How does a VPN hide my IP address?
FastestVPN connects you to a remote VPN server for internet access. All of your internet traffic passes through the VPN server encrypted. The VPN server spoofs your IP address with its own IP address.
Can I unblock popular streaming sites?
Spoofing the IP address with a VPN allows you to access services that are not available in your region. You can unlock more content on Netflix or access HBO Max by simply connecting to a VPN server in a location where the content is available.
Is spoofing your IP address illegal?
Using a VPN to access the internet is not illegal. However, Some platforms like Netflix do not like when users bypass geo-restrictions to access the service, hence why they block VPN services. The use of VPNs to bypass censorship is banned in some countries. Read on local laws to avoid getting into trouble.