VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, are traditionally used to shield Internet users from itinerant web trackers and other snooping technology. By diverting traffic through one or more servers, often locate in different cities or countries, users shield their locations and, in most cases, cut off access to their devices by hackers.

But VPNs have a side benefit, too: by routing traffic through other countries, users can often trick services like Netflix into thinking that they are presently located far away, opening up a wealth of content that may not be otherwise available. Netflix recently said that it was cracking down on VPN usage to circumvent its thin geographic walls, but there are still some great options out there for iOS users who want to protect themselves, or watch a great movie — or both.