By Praveen Kannan and Anna Strokolyst The Hotspot Shield team believes the internet should be open and secure …
Are you a Netflix user who also happens to be a die-hard Star Wars geek? Do you enjoy watching films based on Marvel Comics? Do you always feel happy when watching Pixar animated movies? Then here’s good news for you: Netflix will now become the exclusive streaming service in the US for Disney films starting this September!
Recently, Netflix announced that the streaming service will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar. This means that you can now watch your favorite blockbusters such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the award-winning Inside Out on demand!
The announcement was made four years after Netflix and Disney made the agreement, allowing Netflix to carry the movies during the same time that cable networks would be allowed to broadcast them. This is especially great for Netflix subscribers in the US who are big fans of movies from these brands, because they now have more movie options to choose from.
However, if you have a Netflix subscription but are not a resident of the US, you may have to deal with geographical restrictions that will prevent you from watching these titles. To get past this and unblock Netflix, you will need a virtual private network (VPN) such as Hotspot Shield to access an IP address located in the US.
What are the benefits of using Hotspot Shield VPN?
Hotspot Shield VPN is a free app for your desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone that lets you connect to a US server and make use of the IP addresses there, allowing you to access US-restricted content. By using the free Hotspot Shield VPN app, you no longer have to worry about accessing geo-locked content.
Hotspot Shield works in the same way as a free proxy or a proxy website unblocker, but much better. It provides enhanced security for your device when browsing online, especially when browsing via public Wi-Fi.
Hotspot Shield VPN does this by securing and encrypting your important data such as passwords, financial transactions and instant messages, preventing unwanted snoopers from gaining access to such personal data.
How can you watch US exclusive content outside the country?
Using Hotspot Shield to watch Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar movies on Netflix outside the US can be done on four easy steps:
Step 1: Download Hotspot Shield for Free on your Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS device. You can also install it as a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome (completely free, no-ads!).
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Step 2: Open the app and activate the protection. The mobile and desktop apps will connect you to a US server by default and provide you with a US IP address.
Step 3: Log on to your Netflix account. You can now access content restricted to US territories.
Step 4: To access Netflix without restriction, upgrade to Hotspot Shield Elite (premium version) and get unlimited bandwidth and server location switches.
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Hotspot Shield allows you to access restricted content and lets you bypass the restrictions set by your network administrator so you can view blocked content in school and at work. Additionally, Hotspot Shield lets you surf anonymously, hides your IP address, allows private and secure browsing, and keeps you safe from malware attacks.
By upgrading to Hotspot Shield Elite though, you will be able to enjoy all of these plus access to more than 15 international virtual locations. Hotspot Shield Elite also provides unlimited bandwidth and is free from ads, allowing for a smoother browsing experience!
So what are you waiting for? Get Hotspot Shield for your device now so you can access your favorite Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar films on Netflix outside the US the moment they launch this September!