How to Change Country on Netflix

You probably know by now that Netflix's catalog of films and TV shows widely differ per region. Whatever's available to stream in America isn't necessarily available in the UK, and vice versa. This makes it difficult to continue watching a show when you're traveling abroad, but also, it's just plain annoying knowing that a movie you've been eyeing for so long would've been available on Netflix if you've simply been in another part of the world. 

The good news is there is an effective (and legal!) way to trick Netflix into thinking you're in a different country, thus unlocking an entirely new library that is yours for the picking. Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, have different features — they protect you from malware and encrypt your data — but their standout feature, at least for us, is that they get through Netflix and other streaming services' geo-block restrictions by giving you a temporary IP address from your country of choice. The more servers a VPN has around the globe, the better chances you have of viewing something from that region seamlessly. So to make a long story short, if you want to maximize your Netflix subscription and gain access to even more movies and TV shows, then you can switch countries using a VPN.

Why should you change regions on Netflix?

It's worth repeating: the difference in Netflix's global libraries is massive. For instance, while all eight Harry Potter films and all 10 seasons of FRIENDS have transferred to Max in the US, they're still available on Netflix in countries (like Australia) that do not have Max. You might also be delighted to know that Slovakia actually has the most extensive Netflix catalog in the world, with over 8,400 titles to its name, while South Korea has the most award-winning films on the platform. So sure, you can subscribe to different streaming services to access more titles, but alternatively, you can just change regions via a VPN and continue to watch Netflix on your homepage like it's an entirely new service with entirely new options.

How do you change countries on Netflix?

To change country on Netflix, first, you'll have to sign into your Netflix account or register for one if you haven't yet. Then, using the same device, download, install, and log into a VPN. Next, you'll want to connect your VPN to a server located in a country of your choice. Don't worry, most VPNs make the country selection as easy as can be. Once the VPN verifies that you're connected to a server in that country, you can refresh Netflix, which will show you all the movies and TV shows available in that country. The final step? Watch as you please!

What VPN should I choose for changing countries on Netflix?

This decision depends entirely on your preferences and budget. But we've had our fair share of experience, so below we've gathered the streaming services that will work best for switching locations when streaming. We've also detailed the existing deals they offer (more of that here) and their specialties if any. 

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NordVPN is currently slashing 69% off its usual price and throwing in 3 extra months for free if you purchase its two-year complete package plan. This means you'll only have to pay about $135 for the first two years, or $5 instead of $15 each month. The complete package plan also comes with exclusive perks like 1TB storage and next-generation file encryption. If you're not happy with the deal, you can have your subscription refunded with NordVPN's 30-day money-back guarantee. 

VPN services like NordVPN are a great way to maximize your streaming subscription since you can always switch up your location and, in turn, the titles available at your disposal. But it's also handy if you want to protect yourself from malware, keep your data private, and connect to your devices remotely. 

The most popular deal offered by ExpressVPN right now is a one-year plan that slashes 49% off the service's regular monthly price of $12.95. Since this deal also gives you three extra months for free, that's like paying for a 15-month VPN subscription for only $6.67/month. Not bad, considering that for that low price, you get to browse securely, protect yourself from malware, and if you're streaming, unblock geographic restrictions and switch to one of ExpressVPN's many servers across the world.

Note that the deal is only available on the ExpressVPN website, and you can always have it refunded via its 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not happy with it. You can avail of the deal until the end of the year.

If you purchase Surfshark's two-year plan, the VPN service is throwing in 4 months free and slashing 85% off the regular monthly price as part of an ongoing deal. That comes to $2.73/month (instead of $17.95) or $76.56 for the entire 28 months. After that, unless you cancel, your account automatically renews and charges $79/year. You can also test the deal first to see how it fits and request a refund through a 30-day money-back guarantee. 

This Surfshark plan includes usual VPN services like private browsing, ad blockers, antivirus protection, and real-time breach alerts, but for an added price (not included in the current deal), it also offers data removal from private and public sites.

PIA VPN has an ongoing deal that slashes a whopping 83% off the regular monthly price and adds four more months for free if you purchase its three-year plan. Under the deal, you only have to pay $1.98, instead of the usual $11.95, per month, which comes to a reasonable total of $79 for 40 months. If you're not familiar with the VPN service, PIA (short for Private Internet Access) prides itself on being an "everyday" easy-to-use VPN, but arguably the best part about is it allows an unlimited number of devices to connect to the service, and that it has servers in about 91 countries (including all 50 states in the US). 

Like most VPN deals, you have about a month to decide whether you want to pay for the service you've just tried. If you don't, you can request a refund with their 30-day money-back guarantee.

Proton VPN is currently slashing 50% of its regular monthly price if you purchase their 24-month plan. That means instead of the usual $10, you only have to pay about $5 every month for two years. Take note, however, that the Swiss-based service charges in euros, so the exact price is €4.99, instead of €9.99, per month. Switzerland famously has some of the strongest privacy laws in the world, so together with its open-source and no-logs policies, this makes Proton VPN an ideal option for those seeking an extra layer of security and protection when browsing and streaming. 

You can save up to $125 with this deal, but if you're not satisfied with it, you can choose to get a refund through its 30-day money-back guarantee.

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