So you are probably wondering “Can I Watch Netflix in Italy?” and you have ended up here. Well good news for you – yes you can watch Netflix in Italy if you use the following little workaround.
Since Netflix is not available in Italy you have to “sneak” into the American version instead. Although Netflix has launched in Canada and Latin American as well the content is nowhere near as good as the content in the US version.
In order to determine your location Netflix will take a look at your IP address. This is a dead give away of your location in Italy and hence you need to disguise it. You do this by connecting to a Virtual Private Network also known as a VPN. Basically the VPN server located in the US will act as a middleman between you and Netflix and it will look like you are located in the US. This will allow you to both sign up for Netflix and stream movies whole located in Italy.
The actual setup is pretty simple and anyone can do it. However, I had to do quite a bit more research than I liked in order to find a VPN provider that could handle the bandwidth needed for streaming video. I ended up with Hide My Ass VPN that proved to be just the right choice. I think the fact that they have created an app for setting up the connection makes it much easier. The app works on both Mac and PC and you can test out what server in the US will give you the best speeds.
After signing up to Hide My Ass simply install the app, select a server in the US from the list and click select. Now you can go to Netflix and sign up and after that stream away. Don’t forget to connect to VPN every time you want to stream or your true location will be detected.
That is all there is to it so if you are looking for a way to watch Netflix in Italy then this is the way.
There is an Italian version of a similar tutorial here: Netflix Italia