How to change your region on Netflix – Mashable
If you’re sick of the offerings on Netflix in your home country, there is a way to trick Netflix into thinking you’re in a different region than you are.
Officially, you can only change your region on Netflix if you move, but you can work around this by using a VPN.
The content available on Netflix differs by region, so for example what is offered on Netflix U.S. varies from what is offered on Netflix UK.
Using a VPN will trick Netflix into thinking you’re in a different country and you’ll be able to access the content of that country. A VPN is a virtual private network that routes your internet activity through the VPN’s own servers, so your IP address will be the country of your choice.
Both get the job done, but paid VPNs tend to be faster and are available in more locations. Free VPNs often don’t ask you to sign up for them so they can help you maintain anonymity, but they also may sell your data and be bundled with spyware. If you’re lost on what VPN to choose, check out Mashable’s roundup of the best VPNs.
We’ll show you how to do this using PIA as an example.
On iOS it is pretty self explanatory. Open up the VPN and either select “VPN Server” and choose from the VPN servers offered or select from the “Quick Connect” options.
To connect to a VPN server on OSX select the status menu icon shaped like a lock. When you click the lock shaped menu icon there will be a pull down menu where you can search for and select the country you want.
A green dot appears next to the lock icon when you’re connected to the VPN.
Enjoy exploring the world’s Netflix content.
Often Netflix will attempt to block VPNs by banning their IP address, so you may run into some difficulty. PIA, for example, has specific servers labeled “Streaming,” so you may want to try those out first.
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May 13, 2022 at 10:51PM