It is getting harder and harder to stream Netflix with the use of a VPN due to the fierce ongoing battle between the powerful entertainment company and VPN providers. That is why we have taken it upon ourselves to regularly test popular VPN services and report back whether they still work with Netflix, so you do not have to waste your time or money on services that cannot satisfy your streaming needs. Here is our latest update on the ExpressVPN vs. Netflix battle.
ExpressVPN Netflix Check
ExpressVPN is one of the mightiest VPN services on the market, so we were not that surprised to see that it still allows its customers from around the world to stream US Netflix in spite of Netflix’s best efforts. Although there are some speculations, it is quite unclear how this service manages to continue unblocking Netflix long after so many of its competitors have given up the fight. However, it is probably for the best, as the information would soon reach the folks at Netflix and fans around the globe would be left without one of their last streaming options.
Since Netflix and major VPN providers are waging an all-out war on a daily basis, servers that work today might be blocked tomorrow, but ExpressVPN will never be short on new servers to cover the loses. During our tests, ExpressVPN was able to grant us access to Netflix US, CA, JP, DE, UK, FR, and IT without any problems.
Proud of its achievement, ExpressVPN boldly states that it allows you to watch US Netflix on any device (laptop, desktop, smartphone, tablet, and AppleTV) from any location and even offers advice on how to achieve the maximum streaming pleasure. It advises you to use the speed testing option available with ExpressVPN Windows, Mac, and Android apps and find the fastest US server. It further informs you about Netflix’s speed recommendations, which range from 500 kbps for minimum quality to 25,000 kbps for ultra HD quality of 1,080p or more. In our experience, if you want to stream without any glitches, you should not go with servers that offer speeds lower than the medium recommended speed of 3,000 kbps.
Another word of advice – do not believe everything you read on the websites of VPN providers. Many of them still claim to be able to help you stream Netflix while, unfortunately, they have stopped offering this option a while ago. Luckily, this is not the case with ExpressVPN, at least not for now, so enjoy it while it lasts.