Netflix has finally arrived in Pakistan but unfortunately it is severely lacking in the content it offers. This leaves residents and visitors to the country without much of a choice of high quality content. The local version does not offer the choice of content that is available in the United States, which leaves people wondering how to watch American (US) Netflix in Pakistan?
Americans have access to thousands of movies and TV shows, while this number is greatly reduced outside of the states. Thankfully, there are ways to get around the limitation and we are going to explain to you how you can do it with a VPN.
Use a VPN to beat limitations
A VPN aka Virtual Private Network provides a way to get around the content limitations imposed by your devices IP address.
The IP address is what determines whether you can access the United States version of the streaming platform. Countries have their own range of IP addresses so when you log in to the platform it picks up your devices address and knows your location. In this case, you are sent to the version offered locally in Pakistan.
To get around this you can use a VPN to connect to a server in the USA to change your IP address to make the site believe you are located in America, which means full access to all content. This can be very useful, not only for Netflix, but also if you’re blocked from streaming ABC or watching The CW outside of the US.
One provider we highly recommend is ExpressVPN.
How to watch American (US) Netflix in Pakistan
Follow the five simple steps below to be able to watch unrestricted content from the US library.
- Choose your VPN provider
- Sign up for a plan
- Download and install apps
- Launch the app
- Choose a server and connect.
Now we will guide you through the steps in more detail.
Step 1 – Which VPN Provider and plan?
The first step to access all of the content offered on the streaming platform in the United States is to choose a VPN provider and take out a plan.
ExpressVPN is a favourite of ours as it provides access to many servers in the United States along with thousands more around the globe.
While ExpressVPN may not be the cheapest VPN provider, they do offer excellent value for money and they are among the few providers that offer servers that can overcome the content restrictions and unblock American Netflix in Pakistan.
This is no mean feat as the streaming platform does try to block servers. Thankfully, the provider still has servers that can get around the blocks. If in any doubt about which servers are more effective at unblocking the streaming platform ExpressVPNs customer support will be happy to provide guidance.
If going with ExpressVPN you might want to consider a yearly subscription instead of paying monthly. You save 49%, and the provider gives you a total of 15-months, so you get three months free.
Step 2 – Choose apps, download and install
The second step is to choose the apps to install onto your devices, download them and install them.
ExpressVPN offer a range of apps for many different devices. So whether you want to stream on your computer, on your SmartTV, Xbox One or Android device, they have it covered.
You can download as many apps as you want to the devices you stream on and up to five family members can enjoy the plan at the same time. Downloads can be found on the providers website for various devices.
Once downloaded go ahead and install them and then you are ready to go onto the final step, choosing the server.
Step 3 – Launch and choose a server
The answer to the question how can I watch American (US) Netflix in Pakistan is all down to connecting to a server from the US. So, go ahead and launch the app on your device and a dashboard will open up, as seen in the screenshot below.
This is the Windows version of the app and we have highlighted how easy it is to make the connection to a US server.
When you have chosen a server and pressed the connect button you are good to go and you should be in a position to gain access to the entire catalogue of content.
To test this out you can now open the app or visit the website and be amazed at the huge amount of content that is accessible.
You started reading this guide wondering how to gain access to the entire content of the US version of the streaming platform and now you have the answer.
Is it possible to watch US Netflix in Pakistan? Yes, it most certainly is and ExpressVPN make it extremely easy for you to do so.
Of course, a Virtual Network Provider does not just provide a way to overcome restrictions. You can also benefit from the additional security it offers thanks to encrypted data and you can browse the internet anonymously, so not even your ISP knows what you are doing.
Alison has joined the team in the early stage because she wanted to share with us the experience she had while using VPNs over the last few years. As she’s travelled a lot, she tested many VPNs and wanted to share this with you. Alison cares about staying anonymous and not leaving any footprints on the internet. Therefore, you won’t have the chance to see her face ;).