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See the Big Picture - Netflix Uncovered

13th April 2022 Print

Believe it or not, the USA doesn't have the most content on Netflix. It doesn't even rank in the top 10 countries. According to Statista (January 2021), that honor belongs to Ireland, with 6379 movies and TV shows combined. Malaysia is a close second at 6361, followed by Indonesia at 6264, the Philippines at 6192, and Canada at 6162. Nevertheless, the global audience has an insatiable appetite for Netflix movies and TV shows, which is reflected in the statistics. 

There are thousands of shows on Netflix that people in different parts of the world will never see. Truthfully, there is a way to access content reels on Netflix, even if you don't live in Ireland, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, or elsewhere. But before we get there, it's worth exploring why Netflix doesn't standardize its content all over the world? First, let's backtrack to 2007, when Netflix ventured into the streaming business. This tech start-up was a disruptive force back then, hoping to upend the cable TV industry. Fast forward to 2022, Netflix and other movie streaming services have succeeded.

Total Netflix viewership now numbers an estimated 617.4 million people worldwide, approximately 7.9% of the global population. Furthermore, it is estimated that that figure will grow to 670 million by 2024. Given these statistics, it's no wonder that everybody wants to know what's on Netflix. But unfortunately, your friends and family in Asia, Europe, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, and Canada probably watch different TV shows and movies on their Netflix subscriptions.

Why is this? Recall we mentioned licensing agreements with TV and movie studios? The studios are first to pick where they wish to air their content. This content is licensed out to different studios in different countries. Netflix purchases the rights to display content in certain countries. These are known as commercial licensing agreements. It's a real bear for everyday folks who want to watch the latest shows in Australia, but they're not available to USA-based Netflix viewers. So, what are your options?

How Can You Watch Movies and TV Shows In Different Netflix Countries?

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There are a few ways. The most common way is by using a VPN or Virtual Private Network. With a VPN, you can encrypt your traffic and access Netflix from anywhere. When you use a VPN, even if your country doesn't have certain shows and movies, you can still watch them by connecting to a server in another country where they are available.

For example, you live in New York, but you want to watch TV shows only available on Netflix UK. All you need to do is connect to a UK-based server using your VPN client and then log into Netflix, as usual, using your username and password. Once you log in, all of the content available on Netflix UK will be available to you. Pretty neat, huh? 

But there's a catch: not all VPNs work with Netflix because the streaming giant has gotten pretty good at detecting when users try to access its content from outside their home countries. But one in particular still works wonders – check out the Surfshark VPN review that Netflix doesn't want you to read. It's high-tech stuff, for sure. 

Different types of content are licensed out to different regions by the studios that own the material. So even if you're able to use a VPN to access Netflix content from another country, there's no guarantee that all of the shows and movies you want to watch will be available. In other words, using a VPN is a bit of a hit-or-miss proposition when it comes to watching Netflix content from other countries. 

Fortunately, there's another way to watch movies and TV shows from different Netflix countries, and it doesn't involve using a VPN. It's called Smart DNS, and it's a much simpler solution for accessing geo-blocked content. With Smart DNS, your traffic isn't encrypted like it is with a VPN, so you won't have to worry about Netflix detecting that you're trying to access its content from outside of your home country. 

Instead, Smart DNS works by rerouting your traffic through servers in different countries to appear as if you're accessing the internet from that country. This allows you to bypass geo-blocking restrictions and watch Netflix content from other countries without any problems. Best of all, since your traffic isn't encrypted with Smart DNS, you'll still be able to enjoy all of your usual internet speeds without any slowdown. 

How to Use Smart DNS to Watch Movies and TV Shows on Netflix from Other Countries 

If you want to watch movies and TV shows on Netflix from other countries without using a VPN, then Smart DNS is the way to go. It's simple to set up and doesn't require any special software or configurations. All you need is a Smart DNS account and a compatible device. Once you have those, you can start watching Netflix from other countries in just a few minutes. 

If you want to use Smart DNS to watch movies and TV shows on Netflix from other countries, you need to sign up for a Smart DNS account. Once you have an account, you'll be able to access our network of servers in different countries worldwide. 

Next, you'll need to configure your device to use Smart DNS. This process is different for each device, but we have instructions for all of the most popular types of devices on our website. Once your device is configured, all you need to do is connect to a server in the country where you want to watch Netflix content and then log into your account as usual. That's it! You'll be able to watch all of the movies and TV shows available on Netflix in that country without any problems.

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