If you’ve ever tried watching Netflix in China, you’ve run across the warning: “Sorry, Netflix hasn’t come to this part of the world yet”. As frustrating as it is, even if you’re a paying subscriber to the Netflix service, they restrict content based on your location, and China is a no-go. So how do you watch Netflix in China? Well, thankfully it’s not as hard as you may think. Thanks for joining me. My name is Josh and this is VPN Video Reviews.
Today we’re talking about accessing Netflix from within China. The funny thing is, despite China being notorious for restricting internet access, the problem in this case is not China, it’s Netflix. Not only do they enforce what’s known as “geo-restricting” on their content, they also try to actively block the VPNs and proxies used to circumvent this. So, what can you do? Well, there are a number of different options available to you. The first one, ironically, is a Virtual Private Network, or a VPN. If you don’t know what a VPN is, take a moment to watch the video linked to right here. But didn’t I just say that Netflix actively blocks VPNs and proxies? Yes, I did. But just like any blocking scheme, it’s all a game of cat and mouse.
What’s important is that you find a VPN service that is willing to play the game, instead of giving up because it takes too much time and resources. I’ve had a lot of great success using ExpressVPN, Astrill, PureVPN, VyprVPN and 12VPN to name a few watching Netflix in China. You can find links to these services here or in the description below which, full disclosure, are affiliate links. There are obviously many other services to choose from, but these are the ones I have personal experience with. My suggestion is to try a few different VPN services to find out which one works best in the location you’re at and then connect using the fastest, often less-secure, protocol. It’s not uncommon for me to get an error message in the middle of watching a show on Netflix in China. Usually, I just have to change the server or reload the show and everything goes back to normal.
Just keep that in mind. Now, your second option to watch Netflix in China is a Smart DNS. If you have no idea what Smart DNS is, click on the link above to watch a brief explanation. Often, this can be a faster option since you’re merely spoofing your location instead of redirecting and encrypting all of your internet traffic through another server. The good news is that most of the good VPN services also offer a Smart DNS option for you to try. Sometimes it can be more cumbersome to set up, especially if you go through your router or something like an Apple TV. I can say from experience, though, that it does work, and it’s worth a try.
If you’re looking to watch Netflix in China, I recommend you start with ExpressVPN – don’t worry they have a 30 day money back guarantee – and then perhaps download a backup option like Astril or PureVPN. If this was helpful, I appreciate your use of my affiliate links or, at the very least, a simple thumbs up on this video. Thanks, take care and stay safe online!.