How to watch Harry Potter on Netflix

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Looking to watch Harry Potter but can’t find it on Netflix? We’ve got all the details you need to unlock the popular wizard movies in your country.

The Harry Potter series was an instant hit ever since it first emerged. Whether you fell in love with the JK Rowling books or the Warner Bros movies, the name ‘Harry Potter’ became one of the best known in the world.

It is so popular that people are still eager to re-watch the films even today. Furthermore, the relatively new Fantastic Beasts series relied heavily on the Harry Potter hype that is still very much alive today.

So, if you have no particular plans for this weekend or you’ve got a free evening, why not go on a Harry Potter Netflix binge, and remind yourself of an epic story that J.K. Rowling brought to life?

Below I’ll be showing you how.

Is the Harry Potter series available on Netflix?

Unfortunately, most regions around the world cannot access the Harry Potter series on Netflix. It is not listed.

UK Netflix does not have it, and neither does the US. You can’t even find it on Canada’s version of Netflix.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Deathly Hallows, Chamber of Secrets or any other movie – you won’t find them.

Harry Potter hair and glasses

The only Netflix regions that do have it are the ones for Australia and New Zealand. This poses an issue if you plan to watch it on Netflix, but there is a way around this restriction.

What do you need to watch Harry Potter?

As mentioned, the Harry Potter series is only available on some Netflix regions. To access it, you will have to gain access to Australia’s or New Zealand’s version of the site.

This can be achieved successfully by using a VPN, such as ExpressVPN which is your best bet.

VPN: Is a tool used by millions of users to protect their online privacy and can help you change your location.

ExpressVPN is fast, which makes it perfect for streaming the Harry Potter series. It has servers in both Australia and New Zealand, and best of all – it can unblock Netflix.

This is not something that a lot of VPNs can do, but there are a few more that you might choose apart from ExpressVPN, and those are NordVPN, CyberGhost and IPVanish. But, you may find your success rate lesser with those providers as Netflix continually blocks some VPN services.

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How to watch the Harry Potter series: Step-by-Step

Now that you know what you need, it is time to find out how to pull it all off. The process is relatively simple, and all you need to do is follow these five steps:

  1. Pick a VPN like ExpressVPN, visit their site and create an account. You will have to pick a payment plan and enter your payment details, as well.
  2. Once you do that, you will be presented with various dedicated apps, for different systems and devices. Find the one you need, and download it.
  3. Then you will have to install it. After installation, launch it and log in.
  4. At this point, you should connect to Australia by pressing the ‘‘ button then select ‘All Locations‘, ‘Asia Pacific‘ and click ‘Australia‘.
  5. You’ll now need to press ‘Connect‘.
  6. Once connected, open the Netflix app or visit the Netflix website and search ‘Harry Potter’. You’ll now have access to watch all the movies.
ExpressVPN app connecting to Australia

Watch Harry Potter with ExpressVPN.

Will US Netflix ever have the Harry Potter movies?

Unfortunately, this is very unlikely to happen.

It is not that Netflix does not want United States customers to watch Harry Potter movies online, but due to reasons such as licensing, it would be challenging to pull it off.

It is possible that things might change in years to come, but that would require specific circumstances, and so we do not count on it.

You can currently watch it on the HBO streaming service, although it is unlikely that it will remain there forever due to similar reasons.

The best way to ensure you can watch when you want Hogwarts fans is by using the VPN solution explained above.

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Is Harry Potter on Amazon Prime or Hulu?

Similarly to Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu also do not feature Harry Potter films, which pretty much leaves you with HBO if you’re in the US, or Australian Netflix through a VPN if you’re anywhere else or in the US and don’t have access to HBO.

Harry Potter cast in old computer style graphic

This is often the case when it comes to licenses and legal difficulties, and while unfortunate, there is nothing you can do about it.

Don’t worry, however, as you can quickly fire up a VPN app and watch Harry Potter on Netflix wherever you are in the world.

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Harry Potter has been a phenomenon for over two decades, from the moment the first book came out until the last film aired.

Indeed, many would say that it still survives to this day, and it certainly has a massive fandom. However, it is not that easy to find it online to stream, as licensing prevents services from offering it in most regions.

But, if you want to watch it, there is a way, although it will require the use of a VPN, as we explained before.

The process is simple. Sign up for ExpressVPN and download their app. Then connect to Australia.

Once you’re connected, you can visit Netflix like usual or open their app and binge watch Daniel Radcliffe and the gang in any Harry Potter movie you wish.

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