Have you ever been on your travels and suddenly had a dilemma where you can’t watch anything you want? Missing out on your favorite shows while taking a break away from it all can be hard going, especially if you are a big fan of a certain show. But why put yourself through it all since there are two ways of getting around it?
There are two main methods you can try to overcome the annoying and well known issue of geographically locked streaming content. One is a proxy method, the other is all about VPNs. Want to watch all the streaming shows you want regardless of their place of origin? Try out these methods.
Using the VPN way
Get started on this method by searching online for Netflix VPN. What you’ll see is a long list of results which talks a lot about VPN and various different brands. A VPN is a virtual private network which gives you all the privacy you need to go online with a minimal risk of being tracked. Many security protocols are in place to make VPNs one of the safest ways of using the Internet, but despite the obvious benefits there’s actually another reason why VPNs have become so popular with computer users.
When joining up to a chosen VPN provider, there is a good chance that there may be a service for IP addresses. IP addresses are the telltale pieces of coding which reveal to other parties where you are accessing content from. This will be the reason you are sometimes confronted with an error message which reads something along the lines of ‘not available in your area’. By using an allocated IP address from your VPN service you can access streaming content online which originates in a matching region. For example, if you want to watch French streaming shows, join up to a server which is on French soil in order to obtain a French IP address.
Try out the proxy method
Very miuch like the VPN method, the proxy method of overcoming geolocked content online is largely based around the concept of the IP address. Typing in Netflix ip on to your search engine will throw up many of the same results as the previous search for VPNs but there will also be results for proxy methods.
This time instead of effectively changing your IP address using a private network, this method works by using specially designed software. Installed directly on to your device, the software works by allowing you to appear as though you are connected to the Internet from virtually anywhere in the world. Simply clicking on which country you want, the software works by securing the national IP address and then you can continue to watch the streaming shows as and when you wish.
The only draw back with the proxy method is that it doesn’t provide exceptional protection from potential cyber attacks like the VPN providers do.