How To Watch Netflix In Europe & Change Your IP Address

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Updated: October 15th, 2014 – Yes this method still works for accessing Netflix in Europe.

Note: The program I use to access and unblock the US version of Netflix while in Europe & abroad is called Buffered VPN. If you have any questions about using the program, please leave me a comment after the post. Enjoy!

How To Watch Netflix in Europe

Let me start by telling you a quick story…

I moved to Budapest, Hungary in October of 2011 and I couldn’t have been more excited.

I was fresh out of college and ready for an adventure.

The move was smooth and the transition was going well.

There was only one problem…

I couldn’t figure out how to watch Netflix in Europe or how to gain access to American websites like Pandora, Hulu, Fox, CBS, ABC, Spotify, and many others.

I quickly realized that my new European address wouldn’t grant me access to all of these US based content sites.

To gain access to Netflix and the rest of these US only websites, I knew I needed a way to change my IP address to an American address.

I tried a bunch of programs and proxy sites that just didn’t work.

After a lot of searching, I finally found an easy way to watch Netflix in Europe!

So, without further delay, here you go…

How To Get an American IP Address and Get Access To US Only Content Abroad

Here’s the Deal

When you go to, your IP address is being checked by netflix to see where you are located. If you go to netflix from a computer thats connected through a standard European IP address, Netflix will display a message that says “Service is not currently available in your area.”

Simply put, if your computer shows an IP address outside of the US you will be blocked from accessing content on

To fix this you need to change the IP on your computer to show an IP address that is located in the US. That’s it!

It may sound complicated but don’t worry – it’s super easy to do this even if you’re not a “computer person.”

How To Get An American IP Address For Netflix

To change your IP address you need to have a VPN setup up (this stands for Virtual Personal Network). If you don’t know what a VPN is, don’t worry – it may sound complicated but it’s a lot easier to understand and setup than you may think. No joke, my 12 year old sister could do it.

A VPN is essentially a private network you connect to through your current internet connection. Basically your computer establishes a connection to a remote server in a new location like New York City, Washington D.C., or Los Angeles, California for example. Once you’ve established a connection to this remote server, your able to surf the web as if you were actually in New York, DC, LA or wherever that remote server may be. Not too bad, right?

The speed of the server you connect to is important as well because you are going to be streaming video from Netflix.

I’ve tried a lot of VPN providers and even web proxy services. A lot of them suck and a couple of them are okay!  In my opinion, the best VPN provider with the best Netflix streaming quality is called Buffered VPN. Instant streaming works like a charm and I’ve never had a problem with support or installation.

Installation is supported for PC (windows), MAC, and LINUX operating systems. You can even use it on Android and iOS devices like your mobile phone or tablet. Buffered VPN also provides with you easy to follow step-by-step instructions after signing up.

It’s a really quick download (under 2-5 minutes) and super easy to start using (should take you less than 2 minutes).

Here is what Buffered looks like after installation on my Windows PC.

You’ll also have access lots of foreign IP Addresses so you can make your computer look like its in America. You can also chose servers from many different countries all over the world.

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Once you’ve entered your username and and password and selected your new location, all you need to do is click the “connect” button and your IP will show up like you are in the US and netflix, along with other US based websites, will work perfectly.

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In case you’re curious this is what Buffered VPN looks like on my Macbook.

how to watch netflix in europe

Probably the best part about Buffered VPN is that they have a 30 day money back guarantee which makes it much less risky to try out their service. If you’re not satisfied you can simply request a refund and you’re all set!

Another cool feature is that you can be connected on multiple devices at the same time. An example of this is that you could use Buffered VPN on your iPhone while simultaneously using it on your desktop computer.

No US Credit Card?

Option 1: No problem! After you’ve connected to the VPN you’ll need to go ahead and sign up for netflix. If you do not have a US credit card its really no problem. Just make sure you input a US zip code during signing like – (90210 or 14221) and signup will be a breeze.

Option 2: If option 1 doesn’t work don’t worry, Option 2 will definitely work. Thanks to a company called, you can get a “Virtual US Card” which is very easy to do. Don’t worry, this isn’t a new “credit card,” it’s simply a virtual debit card and getting an account takes just minutes. This card will work with Netflix.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Create a account – this will take just a few minutes and is completely free of charge!
  2. Add funds to the virtual card using your personal card
  3. Entropay will generate a virtual visa card with a real card number and expiration date for you to use.
Here’s a screenshot of what your virtual entropay card will look like:

Then you can use you virtual card to sign up for with no problems at all. This method has been confirmed to work numerous times.

Let me know if you have questions in the comment section below.

Cheers and Enjoy watching Netflix from Europe!

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155 Responses to “How To Watch Netflix In Europe & Change Your IP Address”

  1. Adam 20 July 2012 at 2:33 pm Permalink

    I’ve never tried Hidemyass – is it a free or paid service?

