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How To Use Proxies With Netflix

Netflix is a streaming platform and a production company at the same time. It has a large library of tv shows, series, and movies so here's how to configure a proxy server for it!

Carl Gamutan

by Carl Gamutan

Publishing Date: March 11, 2022

Netflix is a streaming platform and a production company at the same time. It has a large library of tv shows, series, and movies some of which are produced by Netflix itself. It’s one of the world's leading streaming and entertainment services with over 200 million memberships worldwide. It has more subscribers than Hulu and Amazon Prime Video combined. There’s always something new to watch on Netflix and content for just about anyone whether it be documentaries, anime, dramas, and even kid’s programming.

Netflix, like many other streaming services, has a wide array of content to offer but what you’re able to access would vary depending on where you’re from. For example, a show that is available in Japan, may not be available in the USA. So, to fully experience all the content the Netflix library has to offer, you need to use a Netflix vpn or a Netflix proxy to change your server location. The problem is that if Netflix detects you’re using one, you’ll be given the “Netflix proxy error” and you would not be able to access Netflix anymore and you can only unblock Netflix if you stop using it. Netflix is also blacklisting the most commonly used vpns and proxies.

The best way to not make this error happen would be to prevent Netflix from discovering you’re using a proxy to begin with. This can be only achieved with the best vpns from the best vpn providers or the best proxies from the best proxy services. Any free vpn, free Netflix proxy, and even some good ones are not enough to bypass Netflix’s blocker.

Fortunately, Geonode's residential proxies are up to the task. It allows you to target any location in the world and have unique and real residential IPs making you appear as if you truly were a user from that location. Netflix will not be able to recognize that you’re using a proxy so you can watch, risk-free, Netflix’s entire catalog of content.

Let’s set up a Netflix proxy server.

Note: Make sure that the web browser you’re using for Netflix is set to automatically copy your system’s proxy settings. It’s recommended to use Google Chrome because it automatically does this.

How To Use Proxies With Netflix

For Windows:

To set up proxies in Windows, simply search for “Proxy Settings” in your windows search bar and open the search result.


You are then given two options to choose from: Automatic proxy setup or Manual proxy setup. If you want windows to automatically detect your proxy settings, choose the first option. Choose the second option if you want to utilize a specific ip address and port number.

If you chose the first option, then:

  1. Turn on Automatically detect Settings
  2. Turn on Use setup script
  3. Enter the script address
  4. Click Save


If you chose the second option, then:

  1. Turn on Use a proxy server
  2. Input both server address and port number
  3. If you have any addresses you would like to visit without a proxy, enter them here
  4. Turn on Don’t use the proxy server for local addresses check box if you want to access a local server without a proxy
  5. Click Save


For Mac.

To start configuring your proxy settings in MacOS, simply:

Step 1. Click on the Apple Icon.


Step 2. On the drop down menu, click on “System Preferences”.


Step 3. Click on “Network”


Step 4. Click on “Advanced”


Note: Make sure to connect to your wi-fi first.

Step 5. Click on “Proxies”


This should then redirect you to MacOS proxy settings. MacOS is more straightforward compared to windows. You only have one option which is to manually configure your proxy server.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Select which proxy IP protocol you want to configure. This depends on which protocols your proxy service provider offers.
  2. Turn on Secure Web Proxy
  3. Input the Proxy Server Address and Port Number
  4. Click OK to save the configurations

Note: You may be prompted for your Mac user password to save your settings.


For Mobile:

To configure Netflix mobile proxies, simply change your phone’s proxy settings. The Netflix app will copy your phone’s proxy settings whenever you use it. Here’s a thorough guide for Android and another one for iPhone.

Congratulations! You have now finished configuring a proxy server for Netflix. Note that the first time you visit it, there will be a pop up asking for your login credentials.

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