Update July 2020:
Good news, Telkom has now lifted its Netflix ban, so you don't need a VPN anymore to access the service from Indonesia.

That said, it can still be interesting for you to have a VPN if you wish to access the whole US and UK catalog of Netflix, or if you want to access blocked websites (streaming, gambling, porn, etc).

If you don't have the time to read the whole article, you should know that you can simply unblock Netflix in Indonesia using a VPN like VyrprVPN (US$2.50/month). Once the VPN is installed, you must select a US server (New York, Los Angeles, etc), and connect to it through the IKEv2 256-bit encryption protocol.

Confused? Don't worry, I explain everything below:

Why Netflix is blocked sometimes in Indonesia?
Netflix is not blocked by the Indonesian government, but it is blocked by Telkom (IndiHome), a government-owned company and one of the largest Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the country.

The reason behind the blocking is simply that they have shares in Netflix's Asian competitor, iFlix and therefore they want to force you to subscribe to their own service.

If you haven't chosen your internet service provider yet, try to avoid Telkom, and choose instead a company like First Media, Indosat or Biznet.

Unfortunately, some people cannot choose their providers due to their building management or owner restrictions. If you are in Indonesia only for a short time, on business or on holiday, you may also not be at liberty to avoid Telkom.

If you are stuck with IndiHome and your Netflix account refuses to connect, don't worry as there is an easy solution!

To unblock Netflix, all you need to do is to subscribe to a VPN. It isn't free, but still very cheap (under 2$ per month with PureVPN) and extremely useful if you also care about your privacy online. Read about the benefits of using a VPN here: Best VPNs for Indonesia.

PureVPN is the cheapest, but I suggest VyprVPN as I can guarantee it works well to unblock Netflix in Indonesia. I've been using it for over 2 years and never had any issues. I need to reconnect from time to time or to change servers, but it doesn't really bother me.

VyprVPN has a 30-day money-back guarantee so if you are on a holiday in Bali or elsewhere in Indonesia, you can basically get the VPN for free for the duration of your trip (just don't forget to cancel your subscription). That said, you will realize it's so helpful to have one that I'm sure you will prefer keeping it.

To make Netflix work perfectly in Indonesia, you need to modify the settings of the VPN a little bit. Let me show you below how to install it properly.

First Step:
You need to subscribe to VyprVPN. You have a 3-day free trial using this link (which also gives you 3 months free on annual accounts).

The price is reasonable, starting at $2.50/month if you subscribe to a two-year plan. You can pay by Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex), Paypal and Alipay.

Second Step:
Once you have subscribed, you can log in to your account and download the software VyprVPN on your desired device:

Third Step:
Once you have downloaded the software or the app, open it on your device and login with your VyprVPN credentials. They were sent to your email at the time of your subscription.

Fourth Step:
Once logged in, go to VyprVPN Preferences (or Customize), and select Protocol:
Make sure you select either IKEv2 256-bit encryption or Chameleon whenever you want to unblock Netflix in Indonesia. The rest of the time, you can select OpenVPN only.

Fifth Step:
On the main interface, change your location to any of the servers in the US. Again, if you are not watching Netflix, it is better to select a server in Indonesia or Asia as they will be faster.

- You should now be able to watch Netflix US, just as if you were in your home country. The connection will sometimes drop, so you can solve this problem by simply ticking the button "automatically reconnect" in VyprVPN --> Preferences --> Connection
- Another problem you could be facing is that a server might get temporarily blocked by Netflix. In that case, just try another server. For instance, choose Miami instead of Chicago.

Conclusion: About Watching Netflix in Indonesia
Even if your ISP is not blocking Netflix, it can be useful to have a VPN as it will allow you to bypass regional restrictions and see more TV shows and movies.

Do you know any other VPN that works well to unblock Netflix in Indonesia? If yes, please don't hesitate to leave a comment below.

2 comments to '' How to Watch Netflix in Indonesia? Unblock Netflix. "

  1. Well we have been trying different servers for 30 min. It’s a pain!

  2. Hi there, I just tried again with mine and it worked... I connected from the Austin server in the USA...

    I see a few reasons why it would not work with you. Please make sure that:

    - You select the Chameleon Protocol in settings/customize
    - You connect to an American or a British server
    - You close Netflix and reopen it each time you change server

    If you do this, it should work fine... Please let me know if that's not the case...