Unfortunately, The Wolf of Wall Street is not available everywhere in the world. If you want the full list with the whitelisted countries, just click here and check if yours is on the list.
If it’s not, don’t worry! There’s still a way to watch your favorite movie – by using a VPN.
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is an unblocker that hides your IP address and your traffic. So exactly the 2 things that give away your real location and tell your internet service provider (ISP) which websites you’re browsing.
Why Is The Wolf of Wall Street Not Streaming Everywhere in the World?
So, a movie about a successful investor living his hedonistic life in New York is not streaming in the US? Yes, and that’s because copyright infringement is serious business.
Streaming services or broadcast companies that bought the rights in a specific country first have the exclusive privilege to show that movie. If Netflix were to stream The Wolf of Wall Street anyway without owning the rights, they’d probably get sued for it for a lot of money.
So, the best case for Netflix would be to wait until those exclusive contracts expire and buy the streaming rights after that. However, even when that happens, the price Netflix might need to pay might not be worth the investment.
It might seem weird that a film with a plot set in New York is not streaming in the US, that’s true. But sometimes, the audience might just be weary of yet another story involving a successful investor living the life in New York. So even if it’s a good movie, people might not want to see another movie with a predictable ending. Instead, this movie might have a higher audience rating in a foreign country.
How Can a VPN Unblock The Wolf of Wall Street on Netflix?
Let’s start by saying that the IP address is the most important thing in this whole scenario. And that’s because your device has a unique combination of numbers (the IP) assigned by your ISP.
Your IP address communicates with the IP address of the websites you’re visiting. This way, the ISP knows what website you’re browsing, and those websites know your real location (the country and the city you’re living in).
A VPN will reroute your internet traffic through a VPN server, and you get assigned a new IP address from the country the VPN server is located in.
That’s why it’s essential to connect to a VPN server in a country where The Wolf of Wall Street is already streaming, let’s say Canada or the United Kingdom. You’ll get assigned a Canadian or UK IP address and Netflix will think you’re logging in from those countries.
However, there might be cases when even if you connect to a VPN server, you can’t unblock your favorite movie. This might happen because Netflix constantly bans VPN IP addresses, and you’re simply unlucky enough to have your VPN IP blocked.
If that’s the case, just switch to another server in the same country where The Wolf of Wall Street is available and everything should work just fine.
Is There Another Way to Unblock The Wolf of Wall Street?
Yes, there are 2 other unblockers you can use:
- Smart DNS
A smart DNS reroutes your traffic through a special proxy where all the metadata that gives away your real location is changed with new information related to a specific country where The Wolf of Wall Street is available.
A proxy reroutes your traffic through a special proxy server located in a whitelisted country. A proxy also has a local cache from where it retrieves the requested data. So instead of requesting certain information from Netflix all over again, a proxy will get it from the local cache. That means you’ll get better speeds and you can watch movies without buffering.
While these 2 unblockers are a great way to unblock your favorite Netflix movie, there’s a certain disadvantage: your traffic is not encrypted.
Is Encrypting Your Traffic that Important If You Watch Netflix?
Yes, without traffic encryption, your ISP can see that you’re binging Netflix and they might throttle your bandwidth.
When you’re watching Netflix, you use a lot of internet data. For example, if you’re watching HD content, that can easily eat up to 3 GB per hour. Do that for hours on end every weekend and you can reach your data usage limit pretty fast. Because of this, your ISP will intentionally slow down your internet speeds so it’ll make it harder for you to watch Netflix.
But if your traffic is encrypted, your ISP won’t see what you’re doing online – so they can’t slow down your Netflix traffic.
How Do You Choose a Good Streaming VPN?
First of all, there are a few things we consider to be industry-standard and which most top VPN providers offer. Just to name a few:
- Kill switch: If you happen to get disconnected from the VPN server, this feature will disconnect your device from the internet to prevent any IP leaks.
- Split-tunneling: It lets you choose what traffic should be redirected through the VPN app and which traffic uses your ISP network. Redirecting just your Netflix traffic through the VPN server will boost your internet speeds.
- Dedicated streaming servers: They refresh their VPN IP addresses more often than regular servers so it’s harder for streaming sites like Netflix to block them.
- Unlimited data usage: Your ISP is already limiting your internet data, you don’t need a VPN with even more restrictions.
- Strong encryption: Military-grade encryption (AES-256 bit) is the strongest one on the market, considered to be unbreakable by our current technology.
These are just a few general features a good streaming VPN should have, but we’re interested to hear your opinion on this. Let us know in the comments which are the most important features a VPN should have from your perspective!