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How to unlock movies on Netflix in South Africa
Last updated June 2023
Live in South Africa? You can unlock thousands of movies and tv shows with your current Netflix subscription!
Thousands of people in South Africa are unlocking hidden Netflix movies and shows
Netflix has a huge database of movies and TV shows that they provide to users around the world BUT they don't show them all to every country!
So if you live in Canada, you can't watch "Knives Out".
Or "Better Call Saul".
Or "The Devil Wears Prada".
Americans can't watch "Hacksaw Ridge", "The Founder", or "Gremlins".
But there's a way to watch all of these titles and more. Use ExpressVPN!
Keep reading to learn more about Netflix's locked catalogue of international movies and shows.
How much Better is Netflix with ExpressVPN?
What does better even mean? More Movies? More Shows? Better Quality?
We decided better means more options, and more choice!
More value for Netflix subscribers who are paying for a subscription and want to see everything!
So here's what we did. We went through our database and counted up how many movies and shows were missing in each country.
Spoiler Alert: No matter what country you live in (even the USA) it's thousands of missing movies and TV shows!
But you can watch them all with ExpressVPN! Get Netflix anywhere with ExpressVPN
Here's a few of the countries we compiled stats for. These are how many movies and shows are MISSING in each country!
Statstics accurate as of November 2022
But what is a VPN?
And what does it have to do with Netflix?
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a secure method of sending your internet traffic through another computer on the internet, while encrypting everything along the way.
Many businesses provide VPNs for the employees so they can work securely from home. So you know they're safe.
But what does this have to do with Netflix? Good question!
ExpressVPN makes Netflix think that you are actually in a different country! Like when you're travelling and watching Netflix on your laptop.
Your internet connection makes a detour through their secure servers located in other countries.
So when you log into Netflix, they see you as being in another country (Canada, USA, Australia, etc) and show you their catalogue for that country.
It's really that simple!
This sounds complicated
Especially all this about servers and detours
Understood. Let's make it really simple. Here are the steps to sign-up and use the system.
- Sign-up at ExpressVPN
Yes, it's a paid subscription, but they have a 30-day no-questions money-back guarantee!
Use it as much as you like, and cancel for any reason if you don't think it's worth it (you won't).
- Install the software and run
Download and install the software for your computer/tablet/phone/TV/whatever.
Choose the country you want from the menu and click Connect
- Watch Netflix as usual!
Start up your Netflix app and see the new titles!
Am I stuck in the country I switch to?
Absolutely not. You can turn it off and be back in your home country.
Or you can switch to another country. As often as you like!
Are there any limits or extra charges?
Other than your ExpressVPN subscription, there are no extra fees or overage charges.
You can switch countries as much as you like, and watch as much as you like.
You can even install it on up to 5 different devices. That includes phones, tables, computers and some televisions!
Is there anything else I need to know?
I don't think so! Except to imagine never struggling to find something to watch again!
Don't wait any longer! Get the most out of your Netflix subscription with ExpressVPN, and start watching all those shows you've only heard about.
Create your ExpressVPN account today and get settled on the couch in five minutes!