    • jordan 23 July 2012 at 2:35 pm Permalink

      HMA is a paid service. Well worth the price if you ask me :)

  2. CARLOS BONILLA 25 July 2012 at 11:08 pm Permalink

    If I am in Costa Rica, How Can I watch Netflix Full Version Catalogue?

    • jordan 26 July 2012 at 2:58 am Permalink

      Hidemyass will work. Trust me ;)

      • Jon Hartman 6 August 2012 at 9:55 pm Permalink

        Even so, Roku’s don’t permit apps to run in the background, so firing up Netflix would kill your VPN (virtual private network.) It is entirely possible that some broadband routers may be able to work with VPN services, especially DD-WRT and the like, thus rendering this to be a perfectly valid option, even with Roku’s.


        • Jordan Fried 7 August 2012 at 7:07 am Permalink

          Good point Jon – if your using Roku, you’re going to need a router that works with VPN services.

  3. CARLOS BONILLA 26 July 2012 at 5:23 pm Permalink

    Will it work on Wireless?

  4. Leuser 31 October 2012 at 1:53 am Permalink

    I can watch netflix in Europe on m’y iPad using HMA.
    However, i cannot watch it on my TV using Apple TV2 (AirPlay).
    Any suggestion?

    • Jordan Fried 8 April 2013 at 6:42 am Permalink

      To watch it on your TV using Apple TV2 you’ll need a special router. Here’s a page that should help you

      Let me know if you have another other questions. Cheers :)

      • jean 13 August 2013 at 1:31 pm Permalink

        Will this router option work in France with French TV protocols/standards? Are these routers available there?

        • Jordan Fried 20 August 2013 at 3:09 pm Permalink

          Jean, the router option will definitely work in France and yes the routers are available there. If you have trouble finding them you can always check

  5. whitney 29 January 2013 at 12:37 pm Permalink


    I have connect to my company’s US address using our VPN, however I believe my internet browsing is still done using my local VPN. Is there a way to use the normal VPN of a US IP address and route all internet traffic through that without paying for a service?

    I have a mac…

    • Jordan Fried 29 January 2013 at 12:43 pm Permalink

      Hi Whitney – your best bet is to use a service like HideMyAss. You can check it out here

      HideMyAss will change your computers IP address to a US based IP address which will allow you to surf the web as if you were in America. It’s quite powerful and helpful if you’re abroad a lot or if you’re an expat. I’m not familiar with other ways to change IP without paying for a service. For that reason I tried a few and HMA was the best (price and quality of internet speed) for me. I hope this answers your question.

  6. Christine 2 April 2013 at 4:00 pm Permalink

    Jordan, I took your advice and purchased a one month subscription to HMA. However I am having a hard time with the server IP from the PPTP page inside the control panel. I cannot find the server IP. Please help. I am using an iPad 1. I hope you can help:) Christine

  7. Markus 19 April 2013 at 2:01 am Permalink

    Hello and thank you. I’ve signed to a VPN service and that should work, but when I try to pay Netflix with my PayPal account if refuses and says it’s not accepting PayPal accounts from outside US … :-(

    • Jordan Fried 23 April 2013 at 5:27 pm Permalink

      Try with a credit card – it will work!

      • Dave Davis 5 June 2013 at 1:14 am Permalink

        Hi there,

        Tried all this but it doesn’t accept cards from Australia as the zip code doesn’t match the card type.

        Paypal won’t accept accounts held outside of the USA.

        Guess Australia has to wait for Net Flix to come to our country :(

        Dave Davis

        • Jordan Fried 7 June 2013 at 12:56 pm Permalink

          Dave – you’ve got to enter a US zipcode with your payment. Trust me, it will work.


  8. Markus 19 April 2013 at 2:15 am Permalink

    I don’t like to pay such things with my credit-card, but Netflix seem to be trustworthy and therefore I tried with my credit-card and … what a surprise … it worked with the US post zip … ;-))

    Thank you so much … !

  9. Laurence Goldman 21 April 2013 at 5:58 pm Permalink

    How does the set-up for IOS devices work?

  10. carlos 23 April 2013 at 5:24 pm Permalink

    How can I use it for my kindle?

  11. TL 24 April 2013 at 9:40 am Permalink

    Thanks for the tip! Unfortunately, once I reach Netflix via Hide My Ass, it tells me I must enable cookies, even though they already are. Is this probably because I’m using the free version of HMA, or might something else be going on?

    • Jordan Fried 24 April 2013 at 9:44 am Permalink

      Yes the free version of hidemyass / the proxy tool will not work. You’ll actually have to sign up for a Hidemyass subscription (it’s only 6.55 per month if you signup for a full year). Once you’ve signed up you’ll be able to view Netflix! Enjoy!

