What Is Netflix?
Netflix is a media streaming service that started in the USA and has now gone worldwide and is present in over 10 different countries. You must be using an IP address registered with a specific country to use that country’s Netflix – that’s why you can trick the system with a VPN.
How Does Netflix Work?
It used to be that you could access the American version of Netflix (that has the full general catalog) from anywhere in the world, all you had to do was make an account. Now it doesn’t matter what account you have, it depends on which country you register that account in (and that means what your IP address is at the time of registration).
For instance, if I make a Netflix account while I am on holiday in Italy, I will be registered for Netflix Italy. However, if I return to my home in the UK (carrying on the example above) and I want to access Netflix Italy then I wouldn’t be able to (even though I registered my account in Italy).
The content that Netflix has is also dependent on which country you are watching from (or more technically, which IP address they detect you are watching from). So Netflix in America or Netflix in the UK will have a different catalog of content compared to Netflix France, although they share a general content catalog.
How Does A VPN Help Unlock Netflix Content?
As mentioned above, you need to be present in a certain country if you want to browse the catalog of content that is specific to that country’s Netflix services. But what if they thought you were in another country?
You can use a VPN to change your IP address to that of the country’s in which you want to watch the Netflix content. So, for example, let’s say you want to watch the Italian Netflix content, but you live in the UK. You can use a VPN to make it seem as if you are connected to the internet in Italy and therefore access Netflix Italia and watch their streaming content.
Using a VPN to watch Netflix will also make it more secure but since Netflix is a trusted application, the extra security is not actually needed.
Does a VPN unlock Netflix Italia features?
Yes, it does, however, it is all about how good the quality of your VPN is. If you get a free VPN you may not be able to access certain countries Netflix. It is always better to rely on a paid VPN when it comes to this sort of thing. Ask around among your friends for who needs a VPN and see if you can’t buy one together.
Do I need an official account to youse Netflix?
Yes, you need to register as if it is a new account every time you want to use a different country’s Netflix. This means that you also will need to pay for that membership. Netflix offers a monthly payment option in each country it operates within. For further reading, check out Come avere Netflix Gratis