Blog How to access Netflix at school, work, or when abroad
Alex Lloyd October 10, 2018

How to access Netflix at school, work, or when abroad

Ever wondered how to get Netflix unblock at school, work, or when abroad? With restricted WiFi networks becoming more common, you need quick and easy ways to access your favorite content — no matter where in the world you are.

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There are many reasons Netflix might be blocked. It’s not uncommon for streaming sites like Netflix and YouTube to be blocked on school or office networks, as well as blocked games like Fortnite, Minecraft, Roblox, and Pokemon. Then there are social media apps that may also be restricted.

It’s not just school or office networks where restrictions are common; Netflix is often blocked when you’re traveling abroad, meaning you can’t access the content you pay for each month. For example, if you’re in France, when you connect to Netflix you’ll only see French content. If you want to see content from your home country, you’ll need to use Hotspot Shield VPN — a free internet security app — to spoof your location.

How to get Netflix unblocked at school or work

Let’s start with Netflix unblock at school or work. Follow these simple steps to get back access to Netflix.

Step 1: Go to your app store and search for “Hotspot Shield VPN”
Step 2: Download Hotspot Shield VPN for FREE on your mobile or desktop device
Step 3: Launch the Hotspot Shield VPN app and click “connect”
Step 4: Now go to Netflix and sign in
Step 5: You’ll now be able to access Netflix. Voila! Netflix unblock

It’s that easy. In just a few minutes, you’ll get Netflix unblock.

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What is Hotspot Shield VPN and how does it work?

Hotspot Shield VPN is a free Internet security and access app. It encrypts your WiFi connection, making you anonymous online. This helps keep you safe from hacking and retains your online privacy, but it also allows you to access restricted content.

If, say, you’re connected to your school’s restricted WiFi network, by using Hotspot Shield VPN to encrypt your connection, you effectively turn ‘invisible’ online. And if the network can’t tell what site or app you’re trying to visit, it can’t block you. In this case, Netflix unblock!

How to unblock Netflix when abroad

Many people travel, but it sucks when you can’t access your local Netflix content. There is a good reason Netflix prevents this. It pays for content licenses, and those licenses are only for that country. Therefore, you can’t access shows from the United States while you’re in Germany, for example.

At Hotspot Shield, we strongly recommend people do not violate Netflix’s terms. We do realize, however, that people do use tools to access their content when abroad, and Hotspot Shield VPN can be used to do that. Before you unblock Netflix abroad, please read through Netflix’s terms to ensure you remain compliant.

If you do need to unblock Netflix, here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Open up your Hotspot Shield VPN app and click “connect”

Step 2: Select “browsing from” and choose the virtual server location you want. If you want to watch Netflix content from the U.S., select the server located in the “United States.” It will now look as if you’re in the U.S. (Note: You will need to upgrade to a Hotspot Shield Premium account to access alternative server locations. There is a 7-day free trial to try it out.)

Step 3: Now, when you visit Netflix with your server location set to the United States, you will have access to U.S. content, even if you’re located on the other side of the world.

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Does Netflix work with VPN?

Many VPNs may say they will work to unblock Netflix, but in reality, most do not. So when it comes to selecting a VPN, you should look for ones where customers talk about how they have been successful in getting Netflix unblock. Hotspot Shield VPN’s Premium offering is the best way to get Netflix unblocked at school, work, or wherever. Its technology is tried and tested; 650 million people use Hotspot Shield VPN to access restricted content around the world.

Is it illegal to use a VPN for Netflix?

The answer is no, it’s not illegal. Netflix doesn’t want you to use a VPN, but you are within your rights to do so. What is illegal to use a VPN for is to download illegal content, but given you’re not doing that with Netflix — you’re just trying to access the content you pay for on restricted WiFi networks or when abroad — you aren’t breaking any laws.

Again, please follow all of Netflix’s policies.

How to get better HD streaming on Netflix with Hotspot Shield VPN

Hotspot Shield VPN was independently recognized as the fastest VPN on the market — by a big margin. This is thanks to our proprietary protocol, Catapult Hydra. With superior performance and speed, you can stream your favorite shows and elevate your viewing experience dramatically.

So what are you waiting for? Give Hotspot Shield VPN a try today and unblock Netflix, unblock games, unblock music, unblock movies, and unblock social media for free. Click the button below to download now.

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About Alex Lloyd

Alex Lloyd heads AnchorFree's content department. Before joining the team, he was a former professional race car driver—competing in the Indianapolis 500 four times—and has spent the past decade writing content for major publications such as Yahoo and CNN.

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