Does NordVPN Work on Netflix? (Updated October 2019)

Last updated: October 16, 2019
Muhammad Hamza Shahid

Muhammad Hamza Shahid

Learn how you can use NordVPN for bypassing geo-restrictions on the hit VoD, Netflix!

Indeed, NordVPN works on Netflix. In fact, it is among the only few providers that manage to bypass the VPN ban imposed by the streaming platform.

Price$3.49/mo. on a 3-year plan
Streaming Speed95.50 Mbps
Streaming QualityUltra HD 1080p
Servers5604+ in 60+ countries
Multi logins6 devices
Data EncryptionAES-256-CBC
Websitehttps://www.nordvpn.com
Other PlatformsHulu, Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, HBO Now

Why is NordVPN Recommended for Netflix?

I highly recommended the service to streamers all over the world, as it successfully meets the criteria for seamless unblocking and streaming on Netflix:

  1. Offers special server listings for Netflix (I will list them below).
  2. Unblocks more than 7 Netflix libraries anywhere in the world.
  3. Zero WebRTC/DNS/IP leak leaks that could ban you from Netflix.
  4. Speed loss is quite less and you stream in Ultra HD 1080p.
  5. Strong military-grade AES-256-CBC encryption
  6. Smooth streaming on iOS and Android.

How to Watch Your Favorite Shows on Netflix via NordVPN

NordVPN does work with Netflix by using their recommended list of servers specifically for unblocking the VoD. I got access to these servers after, contacting their support team. Their response is quoted below:

Hello!

Our customers report that currently, Netflix is available in these regions using our service:

Netflix US works with any other server on desktop devices and US servers # 2352-2367, 2340-2347, 2332-2335, 2320-2327, 2312-2315, 2228-2307, 2216-2223, 2096-2203, 2052-2087, 2042-2045, 2010-2037, 1906-2005, 1862-1901, 1806-1857, 1754-1801, 1734-1749, 1709-1732, 1692-1707, 1676-1687, 1652-1659, 1640-1643, 1616-1635, 1580-1607, 1560-1575, 1520-1539, 1500-1515, 1492-1495, 1470-1487, 1422-1429, 1410-1417, 1402-1405, 1366-1373, 1358-1361, 1322-1346, 1297-1312, 1276-1283, 1260-1271, 1248-1255, 1236-1239, 1170-1195, 1146-1165, 2404-2411, 2452-2480, 1118-1141, 1054-1113, 1046-1049, 1027-1036, 1016-1020, 1008-1011, 976-999, 968-971, 956-959, 940-947, 932-935, 896-899, 856-883, 841-851, 829-836, 801-824, 769-780, 714-741, 707-710, 689-702, 679-684, 645-664, US621-640, 577-617 on mobile devices.

Netflix CA works with all CA servers on desktop devices and CA servers # 283-290, 295-314, 315-318 on mobile devices.

Netflix HK works with HK servers: # 15-18, 35, 38-43, 45-48, 53-60 on mobile devices.

Netflix NL works with all NL servers on desktop devices.

Netflix JP works with all JP servers on a desktop and mobile devices.

There’s an article, where we share the latest known information regarding the Netflix availability:

http://support.NordVPN.com/#/path/1047407532

Below you can see how I tested NordVPN  by connecting to the different servers above and then accessing shows only available in a particular region:

Netflix US

By connecting to Nord’s “United States – #3097” server, I successfully unblocked the hit drama/thriller movie, “The Lobster.” I did not receive any proxy/VPN error and could stream in Ultra HD quality.

nordvpn unblocks lobster movie from US Netflix in UK

Netflix UK

By connecting to the “United Kingdom – #1331” server, I successfully streamed the UK-specific TV show, “Poldark” and all its seasons in Ultra HD quality, without any buffering issues!

