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Netflix has expanded to 100+ countries, does this mean I can watch while overseas?

Old Jan 7, 16, 4:04 pm
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Netflix has expanded to 100+ countries, does this mean I can watch while overseas?

Now that Netflix has expanded too 100+ new countries,
does this mean I can watch Netflix when I travel overseas
to one of those countries? I am a US-based subscriber
for the last 5 years.

Thanks!
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Old Jan 7, 16, 5:16 pm
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Yes - although the choice of programmes will be different.
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Old Jan 7, 16, 5:48 pm
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Yes - although the choice of programmes will be different.
I have a US-based Netflix subscription. If I travel to Singapore with my laptop,
I assume I'll only be able to watch whatever movies or TV programs that the
Singaporean Netflix subscribers over there? That's fine by me, as long I have
something to watch.
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Old Jan 7, 16, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by weltfrieden View Post
I have a US-based Netflix subscription. If I travel to Singapore with my laptop,
I assume I'll only be able to watch whatever movies or TV programs that the
Singaporean Netflix subscribers over there? That's fine by me, as long I have
something to watch.
Yes, can confirm. I have a US Netflix account and am currently in Singapore. It's mostly Netflix Originals (House of Cards and Orange is the New Black not included) and some kids shows.
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Old Jan 7, 16, 6:40 pm
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Yes, can confirm. I have a US Netflix account and am currently in Singapore. It's mostly Netflix Originals (House of Cards and Orange is the New Black not included) and some kids shows.
so there are no actual movies?

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Old Jan 7, 16, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by weltfrieden View Post
so there are no actual movies?

thanks
I just had a browse - there are lots of movies! The selection isn't as broad but there's definitely enough from each genre to keep one busy.

Sorry I wasn't more informative earlier, I watch TV shows so those were suggested in the top few rows. OITNB has popped up.
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Old Jan 8, 16, 12:27 am
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I just had a browse - there are lots of movies! The selection isn't as broad but there's definitely enough from each genre to keep one busy.

Sorry I wasn't more informative earlier, I watch TV shows so those were suggested in the top few rows. OITNB has popped up.
Thanks!
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Old Jan 8, 16, 8:06 pm
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I just had a browse - there are lots of movies! The selection isn't as broad but there's definitely enough from each genre to keep one busy.

Sorry I wasn't more informative earlier, I watch TV shows so those were suggested in the top few rows. OITNB has popped up.

I just tried it with a VPN server with IP in Singapore. Netflix works great!
However, a bunch movies seem to be missing.(probably because Netflix
doesn't have the rights to those movies for that market?)

Just out of curiosity, I switched to VPN servers in Saudi Arabia and other
questionable countries.(those that are not on Netflix's list of new countries)
Didn't work there... no surprise.
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Old Jan 8, 16, 8:54 pm
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Originally Posted by weltfrieden View Post
Now that Netflix has expanded too 100+ new countries,
does this mean I can watch Netflix when I travel overseas
to one of those countries? I am a US-based subscriber
for the last 5 years.

Thanks!
As I understand it you should be able for the most part to get the programming you get in the US with the exception that programming that is carried on local providers e.g. in Israel programs carried by the Hot or Yes service will not be available on Netflix. It's probably the same in other countries that have agreements with content providers.
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Old Jan 9, 16, 6:36 am
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Originally Posted by weekilter View Post
As I understand it you should be able for the most part to get the programming you get in the US with the exception that programming that is carried on local providers e.g. in Israel programs carried by the Hot or Yes service will not be available on Netflix. It's probably the same in other countries that have agreements with content providers.
Yes. That said, if the programs are in part licensed to a local provider in the foreign country, sometimes it was still available on Netflix but in a foreign language only.
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Old Jan 9, 16, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by weltfrieden View Post
I just tried it with a VPN server with IP in Singapore. Netflix works great!
However, a bunch movies seem to be missing.(probably because Netflix
doesn't have the rights to those movies for that market?)
You can always VPN back to the US to get the US shows you are used to
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Old Jan 9, 16, 9:07 am
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You can always VPN back to the US to get the US shows you are used to
I'm a board-certified cheapskate. Is there a free VPN that's fast enough to stream Netflix?
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Old Jan 9, 16, 10:07 am
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I'm a board-certified cheapskate. Is there a free VPN that's fast enough to stream Netflix?
TunnelBear works well and gives 500MB/month on their free accounts. It's enough for an episode of Transparent.

Check slickdeals.net often. They sometimes have deals from VPN providers. But most of them - ibvpn, tunnel bear, and PIA - are quite reasonable.
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Old Jan 10, 16, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by SIA747Megatop View Post
I just had a browse - there are lots of movies! The selection isn't as broad but there's definitely enough from each genre to keep one busy.

Sorry I wasn't more informative earlier, I watch TV shows so those were suggested in the top few rows. OITNB has popped up.
Do you have any Singaporean friends/family/co-workers who has
signed up for a new Netflix Singapore account? I'm just wondering
if they get any different programming.... (as opposed to those of us
who have US accounts for accessing Netflix while in Singapore)
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Originally Posted by weltfrieden View Post
I just tried it with a VPN server with IP in Singapore. Netflix works great!
However, a bunch movies seem to be missing.(probably because Netflix
doesn't have the rights to those movies for that market?)

Just out of curiosity, I switched to VPN servers in Saudi Arabia and other
questionable countries.(those that are not on Netflix's list of new countries)
Didn't work there... no surprise.
Also out of curiosity, I get that NF would remove some items from the search/browse results depending on where you're currently located, US account or not, BUT do you get localized additions as well?

For example, if you're in Asia (Singapore since that has been the test bed so far), do you get additional Singapore specific movies and shows or is it just the US selection minus a few things?
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