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If Netflix has stopped working with NordVPN, the IP address NordVPN has given you has been identified and blocked by Netflix.

Don’t panic, there’s a number of fixes you can try.

To resolve Netflix not working with NordVPN go through these fixes one by one and you’ll be watching Netflix with a VPN again in no time.

If you want to find out why this is happening and how you can prevent it from happening again in the future, read on to the end of the article.

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Netflix not working with NordVPN: Fixes

  1. Delete your Cookies

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    The most common reason Netflix will block your connection via NordVPN is because your browser or apps, cookies and stored cache have created a bit of a mismatch.

    Go into your browser or device’s setting and try clearing your cookies and cache.

    On Chrome you can do this by clicking on the hamburger menu > Settings > then type “clear browsing data” in the search box.

  2. Change to a different server

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    The next best thing you can do is try a different NordVPN server.

    Netflix may have identified and blocked the IP address NordVPN has given you.

    Changing to a different server will give you a different IP address and if that one hasn’t been blocked by Netflix, NordVPN will work again.

  3. Change to a better VPN

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    If deleting your Cookies and changing to a different server doesn’t resolve the problem, Netflix has managed to block all of NordVPNs IP addresses.

    This has happened because NordVPN is no longer staying ahead of Netflix’s VPN blocking techniques.

    To resolve this you need to change to a VPN that is winning that battle. We recommend ExpressVPN ($6.66/month) or Ivacy ($1.33/month).

Why has Netflix blocked NordVPN?

The reason Netflix tries to block NordVPN from connecting to its service is because it could result in Netflix breaching the copyright and licensing agreements it has with its content partners.

Netflix’s content agreements are location-based. It might have the rights to broadcast content in the US but it might no have those same rights in the UK or anywhere else in the world.

Because NordVPN allows you to watch any Netflix library anywhere in the world, Netflix blocks NordVPN IP addresses from connecting to its service.

These blocks are why NordVPN has suddenly stopped working with Netflix.

How does Netflix block ExpressVPN?

Netflix blocks NordVPN, using three main techniques:

  1. The most common technique is all to do with the IP addresses ExpressVPN can provide. ExpressVPN has more customers than IP addresses, and this results in customers having to share IPs. Netflix monitors for an abnormal amount (more than a standard household) of connections coming from the same IP address. When it sees hundreds or thousands of connections coming from the same IP, it knows that this is an ExpressVPN IP address, and it blocks it. 
  2. Netflix monitors for IP, DNS and WebRTC leaks that can tip the service off you are using a VPN.
  3. Netflix teams up with GeoIP databases like Maxmind to identify IP addresses. If the IP address your VPN provides is on one of these databases, Netflix will be able to find out where in the world you are connecting to the internet from and it will block you.
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Does Netflix still work with VPNs?

Yes, Netflix still works with VPNs. However, you need a VPN that is still compatible with Netflix. We recommend ExpressVPN ($6.66/month) or Ivacy ($1.33/month).

Both of these VPNs have fast, reliable IP addresses and most importantly they have measures in place to stay ahead of Netflix’s VPN blocking techniques.

When Netflix blocks an IP address provided by ExpressVPN ($6.66/month) or Ivacy ($1.33/month) these VPNs will close that IP address and open a new one.

This simple process will allow you to watch Netflix reliably anywhere in the world. And it will prevent you from running into the same issues you have with NordVPN.

The best VPNs to watch Netflix

1. Ivacy

A great VPN for a great price.

Pro

  • 5-simultaneous connections
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Fast servers
  • Thousands of IP addresses
  • Live chat support
  • Affordable

Con

  • Only 5 simultaneous devices at a time

Price

  • $1.16/month for 5-years
  • $3.50/month for 1-year
  • $9.99/month for 1 month
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Ivacy can do almost everything NordVPN can, at a great price. The only areas where it’s worse than Nord is its servers are a little bit slower, and it can only be used on 5 devices simultaneously. Other than these two features Ivacy is a very effective VPN that will not only unblock ITV Hub when abroad but Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu and more.

Ivacy has a unique user interface. Instead of selecting a country where you want a spoof IP address, you need to select a specific server for the streaming service you’re trying to connect to. This isn’t anything to get worried, about it simply means Ivacy is providing you with an IP address that it knows will work with the streaming service you want.

Using Ivacy I was easily able to watch all my favourite streaming services anywhere in the world.

2. ExpressVPN

One of the most reliable VPNs on the market

Pros

  • Fast servers
  • Thousands of IP addresses
  • 10-simultaneous connections
  • 24/7 Live Chat
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Easy-to-use app

Price

  • $6.66/month for 15 months
  • $9.99/month for 6 months
  • $12.95/month for 1 month

Cons

  • Most expensive VPN on the list

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ExpressVPN is an incredibly secure and fast VPN. It’s also very popular, however, it’s expensive. It can do everything Nord and Ivacy can, but prepare to cough up a little bit extra for this VPN.

It allows for an impressive 10 simultaneous connections, it has thousands of IP addresses and it has fast servers all over the world.

It uses the popular OpenVPN and IKEv2 protocols that are fast and secure, but not quite as reliable as Nord’s NordLynx protocol.

If you can afford it, you won’t be disappointed with ExpressVPN, it’s app is simple to use, its available on nearly all devices and it has a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind.

3. Private Internet Access

A great VPN for a great price.

Pros

  • Fast and reliable servers
  • 35,000+ servers
  • 10-simultaneous connections
  • 24/7 Live Chat
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Price

  • $2.19/month for 3-years
  • $3.33/month for 1-year
  • $11.95/month for 1-month

Cons

  • Slower in less popular countries
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Private Internet Access boasts the largest amount of IP addresses on this list. With over 35,000 servers worldwide, the chance of you sharing an IP address with other customers is very small. With that said, the majority of these servers are based in more popular regions like the US and the UK and you may struggle to get a good connection if you’re trying to stream websites from less popular countries.

PIA allows for 10-simultaneous connections, its servers in popular regions are fast and its very secure. You’ll have no issues streaming Netflix, Hulu, ITV, BBC, HBO, Disney+ or any streaming sites with this VPN.

AS is common in the industry PIA also supports live chat functionality for issues you may have, and if you change your mind there’s a 30-day money-back guarantee.

4. CyberGhost

Try before you buy with CyberGhost’s 1-day free trial

Pros

  • Thousands of IP addresses
  • 7-simultaneous connections
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Easy-to-use app

Price

  • $2.75/month for 3 years
  • $3.69/month for 2 years
  • $5.99/month for 6 months
  • $12.99/month for 1 month

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Average speed scores
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In terms of popularity, CyberGhost is right in the middle. It’s not a popular VPN but it’s not an unknown secret either. Usually, popularity correlates with performance and this remains true with CyberGhost.

There’s nothing unique about CyberGhost, other than its 1-day free trial which is handy. Its speeds are okay, but not the best and it allows for 7 simultaneous connections.

CyberGhost is designed with security in mind rather than being able to use streaming services outside their broadcast zone. If you’re looking for an anonymous internet connection you can’t beat CyberGhost but it may struggle with some streaming sites.