In this article we’ll cover how you can watch TV stations, services and programs from outside of Turkey.

Watching Turkish TV Networks Online

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Largely because of these network’s success exporting their series internationally, the TV networks act like American ones and allow users to see a certain number of episodes from the current season for free. Archived episodes of past seasons are generally offered at subscription rates.

Turkish Netflix

In January 2016, Netflix announced it would be expanding its reach to 130 countries, including Turkey, which came on board in late 2016. At present there are more than 900 shows online for your viewing pleasure. However, Netflix has a very clear rule about viewing content meant specifically for one country or region. Unless you have an account located in the country you are trying to view and are clearly connecting to the service from that country, you’re not allowed to connect and watch that country’s content. If you try to log onto Netflix Turkey from a different country you’ll get this error: “Due to regional licensing agreements and rights, we are not able to offer all titles for download in all countries.” What does this mean? Certain networks have different arrangements with different countries. Take the US. When US networks sell shows to Netflix’s representation in Canada, there is only a slightly higher fee than doing so to Netflix US. The country’s watch many of the same television shows and there is general understanding between the two. But to export the same programs to Indonesia, where censorship laws and ratings are much different would cost much more money.

Beating Netflix’s Regional Rules

If you have a pre-existing Netflix account in Turkey, you can take your favorite programs with you anywhere in the world with the help of one powerful assistant – a virtual private network (VPN).

Open connecting to that server, a user then begins making requests to Netflix or any other website. Those requests are encrypted and sent through a secure “tunnel” to the remote server in Turkey. The requests are decrypted and given a Turkish IP address before being sent to the site in question. The site will recognize the IP address as coming from its own country and accept the credentials, allowing the user onigte. When the user begins downloading or streaming materials, the same procedure will happen in reverse. The streaming material will download to the remote server, where it will be encrypted and sent back through the “tunnel” to the user’s device. There it is decrypted and available for viewing. If you want to take on Netflix in Turkey, you’ll need a VPN with considerable speed and security.


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