NordVPN Not Working with Netflix?
NordVPN is one of the few VPNs to work well with Netflix. However, the streaming platform is always finding new ways to block VPN traffic.
Netflix’s streaming blocks are becoming so effective that they can affect NordVPN’s excellent content unblocking capabilities.
We’ve listed below simple workarounds to help you if your VPN isn’t working with Netflix. They’ll help you bypass the m7111-5059 Netflix proxy error and stream geo-blocked content.
“Oops, something went wrong… Streaming Error. You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy. Please turn off any of these services and try again.”
Try connecting to a different server.
The Netflix ban works by identifying IP addresses that belong to VPN servers and blacklisting them. NordVPN overcomes this by operating a huge server network that is extremely difficult to block in its entirety.
It’s still possible for individual servers to make their way onto the blacklist, though. If this is what has happened, disconnecting from the VPN and then re-connecting to a different server should solve the problem, because you’ll be assigned a new IP address. You might have to try it a few times to find a server that works.
Thankfully, NordVPN’s server network is so large that you won’t even have to change location to do this. The service offers multiple VPN servers in each country.
See the list of some of NordVPN’s servers that we’ve verified to beat the geo-blockers.
Change Your Device’s DNS Servers.
Another useful tactic is to make sure you’re using NordVPN’s DNS Servers. To do this:
Close the Netflix app if you’re on mobile, or clear the browser’s cache if you’re on desktop.
Restart the NordVPN application.
Manually configure your device to use the following DNS server addresses: 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206. The NordVPN website explains how to do this on a number of different platforms.
Restart your device and check your DNS servers.
Open the NordVPN application and connect to a server.
Navigate to Netflix and start streaming.
Contact NordVPN’s Customer Support Team.
If all else fails, contact the NordVPN Customer Support Team.
NordVPN’s live chat service is one of the best we’ve tested. It’s available 24/7 and the agents are often helpful and prompt in their replies.
Use a VPN that will access Netflix.
Since the August 2021 Netflix VPN ban, most VPNs no longer work with Netflix. Even NordVPN stops working from time to time.
If our other troubleshooting steps don’t work, you’ll have to get another VPN that streams Netflix.
Our latest tests have found that ExpressVPN is currently the only VPN that can always stream US Netflix. It also unblocks the UK and Canada libraries.
EXPERT TIP: Connect to NordVPN servers which have the largest number next to them. These are the latest servers, therefore, they have the least chance of being blocked.