One of the most anticipated releases of the start of 2014 is undoubtedly House of Cards Season 2. The Netflix exclusive gained widespread praise when Season 1 premiered in February of 2013 and for fans of the series this Friday can’t come fast enough. Scheduled to be released in its entirety worldwide on Friday 14th 2014 at 12.01am PST, 03.01am EST or 8.01am GMT depending on your time zone.
One of the most interesting facts about the release of House of Cards Seasons 2 is it will be distributed in Ultra HD, this means those with 4K TV sets can expect to receive the series in insanely good quality, up to 4x better than Full HD 1080p. Even if you don’t have a 4K TV you will no doubt see the benefit of streaming in a higher resolution to enjoy this popular series in the way in which it was meant to be viewed.
One issue that will arise and become apparent is the poor performance a lot of users have been experiencing lately when making use of Netflix. Users on the US ISPs Comcast and Verizon have been worst hit with many customers complaining that performance has dropped quite rapidly over the past four months. Users of providers in the US especially but also in Canada, the UK and elsewhere have also been suffering worse speeds when making use of Netflix than when using other services which has lead to widespread concern over Netflix access being throttled.
In the past few weeks net neutrality has been a major issue in the US in which it was deemed illegal to charge content providers such as Netflix to make payment to offer their services over the network of the ISP, the basic principle being that ISPs wanted to shake down the large streaming corporations for cash to allow their services through at an unfettered rate. As this was blocked many have questioned if these speed reductions when making use of Netflix and other such services are the result of the verdict.
So, you may be wondering how you can watch House of Cards Season 2 in Ultra HD, or even if you don’t have access to a 4k TV set then in the best quality possible for your computer, TV or other media device without the possibility of buffering, slow downs, jerkiness and low quality ruining your HoC marathon. The simple answer is to sign up to a premium VPN service. For those of you who are unaware a VPN service is a way of connecting to a third party company in an encrypted and secure manner and then using their network to access the services that you require thus bypassing any speed restrictions or unfair throttling that is being imposed on you by your ISP.
In this instance the only connection your ISP will see is your connection to the VPN server and as such no throttling will take place because they can’t determine if you are playing a game or watching Netflix and won’t be able to slow down your internet connection. A VPN provider such as VyprVPN is basically what we would call a premium provider who has the bandwidth capacity to allow the kinds of speeds that HD and Ultra HD will require to not impede on your viewing experience.
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So if you’re interested in streaming House of Cards Seasons 2 in the best possible quality for your system or in fact any series or show on Netflix then consider giving VyprVPN a whirl, after using the free three day trial you’ll really start to understand the benefits that watching via a VPN service can bring. Don’t forget to sign up using our link below for your free 3 day trial.