Our Netflix-friendly testing circuit continues with Unlocator, which used to be a pretty popular service commonly used to unlock numerous services and streaming platforms outside their country of origin.
Note that Unlocator is NOT a VPN but a DNS service. This is a common source of confusion among users, so we had to get it out of the way right off the bat. This distinction is very important since Unlocator doesn’t assign you a new IP address when you connect to the service.
Having said that, we’re interested in discovering whether Unlocator can give you access to the US version of Netflix. Keep reading this post to discover our testing results and the conclusions we were able to draw.
Unlocator Netflix Check
After a serious number of attempts, we were still unable to access Netflix content using Unlocator. We were “served” with a dreaded proxy error every single time.
Unlocator used to be able to “fly under the radar” when it comes to Netflix, but it was flagged back in July 2016 and remains blocked to this day. We were hoping something would change in the meantime, but our latest test proved the existing status quo. The company itself provided confirmation of this fact on numerous occasions too, so there’s no doubt about it.
According to our sources, Unlocator is constantly working on bypassing the standing block and enabling its users to access Netflix again, so we’ll make sure to keep you up-to-date if the team ever makes any significant progress in that regard.
Netflix is on a very long and merciless crusade against VPNs and the whole idea of unlocking geo-restricted content from different parts of the world. Unlocator was one of the “victims” that fell last year and the service hasn’t recovered still. On the other hand, Unlocator does allow you to unlock 217 different channels and services, so if you’re not exactly hell-bent on accessing Netflix at all cost, this VPN still has a lot to offer for the price. You can start your free 7-day trial anytime and see if Unlocator works for you.