What do you mean how to watch Deadpool on Netflix?! You just open Netflix, look up the movie, and start watching it!
We can already hear some of you saying that. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple for everyone. Sure, you can watch Deadpool on Netflix. But you can’t do that in every single country where the service is available.
Wait – what?
Yep, like many other Netflix titles, Deadpool is geo-blocked to certain regions. We’ll tell you why, how to find out where you can watch the movie, and how to unblock it in this full guide.
First, Let’s Find Out Where Deadpool Is Available
What’s the best way to do that, though?
In our experience, it’s using StreamCatcher (https://streamcatcher.proprivacy.com/), an online service that tells you which countries you can watch specific Netflix shows and movies in. It’s powered by ProPrivacy, a popular site that covers anything tech-related.
All you need to do is type Deadpool in the search bar, hit Find, and voila – you got your answer!
At the moment, it seems that you can only watch the movie on Netflix in South Korea, the UK, Germany, and Switzerland. If you try to search for it on Netflix in other countries, you won’t find it.
NOTE: The list of countries mentioned by StreamCatcher isn’t set in stone. It can change in the near future as devs update the tool, and as Netflix changes the availability of the movie.
Here’s How to Unblock Deadpool on Netflix Anywhere in the World
Now that you know where the movie is available, what can you do to watch it in your own country?
The solution is actually very simple – you just need to use a VPN! It will hide your IP address from Netflix, which means the site won’t be able to tell what region you are from. Without that information, its geo-restrictions won’t have any effect on you.
You just need to make sure you use a VPN server in a country where the movie is available – like the UK or South Korea. That way, Netflix will think your traffic is coming from an IP belonging to those places. So, it will whitelist your access and let you watch Deadpool.
If you need help finding a good VPN, you can just try the ones StreamCatcher recommends: NordVPN and PrivateVPN. Among other things, ProPrivacy (the site behind StreamCatcher) reviews VPNs, so you can definitely trust the tool’s recommendations.
We can also vouch for how accurate they are. We tried all the server locations mentioned by StreamCatcher from both VPNs, and were able to unblock and watch the movie on Netflix. Here’s a screenshot of us doing that with a South Korean server from NordVPN:
If you’re wondering why the server doesn’t have an IP, it’s because we removed it from the picture. We wouldn’t want Netflix accidentally coming across this picture and blocking the server.
VPN Speeds FAQs
Online speeds are important when watching stuff on Netflix. Here are the most common questions we got from our readers about watching Deadpool with a VPN:
What VPN Speeds Do You Need to Enjoy Deadpool on Netflix?
Netflix doesn’t have extreme speed requirements. To watch the movie in SD, you only need 3 Mbps. And to watch it in HD, you need a minimum of 5 Mbps.
If you want Ultra HD quality (4K), however, you’ll need at least 25 Mbps.
Should You Use a Server That’s Close to You?
Yes, definitely. The closer the server is to you, the less time it takes data packets to travel between it and your device. Translated, that means you’ll get smoother speeds.
So if you’re from a European country, you should use UK, Swiss, or German servers to watch Deadpool instead of South Korean servers.
Which VPN Protocol Should You Use?
With most VPN providers, you’ll get the following protocols:
Out of the four, OpenVPN is the slowest. It only uses one CPU, so the encryption-decryption process is slower. It also has a pretty large code base that can range from 70,000 to 600,000 lines.
So, we’d advise against using OpenVPN to watch Deadpool, and just sticking to the rest (WireGuard in particular is very fast). If you really insist on sticking to OpenVPN, make sure it’s running over UDP since it’s faster that way.
Should You Use WiFi or Wired Connections?
WiFi is convenient, but VPN speeds over it will be really slow if you have a weak signal. Only use it if that’s not a problem. Still, you could try improving the signal by bringing the device you’re watching Deadpool on closer to the router. Alternatively, you could get a range extender to boost the signal’s strength.
If none of those options work, though, you’ll need to use an ethernet cable to hook the device up to the router. That eliminates the need for a WiFi signal, and lets you enjoy faster speeds.
Why Isn’t Deadpool Available Worldwide on Netflix?
Netflix has to geo-block it because it doesn’t own global licensing rights for it. That means that when Netflix licensed the movie, they were only able to get rights for a few countries.
It’s hard to say. Maybe the copyright holder wasn’t selling the global rights. Or maybe they already sold the rights for other countries to Netflix’s competitors.
There’s also a chance Netflix didn’t want to buy the global rights because it wasn’t a profitable move. Licensing content is a huge expense for them, and if their analytics say only a few regional audiences would be interested in a title, they’ll only purchase rights for those places.
Is Deadpool 2 on Netflix?
As far as we can tell, it isn’t. We weren’t able to find any sources that can prove the site has that movie. There’s a chance Netflix didn’t license it or wasn’t able to do that.
According to people on Reddit and Decider, you can watch Deadpool 2 on:
- Amazon Prime Video
- YouTube (buy or rent)
- Google Play
To Sum It All Up
Deadpool is on Netflix, but you’ll need a VPN to unblock it in most cases. According to our tests, you need to use a German, South Korean, Swiss, or UK server to get the job done. If you know other countries where the movie is available, please let us know in the comments.