Updated: June 20th, 2014 – You can still access Netflix in Italy with this method!
Note: The program I use to access Netflix in Italy is called ExpressVPN. If you have any questions about using the program, please let me know in the comment section below.
I love Italy. It’s easily one of my favorite countries on the planet.
If you’re reading this post you’re probably looking for a way to access Netflix in Italy.
As you already know, people living in Italy cannot currently access Netflix due to geographic restrictions put in place by the company. In fact, most of the world cannot access Netflix. The service is currently only available to those living in a select few countries.
However, thanks to the magic of the internet, I do have some good news for you!
Accessing and signing up for Netflix from Italy is very easy to do and I can help you get it working in the next 5 to 10 minutes.
To understand how to access Netflix from Italy we have to first understand why Netflix currently does not work within Italy.
In the rest of this post I’ll explain how to setup and start watching Netflix in Italy. Keep Reading.
Netflix is the largest and probably best video streaming service online today. Through Netflix you can access tens of thousands of movies and TV shows that you can start streaming instantly after becoming a member. However, Netflix only has the rights to allow people living within certain countries to stream their content.
As a result, Netflix uses a process called geo-targeting which only allow people with specific IP address to access the content on their site. When you try to log onto Netflix from Italy you’ll get a message like this:
“Sorry, Netflix is not available in your country yet.”
You’ll see this message because Netflix can see you have an Italian IP address and therefore they know you’re not in America but in Italy.
So now we know that in order to access the American Netflix Library we’ll need a US IP address.
So the question remains, “How do we change our Italian IP address to an American IP Address?”
The easiest way to change your IP address is by using a Virtual Private Network, called a VPN for short.
Personally, the VPN company I use and trust is called ExpressVPN.
There are many reasons why I decided to use ExpressVPN. In my mind, they’re simply the best and most reliable VPN company online. They have excellent user reviews, excellent customer support, and the software works really well. If you’d like to know more about ExpressVPN and why I think it is the best VPN option around, you can read this post.
Installation is also 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. ExpressVPN also provides with you easy to follow step-by-step installation instructions after signing up.
Don’t worry, setting up your VPN will take you less than 2 minutes, even if you have no technical experience at all. It’s as easy as checking your email or downloading an app!
It’s a really quick download (under 2-5 minutes) and super easy to start using.
Here is what ExpressVPN will look like if you’re using Windows:
After installing ExpressVPN, you’ll have immediate access to tens of thousand of IP addresses from all over the world. One of the main reasons why I absolutely love ExpressVPn is because they also always adding new servers and IP address for their customers to use.
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.
After you’ve connected you VPN and you now have an American IP address, head over to Netflix.com and signup for the service. Don’t worry if you do not have a US credit card to signup. Simply use an American Zip Code like 90210 or 14221 and you’ll be able to sign up without any problems.
Click here to go ahead and signup for ExpressVPN to start watching Netflix in Italy now.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to leave a comment below!
Cheers & Enjoy!