Love Watching Nederland 1, 2, & 3? Here’s How to Stream from AnywhereLast Updated by Gray Williams on May 09, 2019
NPO 1, formerly Nederland 1, is The Netherlands’ first national TV station. Launched in 1951, it has spawned NPO 2 and NPO 3 and its market share in Holland is an impressive 21.6%.
All three channels have been in high definition since 2009 and they combine to show some of the very best programs on TV in the Netherlands.
Why? Because NPO has the channels geo-blocked. That means that unless you’re located inside The Netherlands, you cannot view streaming material on the website. Security is in place to keep outsiders from accessing it by checking on their IP addresses. If the IP address does not match something from the Netherlands, the access is blocked.
This blog will tell you the science behind VPNs, the step-by-step guide to use one to unblock NPO 1, NPO 2, and NPO 3, and some of the best VPNs around when it comes to geo-blocked content.
How VPNs Function
The VPN was created to secure private connections between a computer and the Internet. The concept is that the VPN creates an encrypted tunnel between your personal Internet-capable device and a remote computer located in another jurisdiction.The connection is encrypted, which means no one can see what is traveling in or out of it at any time.
This keeps unwelcome third parties like hackers, cyber criminals, even your own Internet Service Provider (ISP) from being able to snoop on your comings and goings. Your web requests and any uploads are sent to the remote server, which encrypts them and assigns them a new IP address before moving them onto the Internet. This part of the process is the most important when you are trying to stream content that is geo blocked.
The requested streaming material will start downloading in data packets to the remote computer, which will in turn encrypt it and send it through the private connection to your computer. At that point it will be decrypted by your computer and made watchable.
Step-by-step guide to watching NPO 1, NPO 2, and NPO 3 with a VPN
What are the best VPNs for streaming NPO 1, NPO 2, and NPO 3?
PrivateVPN packs a punch when it come to security, with 2048-bit encryption, an automatic kill switch, and built-in leak protection.
It supports up to six connections on one license and lets you try the product for 30 days before you are locked in to a payment.
IPVanish VPN is a VPN on the rise, up to 1,000 servers across 60 countries in 2018. It offers unlimited server switching and up to five connections on a license.
SaferVPN has more than 760 servers locations available in more than 35 countries and a reputation as a great content unblocker. It boasts AE-256 encryption, a kill switch, and a strict no-logs policy.