Netflix is probably the best online entertainment site in the world. Unfortunately each country has access to a different film and TV show catalogue. When you're in Spain you can access a Spanish language catalogue but when in the UK that isn't available.
In this guide I'm going to show you how you can watch Spanish Netflix in the UK and get access to all the Spanish language films and shows from Netflix Spain in the UK.
You may think doing that would be really difficult but surprisingly it's not. Below I'll show you how in just 5 steps you can access the Spanish Netflix website in the UK or in fact in any other country in the world.
Watch Spanish Netflix in the UK
Spain actually has less content than the UK site but in terms of watching Spanish language films and shows and accessing more subtitled or Spanish audio translations then Netflix Spain definitely wins.
To watch Spanish Netflix in the UK you'll need a Netflix account. It doesn't need to be a Spanish Netflix account, it can be a UK Netflix account or indeed a Netflix account from any country in the world.
Netflix catalogue selection is offered based on the country you're currently in and not where your account is registered.
Using an app called a VPN (Virtual Private Network) it's possible to change what country you appear in. So if you're in the UK for example you can use a VPN to change your location to Spain. When you login to Netflix it thinks you're in Spain and so gives you the Netflix Spain choices.
VPN services come in the form of apps for all major devices and the good news is they're really simple to use. It will cost you a few US Dollars per month (or pounds) but the longer you subscribe the cheaper it is.
How to watch Spanish Netflix in the UK Steps
All you need to do to watch Spanish Netflix in the UK is follow the 5 steps below:
- Visit the VPN provider NordVPN and sign up for their service.
- Go to the VPN Apps section of their website and download and install the correct app for your device.
- Open the app and login when required.
- On the map select Spain and click on it. The app should make automatic connection for you but if not press Connect.
- Once the app has connected which should take less than 30 seconds, visit the Netflix website like normal.
You'll now notice that when you look at sections such as TV Programmes you'll have new areas for Spanish-Language. You'll also be able to enable Spanish audio and subtitles on much of the other content which aren't dedicated Spanish language programmes or movies.
Take a look at my example video below. I used NordVPN on a Windows PC but the process is the same on a Mac and it's even easier on a mobile or tablet running Android or Apple iOS.
Alternative VPN Services for Netflix Spain
If you do a quick search you'll find there are hundreds if not thousands of VPN companies out there.
One thing to be careful of is not all are suitable for watching Netflix. One of my favourite VPN providers is IPVanish but even though this service is good it doesn't work with Netflix Spain.
Some VPN providers don't work with any Netflix website so it's important to be careful when choosing.
I recommend choosing NordVPN because I've tried and tested them and can confirm they work well with Netflix Spain. With very few reliable VPN services working with Netflix Spain it's difficult to find alternatives and so I recommend you stick with NordVPN.
How does a VPN work
VPN services are intended originally to protect your online privacy. With privacy issues and breaches being in the news regularly a VPN is now an essential security tool just as anti-virus is.
One of the ways in which a VPN protects your privacy is by allowing you to disguise your location. This stops companies from tracking your movement from site to site and also your physical location.
As a VPN allows you to change your location it also enables you to tap into content from other countries. When you use a VPN to connect to Spain it makes you appear in Spain. In this case Netflix sees you're in Spain and so allows you to watch the Netflix Spain catalogue.
You can use the VPN service to access other Spanish TV too and also if you connect to other countries you can watch their region of Netflix. Some others worth checking out are the United States, Canada and Japan because they have content that others don't.
How to watch Spanish Netflix in the UK Recap
Watching Spanish Netflix in the UK is really simple. All you need to do is get yourself a VPN service which allows you to disguise your location and appear in another country.
You can get my recommended VPN service by clicking the button below. Sign up to their service and then download the correct app for your device which are available for all major device types like computers, tablets and phones.
On their app select and connect to Spain. Once it's connected all you need to do is visit the Netflix website like normal where you'll have access to the Spanish catalogue.