You can also use a proxy or VPN to make it look like you come from a poor country, and you get the same ticket cheaper. I'm usually checking the price from Romania, Mexico, Thailand and Russia and get deals up to 30% cheaper.
On one flight from Frankfurt (Germany) to Toronto I saved 400 EUR booking through Mexico. Ironsocket is awesome.
You could probably torrent the dubbed episodes with a bit of hunting. If you can torrent them, you might be able to find the subtitle files independently. In German at least that's an option.
From a technical side though, my understanding is that Netflix blocks VPN access by blocking known IP blocks. It makes sense that it wouldn't be iron clad, they're just playing wack a mole. I did 30 seconds of digging and found an article talking about something called smart DNS proxies, with two suggestions... Ironsocket and ExpressVPN. I know nothing about either, but that might be a place to start if you want to still try and break past Netflix' walls.
If you want to watch in your browser then Ironsocket and a few others are working. If you want to watch on Android, iOS, Apple TV, PS4, etc then I think Express is the only one working right now. You can find more info here.
Only VyprVPN is working for me today for US Netflix. Check this page for the latest updates. I don't think any services are working for Mexico but Ironsocket and NordVPN are working for a few other non-US regions.
VPNs can be used for different purposes. The main ones:
I recently switched from Ironsocket to NordVPN. I can recommend both, Used Ironssocket for two years.
Experience with NordVPN has only been for a couple of days, but it has made a good impression.
This is one of the sources that I used when checking for new one, also has a good intro about VPNs:
You probably want to avoid any free VPNs, or free VPN apps, as they actually do the opposite of what you want to use a VPN for.
Loving charter, with a purported 60 down that works out just fine on but shows up in the 0.2 to 0.8 range on Netflix servers at .
Hulu, HBO Now, etc. also freeze terribly and/or load low-res versions. Charter: "You'll have to take that up with the content provider, maybe they can't handle the traffic. We definitely don't throttle customers' connections."
Oh, really? Then why can I use something like Ironsocket's DNS servers on my router and immediately see jump to 60 down, and everything else load 1080p without a hiccup or buffering freeze to be seen?
Of course, that's mitigated to the point of uselessness by Netflix et al. playing their continuous game of whack-a-mole with Ironsocket and co. to block region-jumpers.
I wish it weren't too much to ask to get the service I'm paying for, without being told I can only use it in ways that are convenient for charter.
Uso Ironsocket. Ottimo servizio, credo la migliore VPN che abbia mai provato.
Ég finn ekki fyrir neinum breytingum á hraða í venjulegu vafri. Hinsvegar tek ég eftir því að Netflix á það til að taka meiri tíma í að loada efninu og inn á milli kemur aðvörun um að þeir hafi fundið proxy, þá er nóg bara að refresha.
Uppsetninginn tók mig svona 30-45 mínútur en það er aðallega vegna þess að ég hafði enga hugmynd um hvað ég var að gera. Notaðist við guide frá Ironsocket, ExpressVPN og youtube til að setja þetta upp upprunalega, en síðan þá hefur þetta tekið minni tíma þegar ég hef sett þetta upp annarsstaðar. Ef ég man þetta rétt þá setti ég upp DDNS server í gegnum dynu, setti slóðina af honum inn í Iron Socket og einnig inn í WLAN stillingarnar í routernum. Þetta hljómar mun flóknara en þetta er, youtube og google eru þínir bestu vinir fyrir þessa uppsetningu. Ekki láta það trufla þig að það séu engar leiðbeiningar fyrir íslensku týpuna af routerum. Þetta eru allt sömu stillingarnar.
What devices are you using? Express DNS service is the only one that is working for all devices right now (Apple TV, PS4, Roku, Chromecast, etc). Some others such as Ironsocket will work in the browser only. Check this page for more info and latest updates.
I got your PM and tested Ironsocket DNS. It seems to be working if you open the region switcher and change the region for NFL to USA. For some reason the default is Netherlands. After I changed the NFL region to USA I opened this page. It also works for US Netflix but in the browser only.
No only is Ironsocket not working, it looks like Netflix banned my IP address I was using to access Ironsocket. Removed Ironsocked DNS servers, flushed dns cache and still netflix will not load on any of my devices. If I use my phone 4g loads fine... Wierd thing is is still showing my old Ironsocket DNS, through all my devices even though I totally removed it from my router, my router is now pulling my local DNS, flushed DNS cache on my windows Machine, pulling correct DNS now, still get old DNS from ipleak...
ist echt super, nutze ich für alles außer VPN. Da nutze ich Ironsocket, direkt aufm Router eingestellt. Muss ich mich nicht mit Firewall oder ähnlichem am PC rumnerven. Aber vielleicht wechsel ich irgendwann ganz zu Premiumize.....
