How to Watch Netflix if Blocked at Work or School? [2 Methods]

Having trouble accessing Netflix at your work or school because of firewalls? Well, that’s a standard practice to prevent you from getting distracted from work and learning processes. These firewalls can stop you from accessing some entertainment sites, such as Netflix, that can help you cheer up the mood.

Getting around the firewalls put by your admins is now way much easier than you think. It takes only a few seconds to bypass any restrictions over Netflix and other sites. Here we will discuss the two best and most efficient methods of unblocking Netflix if blocked at work or school.

Netflix Blocked

The first one is using a VPN. It simply allows you to bypass the control of your authorities. For the second method, we chose the Tor browser. It functions somewhat like a VPN but has some differences. Read the article to know how to unblock Netflix using these two methods step-by-step.

Method 1 – Unblocking Netflix at school or work using NordVPN

The first and easiest method to unblock Netflix is using a VPN service like NordVPN. By using it, you broadcast your connection from remote servers. In a way, you bypass the checking and monitoring process of the authorities and connect to Netflix directly from another server.

It is easy to operate, offers fast internet freedom with its 5500+ servers spread across the globe and is a beginner-friendly VPN. Furthermore, it is compatible with almost all devices, including Windows, Linux, Android, Apple devices, Chromebooks, and many more.

Step #1 – Get NordVPN

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Step #2 – Launch NordVPN

Next, double-click the NordVPN icon on your desktop. It will launch NordVPN and open an interface like this one:

Launching NordVPN

Step #3 – Connect to a server

For beginners, NordVPN offers a quick connection feature. There are, however, dedicated servers for a variety of technical purposes. For a specific location, you can search for one in the search bar or choose a country from the list. You can also select a server with the help of blue dots on the map. 

Connect a Server

After getting your device connected to the VPN server you selected, the NordVPN interface should look like this with the status saying “Connected”:

VPN connected

Step #4 – Search Netflix or open the Netflix app

Next, open the Netflix website or app to see if the restrictions have been eliminated successfully. To do so, go to Netflix.com or launch the Netflix app on your device. If the VPN works properly, Netflix should be accessible now.

Netflix Unblocked

Step #5 – Disconnecting NordVPN

To continue having protection from authorities and cyberattacks, you shouldn’t disconnect your VPN until you’re using the Internet. For the safe side, you can pause the VPN service for a specific period.

Conversely, the power icon beside the large Pause button would close the VPN, and you will stop having cyber protection until and unless you don’t connect to the VPN again. Following the same steps would secure your Internet traffic again and unblock Netflix.

Method #2 – Using Tor Browser

Tor browser, developed by the Tor Project, is another handy tool that unblocks Netflix for you free of cost. Except for Chromebooks and a few other devices, Tor works well for Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, and other operating systems.

It’s open-source software which means everyone can contribute to developing Tor Browser – which is good. But from the other perspective, having the source code exposed to Hackers and Snoopers can trigger Cyber Attacks.

Follow the steps below to configure Tor on your device.

Step #1 – Download and install Tor Browser

Visit the Tor Project website or click here to download the Tor browser. After downloading it, click the installation file and launch Tor.

tor Browser

Step #2 – Configure and connect Tor Browser

Afterward, open the Tor browser by clicking the desktop icon twice. That is how the first look should appear as:

connect Tor

Click on the Connect button to establish a connection to the Tor servers. The process usually doesn’t take so much time but depends on your Internet connection. Moreover, clicking the Configure Connection will take you to the settings where you can customize the Tor browser according to your desires.

Tor Configuration

Step #3 – Open Netflix

Similar to the case of NordVPN, open the Netflix app or browse it. It will eliminate all the restrictions, and Netflix will work properly.

Netflix Unblocked

Step #4 – Disconnecting Tor

Unlike VPNs, where you have to disconnect the service first before closing, Tor terminates all the connections with one click on the close button. To use Tor again, you can follow the same steps except for the downloading steps.

Closing Tor

Final words

To sum up, most workplaces and educational institutions have a strict policy over using the Internet at work or school, leaving workers and students experiencing censorship over many sites.

However, with the use of NordVPN and Tor, all the restrictions can easily be bypassed. NordVPN uses proper channels to re-route your data and charges you a very minimal amount. Meanwhile, Tor is free and open-source software that lets you circumvent any restrictions over Netflix and other sites.

About the Author: Tom
Tom is the creator of DTechClub.com and has been passionate about VPNs for over five years now.
He writes about online privacy, is constantly testing VPNs (both new and existing services) and is very interested in the difficulties of accessing certain sites and content in different regions.
In addition to his interest in VPNs, he is also a big fan of cinema and sports.
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