  12. Viviana 29 April 2013 at 5:23 am Permalink

    Hej, i just read yr blog. My question is, how can I buy a movie from the “American” Netflix here in Europe. Because when I want to, it says that with my account I can only buy here in Europe :(
    Thank you for yr answer

    • Jordan Fried 29 April 2013 at 6:49 am Permalink

      Hi Viviana – You cannot “buy movies” from Europe but you can buy a subscription which will allow you to stream unlimited movies from the American Netflix Library. You need to first signup for Hidemyass Pro VPN. Once you install the software (it should only take 2 minutes) you can login to your Netflix account, select and American hidemyass server (any server with an American flag next to it) and you will be able to watch movies from the American Netflix.

  13. Pablo 5 May 2013 at 11:25 am Permalink

    Tried Netflix with a mexican credit card using a US Zip Code and it did not work
    Any suggestions?

    • Jordan Fried 5 May 2013 at 11:32 am Permalink

      What was the error you got? Netflix recently launched in Mexico. If you signup for normal service using your Mexican address and information, you will gain access the the Mexican version of Netflix. You can then use Hidemyass VPN to change your IP address to an American IP which will, by default, give you access the the full US netflix library. Leave me a reply and let me know how this works for you. I know many people in Mexico who have this same setup working right now.

  14. Doug 6 May 2013 at 5:27 pm Permalink

    I live in Mexico and Germany and I wish to Access the US versión Netflix in both countries. If I sign up with hidemyass, am I able to use a US IP on my computer in Mexico AND my computer in Germany or must I sign up and pay for two separate accounts?

    • Jordan Fried 6 May 2013 at 5:38 pm Permalink

      Doug, great question! You just need one account. I share an account with my girlfriend and we’ve both used the account on many different computers and in many different locations. No need to signup for more than one Hidemyass account. With Hidemyass, you’ll also be able to access the US version of Netflix from anywhere in the world, including Mexico and Germany! Enjoy.

  15. Chuck Szkalak 11 May 2013 at 8:07 am Permalink

    Hello and Thanks:

    Can I make Netflix work in Europe on a Kindle HD using the HMA method?

  16. Tash 11 May 2013 at 10:14 pm Permalink

    I have an iPad and I guess I need to first download a tuntap driver in order to install the hidemyass program? Safari won’t let me download it. Now what. Clearly, I don’t fall into “your 12 year old sister” category. I just paid for this and I am in Europe now and would love to use it. Thanks for your help.

    • Jordan Fried 12 May 2013 at 2:08 pm Permalink

      If you plan on using Hidemyass on your iPad you do not need to install anything. This guide shows you how to setup the VPN connection on your iOS device.


      • Tash 27 May 2013 at 8:15 pm Permalink

        I just wanted to let you know that I never got this to work. On the newest iPad, there is no “Network” step in the control panel and I tried to work around that step, but it wasn’t possible. You need to update these “simple” steps for the iPad with Retina Display. I think your easy instuctions should read “even my grandfather could do it” (even though that’s not true in my case) because every 12 year old knows this tech stuff better than a 4o year old.

        I’m happy I only wasted numerous hours and $10.

        • Zac 18 August 2013 at 2:43 pm Permalink

          Just go to Settings > General > VPN. I’m 47… Took me about 30 seconds to figure out.

  17. KD 22 May 2013 at 7:57 pm Permalink

    Will I be able to watch Netflix on an airplane from Chicago to Amsterdam on my US account if we have wifi on board? Also, on our cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest if I sign up to HMA upon arrival? We supposedly will have decent wifi on board the ship.

    • Jordan Fried 26 May 2013 at 10:31 am Permalink

      Hi KD,

      Yes you will be able to watch netflix on the plane as long as you have HMA installed and setup! As long as you’re connected to the internet, HMA will allow you to change your IP address so you can access sites like netflix, hulu, pandora, and a bunch of others. You may want to make sure the airline has a strong enough wifi signal to stream videos but I’m sure your river cruise ship will have decent wifi!

      Enjoy Amsterdam, Budapest, and all the cities you stop in along the way.

      All the best,

  18. KD 22 May 2013 at 7:58 pm Permalink

    Sorry, and this is using my ipad 2.

    • Jordan Fried 26 May 2013 at 10:28 am Permalink

      Yes this will work using an ipad 2! It will also work on Android, windows computers, apple computers, linux computers and any iOS device.

  19. Sam 23 May 2013 at 10:16 am Permalink

    Hi thanks for this! I just signed a document with hotspot shield (free version) on but it did not work since the document shows my actual IP address!! I’m so glad I didn’t pay for it. I need a service that will absolutely, stably and completely change my IP address to a u.s. address WITHOUT FAIL!!! I need a service that makes my ip not detectable by even the most advanced Internet businesses. I am certainly willing to pay reasonably for this service/possibility. Can hidemyass guarantee this 100%?