Yes, Ironsocket seems to be working for US Netflix on all devices using the DNS service. There is a coupon code here for 30% off. Only $35/year with the coupon code.
Ironsocket. Am folosit in ultimul an, nici o problema in a accesa NetflixUS cu DNS proxy pe PC, TV-uri si Chromecast.
Cu cupon de 25% (VPNCOUPONS25 gasit random in google) ajunge la $37.5 pe an.
L-am ales anul trecut dupa un studiu moderat. Mai am 12 zile din subscriptie si daca ma lasa cardul intentionez s-o reinnoiesc. Daca vrei alte detalii, pm.
I am also with sky and use Ironsocket. They have served me well over the years ;) (they were taken over a while back can't remember what they used to be called but service is equally as good....) I get awesome download speed connections from Romania / Netherlands on torrents and it will regularly push around 3mb a second on a 28mb fibre connection.
Yah, I get the same results on macOS + ProtonVPN as you, but Linux + ProtonVPN leaks. So I try macOS + IronSocket... no leaks then Linux + IronSocket... no leaks. Its not device specific. If it was then Linux + IronSocket would also leak. IronSockets openvpn config files doesnt leak on Linux macOS or Windows. The only changes I made during testing were loading an openvpn config file into openvpn (Ironsocket and ProtonVPN). Download openvpn config file (Ironsocket & ProtonVPN)... load into openvpn.. those were the only steps done nothing else.
Haven't noticed anything weird with VPNs
I'm using Express and Ironsocket - but they're nothing compared to running SS through a VPS
I've paid for Vultr but basically using Aliyun (free trial) all the time - I used Azure's free trial as well - so far nothing compares to Aliyun cos of their data centers in HK with CN2 access
Thank you so much! :) Managed to follow along up to
sudo easyrsa sign-req client client1, whose output ends with:
failed to update database TXT_DB error number 2
signing failed (openssl output above may have more detail)
I've been using my Ironsocket username and password for the common name and the password for easyrsa's passphrase. Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks again by the way, didn't expect anyone to go to the lengths you've gone to. You're an absolute hero :)
Depends what you mean by "reasonable way". If you think watching in your browser is reasonable then Ironsocket DNS is supporting several countries. If you are willing to buy a static IP address for each country you can also check Torguard. I think it should work on all devices but I have never tried it so I can't confirm.
Best option for this case is Smart DNS. ExpressVPN and Ironsocket DNS are both working well on all devices. You can set the DNS on your router and it will work for your whole network. Remember to disable location services on your tablets. More info here.
I'm testing many different VPN services and sometimes the softwares conflict with each other and sometimes I don't trust the software from certain providers. I'm also testing some VPNs such as Ironsocket and 12VPN which don't have a dedicated app for Windows.
I prefer Ironsocket, but whichever is fine if the speed is sufficient and they don't log data.
Protip: Check whether it's really just the VPN showing... If not, you're not as anonymous as you thought you were.
Oh sorry I misunderstood. In that case I would +1 a VPN. Ironsocket is a good cheap one that also supports Netflix using their DNS servers (faster than VPN). FWIW easynews works at full speed on every ISP I've tried here (Globe, Smart, PLDT, SkyBB, Bayantel, Destiny). With Globe / Smart I occasionally use alternate port numbers which can bypass the proxy servers. They also offer servers in different areas of the world and that has helped during temporary slow downs.
From my previous years using SkyBB though, they don't throttle. Man, I miss SkyBB. Best Internet I've had here! :)
I use Ironsocket myself.
VPNs, in my experience, are more effective in masking your geolocation than anything else. I can use a VPN to trick my internet into thinking I'm accessing Origin from Mexico to buy Titanfall at the cheapest retail price available, for example, as well as simply watch restricted content as Hola enables. You can also configure your router itself to access the internet from behind a VPN, enabling all devices connected to it through Wi-Fi or Ethernet to benefit from the masking with no additional configuration.
Hey man. I won't deny that Unblock US is great at what it does. I only want to contest the claim of it being the cheapest service. Unotelly, a similar service, is cheaper by $0.04, and Ironsocket - which I use, full disclosure - is $4.16/month if you pay for a year's subscription and does also offer VPN services for up to 3 simultaneous connections. Then there's Hola unblocker, which is free, but only for browsers on PC/laptop.
Even I am about to go with them, they have all the features which make a good VPN, they are based outside USA and even have some servers in the the US which allow for renting. The only two other options I have are PIA and Ironsocket.
For your needs alone, lots of countries in Asia/Oceania might be one of the main requirements as you will get better results if the provider has a local server, especially if you have a slow connection in a certain country. Untested by myself but has a wide range of countries in that location :-
More expensive than PIA and Ironsocket but can confirm a good service and fast speeds with lots of countries in your required area :-
This service is by far the best, most flexible Smart DNS out there. I've used Unlocator, DNSFlex, OverplayDNS from years ago, and many more such as Ironsocket but hands down, this wins.
