Is The Walking Dead on Netflix?
Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.
If you’re already a The Walking Dead fan or you want to binge this show for the first time, then you’ve probably headed over to Netflix only to find it unavailable.
However, a quick Google of ‘The Walking Dead’ + ‘Netflix’ will throw up conflicting information saying that it’s available on Netflix.
The reason for this discrepancy is because on the American Netflix website and a few others, The Walking Dead is available, in fact, all seasons are available to binge in their entirety.
On the UK, Australia and many other regions of Netflix, The Walking Dead isn’t available.
The good news for you is there’s a super simple way you can unblock The Walking Dead on Netflix and watch anywhere in the world. Not only that but you can unlock loads of other extra content too.
Below I’ll be showing you how easy this is.
How can I unlock The Walking Dead on Netflix?
Every region of Netflix has different content. The American Netflix site is the second most populated after the Japanese Netflix site. They’ve got some 50% more movies and TV shows than many other regions.
Thankfully, Netflix lets you log in to their service wherever you are in the world and access that region’s content. By using an app called a VPN or Virtual Private Network to give it its full name you can pretend you’re in another country – in this case, the United States.
By using a VPN you can unlock every season of The Walking Dead in the UK, Australia or anywhere else in the world.
Where can I get a VPN?
VPN services come as an app and they’re available for pretty much any type of device.
There are loads of companies who sell them and they’ll cost a few dollars per month, although they’re even cheaper if you sign up for a 12-month package.
I recommend using ExpressVPN because these are the service I used the most when testing and found them to be simple to use and more reliable than most of the others. However, there are some other good choices so if you want to shop around check out these three:
- ExpressVPN – Highly recommended!
- CyberGhost VPN
Pick one of the three VPN services above and then follow the instructions below to watch The Walking Dead on Netflix in your country.
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How to watch The Walking Dead on Netflix
Using a VPN to unlock The Walking Dead and other movies and TV is simple.
Follow the steps below which will take just a few minutes to complete. You’ll then be able to sit back and enjoy binging The Walking Dead wherever you are in the world.
- Step 1: Visit ExpressVPN or one of the other services listed above and sign up. Remember it’s much cheaper to take a 12-month subscription, with ExpressVPN, 49% cheaper!
- Step 2: Download the ExpressVPN app for your device, you’ll find it in the ‘Products’ section of their website.
- Step 3: Open the app and when required login with the account details you created when you signed up.
- Step 4: Press the ‘Choose Location‘ button or the ‘…‘ next to Selected Location.
- Step 5: Now press on ‘United States‘.
- Step 6: You might also need to press ‘Connect‘ depending on what type of device you’re using.
- Step 7: Wait a few seconds for the app to connect.
- Step 8: Once connected visit the Netflix website or open your Netflix app like normal.
- Step 9: Search ‘The Walking Dead’.
- Step 10: Sit back and enjoy binge watching all seasons of The Walking Dead.
How does a VPN work?
When you use Netflix one of the first things it does is check your location.
You would think this is based on where you registered your account, but it isn’t. Netflix checks your location by looking at your internet connection which in a nutshell lets them know what country you’re in.
They then serve up the catalogue of movies and TV shows available in your country while locking away and hiding any others.
When you use a VPN, it masks your location and in this case, makes it look like you’re in the United States. Netflix sees that you’re in the United States and so serve up all the movies and TV shows accessible there.
This, of course, includes The Walking Dead which is how you’re able to watch in your country even if The Walking Dead isn’t ordinarily available there.
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Are VPNs legal?
VPN apps are completely legal and they’re used daily by millions of users across the world to protect their privacy.
Originally they were used by businesses to let remote worker access their office files securely.
These days they’re used by people who want to protect their privacy online and one of the best features of that is by protecting and disguising your location. It’s this that lets you unlock The Walking Dead on Netflix.
Doesn’t Netflix block VPN apps?
It’s true that 2-3 years ago Netflix started to block VPN apps from accessing their service. This was pretty effective for a time.
However, fast forward to now and while many VPN services still face blocks from accessing Netflix, the three mentioned above and a few others continue to work well.
How many seasons of The Walking Dead can I watch?
On American Netflix there are currently 10 seasons available to watch with the 11th being available at some point in the future.
Using a VPN as explained above means you’ll be able to watch all ten seasons and then 11th when it’s finally added.
If you’re a The Walking Dead fan and have Netflix but it’s not available in your country then by using a simple VPN app you can unlock it and watch.
You don’t need another Netflix account as you can use your current login details.
You will need a VPN app, I recommend using ExpressVPN but there are other good choices listed earlier in this guide. Download their app and connect to the United States. You can then watch every season of The Walking Dead on Netflix in your country.