How does Netflix block VPNs in 2018? [INFOGRAPHIC]

In January 2016, Netflix went global. The company simultaneously launched in 130 new countries, bringing the total number of countries with access to the streaming service to 190.

 

But there was a catch: Not all Netflix libraries would be the same. Due to agreements with content owners, who are paid fees by region, content would vary by country. The setup left some countries with extremely limited content libraries.

 

To circumvent this, Netflix subscribers accessed the site through virtual private networks (VPNs), which allowed them to change their locations and view the content of countries with better streaming libraries.

 

Not long after the global expansion, Netflix cracked down on the use of VPNs, spurred by the complaints of content owners. The uproar was swift, and included subscribers who threatened to unsubscribe to the service. Two years on, the main question is: Did the ban work?


To answer this, TheBestVPN tested 67 VPN providers to see which ones are still able to access the streaming service. In total, they found that 70 percent of VPNs still  VPNs work with Netflix, two years into the ban. To learn more about the Netflix VPN ban and see which VPNs are best for accessing Netflix in 2018, check out their full infographic below.

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