Let’s be honest with ourselves – we’re always looking for ways to beat the system, preferably ones that result in minimal (or in this case, nonexistent) consequences. If you live in the States and have Netflix Instant, you might find yourself wishing there were more movies and TV shows available at your disposal for the $8 a month you pay. Across the pond, Netflix UK has films like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Jackie Brown, Lawless, Sinister, and TV shows like Breaking Bad (which is updated each week with new episodes!!!) readily available for people to enjoy. You might find yourself thinking, ‘Hey, I’d sure like to see Jackie Brown again and be able to rewatch new episodes of Breaking Bad,’ and I’ve recently discovered a way you can.
While perusing on Twitter this afternoon, I came across the following retweet.
The “Hola Unblocker” extension on Google Chrome will allow you to access to UK version of Netflix; thus unlocking many more shows and movies
— Life Hack TIps (@TipsForYouDaily) August 29, 2013
That sounded intriguing, so I downloaded the extension on Chrome (which is as easy as googling Hola Unblocker and hitting a button) and found myself frolicking unrestrictedly through fields of films and shows. Zombieland, Iron Man 2, Cowboys & Aliens, 21 Jump Street, Lawless, The Raid, Shutter Island, Hook, War of the Worlds, Saving Private Ryan, Close Encounters, as well as pretty much any TV show you can think of (and thousands of other films) are available on Netflix UK. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Netflix US sucks rotten eggs compared to the royal version.
If you have a Netflix account and a computer (if you’re reading this you’re probably already halfway there), download the extension here and dive in to a bottomless pit of film and TV. I’m already building a pillow fort to binge-watch in as I write this.