Hello! Are you there? I am going to China to meet one of our business partner there and will stay about 2 months. This is my first time to visit China and feel a little excited because I hear that it is very different place to visit. Everything is ready now, but there is one thing to confirm with you expert guys. I am told Netflix is not watched in China. Is it true? Why? Is there any way to watch from China? It is really important for me. I can’t stay in China for two months without watching it. Please help! Much appreciated!
More Information about Netflix.
Netflix is one of the most famous entertainment corporations in the world. Its business scope includes video-on-demand, streaming media and DVD by mail. Production and online distribution of film and television shows were added to its business scope in 2013. The company is built up in Scotts Valley, California by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph on August 29, 1977. It has now become a excellent service provider on the Internet and has millions of users all over the world. For a lot of users, besides entertainment, Netflix is also part of their daily life which brings convenience and joy.
But great content like films and TV shows on Netflix are not equally reachable from different nations and districts on the globe. For instance, access of subscribers in India is restricted to only a very small part of the library of the service because of copyright issues. In China, when you input www.netflix.com into the address bar and press the Enter key in an attempt to access the service, no matter how many times you try, you will only receive the message “Sorry, Netflix is not available in your country yet. Enter your email & we’ll let you know when Netflix is available.” Whoever you are, Chinese citizen or visitors from other countries, you can’t access any content on Netflix in China directly.
Why and How Users Are Blocked from Watching Netflix from China and Other Countries?
It is a fact known to a lot of users that cyberspace is strictly surveilled in Mainland China with the help of the notorious firewall GFW. GFW, also called Golden Shield Project is the abbreviation of Great Firewall of China. It is not only a technological but also legislative action adopted by the Chinese government to regulate the Internet domestically in China. It can kick out sensitive key words from searches initiated from China and prevent users from accessing selected website. According to some reliable sources, there are over 3000 websites and services being blocked from accessing in China because of geo-restriction and government censorship. Facebook and Netflix are both included in the list. But the cause is different. Facebook is blocked by the GFW, while Netflix is inaccessible because of geo-restriction technology used by Netflix itself. The geo-restriction technology is a kind of online content protection measure taken by service providers to restrict access of different users to different content. The service providers may have established a list to check access of every user. For users on the list, they can visit the content; otherwise, access will be blocked. Fortunately, no matter it is because of geo-restriction or government censorship, users can access all the blocked websites and services with only one VPN service.
How to Use Netflix with a VPN?
The Virtual Private Network, which is also called VPN in short, is a technology that can be applied to various occasions to solve all kinds of problems. It is an effective and efficient technology to stay anonymous and protect your online privacy on the Internet by replacing your original IP with a new one. The technology allows users to establish a private network across a public network like the internet. Relying on the VPN technology, employees in the geographically separated offices of a company will be able to access the intranet of each office in a secure way. For individuals, the VPN technology can be used to protect online transactions, personal information and to bypass censorship and geo-restrictions. By applying this technology, you will be able to enjoy all the benefits and advantages of the VPN technology concluded as below:
1、Stay completely anonymous online to protect yourself against hackers, spammers, identity thieves, government surveillance, spyware, ISPs and marketers
2、Enjoy blazing high-speed, reliable and continuous point to point file-sharing with complete anonymity
3、Circumvent port blocking and speed throttling management measures and monitoring of the ISPs
4、Enjoy free or public Wi-Fi securely
5、VPN can help unblock such popular websites as Twitter, Pandora, Youtube, Hulu and so on which are all inaccessible in China for either national censorship or geo-restriction. And it is reported that more than 3000 foreign websites are not accessible directly from China without applying such technology as VPN to circumvent the geo-restrictions and censorship. But a good VPN service will help you successfully access these websites as many as possible.
6、An excellent VPN service will allow the user to access the whole content on devices as many as possible, including Android devices, Windows PC, Google Nexus Player, Smart TV, Blu-ray Player, iPad, iPhone, AppleTV etc.
7、By applying the VPN technology, you will not need to take hours to download “free” streaming content like a movie without good quality guaranteed at the risk of introducing viruses onto your devices. It is known that free downloads are the most often-used ways by malwares to distribute themselves.
The detail guide to apply a VPN consists of three steps.
Step 1: First, it is needed to go to sign up for an account from a VPN service provider. Usually there are various service plan available, pick up the one that you think it best for you. After that, you will be provided the options to make the payment. Choose the payment method and fill in all the information to complete. An email will be sent to you to confirm the account upon payment being completed. After confirming, the next step is to download and install the software onto your system.
Step 2: Download and install the VPN software. Usually, a link to download the software will be provided in the confirmation email. You may be presented with a list of software where software for different operating systems or devices are listed. Select the one for your systems to finish downloading. The installation is easy, just click through the procedures as prompted all the way to complete.
Step 3: Connect to a US-based server or other appropriate server location on VPN. When the software is ready, the left you need to do is to start the application and fill in your account detail and choose a proper location. You can select any server located in US. If you like, you can also choose other locations like Canada. It is all up to you. Now everything is done.
Best 3 VPNs Review
For users who are looking for reliable brands of VPN services, the following three can be listed among their best choices. Although none of these brands is good enough to be considered as perfect in all aspects, they are very competitive in many aspects compared with their competitors.
#1 – ExpressVPN
ExpressVPN is regarded as one of the most trustworthy VPN service providers in the field of VPN technology. The most impressive aspect of their VPN service is the affordable pricing and they have 30-day-moneyback-guarantee. They are able to provide the customers with the most efficient services of the most reasonable prices. Apart from reasonable prices, the number of servers and various useful tools like ad blocking and one click termination for all applications connected to the internet in case of a VPN failure are all powerful tools they use to compete with their competitors.
#2 – NordVPN
Headquartered in Panama, a country where people scream for freedom from NSA snooping, NordVPN is one of the most popular VPN services in the world. Even though its pricing is slightly expensive, it doesn’t prevent the company from being one of the most favored VPN service providers at all since it is a company that can ease the user’s safety concern to the most degree.
#3 – IPVanish VPN
Apart from vast pricing options, multiple server choices and a bunch of impressive tools, IPVanish VPN is doing better in many aspects compared with other providers. Unless you are looking for a service with faster speed and simpler UI or higher speed of file sharing across all servers, there is no reason to remove it out of your list of best VPN services.
Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to Set up VPN on your device, please live chat with Yoosecurity online expert for help.
Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on June 30, 2017 9:22 am