How to watch Canadian Netflix in Indonesia
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Suppose you are a Canadian and you are planning a vacation in some exotic country such as Indonesia. In that case, you might want to prepare yourself for all kinds of situations, which also includes having to kill some time.
A perfect way to do this anywhere in the world is to watch your favourite shows and movies on Netflix.
However, you might find that Indonesian Netflix does not have access to nearly as many movies and shows as the Canadian version.
This is the same problem that Indonesian locals and Canadian expats in Indonesia are facing. Luckily, there is a single solution for all three groups.
In this article, I’ll be covering this question and teaching you everything you to know to unlock Netflix Canada.
What you will need
In order to expand the very limited library of Indonesian Netflix, and be able to access the Canadian catalogue, you will need an app called a VPN.
VPNs are online privacy, security, and anonymity apps that provide you with numerous useful features. Mainly their purpose is to protect your privacy online.
However, there’s a super-useful side feature that allows you to unblock content from all over the world.
In fact, the network of servers provided are just what you need in this situation, as they allow you to replace your IP address with another, owned by the VPN and tied to the server’s physical location.
It sounds more complicated than it is, so bear with me.
Borrowing this IP address will make it look like you are located elsewhere in the world, and you will unlock geo-restricted content on the internet.
So if you’re in Jakarta, Bali, the Gili Islands, Yogyakarta or anywhere else, you’ll be able to make it appear like you’re in Canada.
Where can I get a VPN?
One thing that you should know is that not every VPN works with Netflix, which means that picking the right one is extremely important.
After some extensive testing, I found ExpressVPN to be about the best. They work with Canadian Netflix and a few other countries too.
This VPN offers some of the fastest speeds in the industry, which makes it perfect for streaming content on Netflix. In addition, it has a massive server network of 3,000 servers in 94 different countries.
It works on pretty much every device you can think of using, and it has a 30-day money-back guarantee, in case you change your mind. All in all, it is the perfect app for watching Netflix Canada.
However, there are also alternatives, such as CyberGhost and Surfshark, if you decide to try another service. The choice is yours!
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How to set it up
Setting up ExpressVPN is a fairly simple task and something that anyone can do within a few minutes.
Just follow the quick steps below to get started:
- Go to ExpressVPN Website or one of the other recommended services above.
- Sign up for an account by entering your email, picking a payment plan, choosing a payment method, and filling out the details.
- Next, download the app for the device/system that you want to watch on. You can do that from the site, or from the app stores.
- Install the app and log in.
- Press Selected Location and browse through the list until you find Canada. Tap on it and click Connect.
- Now head over to the Netflix site or use the app and enjoy Canadian Netflix.
If you still see the Indonesia selection on a phone/tablet then you’ll need to ‘force stop’ the app or reboot your device to clear the memory.
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Is Canadian Netflix better than Indonesian Netflix?
If you were wondering if Canadian Netflix is truly so much better that it pays to go through all the trouble, let us reassure you right away – it is.
Canadian Netflix has tons and tons of content that you cannot access in Indonesia. But, don’t take our word for it, take a look at the numbers.
In Indonesia, if you access Netflix, you will have access to 186 different TV shows, and 517 movies, which is not too bad, right?
However, if you connect to Canada, you will be able to access 629 TV shows and 2942 movies. Unfortunately, Indonesian Netflix is tiny when compared to the Canadian one, which is why you should not miss out on the opportunity to enjoy more content.
What else can I use the VPN for?
Of course, VPN does a lot more than just unblocking Canadian Netflix.
You can also access censored content by connecting to a country where that content is not censored. You can also unblock numerous other streaming services, and Netflix catalogues in other countries, as well. Like the United States or Japan, for example.
Lastly, using a VPN just for the sake of security is also a good idea.
You are in danger of being hacked whenever you use a public hotspot, which is pretty much all the time for travellers and tourists.
Even if you are a local and you use your home internet, you are still in danger of government surveillance, malicious websites, phishing attacks, and all kinds of other issues out there.
A VPN can help you reduce the dangers and deal with most of these solutions simply by turning it on and connecting to it.
Indonesia may be a beautiful and exotic country, but when it comes to its Netflix catalogue, you will soon find out that it doesn’t have that much to offer.
Especially if you are a tourist or an expat from a country with a much bigger Netflix library, such as Canada.
Fortunately, there is a way for travellers to access Canadian content from Indonesia, and it will work just as well for Indonesians who are not satisfied with what Netflix assigned to their country.
So, sign up for ExpressVPN, download their app and connect to Canada. Then you can enjoy more films and more TV shows no matter if you registered your Netflix account in Canada, Indonesia or any other country.