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How To Watch The Vampire Diaries On Netflix Outside the US

One of the most convenient ways to watch our beloved show online has got to be Netflix. The streaming service makes every episode easily available, with a description so that you can remember exactly which ones you need to watch again and again and again.

Unfortunately for our readers outside the US, some or all of the seasons are unavailable on Netflix. Because of syndication rights, only the local networks have access to TVD, and just because they have the rights does not mean they use them. Chances are, they’ve shown the series once and rarely show repeats.

Alternatively, you don’t pay for expensive local networks, and instead spend your money more wisely on streaming services.

Either way, you’ll need to bypass the regional blocks in order to watch TVD on Netflix. The way to do this is by using a VPN.

But how do you go about using the a VPN to watch TVD? Here’s a quick guide of how to go about it.

Research VPN providers

Not all VPNs are created equal, and this is especially true when it comes to streaming content. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and the like have gotten very good at blocking VPNs. You need to do your research on what is the best VPN for Netflix. The major aspect you’ll be looking at is whether it gets past Netflix’s block. But also spend some time finding out about the security features. Web security is incredibly important, and you should be using a VPN regardless of whether you’re streaming content.

Pay or don’t pay

Unfortunately, VPNs cost money. They’re definitely worth it. After all, they’re guaranteeing your online safety, keeping you from malicious hackers and identity theft. Find out how much a VPN costs and decide which fits your budget best. $10 a month is affordable for most, but some come even cheaper.

We understand that not everyone has access to a credit card or way to pay online, especially if you’re still young. The good news is, there are some free VPN services that are relatively good. It’s not going to be easy finding one that gets through Netflix’s blocks. Also, they cap your bandwidth, and when you’re streaming, you’ll reach that cap fairly quickly.

Ideally, money is not an issue and you’ll pay what it takes for the best VPN out there. Otherwise, try a free VPN and see if it works. You’ve got nothing to lose.

Subscribe… monthly

When you sign up for a VPN service, they’ll generally give you monthly or annual packages. While annual packages are cheaper, it’s tough to say for sure that a VPN that gets past Netflix’s block now will still do so in the future. If you’ve already paid for a year’s subscription, this could be incredibly frustrating. That’s why a monthly subscription is the better option. After all, you don’t want to spend all that money only to be left with no way to watch TVD!

Ruthie

Ruthie took her passion for The Vampire Diaries books and started Vampire Diaries Online in February 2009. After 8 years online, she continues to engage with fellow TVD fans here and on Twitter, sharing in the love of The Vampire Diaries. #TVDForever


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