How To Watch Netflix in Thailand? 3 Easy Ways (2022)

Want to get your Netflix fix while traveling or living in Thailand? This easy, helpful guide will show you how.

  1. Watch with a local subscription
  2. Watch with a subscription from abroad
  3. Watch with a VPN (bypass GEO restrictions)

1. Watch with a local Thai subscription

Netflix has been available in Thailand since January 2016.  Since then, it has steadily increased its offering of well-known blockbuster titles as-well-as local Thai and Asian shows.

The monthly price for a Netflix Thailand package ranges from THB 99 (mobile-only) to THB 419 (Ultra HD 4k). Packages are priced based on the number of simultaneous screen sessions and the image quality of the stream. 

Netflix Thailand has a unique mobile-only package, which is only THB 99 per month. It’s possible to use this package with a smart TV by casting your mobile screen. This mobile-only package is not available in the US or UK.

Netflix Thailand’s quality options include Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD – 1080p), and Ultra High Definition (UHD – 4k).

Subscriptions require a credit card or Netflix gift card, which are available at a local 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, or Tesco store with credit amounts of THB 500, THB 1,000, and THB 1,500.

Netflix doesn’t offer a free trial in Thailand. They initially had an introductory 30-day trial at launch, but this offer has now ended.

How much is Netflix in Thailand

PlanScreensPrice/Month THB
Mobile Only1 screen (SD mobile or tablet only)THB 99
Basic1 screen (SD)THB 279
Standard HD2 screens (HD 1080p)THB 349
Premium Ultra HD4 screens (HD 1080p and UHD 4k)THB 419
*Prices are subject to change


Read my article on Disney+ to compare the price with Disney+ Thailand.

Watch Netflix with Thai subtitles or audio

Most Netflix Thailand shows have support for Thai subtitles and audio. 

To change to Thai subtitles, select the language menu, then under Subtitles, select Thai.

To change to Thai audio, select the language menu, then under Audio select Thai.

Audio and Subtitle menu with Thai option

Change Netflix interface from English to Thai or vice versa

Netflix’s language setting is configured per profile; this setting changes the language throughout the application.

To change a Netflix profile to Thai, go to the Account section, then under Profile & Parental Controls, select a profile. Click Change on the Language setting and select Thai, then Save. The Netflix interface for that profile will now show as Thai.

Popular Thai content on Netflix

Dramas

Movies

2. Watch with a subscription from abroad

Can I use my Netflix in Thailand? When traveling or living abroad, Netflix customers can access the service in 190 countries, including Thailand.

The available selection of shows when watching from Thailand will be slightly different from your home country because of country-specific streaming rights.  

There is local-specific content like Thai movies, and you’ll notice the top-viewed shows are mostly Korean dramas. Thai people love watching Korean dramas!

If you decide to move to Thailand, It’s possible to continue watching Netflix using your home country subscription. Although if you choose to settle long term, it might be worth migrating to a local package because of cheaper rates.

Thai Netflix Price Compared to US/UK

PlanPrice/Month THBUS priceUK price
Mobile OnlyTHB 99Not availableNot available
BasicTHB 279$8.99£5.99
Standard HDTHB 349$12.99£8.99
Premium Ultra HDTHB 419$15.99£11.99
Prices are subject to change

Can I watch my UK/US Netflix in Thailand?

Netflix has different publishing rights per country, so based on your IP address, they will show country-specific content.  Netflix will not allow you to directly watch UK/US Netflix from Thailand, but it is possible by using a VPN service.

3. Watch with a VPN

Watching country-specific Netflix from within Thailand requires a VPN provider.

How does a VPN work?

When using a VPN, your encrypted connection is routed to a specific geo-located server.  The VPN server acts as a gateway between you and the internet, so you’ll appear to be accessing a service from the VPN’s local network. 

With a VPN, you can watch US/UK-based Netflix or geographically restricted services from Thailand or elsewhere.

Media services you use in Thailand with a VPN:

  • Amazon Prime
  • BBC iPlayer
  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • HBO Go
  • ESPN+
  • Sky Go

How do I choose a VPN provider?

When choosing a VPN package, you should consider the following criteria.

  • Speed
  • Security
  • Device compatible
  • Number of servers
  • Server locations
  • Price
  • Customer support

I use ExpressVPN in Thailand and highly recommend it for its stability, security, and comprehensive server selection. For a cheaper alternative, I would recommend NordVPN

I wouldn’t use a free VPN service because they’re unreliable and lack essential security features such as no-log policies.

ExpressVPN vs NordVPN – Price and server compassion

ExpressVPNNordVPN
Servers3,000+5,500+
Countries90+ including Thailand50+ including Thailand
Price$12.95/month (1 month)

$9.99/month (6 months)

$8.32/month (12 months) <- best deal

30-day money-back guarantee
$11.99/month (1 month)

$4.49/month (1 year)

$3.69/month (2 years) <- best deal

30-day money-back guarantee
Sign Up For ExpressVPNSign Up For NordVPN

How to watch Netflix with a VPN?

VPN services provide cross-platform support, including desktop, mobile, or router for smart TVs.

You can select your preferred VPN location within the application, but note that servers may have slower latencies depending on location.

5 Steps for watching Netflix US with ExpressVPN’s desktop application:

Step 1 – Sign up for an ExpressVPN account

Step 2 – Download and install the Windows, Mac, or Linux desktop app

Step 3 – Sign in to the desktop app with your activation code

Step 4 – Select your preferred VPN US location and click to connect

Step 5 – Access Netflix to view US-based content

How to watch Thailand Netflix in UK/US?

If you’re living outside Thailand and want to watch Thai Netflix, then use a VPN to connect to a Thai-based server. Just follow the steps above but instead of selecting a US VPN, select Thai.

Summary

Netflix is available in Thailand and 190 countries around the world. How will you watch it?

Want to signup for Netflix Thailand? Local subscriptions are slightly cheaper because of lower tax rates. 

Want to use your own Netflix while traveling in Thailand? It works flawlessly with a good connection, but the content selection will differ slightly from your home country.

Want to watch US/UK-based Netflix within Thailand? Sign up for a VPN service and connect to a geolocated server.

Whatever your choice Netflix is here to stay.

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