If you are looking for a way to watch Netflix in Canada, you’re in luck because they have become quite popular recently. But you may be asking yourself, “How can I watch Netflix if I live in another country?”
You’re about to find out since we’ll teach you the steps to set up a VPN in another location so you can unblock streaming services abroad.
Step one: Choose a reputable VPN provider
No, we’re not selling you a counterfeit Netflix product, instead we’re going to teach you how to select a VPN provider that is reliable and offers great value. Nowadays, there are many fly-by-night VPNs that may give you an amazing experience at first but in the end it will cost you. When you subscribe to a reputable company, you’re certain of the quality of the product and that they will maintain this level of service over time.
To find a reputable VPN company, you can visit known proxies websites that keep track of VPN providers. You can also look into customer reviews since these will give you an idea of how others experience the service. For example, you may want to avoid VPNs that show up on major blacklisted websites like PrivacyBadger.org as these indicate that the company is not being trustworthy. Furthermore, make sure that the VPN you choose offers a no-questions-asked money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied for any reason. This will protect you in case the service doesn’t live up to your expectations.
Step two: Install the VPN app
As we mentioned above, the first step is to choose a reputable VPN provider. Once you have done that, you can move on to the next step which is to install the VPN app. You will need to download and install the app onto your device. Some VPNs will work on smartphones while others require you to have a supported PC or laptop to use the service. It is best to look for VPNs that support all platforms to ensure you can use the app on all your devices. Furthermore, make sure that you install the app onto a secure and private area of your device. Backing up your phone or laptop is critical because any data that is stored there could be at risk of being stolen. Installing the app onto a public area of your device or computer may reveal your identity to someone who hacks into your accounts. Having a dedicated area on your device for storing private and sensitive data is therefore highly recommended. This will keep your personal information secure even if your computer or phone is compromised.
Step three: Activate your account
Once you have installed the VPN app onto your device, you can activate your account. Some companies may require you to verify your email address before you can activate your account. Others may ask you to input your phone number or create a password to access the service. Make sure that you notify the company via email about the status of your account. They will then be able to assist you with any issues or questions you may have regarding their service.
Once you have activated your account, you can use the service as usual to connect to the VPN and browse the web anonymously. You may need to log into your account on the VPN app to get the most out of it.
Step four: Use your VPN to access blocked sites
A major benefit of using a VPN is being able to access content that is blocked in your location. So if you are in South Africa and trying to view content that is restricted in South Africa, you may encounter difficulties in doing so without a VPN. The best VPNs will have many different countries that are supported so you can utilize their services to unblock sites and access content that is restricted in other countries as well. Using a VPN to access blocked content may put a small loading delay on certain web pages since the sites you’re trying to visit may require you to verify your identity via a VPN handshake before you can access certain content.
Now is a good time to mention that not all VPNs are created equal and you should avoid websites that try to trick you into thinking that they are trustworthy simply because they don’t show up on major blacklists. It’s best to avoid these types of VPNs and find a reputable one that is worthy of your trust.
Additionally, you may want to consider getting a VPN that provides you with a kill switch. This will help prevent your connection from being unexpectedly terminated due to software or hardware failures. It also ensures that your internet connection is always protected even if your device is infected with a virus or has been compromised by a hacker. You can find many reputable VPNs that provide you with a kill switch on their website.
Step five: Maintain your anonymity by changing your IP address
Another way of staying anonymous while on the internet is by changing your IP address. Your IP address is a number that is automatically given to you by your internet service provider when you connect to the internet. The IP address for this article is: 184.108.40.206 which if you’re wondering is an IP address that is reserved for this article’s host site, Treehugger.com. To change your IP address, you must be using a VPN since most browsers and devices don’t offer this functionality directly. Your internet service provider will also need to support this feature for you to be able to change your IP address as it is usually configured by your internet service provider. You can find many VPNs that offer this functionality to ensure you can remain anonymous while browsing the web. Changing your IP address via a VPN also means that your ISP cannot identify you as the person who made the request since the IP address has changed.
If you’re searching for a new country to visit then look into visiting New Zealand. As of this year, New Zealand is making it easier for tourists to get a visa. Now is the perfect time to visit since there are so many beautiful places and you can be sure that you will not get lost since all the streets are numbered. If you think that setting up a VPN in another country would be helpful then read our guide on how to do it.