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How to Access Region Blocked Videos Without a VPN

Wherever you are in the world there is always a reason to want to bypass region blocking. For example, internet users outside the US might want to access Netflix or Hulu; those in the US might want the UK version of BBC iPlayer.

To combat this, VPNs are popular—but they’re not the best solution. Here’s how to watch geo-blocked videos without VPN software.

Why VPNs Aren’t Great for Bypassing Region Blocks

When you connect to a VPN (Virtual Private Network) your internet traffic is forwarded through the VPN server. So, if you’re in the UK and you connect to a VPN in the United States, websites will see you as browsing from the United States. The VPN server acts like a middleman.

This allows you to use VPNs to access US streaming services, such as:

  • Netflix US
  • Hulu
  • Pandora

…and many other region-restricted media websites.

While VPNs have many other uses, they’re less than ideal for bypassing region locks.

  • While VPNs are faster than ever, they’re slower than connecting directly to a website. You don’t connect directly to Netflix—the data is sent through the VPN server. This slows things down.
  • While connected to a VPN, all your network traffic will be sent through the VPN. This slows other internet traffic on your device.
  • You’ll want to leave the VPN disconnected because it slows down your connection. When you want to watch a video, you’ll have to connect to the VPN. When you’re done, you’ll want to disconnect.
  • Most importantly, Netflix is winning the war against VPNs. It’s time to find a new way to access all the Netflix content you can handle, without relying on a VPN.

Why a Standard DNS Can’t Help

Until relatively recently, you could switch your router’s DNS server to access streamed video without relying on a VPN. While the effect was the same for streaming—you appear to be viewing from elsewhere—there was no encryption.

However, as with VPNs, Netflix and other streaming giants got wise to this tactic. As such, standard DNS providers are no longer suitable.

Fortunately, several new methods are available for you to bypass region blocking.

  1. Use browser extensions
  2. Employ a specialist DNS
  3. Use a third-party downloader
  4. Employ VPN-provided DNS

Here’s what you need to know about how to watch region locked videos without DNS or a VPN.

1. Use a Proxy Browser Extension

If you want to access region-restricted websites quickly and easily, a proxy server is a good option.

Proxies can be accessed via a website, but it’s easier to simply use a browser extension.

To access Netflix, consider Weechee, a browser extension for Google Chrome. This is designed to unblock Netflix, Hulu, and BBC iPlayer, wherever in the world you’re based.

Download: Wachee for Google Chrome (Free)

Proxies are a great option for US residents trying to access BBC iPlayer in the UK. See our guide to watching BBC iPlayer with a proxy for more details.

Encountered blocked videos on YouTube? Use this block-checking tool to find out which countries the video is available in, then set your proxy extension accordingly.

Relying on a proxy browser extension is smarter than simply visiting a standard proxy site.

2. Unblock-Us

Want to know how to watch geo blocked videos? Changing your device’s DNS can help. While this isn’t the number one solution and has been largely defeated by streaming services, it remains an option.

You’ll need something a little extraordinary for this to work, which is where Unblock-Us comes in. An all-in-one solution with a $4.99 monthly subscription, Unblock-Us offers a seven-day free trial. It aims to give you enhanced internet security, better speed, and the freedom to avoid region blocking.

Should you rely on this enhanced DNS solution? It’s certainly an option; the free trial is worth it to find out if it works for you. Unblock-Us features detailed setup instructions and works computers, consoles, mobile devices, TVs, and TV streaming boxes.

Check our guide to changing DNS settings to learn more about what is required.

3. Download Blocked YouTube Videos

Region-locked content can be frustrating. If a proxy browser extension won’t work and a specialist DNS service is drawing a blank, consider downloading the video. While this probably won’t work with Netflix, it’s a good solution for YouTube.

To bypass region locks on YouTube videos, a downloader can help. One example is ssyoutube.com. To use this:

  1. Copy the URL of the region locked YouTube video
  2. Paste it into your browser’s address bar
  3. Click or tap so the insertion point is between the “www.” and “youtube”
  4. Add “ss” to the URL (e.g. “www.ssyoutube.com”)
  5. Hit Enter on your keyboard, or tap OK on your device

The video will then be downloaded to your device via the ssyoutube.com site, bypassing region blocking.