    • Jordan Fried 7 June 2013 at 1:03 pm Permalink

      Hi Sam -

      I’m happy to hear you didn’t pay for hotspot shield because it doesn’t work. Hidemyass will 100% guarantee that you can watch Netflix as if you were located in the US. You can also access a bunch of other services. You’ll have a stable connection and you’re original/real IP will be undetectable. I’ve been using Hidemyass VPN for 2 year and I have no complaints.


  20. Maria 25 May 2013 at 5:25 pm Permalink

    Hi! do I signup for Hidemyass while I’m still here in the U.S. or do I do it as soon as I move to the new country?

    • Jordan Fried 26 May 2013 at 10:26 am Permalink

      Either way will work. I signed up once I arrived in Europe but many people choose to signup before they even land abroad.


  21. maria 26 May 2013 at 8:35 pm Permalink

    Hi Jordan!One last question,when application is purchased on my laptop,can I use it for one of my other devices (like a cloud application) or do I need to buy the same application for each of my devices?(thanks for responding so quickly)

  22. Alex78 1 June 2013 at 4:55 am Permalink

    i live in Spain and I want to see netflix on my ipad..
    i’ve just followed all your instructions:
    -sign up to Hidemyass
    - register to Netflix
    Everything worked out lretty well untill I tried to install the NETFLIX APP on my ipad 2…

    APP store just doesn’t allow me to switch the country and I’ve also tried to change the country on my apple account but there is no way I cannot change the country if I dont have a bank account of this country…
    what should I do????

    Thanks a lot for your help.

  23. Pablo 1 June 2013 at 9:51 am Permalink

    Hi Jordan.
    I am living in switzerland and I subscribed to HMA and it worked great for a couple of weeks, but since 2-3 days ago every time I try to log on to Netflix I get the message that Netflix is not available for my part of the world. What is going on? I already paid for the 2nd month and I am afraid I will not be able to watch my IS Netflix account at all. Is there something I could do about that?

    • Jordan Fried 1 June 2013 at 11:19 am Permalink

      Pablo – I recommend you shut down and restart your computer. Hidemyass needs to be completely shut-down every now and then and rebooted. It will work just fine. Also make sure that when you change your IP address, that the new IP address is infact your IP address. Google “What is my IP address?” to see if your IP has changed.


  24. Reynaldi 4 June 2013 at 8:23 am Permalink

    i googled about it and it turned out that i cant use hotspot shield for netflix. do you have any idea what other paid VPN services can i use?

    • Jordan Fried 7 June 2013 at 1:00 pm Permalink

      I use Hidemyass VPN to watch Netflix in Europe and around the world when I travel. It’s the best and most affordable VPN service in my opinion.


  25. Tom Dolan 4 June 2013 at 11:56 am Permalink

    i have downloaded HMA IP and live in Spain , I am trying to access Neflix and Blinkbox under the HMA ip , however I can’t access them. I have put in a Spanish Ip PPS , should I have entered a US IP for Netflix and an English ip for Blinkbox.???

    • Jordan Fried 7 June 2013 at 12:57 pm Permalink

      You answered your own question! You’ll need to select a US IP address from the Hidemyass menu and an English IP for Blinkbox.


  26. Chris 6 June 2013 at 9:03 pm Permalink

    Will this work with HBO Go and Hulu as well?

    • Jordan Fried 7 June 2013 at 12:54 pm Permalink

      Chris – of course! HBO Go, Hulu, Pandora, and many other services will all work just like you were in the US. Gotta love Hidemyass.

  27. Kathryn 9 June 2013 at 6:55 am Permalink

    Hi – sorry if my post appears twice! Any ideas for UK Netflix account holders? I want to watch it whilst in Europe… thank you!

    • Jordan Fried 10 June 2013 at 3:06 pm Permalink

      Hi Katharine – Hidemyass will work for UK account holders as well. Here’s some even better news, you can use Hidemyass VPN to access the US Netflix Library by simply changing your IP address to an American IP address. While you’re traveling, you can choose to access the UK or the US version of Netflix by simply changing your IP address to the respective country.


      • Kathryn 10 June 2013 at 3:39 pm Permalink

        Thanks for the quick response Jordan. I am something of a luddite so a quick stupid question – where does one find a UK VPN?! And for one so thick, is this easy to use? I’m travelling with 2 small kids and hoping to avoid carting DVDs, but equally don’t want to get stuck with hidemyass not working (or me not being able to figure it out). Sorry not the sharpest on this stuff. Oh I am on a Mac if that has any bearing on anything… appreciate your help!

        • Kathryn 10 June 2013 at 3:41 pm Permalink

          Sorry UK IP address I meant not VPN – sheesh I am bad at this…

  28. Merima 22 June 2013 at 11:33 am Permalink

    Hey! Nice job of you helping us out!
    So my question for you is: I live in norway and downloaded hma. I connect to an ip-address in The US and i start safari (i’m using a mac). Why won’t the web pages load? They wont load at all, and my spotify wont work or anything. If i disconnect hma, everything works as usual. Any ideas? Thank you!!!

