VPNs are getting better at streaming – here’s why


In the past, unblocking the top streaming sites with a VPN has been nothing short of a usability nightmare. If a service worked at all, it might be only on one or two servers, and you’d left working through the full list to find a location which got you in – Chicago? No. Detroit? No. Miami? No. New Jersey? No…

This inconsistency across locations is a big pain, so we’ve been keeping a special eye out during our most recent testing to see how bad the problem is in 2021. Even if a streaming VPN has a specialist server for unblocking Netflix, say, we test it at least three times, ensuring we have three different IPs, to get an idea of how reliable its unblocking might be.


In the past, unblocking the top streaming sites with a VPN has been nothing short of a usability nightmare. If a service worked at all, it might be only on one or two servers, and you’d left working through the full list to find a location which got you in – Chicago? No. Detroit? No. Miami? No. New Jersey? No…

This inconsistency across locations is a big pain, so we’ve been keeping a special eye out during our most recent testing to see how bad the problem is in 2021. Even if a streaming VPN has a specialist server for unblocking Netflix, say, we test it at least three times, ensuring we have three different IPs, to get an idea of how reliable its unblocking might be.

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