Netflix continues to wage its war on proxies, despite numerous user complaints and efforts to unblock the service. Some VPN services that once worked to unblock American Netflix have since thrown in the towel. If you’re looking to get past the Netflix proxy ban and enjoy American Netflix again, here are the 10 best VPNs that will still do the trick.

ExpressVPN

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Source: ExpressVPN

Perhaps the largest and most-used service that still works with Netflix, ExpressVPN is actually trusted by many people in some of the more restrictive countries, like China. This is because ExpressVPN has effectively dedicated itself to championing online freedom and security, which starts with being able to avoid detection software. Needless to say, not only can ExpressVPN can work to get past the Great Firewall of China, it works with Netflix as well.

Why we like it:

  • 2000+ VPN servers
  • 148+ VPN locations (over 30 in the U.S.)
  • 3 simultaneous devices
  • Obfuscation included
  • Strict no-logs policy
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Mobile app and Chrome browser plugin

What we don’t like:

  • You may need to contact customer support to find out which server works with Netflix bypass
  • Higher price than most other options

We particularly like ExpressVPN because of its size. The service has VPNs in over 90 countries around the world. This makes it good not just for unblocking American Netflix, but for anyone that wants to access the worldwide library that Netflix offers.

And with military-grade encryption standards and a very strict no-logs policy, ExpressVPN is also one of the most secure options. Additionally, ExpressVPN is very forward about which streaming services and websites it can unblock, (Netflix included) showing that for the time being, at least, it has no plans to give up the fight against the Netflix proxy ban.

What to Look For in a VPN for Netflix

Virtual private networks, or VPNs, are a dime a dozen these days. These services are designed to give you anonymity on the web, and usually come with a suite of security features as well. But for those looking to unblock American Netflix, you’re going to need more than just privacy and security features.

A functional VPN for Netflix has to be able to bypass the Netflix proxy ban that’s currently in place. Some more well-known VPN services, such as IPVanish and Private Internet Access, once worked with to unblock Netflix. Now, however, these services are easily identified by the network sniffing software Netflix employs to detect VPN connections.

The result is that VPN connections don’t work with Netflix unless the company employs effective counter-measures. There are a number of ways VPNs can get past the technology Netflix uses to detect VPNs, including (but not limited to) what’s known as obfuscation that completely masks the existence of a VPN. Even still, obfuscation itself doesn’t always work, so most VPN services that can still bypass Netflix keep their methods secret.

For that reason, the best VPNs to unblock American Netflix are ones that not only advertise that they work, but that are confirmed to work through testing and user feedback. However, a few other criteria are handy when it comes to a Netflix VPN, including:

  • A large number of servers and server locations
  • Strict privacy rules, including a no-logs policy
  • Multiple devices supported with one account
  • Thousands of available IP addresses

A note, however: while these VPNs work, some might only work to bypass Netflix only on desktops, or only on mobile devices. All of the options below have trial periods, however, so it may be in your best interest to try out different services and communicate with customer support to see how to best use them with Netflix.

StrongVPN

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In the case of StrongVPN, a small, silent presence is a good thing. This VPN not only works to bypass the Netflix proxy ban in the U.S., and it also gives you access to Netflix streams in the UK, Canada, Netherlands, Japan, Spain, and France. StrongVPN prefers to keep a low profile, however, so it doesn’t advertise this fact on its website like some of its competitors.

Why we like it:

  • 650+ Servers
  • 14 server locations in the U.S.
  • Offers separate DNS service
  • Strict no-logs policy
  • Unique obfuscation method
  • 12 simultaneous devices
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Apps available for most devices
  • Chrome plugin

What we don’t like:

  • Obfuscation not available on mobile devices

As stated, StrongVPN’s smaller size compared to some other services is its strength. However, the fact that this service tries to keep a low profile is also part of why it still works well with Netflix. Additionally, the company’s customer service is fast, making it a great option for those who need to get some quick troubleshooting.

There have been some reports that the VPN service doesn’t work with Netflix anymore. However, individual testing and StrongVPN’s customer service verify that it works. You may need to contact customer service if you’re struggling to connect to a site to help get connected to a working Netflix VPN server.

