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The service itself is available outside the country. In fact, it’s quite safe to say Netflix is available worldwide – except China, North Korea, Syria, and Crimea at the moment.
However, the problem isn’t with the service specifically, but with the way Netflix’s content libraries work. You see, if you’re from a country like Poland, for example, you won’t be able to access a Netflix library that’s specific to another country (the US in this case).
Why? Because Netflix uses geo-blocks (restrictions based on your geographical location) to make sure only online users in the US can access the US library. And that’s a huge shame since the US Netflix library has arguably the best content, and you’re basically already paying for the service.
Netflix primarily uses geo-blocks because of the legal aspect of licensing content. Basically, every country has different laws regarding that, and Netflix has to go through each individual content licensing process if they’d want to stream US content worldwide. That can often mean having to put up with unfair regulations, and expensive fees and taxes.
In certain situations, Netflix might even be prevented by copyright regulations from streaming US-only content in other countries. And there’s not really much they can do about that, as they only own the rights to stream the content – they don’t own the content themselves unless it’s made by them (at most, that includes shows or seasons commissioned by Netflix).
Even if we leave the legal aspect aside for a moment, Netflix could still claim there isn’t enough demand in various countries for them to make the US-only content available there. As weird as it sounds, it’s the kind of excuse corporations can fall back on.
Still, despite Netflix’s situation being understandable, that still doesn’t make it okay for you to be stuck dealing with content restrictions just because you’re from the “wrong” country, and because governments and large corporations like to bicker over regulations and laws.
Since Netflix uses geo-restrictions, it’s pretty clear you need to find a way to hide your geographical location on the Internet to bypass them.
That’s true, but there’s actually a better way – using a Smart DNS service to mask your real DNS address. In case you’re not familiar with that term, it stands for Domain Name System, and it’s responsible for translating web domains (like netflix.com) into IP addresses, and the other way around.
Smart DNS services do a similar thing like VPNs – they hide your geo-location. However, a Smart DNS doesn’t mask your IP address. Instead, it hides your DNS address by replacing it with the address of a dedicated DNS server that will make Netflix’s platform think you are connecting to it from the US.
Besides that, a Smart DNS will also intercept your connection request to Netflix’s website, and replace any info that is linked to your geographical location from said request with new data that points to a location in the US. That all happens instantaneously, of course.
One of the reasons many people like to use Smart DNS services is the lack of encryption. Because of that, you can basically unblock geo-restricted content while enjoying your original ISP speeds.