Here’s why you’d want to do that:
Netflix Canada = 4,000 movies and TV shows in the catalogue
Netflix USA = 9,000+ movies and TV shows in the catalogue
So the Americans get twice the content…
However don’t settle for second (or third or fourth) best – get access to Netflix USA right now and enjoy their entire catalog of amazing movies.
Then the question is, in Canada how do you get American Netflix?
I’ll repeat those numbers once again for shock value:
Netflix Canada = 4,000 movies and TV shows
Netflix USA = 10,000 + movies and TV shows
But did you know this… your Canadian Netflix account can actually access content from both countries.
Now I dunno about you, but I want to watch whatever content I can on Netflix, and I really don’t want to be blocked just because I live in Canada.
Well Netflix is a massive, multi-national company that operates in hundreds of countries across the world.
They go in to each region and sign up the rights to whatever content they can find. Between all these regions they have a pretty awesome catalog of content.
But you know what sucks? In each region the local operators are also signing up content.
If they get it first then Netflix can’t show it in Canada, despite it being in their catalog elsewhere in the world.
Hello. I am evil & want you to pay obscene amounts for content
Yeah… it sucks. It is an old business model, and it’s going to have to change, but for now Netflix USA has content that the local Canadian operators have signed up, then you can’t watch it on the Canadian Netflix.
Oh… but you can watch it. By using the technique explained on this site.
The good news it is really easy to get access to whatever movie or TV show you want on Netflix. They have set it so that if you have an account you gain access to whatever content is available in the country you’re in.
If you log-in in Canada you get the watered down Canadian verison, if you log in in the USA you get the awesome Netflix USA content, if you log-in on Germany you get the euro goodness available there.
The only problem is you’re not going to fly all the way to the USA just to watch the Departed on Netflix are you? Damn straight you’re not.
Luckily you don’t have to, as a VPN means you can fly around the world at the press of a button, without leaving your lounge room!
All you need to unlock the entire Netflix library, including all of the great Netflix USA content, is a VPN/DNS redirection service like the one provided by ExpressVPN.
This makes your internet connection appear as if it’s overseas and tricks the Netflix servers into allowing you to access all of their awesome content.
It’s nerdy and it’s awesome. The good news is it is massively simple to set-up too – just head to ExpressVPN and follow their guides.
Enjoy your new found global freedom.
Well If you log in to Netflix with your region set as the USA then you will see all of the content available there.
But with over 9000 titles it’s kinda hard to find the gems isn’t it?
There is a Canadian site called FlixList which is like a big database-slash-search-engine for Netflix content from around the world.
You can jump on FlixList and find any movie and TV show available on Netflix, and where it is in the world. Then just change your region via ExpressVPN to watch it.
FlixList is free to use by the way.
Now… enjoy your new found global freedom once again!
Interested in other countries? Checkout our Netflix UK & Netflix NZ guides.