How to Watch Netflix in the Philippines

by Mike on February 2, 2012

in Unblock Netflix

Netflix and its Online Distribution of Media Contents

Netflix is one of the most popular dot net enterprises in the recent years. The most popular web services offered by Netflix started to become familiar to people with easy and cheap DVD rentals through an online system,. However, for the ease of the customer and because of enhanced internet speed everywhere, especially in the United States, Netflix had started to offer electronic media contents for the users. After buying the copyrighted contents with their distribution rights, Netflix offer those contents for the users at a flat monthly or some other periodical rate. While buying the distribution rights there are some sort of rules and regulations that Netflix has to commit to and therefore they cannot distribute the same content in every country. And this is why the contents available in the countries where Netflix operates are different. However Netflix’s operation is limited to mainly in the United States and only a few countries in the United States. Asian Countries like Philippines are not even in the list where Netflix has planned to expand its operation domain in the near future.

How Does Netflix Control its Media Distribution?

Netflix makes its contents available to the users based on the geographic location of Netflix. You might be wondering that how does actually Netflix know if you are not from the United States and how it actually tracks a user. You could simply give a fake address and register with US Netflix. Actually, it is not that simple, Netflix website has a method whereby it can locate the users IP address and can figure out from which country this IP is evolving. So just faking a physical address will not put you through the geo filtered feature of Netflix’s IP tracking. At the same time you have to fake the IP address of your machine in order to get a freedom of access. If only you can manage to show the Netflix IP detector that you are accessing their website from the United States, only then you will be able to access this amazing web service with their full US contents database.


How to get an alternative US IP address?

If you want to get an alternative IP address originating from the United States, you have to take a shot with the popular VPN services. A VPN service that is basically the short form of Virtual Private Network is a well known service now a day. This service is mainly used to stop any sort of third party interference for an internet user. The data traffic that you send while using the internet goes through your Internet Service Provider and your ISP can easily track all of your internet activities if they want to. But using a VPN does not allow this monitoring as your data packets are encrypted and transferred through a secure channel. At the same time you are given an alternative IP address to be able to hide your identity completely. This IP address is basically the address of the VPN server and your VPN service provider has servers in the United States you will definitely be able to produce a US IP address while accessing the Netflix account. Therefore, you can sign up as an US user and use all the US contents.

How to select the best VPN service:

There are many services out there. However, to be able to watch US Netflix you have to make sure that the provider has some US based servers and are able to provide you a wide enough bandwidth to enable you to accommodate the video streaming of Netflix content without waiting for the buffering period. The providers that can offer you the best in the industry are listed here for you.

Rank Provider Starting Price Visit Provider Site
1 ExpressVPN $8.32 /Month Visit Provider Site
2 TotalVPN $7.49 /Month Visit Provider Site
3 IPvanish $10.00/Month Visit Provider Site
4 StrongVPN $21/ 3 Months Visit Provider Site
5 VyprVPN $14.95/Month Visit Provider Site
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