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Enjoy Netflix, Hulu, the BBC and other sites with a VPN
Use a VPN to get the internet you expect, without sacrificing security or privacy. Stream and download your favorite content—from reality TV, to live sports, to international channels—with unlimited bandwidth.* Access your favorite apps securely anywhere—even on public Wi-Fi—with servers in 105 countries. Bypass content-based throttling, government censorship, and blocking by schools or offices.
ExpressVPN is compatible with:
Entertainment & sports
We support dozens of other streaming services. Please contact our Support team with questions about services not mentioned above.
Messaging & tools
FAQ: Streaming with VPN
Is a VPN good for streaming?
In some cases, using a VPN can actually improve your connection and streaming speeds if your ISP has been throttling traffic. Streaming with a VPN also keeps your online activity more private and secure, as your connection is protected with tunneling and encryption so third parties like ISPs are unable to inspect your data packets. Because why should your ISP or advertisers know what you're watching on Netflix? Streaming with a VPN is also essential to staying more secure if you're on a public Wi-Fi network.
While all VPNs have the potential to slow your internet connection, ExpressVPN is one of the fastest, and users rarely notice a difference. Streaming works best when you’re connected to a server location closest to your geographic location. If you’re connected to your desired location and still having difficulty connecting, contact ExpressVPN Support.
Does ExpressVPN work with Netflix/Hulu/HBO etc?
Is it legal to use a VPN for streaming?
VPNs are legal in jurisdictions around the world, and they are widely used by individuals to protect their private information and all kinds of online activity, including streaming. VPNs can also bypass limitations enforced against certain services by ISPs or by local Wi-Fi operators in schools, offices, and public places.
Does ExpressVPN come with a free HBO/Netflix/Prime Video account?
No, ExpressVPN does not come with any free streaming accounts. If you don’t already have a subscription to Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Prime Video, or any other paid streaming service, you’ll need to sign up separately. ExpressVPN does ensure you can watch these services safely and at top speeds anywhere, including public Wi-Fi, without having to compromise your security or picture quality.
How to get a VPN
It’s easy to get started with ExpressVPN, which has everything you should look for in a VPN service. Just follow the steps below and you’ll be able to unblock websites and services in no time.
Purchase an ExpressVPN account.
Follow the instructions, which we’ll send to you by email once you’ve purchased your subscription.
Connect to the server location of your choice.
Enjoy fast access to TV shows, movies, music, websites, and more!
Why use ExpressVPN?
Use any device
With VPN apps for all your devices, you can browse from your desk, couch, or bus seat.
Download as much as you want, without your ISP or VPN capping certain kinds of traffic.
ExpressVPN is a privacy and security service and should not be used as a means of copyright circumvention. We cannot see or control what you do while connected to our VPN, so you are responsible for complying with our Terms of Service, your content provider’s terms, and any applicable laws.
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