Note that downloading YouTube videos is a breach of the platform’s terms of use.

4. Use Smart DNS for Region Blocked Video Streams

While using a VPN to access region blocked streaming services isn’t the fastest option, some VPN services have provided an alternative. Smart DNS can be considered a sort of “VPN lite” solution, which allows access to region blocked content (such as all the Netflix you can watch) without the encryption and IP masking a VPN delivers.

How can you use smart DNS? One option is to find a specialist provider such as www.smartdnsproxy.com. However, if you’re already using a VPN you might have smart DNS access without knowing it.

For example, ExpressVPN (MakeUseOf readers can get 40% off our top-rated VPN) offers the MediaStreamer DNS service as part of the VPN subscription. This is a great way to view region blocked videos from all streaming services. Like other smart DNS solutions, it can be used on almost any platform, including games consoles and smart TVs.

Note that other VPN providers offer smart DNS.

Bypass Region Locks and Access All Netflix Content

Accessing blocked content isn’t as simple as it was. You can’t just visit a proxy and view all your favorite Netflix content anymore.

Solutions like UnoDNS, Tunlr, and MediaHint have fallen by the wayside. These days, you need smarter solutions to region blocking, tools that will give you reliable access to Netflix and other region blocking streaming services.

Trying to access restricted content at work or school? Use these methods to bypass blocked sites.

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The Best Horror Series to Watch on Netflix Right Now

A quick look through Netflix will reveal a whole host of horror series worth watching. But selecting the right ones to watch is the hard part. Nobody likes horror that isn’t scary and sometimes you can pick a real dud. However, the best horror series on Netflix are not to be missed.

We’ve trawled through the streaming catalog to find you the best horror series to watch on Netflix right now. There is a wide range of different horror styles here, so, hopefully, everyone’s tastes will be catered for. So, without further ado, let’s see just how chilling Netflix can be…

1. Ju-On: Origins

Without doubt one of the best horror series ever to have landed on Netflix, Ju-On: Origins has everything a horror fan could wish for. Body horror? Check. Gore? Check. Psychological horror? Check. This series is just downright terrifying and features some of the most genuinely horrific moments this writer has seen in a long time. Nevertheless, we’ll warn you now, it most certainly isn’t for the faint of heart.

The story acts as a prelude to the original Korean Ju-On films. It opens the story right up and some of the CGI will have you curling your toes in terror. It still has a nice theatrical feel to it, which is something the American reboots of the originals lacked. The film has subtitles, so you may want to ensure you can concentrate on that—and the screen action—before watching.

2. The Mist

If you’re a fan of Stephen King, The Mist is a must-see. Why? Because it has all the hallmarks of classic King-style horror. Firstly, it has a chilling atmosphere that works well to instill a sense of foreboding. Secondly, it has dark, brooding characters that afford the series a mysterious feel. Thirdly, there is the mist itself, which adds to the winter chill of this horror.

Of course, Stephen King is a master of the genre. Fortunately, the team behind the series has done an excellent job of encapsulating the feel of the Stephen King novella of the same name. There is the odd bit of bloody violence or gore here and there, but this is all about the unknown and how that which we can’t see is often far more terrifying than that which we can.

3. Two-Sentence Horror Stories

Two-Sentence Horror Stories is a series that is short enough to binge in one afternoon. It comprises of nine 30-minute long episodes, all with a different storyline and characters. As you will have guessed, each 30-minute long vignette is based around two sentences. These sentences form a horror “story” and the production team has done a good job of building a half-hour story around each little tale.

Given that there are several different stories here, the series gives you a good range of horror genres to enjoy. Scare yourself witless with some creepy paranormal activity. Or disturb yourself with a psychological slant instead. The show also deals with some important topics such as terminal illness and LGBT+ issues, so it has a social element to it, too.

4. Locke and Key

Locke and Key is based on the Joel Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez comic book of the same name. It is a great adaptation of the comic, remaining faithful to the storyline. It also manages to give the live-action a vaguely comic-book feel. As a result, it isn’t the scariest horror on the planet, but it isn’t intended to be. It has lots of fantastical elements that fans of the original tale will recognize.

