How to watch Korean Netflix in Australia



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Are you one of the 23,000 Korean students studying in Australia, travelling there or have a love for everything Korean?

If so, you won’t want to miss out on the latest K-Drama’s that can be found on Netflix such as ‘Something In The Rain’ or even ‘Hello My Twenties’, both of which are up there with the highest rated K-Dramas ever.

The problem is, you’ll struggle to find these shows and you certainly won’t find them on Australian Netflix.

However, I’ll show you the sneaky way you can access Korean Netflix with ease so that you can watch all of your favourite Korean shows in Australia.

What you’ll need to get watching

To access Korean Netflix, you will need to get a VPN.

A VPN is an app that allows you to access region-restricted websites, in this case, Korean Netflix.

It does this by redirecting your internet traffic to the country of your choice that will hide something called your ‘IP address‘ and disguise all your data.

In a way, it tricks Netflix into thinking that you are in Korea and will allow you to access all of your favourite TV shows and movies without missing a single episode or blockbuster.

Where to get a VPN?

When selecting a VPN, you will want to choose wisely as there are only a select few that will allow you to access Korean Netflix.

Picking the wrong one will leave you disappointed, unable to watch your favourite K-Dramas and out of pocket.

So, which VPN should you pick?

Well, in my opinion, the best place you can find a VPN that will suit all your needs would be Surfshark.

Surfshark is one of the only services out there that allow you to access Korean Netflix.

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Most other VPNs are blocked and will not allow access. So you can’t just pick any VPN and hope that it works, the likelihood is that it won’t.

There are other providers that are good in their own right, like ExpressVPN or CyberGhost, for example. However, these don’t generally work with Netflix Korea.

Not only that, but Surfshark lets you access a selection of other region’s Netflix services too. But we will discuss that in a minute.

First off let’s show you how to get Surfshark.

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Step-by-step to view Netflix Korea

Ready to jump on the Korean goodness? Follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Surfshark website.
  2. Once the website has loaded, look for the button that says “Get Surfshark VPN” or “Buy Now” and click this button to take you to the next step.
  3. Choose which payment plan suits you, bearing in mind that Surfshark’s 24 Month Plan is currently the best option as it offers a significant saving.
  4. Create your account by entering your email address.
  5. Add your payment method and complete the purchase.
  6. Install the Surfshark App onto your device (PC, Phone, Tablet, etc.). This can be done via your App store or download the app for computers direct from the Surfshark website.
  7. Once installed, open the app and log in to your account (using your email and password).
  8. Set your region to South Korea.
  9. Click Connect.
  10. Open Netflix and enjoy your new selection of Korean programs.
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Watch Korean Netflix using Surfshark.

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What does Korean Netflix have that Australian Netflix doesn’t?

As I mentioned at the beginning of the article, there are some brilliant TV shows/films that are available to those living in Korea that aren’t available outside of that region.

At the moment, the Korean Film industry is flourishing. The Korean Film Council said movie budgets are increasing 5.7% every single year which results in an upturn in quality.

Not only is K-Drama becoming more and more popular, but the films are getting larger budgets meaning the quality is always improving.

One benefit of switching over to Korean Netflix is the ability to watch films and shows without the need for subtitles.

Sometimes it’s nice to watch TV in your native language and not having to worry about keeping up with the writing at the bottom of the screen.

Or if you’re learning Korean right now, it’s a great way to aid your study.

Shows such as the romantic comedy “Because this is my first life” have received critical acclaim and the fantasy period drama “Chicago Typewriter” is one to watch if you are looking for something a little different from the norm.

Can I use the VPN for something else?

VPNs have numerous benefits, not only will you be able to unlock Korean Netflix, but you will be able to access up to 15 different regions Netflix libraries.

Such as Japan, US, UK, Spain, India, and many others, which gives you the option to watch other regions content from all around the world no matter where you are.

Not only are VPNs great for unlocking websites available to different regions, but they protect your privacy while online. Protecting your data from unsavoury characters and businesses, meaning your information stays safe with you.

Using a VPN will also make public wi-fi hotspots a safer place for you and your data so you can feel safe streaming your favourite TV shows while grabbing a coffee on your lunch break.

In Summary

To be able to watch all your favourite K-Dramas and other Korean movies via Netflix in Australia, you will need to get a VPN.

Our recommendation is to use Surfshark, as they’re one of the only VPN services out there that can unlock Korean Netflix and will give you access to many other regions Netflix content.

You can get access to Surfshark by visiting their website, setting up an account and downloading the app.

This will not only give you access to what Korean Netflix has to offer, but it will also protect your data and make your connection to the internet secure from any unwanted intruders, keeping you and your information safe.

What are you waiting for?

I would love to know what your favourite Korean show is on Netflix, so let me know in the comments section below.

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