Unlike other VPN services, GetFlix is not its own standalone service. Instead, it’s offered to GetFlix SmartDNS
subscribers for free. As the name suggests, it’s meant more for accessing movies, TV shows, and music only
available in other regions. Let’s see if it lives up to its promise.
When compared to other VPN services, GetFlix is on the lower end of the price scale for both monthly and annual
subscriptions. With that said, you’re not getting as many features.
GetFlix supports a wide range of platforms -- from the standard Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android to more uncommon
devices such as Roku, Apple TV, Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation, and WD TV Live.
Sadly, there are no browser extensions.
Ease of Use
If you just use SmartDNS, installation is quick and easy. Find the native app, install it, and you’re ready to go.
To use VPN features, you need to download a separate VPN client -- such as OpenVPN. GetFlix provides detailed
instructions on how to get it up and running. While the setup and installation weren’t necessarily difficult,
reviewers still found the additional steps annoying.
Once installed, the client is easy to use with most settings available in a few clicks. However, customization is
You can connect three devices on a single subscription but you must connect to a different GetFlix VPN network on
At such a low price, GetFlix doesn’t offer a ton of features. But you get some nice perks, including:
- P2P sharing on certain servers
- Four different security protocols
- No speed throttling
- Unlimited Bandwidth
As you might expect, GetFlix SmartDNS allows you to unblock geo-restricted content -- most notably Hulu and KODI.
Privacy and Logging
You can choose from four different security protocols:
- PPTP - fast but not as secure 128-bit encryption
- L2TP - more secure than PPTP and supported by most devices
- SSTP - 2048-bit encryption but only available for Windows
- OpenVPN - most secure though somewhat complicated to set up
GetFlix has a no logging policy and only collects what users wish to share.
With that said, they encourage users to share information as it allows for better customer support. They claim they
will never share your information with third parties without asking you first.
When just using the SmartDNS function, critics noticed DNS leaks. This means your information isn’t as secure as you
Reviewers experienced mixed results with some getting speedy transfer rates and others noticing significant
Those who had decent speed were only using SmartDNS without a VPN. The VPN Lab explains, “... VPNs always tend to
slow down the connection at least a little bit.”
GetFlix offers a knowledge base as your first line of support. And it covers most issues you might face.
Can’t find an answer to your problem? You can also send through a customer support ticket or use their 24/7 online
Overall, GetFlix is a great and affordable option if the only thing you want to do is unblock geo-restricted
content. If you want more security options, you’re better off looking elsewhere.
TechRadar sums up opinions well saying, “Getflix is cheap and the Smart DNS works well as an unblocker for streaming
sites (though not Netflix), but long-distance VPN performance is poor and overall there are better deals around.”