Netflix has a great roster of TV shows, but its movie catalog sucks, to put it bluntly. Sure, there are a few gems now and then, but for the most part it's a weak selection.
There's a way to counter the ho-hum selection, however: If you're tired of what Netflix USA has available, just pick-up and move to another country where Netflix offers its service. That may sound extreme, but the best part is you never have to pack a box or hire a moving company. You only need to fire up a VPN.
I'll give you an example.
The other day someone I know was in the mood for a baseball movie, but have you seen Netflix's baseball movie selection right now? It's not great. The best choices were either The Bad News Bears or The Perfect Game. Fine movies, but not he wanted.
So he fired up a virtual private network provider, took a (virtual) trip over to Canada and lo and behold Netflix Canada was streaming Major League. Excellent.
The great thing about Netflix is that it lets you use your account in any country where its service is active, and each country has a different catalog of streaming titles. So all you have to do to try and find a better movie selection is tunnel in to Netflix from another country.
If you'd like to peruse the differences between Netflix's various national catalogs, here's how it works.
First, a warning
Things get a little more specific in Netflix's end user license agreement, where it says you may not "view any movies & TV shows provided by Netflix or its suppliers anywhere other than within the country or location authorized by Netflix ("Territory"); and instantly watch movies & TV shows outside of the Territory, and Netflix may use technologies to verify your compliance."
That's a little clearer, but it's pretty hard for Netflix to tell the difference between someone who's actually in Canada versus someone in Minnesota using a VPN based in Toronto or Montreal. That said, there's always some risk with these kinds of workarounds and it could result in having your account canceled.
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