How to watch Canadian Netflix in the UK
Jeff, TV analyst for WatchTVAbroad hails from Pennsylvania, United States and after growing up disinterested in sport found his sport calling in his late teenage years. Now he loves nothing more than streaming boxing, MMA and other combat sports.
For years now, online streaming services like Netflix have been attracting more and more users, taking them away from traditional television.
But what if you want to watch your favourite Canadian shows in the UK? It’s what I’ll be answering further down in this article.
The reason streaming services have exploded is simple – the subscription is much cheaper, and you get to watch whatever you want, whenever you want, and wherever you want, all of that with no commercials or delays.
Netflix has had a particularly strong impact in the UK, as some reports from February 2019 revealed that nearly a million Brits canceled their TV license as viewers ditched the BBC in favour of Netflix and similar streaming services.
Even so, the UK Netflix remains somewhat limited when compared to the service’s full potential, and if you wanted to watch a catalog of a different country, such as Canada, which has significantly more shows and movies, you needed to move there.
However, this is not your only option, and if you wanted to know of an alternative – we are about to explain it.
What you need to access Netflix Canada
Whether you are a UK local, an expat, or you are simply visiting the country from Canada, and you want to watch Canadian Netflix, the way to go about it is to use a VPN.
VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, are online security and anonymity apps that allow you to bypass geo-restrictions and censorship as part of their service.
This means that you can use their networks to connect to a different region, and you will have access to everything that this region has access to.
As you can imagine, this can come as quite a handy way to watch Canadian Netflix while never stepping outside from your home in the UK.
Which VPN to use?
The second thing to know is which VPN to use.
This is probably the most important thing to consider, as not all VPN services offer the same quality of service.
Many are unable to access Netflix, which is why you need to be careful when picking one.
In our testing, we found ExpressVPN to be the best option, a service that is often considered to be the industry’s finest, with blazing speeds and access points in 94 countries.
Naturally, Canada is one of them.
With ExpressVPN, you will be able to watch oversea Netflix without constant buffering, and you are likely to completely forget about it while enjoying all the shows and movies that you otherwise would not have access to.
And, if you subscribe to it and don’t like it, it also has a 30-day money-back guarantee.
There are other choices, such as CyberGhost or Surfshark, both of which are just as good, and they both work with Canadian Netflix so you’re free to shop about and choose.
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How to set up a VPN?
If you decide to try out this method, you need to start by obtaining a VPN.
Once again, we suggest getting ExpressVPN and checking it out. Here is how you can do that:
- Go to ExpressVPN site and sign up.
- Enter your payment details and choose a payment plan.
- Download the ExpressVPN app for the device of your choice (from the website or the appropriate app store).
- Install the app, launch it, and log into it.
- Locate a list of servers and connect to any server in Canada.
- Go to Netflix and watch anything that Canada has to offer.
As you can tell, the process is simple and quick, and you should be done within only a few minutes.
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How does Canadian Netflix differ from UK Netflix?
One obvious question that you may have asked already is why you should connect to Canadian Netflix? Is it really that much better than the one you can already access in the UK?
According to current data, it seems that it is.
As we explained earlier, Netflix offers different shows and movies in different locations, and at this time, the UK has access to 542 various shows and 2425 different movies.
Canada, on the other hand, can access 2942 movies and 629 different shows, meaning that it has nearly 100 more shows and over 500 movies more than the UK.
In other words, it is definitely worth watching, and you will get a lot of new content if you gain access to it.
Not to mention that it is a perfect way for Canadian expats and travellers to gain access to the content they used to watch at home, but now can’t in the UK.
Is it safe to use VPNs?
One thing that you may be wondering is if using VPNs is safe and legal?
The answer is yes, VPN technology is perfectly legal in the UK and Canada alike, as well as in most other countries around the world.
You won’t be breaking any laws by using it. You also have the added bonus that that enhance your online security.
Netflix is a perfect way to pass the time and enjoy some quality content, but depending on where you are in the world, you may have some trouble accessing the content you want.
If you are in the UK and you wish to watch Canadian Netflix for extra shows and movies, you have to use additional tools to hide your location and appear to be located elsewhere.
VPNs are the best way to go about it, and while not all of them will work with Netflix, the ones mentioned above – ExpressVPN, CyberGhost, and Surfshark do.
Simply connect to any server in Canada, and you will be able to watch an unlimited amount of Canadian Netflix from within the UK or any other country.