Netflix is a well-known global entertainment company that offers streaming media and DVD by mail and video on demand online. Film television production and online distribution were added to become part of its business in 2013. Since its establishment on August 29, 1977, in Scotts Valley, California, by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, the company has developed to be an outstanding online service provider that is favored by millions of users all around the world. For many subscribers, Netflix is not only entertainment, but also a lifestyle that they can’t live without.
While the wonderful movies and TV shows on the Netflix are not equally same available for all countries and regions all over the world. For example, Most Indian users were disappointed when the online video services provider restricted their access to a very small portion of its library. The company says copyright issues prevent it from giving Indian consumers access to international content. In China, when the Netflix domain www.netflix.com is typed into your browser, the user will be disappointed with the message saying “Sorry, Netflix is not available in your country yet.Enter your email & we’ll let you know when Netflix is available.”This means Chinese people or foreign visitors who live or move to China can’t stream TV shows and movies instantly at all directly from China without any measures taken.
It is known to many people that Internet in China is strictly censored and monitored by the strictest firewall on the globe, the Great Firewall of China (GFW), also officially known as Golden Shield Project. It is reported that more than 3000 foreign websites are not accessible directly from China without applying a certain technology to circumvent the geo-restrictions and censorship. Such popular social networking websites as Facebook and Twitter are inaccessible in China, either. While in comparison with the case where the Netflix is not reachable directly in China, it is found the causes that bring about the same failure when these websites are visited are much different. In the case of the Facebook or Twitter, censorship is said to be the cause of the failure. While geo-restrictions are much better to explain the reason why visitor can’t access the Netflix from China. To say it simply and plainly, China is not listed in the countries where users or subscribers are licensed to stream the content of the Netflix. That is why the visitors will be presented the message of “Sorry, Netflix is not available in your country yet. Enter your email & we’ll let you know when Netflix is available.” when the Netflix is visited from China no matter whether or not you are one of the millions of faithful paying customers who love the website so much that are willing to pay his monthly fees to enjoy its movies and TV shows.
Fortunately, there is a rather easy, reliable and effective way on which the user can rely to resolve the problem of failing to access the Netflix from China. The technology is called VPN, short for Virtual Private Network. The technology allows users to establish a private network across a public network like the internet. By using this technology, the users’ devices may work as if they were hooked up to a private network. Programs working across the VPN may therefore enjoy many advantages of the private network, with security and functionality included. 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.
The benefits and advantages of the VPN technology can be summed up as below:
1、Stay completely anonymous online to protect yourself against hackers, spammers, identity thieves, government surveillance, spyware 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 of the ISP
4、Enjoy free or public Wi-Fi securely
5、Enjoy geo-restricted resources such as movies and TV shows on the Netflix and Hulu
No matter what concerns involving with cyber security, internet access speed, or online resources such as films and TV shows only available for users in a specific geo-location you may have, the VPN will be one of the most powerful, reliable and suitable technologies for your option. But how to apply the VPN technology to a computing device or system so that you can enjoy the resources of the Netflix in China? Here in this article, we will provide general steps and procedures to use a VPN program on the computer device. For all specific VPN programs of different brands on other different devices, these steps and procedures are believed to apply all the same.
At first, it is needed to download and install the VPN program in your computer. It will take some time, usually about 10 minutes. It depends on the network speed you have. After signing up, the subscriber will be sent a license key in a certain way like by email. Usually, the license key will be required to provide during the installation process. Without the license key, you will fail to complete the installation of the program.
Secondly, you need to login your account and complete configuration. For a good VPN program or service, this is usually completed by the technician of the brand either in advance or latter as soon as you ask after installation. In this case, you just need to login your account with the company and tell the program the location where you want to connect your computer. If you stay in China and want watch the Netflix, USA will be a good choice.
Finally, click the connect button to start connection. After this, you will be able to stream your favorite content of the Netflix in China.
It is so easy and simple if you have selected a good VPN service provider. After all these simple operations, the VPN technology will help mask your real location to fool the Netflix or other online services like Hulu into believing that USA rather than China is the country you are in. And you are therefore allowed to stream its content to your computer in China as long as you have subscribed for the services. Such a behavior may seem like unlawful. But it is agreed by many people that as long as a user has subscribed for the services and has done nothing more than watching the content, it is still perfectly within the subscriber’s rights.
Why is it recommended to select the VPN technology to watch Netflix from the countries where the website is not available like China? Is it worth the extra money we pay for a specific VPN service? Here are some facts that may help you make the decision.
• Apart from the Netflix, such popular websites as Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Youtube, Hulu and so on are inaccessible in China, either. 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.
• 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 and so on.
• 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.
• Access more content. As mentioned, the wonderful movies and TV shows on the Netflix are not equally same available for all countries and regions all over the world because of the copyright issues. With the help of the VPN technology, you are able to watch a movie that can’t be accessed from India by choosing a location where the movie is available there.
All in all, the VPN technology can be the best choice for your option if you want to watch Netflix in China without any problems, advertisements or interruptions. A good VPN service is worth more than this. Apart from the Netflix, more than hundreds of many other websites with the problem of geo-restrictions or censorship such as Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Youtube, Hulu etc. will be available for you to enjoy fully and completely wherever you are on the globe as long as the internet is reachable. The VPN technology is not just an advanced technology that can stream your favorite movies, TV shows and any other interesting content to your kinds of devices such as Android devices, Windows PC, Google Nexus Player, Smart TV, Blu-ray Player, iPad, iPhone, AppleTV and so on from any locations where the internet is available, but also a technology that delivers safety, speed, quality and convenience.
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Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on January 9, 2017 8:04 am | How to Guides