Netflix arrived in Bangladesh back in 2016 and has been popular since launch. With the same kinds of subscription packages we have here in the US and the same quality of content, uptake has been pretty good. But what if you want the quantity of content as well as quality that you get at home? How can you watch American Netflix in Bangladesh?
Bangladesh has 328 TV shows and 1,440 movies on Netflix according to Finder.com. Compare that to the 1,157 TV shows and 4,593 movies here in the States and you can quickly see that Bangladeshi users are being seriously shortchanged while paying the same subscription price we are.
If you’re traveling abroad or working in Bangladesh for a while, you will likely find that your usual boxsets or binge favorites aren’t available there. So how can you access them while you’re away? You use a VPN.
VPNs and Netflix
A Virtual Private Network does two very useful things. It encrypts all your internet traffic to keep it private and it can help fool the internet into thinking you’re really somewhere else. It is that second feature that allows you to watch American Netflix in Bangladesh.
When you sign up for a VPN service, you will download an app onto all your devices. This app sets up an encrypted tunnel between your device and the VPN server. Anyone looking at your connection will be able to see that you’re using it but will not be able to see what you’re doing as all traffic will be encrypted.
A VPN service with exit nodes in different countries can direct your traffic from your real location to that country, send your traffic from that exit node to the internet and make it look like you’re in that country rather than where you really are. Select a US exit node and as far as the internet is concerned, you’re in the US rather than Bangladesh.
Netflix and other streaming services know all this and actively work to block VPN services. So you need to select a provider that works within this limitation and that will act quickly to add news servers or hide their existing ones from Netflix. The following five VPN providers do just that.
Regular TechJunkie readers will know we rate ExpressVPN highly. It is fast, secure and offers good value for money. It is one of the primary VPN providers that work to keep Netflix access open regardless of their efforts to block VPNs. With hundreds of VPN servers in 160 locations across 94 countries, ExpressVPN has one of the largest networks of any provider.
StrongVPN has undergone a radical transformation that has delivered a new app, new VPN network, new look and new security. It has 650 VPN servers across 46 locations in 26 countries and offers a way to watch American Netflix in Bangladesh. It works to keep Netflix available and has a 30-day moneyback guarantee too. With some great reviews, this service is worth checking out.
NordVPN features in our lists a lot because it has a huge network that offers some of the best speeds around. With over 5,200 servers in 60 countries, it doesn’t matter where you travel, you’ll always be able to connect. An intuitive app that connects quickly and 24/7 support if you need it, NordVPN competes well with these other options.
Private Internet Access
Private Internet Access is another VPN you can use to watch American Netflix in Bangladesh. With 3,321 servers in 32 countries, it has a fast and stable network to keep you connected. The app is small and discrete and connects quickly. With hundreds of US exit nodes, it will keep you binge watching wherever in the world you might be.
PureVPN markets itself as the fastest VPN service. While it doesn’t substantiate that claim, it is as fast as these others in this list. With over 2,000 VPN servers in 180 locations across the world, you should be able to access any Netflix content you like, from anywhere. The app is easy to use, the connection is very stable and the user experience is about as easy as it gets.
There is no clear ‘best VPN’ out of these or the many other VPN providers out there. These are those that I have personally tested and found reliable and stable enough for regular use. Whether that’s general surfing or accessing geoblocked content like Netflix, each of these provides security and freedom. Those two features alone makes each of them worth paying for!
Do you use a different VPN provider? Have one to recommend to our readers? Tell us about it below if you do!