There are 10 episodes altogether, each one running between 45 and 57 minutes. Each episode develops the story nicely and doesn’t feel in any way jarring. It is fairly easy to follow, and, because it has that comic-book influence, it’s good for teenagers and adults alike. Recommended watching with your family (as long as your children are 14 or over as per classification).

5. Lucifer

Another good series for fans of graphic novels is Lucifer. Lucifer originally saw the light of day as a Neil Gaiman character in the Sandman books. If you don’t already know those, check them out because the artwork and storyline are both stunning. One minor issue that purists won’t enjoy is that the Netflix series isn’t necessarily as faithful to the books as you’d perhaps like.

However, it is a good series to chill out and watch. Especially as it isn’t particularly taxing. It has a drama feel to it, but with the addition of a few demonic powers tossed into the mix. Like Locke and Key, it is suitable for teens, so could be something cool to set the older kids up with when the weather is too hot or cold outside. They’ll have plenty of episodes to watch, anyway!

6. Kingdom

If plagues of undead are your bag, then South-Korean horror drama, Kingdom, should be on your watchlist. The enormity of some of the scenes in Kingdom is breathtaking. Fans of Game of Thrones will love the huge battles that take place. They’re even better than GOT’s “Battle of the Bastards” episode!

The series takes place in the 1500s and sees humans pitted against vile undead creatures. The cinematography is breathtaking as it incorporates a lot of South-Korea’s beautiful scenery. Plus, the costumes are epic. Highly recommended.

7. Castlevania

You have three exciting seasons of the brilliant Castlevania anime to catch up on if you haven’t already started watching them. Fans of the original game will love this series. It is pretty violent, so isn’t suitable for younger audiences. However, older viewers will love the mixture of supernatural darkness and bloody Hell that is unleashed throughout the series.

The beginning of the tale is told from the point of view of Dracula. Here, you’ll find out all of his motives for hating humans. There is plenty more lore to find out across the three seasons of Castlevania, interspersed with violent encounters and demonic happenings.

This is one of the best animated shows for adults on Netflix, nevermind just the horror genre.

The Best Horror Series to Watch on Netflix

It is so difficult to select the best series from this list. They all have their own qualities and approach to the horror genre. We’d recommend Ju-On for mature audiences and Locke and Key for more family-friendly horror-tainment. Hell, you should just watch them all and see what the fuss is about. Happy scaring.

If you fancy even more chills, why not take a look at some of the best Netflix documentaries about serial killers. Be warned, though, the details are all pretty macabre. However, they are fascinating to watch if you have a morbid curiosity in need of sating.

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The 16 Best Documentaries on Netflix in 2020

It should come as no surprise that Netflix features an enormous number of documentaries in its catalog. Sadly, a lot of them simply aren’t worth watching. Hidden among the endless options, however, are some must-see documentaries.

So, whether you’re looking for war documentaries, space documentaries, sports documentaries, or something else entirely, keep reading. These are the best documentaries on Netflix that you can watch right now. All of which will enlighten and entertain you.

The Best War Documentaries on Netflix

Unfortunately, documentary makers have no shortage of material when it comes to wars. Many of the most important conflicts of recent centuries have a show about them on Netflix.

1. The Vietnam War

This 10-part documentary tells the story of the United States’ controversial 19-year conflict in Vietnam.

It features testimonies from more than 80 witnesses from both sides, never-seen-before video footage, and runs for more than 17 hours in total.

2. World War II in Colour

World War II in Colour is a British documentary that includes a vast amount of real video footage from the battlefields, cities, and oceans that saw action during World War II.

It has 13 episodes in total, covering everything from the North African campaign to the Japanese invasion of China.

3. November 13: Attack on Paris

November 13: Attack on Paris is a Netflix original about the terror attacks in the French capital during November 2015. The three-part series documents the timeline of that traumatic day.

For more options, have a look at our full list of war documentaries on Netflix.

The Best Space Documentaries on Netflix

If you’d prefer to be dazzled by scientific ingenuity rather than human suffering, check out some of the top Netflix documentaries about space and the universe instead.

4. A Year in Space

A Year in Space is a 12-part Netflix docuseries that follows American Scott Kelly and Russian Mikhail Kornienko during their year-long stay on the International Space Station.

