The premiere of Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’ Part 5 starts where things left off in the previous season, with Rooster and Colt having just bought Old Man’s Peterson’s ranch, using money that was meant to take Iron River through the rest of the year. The brothers receive some bad news from Engineer Jen: Rocky Mountain Natural Gas pulled out of the deal, which means the Bennetts have no way of recouping the money they invested in the land they just acquired.
You must be a fan of ‘The Ranch’ seeing as you’re reading this article, so we’ll leave our recap at that because we don’t want to ruin your viewing with spoilers.
If you live in the US but have traveled outside the country you might have realized that you can’t access the show. That’s because ‘The Ranch’ and many other popular Netflix shows are only available for viewing within the US. If you live outside the US and just started watching the show, realizing that it’s not available in your country is probably frustrating. Fortunately, there’s a way to get around Netflix’s restrictions and watch the show: using a VPN.
Watching ‘The Ranch’ on Netflix from Anywhere
The most effective way of catching up with the latest episodes of this show and others on Netflix is by using any one of the best VPN services to trick Netflix into thinking that you’re accessing the service from the US. The process is simple:
- Download the VPN app on your preferred device
- Launch the app and select a server in the US
- Go to Netflix.com and log into your account
We explain this process in more detail in this article.
A question that has been on many Netflix users’ minds is whether Netflix completely banned the use of the VPNs to access the website. This is because even though for years using a VPN is all you needed to do to watch Netflix from any location in the world, the streaming service at some point began blocking proxies and VPNs. As a result, using a VPN is no longer a guarantee that you’re going to access the website.
After Netflix started imposing the ban on proxies and VPNs, providers on their part also started to continually develop workarounds aimed at bypassing restrictions set by Netflix. Therefore, if the services we recommend for watching US Netflix stop working temporarily, you can be sure that they will be working again in no time once they find a way of getting around Netflix’s blocks.
As you use VPN services, it is important to bear in mind that, in the terms and conditions, Netflix states that “You also agree not to: circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade or thwart any of the content protections in the Netflix service,” and that the streaming service reserves the right to close your account without compensation if they notice or are convinced that you’re using a VPN.
That said, it is up to you to decide if you’re still interested in using a VPN to watch ‘The Ranch’ and other shows on Netflix. We assume that you do virtue of the fact that you’re reading this article. So, as mentioned earlier, the first step is downloading a VPN app from one of the best VPN providers in the industry. Some VPNs offer browser extensions instead of apps, but we recommend you use a fully-fledged app because it offers far more value.
Our top two picks for the best VPNs for watching ‘The Ranch’ Part 5 on Netflix are as follows.
Among all the VPNs on the market, ExpressVPN is the best all-round provider. It unblocks Netflix on all major device platforms and has a huge server network that ensures you get the speeds necessary to have an awesome streaming experience. Moreover, it has easy installation instructions for devices that don’t support VPN, such as gaming consoles, Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV Stick, etc.
Just like ExpressVPN, this provider is ranked among the best when it comes to security. Not only that, it has a vast worldwide network of servers so you can be sure that you’ll always find a fast and reliable connection that will enable you to stream ‘The Ranch’ Part 5 in HD. When we tested the services, there was no significant variation in the VPN and non-VPN speeds.
If you’re looking for a service that is almost as good as ExpressVPN but is more affordable, NordVPN is it. In fact, security-wise, it even beats ExpressVPN as it uses the powerful 2048-bit encryption, which is accompanied by the usual VPN protocols and other security features such as a built-in kill switch and DNS leak protection.