Using a VPN (which stands for “virtual private network”) is the easiest way to trick a service like Netflix into thinking you are in a country that you’re not. By sending your Internet communications through a server in a different country before it goes to Netflix, the service will assume you are located wherever the information is coming from, allowing you to stream movies anywhere in the world with a decent internet connection.
Up to this point, Netflix has turned a bit of a blind eye to the use of VPNs on its service, and given the fact that the company is making money off of every subscription (whether you’re in an official Netflix subscription area or not), that makes a lot of sense. However, Netflix is still beholden to regulatory agencies and agreements from content partners that are different between territories. If nothing else, Netflix has to at least appear to be strict on the matter, so while VPN users may not end up universally banned, the chances are now greater than ever before.
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