove in Lisbon and your computer is none the wiser.
Top VPN Providers for Unblocking Netflix in Portugal
If it’s US-based IP addresses that will allow you to watch Netflix Instant streaming that you’re looking for, then we’d recommend checking out some of our favorites like IPVanish, PrivateInternetAccess, HideMyAss or the newly added SaferVPN.
Still not satisfied with your options? Don’t worry; we’ve got a whole handy DD-WRT & Tomato supported VPN service provider list, which is prepped and ready to assist. No matter what type of VPN experience you’re looking for, our provider list will, well, provide.
Use a VPN-Capable FlashRouter to Watch Netflix in Portugal
Of course, signing up for the VPN service is one thing, but if you want to make sure that your VPN network runs like a dream, you gotta pair it with a FlashRouter.
As the video above demonstrates, a FlashRouter is a surefire way to improve your wireless network’s power, speed, and versatility. We flash all of our routers with DD-WRT and Tomato, replacement firmwares that allow users to access advanced options like extendable wireless range, extra security features, and controllable bandwidth. Believe us, if you’re engaged in a lot of Netflix Instant streaming through a VPN, being able to prioritize your bandwidth is invaluable.
Moreover, your VPN experience will improve immeasurably with a FlashRouter. For starters, if you’re subscribed to any VPN service provider on our official provider list, we’ll send your FlashRouter ready to work with your VPN right out of the box. Skip the tricky installation process and let us handle it.
Better yet, keep your old routers and use our popular dual router setup, which allows you to have a dedicated VPN router and a dedicated local router.
Best VPN Routers for Netflix in Portugal
Whether you’re on a tight budget, or if price is no issue, whether you want a simple network upgrade, or a full-blown overhaul of your wireless network, FlashRouters has the devices that can accommodate any preference.
To start with, there’s our recent best DD-WRT routers of 2015 list, which should help narrow the field of choices a little bit.
Still need some suggestions, well, we know we wouldn’t be steering your wrong if we pointed you towards our number one most powerful router: the Netgear R7000 AC1900 DD-WRT FlashRouter. Suffice to say, that one should keep your Netflix Instant streaming free of freezes. If that’s a little bit more of a commitment than you’re up for, then try one of our sleeker, economy models like the Asus RT-AC56U Tomato FlashRouter. Plenty of speed and power without breaking the bank.
If it’s a FlashRouter, you can’t go wrong.