It follows their mission from takeoff to touchdown, providing a fascinating insight into zero-gravity life and the scientific work that goes on while in orbit.

5. The Search for Life in Space

The Search for Life in Space is a short 32-minute documentary about how humans are searching for signs of life beyond our planet. It’s doesn’t go into complex details, so it’s perfect for anyone who may not have the same level of background knowledge as a seasoned universe fanatic.

For more content about the universe, make sure to also check out the best space documentaries on Amazon.

The Best Nature Documentaries on Netflix

If you’d prefer to learn about Earth-based lifeforms, you’ll be pleased to know that some of the best documentaries on Netflix cover the natural world.

6. Dancing With the Birds

Narrated by the ever-lovable Stephen Fry, Dancing With The Birds follows majestic birds as they try to find a mate.

Fry’s commentary adds an element of humor to what is already a fascinating subject matter, making this one of the most enjoyable nature documentaries ever made.

7. Chasing Coral

Coral reefs are one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. They’ve been around for 485 million years and support more than one-quarter of all marine species; the NOAA National Ocean Service calls them “the rainforests of the sea.”

The climate emergency means coral is now dying at a faster rate than ever. This documentary investigates the devastating impact that coral death is having on our planet and our lives.

We’ve written about the best nature documentaries on Netflix if these couple of suggestions aren’t enough to satisfy you.

The Best BBC Documentaries on Netflix

The British television network is one of the foremost documentary makers in the world.

8. A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman

Aardman Animations—creators of the Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and Chicken Run—started life as a tiny animation studio in Bristol, England. A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman tracks the studio from its humble beginnings to its status as a company with more than $1 billion in revenue.

In addition to A Grand Night In, many more of the best BBC documentaries are available on Netflix. Check out our list to learn more.

The Best Travel Documentaries on Netflix

The “new normal” means it could be a while before many people feel comfortable getting on a plane again. After all, why bother when you can travel anywhere in the world from your own sofa thanks to Netflix?!

9. Dark Tourist

Tourism isn’t only about beaches and all-inclusive buffets. If you’d like to learn about the grittier side of the world, check out Dark Tourist.

New Zealand filmmaker David Farrier investigates some of the weirder travel spots you’ll find, including Pablo Escobar-themed trips in Colombia and nuclear disaster tourism in Japan.

10. National Parks Adventure

Narrated by Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes viewers on a tour of remarkable spots in the National Parks of the United States. The documentary covers Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches. The entire documentary uses IMAX 3D cinematography.

To learn more, have a look at our complete list of the best travel documentaries on Netflix.

The Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix

True crime documentaries on Netflix have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years.

11. Making a Murderer

Making a Murderer is arguably the Netflix documentary that kicked off the renewed interest in the genre.

It tells the story of Steven Avery. Avery was wrongly convicted of murder and spent 18 years in jail, only to be found guilty of a different murder upon his exoneration and release. Despite doubts around the second conviction, he remains in jail to this day.

12. Amanda Knox

One of the most famous convictions of the 21st century occurred in Italy in 2007.

American exchange student, Amanda Knox, was found guilty of killing a fellow student, Meredith Kercher, in a trial littered with controversies. Rumors of police incompetence, evidence tampering, and false testimonies circulated for years after Knox’s conviction. The Italian supreme court eventually overturned the decision in 2015.

This documentary tells the story of the night of the murder and the subsequent media frenzy surrounding the court proceedings.

The Best Sports Documentaries on Netflix

Some of the best documentaries on Netflix fall into the sports category.

13. Senna

Ayrton Senna is widely believed to be the greatest Formula 1 driver of all time. He won three world titles before being killed in a crash at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola. He was 34 years old.

This docufilm charts his life and death.

14. The Last Dance

An obvious inclusion, the Netflix docuseries tells the story of NBA legend, Michael Jordan. Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr, and Phil Jackson all feature.

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15. Chasing Trane

Chasing Trane is about the life of the jazz icon, John Coltrane. Coltrane was one of the world’s foremost saxophonists before he succumbed to liver cancer in 1967 at the age of 40.

His legend lives on to this day.

16. Hip-Hop Evolution

Spread over four seasons, the Canadian docuseries explores the rise of hip-hop.

