The catalog of which the streaming content platforms varies from country to country. This can be due to several reasons: copyright regulations of the corresponding country, advertising or commercial agreements in the region, etc.
Let’s imagine that we are clients of Netflix Spain and we travel to a country where the platform’s catalog is substantially smaller. ¿Why should we settle?
Another assumption. We continue to be clients of Netflix Spain, a platform that currently has a catalog of 3,525 titles. On paper it may seem like a hefty figure, but nothing is further from the truth: Netflix United States has a catalog of 5,879, becoming the country with the largest supply in the world.
Now it is worth asking: is there any way from Spain to be able to unblock content that is only available in the US? Yes. And it is completely legal, it does not carry any risk, it is very simple to execute and, in addition, it is a service that can provide us with extra security in our navigation.
What is a VPN connection?
In order to watch Netflix content in the United States in Spain we need a VPN connection. When we access a website, the computer or mobile that we are using connects to the server where said website is hosted. The server receives a request so that we can obtain information from the site and, in turn, that same server use our IP address to detect the device that we are using, our location, etc.
If we use a VPN connection, the web page we visit will receive the IP information of said connection, which is nothing but a virtual network created by a server that may be hosted in another country. Summarizing: Netflix will detect that you are in the United States instead of Spain and, therefore, it will offer you the catalog corresponding to that country.
The procedure is completely legal in our country. And it is very simple to do. For this, we have taken as a reference the NordVPN connection provider, very easy to use and that, at this moment, is on sale. Not forgetting that it is a company that has passed two audits in which it was proven that it does not record the personal data of its customers.
How do we create a VPN connection to watch Netflix America?
The first thing to keep in mind is that NordVPN is a paid service. We advise against the use of free VPN providers, as they can pose a serious security problem in our teams. Without going any further, the leak of more than a terabyte of personal information has recently been detected when using a free VPN app on Android and iOS operating systems.
Once we have an active subscription in NordVPN we must download its application in the corresponding system, be it Windows 10, Android or iOS. It must be emphasized that The procedure is very simple, safe and not a problem for our teams.
How to establish a VPN connection in Windows 10?
As soon as we connect with our credentials on the official NordVPN page we will enter the ‘Download’ tab and we will download the desktop application.
Once installed, we open it and it will present this interface. Although we see numerous options, we are only going to look at certain points. The rest we can ignore, especially because in this way everything will be much easier for us.
Now let’s connect to a server in the United States. We click on the icon that appears in the country and, right at the bottom of the page, we will see a legend indicating that, at that moment, the connection is being made.
When the connection is terminated, it will appear as’Connected‘as it appears in the following image.
Now we should be assigned a IP corresponding to the United States. To make sure, we can enter the IPlocation web and, indeed, it will warn us that we are connected from Freeport, New York (this time).
We turn, then, to our Netflix account on the computer. And we see how the content of the United States already appears to us. If it is not shown, we should log out and reopen it, to update our Netflix account.
From now on, you will be able to watch without problems any series, film or documentary that has the Netflix USA catalog without limits. As the news in this country tend to differ from ours, we advise you to be attentive to everything new that comes to the platform from your official Twitter account.
How to see the Netflix USA catalog from my Android mobile and iPhone?
We go to the Android application store and we download the app official of NordVPN. In case you have an iPhone, you will have to do it from the App Store.
The procedure to connect to a US server, both from Android and iOS, is identical to Windows 10. As soon as we open the application, we see a map of the world. We go to the United States and click on the signpost.
In this case, we can even connect to a specific city in the country. We just have to click on it and the process will be done instantly. Be careful, our mobile will notify us, in the notification bar, that we are connected to a VPN.
Now, we go to the Netflix application on our Android mobile. If we do not have it, we must download it. We enter with our account and we will see how we already have access to the United States catalog. If the Spanish catalog continues to appear, log out and reopen it.
How to do it from Android TV
One of the best options to view the Netflix USA catalog with a NordVPN connection is to do it through Android TV, since, if you want to see the content on the big screen, if you do it from your computer we must connect them to the TV via HDMI.
Watching Netflix USA on television is very simple and the process is similar to what we have seen before. We enter the Play Store of our Android TV and we look in the app store ‘NordVPN‘. We download and install it.
The interface is a little different but just as intuitive. When opening the application for the first time and entering with our credentials, the following screen will appear:
In the sidebar we have the tab ‘All Countries‘. We chose the United States. The connection will start automatically. Then, the same procedure as always: enter our Netflix account, see that, indeed, the United States catalog already appears and, if not, log out and reopen it.
Can we see the United States catalog of other services?
As with Netflix, there are other platforms that are exclusive to other countries and that we could take advantage of in ours. For example, Hulu and Pandora radio in the United States or BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom. We must do exactly the same as in the other case, except in that of the BBC, which we will have to connect to a server in the country and to a specific server. How to do it?
On one side of the NordVPN screen we have the section ‘Dedicated IP‘. Here we must choose in ‘Country’, United Kingdom and in ‘Dedicated IP’ look for server # 896. Others may also work. That is the one we have tested effectively.
Why is NordVPN a good choice?
Given the effectiveness that the VPN provider has shown in offering us content from the United States on Netflix, this may be a good option to consider. Without forgetting that it is a company that has passed two audits in which it was proven that it does not record the personal data of its customers, ensuring their privacy at all times.
At the moment, the three-year subscription is on offer at a discounted price of 111.82 euros, so we would be paying 3.11 euros per month. We would be saving 70% compared to the normal subscription price.
We also have other plans such as a two-year subscription at a price of 106.95 euros, one year for 74.65 euros and if you prefer to pay month to month, the fee would be 10.64 euros.