But let’s get to what really matters – is the anime available on Netflix?
Well, it is, but things are a bit complicated. We’ll tell you everything you need to know in this article.
- 1 So Is Hunter X Hunter Available on Netflix or Not?
- 2 Why Isn’t Hunter X Hunter Available in All Countries on Netflix?
- 3 How to Watch Hunter X Hunter on Netflix (3 Unblocking Methods)
- 4 Were You Able to Watch Hunter X Hunter on Netflix with Our Tips?
So Is Hunter X Hunter Available on Netflix or Not?
Yes, this anime is part of Netflix’s catalogue. But here’s the problem – it’s not available worldwide, like Netflix is.
Instead, you can only watch Hunter X Hunter in a few countries. We used StreamCatcher from ProPrivacy to see where. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s an online tool that lets you check the availability of Netflix’s entire catalogue. Really handy, to be honest.
As you can see the anime is only available in the following regions:
- Hong Kong
- The US
What’s more, not all those countries have all the seasons. Only Belgium, France, Hong Kong, India, and Singapore have all six seasons. The other countries only have four seasons (except Germany and Switzerland, which have three).
Pretty annoying, right?
Couldn’t agree more. But, unfortunately, Netflix doesn’t have much of an option. They need to geo-block Hunter X Hunter in most countries. We’ll tell you why in the next section.
Why Isn’t Hunter X Hunter Available in All Countries on Netflix?
Here’s the problem – Netflix doesn’t own this anime. They license it from the copyright holders instead. Sadly, it seems like they weren’t able to get global rights for Hunter X Hunter.
It might be due to one of these reasons:
- The copyright holders simply weren’t selling the rights.
- The copyright holders already sold the rights to other competitors (TV networks and streaming sites).
- Netflix used data mining to find out which regional audiences are the most interested in this anime. And they only bought licensing rights for the countries where they could predict a decent ROI on their investment (renewed subscriptions, new users, less churn, etc.). It sounds unfair to you, we know, but please keep in mind that Netflix spends a lot of money on licensed content. They can’t just make random investments that don’t pay off.
Maybe Netflix will be able to get licensing rights for Hunter X Hunter in your country in the future. But who knows how long that will take?
But what options do you have? Switching to a different streaming service is a hassle and not cheap. And it’s not like you can take a quick trip to one of the countries that has this anime just to binge it.
Don’t worry – you won’t need to do anything like that. We’ll move on to showing you how to easily unblock and watch Hunter X Hunter on Netflix anywhere in the world.
How to Watch Hunter X Hunter on Netflix (3 Unblocking Methods)
To do that, you need to hide your geo-location (trick Netflix into thinking you’re from a different country). Our research shows that there are three ways to do that:
1. Use a VPN
VPNs are online tools that hide your IP address and encrypt your traffic. They do that by intercepting and sending your traffic through a VPN server that sits between you and Netflix, like so:
Your Device VPN Server Netflix
That makes Netflix think your traffic is coming from the VPN. So, Netflix only sees the VPN’s IP, which tells the site what country it’s from.
As long as you use a VPN server in a region where Hunter X Hunter is available (ideally Belgium or France to get all the seasons), Netflix will let you watch the anime.
2. Use a Proxy
Proxies work just like VPNs – they act like middlemen between you and Netflix to hide your IP (your geo-location) from the site.
But unlike VPNs, proxies don’t offer powerful encryption. Sometimes, they don’t offer any at all. That means you’ll get slightly better speeds. But it also means your ISP will be able to throttle your bandwidth.
On the plus side, proxy servers can save requested web pages to their local cache. If you happen to request a saved web page with Hunter X Hunter, the proxy will retrieve the content without forwarding your traffic to Netflix. Translated, that means you get faster load times.
3. Use a Smart DNS
Smart DNS services hide your geo-location by changing your DNS settings. Basically, they force your device to use a different DNS server instead of your ISP’s server.
Besides that, a Smart DNS routes your traffic through proxy servers in countries where Hunter X Hunter is available. Also, the service intercepts your DNS queries, and modifies them so that they don’t leak your geo-location anymore.
Smart DNS tools don’t use encryption, so you’ll get smooth speeds. But there’s also a chance your ISP will be able to slow down your Netflix speeds if you use too much data.
Were You Able to Watch Hunter X Hunter on Netflix with Our Tips?
If yes, how was your experience? Were you able to instantly unblock the anime, or did you have to jump through some hoops first?
Or did you use other unblocking methods that we didn’t mention? If you did and they worked, please tell us about them in the comments below.