Update (Nov 2016): Netflix Launched in Malaysia but with Limited Library
Netflix has been officially launched in Malaysia after the announcement made by Reed Hastings at CES 2016. Netflix expanded its service to 130 new countries around the world including Malaysia being one of the locations. However, there is a catch!
Usually, media available on other regional Netflix libraries is different compared to the US Netflix library. This is largely due to various copyright restrictions placed by production companies and content distributors. A VPN can provide Malaysian Netflix users’ the freedom to choose which regional Netflix they want to use. For instance, you can connect the VPN to a US server and access the complete US Netflix library to enjoy all your favorite entertainment.
In addition to expanding your online viewing content, you can also avail Netflix subscription at low prices by changing your IP address using a VPN. For instance, in Malaysia the price of Netflix monthly subscription is RM33 but if you change your location to Brazil, the price drops to around RM21.6 per month.
Netflix is one of the world’s largest online streaming services that offer thousand of movies, TV shows, and other media for your online entertainment.
How to Watch USA Netflix Library in Malaysia
To watch Netflix USA library in Malaysia, you need a tool that changes your virtual location. There are two ways through which you can achieve this and watch USA Netflix in Malaysia.
We recommend that you use a VPN service to watch Netflix Malaysia. A VPN has servers located in numerous countries and helps you unblock Netflix in Malaysia. A VPN also hides your true IP address and location; which is not achieved by a DNS service.
The IP cloaking ability of a VPN is what allows you to watch Netflix in Malaysia. This also prevents any chances of your Netflix account being blocked or banned for accessing it outside a restricted region. To help you select, below are some of the best VPN services for watching Netflix in Malaysia.
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PureVPN For Accessing US Netflix in Malaysia
One of the oldest unblocking solutions for Netflix, PureVPN has established itself over 9 years of perseverance & hard-work. Powered by a server network of 550+ servers across almost 150 countries, PureVPN offers 2 high speed streaming servers in the US TO unblock Netflix. For those who wish to unblock USA Netflix there is one PureVPN server that can sort out that one for you.
PureVPN offers a brand new app now compatible with Windows, Android, iOS and Mac while the service itself is compatible with over 25 different devices. An added advantage is the 5 simultaneous logins feature with one account, allowing 5 different users’ unblock Netflix with the same account.
IvacyVPN Netflix Servers
Based out of Hong Kong but now under new management Ivacy VPN has historically been the streamers’ VPN. Powered by its own network of 250+ servers across 45 countries, IvacyVPN has always fought for a free unrestricted internet.
Currently, Ivacy offers 2 US servers(1 at the time of query) to unblock and access the US Netflix Library. For US Netflix fans, there is online one server that can be chosen using the Ivacy VPN app from the purpose menu. All you have to do is browse the Purpose menu, click TV Watching USA and then click the United States option. The app automatically connects to the Netflix enabled server and provides you unbound US Netflix.
Express VPN Netflix Servers
Possibly the fastest VPN provider today, Express VPN is the first choice for any streaming fan around the world. Powered by a brilliant server infrastructure with 136 locations, Express VPN is known for its turbo speed streaming services.
Although I couldn’t test ExpressVPN’s US server with Netflix, I did manage to have a chat with their support team and they confirmed that their servers did in fact work with Netflix US
How to Watch Netflix on PS4 in Malaysia
PlayStation 4 is not just a gaming console anymore, it is a complete media station powered by a browser and in store apps. Powered by Full HD up-scaling and the Sony PlayStation store, you can now download and watch Netflix on your PS4 in Malaysia.
The only thing that you have to consider is how to unblock Netflix US &Netflix UK. The best idea is to use a VPN to bypass the geo-restrictions and watch the best entertainment directly on your PS 4 console. To watch Netflix US on PS4 here is what you need:
- PS4 console
- Netflix subscription
- Netflix PS4 app
- A VPN Service
You will need to configure the VPN service on your router because there are noapps available to configure VPN on the PlayStation 4. To do this check out our guide here or simply contact your VPN provider’s support. Once your VPN is configured on the router, here is what to do:
- Connect your VPN to a USA server
- Launch Netflix on your PS 4 and log in
- You will notice you are logging into the US Netflix
- Enjoy full US Netflix
How to Sign Up Netflix in Malaysia
You can sign up to Netflix in Malaysia by simply downloading the app on your PS4 console, or, signup on your PC/mobile device. Visit www.Netflix.com; fill in the necessary details and payment information (without VPN if you want) and complete the registration.
You can also use a VPN, connect to a US server and register through the US Netflix Portal like I have above.
Is Netflix better than Astro?
In short, yes! There are many features offered by Netflix that outweigh Astro by a long mile. Astro might have 65% penetration into Malaysian TV households, but it cannot match the collection of media offered by Netflix.
Netflix has around 14,000 titles in total across all of its regions. Although Netlfix adds and removes content in various regions, the US Netflix contains the largest library of movies and TV shows and it is estimated to have around 7,500 titles. With Astro, you don’t get these many movies or TV shows to watch and also you cannot control what you watch.
Another compelling reason for forgetting Astro is the price difference. A Netflix account cost $7.99 a month, which makes it around RM 36 per month. Combine that with a VPN and you are spending approximately RM 50 a month to watch thousands of shows and movies of your choice.
On the other hand, the lowest package offered by Astro is worth RM 84.80 per month. That is a hefty price to pay for watching movies or shows on repeat. This makes Netflix a much better option than Astro as you get uncut, ad free, and unlimited choice of movies and TV shows to stream.
Which Devices Can I Use to Watch Netflix in Malaysia?
Netflix has exclusive apps for iOS and Android devices, smart TVs and set top boxes. So apart from your computer, you watch Netflix on various other devices as well. You can download the app from the US Google Play Store or Apple Store for watching movies and shows on handheld devices.
The latest smart TVs come with built in app of Netflix (you can also download it from the respective app store). Various set top boxes like Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, etc. offer Netflix app as well. The above listed VPN services are also compatible on these devices.
Many of these VPN providers also allow simultaneous connections; meaning you can configure VPN on your PC, mobile device, router, and other devices at the same time. A VPN also helps you download the Netflix app from US Google Play Store or Apple Store, bypassing geo restriction altogether. This helps you watch Netflix in Malaysia no matter which device you use for streaming.
Netflix is growing at a staggering rate and is opening shop in various countries. Unfortunately, it has yet to launch its services in Malaysia. But using our guide and methods listed above, you watch Netflix in Malaysia without any difficulty.
A VPN service will help you unblock Netflix in Malaysia. It will also allow you to access Netflix library of any region. Just switch to the server from where you want to access Netflix and enjoy thousands of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and much more.
So if you are thinking about cutting the cord soon or are tired of watching the same old movies and TV shows shown by your cable operator, Netflix in Malaysia plus a VPN service is your best option.