Do you want to access Netflix Germany content, watch shows on ZDF or Das Erste, access banking/billing websites, or unblock other sites but you’re outside Germany and unfortunately can not access for now.
My friend Matthew was in the same situation when he moved out of Germany for the first time and came for India visit, but when started browsing Internet, unfortunately, he was unable to access his favorite shows on streaming sites and even was not able to access his bank account.
I personally prefer watching German TV shows and movies so I was already watching Netflix Germany shows and he was surprised how I’m watching these.
Then I explained to him in detail… And exactly the same I’m going to explain to you in this article.
Why you can’t access these sites now
This happens because websites and streaming services use geo-blocks and prevent users from accessing content outside German boundaries. That’s why you can not access German local news channels, streaming content from Germany(ex. Netflix, Hulu), banking, and billing services.
Short in time? Here is a quick guide for you:
- Choose a good VPN. NordVPN is our #1 choice for German IP Address
- Install & Connect to Germany Servers
- Now check your IP address & location using this tool.
How can you change your IP Address?
Well, the best way to change your IP address is by using a VPN that provides Germany servers. A VPN(Virtual Private Network) will help you to hide your actual IP address and location and change it to Germany.
So now when you’ll visit these geo-blocked sites, you’ll be able to unblock them easily.
But remember only with a good VPN you can bypass geo-restrictions, otherwise, these sites detect VPNs and show errors like this.
Steps to get Germany IP Address
Ok, now I’m going to show you how exactly this works. And how to change IP Address.
- Pick a good VPN, I prefer using NordVPN and in this guide also I’ll be using same
- Download & Install the VPN App. To download and install NordVPN, check out our guides for Android, iOS, Windows and macOS.
- Once Installed search for the United States on left side or locate on the map.
- Click on the server it will connect you to Germany
- Now you can verify your IP and location using this tool, if it shows in Germany then it’s working well.
Steps to unblock Any website or service:
Now, you have successfully changed our IP and location to Germany, you might be thinking, how to unblock sites. Here are the steps to unblock sites.
I’ll unblock Netflix Germany content for reference and similarly, you can unblock any website or streaming service.
- We have already connected to Germany servers by following the steps above
- Now, go on Netflix and if already opened then Refresh the Netflix page, or if using an Android or iOS device then just close and reopen the app.
- Search for your favorite Germany TV show /movie
- Click on play and enjoy.
In case you face a problem while unblocking the Website then just try to clear app/browser cache.
Like this can unblock sites & content on streaming services from Canada, Japan, US, Australia, UK, France, India and other countries from anywhere in the world.
Are you wondering why I prefer using NordVPN?
There are many features that I like in NordVPN.
But before that, let me tell you few things that we should consider while chossing a VPN and we will see if NordVPN have these or not.
1. Servers in Germany
A good VPN should have a sufficient number of servers and NordVPN has a huge network of 5,400+ servers in 59 countries across the world. Germany alone has 240+ servers.
A large number of servers allows you to connect fast servers and bypass geoblocks and restrictions easily.
To stream Netflix, Hulu and other streaming sites also to download you need a high speed VPN and with NordVPN you’ll get enough speed to stream in Ultra HD seamlessly.
3. Security & Privacy
A good VPN should have high encryption and no-logs policy with features like kill switch to avoid data leaks.
And NordVPN offers 256 bit military-grade encryption to keep you protected online all the time. Even when there is a connection drop or you are switching servers, kill switch ensure your personal data is not leaked accidentally.
I’ve also tried to perform leak tests and check if my real IP is protected or not. Every time NordVPN successfully passed all the tests.
It’s based in Panama, which is outside of 5 eyes, 9 eyes, and 14 Eye surveillance so they have no obligations to store users’ data (IP address, connection logs) and other activities. And it has strict no-logs policy.
4. User Interface
A good VPN should have easy to install and use apps for different platforms. And NordVPN provides apps for all major platforms like Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS, Routeres and other platforms with one click you can connect with NordVPN servers.
Is there any money back guarantee on NordVPN?
Yes, there is a 30 days money-back guarantee on NordVPN, in case you find NordVPN is not really helpful for you. You can request your money back from the support team in chat within 30 days. And you will get your full refund within a few days.
Can I get NordVPN for Free?
NordVPN does not have a free trial. But technically there is a method you can use to get NordVPN for free. You can use NordVPN’s 30 days money-back guarantee. First, get the NordVPN, of course you have to pay for the subscription. But after using it for a few days, you can ask for a refund before 30 days. Their no-questions-asked refund policy so you can get refund without any problem.
Conclusion to get Germany IP Address
By following the steps mentioned above, it is super easy to get an American IP address and access geo-restricted content easily. If you have suggestions or are still facing any issues while unblock then let me know in the comments below, I’ll help in all possible ways I can.