Addicted to NOS? Here’s How to Watch It Outside The NetherlandsLast Updated by Gray Williams on May 09, 2019
The Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS) Dutch Broadcast Foundation got its start in 1969 and has been going strong ever since, providing journalism and sports to its audiences for nearly 50 years.
It is a definitive news leader, with a special studio located in The Hague and another in Washington D.C.
This means that even if you are a citizen of the country, once you leave its borders you cannot access this streaming content. Attempting to do so will an error message reading “This video content cannot be played.”
Fortunately, there is a low-cost, safe workaround for the geo-blocking called using a virtual private network (VPN).
The technology behind the VPN
VPNs are tools capable of connecting two computers through an encrypted network. This allows the user the opportunity to securely browse the Internet without the concern of third parties such as hackers, cybercriminals, agency watchdogs, or their own Internet Service Providers (ISP) being able to spy on their activities or potentially steal sensitive information.
One of the computers is the user’s Internet-capable device, the other is a remote server located in a different jurisdiction, sometimes a different city, state, or even a different country. The remote computer acts as the proxy to the user’s computer. When information is sent from the user’s computer to the remote computer, it is decrypted and assigned a new IP address representative of the jurisdiction the remote server is located in.
In the case of watching NOS content, the remote server must be located in The Netherlands. When your requests are sent to the NOS website, they will be attached to a Netherlands’ IP address and thus permitted to begin streaming NOS content. The content will be downloaded to the remote server, then encrypted and sent to the user’s device.
How to watch NOS programming with a VPN
What are the best VPNs for streaming NOS programs?
NordVPN has established itself as one of the best in the business over the past few years, Based in Panama, it has reached a full decade of experience and now wields more than 4,400 servers set across 60 countries. Thanks to that robust network, its speeds have increased and its customer service is second to none.
Add in fantastic features like AES 256-bit encryptions and Double VPN tunneling and it’s easy to see why NordVPN gets rave reviews around the globe.
Private Internet Access (PIA) VPN is a very reliable VPN with solid features across the board. Located in the United States, it does not keep logs and employs a kill switch to keep you safe in case the VPN connection ever slips. The VPN allows users to connect up to five devices per license and has a 7-day free-trial period if you decide it’s not for you.
Private Internet Access has expanded to one of the largest network of servers in the world, more than 3,000, although they are only spread across 25 countries, so make sure The Netherlands is one of them before you invest your money.
PrivateVPN is heralded for its outstanding support and security. It employs 2048-bit encryption, a kill switch and built-in leak protection as safeguards for your data and connection.