Why is the Netflix streaming offer not the same everywhere? And how can you use everything?
You've probably wondered or even been annoyed why you can't watch series or movies on Netflix just because you're in the "wrong" country. Sure: A VPN can help, but it's not so easy anymore. But why do these differences even exist? Why doesn't Netflix just show the same thousands of movies and series everywhere? Unfortunately, that's not so easy. We'll tell you why: Netflix can be used in over 190 countries around the world. Paying the same monthly fee (which, by the way, is getting higher now) doesn't mean you get the same content as other users in other countries. Because Netflix offers different movies and series in each country. In the USA, the service offers the most content, but if you travel to Malaysia, the catalogue will look very different. You can watch new movies, but others that you could stream in the USA will be blocked.
But why does Netflix content vary from country to country?
The simplest answer is content licensing. The license includes the agreed upon terms and conditions to which the distribution of the media by a third party such as Netflix is subject and the scope of use by the users, as well as the associated fee. As Netflix is active in so many countries, it is naturally confronted with a correspondingly large number of laws regarding content licensing. For example, if a Brazilian service wants to launch in India, it would first have to sign a licensing agreement with its Indian label counterpart. That's why the whole series and films often go on air with different dates and not all of them at the same time.
Film studios rely on strict copyright laws
Another reason is that the film business is just a business like so many others. And profit is everything. Without turnover, the film industry couldn't survive. By 2018, the global film industry was worth 136 billion dollars. Part of that money is, of course, invested in the production of new films. Blockbusters can run into millions of dollars ... With such large sums at stake there are many reasons to protect such investments. The best and easiest way for studios to do this is to strictly enforce copyright laws.
Supply according to market or regional demand
To get the most out of Netflix's vast global market, the studios impose their copyright laws on a country-by-country basis. Different markets have different demands for specific content. For example, an action hit in Europe might be a flop in Asia. With this in mind, Netflix studios charge higher royalties in some regions than in others. From this perspective, it is only logical that Netflix cannot (and should not) show the same everywhere.
Can you change your "real" Netflix region and view your favorite content from anywhere
Netflix usually knows where you are streaming from - by your IP address. Once the service knows where you are, it's much easier to control what you can or can't watch. For example, if you are streaming in Germany, you can only view content that is valid in Germany. Exclusive US content, on the other hand, is not available to you. This can be really annoying if the new season of your favorite show is only available in the USA and you have to wait. Or if you're traveling and would like to continue watching one of your series - but it's blocked in your holiday region.
With a suitable VPN you can stream any Netflix content regardless of region
Do what? We need a VPN! A VPN disguises your true IP address and Netflix or other parties only see the IP address of your VPN. You remain anonymous and secure - and can conveniently choose the server of your choice in a country of your choice. For example the USA or France. Depending on the servers offered by your VPN provider. With a VPN, you can bypass Netflix's geographical barriers at best. At best, because Netflix unfortunately now recognizes VPNs and prevents bypassing the geographic lockout. BUT: There are still VPNs that Netflix does not recognize . At least in some regions. These currently include Surfshark, NordVPN, ProtonVPN, VyprVPN and ExpressVPN. Unfortunately, this may change from now on.
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