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The best VPN to stream movies and TV shows

No matter where you are, you can use Proton VPN to access your favorite movies and TV shows on all the most popular streaming services.

  • Access geoblocked TV shows even when you travel abroad
  • Watch movies in 4K without buffering, slowdowns, or throttling
  • Protect your online activity with a secure VPN

How to set up Proton VPN to stream your favorite video content in three steps

  • Step 1

    Sign up for a Proton VPN Plus plan and download our app.

  • Step 2

    Log in to Proton VPN and connect to a Plus server in any of over 60 countries.

  • Step 3

    Enjoy access to all the most popular streaming services. Simply log in to your account (if necessary) and enjoy your favorite movies and shows!

Why Proton VPN is the best VPN for streaming

Proton VPN was developed by the same team of scientists that created Proton Mail, world’s largest encrypted email service. We designed Proton VPN to enable people everywhere to access their favorite content regardless of their location, including their favorite TV shows, movies, and live sports.

Access from anywhere

If you are traveling, you can use our global network of Plus servers to watch live sports or popular streaming services, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Disney+ like you’re back at home. You can also connect up to 10 devices to the VPN at once with a Plus plan, which means everyone can watch their favorite videos on their own device.

High-speed streaming

Our exclusive Plus VPN servers support connection speeds of up to 10 Gbps and are reserved for anyone who has subscribed to a Plus plan. This ensures a fast, reliable connection for seamless streaming.

Secure streaming

All Proton VPN connections are protected with advanced encryption ciphers, such as AES-256 or ChaCha20, and secure VPN protocols, including OpenVPN, IKEv2, and WireGuard. This is what private by default looks like.

A high-speed VPN that prevents throttling

VPN Accelerator

The biggest obstacle to providing fast VPN connections is the geographic distance between your device, the VPN server, and the server hosting your website. This can lead to long buffering times if you are abroad but trying to watch a local TV show. VPN Accelerator solves this issue by increasing VPN connection speeds by over 400%, letting you stream your favorite local content uninterrupted even if you’re on the other side of the globe.


WireGuard is an advanced, lightweight VPN protocol that uses the state-of-the-art ChaCha20 encryption cipher to deliver high-speed, stable connections. This allows you to easily stream your favorite movies in HD without any buffering.

No throttling

Without a VPN, your internet provider can see your online browsing and throttle, or intentionally slow down, your internet connection while you’re watching movies. They might do this to encourage you to upgrade your plan or discourage you from using a competitor’s streaming service.

Proton VPN encrypts your internet traffic and DNS requests, preventing your internet provider from spying on your online activity or slowing down your connection. With Proton VPN, you’ll always get the fastest connection possible.

Stream movies with a fast VPN

  • Access your favorite shows
  • High-speed servers
  • VPN Accelerator
  • No throttling
  • Global VPN network

Frequently Asked Questions

Is using a VPN for streaming legal?

A VPN is just another cybersecurity tool. As long as you are a paid subscriber to the streaming service in question, it is perfectly legal to use a VPN to watch shows on a streaming platform as long as you have a subscription to that streaming service. (And some streaming platforms, like Pluto TV, don’t require subscriptions at all.)

How does a VPN affect streaming?

Streaming can take up a lot of data, so some internet providers will intentionally slow down, or throttle, your connection if they see you are watching Netflix. When you use Proton VPN, your internet provider cannot see your online activity. All it can see is that you are connected to a VPN, preventing it from slowing down your connection.

Proton VPN also allows you to browse the internet as though you were in a different place. By connecting to one of our Plus servers in a given country, you can access TV shows that are only available in that country.