NordVPN to access UK Netflix in Ireland

Steps on Unblocking Netflix using NordVPN

  1. Head to the official NordVPN website.
  2. Click on the “Pricing” tab.
  3. Select a suitable plan.
  4. Choose a suitable payment method
  5. (I usually opt for: Bitcoin)
  6. Complete the checkout process
  7. Download the relevant VPN app
  8. (I will be using the Windows Client)How to Get American Netflix on Netflix NZ Library
  9. Launch the NordVPN app
  10. Connect to any of servers listed above
  11. Go to https://www.netflix.com
  12. Enjoy the new titles available for streaming
  13. Notice how I unblock “Avengers: Infinity War” through NordVPN effortlessly!Avengers on in Netflix NZ

NordVPN Netflix Speed Test

NordVPN is extremely lightweight and it doesn’t throttle speeds to a very high extent, allowing you to stream HD quality shows and movies from Netflix.

Below are the results of the speed tests I conducted on different servers from NordVPN for streaming on Netflix. As you can see, the speeds are quite impressive:

ServerDownloadUploadPing
US91.71Mbps60.63Mbps128 ms
UK83.96Mbps49.99Mbps92 ms
Australia75.81Mbps50.19Mbps117 ms
Japan65.98Mbps59.88Mbps99 ms
Average80.00Mbps56.68Mbps98 ms

NordVPN Netflix Supported Devices

NordVPN  does support Netflix unblocking on all kinds of desktop and mobile devices, but I recommend that you stick to desktop OS like Windows and Mac.

Modern day smartphones often give DNS connection problems and resort to using their original DNS locations by default when you use a VPN.

This can give you an error, making it difficult to access Netflix on smartphones Even if you do gain access, you will encounter frequent  interruptions and problems.

NordVPN Netflix Not Working/Errors

If you  want to access Netflix US by circumventing geo-restrictions, please be calm and composed as a rule of thumb, because this process can get frustrating at times.

Mostly, errors emanate from some glitch present in the VPN client app or some conflict between the device and the app, creating a problematic communication channel.

Of course, there is nothing the good old “Restart you device” option cannot do. However, if the problem still persists, delete the VPN client and re-install it.

NordVPN Netflix Reddit

NordVPN has mostly positive reviews as a premier VPN service overall on Reddit, which is highly surprising because on Reddit, users come in hordes to rant about similar services.

Amazingly, NordVPN has done a commendable job of keeping its user’s satisfied by powering the best vpn reddit service with a well backed feature pack that performs excellently well.

On NordVPN Netflix, one user commented on Reddit that this service worked perfectly well with unblocking Netflix and it rarely fails to get through.

Another user commented on a Reddit thread that he/she uses NordVPN to connect to Netflix US and Netflix Canada and both of them are working fine.

Other users on the thread highlighted the point that you need to stay updated with the newest servers to keep your unblocking option functioning properly.

People Also Ask

Can you watch American Netflix with NordVPN?

Yes, you can watch American Netflix with NordVPN by using their specialty servers available on their dedicated Netflix support page: http://support.NordVPN.com/#/path/1047407532

Does NordVPN unblock Netflix?

Netflix continuously bans VPNs, but since Nord has 5, 700+ servers located in 60 countries worldwide, it among the few that continues to unblock Netflix smoothly.

Is NordVPN for Netflix Available in China

Indeed, NordVPN offers streamers in China to access Netflix. Unlike other providers, they even have a dedicated Chinese page: http://nord-for-zh.com/

How do I know if NordVPN is working?

After connecting to any VPN server from Nord, visit their official website (https://nordvpn.com). If the bar is green and says you are protected, the connection is secure.

Which is better NordVPN or ExpressVPN for Netflix?

NordVPN offers a more expansive server network, giving it an upperhand for bypassing geo-restrictions on Netflix, as compared to other providers, including ExpressVPN.

Wrapping Things Up

NordVPN is a top provider in the VPN industry and it pairs excellently well with not just Netflix US but other geo-restricted streaming sites across the world.

If you keep yourself constantly updated with the newest servers for streaming on VoDs, you will surely be able to unblock Netflix from any region.

Regardless, if you encounter any issues or have any suggestions, do not hesitate on dropping a comment below. Also, feel free to share the article. Have a lovely day ahead! 🙂

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