Does NordVPN Work With Netflix?

You have to hand it to them. When the Netflix VPN ban came into effect several years ago, few people (myself including) thought they could pull it off. But, they have proven to be surprisingly resourceful and efficient in their quest.

Since that day in January of 2016, many VPN providers have accepted their fate and given up on trying to get around the Netflix block. Thankfully for us, NordVPN is not one of them.

NordVPN Netflix Access

NordVPN is, hands down, one of the better VPNs when it comes to Netflix and streaming access in general. And we’re not talking only the US version of the service either.

Watching Netflix via NordVPN works well for Australia, Canada, Deutschland, France, Japan, the Netherlands, and the UK.

When trying to access Netflix, the first step is, with the NordVPN app, to choose the country whose Netflix library you would like to watch. Then, click connect. The app will pick what it thinks is the optimal VPN server.

During my last round of tests, this simple process had a 100% success in getting Netflix going for all countries listed above.

NordVPN for Netflix with server #3836

If, for whatever reason, that does not work (which rarely happens with NordVPN), start randomly selecting other servers in your preferred country until you find one not blocked by Netflix. Typically, you won’t need more than a few tries.

If you would like to shortcut this process, I also keep below an updated list of NordVPN servers that last worked for me.

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NordVPN Netflix Servers

Here is the list of the best NordVPN servers for Netflix at all popular locations. It is updated regularly, and I have last confirmed it as working on July 29, 2019.

Country
Server(s)
United States
2795, 3454, 3835
United Kingdom
1436
Australia
445
Canada
598
France
221
Germany
540
Japan
216
Netherlands
443

NordVPN Not Working With Netflix?

So, what do you do if, despite trying the above servers, NordVPN does not work with Netflix?

If you’re running into Netflix proxy error m7111-1331-5059 (sometimes displayed as m7111-5059), no matter which country supported by the service you’re trying to access, try the following workaround.

For Windows, macOS, or Linux:

  1. Kill the NordVPN client
  2. Clear your browser’s cache
  3. Change your device’s DNS servers to 103.86.96.100 and 103.86.99.100
  4. Restart your device
  5. Start the NordVPN client and connect to the VPN

If you have an Android or iOS device:

  1. Kill the Netflix app (if you’re using one)
  2. Kill the NordVPN app
  3. Change your device’s DNS servers to 103.86.96.100 and 103.86.99.100
  4. Restart your device
  5. Start the NordVPN app and connect to the VPN
  6. Start the Netflix app (if you’re using one)

Odds are, these steps will fix the annoying “Whoops, something went wrong…” streaming error message right up.

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NordVPN Netflix Alternative

If the problem persists despite taking the steps above, Netflix has likely blacklisted the NordVPN servers that were previously working (which they do periodically), and I haven’t yet had a chance to update this page with new ones.

In this situation, you have three choices:

  1. Wait for me to update the servers list (depending on my work schedule, I will do so within a day or two).
  2. Try to randomly pick other NordVPN servers until you find one that Netflix works with.
  3. Use a different VPN service.

If you go with workaround option three, you can either pay for a single month subscription as a stopgap until NordVPN is back up and running (which they will be) or get an inexpensive longer-term subscription with another provider that typically works (please see below).

Taking advantage of another provider’s money-back guarantee is also an option, though you only get to do so once.

Since there is more than one VPN that works with Netflix, for those very rare occasions when NordVPN is blocked, I always have another provider on stand-by.

My second choice is Surfshark. They’re a well reviewed VPN that has proven themselves to unblock Netflix as consistently as NordVPN, and the odds of both providers not working at the same time are slim to none (at least it’s not something I have ever run into).

As luck would also have it, Surfshark is the least expensive Netflix VPN around too, especially when you take advantage of their insane discounts. Having it as a backup to NordVPN is the best way of making sure you can watch any country’s Netflix library anytime you want.

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