One of the things that I’ve waited for so long to come to Korea is Netflix! It’s a streaming service for movies and TV shows.
I have been enjoying Netflix using my sister’s or my nephew’s subscription by using a VPN. Netflix allows one subscriber to have up to five profiles. Thereby allowing up to five people to use one user ID simultaneously. The monthly subscription is only $7.99 and you get to enjoy Hollywood and International movies and TV Shows. Some of my favorites are the shows by HGTV (Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, Love It or List It), and TV series from AMC like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Walking Dead and just recently ~ The Great British Bakeoff. And the old tv series like Ally McBeal, Friends, and so much more. So yeah, I just love Netflix! My sister has not renewed her subscription as they are now using Roku ~ so thankfully my nephew lets me use his subscription 🙂
Anyway, Netflix in Korea began streaming just last week. I was so excited that I tried it with my Opera browser (I just use Chrome to watch US Netflix and Internet Explorer for Korean shopping) and voila ~ I got in using my nephew’s ID. So what’s the difference between Netflix Korea and Netflix US? The content ~ as it is still new it doesn’t have all the shows available on Netflix US. The foreign movies and tv series are limited ~
I like that there is a category now for “Korean Movies & TV” on Netflix Korea. However, there are more Korean movies and tv series on the US Netflix. Some recent Korean movies available on US Netflix are not yet shown on Netflix Korea.
Aside from the English subtitle available on all shows, there are more subtitle languages to choose from ~ including Korean.
Netflix is also available as an app for your smartphone. I downloaded it on my husband’s phone and mine so I should be paying half of my nephew’s subscription, right? ㅋㅋㅋ
You could get your own Netflix subscription and perhaps share the cost with your family or friends or roommate ~
Try it out for free for a month ~ Netflix Korea
Since not all of my favorite shows are available on Netflix Korea ~ I guess I would still be using a VPN to access Netflix US