Many countries have a limited Netflix library when compared to the US. For example, users of Netflix UK have around 1000 fewer shows & movies than their American cousins. The picture is even worse for many users around the globe. Argentina has 2000 fewer titles, and the Czech Republic has 3000 less. However, Netflix Japan boasts the most extensive library with over 6000 titles to stream, 500 more than subscribers in America!
The disparities exist due to licensing restrictions. Worldwide movie rights can be rather pricey. Netflix will typically only license a movie if the local demand justifies the expense. For instance, a fringe Japanese manga movie will have limited appeal in the UK mass market. That's not to say there aren't Manga fans in the United Kingdom, but there isn't enough to make it worthwhile for Netflix.
This situation means Netflix users are missing out on some fantastic movies and series. However, you can view this content on Netflix with the help of a VPN service. What's a VPN service? I hear you ask. Well, when you connect to the internet using a VPN, you create a secure, encrypted tunnel between your computer and the VPN remote server. NordVPN has servers in 60 countries around the world. If a Netflix user in the UK streamed from a VPN server in the US, that user would access the US Netflix library rather than the UK catalogue.
VPNs can also allow travellers to access their home countries Netflix content while travelling abroad. Visiting Spain, but don't want to watch Spanish shows, no problem, connect to Netflix via a VPN in the UK. You can also bypass censorship in certain countries that block access to sites like YouTube, Twitter, and Google. You can also browse the web privately and securely. VPN service is also an excellent option for people outside the US to access entertainment services like Hulu, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer, and more.
How To Connect To US Netflix?
If you have a Netflix account already in your country and would like to access US Netflix movie/tv show library. Follow these steps.
- Get NordVPN
- Download a NordVPN app or set up NordVPN on a specific device.
- Set your connection to one of US Servers
- Go to Netflix website
- Log in with your user information
NordVPN does NOT come with a Netflix account, and it is not a replacement for Netflix.