Hola is a popular VPN (Virtual Private Network) that advertises itself as free. Many people around the world used to use it to access NETFLIX US from outside the country. But many users have seen a change in ability recently due to NETFLIX’s new policy against VPN providers.
Normally, NETFLIX enforces web restrictions based simply on geography. US NETFLIX users can only access the US library. Same in the UK. Same in Ireland. Same around the world. But subscribers all around the world would use Hola or other popular VPNs to bypass this security.
NETFLIX cracked down with a new security function that lets them detect IP addresses being used by multiple users. Since HOLA FREE routes users through a peer-to-peer service, with multiple people using the same IP, many people encounter this message when trying to use NETFLIX US:
“You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy. Please turn off any of these services and try again. For more help, visit netflix.com/proxy.”
The HOLA NETFLIX Proxy Error has caused frustration from all around the world. NETFLIX doesn’t care. CEO Reed Hastings called those complaining ‘a small but quite vocal crowd’ and ‘inconsequential.’
WHAT DO I DO NOW THAT HOLA VPN DOESN’T WORK WITH NETFLIX US?
You can give up and go back to your normal NETFLIX library. Of course, you won’t be able to access great NETFLIX US titles like Captain America: Civil War and Alice Through the Looking Glass, but you won’t have to read the rest of this article.
If you want to fix the problem, there is hope. To further understand why HOLA no longer works, you must understand how a VPN works.
VPNs assign your device to a new IP address in a different country. This can be any country that your selected service provides, including the USA. When you connect to a VPN, the VPN service routes your IP through their servers and grounds it so your device thinks you’re in that country of the server that you picked. This lets you use any website only available in that country. Like NETFLIX US.
WHAT’S THE BEST ALTERNATIVE TO HOLA VPN FOR NETFLIX/EVERYTHING?
Your best option to continue using NETFLIX US is TorGuard (TorGuard Review). Now that HOLA VPN no longer works, this easy to use VPN will be an easy transition. Many people like HOLA because it’s easy to use. TorGuard has the same types of features, including a 24/7 customer service chat in case you have any questions.
The reason this service works still is due to their dedicated IPs. Unlike HOLA, TorGuard has an option to purchase your own IP address so that no other users will also be using it. This lets you get by NETFLIX’s security to watch your favorite US TV shows.
HOW TO SET-UP YOUR CHOSEN VPN TO WATCH NETFLIX US
Like I said, many people like HOLA because of how easy to use it is. Thankfully, TorGuard and other good VPNs have free apps that let you use your VPN on your phone or computer. This allows you to watch NETFLIX US on the go or in the office.
If you want the great experience of watching NETFLIX US on your TV using a game console, Roku, Smart TV, or any similar device, follow the directions below!
To start, click here to start the process of purchasing a TorGuard subscription. For first time users, we recommend the 6-month plan. It’s cheap and easy to stop. After that, make sure to select a dedicated IP to purchase. This is important for using NETFLIX US.
After that, if you have a non-phone/computer device, you’ll need a VPN enable router. This is important to enjoy NETFLIX US on your TV. The TP-Link one works well with TorGuard’s free VPN router tool!
Install the above tools, enabling your router for VPN use.
Enjoy NETFLIX US from anywhere in the world!
For instructions on specific devices like XBOX, Playstation and Amazon Fire, see this article.
If TorGuard isn’t a good fit for you, be aware that the below VPNs NO LONGER WORK with NETFLIX US. They are like HOLA VPN and do not work with the new security.
VPNs No Longer Working with Netflix (tested and verified):
- NordVPN (NordVPN Review)
- ExpressVPN (ExpressVPN Review)
- Private Internet Access (Private Internet Access Review)
- IPVanish (IPVanish Review)
- BlackVPN (BlackVPN Review)
- HideMyAss (HideMyAss Review)
SUMMARY OF HOW TO USE NETFLIX US OUTSIDE THE US
-Subscribe to a VPN (TorGuard Review)
-Install the app or router tool
-Watch NETFLIX US!