    • Jordan Fried 25 June 2013 at 11:48 am Permalink

      Merima, First I’d recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox instead of Safari. Make sure you restart your computer after installing Hidemyass as well. Spotify and all websites should work fine when connected to HMA. I think you just need a reboot and things should start working properly. Let me know if this helps.

  29. peter 2 July 2013 at 10:15 pm Permalink

    Really helpful Jordan. I am in Asia and have signed up for HMA – and confirm it does work. Would ideally like to just configure my Samsung TV so that it accesses a US IP address through HMA. That way i can just drive netflix straight off of the TV (rather than going through my ipad). Do you know if that is possible?

    • Jordan Fried 4 November 2013 at 12:58 pm Permalink

      Hi Peter, this is possible to do but you’ll need a VPN enabled router. Here’s a list of VPN enabled routers that work with HMA

      Happy to hear you’re able to watch Netflix in Asia with this method.


  30. Peter 5 July 2013 at 5:23 pm Permalink

    Hi – am in Asia and watching Netflix on my iPad using hma – so all good so far. I want to project wirelessly from my iPad onto my Samsung tv using Apple TV. Can I do that – or do I have to project using my laptop and a cable?

  31. Nellie 8 July 2013 at 12:39 pm Permalink

    How about They seem to be doing the same thing?

    • Jordan Fried 10 July 2013 at 9:12 am Permalink

      Hi Nellie,

      Thanks for the comment! There are a ton of VPN providers online and they are all doing the same thing. I’ve tried a bunch of them and will in fact be writing reviews of a few other services shortly. For now, I’m going to continue using HMA. I’ve been using Hidemyass for 2 years with no problems. They’re also very cheap if you ask me.

      Hope this helps! -Jordan

  32. sydney 14 July 2013 at 7:23 pm Permalink

    Jordan….I am moving to Spain from the U.S. and have thought about using HMA to access TV, etc while I am over there…but to be quite honest I’m chicken. I keep having nightmares about breaking laws in a foreign country and getting in trouble. yeah, I know, it’s silly.

    • Jordan Fried 22 July 2013 at 2:34 pm Permalink

      Hi Sydney! Using a VPN is 100% legal. There is nothing illegal about using a private network to access the internet. In fact is very encouraged especially when using a public wifi network. More so, fortune 500 companies use VPNs to give employees access to secure corporate files. You have absolutely nothing to worry about. Enjoy spain and Enjoy Netflix!

  33. Sabrina 26 July 2013 at 4:39 am Permalink

    Hi Jordan,

    I just moved to Amman, Jordan and have an Ipad mini. Will hidemyass work for the mini?


    • Jordan Fried 29 July 2013 at 4:24 pm Permalink

      Hi Sabrina! Thanks for the comment. Enjoy Amman, Jordan. I hear Jordan is a beautiful country. The closest I’ve been is Israel but I hear wonderful things about Jordan. To answer your question, Hidemyass will definitely work on your mini. There are setup instructions in the control panel for iOS devices like iPads, iPhones, iTouches and more. This will be available to you after you signup.


  34. Michelle 27 July 2013 at 1:21 pm Permalink

    Hi. Going from U.S. to Spain for 3 weeks. Already have a Netflix account. This information is very useful, thank you!!

    On another note, I am staying at a house without wifi. I am told I can either rent a mobile wifi or change the sim of my iPad to a local sim. Any recommendation of which alternative is better for streaming?

    • Jordan Fried 29 July 2013 at 4:22 pm Permalink

      Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your time in Spain! It’s a beautiful country. You will probably want to ask someone at the mobile company which device offers faster download speeds. I’d highly recommend asking someone to install wifi in the house or finding an unlimited data plan that wont restrict your downloading or your download speeds.


  35. Serg 30 July 2013 at 11:39 pm Permalink

    Is it possible to watch the Mexico version in the US?

    • Jordan Fried 31 July 2013 at 5:05 pm Permalink

      Absolutely, you can change your US ip address to a mexican IP address and it will work!

  36. Tim 2 August 2013 at 2:22 pm Permalink

    Does it work with Amazon, or other streaming services?

    • Jordan Fried 3 August 2013 at 11:12 am Permalink

      Tim, this will work with literally everything, including Amazon and other streaming services.


  37. Tim 2 August 2013 at 3:57 pm Permalink

    Do you need a VPN router to use HMA Pro with iPad?

    • Jordan Fried 3 August 2013 at 11:13 am Permalink

      You do not need a VPN router to use it with an iPad. There’s a setup guide for iOS devices in your control panel after you signup. You simply change your settings to use the VPN. Easy to do and setup!


  38. CN123 2 August 2013 at 5:22 pm Permalink

    Will this work with a site that only allows american IP addresses?

    • Jordan Fried 3 August 2013 at 11:11 am Permalink

      Yes – this will help you change your IP address to an american IP address. That’s what’s so great about it.

