If you’re trying to watch Harry Potter on Netflix, you may have noticed that none of the movies are available on Netflix.
This is because Netflix in your country doesn’t have the rights to broadcast the Harry Potter films.
This can be frustrating especially if you have to subscribe to a different streaming service on top of your Netflix subscription.
Fortunately, there’s a simple way you can watch all of the Harry Potter films on Netflix. All you need is a VPN.
This article will explain how to watch Harry Potter on Netflix using a reliable VPN.
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How to watch Harry Potter on Netflix: Quick Guide
At the moment, Netflix in Turkey has the rights to broadcast all of the Harry Potter films.
To watch Harry Potter on Netflix, you need to change the location of your Netflix library to the Turkish library.
To do that, follow these simple steps:
Create a new account with ExpressVPN ($6.67/month).
Download and install the new VPN app on your device
Select a server in Turkey
Watch Harry Potter on Netflix
Why isn’t Harry Potter on Netflix?
Harry Potter isn’t on your Netflix library because Netflix in your area doesn’t have the rights to broadcast the films.
Although Netflix, as a platform, is available all over the world, the content it broadcasts varies from country to country.
Film and TV studios are the ones that decide who has the rights to their content and where their content can be broadcast. If a film studio sells the rights to its movies to a streaming service, then only that streaming service can broadcast it.
For example, in the US, NBCUniversal holds the rights to Harry Potter, so if you’re in the US you’ll need a subscription to HBO Max or Peacock to watch the Harry Potter films.
Fortunately, Netflix in the Turkey has the rights to broadcast Harry Potter.
Why can’t I access the Turkish Netflix library?
This is all to do with your IP address.
When you go online, you’re given a unique IP address. This is used to form a communication line between your device and Netflix. This IP is kind of like an area code for a landline phone, in that it contains information that defines where you are in the world.
When you connect to Netflix it scans your IP address to determine where you’re located. Once Netflix determines where you are, it provides you with the Netflix library from that country.
If you’re in the US, Netflix will know this and will provide you with the US Netflix library.
How can I access the Turkish Netflix library?
To gain access to the Turkish Netflix library, you need to make Netflix think you’re accessing its service from within Turkey. Basically you need to change your IP address to a Turkish IP address.
Now when you connect to Netflix, you’ll have access to the Turkish Netflix library and you’ll be able to watch all of the Harry Potter films.
Will any VPN work?
Unfortunately not any VPN will work.
Because Netflix has strict requirements in regards to where it can broadcast certain content, it tries to block VPNs from accessing its service.
It does this to protect itself from potential financial punishments it could face for broadcasting its content where it doesn’t have the rights to do so.
Netflix is very good at blocking lesser VPNs, especially free ones. This is because Netflix scans for an abnormal amount of connections coming from the same IP address.
Usually only a household of devices (8-10) connects to Netflix using the same IP address. Lesser/free VPNs have a lot of customers and they don’t have enough IP addresses to meet the demand. When this happens, these VPNs force customers to share IP addresses.
When Netflix sees hundreds or thousands of connections coming from the same IP address it knows its a VPN and it blocks the connection. This is a death sentence for most free or lesser VPNs. And could result in you wasting money on a VPN that won’t work.
The good news is ExpressVPN ($6.67/month) or Private Internet Access ($2.03/month) don’t have these problems. They have lots of IP addresses, so you won’t end up sharing with other customers, and on the off chance an IP address provided by ExpressVPN ($6.67/month) or Private Internet Access ($2.03/month) gets identified and blocked by Netflix, these VPNs will close that IP address and open a new one so you can watch Harry Potter on Netflix anywhere in the world reliably.
The best VPNs to watch Harry Potter on Netflix
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