Can I use Hamachi VPN for Netflix?
Hamachi VPN is a service that allows users to connect to each other over the internet as if they were on the same local network. Relatively easy to set up and use, Hamachi is free for up to 5 devices.
However, Hamachi is not a replacement for a real VPN and will not work with Netflix. Netflix uses geo-blocking to prevent users from accessing content that is not available in their region. Hamachi does not route traffic through a server in the country of the user’s choosing, so it cannot bypass geo-restrictions.
For this reason, you will need to use a VPN that offers server locations in the country you wish to access Netflix from. We recommend NordVPN.
How Does a Local Network Work?
A local network is a group of computers and other devices that are connected together. They can be connected wirelessly or through physical cables. Local networks are often used in homes and small businesses.
Hamachi is a pretty unique service that mimics this this ‘local network’ setup but in the case of accessing a streaming service like Netflix, Hamachi’s main strength is it’s downfall in that it won’t get you around the geo-restrictions like you’re hoping to – as we mentioned above.
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