If you wish to access Netflix’s Singapore catalog from abroad, whether you’re are a foreigner interested in the shows offered in the country, or if you’re Singaporean and missing your favourite shows and movies – you can’t do it alone.
Netflix’s geo-restrictions will stand in your way, preventing you from accessing it unless you are in the appropriate country.
So instead of getting Singapore’s selection of shows and movies, you’ll get that of whatever country you’re in.
Thankfully there’s a quick way around that and below I’ll be showing you how.
Tools you’re going to need
You may already know that all you need is a single Netflix account, and you can access the company’s entire catalog for the country in which you currently reside.
If you are in Germany, your Netflix account will show you content for Germany. If you are in Egypt, you will see Netflix’s content for Egypt on the same account.
All that matters is something called your ‘IP address’ which shows what country you’re in.
There’s an app called a ‘VPN‘ that allows you to change your IP Address to one from another country, making it look as if you’re physically there.
If you’ve guessed already, this means by using a VPN app, you can gain access and watch the Singapore edition of Netflix.
Where to get a VPN?
Unfortunately, Singapore’s Netflix catalog isn’t as highly rated as America’s, the UK’s or Canada’s, for example.
This means that out of the hundreds of VPN apps out there, most don’t work with Singapore Netflix.
However, one that does and I recommend is Surfshark.
Surfshark has affordable prices, much better than most of the competition, which is great for your pocket.
However, their standout feature is their rapid streaming speeds which mean you can watch whatever you want without buffering issues. They’ve also got a neat 30-day money back guarantee to allow you to trial the service free.
30-day money back guarantee
How to unblock Singapore Netflix
The next step is learning how to get a VPN, and with it unblock Singapore Netflix.
This is a step that intimidates a lot of people because they think it is challenging to do, but in reality, it only takes a few minutes and a few steps that you need to follow.
Here is what you must do:
- Go to the Surfshark website.
- Sign up for an account.
- Choose a payment plan and enter your payment details.
- Download a Surfshark VPN app for the device you wish to watch Singapore Netflix on.
- Install the app, launch it, and log in.
- Once inside, click on Locations, select the one in Singapore, and connect to it.
- You can now return to your Netflix account and enjoy all that Singapore has to offer.
That’s all there is to it. You can now stream any of Netflix’s Singapore exclusives wherever you find yourself in the world.
It’s also useful if you need to select a subtitle language or audio that isn’t available in other regions but is on the Singapore edition of Netflix.
30-day money back guarantee
Can I use the VPN for something else?
As mentioned before, Netflix has as many different catalogs as countries it serves, and you can unblock any one of them, as long as the VPN you are using has servers in those countries.
And, if you wish to go beyond Netflix, you can do so as well quite easily.
Connecting to UK servers will also grant you access to BBC iPlayer while connecting to Australia will let you watch its 7Plus as if you are located in the country, yourself.
Canada has a great selection of services to watch, such as CBC.
Finally, Surfshark is one of the rare VPNs that can also unblock channels in Russia, which is excellent for sports fans who might be interested in the country’s MatchTV.
A Brief Roundup
Accessing Netflix from Singapore is impossible except in two cases. One, if you’re physically there or two, by using a VPN app.
If you are interested in accessing Singapore’s Netflix and you’re not in the country, you can do it easily from the comfort of your own home with Surfshark VPN, and the same is true for Singapore citizens who are traveling abroad.
The best part is that you don’t even need to stop there, as you can easily unblock Netflix in numerous other countries, as well as many different channels and streaming services by merely connecting to their servers.
I would love to hear what you’ve been streaming on Netflix’s Singapore offering, so let me know in the comments section below.