No prizes will be awarded for guessing which service Getflix are interested in connecting you with. Getflix is a Smart DNS service that specializes in connecting users with streaming video services that would otherwise be blocked in their country of origin, this is known as geoblocking.
Smart DNS services, like Getflix, work by re-routing your connection through another country, causing your IP address to appear from a country of your choice.
Is using a VPN to access geographically restricted content legal?
There are many legitimate uses for a VPN. However, the legality of using one to access geographically restricted content is a bit of a grey area. While you’re not likely to attract the attention of the government, you do run the risk of having your VPN or streaming subscription cancelled. There is also the chance that a copyright holder may want to pursue legal action if you’re found to be accessing that content in an unlicensed region. Keep in mind that the very nature of a VPN masks your IP and prevents your online activity, so it’s not for us to say if and how the copyright holders would be able to identify you if you do choose to access their content without the proper licensing. Here at finder.com, we do not encourage internet browsing activity outside the law, we only aim to compare the services available.
Want to know about the content available from Netflix around the world?
- Netflix Global: Check out our A-Z list Netflix libraries from around the world
- Netflix US vs. The World: Content libraries compared
What are Getflix’s pricing and plans?
Here are details of the Getflix plans and pricing. All new users will also get access to a 14-day free trial.
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What are the benefits of using Getflix?
Getflix is specifically used for granting you access to online video streaming services from around the world. If you’re in the US, but are interested in accessing UK channels, like BBC iPlayer, Getflix allows you to re-route your internet connection through servers located in the UK in order to access them.
How do I setup Getflix?
To sign up for a 14-day trial of Getflix, simply visit the website and begin by clicking on the red button on the home page. From there you will be taken to another page and you will be asked to register your email address.
Once you follow the link that’s been emailed to you, you’ll be asked to select one of the plans above. Once you’ve chosen your payment plan you will be required to enter your personal and payment information to finalize the account setup.
Setting up Getflix on your many devices is where gets a little tricky. Luckily, Getflix supplies setup guides for every compatible device.
What operating systems can you use Getflix on?
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation 3
- Xbox One
- Xbox 360
- Wii U
Mobile and Tablet
- Apple iPad
- Apple iPhone
- Apple iPod Touch
- Android Tablet
- Android Smartphone
Smart TV, streaming media players and other
- Apple TV
- WD TV Live
What are the pros and cons of Getflix?
- Built for streaming
- Variety of payment options
- 24/7 support
- Concerns about Netflix legal action
- Setup is a little complicated
Getflix was made for streaming and won’t waste any time letting you know much else. If that’s all you’re after, Getflix is a reasonably simple and easy to use service (though setup can be a pain). However, if you’re after a more comprehensive, more secure service, you might want to look elsewhere. There’s also the ongoing legal attention from Netflix. If Getflix folds, there’s no guarantee you can get your money back if you’ve invested in the 12 or 24 month commitment.Back to top
What is a VPN and how does it work?
A VPN works by pushing the data we transmit through an encrypted “tunnel”. Security features, like a firewall between the client and host server, stop eavesdroppers and hackers from viewing our personal data that may be vulnerable when using a public network.
There are many different uses for a VPN. Consumer use and corporate uses differ greatly (more on that here), but most consumers use a VPN either to protect sensitive information or to mask their IP address.
What is the difference between a VPN service and a SmartDNS setup
A VPN service creates a tunnel that masks your IP address to make it appear that you are accessing the site from another location. Connection speed may be a bit slower with a VPN, but if you’re looking for encryption and security, VPN is the best option.
A SmartDNS service can be used to re-route traffic required for determining your geographical location. It works by changing your Domain System Name so the site thinks you’re in the correct area to access their content. Because a SmartDNS does not encrypt date, the connection sped will be much faster.
Frequently asked questions
Are Getflix a part of Netflix?
No. Getflix and Netflix are two completely separate companies. Netflix are the worlds primary online only TV streaming service, and Getflix are a way for users in geo-blocked areas to access their content.
Can I watch House of Cards on Getflix?
No. It’s important to know that Getflix itself has no content, no shows and no movies, they are simply a route through which Netflix and other services can be accessed – If you want to actually watch Netflix then you would have to pay for a Netflix subscription on top of your Getflix subscription. With that said, there are various other services outside of Netflix that can be used with a Getflix subscription.
Does Getflix work in hotel rooms and other public WiFi hotspots?
Yes, the DNS-over-VPN feature allows your devices to use DNS servers in situations where 3rd-party DNS servers are blocked or hijacked. Each paid account also comes with a free, optional Full VPN as well.