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How to watch U.S. Netflix with a VPN

Secure, throttle-free solution for Netflix’s largest library. Get set up and working in under five minutes.

Stream U.S. Netflix TV and movies* on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Fire TV Stick, and more.

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Watch US Netflix with a VPN!

Get a VPN and watch American Netflix in 3 quick steps

Step 1

User signing up for ExpressVPN.

Sign up for ExpressVPN and its blazing-fast service.

Step 2

Globe showing VPN server locations.

Select a secure server location in the U.S.

Step 3

US Netflix on a computer monitor.

Log in to your Netflix account.

Selecting Speed Test on the ExpressVPN interface.

Get the fastest speeds for Netflix streaming

The ExpressVPN apps for Windows and Mac feature the Speed Test, which checks the latency and download speed of each VPN server location and ranks them by speed index.

To find the fastest VPN server location for Netflix streaming, run the Speed Test and choose the U.S. server location with the highest speed index.

Different download speeds when connected to a VPN can result in different Netflix video qualities.

Here are Netflix’s speed recommendations:

  • 500 kbps: Minimum quality

  • 1,500 kbps: Normal quality (less than 480p)

  • 3,000 kbps: SD quality (480p or better)

  • 5,000 kbps: HD quality (720p or better)

  • 25,000 kbps: Ultra HD quality (1080p or better)

Learn more about Netflix speeds and the ExpressVPN Speed Test.

FAQ: How to watch Netflix on a VPN

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* ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and Netflix Terms of Use for more details.

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Unblock Netflix throttling by your ISP

As video streaming services like Netflix have gotten more popular, some internet service providers (ISPs) have started inspecting data packets and intentionally restricting customers’ bandwidth if they see Netflix traffic.

A VPN solves this problem by hiding your traffic in an encrypted tunnel. ISPs can’t read your traffic, so they can’t discriminate based on content. The result is faster download speeds and no buffering.

Learn about how to unblock Netflix bandwidth throttling with a VPN.

ExpressVPN for PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, and more

Protect yourself on every platform.

VPN for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, and routers.

A single ExpressVPN subscription includes software solutions for every device in your home, including gaming consoles like PlayStation and Xbox and smart TV systems like Apple TV and Amazon TV Fire Stick.

Can’t find your device? Check out these manual configurations and setup tutorials for a wide range of other devices and platforms.

Servers all over the world

ExpressVPN users can connect to 160 server locations in 94 countries and counting, including:


Watch American Netflix with ExpressVPN risk-free

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