  39. Dorothy Guy 2 August 2013 at 5:24 pm Permalink

    I live in the UK and have Netflix subscription.We are moving to Spain soon and your advice has been a great help and will definitely use HMA. I’m confused about how I will pay for my Netflix subscription as I do not have an American credit card and how do I find a zip code to use.not very good at all this tech stuff.Thanks for any help

    • Jordan Fried 3 August 2013 at 11:19 am Permalink


      No worries! You can signup and pay for netflix with any credit card. You can use 14221 or 90210, or any other American zip code during signup. Just google US zip codes. It’s really not difficult to signup and start using netflix.


  40. Ryan 4 August 2013 at 5:37 pm Permalink

    Hi Jordan,

    I just purchased the year long package of HMA since I just moved to Spain from the US for the next three years. I am very excited to get started on this program, seeing as it seems very legit. I did, however, receive a message on my Macbook Pro when I went on to download the required TunTap file. It said that it was from an unidentified developer and that there is the possibility of viruses if I download this file. I feel like it would be safe to override this warning but I want to get your opinion as to whether this has been a message you have seen before and how I should proceed. Thank you for your insight!!

    • Jordan Fried 20 August 2013 at 3:14 pm Permalink

      Ryan, Yes you need the TunTap file to use HMA. This allows Hidemyass to change your IP address allowing you to access Netflix in Spain. It’s 100% safe to download and you can trust me on that!


  41. Laurie 5 August 2013 at 11:38 pm Permalink

    I have a US IP as I have internet access in both the US and Canada. Can I enter it when I am in Canada and get US netflix?

    • Jordan Fried 20 August 2013 at 3:12 pm Permalink

      Laurie – yes you can! You’ll be able to access the full US netflix Library from Canada with this method!


  42. Andrew W. 18 August 2013 at 3:24 am Permalink

    Will I be able to use this VPN on different services, such as Netflix through the PS3 and AppleTV?

    • Jordan Fried 20 August 2013 at 3:08 pm Permalink

      Yes Andrew – you’ll be able to use a VPN on your PS3 and AppleTV through a VPN router. Be sure you have a VPN router setup before proceeding. Let me know if you need more help!


  43. Jackson 31 August 2013 at 3:25 pm Permalink

    Is there any kind of free alternative to HMA?

    • Jordan Fried 4 September 2013 at 9:37 am Permalink


      HMA is by far the best and cheapest option for streaming Netflix outside the US. It costs like 11 USD / month if you pay month to month and as little as $6.50 / month if you pay for 1 year in advance. Very affordable if you ask me. Enjoy!


  44. Mike 1 September 2013 at 7:15 am Permalink

    Hey Jordan,

    We live in Ireland and have a current Netflix account. If I use HMA will it then allow me to access the US selections with this existing account or would you suggest cancelling the Irish Netflix account and then re-subscribing once I’ve downloaded HMA and established the US IP?

    All the best,


    • Jordan Fried 4 September 2013 at 9:36 am Permalink

      Hi Mike,

      Excellent question. No you do not need to resignup for a new Netflix account. Simply signup and download HMA and you’ll be able to establish a US IP connection. When you log into Netflix you will see the full American Netflix Library instead of the Irish Netflix Library.


      • Mike 4 September 2013 at 10:03 am Permalink

        Thanks for the quick response. Can HMA be used if I stream Netflix through my Wii System? If so, how is this done?

        Again, all the best,


  45. Faith 1 September 2013 at 10:38 pm Permalink

    Thank you so much! This worked like a charm on my iPad in France.

  46. Sean 8 September 2013 at 8:43 am Permalink

    Can I use this to look like I am outside the US ? I want to watch some games that are not on my cable provider? IS it possible to make it look like I am in England or Somewhere else?

    • Jordan Fried 9 September 2013 at 10:29 am Permalink

      Hi Sean – yes you can use HMa to look like your outside the US. Simply pic a UK or other foreign IP address and you’ll see that you’ll have a new IP address. Easy as that!


  47. Lois O. 13 September 2013 at 12:06 am Permalink

    A question….I live in the U.S…..have been a netflix customer for 2 yrs. I will be in France for several months….am happy to use hidemyass but since I already have netflix…what do I need to do? Thx!

    • Jordan Fried 13 September 2013 at 11:57 am Permalink


      All you need to do is signup for and download hidemyass by clicking here. After you’ve installed the software (takes 2-5 minutes) you’ll be able to change you IP address and access Netflix as if you were in the US. Does that answer your question?


  48. Rick 14 September 2013 at 7:30 am Permalink

    Hi ,I’m already signed up on the UK version of netflix, if I sign up for HMA now will the netflix account I already have access the US shows?


    • Jordan Fried 17 September 2013 at 9:31 am Permalink

      Hi Rick,

      All you need to do is sign up for HMA, change your IP address to an American IP address and login into you UK netflix account as you would normally do and you’ll be able to access the full US Netflix Library from the UK. It’s pretty awesome!


