If you have been using Netflix for some time, you now know that not every Netflix movie is available for you to watch. This is mainly because of your region. If you are residing in Canada, for example, you can’t access Netflix shows exclusive to the US.
To bypass this, people use Virtual Private Networks (or VPNs for short). There are dozens of these VPNs right now in the market — some are even free. These VPNs can help you stream movies and series from another country’s content library. They make this possible through their thousands of servers in different countries.
Netflix blocks VPNs mainly because of territorial licensing. Because of licensing agreements, not all Netflix libraries are the same in every country.
Regional or territorial licensing happens when owners sell their titles to streaming platforms. They give the rights based on a specific region or country, instead of opting for a universal license. The reason? Distributors find this more affordable and practical.
Distributors may change the price of their content. Factors like population and the volume of subscribers may change the price. Netflix has also produced its shows, known as Netflix Originals. Still, it cannot afford to show all its series and movies in every country.