The series starts in the 1970s with Grandmaster Flash, then goes on to cover all of the major stars and storylines through to the early 2000s and the rise of 50 Cent.

More Netflix Shows Worth Watching

Documentaries form a large chunk of the Netflix library. And if you dig down into a specific genre, you’ll be able to find some niche content to suit your tastes.

And once you have watched all of the best documentaries on Netflix and want to watch something a little different, we recommend checking out the best interactive Netflix shows instead.

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The Best Netflix Documentaries About Serial Killers

People have a morbid fascination with the lives of serial killers. Often, we want to know the motives behind their evil deeds. Also, it is interesting to see how they respond to questioning. That is, of course, if they are still alive. Or if they have any recorded interviews that still exist.

How can you get your next gruesome fix? Well, Netflix is a great place to find documentaries about serial killers. There are lots available to watch, and we’ve rounded up the best serial killer documentaries. So, without further ado, here are the best documentaries about serial killers to watch on Netflix.

1. Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Would you like an insight into the macabre mind of this murderer? Then Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, will give you a glimpse into Bundy’s world. This one isn’t for the faint of heart. It features a lot of details about his killing sprees.

But, perhaps more disturbing is the glorified manner in which Bundy talks about himself and his acts. This is one of the best Netflix crime documentaries for fans of the serial killer genre.

2. Interview With a Serial Killer

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Another gruesome tale. Interview with a Serial Killer chronicles the crimes of Arthur Shawcross. Also known as the Genesee River Killer, he died in prison in 2008 while he was serving a 250-year sentence for his crimes. Like The Ted Bundy Tapes, this documentary features his crimes in disturbing detail.

However, the most gruesome aspect of this documentary is the interview with Shawcross. He comes across as the cold-hearted killer that he was, taking great pleasure in discussing his heinous acts. This is a fantastic documentary that gives a real insight into the often brazen way a serial killer will talk about themselves and their crimes.

3. The Confession Killer

This one is a little different from the others on the list. The Confession Killer focuses on the life and crimes of Henry Lee Lucas. Why is it different? Well, after a spate of arrests for murder, Lucas eventually confessed to dozens more. However, it is impossible to say whether he was telling the truth or not. This is all down to the unusual preferential treatment he was given while in prison.

We won’t go into too much detail here as it might spoil the series for you, but the bumbling authorities and Lucas’ manipulation of circumstances makes for a compelling watch. If you like to see how a sociopath/psychopath can turn situations to their advantage, then this is an ideal documentary.

4. Killer Ratings

Killer Ratings is a genuinely harrowing tale that highlights what happens when greed takes a stranglehold. It looks at Wallace Souza, who started out as a Brazilian politician, before becoming a cop. From there, he went on to become the host of true-crime TV series, Canal Livre.

Whether Souza was a serial killer per se is a matter of conjecture, but he did hire a hitman to kill five people in order to improve the ratings of his show. More of a serial killer by proxy, but still a greedy, heartless beast nonetheless. This is a brilliant series if you like to see how criminals are often hidden in plain sight.

5. Unabomber – In His Own Words

It is hard to say whether Ted Kaczynski is a serial killer or not. He was more of a “serial bomber”. However, he did kill three people during his bombing sprees. This fills the serial killer criteria, for sure.

What is most interesting about this case is the manner in which the Unabomber went from an intellectual young man—a mathematics professor, no less—to a cold-hearted bomber. The police eventually apprehended him in 1996. The Unabomber is currently serving eight life sentences in ADX Florence for 10 counts of transportation, mailing, and use of bombs, and three counts of murder.

Unabomber – In His Own Words is a great documentary, with details “straight from the horse’s mouth”.

6. Inside the Criminal Mind

Inside the Criminal Mind is a series spread over four 50-minute episodes. Each episode deals with a different form of criminal activity. But the first episode—Serial Killers—is what we’re looking for. The episode features expert analysis from professionals.

These range from criminal profilers to psychologists and neurologists. They leave no stone unturned in explaining the mind of a serial killer. If you are a fan of true crime documentaries in general, this is a great pick for your watch list. You can also watch episodes about kidnapping, cult leaders, and crime lords like El Chapo, too.