  49. Michiel 25 September 2013 at 9:24 pm Permalink

    Hi Jordan, i have enrolled on the Dutch Netflix, so I get the really limited version of Netflix in Holland. I have the dutch app on my ipad. And I want the US choice of course. Can I do the HMA setup with an ipad only, or do I need a fixed computer as well ? When I enroll is it enough to insert any US postal code, or does Netflix look at my address in holland as well when I have HMA installed on ipad ? Thanks

    • Jordan Fried 26 September 2013 at 9:30 am Permalink

      Hi Michiel – you do not need to do anything except sign up for HMA. When you change your Dutch IP address to an American IP address, you will automatically see the full US Netflix library. it’s quite cool and easy to do :) This happens because Netflix thinks you’re in the US.

      Once you sign up for HMA they’ll give you instructions for setting up the VPN network on your iPad (just a few changes to make in your settings).

      Let me know if you have any other questions.


  50. Katie Jo 26 September 2013 at 9:07 am Permalink

    Hi Jordan,
    Thanks for all of the instructions…I want to clarify that this isn’t just for Netflix? Will Hidemyass work for CBS, NBC, Bravo, etc? I will be in Israel, does that matter? Just wanted to know before I signed up for the year! Thank you!

    • Jordan Fried 26 September 2013 at 9:18 am Permalink

      Hi Katie Jo,

      Yes this will work for ABC, CBS, Hulu, Pandora, and every other site that requires an American IP address. This will also work in Israel and every other country for that matter! I’ve personally used this is Jerusalem + Tel Aviv.

      I hope that answers your question.

      Have a great trip!

      • Katie Jo 26 September 2013 at 9:20 am Permalink

        Great! One last question…how would this compare to Media Hint or Hola Better Internet? (My friends have been sending many links!)


        • Jordan Fried 26 September 2013 at 9:27 am Permalink

          I have no experience with those services but I can definitely say that HMA works in Israel + Europe for Netflix, Pandora, and other sites that require a US IP address. It’s also only like 10 or 11 bucks for a month which is really reasonable.

          Cheers :)

  51. Joanna 3 October 2013 at 10:11 pm Permalink

    I’m moving to Budapest in 1 month and need my netflix and HBO/show time.

    I’m going to purchase a roku box before I go. What type of router do I need to work over there with the IP address?

    Also, does Budapest get HBO, etc? With shows up to date?


  52. Ryan 10 October 2013 at 11:34 pm Permalink

    Read your blog and downloaded hidemyass VPN last night. I live in the USA and travel out of the country a few times a year. Right now I am in Japan and only have 1 English Channel in my room. Was dying to watch my netflix. I read your blog and tried HidemyAss VPN and it worked perfectly. Thank you so much! It was super easy to set up on my iPad and iPhone.


    • Jordan Fried 24 October 2013 at 3:25 pm Permalink


      Thanks for your awesome comment :) Seriously, comments like yours make blogging worth it!

      All the best,

  53. Kristiaan 15 October 2013 at 4:51 pm Permalink


    If i enrolled in netflix us with us ip (Hma) can i also use this to watch the dutch version when using dutch ip and no hma ?

    Main question is if netflix can detect if account was initially enrolled in us with a us zip :-)
    I guess when ip range is from country that is in a netflix area this does not matter ?


    • Jordan Fried 24 October 2013 at 3:23 pm Permalink

      Hi Kristiaan,

      Of course you’ll be able to also watch the dutch version when using dutch ip. You could also watch the Mexican version with a Mexican ip. Give it a try. It works well. I change my IP address all the time and Netflix does not seem to mind.


  54. Jordan Fried 11 November 2013 at 2:05 pm Permalink

    Hey Guys,

    I’ve been getting a lot of emails from people on how to watch Netflix or Hulu on an Apple TV while outside of the United States. For this reason I wrote a guide on how you can set this up. You can find it over here if you have any questions please let me know by leaving a comment.

    Cheers and Enjoy,

  55. Jordan Fried 19 November 2013 at 2:39 pm Permalink

    Hey Guys,

    I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this. This method works to watch Netflix in Switzerland, in Belgium, in Austria, in Sweden, In Korea, In Denmark, in Greece, in Thailand….are you seeing a trend here. YES IT WORKS EVERYWHERE. I am happy to answer your emails but to save you the trouble of asking about your particular country just know this will work everywhere.

    I hope I made that clear :)


  56. Fons Tuinstra 24 November 2013 at 3:38 pm Permalink

    Thanks for your update. I’m living in Europe, but also going to China for a while next month. So I’m looking for a solution that not only helps me to watch US Netflix after I return, but also helps me to manage the Chinese filters.
    I’m looking at a wide range of options, and it would be helpful if you could mention a few other options you did not pick, and why they did not help you.

