Yes, Harry Potter is on Netflix. But it’s not available in every region. At the time of writing, those regions are limited to Canada, Spain or Portugal. The good news is that you can change your region – and watch Harry Potter on Netflix – no matter where you are in the world. All you need is a good VPN – I recommend ExpressVPN ($6.66/month).
Before we go any further, it’s important to note that Netflix changes its library all the time. So, as I’ve said above, while the Harry Potter films are available on Canadian, Spanish and Portuguese Netflix – at the time of writing – they might not be next week. I suggest using the unogs.com (Unofficial Netflix Online Global Search) to check which Netflix regions Harry Potter is currently available in.
Can you change Netflix regions?
The short answer is: use a VPN (see below).
Here’s the longer, and more detailed answer: Netflix is a global service. Those of you who have tried to access your Netflix account while travelling will have noticed you get served different libraries when you access Netflix in different countries.
This is essentially what you need to do to watch the Harry Potter films on Netflix. However, instead of physically travelling to Canada, Spain or Portugal, you can stay at home and virtually spoof your location using a VPN (virtual private networks).
VPN’s combine military-grade encryption and a private network of servers to let users browse the web using an IP address in a location of their choice. This simple technique allows VPNs to unlock Netflix libraries from all around the world.
Example: This means a user in New Zealand (where I am based) can connect to a VPN, select a UK server, and then watch BBC iPlayer all the way from the other side of the world.
Best VPN for Netflix?
Resist the temptation to buy the cheapest VPN you can find (not all of them work with Netflix). I made this mistake when I moved to New Zealand in 2017 and paid for a 5-year subscription to IPVanish. Then, a month into my subscription IPVanish stopped working with Netflix and BBC iPlayer, and there was nothing I could do
If you want to unlock multiple Netflix regions then there is one service that’s head and shoulders about the competition. ExpressVPN has the fastest servers, best customer service, and best of all, it works with the most Netflix regions.
Finding a server that is open with the Netflix region want is easy. Most of the time, all you need to do is navigate your way to the Recommended servers list in the ExpressVPN app and you’ll be able to watch Netflix without any issues.
If this doesn’t work, for whatever reason, users are encouraged to speak to a support agent via the ExpressVPN website’s 24/7 Live Chat. Here users can speak to an ExpressVPN representative and literally ask which servers are currently working with Netflix.
ExpressVPN has a dedicated app for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone, iPad, Amazon Firestick, Apple TV, PS4 and Xbox. There are also browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
If you don’t want to spend $6.66/month on ExpressVPN then the next best service I recommend is Ivacy ($2.25/month).
Ivacy is more of a challenger brand, hence the price gap, but it’s heading in the right direction – recently winning several awards from technology its servers’ speed.
This VPN has all the features you need to unlock Netflix regions, in HD, from any country in the world. I’ve been testing the app recently on Mac, PC, Android, iOS and FireStick and the results have been impressive – unlocking Canadian Netflix with ease.
For an extra $1.99/month you can add-on a dedicated IP. This will buy you sole access to an IP address in a country of your choice, meaning you won’t have to share your IP (and speeds) with any other use.
NordVPN is the best VPN for unblocking Netflix regions. It has 1883+ servers and a dedicated technical team that monitors each connection.
In the unlikely scenario where you’re unable to find a server that works with the Netflix region you want – just head to the Netflix Support page to find a list of servers that are “open” and verified by Nord’s dedicated tech team.
The NordVPN app is available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and Linux (plus a Chrome extension).