7. The Devil Next Door

From the producers of Emmy-winning documentary Wild, Wild Country comes the tale of Nazi Death Camp guard “Ivan the Terrible”. There is no doubt that this character will have murdered many people in cold blood during his time as a prison guard. This will earn him the title of “serial killer”.

The doubt in The Devil Next Door lies in the fact that the Cleveland grandfather, accused of being Ivan the Terrible, protests his innocence throughout. We’ll leave you to find out whether he did it or not, but this is a great documentary with an intriguing historical back-story.

8. I Am a Killer

Another series that deals with a range of crimes. I Am a Killer looks at the lives of murderers on Death Row. Not all of them are serial killers. However, episode four, “Sympathy for the Devil”, focuses on Miguel Angel Martinez, the youngest inmate ever to have graced Texas’ Death Row.

Martinez gives his account first hand, making it interesting as it offers his side of the story. Not that we should sympathize with him. He killed three people and all three murders were linked to Satanism. The whole series is worth watching, but this is a genuinely chilling episode.

The Best Netflix Documentaries About Serial Killers

If you love a good serial killer documentary, then the options above should be enough to give you several hours of viewing… pleasure? Perhaps that is the wrong noun to use here, but it will certainly fill your day with brutal binge-worthiness.

Plus, one of the great things about Netflix is that it will give you suggestions based on your viewing, so there’s a chance you’ll find the odd gem that way, too.

For out and out morbidity, though, Conversation with a Serial Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes makes for some truly nail-biting viewing. The manner in which Bundy tells his story is truly chilling. If you would like to share the tension remotely, why not check out how to watch Netflix with friends far away.

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The Best Music Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

The best music documentaries are wonderful to watch. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the ups and downs of celebrity, but they also let you see the creativity and expression that goes into making music at the highest level.

We’ve rounded up a list of the best music documentaries available to watch on Netflix. Whether it’s Taylor Swift, Oasis, or Bob Dylan, these Netflix music documentaries are all interesting and enjoyable character studies.

1. Miss Americana

Miss Americana explores the life of one of the biggest musicians on the planet: Taylor Swift. Usually cautious when discussing her private life, this documentary delves into Swift’s battles with the media, her body dysmorphia, her mother’s cancer diagnosis, and her political views.

It’s an interesting watch even if you aren’t a fan, though Swifties will especially love the moments of music-making magic in the studio.

If this documentary inspires you, here’s how to make music at home using Audacity.

2. What Happened, Miss Simone?

“Miss Simone, you are idolized, even loved, by millions now. But what happened, Miss Simone?” This quote opens this fantastic documentary about music legend Nina Simone.

The documentary tells her powerful life story; a woman not only known for her songs, but her contributions to civil rights. Combining rare archival footage and interviews, this is a must-see.

3. Gaga: Five Foot Two

At the start of Lady Gaga’s career she adopted an almost mythical status, often making headlines for her eye-catching outfits. This documentary strips that back, covering a year of her life while working on her fifth album, producing a Super Bowl halftime show, and acting on TV.

Gaga is clearly a determined and driven artist and it’s great to get this raw and unfiltered glimpse into her world.

4. Oasis: Supersonic

We all know that brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher are bitter rivals. Oasis: Supersonic touches upon that, but it also looks at the Britpop band’s formation, their wild success, and the electric power of their music. Using a wealth of archival photos and videos set against current interviews, this documentary offers a surprisingly soulful look at Oasis.

5. Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé

If you want a balanced or candid look at Queen Bey, then Homecoming isn’t the watch for you—the subtitle “a film by Beyoncé” should tell you all you need to know. What it is, however, is a wonderful insight into the production and performance of her stunning 2018 performance at Coachella festival.

Part documentary, part concert film, Homecoming highlights a performer at the very top of her game.

6. Quincy

No-one can accuse Quincy Jones of slacking. Over the course of his life, he’s shaped over 300 albums, won 28 Grammys, and worked with the likes of Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra. As you might expect, this documentary is packed full of tales from his illustrious career, and is co-directed by his daughter, Rashida Jones.

7. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story

Rolling Thunder Revue, named after Bob Dylan’s 1975 tour of the same name, isn’t Martin Scorsese’s first film about the American singer, but it is his weirdest.