NordVPN

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Source: NordVPN

NordVPN is a direct competitor to all of the options on the list, but in terms of size, directly matches ExpressVPN. The service has a large number of servers in over 60 countries, making it a good option to go to for those who need choice. But if all you’re looking for is American Netflix, you’re in luck. NordVPN not only works with Netflix, it might offer the least amount of hassle.

Why we like it:

  • Over 3,500 servers (1157 in the U.S.)
  • Available in over 60 countries
  • Unique server options
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • 6 simultaneous devices
  • Apps for most devices
  • Obfuscation available (incorporated into server types)
  • Strict no-logs policy
  • Chrome plugin
  • Low cost

What we don’t like:

  • Low cost only comes with a multiple-year commitment

The great thing about NordVPN is that it’s one of the least complicated options for those who want access to American Netflix. The service designs its servers to be ready-to-go for whatever your privacy, security, and browsing needs might be. They accomplish this by having a handful of unique server types designed for very specific purposes.

VyprVPN

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Source: VyprVPN

Owned by U.S. company Golden Frog, VyprVPN is a highly-lauded VPN service with a large customer base. Interestingly, the service comes across as much larger than it is. However, it has far fewer servers than some of the bigger names like ExpressVPN and NordVPN. Nevertheless, it works well to bypass Netflix and does so with little hassle on the user side of things.

What we like:

  • 700+ VPN servers
  • 70+ server locations (8 server locations in the U.S.)
  • Automatic server switching to avoid server load
  • 5 simultaneous locations
  • Unique obfuscation method
  • Apps for most devices
  • No third-party servers
  • No-logs policy

What we don’t like:

  • Obfuscation only comes with “premium” service
  • Free trial only 3 days

The best thing about VyprVPN is its Chameleon obfuscation technology. Whereas some other services utilize the same obfuscation technology (making it easier for Netflix to block), VyprVPN has a homegrown tech that works well against Netflix proxy bans. Vypr does offer a lower-cost option for its VPN service, but you’ll likely need to get the Premium service that offers Chameleon servers to effectively bypass Netflix. That makes the price point similar to ExpressVPN.

PrivateVPN

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Source: PrivateVPN

Like StrongVPN, PrivateVPN is strengthened by a very small sized, mixed with high-level encryption technology. And being located in Switzerland, the company is able to maintain a strong no-logs policy without concern. This results in a VPN service that can easily bypass American Netflix and secure your privacy for all other purposes as well.

What we like:

  • 56 server locations (9 in the U.S.)
  • 6 simultaneous devices
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Strict no-logs policy
  • Apps for most devices, including iOS
  • Low cost when purchased as yearly subscription

What we don’t like:

  • Only 100 servers available
  • No advertised obfuscation technology in place
  • Expensive month-to-month subscription plan

PrivateVPN doesn’t advertise how it bypasses Netflix proxy bans (obviously), but it works nonetheless. The VPN service’s small size and location are an essential part of that. Only having 100 servers is a downside, as it provides less choice for users trying to bypass American Netflix proxy bans, but the service also has under 50,000 users. As such, the servers should be less crowded and may be faster than some of the other services with millions of users.

Cyberghost

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Source: CyberGhost VPN

One of the more unique services on our list, Cyberghost appears to be growing in size and appeal. Cyberghost is one of the few services that not only openly advertises the fact that it works to bypass Netflix, it even has servers labeled specifically for streaming from Netflix. That bold approach appears to be working in the company’s favor.

What we like:

  • Over 1,200 servers (215 in the U.S.)
  • Servers in 59 countries
  • Strict no-logs policy
  • Very inexpensive (if purchased using multi-year subscription)
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • 7 simultaneous devices
  • Apps for a large number of devices
  • Chrome plugin
  • Automatically blocks tracking cookies

What we don’t like:

  • Long commitment to get the cheapest price
  • Overly complex pricing schemes
  • No advertised obfuscation

Cyberghost is likely going to keep coming up on our radar due to its rapid growth and functions. The service doesn’t advertise any obfuscation methods, surprisingly, but does appear to incorporate some type of technology that allows it to bypass Netflix proxy blocking in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Hide My Ass!

