Have you encountered the proxy error message on Netflix? You’re not the only one, but don’t worry, there is a solution.
Since Netflix implemented its overseas VPN ban (thus preventing its users from accessing its content catalog for the United States, UK, Canada, and other countries), virtual private network (VPN) providers and users have been struggling to find a remedy. Ethic hacking specialists have been monitoring the performance of dozens of VPN services to see which ones are running on Netflix.
When connected to most VPN, Netflix displays the following message, accompanied by the error code m7111-1331-5059:
“Wow, something went wrong; streaming error. It seems that you are using an anti-blocker or a proxy. Turn off any of these services and try again”.
The dispute between Netflix, customers and VPN vendors continues and viable alternatives remain constantly changing. VPN vendors are in constant fight against Netflix VPN ban surveillance. A server that works today can be blocked tomorrow, while new servers are constantly being added.
That being said, specialists in ethical hacking integrated a list of VPN vendors that offer some means to bypass the Netflix proxy error message. Many of them need to contact customer service for a solution. Some only work in web browsers, and not with the native Netflix app.
Most people preferred choice. Navigation is fast and stable, and each subscription includes one-month money-back guarantee. ExpressVPN actually avoids the ban on Netflix in a couple of server locations. ExpressVPN is one of the few vendors working with Netflix app for iOS and Android. The disadvantage is that it is the most expensive service among its competitors.
The NordVPN service does not require any special configuration on the costumer’s side. In the tests performed on this service, even the servers that say they work with Netflix in the app could be blocked. NordVPN users can find out which servers are running on Netflix on the Customer Care page of this service. NordVPN is also available in IOS and Android apps.
Cyberghost changed owners and, since then, has intensified its operations with an avalanche of new servers and locations. Among them is a Netflix streaming feature that you can select from the streaming menu in the app. This service was tested both in desktops and mobile devices and the results were satisfactory, its only flaw is that it does not work to unlock other streaming sites.
Despite having a smaller server network, PrivateVPN is perfectly functional to unlock the Netflix catalog in the US, both on mobile platforms and on the desktop site. Not all servers worked all the time, but the company maintains a list of functional servers. PrivateVPN achieved satisfactory results in speed testing, which means you can continue to enjoy the Netflix catalog in HD. On the other hand, its support service is not active 24/7, which can be a little uncomfortable for users.
PureVPN recently added Netflix unlock features to its desktop applications. This service also has live customer support on its website if any problems arise. The browsing speed is good and should be fast enough for HD streaming without buffered storage. PureVPN also works for BBC IPlayer and Amazon Prime Video.
With the exception of two cases, all StrongVPN servers managed to bypass the Netflix proxy error. This is a particularly good choice for Netflix customers in China; you can also access Holland and UK Netflix.
After a long inactivity period, the fastest VPN on the market finally re-unblocks access to Netflix abroad, both in the mobile app and on the desktop website. Not all servers will work, but you can easily send a message to the new IPVanish live chat support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to identify an available server.
VyprVPN now works with Netflix US again after a brief outage. When performing the corresponding tests, experts in ethical hacking found that, although not all servers respond, some are functional for the mobile app and desktop computers.
SaferVPN recently added a functional server with Netflix US to its locations list. When connected to this server, SaferVPN unlocks Netflix in the web browser. In performed tests, SaferVPN was unable to unlock the Netflix mobile app. If you only use Netflix in Chrome or Firefox, SaferVPN is a good option thanks to its extremely fast navigation speed.
HideMyAss recently added a server for users who want to unlock Netflix US. Experts in ethical hacking from the International Institute of Cyber Security tested it and could confirm that it works both in the desktop browser as Netflix app for Android and iOS, the biggest drawback of HideMyAss is the speed of browsing, which turns out to be extremely slow.
Ivacy unlocks Netflix US in both the web browser and the mobile app. However, not all servers work, so you must contact live customer service to consult the active server at the time of your connection.
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Working as a cyber security solutions architect, Alisa focuses on application and network security. Before joining us she held a cyber security researcher positions within a variety of cyber security start-ups. She also experience in different industry domains like finance, healthcare and consumer products.