How To Watch Netflix From Other Countries Bypassing Geographical Restrictions

This tutorial will let you know how you can watch Netflix TV shows and movies available in another country from your location. Let’s say that you are in Sweden and want to watch a TV show that is not there in Netflix Sweden library but is available for US users. Normally some of the Netflix contents are not available in such scenarios or they are available after a certain period of time. But don’t you worry as we are going to uncover the way with which you can do so. This will help you to access the US Netflix library from Sweden, UK or from any other location for that matter.

I have been a Netflix fanboy ever since it was launched in India. With plenty of thrilling TV shows and countless hidden categories, it is my favorite place to go to in my leisure time. But the other day, I couldn’t find a TV show by the name of Supernatural in India, even after exploring all the hidden categories.

US Show Not Available in other country on Netflix
Supernatural Show not available in my region (India)

After searching a bit for the reason behind it, I got to know that the Netflix library varies from country to country. Here’s why.

Why Is Netflix Library Different In Every Country?

Netflix has to buy a license for each TV show or movie they stream in your country. Now, if the TV Show or a movie is not so popular in a country then they won’t get the license of that show for that particular country. The logic behind this is simple as you might have guessed. If they purchase a license for content that is not viewed much then they won’t be able to recover the expenses.

You can get more insights in the video below.

So, I figured out why it was not able to find Supernatural in my Netflix account in India. Now, getting to the crux of this article let us see how you can unblock Netflix and watch from a different country.

Watch Netflix From Other Countries By Changing Region

To use and watch Netflix TV shows of other countries you need to use a VPN(Virtual Private Network). VPN tricks Netflix to think that you are in a different location but actually, you are in your region. There are many choices here to select a VPN service but most of them are paid.

But after researching a lot we got two services for you that are also offering free services with some limitations. Though the paid ones have their own advantages. Here we are going to use Windshare and ProtonVPN services with the help of which you can watch Netflix content without geographical restrictions.

1. ProtonVPN

It is a freemium VPN service which you can use to change the region or country on Netflix. You can head over to ProtonVPN and register a free account with them. It’s a swiss-based VPN provider and it has some of the best privacy policies regarding web browsing and free from the restrictions of US and UK protocols.

It is also compatible with multiplatform and you can select from the given plans i.e Free, Basic and Plus. Once done creating an account with them and installing the application follow the given steps:

1. The first thing to do is logging in using the credentials. Then you will be able to see a World Map with locations marked with a triangle and status of connection at the top. And on the left panel, you will have the current IP address and the name of the countries.

Proton VPN - Watch Netflix shows from other countries

2. Here, select the location in which you want to connect the VPN. You can either select to connect from the map or from the list of countries.

use Proton VPN for Netflix streaming

3. Then it will start authenticating the connection and as soon as it is connected the marker for that location will turn green, the status will be CONNECTED and you will see the detailed information for the connected VPN.

Proton VPN - Change country or region in Netflix

Now browse on Netflix to see the shows and movies that are only available to a particular country without going anywhere. That is it!Watch Netflix from other country

Limitations To ProtonVPN Free Plan

You can use the free plan to connect only with three locations. And it can be used just in 1 device at a time, but the good thing is there is no data restriction. Though you can upgrade to increase these limits with plans starting from $4/month.

If you do not enjoy using ProtonVPN free services as they have certain limitations and can be slow at times, then you can go for paid VPN services like ExpressVPN.

2. Windscribe

Windscribe is one of the best VPN services for streaming of online contents safe and securely. Unlike most of the services, you can opt to use it for free with a limit of 10 GB per month, which also can be increased with additional offers or by purchasing its Pro plans. You can get started and create a free account with Windscribe.

The best part about this tool is that it can be used in multiple platforms like web browser using the Chrome Extension, PC with a desktop application and even on smartphones and smart TVs. You can download the required app from their website itself and use it accordingly. Once you are done creating an account, download the Chrome extension as it will be very helpful while using Netflix on the browsers. Then:

1. On the Chrome Browser, click the Windscribe extension that you just added. Here you may need to log in using the Windscribe account that you created.

2. Now you will be able to see the data limit in your account. Under that, you will see the status as DISCONNECTED. Click here and you can either select any desired location to host the VPN or select Cruise control for automatic selection. In this case, I will select US as I want to access Netflix US TV show.

watch Netflix without geographical restrictions

3. Once done, click on the power button and wait till it glows in blue color indicating the VPN is ON and the status is Connected as shown on the screenshot below.

Windshare - Watch Netflix content from other countries

Now all you have to do is open Netflix, login to your account and search for the content you are looking for that might not be available earlier. It’s that simple.

Limitations Of Windscribe Free Account

Though the free account provides enough monthly data and a secure connection, it comes with a limitation. In the free account, you will only get selected locations. To unlock the rest of the locations and use them, you can upgrade to Pro plans starting at $4.08/month. Or you can save more by building your own plan.

We also recommend going through the following handpicked Netflix tutorials for you.

1. Add and View IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes Ratings on Netflix

2. Change Netflix Video Quality To Control Data Usage

Wrapping Up

We hope that you were able to watch the Netflix TV show that was not available in your country by using this hack. If you watch Netflix on the web browsers then Windscribe is a good option as it can be used just with an extension. For the Netflix application, you can use any of the given as per your choice.

Though both are good, no data limit in the free account of ProtonVPN seems impressive. But if you don’t want to compromise on the speed and the available options then better go for ExpressVPN.

Hemant Mendiratta
Hemant Mendiratta is a passionate blogger and keeps a keen eye on useful apps and gadgets. Absolutely loves running and is currently training for his first Marathon. You can connect with him on:

8 COMMENTS

  1. this does not work. You can not access netflix with a proxy or vpn turned on. You get a message that something went wrong. They updated their end user agreement.

  2. I had the same problem trying to access Canadian content in the US using Hola. Netflix detects a VPN and blocks access.

  3. Yeah, this doesn’t work anymore. I was trying to watch Orphan Black on Swedish Netflix and told me there was an error because it detected a proxy. Ugh. I really wanted to watch that show.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here