Free VPNs which work with Netflix in South Africa

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Free VPNs which work with Netflix in South Africa

Netflix offers a wide range of content for South Africans, delivering far more series and movies than competing platforms.

However, the availability of content is dependent on your region, meaning that there is a selection of Netflix content which is available in the United States but not in South Africa.
 

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NordVPN. Purely as they sponsor so many tech-related YT vids.
 

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Smartdnsproxy
Smartdnsproxy/Getflix work well without having to use a VPN
Does it work with other sites?
Sites or services? Smart DNS services like Smartdnsproxy/Getflix allow you to access loads of different streaming services. We mostly use it for ones other than Netflix.
 

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Smartdnsproxy/Getflix work well without having to use a VPN
Sites or services? Smart DNS services like Smartdnsproxy/Getflix allow you to access loads of different streaming services. We mostly use it for ones other than Netflix.
Will give it a shot :thumbsup:

Went with NordVPN for a month to see how it would work.
 

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Smartdnsproxy/Getflix work well without having to use a VPN
Sites or services? Smart DNS services like Smartdnsproxy/Getflix allow you to access loads of different streaming services. We mostly use it for ones other than Netflix.
Can you get BBC ?
 

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Smartdnsproxy does not encrypt traffic or hide your IP. Smartdnsproxy will however allow access to georestricted content.

I use NordVPN as I like having the option to hide my IP address and gain access to restricted content, but it's really spotty at times. I would not use a free VPN because those services because underutilized quickly, and you will always be on the hunt for a new one. I would also be wary why that service is free, as carrying that traffic comes at a cost, especially Netflix traffic (which is the majority of any major ISP's traffic).
 

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Smartdnsproxy does not encrypt traffic or hide your IP. Smartdnsproxy will however allow access to georestricted content.

I use NordVPN as I like having the option to hide my IP address and gain access to restricted content, but it's really spotty at times. I would not use a free VPN because those services because underutilized quickly, and you will always be on the hunt for a new one. I would also be wary why that service is free, as carrying that traffic comes at a cost, especially Netflix traffic (which is the majority of any major ISP's traffic).
With smartdnsproxy you also get a VPN service included in your subscription.




I've tested it and it's every bit as good as a paid VPN, but you also get the benefit of a smart DNS.

They're running a special at the moment, $50 for 2 years...
 
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Smartdnsproxy does not encrypt traffic or hide your IP. Smartdnsproxy will however allow access to georestricted content.

I use NordVPN as I like having the option to hide my IP address and gain access to restricted content, but it's really spotty at times. I would not use a free VPN because those services because underutilized quickly, and you will always be on the hunt for a new one. I would also be wary why that service is free, as carrying that traffic comes at a cost, especially Netflix traffic (which is the majority of any major ISP's traffic).
What do you recommend we use instead?
 

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Smartdnsproxy does not encrypt traffic or hide your IP. Smartdnsproxy will however allow access to georestricted content.

I use NordVPN as I like having the option to hide my IP address and gain access to restricted content, but it's really spotty at times. I would not use a free VPN because those services because underutilized quickly, and you will always be on the hunt for a new one. I would also be wary why that service is free, as carrying that traffic comes at a cost, especially Netflix traffic (which is the majority of any major ISP's traffic).
If you use a DNS proxy essentially it replaces the DNS entries for Netflix or whatever service it is providing proxy for in different markets and then specifies a tunnelling service which you connect via to the appropriate end point so technically it does hide your IP for the services like Netflix etc.
 

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What do you recommend we use instead?
Depends on what you want. If it's just US Netflix and Hulu then Windscribe. Wouldn't touch Nord with a barge pole since we don't know who the owners are, they pay for reviews and affiliates and have a bunch of tracking and analytics on their website while promising to give you anonymity. No thanks.
 

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What do you recommend we use instead?
TBH, I am not sure. I am going to give Mike Hoxbig's recommendation a bash this weekend.

I am cleaning out all my social media accounts, using the Brave browser, and want to push all my traffic through a VPN because I really don't like what's going on with these big media companies. I suggest people start protecting their personal data, while trying to circumvent this ridiculous georestrictions. This solution looks like it will cover everything I want in a neat package.
 

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With smartdnsproxy you also get a VPN service included in your subscription.


I've tested it and it's every bit as good as a paid VPN, but you also get the benefit of a smart DNS.

They're running a special at the moment, $50 for 2 years...
Yep - Getflix too.
If you use a DNS proxy essentially it replaces the DNS entries for Netflix or whatever service it is providing proxy for in different markets and then specifies a tunnelling service which you connect via to the appropriate end point so technically it does hide your IP for the services like Netflix etc.
Nice thing about a smart dns is that you can have one person watching Netflix US, another watching BBC, and another watching Showmax without having to worry about switching VPN nodes.
 
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