How to get a U.S. IP address
The best way to get a U.S. IP address is to use a VPN. Why? Connecting to the internet with a VPN enables you to change your IP address quickly and easily. Read on to see how it works.
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Use a VPN to get a U.S. IP address
A VPN reroutes your internet traffic through a VPN server in a country of your choice—like the U.S.—so apps and websites will think you are located in the United States.
With ultra-fast VPN servers in U.S. locations like New York, New Jersey, Chicago, and Los Angeles, ExpressVPN makes it easy to get a U.S. IP address in these locations and many more.
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What is a U.S. IP address?
An IP address is a unique number that identifies your device when you’re online. A U.S. IP address is one assigned to a server in the United States of America.
Because your IP address is associated with your location and your internet service provider (ISP), changing your IP address with a VPN gives you more control over what apps and websites know about you, and makes you more anonymous online.
Use ExpressVPN’s IP address checker to find out what apps and websites can learn about you from your IP address.
Why use ExpressVPN?
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Why get a U.S. IP address?
A U.S. IP address allows you to browse the internet as if you were in the United States. This is useful for accessing websites that use geoblocking to restrict their content to certain regions.
If your VPN doesn’t have servers in the U.S., or isn’t optimized for maximum compatibility, you may lose access to these services whenever you connect. But a premium VPN like ExpressVPN is engineered to protect your privacy and security no matter what you’re doing online, whether you’re scrolling news sites, watching live sports on ESPN, or streaming in HD from platforms like Netflix, Hulu, or HBO.
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An ExpressVPN subscription includes software solutions for every device in your home, including gaming consoles like PlayStation and Xbox and smart TV systems like Apple TV, Amazon TV Fire Stick, and Samsung Smart TV. Get a USA VPN APK for your Android devices, or download ExpressVPN for iOS. You can even get a USA VPN extension for Chrome.
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FAQ: Getting a U.S. IP address
Is it safe to use a VPN to get a U.S. IP address?
Yes! Using a VPN is not only a safe way to get a U.S. IP address, it’s also the safest way to be online in any situation.
Using a VPN shields your online activity from your ISP, Wi-Fi operators, governments, and other third parties. This can reduce the amount of targeted advertising you receive and prevent others from profiting from your browsing history.
Can I get a U.S. IP address from a specific city?
You can. ExpressVPN has server locations in cities all over the U.S. including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, and more. Just select your preferred city from the dropdown menu when connecting to ExpressVPN.
Is it legal to use a VPN to get a U.S. IP address?
Yes. Individuals and companies around the world use VPNs to protect their private information and online activity.
Can I get a U.S. IP address without a VPN?
You can use a proxy, but it’s not recommended. Unlike a VPN, most proxy services you’ll find are pretty slow and don’t offer any privacy or security benefits.
So-called “free proxy services” are especially dangerous, as many will find ways to monetize your data, like selling it to third parties. A premium VPN is the best way to change your IP address.
Can I get a U.S. IP address on my phone?
Can I watch American Netflix with a U.S. IP address?
Yes. With a U.S. IP address you can securely access American Netflix from anywhere—even public Wi-Fi and blocked networks at school or the office. ExpressVPN works seamlessly with Netflix, so you can enjoy all the privacy and security of a VPN, even while streaming.
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ExpressVPN users can connect to server locations in 94 countries and counting. You can access any of these VPN server locations from the United States, or anywhere else in the world.
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