Yes, you can watch Your Name on Netflix.
If you are a fan of Makoto Shinkai, you shouldn’t miss this stunning masterpiece of an anime – a story of two teenagers who share a profound connection, and things turn bizarre when they meet.
However, due to Netflix’s geo-restrictions, if you are not streaming from the right location, you will have a tough time streaming Your Name on Netflix.
Check out where you can watch Kimi no Na Wa and how to get over Netflix’s location restrictions.
Where To Watch Your Name On Netflix
Your Name, a.k.a Kimi no Na Wa is a popular anime released in 2016. It was Japan’s #1 movie of 2016 and had an IMDB rating of 8.4.
Even though Your Name is available on Netflix, due to geo-restrictions, you can only stream the movie in
- The United Kingdom
What if we try to stream the movie in the US?
We used the Netflix link for the movie and got an Error code NSES-404. This means, unlike other movies in your Netflix library, streaming Your Name is restricted in your area.
Whenever you send a request to stream Your Name on your device, Netflix servers can trace your location and decide whether to service your response. In this case, as we were streaming from the US, we were denied access to the movie.
However, there is a way to bypass Netflix’s geo-restriction.
How To Watch Your Name On Netflix
Please follow these steps to watch “Your Name” on Netflix, irrespective of location.
Step 1. Opt for a VPN
No matter the device you use to stream, you need a VPN to bypass geo-restrictions. We checked out NordVPN, and it worked right away. ExpressVPN works too.
You can use the trial plan to check if you can stream geo-locked Netflix content. Later, you can opt for their premium plan.
A premium VPN for streaming can come in really handy when you are on the move and want to stream foreign content within or outside the US.
If you already have a VPN subscription, see if their plan includes UK and Australian servers. If these servers aren’t available, you won’t be able to stream Your Name on your devices or will have to opt for a new VPN subscription.
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Hulu has an extensive digital library with regional content worth watching. You can unlock all that with a good VPN.
We recommend NordVPN and ExpressVPN as the best VPNs to watch Hulu.
Here’s what you need to do after you set up Hulu.
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- Connect to the best server from any Hulu-supported region.
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Step 2: Delete Netflix Cache
Clearing the Netflix cache is a precautionary step to make sure the app doesn’t latch on to your location when you start streaming using a VPN.
- Open Settings, scroll to the Storage section, and select Netflix from the App section.
- Click Clear cache
- Open Settings, jump to the General section, and click Internal Storage
- Select Netflix and click Offload App
Browser Cookie/ Cache
- If you are using Chrome, click on the three dots in the top right corner of the browser, and from the dropdown, click on settings.
- Click on the Privacy and Security section. Click Clear Browsing Data to delete browsing History, cookies, and cache.
- Restart Chrome and log in to Netflix.
Step 3: Select Compatible VPN Servers
Once you have cleared the Netflix cache, turn on your VPN and select UK or Australia servers. You will get a list of servers from the selected country.
Select the fastest server from the list and connect to it.
When you connect to a VPN that works with Netflix, your stream request will come from the VPN server you are connected to. This way, you can watch Your Name in the US.
Step 4: Log Into Netflix And Start Streaming
If you are connected to the correct VPN server, when you log into Netflix, you won’t see any error messages and can start streaming Your Name on Netflix.
However, turn off your VPN once you are done streaming location-locked content. Otherwise, you might encounter error messages while streaming regular Netflix content meant for the US.
Also, if you don’t want to opt for a VPN subscription or your VPN plan doesn’t provide UK or Australia servers, you can stream Your Name for free here.