Primarily made up of outtakes from Dylan’s own 1978 film, this documentary blends fact and fiction without ever distinguishing the two; some interviews are with real musicians involved in the tour, others are with actors. It’s an interesting and amusingly meta film.

8. 20 Feet from Stardom

20 Feet from Stardom moves the light away from the lead singer and highlights those supporting singers who often receive no public acknowledgment or recognition, despite being an important part of the overall performance. Some backup singers want more; others are happy with their role. This is an enjoyable, feelgood, and heartfelt documentary.

9. Amy

Amy Winehouse was a huge talent. With her distinctive voice and appearance, the sky was her limit. Until she sadly died at the age of 27 after succumbing to her addictions.

This documentary uses home footage to show Winehouse’s whirlwind life and career. It delves into her family and fame troubles, but most importantly shows what an outstanding musician she was.

10. Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Fyre Festival was meant to be the greatest festival of all time. Located in the Bahamas and promoted online by influencers like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid, tickets cost up to $1500 each. Except the entire thing turned out to be a fraud, leaving hundreds of people stranded.

This documentary captures the entire bizarre story, which is so nuts that it has to be seen to be believed.

11. Rapture

Whether you listen to hip-hop or not, the genre has had a massive influence on every corner of popular culture. This documentary series studies a different artist each episode, like 2 Chainz, Nas, and G-Eazy, as they share their life stories and talk about their upbringing, inspirations, and art.

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12. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis is known as one of the most important jazz trumpeters of all time. He played by his own rules, constantly innovating and switching his style. Davis is smooth, cool, but most of all human—which means he could be complicated and difficult. This documentary explores all sides of him through uncovered archival footage and modern interviews.

13. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

Rush was a multi-award winning Canadian rock band and this 2010 documentary details its origins and changing sound. Lots of celebrities pop up to profess their love for the band, but it’s really the interviews with the members of Rush themselves that make this interesting, as they reflect on their time making music together.

14. Keith Richards: Under the Influence

After Keith Richards released his album Main Offender in 1992, it took him until 2015 to follow up with Crosseyed Heart. In this documentary we get a glorious look at Richards as he creates this album, while at the same time reflecting on his life and everything that led him to where he is now. Fans of the Rolling Stones will especially enjoy this for obvious reasons.

How to Watch More Documentaries for Free

No matter what genre of music you enjoy listening to, each of these Netflix music documentaries offers something different. And who knows, you may end up discovering a new favorite singer or band after watching a few.

If you’re in the mood for some more documentaries, here’s a list of the best places to watch free documentaries online.

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You Can Finally Watch Netflix on Your Google Nest Hub

The Google Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max are two of the most useful smart displays on the market. However, until now, the devices had one major flaw holding them back… you couldn’t watch Netflix on them.

Fortunately, that’s all changing. In a post on The Keyword, Google announced that Netflix is finally rolling out support for its popular streaming service to Google’s line of smart displays. Considering that Google’s smart displays have supported rivals Hulu and Disney+ for some time, it only makes sense for Netflix to be available on them too.

How to Watch Netflix on Your Google Nest Hub

It’s actually rather easy to get Netflix up and running on your Google Nest Hub or Nest Hub Max. All you need to do is link your Google Home or Assistant app with your Netflix account. Once the two are connected, you need to tell your smart display what to play as you would with any other Google Nest command.

For more of the same, see our list of Google Home commands.

For example, you can say “Hey Google, Open Netflix” to browse the service. If you have something you want to watch, you can say, “OK Google, watch Queer Eye.” From there, the smart display will load up and play the show or movie you requested.

Anything you could watch on Netflix on a smart TV is available on Nest smart displays. Between Netflix and streaming services that already supported the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max, there are a ton of options to choose from.

Will Other Assistant-Enabled Displays Add Netflix?

Google’s smart displays aren’t the only devices on the market that come with Google Assistant. Lenovo produces a line of smart displays powered by Google Assistant, but it’s not clear whether those devices will also now get Netflix.

If you already subscribe to the streaming service, you should make time to watch the best romantic comedies on Netflix. After all, we all need a little love in our lives.

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You Can Now Watch Netflix On Your Google Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max

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