How to watch US Netflix abroad
How to watch US Netflix abroad

If you live in India and you still want to keep up-to-date with your favourite shows on Netflix USA, you’re in luck for landing on this article. Netflix USA has around 3,000 more shows available to stream on-demand than its European sibling, so it’s understandable that you will want to try and maintain access to your Netflix USA account for your everyday entertainment. The number of streaming subscribers to Netflix USA is climbing by the month, too. Statista’s latest figures show that 58.46 million in the U.S. subscribed to Netflix in Q3 2018 – almost half of the platform’s global customer base.

Ultimately, the simplest and most cost-effective way to watch Netflix USA from outside the United States is to sign up to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) provider.  This allows you to change your IP address from one located in India to one in the United States, to make it appear that you are accessing your Netflix USA account domestically. Netflix USA is available exclusively to US-based viewers, so a VPN is your only way of sneaking in and catching up on hit shows such as The Walking Dead.

If you have never used a VPN service before, this article is designed to recommend some of the best-value and user-friendly VPNs to help you watch Netflix USA throughout India.


ExpressVPN is widely regarded as one of the best all-round VPNs in India. It is also revered as the best VPN for Saudi Arabia based users, helping to circumvent blockages by the Saudi government of illegal content. It is very easy to sign up, log in and start using the service. It also has the best reputation in terms of speed and connectivity, with its custom-built servers creating the ideal platform for on-demand streaming for users. It has a three-button interface, allowing you to choose a location to cloak your IP address with. It is best to use the United States’ San Francisco server as this is the one best optimized for Netflix and all other on-demand streaming.


For just $12 a month, you may also consider signing up to NordVPN. Its US-based servers are optimized for Netflix USA and there are bespoke NordVPN apps designed for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Apple TV and iPads. If you want to take advantage of NordVPN’s free three-day trial, you can do so without having to input any of your debit or credit card data. NordVPN boasts several ‘advanced’ features to make it harder for services such as Netflix to determine your true location.


Although its user interface now appears a little dated compared with ExpressVPN and NordVPN, StrongVPN is still a solid choice for watching Netflix USA in India. Better still, it costs just $10 a month and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee if you don’t get along with the software. It has apps built specifically for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Linux devices and has 24/7 customer support should you need it.


Finally, VyprVPN is another VPN service worth noting; not least because it is the brainchild of a man who confesses to using VPNs to ‘geo-hop’ the Netflix USA service. In terms of general performance and connection speed, VyprVPN is up there with the best of them. It also has a ‘Premium’ service, allowing up to five simultaneous connections to be made to its US-based servers; ideal for growing families.

Thanks to these VPN options, you can binge-watch your favourite Netflix USA shows to your heart’s content. With apps designed for a host of operating systems, you’ll be able to use the above VPNs to watch Netflix on any device from video game consoles to Apple TVs, FireSticks and iPads.

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