Netflix regularly adds and removes our favorite binge-worthy series on its platform, but did you know that many of them can still be watched via a simple web browser add-on?
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Anyone who has ever launched Netflix in another country will know that many programme The content available on the streaming giant may change based on where you are in the world.
In addition to the original content, Netflix Buy the rights to show movies and TV shows for a limited time in each country in which they operate. So you may have seen your favorite shows disappear from the site all together.
In May alone, beloved content like Ben Stiller’s “Zoolander”, cult classics “Sucker Punch” and “The Disaster Artist” will be unavailable in the UK.
Don’t worry, because these shows and thousands of others are actually still available to watch through a simple web browser add-on similar to an online passport.
Known as “VPN”, short for virtual private networkthese services allow you to choose which country you connect to Netflix through – changing the catalog of content you can access.
Is it legal to use a VPN to connect to Netflix?
Yes, it is completely legal to use a VPN to connect to any streaming service and you will not face any legal consequences for doing so.
Under the contract, you’ve already paid for the Netflix service, which is also legal if you travel in person to the country you’re connecting to.
On a technical level, it is difficult for Netflix to differentiate between connections from this country and connections made through a VPN, because your device connects to Netflix through an internet server in that country.
However, the streaming giant isn’t too keen on encouraging people to do so. According to their terms and conditions, such activity may result in the termination of your account – although there have been no reports of any VPN users being kicked out of the service.
How to use VPN?
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There are a wide variety of free and paid VPN services, ranging from simple browser extensions to more expensive options that allow Ultra HD streaming.
Many services, like ExpressVPN and Nord VPN, offer free trials or marked-up sign-up deals, but it’s worth looking around and checking user reviews before making any downloads or purchases.
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If you’re looking for a specific show, or want to see what’s available around the world, there are many sites that allow you to search Netflix’s international catalog, such as this.
After that, all you have to do is choose the country you want to connect to. Then, once you load up Netflix, you’ll have the entire world of content at your fingertips.