How to watch Canadian Netflix in Mexico
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Looking to stream Netflix Canada? This is the guide for you!
If you are a Canadian who loves watching your country’s version of Netflix, but you plan to move or travel to Mexico and you are concerned about not being able to watch your favourite shows and movies – have no fear, we have a solution.
This solution will also work if you’re Mexican or any other national who wishes to watch some of the Netflix shows and other content that is only available in Canada.
If this sounds interesting to you, then keep scrolling down, and I will tell you all you need to know about accessing Netflix Canada from Mexico.
Oh, and if you’re limited for time, you can skip straight to the instructions here.
What you will need for this
As you may know, Netflix has a different catalogue of shows and films for every country.
Depending on which country you are currently in, you will see different things. Some countries have more films, others less. Some more TV shows, others less….
You get the idea.
This is done due to the popularity of certain content in certain areas, but more importantly, because of the streaming rights they have in any one given region.
So, to gain access to things only available in Canada, you will need an app. This app is called a ‘VPN‘ which stands for Virtual Private Network.
Bear with me. It’s nowhere near as complicated as it sounds.
These are online privacy apps that allow you to change your online location at will, and appear to be located elsewhere.
In other words, all you need to do is make a few clicks on your laptop, phone, tablet or other device, and you will appear to be back in Canada, with Canadian Netflix at your disposal.
Which VPN to use?
The problem with VPNs is that there are so many of them out there.
There are hundreds of services, and so, new users have no idea which ones to choose.
And make no mistake; choosing a VPN is the most critical part. They differ when it comes to security, privacy features, server locations and speed. The last two being the most critical for streaming video like Netflix.
After testing what’s available out there, I settled on ExpressVPN.
With this service, you will be able to unblock pretty much anything on Netflix, and Canadian Netflix can be reached with just a few steps, but more on that later.
ExpressVPN has over 3,000 servers in 94 countries, so you can browse the open internet as much as you want. Including their Canadian location which opens up Netflix Canada.
It also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, in case you are not satisfied with the service and you want your money back.
They’re not the only decent service though. A few others to check out are CyberGhost VPN and Surfshark. You’re free to choose.
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How to unblock Canadian Netflix
Now that you know which VPN to use let’s talk about how to get one and how to set everything up.
There are only a few steps to doing so, and they are so straightforward that you can do it on your own, even if you are not particularly tech-savvy.
Here is what you need to do:
- Start by going to ExpressVPN website.
- Click the big, red ‘Get ExpressVPN’ button.
- Pick one of the three offered payment plans (1-month, 6-months, or 12-months), enter your email, and payment information.
- Download the ExpressVPN app for the device you need. Do it from the site for your PC, or your app store for mobile or Smart TV.
- Install the app.
- Open the app and log into it.
- Once inside, press on Selected Location, then search Canada and click it. You may also need to press Connect.
- Go to Netflix and stream any of the Canadian films or TV shows.
As you can see, there are only a few short steps, all of which are very easy to do, and you should have no trouble at all when it comes to completing the process within minutes.
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Canadian Netflix vs Mexican Netflix
At one point, you may have wondered how do Canadian Netflix and Mexican Netflix compare?
It’s a common question.
Which one has more shows or movies, and alike? The truth is that the two countries are somewhat similar when it comes to the numbers.
For example, Mexican Netflix offers 637 TV shows and 2,859 movies. Meanwhile, Canadian Netflix has 629 TV shows and 2,942 movies.
In other words, it has slightly more movies and slightly fewer shows.
However, the big difference is that not all of them are the same. While they may have similar numbers, the actual films and shows available can differ widely.
Is it legal to use a VPN?
While there are some parts of the world where the use of a VPN is forbidden, such as China or Russia, those countries are an exception, and you have nothing to fear if you wish to use it in North America.
In other words, feel free to use the VPN in Mexico, Canada, or the US as much as you like.
This is true for most countries around the world, so you should not have any trouble.
What else can a VPN help with?
We have mentioned that VPNs are used for privacy and security, and that is true.
Many would say that VPN is the ultimate online security tool, as it completely hides your content from anyone, including hackers, the government, and even your internet provider.
Feel free to use VPNs to access anything that Canada has to offer, even if you want to access content other than Netflix, including:
VPNs can unlock the entire internet for you and give you full access to everything that the online world has to offer.
Since ExpressVPN has servers in Mexico, you can even access local content securely and quickly.
Accessing Canadian content from Mexico is impossible ordinarily.
However, by using a VPN, you can avoid such annoyances and get watching whatever you want.
So to recap:
You’ll need a VPN from ExpressVPN or one of the other suggested providers above.
Sign up for their service and download their app. Once logged in select and connect to Canada. Once connected, you’ll be able to access Netflix like normal gaining access to the entire Canadian catalogue.
Why not think about using it to watch American Netflix too? You can do both with just one account!
I would love to hear what you’ve been watching or how easy you found this process. Let me know in the comments section below.