How To Use Hotspot Shield To Get More Out of Your Netflix Account

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Netflix is the perfect option for a lazy Sunday afternoon or any other time when you need a convenient TV break. It’s also great for when you get into marathon mood and compulsively watch 10 episodes of your favorite show without doing so much as getting up for a bathroom break.

The online streaming service offers thousands of movies and shows to viewers in the United States, but Netflix operates in other countries as well — where they offer different program menus. Even some popular movies and shows that you might wish for on Netflix US are available across international borders in places like the United Kingdom and Germany.

Don’t worry. You don’t have to hop on a plane so you can explore all that the Netflix world has to offer. You can get the most out of your account with a few clicks of your mouse button. When you change your virtual location, you change your Netflix account. How can you change your virtual location, and what are you missing out on if you don’t?

How to Change Your Virtual Location

Netflix will block access to certain content based on your device’s IP address, but you can circumvent that block by using Hotspot Shield to trick Netflix into thinking you’re in another country. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

Step by Step Instructions to Installing Hotspot Shield and Accessing Netflix’s US Content

If you have an active account with Netflix and are traveling abroad or located in a country where Netflix does not offer its services yet, below are the step by step instructions to using Hotspot Shield to get access to Netflix’s content from any country.

  1. Download and install Hotspot Shield on your device. The Hotspot Shield app is available on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Upgrade to the Elite version for faster speed, unlimited & unrestricted access to your favorite Netflix selection. The Elite Membership enables you to protect up to 5 devices simultaneously and comes with 9 virtual locations (access even more geo-restricted content). Click to here to upgrade to Elite!
  2. Sign-in to your Hotspot Shield Elite account.
  3. Select from which virtual location you would like to be browsing the Internet from.
  4. Open Netflix, sign-in or “Start Your Free Month”, grab some popcorn, and start enjoying “supposedly” geo-restricted content.

Download Hotspot Shield Now:

Download Hotspot Shield VPN Trial on iTunes

Download Hotspot Shield VPN Trial Direct

Download Hotspot Shield VPN Trial on Android

What Are the Possibilities?

What cool shows and movies open up to you when you use Hotspot Shield to open up more of Netflix’s worldwide offerings? Here is a summary of some key treats.

United States United Kingdom Canada Germany
“XXX” — A daredevil played by Vin Diesel cooperates with the government to bring down a major crime ring. Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable Available
“Les Miserables” — The classic musical features Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway singing the sorrowful story of Jean Valjean. Unavailable Available Available Unavailable
“Mr. Deeds” — Adam Sandler plays a goofball who inherits a fortune. Available Unavailable Unavailable Available
“War of the Buttons” — Two groups of kids battle in out in a post-World War II setting. Available Unavailable Unavailable Available
“Anna Karenina” — Keira Knightly portrays the famous Russian aristocrat as she indulges in a forbidden love Unavailable Unavailable Available Unavailable
“House of Cards” — A Netflix series that explores a dark side of American politics. Available Available Available Available
“The Walking Dead” — A series that shows the journey of a group of people who survive a zombie apocalypse. Available Unavailable Available Available
“The 100” — This series features a group of young people struggling to survive on an Earth that has been ruined by war. Available Unavailable Available Unavailable
“Criminal Minds” — Skilled FBI profilers try to think like the bad guys in this intense drama series. Available Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable
“Pretty Little Liars” — Former high school friends band together to keep their dark secrets in this dramatic series. Available Available Available Available
“Supernatural” — In this entertaining, if strange, series, a team of two brothers chase down the impossible. Available Unavailable Available Unavailable
“Don’t Mess with the Zohan” — This outrageous comedy tells the story of an Israeli counterterrorism soldier. Unavailable Available Available Available
“Kon-Tiki” — An explorer crosses the Pacific on a small wooden raft. Available Unavailable Unavailable Available

Of course, the above table offers just a sampling of Netflix’s worldwide menu; there is much more for you to explore. If you want to get further info about what the streaming service makes available in different countries, you can perform an online search. There are a few websites that post regular updates.

Having the ability to switch your virtual location offers benefits that go beyond great entertainment. When you are traveling abroad, you may have an easier time accessing content that the country blocks. All the benefits of having an adaptable IP address make it worth the price.

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4 Responses to How To Use Hotspot Shield To Get More Out of Your Netflix Account

  1. sean holmes September 23, 2015 at 6:32 am #

    Good Day my account was blocked on badoo can i unblock it ?using the hotspot shield

    • Levent Sapci
      Levent Sapci September 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

      Hi Sean,
      Unfortunately no. Hotspot Shield would enable you to unblock Badoo if the whole site was blocked but in this case, if your account got blocked by Badoo itself then we can do nothing about it. You should reach out to their Support Team to submit your request.
      Thanks for reaching out though!
      Levent from the Hotspot Shield Team-

  2. shane February 29, 2016 at 11:36 am #

    Hello,

    Are you guys going to be allowing us to get past the Netflix proxy restriction?

    if yes, when?

    • Levent Sapci
      Levent Sapci March 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm #

      Hi Shane. Thanks for letting us know. We’re aware that Netflix tries to block some of our IP addresses and thus some of our users. We have a fix for that. We need more info to help though, please fill up this form: http://bit.ly/1Pk9Vwu or email us at support@hsselite.com and we’ll get back to you quickly. Thanks! – Levent from the HSS Team

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