VPN for watching US TV

I'm looking for recommendations for a VPN so I can at least get CNN here in Mexico.  I'd like to get some of the programming from NBC as well (Stephen Colbert, etc) but I understand that is not possible, even with a VPN outside the USA.

Thanks.

I am interested in that also.  I am hoping to use my Amazon FireTV if possible.

I use a VPN in the U.S at home and I know streaming companies such as Netflix and Hulu will not work with the VPN turned on.  I'm guessing that is true in Mexico as well.  I do have Kodi.  Not sure how that would work for news channels though.  Great for shows and movies!!

Most of the video streaming services are blocking VPNs. They are concerned about delivering content into markets they are not licensed to serve. I find that when my VPN provider adds a new server it is not blocked for awhile. I’ve learned that the streaming services eventually recognize the new server and block it.

Good luck!

I have been doing a little research specifically for the FireTV and a Smart DNS apparently will work by changing some settings on your Amazon account.

What did you find and where?

I personally use NordVPN and it has worked for me in the other countries that I've been to. I won't be in MX until 1 November though, so I can't tell you if it will work there. Most streaming companies do use VPN blocking, but it is so rudimentary it is pathetic. The trick is getting a VPN server that they don't know about OR running your own by running a Virtual Private Server through the cheapest web host you can find.

Thanks.  I do wish I had more tech knowledge for this but when I look information up on the internet I don't even understand a good deal of the reference words!  I've looked at NordVPN, and even signed up for a couple of days.  But when I found the support information unhelpful and the website insufficient for a novice like me, I cancelled.  I hope to hear more from others on what they have chosen here in Mexico.  Thanks for your input!

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Ladydi3328 :

Thanks.  I do wish I had more tech knowledge for this but when I look information up on the internet I don't even understand a good deal of the reference words!  I've looked at NordVPN, and even signed up for a couple of days.  But when I found the support information unhelpful and the website insufficient for a novice like me, I cancelled.  I hope to hear more from others on what they have chosen here in Mexico.  Thanks for your input!

That's funny because NordVPN works perfectly for me. Have you tried contacting the support directly? I've tried once and they were helpful :)

RacerChiari :
Ladydi3328 :

Thanks.  I do wish I had more tech knowledge for this but when I look information up on the internet I don't even understand a good deal of the reference words!  I've looked at NordVPN, and even signed up for a couple of days.  But when I found the support information unhelpful and the website insufficient for a novice like me, I cancelled.  I hope to hear more from others on what they have chosen here in Mexico.  Thanks for your input!

That's funny because NordVPN works perfectly for me. Have you tried contacting the support directly? I've tried once and they were helpful :)

I've come to the conclusion that it depends on where you live. I researched VPNs and found some to be outright frauds according to the reviews. I tried one that was supposed to be pretty good and even with their help I could not get a consistent connection. I have VPN Master on my phone which seems to be working, but then I don't watch movies on my phone.

Firestick works some of the time if bandwidth is not in high demand. When people come home from work Fire stick starts to have load failures. So I would suggest looking the VPN up on a review site as well as checking with others in your area. It seems the closer to the border and major cities you are the more likely you will be to have success. I see most of what I want to see on my laptop with little trouble and That's just my laptop and the cable.

Hello,

Just now saw your question and maybe you have since figured it out.

If not, a company called Smart DNS has solved the issue. I live in MX, but can get US Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.

It's rather inexpensive. Check it out. Pretty easy set up instructions.

If you should decide to get it, please use my link so I can get a "thank you" from them.

https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/?afid=68f5cbcca027

Good luck.

Is it not possible to stream like in the US from Roku? I don't know the answer.  But I stream my tv off my wifi here using Roku, I guess I would think that was an option there.   I have not looked into this yet.  CNN has CNNI, the CNN International channel.  It's somewhat different programming but I've seen it and that would seem like one could get that in  a country as close as Mexico. 
I wonder if the hotels there would be helpful to ask.  Or where do residents buy tvs at?  Is there any kind of Best Buy type store?  I'd ask there too.
I have never used satellite and I cut cable ties a few years ago. I get my CNN through a subscription to Sling.  Check to see if that would work there. Good luck. Let us know.

My knowledge of how tv works in Mexico is poor but I'm researching.  There is a blog online from www.flashrouters.com and it isa bit dated (2016) but still it may help you identify how to get better tv access.  The title is "How to watch streaming video & netflix USA in Mexico"  They state access to US content is restricted to US-based internet addresses" so the VPN networks they suggest are these: NordVPN and IPVanish.   You can find more info and read the entire article if you search but hopefully this much will get you headed in a good direction.

That looks excellent. Thanks for sharing.

Hi. I would recommend Surfshark VPN. It is a new one so Netflix doesn't really block it (at least yet :) ) It is quite fast and supports unlimited devices so you could share it with your family and friends.

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