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As the name might suggest, Hide My Ass! is all about hiding you from any detection. For this company, that includes catering to a large audience looking to bypass American Netflix. With that focus in mind, Hide My Ass! does indeed have some options available for those trying to bypass the Netflix proxy ban and access American shows and movies.

What we like:

  • 870 servers (183 in the U.S.)
  • Netflix-specific servers
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • 5 simultaneous connections
  • Apps available for most devices

What we don’t like:

  • Lackluster logging policy
  • Pricier than most competitors on our list
  • Very limited number of shared IP addresses

HMA! works to bypass Netflix, but it’s also not our preferred method. The recently-added Netflix servers work well to get you the access you need, but you’re giving up a lot by choosing this option. You don’t have a strict no-logs policy, and you may need to contact HMA! support staff to determine which servers to use. The price is also on the high side in comparison to some of the other VPN services on the list.

Still, the 30-day money-back guarantee means you can at least try HMA! without feeling compelled to commit, giving you the chance to compare it to the other services for functionality with American Netflix.

SaferVPN

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Source: SaferVPN

Although a lesser-known option, SaferVPN is one of several services that have ramped up the fight against the Netflix proxy ban. The company added a US streaming option that can allow users to stream from American Netflix. And since the service is somewhat on the smaller side, it’s currently more or less “under the radar,” in relation to some of its competitors.

What we like:

  • A dedicated U.S. Streaming server location
  • No-logs policy
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • 5 simultaneous devices
  • Low cost option
  • Multiple operating systems supported

What we don’t like:

  • No stated obfuscation methods

Although SaferVPN doesn’t advertise a specific obfuscation method, it’s newest U.S. Streaming server is clearly using some type of tech to bypass VPN detection. That being the case, SaferVPN offers a good option alternative to other options on the list. Since SaferVPN is also offered at a competitive price, it’s a good potential option.

Unfortunately, you may only be able to get the the U.S. Streaming server to work on a web browser.

TorGuard

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Source: TorGuard

TorGuard is one of the older and somewhat complex services on our list. It works to bypass Netflix proxy bans, including in the U.S., and has a large number of servers available. TorGuard doesn’t openly advertise its ability to access American Netflix, but it can, as both testing and numerous customer reports appear to indicate.

What we like:

  • 3,000 servers available in over 50 countries
  • 5 simultaneous devices
  • Apps for every operating system
  • Advertised obfuscation method
  • Comparatively low cost
  • No-logs policy
  • Chrome plugin
  • Blocks malware

What we don’t like:

  • No trial period
  • Complex pricing schemes
  • Limited bandwidth

TorGuard works well, which is a certainly an advantage. And if you purchase the service for 6 months or a year, you’ll get it for under $5 per month. Likewise, the company’s StealthVPN option defeats the type of deep packet inspection Netflix uses to root out VPN connections. Still, TorGuard keeps a lot of useful information close to its chest, making it difficult to fully judge the service’s usefulness and trustworthiness.

PureVPN

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Source: PureVPN

If you need an option that just works, PureVPN is one you should consider. The company has dedicated streaming servers, indicating that it has a distinct focus on providing access to Netflix and other streaming services. You’ll be able to access American Netflix using PureVPN and on the cheap, as it’s one of the lowest cost options on our list.

What we like:

  • Over 750 servers worldwide (over 150 in the U.S.)
  • 180 server locations (11 in the U.S.)
  • Split IP option, allowing you to send some data through VPN and some through ISP
  • Built-in ad blocking features
  • Large number of apps, including for smart TVs
  • 7-day money-back guarantee

What we don’t like:

  • Weak logging policy

PureVPN has dedicated itself to being a useful service. This is in light of the fact that law enforcement agents last year were able to get enough usable user data from the service to nab a criminal for cyberstalking. As such, it’s not the best option for anyone who’s security-conscious. However, if all you need is a cheap service to access Netflix, PureVPN is likely going to be one to strongly consider.

Are you using a VPN service we didn’t mention that effectively bypasses Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!