NETFLIX MALAYSIA OR NETFLIX U.S.?
Now, some of you might have read that Netflix Malaysia still pales in comparison to Netflix U.S. when it comes to content, and that's true. Because of licensing issues, shows like House of Cards are not available on Netflix Malaysia. In fact, a comparison done showed that we only have access to about 10 percent of the shows and movies that Netflix U.S. has.
Subscribing to Netflix U.S. isn't as hard as you may think either. All you need is a VPN or proxy service provider and that can be set up in as little as 15 minutes. However, there are some issues that you should consider before going down this route. To begin, subscribing to Netflix U.S. will be costlier in the long run because you need to subscribe to a VPN or proxy service too.
But perhaps more importantly, Netflix has said that it wants to clamp down on users bypassing geographical restrictions to access its content. In the past few weeks, there have been reports of some users in Malaysia losing access to Netflix U.S. as Netflix clamps down on VPN and proxy services looking to circumvent the geographical content restrictions that the company has put in place. This occurrence is not exclusive to Malaysian viewers, Netflix U.S. viewers in Australia also reported experiencing the same fate.
Fortunately for most of these viewers, they were able to resume watching Netflix U.S. once their respective VPN service providers found workarounds. Peter Dujan, uFlix's Managing Director, a firm that specializes in provided Netflix U.S. to Australian users, said, “It's simply a game of cat and mouse, and this is our job, so let's play.”
What this really means for new users contemplating between Netflix Malaysia and Netflix U.S. is this: Netflix Malaysia is easily the more fussfree option, but it comes at the cost of a limited catalog; on the other hand, Netflix U.S. provides more entertainment options, but it costs more and could be problematic at times (especially if Netflix U.S. clamps down on your VPN or proxy service provider).