How to Watch Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant while Stationed Overseas




Netflix_Web_LogoComing from a military family, I know how hard it can be when you are asked to leave your home and spend a few years overseas, away from all the comforts you are accustomed to. Not only do you leave your home, family, and friends, you also leave behind a lot of the entertainment you enjoyed here, like a night in front of the TV streaming your favorite shows.

The great news is you can take your U.S.A. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant content with you when you live overseas. Since you are paying for a home account in the U.S.A. with one of these services, why not watch your content while living overseas?

All you need is a VPN service like and you will quickly be streaming Netflix, or other content, no matter where your family is sent.

Now why a VPN and not a SmartDNS service? We like that the VPN encrypts your requests, allowing you to access your bank accounts, and other information, securely and privately even while using public Wi-Fi. Smart DNS services may be a little cheaper, but they do not offer the protection of a VPN. Also, some services like HBO Now have recently moved to block Smart DNS services, but have left VPNs untouched. You can find out more about this by clicking HERE.

We prefer as they have simple-to-use software for your phone, computer, or router. This is particularly helpful if you want to set up your whole house to go through the VPN; they also do a great job streaming video overseas.

Now, the easy way to stream content outside the U.S. is to install the software on your phone or laptop. However, if you own a Roku, Fire TV, or other device to stream your content, you will want to install the software on your router which will give you access to all the content on your TV. Fortunately, has a detailed walkthrough explaining how to configure your router to set your whole house up as a VPN.

So, yes, content you pay for in the U.S. can legally be streamed to your overseas home away from home.

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