Buffered VPN not working with Netflix

Buffered not working with Netflix? Are you seeing the ‘You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy’ error message? Sadly, it means your VPN has been blacklisted by Netflix. Here we show you how to get around the Netflix Proxy Error.

See also: How to bypass the Netflix Proxy block? 

Why am I seeing the Netflix Proxy Error?

Netflix is one of the few online streaming services that lets users connect from whichever country they’re in. This allows a UK customer to continue to watch Netflix when they’re on holiday in America, for example.

The only difference users will experience when streaming Netflix from another country experience is a change of libraries. This is because Netflix has different libraries for each of the 190 countries it operates in. With some countries, like the US, having bigger libraries than smaller territories.

This has allowed VPN users to successfully spoof their location to a server inside the US and enjoy a bigger library than they would have in their home country.

Netflix’s response has been to block connections that it detects are coming from VPNs. Which is why you’re seeing the ‘You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy’ error message.

See also: BBC iPlayer not working? Here’s how to fix that!

Buffered VPN not working with Netflix: How to fix that!

The easiest way to fix this is to use a VPN that fights back.

We’ve listed our three favourites below. FYI: I use PureVPN and I’ve been really impressed with the service and ease of use.

1. PureVPN

PureVPN boasts excellent apps (Windows, Mac, iOS and Android) that let users select the best server based on the purpose they want to use the VPN for. For this scenario, users would select Steaming US Netflix, and PureVPN will automatically connect you to a server that’s not blacklisted by Netflix.

Get PureVPN (£3.15/month).

2. ExpressVPN

This is another great VPN to watch US Netflix with. Express VPN engages in a full-time game of Cat and Mouse with Netflix. Opening new servers and IP addresses when old ones get blocked by Netflix.

What we like about ExpressVPN is the rapid 24/7 Live Chat service is offers. Customers are advised to use this when they need to find a US Server that is working with Netflix.

Get ExpressVPN (£4.70/month)

3. NordVPN

NordVPN is another established an excellent VPN provider. It’s also one of the best at bypassing the Netflix VPN ban. It works in the same way at ExpressVPN, the only difference is that it uses a chatbot to let users know which servers are working with US Netflix. All customers need to do is click on the Support chat icon and navigate to the ‘How to securely watch Netflix with NordVPN’ option. Here you will see a list of the servers that work with Netflix.

Get NordVPN (£2.32/month)

Read next: How to watch BBC iPlayer abroad.

David Court
David is a professional journalist. He's been reviewing lifestyle and technology products since 2007. His CV boasts a series of high-profile websites that he's previously edited and managed. These sites include PCAdvisor.co.uk, TechAdvisor.co.uk, PCPro.co.uk, Alphr.com and ExpertReviews.co.uk. Reviewsfire.com is his new project.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here