    • Jordan Fried 11 December 2013 at 5:54 am Permalink

      Hey Fons, Have a great trip to China. Hidemyass will work to help you get past the Great Firewall of China. So will IPVanish and ExpressVPN.

      These are my recommendations.


  57. Bjorn Ingolfsson 6 December 2013 at 11:40 am Permalink

    Hi Jordan.

    I live in Norway and would like to know if it’s possible to have icelandic ip number from HMS so I can watch TV stations in Iceland.

    Regards Bjorn

    • Jordan Fried 11 December 2013 at 5:42 am Permalink


      Sorry for my slow response (I was traveling). Yes you HMA has icelandic servers which you can connect to, thus giving you an icelandic IP address so you can watch TV stations from Iceland. Additionally, when you’re back in Iceland to visit, you can connect HMA to a US server, allowing you to watch Netflix in Iceland.


  58. sami25 18 December 2013 at 3:29 am Permalink

    It worked thanks ..

  59. Lauralina 19 December 2013 at 3:30 pm Permalink

    Thank you so so much! HMA works a treat and I’m back on track with my Netflix lineup!

  60. Syl 27 December 2013 at 5:48 pm Permalink

    How does it work with the Apple TV since the Apple TV is not linked to your computer but uses the wireless internet. Would you be able to connect to Netflix in Hungary using the Apple TV?

    • Jordan Fried 29 December 2013 at 11:26 am Permalink

      Hi Syl,

      Great question! Yes this does work with Apple TV and it will work for watching Netflix in Hungary. What you have to do is get a VPN router or setup network sharing between your computer and your Apple TV. Either way you’ll still need a VPN account to do this! I wrote a guide about this here

  61. Dave byers 5 January 2014 at 5:04 pm Permalink

    hello will hidemyass work on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 cell phoneI’d also like to know if I download the application in my desktop if I would need to buy a second hidemyass software package for my android thanks a bunch

    • Jordan Fried 9 January 2014 at 12:13 pm Permalink

      Hi Dave, Yes Hidemyass will work on your Galaxy. You only need one subscription to Hideyass and this is good for all of your devices although I believe you can only be connected to it with one device at a time!


  62. scott 13 January 2014 at 7:30 pm Permalink

    if i subscribe to HMA VPN can i switch between my local internet connection and then choose to connect through the VPN for american content.

    • Jordan Fried 18 January 2014 at 12:13 pm Permalink

      Scott, absolutely. I only connect to my VPN when I’m trying to access american content in europe. After I’m done watching Netflix or streaming other shows on Hulu, I disconnect!

      It’s as simple as that!

  63. Sarah 23 January 2014 at 5:23 pm Permalink

    Hello, I’ve currently just become an au pair in Luxembourg, and I just realized I wasn’t able to watch netflix or also go on hulu(just like your situation). If I download HMA, does it go through just my computer? Or will it mess up the families computer as well?

    • Jordan Fried 23 January 2014 at 11:20 pm Permalink

      Hi Sarah,

      Your adventure to becoming an au pair in Luxembourg sounds incredible! Have an awesome time! To answer your question, you can absolutely download HMA on your computer to watch Netflix and Hulu WITHOUT messing up the internet connection in the rest of the house. The HMA program simply connects your computer to remote servers in the US to allow you to access the internet as if you were still in the US. When you’re done streaming Netflix or Hulu you can simply “disconnect” and return to a Luxembourg IP address. The service is really affordable and I’ve been using it two years to access american television programming from Europe and Asia.

      Enjoy and have an awesome time abroad!

  64. Frank 6 February 2014 at 5:43 am Permalink

    Am I able to change the IP address in my Modem / router so it will broadcast to all my devices? Like starting from the source

  65. Hennie 15 April 2014 at 3:24 pm Permalink

    Hello Jordan,

    I read the thread and I’m still a little confused and a bit lost. I don’t know what happened to my question :( Anyhow, here it is again…my landlord is providing the internet and she just gave us the password for the wireless. The question is, can I still get a VPN and an American IP address without hassling her or messing with her internet? We moved here in Germany and I’m starting to get homesick :/ Just watching some of my favorite shows can make a difference to my day.

    Thank you very much for all the info!


    • Jordan Fried 21 April 2014 at 2:40 pm Permalink

      Hidemyass will only change your computers IP address and will not mess with your landlords internet. Connect to the VPN when you want to access Netflix and disconnect when you’re done.

  66. Zvi 13 May 2014 at 3:11 pm Permalink

    Will Hidemyass work in Israel?

  67. JD 6 October 2014 at 3:05 pm Permalink

    I see in the comments that using a VPN is 100% legit – is Netflix happy with customers using their services outside of the USA and with non US residents using a random zip code to sign up? Just want to be sure it’s all legit :)

    • Jordan Fried 9 October 2014 at 6:15 pm Permalink

      Can’t speak to whether or not netflix is happy about this but it definitely works for accessing the US version of Netflix around the world. Gotta love VPN technology!

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