How to Set Up NordVPN for Netflix

how to set up nordvpn for netflix

How to Set Up NordVPN for Netflix

Some VPN services are flagged by streaming websites. When you’re tunneled through the VPN service, you won’t be able to have access to these sites.

You may get an error with a coded number on it, but after a quick Google it’s an easy find to realize that the issue is the VPN isn’t allowing you access.

This isn’t an issue with NordVPN as they have over 5000+ servers you can choose from and it’s rare to encounter this flagged error messages. If you’re interested in how to set up NordVPN for Netflix, below are the guidelines:

  • NordVPN automatically chooses servers to keep streaming features.
  • NordVPN has a mobile setup that continues this feature for Netflix.
  • NordVPN for Windows or Mac can be setup for the same availability.
  • Worst Case Scenario is to select one of the other 5000+ servers NordVPN has.

I’ve been travelling for over a year with NordVPN. It has been a saving grace to resume shows or movies that were available back in the United States. Without it streaming services can plainly be unavailable.

Netflix will usually still work but the shows you can watch are not going to be the same as the home country. That’s why setting up personal devices with NordVPN can be such a help.

Automatic VPN for Streaming

There is no special server number you have to choose to get Netflix to work with NordVPN. NordVPN will intelligently choose the best VPN server that is currently available. Once connected, you can start watching through a VPN.

If you do choose a different servers, it will probably be to gain access to other media options not available in your current region. For example Netflix movie and TV shows differ country to country.

The options you have available in the United States will not be the same options available if you were in Kuwait. NordVPN can be utilized to unblock current restrictions of geography.

These features are not only available on desktop or laptop devices, but also on mobile platforms.

NordVPN Streaming Services on Mobile Devices

Luckily NordVPN is just as feature rich on mobile devices as it is with routers and desktop computers. I have encountered VPN that do not have the same features across all platforms.

This becomes a problem when you want to watch Netflix through VPN on an iPhone for example.

To setup NordVPN on an iPhone, you can just go to the app store and download the NordVPN app. Once downloaded, it will prompt you to sign in.

Make sure you have a subscription at this point, else you’ll have to sign up for one. The app will then guide you to through setting up VPN services for your iPhone.

You’ll have to input your phone’s pass code to give it access to the embedded VPN services. Soon after you can choose the country you want to NordVPN to connect to and start watching Netflix.

To setup NordVPN on an Android has similar features. Download the App, Sign in or Sign Up and walk through the step-by-step wizard it provides.

After NordVPN automatically sets it up, you can choose a server to connect to, or auto-connect. This will give you access to stream Netflix through a VPN service.

NordVPN Streaming Services on Windows or Macs

As with mobile devices, it’s important to have a subscription with NordVPN before installing the application.

That allows for a smoother transition of only requiring to login before you can watch the streaming service of your choice.

To setup NordVPN for both Mac and PC, you can navigate to the NordVPN website and download the desktop client.

Once that’s installed, run the application. You’ll be prompted to login, and from there choose to connect to a VPN service.

As I’ve mentioned there is no particular server number you need to select to unblock Netflix service. NordVPN will generally select the best server available to at the time and connect to it.

Once you’re connected, you can navigate to Netflix and start watching your shows!

There are of course rare occasions were Netflix can raise a message saying uh-oh Netflix doesn’t seem to be available right now.

If you do quick Googling of that error message, you’ll probably come to find out it’s because you’re currently on VPN. But there’s no need to worry here, as NordVPN has a solution.

NordVPN for Netflix Worst Case Scenario

You’ve probably stressed out you can’t watching Netflix through NordVPN after doing a quick Google of that terrible error message.

This is the worst case scenario you can encounter for watching Netflix through a VPN service like NordVPN. Fortunately there is a solution.

Not only is there a solution for this worst case scenario, the solution is quick, intuitive and simple:

  • Navigate to the NordVPN application.
  • From the application you’ll notice you’re currently connected to a VPN server.
  • On the server list panel you’ll see servers with numbers you’re not connected to.
  • Select any one of those servers.
  • Once re-connected, refresh your Netflix page.
  • You’ll notice you can resume watching again!

In short NordVPN is resilient for multiple websites that require VPN. That’s why I have kept it for over a year and plan to keep it in the future.

Related Questions

How to fix a NordVPN Netflix Proxy Error?

Easy. The proxy error can occur with any VPN service provider. This usually happens when a server is flagged as a VPN.

NordVPN has over 5000+ VPN servers to choose from. To fix this problem, simply select another server to re-connect to and refresh your Netflix page.

Is NordVPN not working in 2021?

NordVPN continues to be robust in 2021. But you may notice a common issue with any VPN service provider being flagged with a VPN server.

Because NordVPN’s high amount of server options to choose from, this issue becomes redundant. You can fix this by simply choosing another server from NordVPN’s application.

Whatever website you were browsing or streaming from can then be refreshed and then you’ll notice access once again.

Mark Lewis

Security nerd with a Data Privacy First mindset!

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