Why you shouldn't use a proxy to watch Netflix!

Of all the ways to watch Netflix*, using a proxy server is one of the slowest, least secure, least reliable, and least convenient options.

Proxies don't protect your privacy and they don't offer dedicated support. Most users prefer using a VPN to watch Netflix.

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Proxy: A slower way to watch Netflix

Random proxy servers you might find on the Internet are often burdened by high server usage, which causes your traffic to move too slowly for streaming video on Netflix.

A premium VPN like ExpressVPN runs on a constantly optimized network, giving you blazing speeds perfect for Netflix or other streaming video content.

A proxy server is a slower way to watch Netflix

Proxy: A less secure way to watch Netflix

Although they do hide your IP address, proxy servers offer little to no security benefits, and often spam your connection with targeted ads. When a product is free, YOU are the product!

A solid VPN like ExpressVPN secures all of your Internet traffic with 256-bit encryption, doesn't keep logs, and prevents third parties from intercepting your data.

A proxy server is a less secure way to watch Netflix

Proxy: A less reliable way to watch Netflix

Because most proxy servers aren't well maintained, they're prone to interrupted connections. When that happens, you'll be on your own.

ExpressVPN offers dedicated, 24/7 support. Connection issues are rare, but when they happen, you can speak to a real person in minutes.

A proxy server is a less reliable way to watch Netflix

Proxy: A less convenient way to watch Netflix

Most proxies only offer 1-2 server locations, which means there's not likely one close to you.

ExpressVPN has 136 server locations in 87 countries and counting, making it easy and fast to connect no matter where you are.

A proxy server is a less convenient way to watch Netflix

FAQ: Proxy servers and other ways to watch Netflix

What's the difference between a proxy and a VPN?

A proxy server is just someone else's computer between you and the rest of the Internet. Other sites see this computer's IP address instead of yours.

"Free" proxies are extremely dangerous because they force you to give up control of your Internet traffic to someone who likely has an ulterior motive for providing this "service". A 2015 test of over 20,000 proxy services found nearly all of them to inject some form of malware.

A VPN is a secure tunnel between you and the rest of the Internet. This also hides your IP address, but with the added benefits of military-grade encryption, a strict no-logging policy, native apps for all your devices, and a commitment to protect your privacy.

Read more about the dangers of free proxy servers.

How to Watch Netflix: Comparison Chart

VPN Proxy DNS Codes
Has reliable service
Won't hijack traffic
Hides your IP address
Encrypts your traffic
Easy to change locations
*ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and Netflix Terms of Use for more details.

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