DNSFlex was second to ControlD and why I switched, not looked back.
Support is spot on too. I guess some things on your part may require fine tuning. Some services such as Australian ones, least for me are nowhere near good enough. Optus Sport being one example but this issue wasn't exclusive to ControlD for me.
I subscribe to many global services and to name a few:
Peacock HBO Max ESPN+ Disney+ Netflix Megogo Sky Showtime S Sport+ Setanta Sports Fubo TV Canada Vidio Hami Video Discovery+ India Paramount+ Sling beIN Thailand
These are many that I subscribe to and all of the above are flawless on ControlD. I wouldn't bother with a VPN when this gives me most of what I could want.
Hi and sorry to just drop in but I was hoping someone might be able to help. I am using Ironsocket and it's great however I can't get Dazn Canada to work on the Fire stick it keeps telling me I need to restart the app and refresh the content (Error Code 65-003-403) Does anyone else use a Firestick and does it work fro them?
Thanks in advance
I highly doubt privacy would even matter to anyone paying for a vpn service using PayPal or Credit Card considering your address is trackable through your method of purchase.
To me DNS leaks mean Netflix geolock. For privacy and security I use whonix on qubes. I don't trust vpn service by default and would never use a VPN to be private or anon regardless of where they are based.
Ironsockets $4 servers are also extremely fast compared to the $10 premium servers I'm paying ProtonVPN for.
IronSockets vpn config file work fine on my system under the same test conditions. Logically AB - B = A. If both Ironsocket and ProtonVPN were tested on similar environments and condition and only Ironsocket worked, doesn't that say there's nothing wrong with my system and Ironsocket? If it was my system wouldn't that mean Ironsocket would have similar issues to ProtonVPN? (Ironsocket and ProtonVPN are both paid accounts)
I used Ironsocket for JP and was able to host 3 instances of BDO at once. It does cost, but not crazy expensive IMO. No need to switch around hosts either, check if the country is supported (I think NA is supported).
For which game package, it depends how much you want to dump into it and your interests. It's pretty easy to get into the game, but those freebies will get you going quickly. The value pack is great in itself; I'd save it for when you want to use it though!
DK preawaken is mostly sword attacks, Wizard (Gandalf) hits like a truck. Both are easy on resources, Wizard is the (imo) best at resource management. Need a heal? Press that button. MP? There's another button for that.
NA you will need to keep it on to get into the game. KR you need a VPN to start the launcher, but after that you can close it. I couldn't run NA w/ a KR VPN. [Yes... I tried to patch KR and run NA at the same time and it was a headache!]
This and PC browser has better luck with getting around the Netflix blocks. Android Netflix App is coded to use Google DNS servers so no VPN or Smart DNS works with those. I've had no issues watching US Netflix using my iPad through a VPN however.
I use Ironsocket VPN which works flawlessly.
Ironsocket is currently browser only for Netflix (they are working a solution for the Apps) but it should work on all devices for other streaming services. Only Netflix makes it really difficult to unblock by hard coding Google DNS into their apps and other dirty tricks.
I tried Ironsocket today. Did not work on my Sony Blu-ray player. Kept giving me a 'Can not connect to Netflix' page.
If it doesn't work on a sony blu-ray player, I ask for a refund within 15 minutes..
No, as Ironsocket works fine with my Playstation 3. BUT..since I share Netflix with my parents and they only have a standard Sony Blu-ray Player (one with a Netflix app), I have to find something that works with it...
You can set up ExpressVPN MediaStreamer DNS or Ironsocket DNS proxy on your router. Both of these are working with all devices. It's easy to set up and no need to run any software on your devices.
As a benchmark, I would try testing a legal torrent on your regular connection to rule out that it's a problem with the seeders and not with the VPN itself. My go-to testfile is a Linux distro: (click on 64-bit to start the torrent). Repeat with activated VPN and compare.
Another thing you could look into is , a very simple yet powerful bandwidth tester - the maximum file size is 128 MB, so in terms of actual benchmarking it is a bit small.
If you still come to the conclusion that the VPN is the culprit, keep testing some with servers located physically close to you (yet in a non-disclosure jurisdiction).
I'm personally using Ironsocket, and being based in Germany I get awesome results with servers in the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Romania (~80-95% of my regular speed); and significantly lower connections to countries further away (Russia, Cyprus, Panama...).
Make sure you pay in bitcoin so your account is anonymous
Ironsocket recommended by another user here accepts bitcoin or Mullvad have the best reputation.
After using StrongVPN, Astrill VPN, PureVPN, I can say that Ironsocket VPN is by far the best.
Ironsocket isn't as easy to setup since you have to configure an OpenVPN client. The speeds are great. Their DNS proxy works awesome with Netflix.