Netflix is one of the most widely known movie and show streaming services out there. With an insane catalog, cheap payment plan and accessible anywhere in the US (Or by having a US IP Address), it’s clear that Netflix leads the competition in online streaming.
Why is it blocked?
Teachers are aware that students tend to check out this website frequently, even when they are in class or on school campus. So what comes to their mind to keep their students focused and active? Block it from all school servers.
If you currently go to school, you will probably find out this website, as well as a bunch of other popular ones, like YouTube and Facebook, are blocked to prevent distractions. Bummer, right? Well we are going to teach you how to unblock Netflix at school for free. It’s simple and can be done without much hassle.
How to unblock school websites
Using a VPN
The best way to on how to unblock Netflix at school, as well as other websites, would be through a VPN – A Virtual Private Network. This allows you to change your IP address to another server, meaning you are not using your school’s servers to access online material. By doing this you will be able to look up whatever websites you’d like and not have to deal with the constant pain of finding blocked sites.
Now students have to deal with the consequence of not having a budget to pay for VPNs (Oh trust me, I know), but there are free versions out there, as well as trials and – if you are able to spend a little bit each month – some offer low budget plans. Keep in mind however, if you want to stream videos you are going to need a high bandwidth VPN, so you have a decent connection and can stream without any problems.
A free VPN I used to use is Hotspot Shield, which ran at over 100kbps and was decent enough to stream movies or download anything I needed, so you might want to try that one out.
Another way you can go about unblocking websites is to look for an unblock service that works with DNS – your Domain Name System – like Unlocator or Smart DNS Proxy. These are cheap alternatives to VPNs that can unblock sites just like VPNs do, but without any software needing to be installed. They work on any devices and tend to be faster as well!
This service changes your IP just like a VPN, but only for sites you’ve chosen. There is no data encryption and with some services you can try it out for free to see if you would like to pay for it! Unlocator, for example, provides you with a 7 day trial to see if you enjoy using it or not.
If you don’t want to use those, or prefer something completely free, then the use of proxy would be another option for you! This will hide your IP in a way that’s similar to using a VPN. It also doesn’t include data encryption (Which VPNs do include) and only changes the IP for one specific website at a time. All you have to do is look up some free web proxies and there you go!
Keep in mind this method might not be as quick as the others due to heavy traffic!
Conclusion – Is that all there is to it?
Pretty much, yeah! That’s how to unblock Netflix at school without much problems. You can try any of the three methods and see which one works out best for you. I would recommend using a HideMyAss VPN as it’s probably the quickest and most efficient way, but if don’t have much of a budget, SmartDNS or the use of proxy will be the way to go – as they all have the same solution for your problem!
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