We rarely come across a VPN service that is as impressive as ProtonVPN. Its list of strong points goes on forever, including blazing speeds, unlimited bandwidth, strong AES-256 encryption, Tor support, P2P support, Perfect Forward Secrecy, improved privacy and security with Secure Core network and traffic routed through multiple secure servers, a built-in kill switch, custom connection profiles, DNS leak protection, and up to 10 simultaneous connections. It also offers an excellent free version with no bandwidth limitations. It is a VPN that has it all, except for a vast server network, but even with 112 servers in only 14 world countries, it is still one of the most magnificently crafted VPN services that we have encountered so far.
It was launched in June 2017, long after Netflix had declared its war against VPNs and Smart DNS services and made many VPN providers give up on further attempts to unblock this streaming service for its users. We were curious to find out whether ProtonVPN service may give new hope to VPN users worldwide who are running out of ways to stream US Netflix via a VPN.
The Hope Is Gone
In the past months, there have been some rumors that certain ProtonVPN servers still work with Netflix. The people spreading these rumors were careful enough not to disclose any concrete information, which would make Netflix’s job much easier. However, in spite of these precautions, it seems that Netflix still caught wind of the rumors. During our tests, we were unable to stream US Netflix using ProtonVPN. We tried numerous times, but none of the servers worked. On one occasion, we managed to access the library, but streaming was not an option.
We are sad to say that it seems that ProtonVPN is unable to bypass Netflix geo-blocks, at least at this point. This is hardly surprising since the greatest majority of VPNs currently on the market are experiencing the same issues. Thus, we still consider ProtonVPN to be a top-notch VPN service, but we cannot recommend it to users for whom no Netflix is a deal-breaker.