Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – Where to Watch It
Don’t have Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 available in your area? Luckily, that’s an easy fix. Find out what countries Netflix has it in by clicking the link. You can also find several trusty VPNs that work on Netflix, and can unblock the Harry Potter franchise from anywhere in the world.
If you’re unfamiliar with the whole VPN thing, just scroll on for the details.
Why Do I Need a VPN to Watch Harry Potter?
Netflix geo-restricts shows and movies based on a variety of factors, mostly related to licensing. For example, the streaming rights may have already been purchased by a different company, or the copyright holder may not wish to do business with Netflix. Other times, the streaming giant may simply believe that it’s not profitable to license a title in specific regions.
As such, you’ll need a way to bypass these arbitrary geo-blocks, and get the content you’re paying for. The best way to do so is with a Virtual Private Network (VPN, for short). These apps let you change your virtual location by “replacing” your device’s IP address with a new one. You’re assigned a new IP based on the VPN server you connect to.
So if you connect to, say, Australia, you gain access to the Netflix library (and any other content) exclusive to the region. As it happens, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is currently available in Australia until the 15th of January. Better hurry up if you’re in the mood for some wizardry and don’t plan on signing up to a different streaming service.
Of course, Harry Potter may return in the future, so visit the link at the start of the article for the latest info. StreamCatcher also shows you regional Netflix availability for every other title on the platform, so it’s worth checking out just on that basis alone.
What Else Can You Do with a VPN?
VPNs are highly versatile apps, especially for unblocking and entertainment purposes. Aside from evading geo-blocks on Netflix (or other platforms, like BBC iPlayer), you can bypass Internet censorship in countries like Russia, Turkey, China, and others. Some U.S. news websites are still not available in Europe due to GDPR regulations and – you guessed it – you can get around that with a VPN.
Moreover, you can avoid pesky firewall limitations at work or at school. Want to pass the time with some TikTok, or scroll through Instagram during that one boring meeting or lecture? Or maybe sneak in some Netflix on the local Wi-Fi so you don’t waste your mobile data? A VPN will let you do all those things. You didn’t hear it from us, though.
To keep with the streaming theme, VPNs will help prevent bandwidth throttling from your ISP. As VPNs encrypt (or scramble) your network data, Internet providers can’t see whether you’re watching Harry Potter, downloading large files, or any other online activity. Obviously, they won’t risk slowing down your connection at random – not without risking a hefty lawsuit, at least.
Speaking of encryption, VPNs are crucial if you tend to use unsecured public hotspots a lot. Free Wi-Fi networks are hotbeds for hacking activity, and VPNs are your first line of defense against that. Don’t take any chances with your data!