The American version of Netflix is widely considered to be the holy grail of online movie and TV show streaming libraries and for good reason.
It’s estimated that the American library has somewhere between 5-10 times more shows available than in the Canadian Netflix library.
What would you think if I told you that the Netflix library in the United States doesn’t have it all. There are many movies and TV shows that aren’t part of the US Netflix library.
Now imaging this situation for a minute. You and your special someone are snuggling in for a night on your oversized, double-comfy couch with an extra large bowl of piping hot popcorn with extra butter and just a pinch of salt just the way you both like it.
It comes time to pick a movie to watch and since your have both heard rave reviews for the critically acclaimed movie Argo you both agree that you’re going to spend the night gripped with suspense as the Iranian hostage crisis plays out on screen.
Off to the trusty Netflix search box, but something strange is happening as you type in A-r-g-o into the search box. As Netflix so dutifly starts to recommend movies and TV shows based on the letters you have entered into the search box you’re noticing that you don’t see “Argo”.
You think that maybe because it’s such a short word there will be too many other options to show Argo in these instant search results so you hit enter anyway to perform the search.
Then reality sets in when you see the notices that “Argo is unavailable to stream.”
You think to yourself, “how can this be?” After all you’re searching for a movie about how the American government, with a lot of help from the Canadians by the way, handled the Iranian hostage crisis. Why isn’t this movie available in the Netflix Library in the United States?
As your special someone looks at you with those “please fix it” eyes you remember that there is a place on the Internet that allows you to search the various Netflix movie lists by country.
With a slight smirk on your face you confidently head over to www.moreflicks.com and search for Argo while in the back of your mind you’re hoping that it will show up on one of the Netflix movie lists in one of the various Netflix regions.
As you already know, since you likely live in Canada, the Netflix library can vary dramatically from region to region. Here are the various Netflix library that are different for the country or region that they are in: Netflix USA, Canadian Netflix, UK Netflix, Demark Netflix, Sweden Netflix, Brazilian Netflix, Irish Netflix, Finland Netflix, Norway Netflix and of course Mexican Netflix.
Based on your search of these movie lists by Netflix country, you see that Argo is available in the Netflix Denmark region. Great news.
The next thing you do is launch HMA to see if they have a VPN server in Denmark. Success again!
With just a few clicks of your mouse you’re now securely connected to the HMA Pro VPN server in Denmark which means that you, your special someone and that extra large bowl of buttery popcorn are now virtually residing in Denmark.
You head back over to Netflix, feeling a little like a modern day MacGyver, and search for Argo again. Here is what you see:
As your special someone is busy trying to pick their jaw up off the floor from being surprised that you were able to so skilfully navigate around the geographical block that Netflix tried to place on you your body warms with the sweet feeling of pride and success.
Congratulations my friend. You have saved date night.
The moral of this story is simple, don’t let the location based blocks that Netflix places on their content libraries stop you from enjoying all that they have to offer.
When you have the ultimate tool to virtually reside in 63 different countries around the world you can quickly and easily navigate around these blocks like James Bond sweet talking his way into that exclusive black tie gala.
Make sure you click here to sign up for HMA before the weekend so you too can save date night.
If you’re interested in a more detailed step-by-step guide on how to switch between the different Netflix library around the world I recommend you check out this guide on how to get American Netflix in Canada as well as this guide which show you the steps to get the Latin American version of Netflix in Canada.