In the mood for an awesome animated series that has everything? Humor, great writing, amazing animation and voice acting, you name it!
Then Adventure Time will be perfect for you. But there’s probably only one thing you want to know right now – is the show on Netflix?
Yes, you can watch it there. Though, some of you might encounter an issue – Adventure Time might not be available in your country!
We’ll tell you that in this short article. We’ll also show you how to find out where the cartoon is available, and how to easily unblock it.
How to Find Out Where Adventure Time Is Available on Netflix
There aren’t many reliable tools you can use, but we managed to find one that gets the job done. It’s called StreamCatcher, and it accurately tells you which countries have specific Netflix titles.
Please keep in mind you won’t get the full list of available geo-locations. For example, if a movie or show is available in 100 countries, you won’t see all of them listed. It’s a bit impractical. Plus, the team behind StreamCatcher (ProPrivacy) verified the geo-locations that show up with VPNs.
With that out of the way, here’s what we got when we looked up Adventure Time on StreamCatcher:
If the screenshot isn’t loading well for you, here’s the list of countries (at the moment of writing of this article) where you can watch Adventure Time on Netflix:
- South Korea
- The Netherlands
Why Isn’t Adventure Time Available Where You Live?
It’s most likely due to geo-restrictions. Basically, Netflix uses automated scripts to make sure IP addresses from your country can’t find or watch the cartoon. Whenever the site receives a connection request from such an IP, it redirects the traffic to the respective country’s content library (which doesn’t have Adventure Time).
Netflix does that to comply with the licensing agreements it signed. Since the company doesn’t own this show, it can’t broadcast it worldwide. To do that, it needs to first acquire global licensing rights. In this case, Netflix probably didn’t get them because:
- They weren’t for sale.
- They weren’t a worthwhile investment (wouldn’t generate a positive ROI).
How to Quickly Defeat Netflix’s Geo-Blocks & Unblock Adventure Time
Netflix’s geo-blocking system is good, but not impossible to circumvent. The easiest way to fool it is to use a VPN. It’s an online tool that spoofs your IP address. By doing that, it stops Netflix from seeing what country you are from.
You just need to use a VPN server that’s in a country where the cartoon is available, and you’re good to go. Just use the list we wrote above to find an optimal server location.
If you’re not sure which VPN to get, we can offer a few recommendations:
- NordVPN – A top provider that offers amazing security on top of enjoyable streaming. Its speeds are very fast, the apps are easy to use, and you can set up the service on up to six devices at the same time.
- PrivateVPN – A pretty decent and cheap VPN. You get decent speeds, cross-platform compatible apps, and support for up to six parallel connections.
- ExpressVPN – One of the industry giants. ExpressVPN is really fast (especially with Lightway, its own protocol), very user-friendly, and allows up to five simultaneous connections.
We tested all those providers and can confirm they can unblock Adventure Time. We never saw the Netflix proxy error once when using them. Also, they all have 30-day money-back guarantees, so you buy with no risk.
How to Get Good Speeds While Watching Adventure Time
Netflix doesn’t require lightning-fast speeds to use its service. For SD and HD quality, you only need at least 3 and 5 Mbps. For Ultra HD quality (4K), you need at least 25 Mbps. It’s a bigger requirement, but that speed should still be achievable while using a VPN.
If it isn’t and you’re experiencing slowdowns, though, here’s what you can do:
Don’t Use Servers That Are Too Far
If you do that, you’ll definitely get slower speeds. Since the server is pretty far, it’ll take longer for data packets to reach their destination. Even worse, some of them might get lost in transit, resulting in disconnections.
So do your best to connect to nearby servers. If you’re in East Asia, use South Korea and Japanese servers instead of VPN servers from Brazil or Argentina, for example.
Use Protocols Other Than OpenVPN
Sure, OpenVPN is great for security. However, it’s not great for speeds. It’s actually pretty resource-intensive, and can cause annoying slowdowns – especially if you use it over TCP. It should be faster over UDP, but that’s unfortunately not always the case.
That’s exactly why you should use other speedier protocols. We personally love using WireGuard, but L2TP/IPSec and IKEv2 are also great options. PPTP is extremely fast too, but we don’t advise using it due to its very poor security.
Avoid WiFi and Use Wired Connections Instead
If you use WiFi, you’re bound to get slowdowns if you’re not near the router. Your WiFi signal will be weaker this way. And that translates to slower VPN speeds.
Which is why you should try connecting your device directly to the router. You can do that with an ethernet cable. If the device doesn’t support such connections, try bringing it closer to the router, or just get a range extender to boost the signal’s strength throughout your house.
How Do You Like to Unblock Adventure Time (And Other Netflix Titles)?
Do you also use a VPN, or do you get around geo-blocks with other unblocking methods? Please let us know in the comments below. Also, if you liked this article, don’t forget to share it with other people too.