Netflix is a wonderful streaming service, offering thousands of different movies and TV shows from across the world, all at quite an affordable monthly fee, which might speak to its widespread popularity.
However, there’s a high chance that the entire content on Netflix isn’t available in your country, or you might even be traveling or moving abroad and would like to change your subscription. As the content on Netflix can vary significantly depending on the location, all of these reasons could prompt you to change your country, in an effort to extend your library or adjust it to your current life.
To that end, here is a quick guide detailing just how you could change your country on Netflix:
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Using a VPN to change your country
Netflix uses IP addresses in order to determine your current location. For that reason, the best option for altering your apparent region would be to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) which will help to hide your IP and present it as if you’re currently in a different location. This will then allow you to access the Netflix content of the specific region that you choose.
Some of the best and most reliable VPN services that are proven to work with Netflix include NordVPN, ExpressVPN, and Surfshark. Take your pick, and then follow the steps below to use it:
- Download the selected VPN app, and install it on your mobile device or computer.
- Once the application has been installed, you will need to make an account on your chosen service. You will most likely have to enter your payment information here as well.
- After the process is complete, simply load the VPN app. Here, you will have the opportunity to choose a specific server location/country from which you’d like to view Netflix content. Just click on your preferred location and you will instantly be linked to an appropriate server.
- Finally, load Netflix and sign in as usual. You should now notice a difference in the library that’s available to you.
Note: All the VPNs mentioned above are paid services that operate through a monthly subscription, but they are among the most efficient and trusted platforms. Although there are a number of free VPN options available, they most likely won’t manage to work with Netflix at all, or they will give you a hard time loading and streaming content.
Traveling abroad with Netflix
When you are going on a vacation abroad, the library that you can see on Netflix will be that of the country you’re currently visiting instead of your native content. While this could be a great option for expanding your horizons and accessing new content, it’s possible won’t have the option to access some movies or TV shows from your own country, as the offer can be vastly different. If this is the case, using a VPN is still the best course of action for viewing your native content when abroad.
Moving abroad with Netflix
If you are permanently moving abroad with Netflix, however, you could be looking for a more suitable solution.
While you would still have the ability to use Netflix, not only will the content of the new country be displayed, but you will also be billed according to your old currency and the payment option which you chose when you first created an account. This, of course, is not the ideal option for most Netflix users.
Unfortunately, there is no simple way to alter your country on Netflix when moving. You will have to cancel your current account and wait for your subscription to pass. Then, retrieve your account in the new country in order to be billed according to the local payment method and currency. However, it would be best to find out whether Netflix is actually available in the new location beforehand.
And that’s it! Whether you are planning to move abroad, or you simply want to access different content on Netflix, you can now effortlessly do so, just by following the helpful guide above.