ClearVPN’s Ultimate Streaming Guide (February 2021 Update)
Staying home is essential today. And with all the lockdowns and quarantines, we’re spending more time at our homes than ever before. Luckily, we can still take advantage of the situation and produce positive emotions from staying at home. For example, we can enjoy watching some of the best movies and shows with our darling ones.
But first, did you know that Netflix has different libraries for different countries, with the US library being the largest? Or that Hulu is available only for the US users? But no worries, we've got you covered. Netflix blocks users from outside the US from accessing its American server by tracing the IP address. The same way, you can't watch Hulu, HBO Max or Amazon Prime, unless it's available in your country. Therefore, to access these streaming services fully, you need to trick the server into believing you’re an American user. Technically, this involves changing your device's apparent location. You can do it with a tap using ClearVPN — MacPaw's own VPN-based solution. Here’s how it works: ClearVPN tunnels all your web traffic through a server located in the US and changes your IP to the server’s one. So without further ado, here's our guide on what to watch on streaming services in February 2021.
What to Watch on Netflix in February 2021
Netflix isn’t just a streaming service that hosts movies and shows from other companies. It also makes its own shows, which are famous for being released full-season in one day. What a holiday for all the binge-watchers! Here's what to watch on Netflix in February 2021:
Malcolm & Marie
A romantic drama shot in black-and-white about a relationship between a film director and his girlfriend. The film is starring Zendaya (most famous for her performance in HBO’s Euphoria and earlier supporting part in The Greatest Showman) and John David Washington (Golden Globe nominee for the 2018’s BlacKkKlansman).
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%
Release date: February 5
A new Netflix documentary about the life of Pelé, a Brazilian football player. Often regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, he was a Brazilian national idol during the country’s challenging times.
Release Date: February 23
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel
The true-crime series tells the story of the Cecil Hotel, a Los-Angeles hotel infamous for its criminal past. The plot focuses on the latest 21-year-old Elisa Lam case, who disappeared in the hotel in 2013.
Release Date: February 10
What to Watch On HBO Max in February 2021
Netflix isn’t the only streaming service anymore. HBO Max also makes its own movies and lets you stream all the Warner Bros. premiers the day they arrive at the theaters. Unfortunately, the service is only available in the USA, but we know a simple way around. Here’s how to stream HBO Max from anywhere. Back to the shows, here's what to watch on HBO Max in February 2021:
Judas and the Black Messiah
A new HBO Max historical drama about William O'Neal, a man with a criminal past, recruited by the FBI to take down Fred Hampton, the prominent young leader of the Black Panther Party.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%
Release Date: February 11
Here’s how to watch Judas and the Black Messiah with ClearVPN:
1. Install ClearVPN on your device (here's how it looks on macOS below)
2. Open the app and go to All Shortcuts
3. Activate the Watch Hot Premieres on HBO shortcut.
4. Click Watch Judas and the Black Messiah below the Activate button
5. Done! Enjoy the movie 😉
The Lady and the Dale
The documentary mini-series goes around the controversial case of Elizabeth Carmichael, an American entrepreneur who claimed to have successfully developed “The Dale,” a three-wheel fuel-efficient car.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%
Release Date: January 31
It’s a Sin
The latest work of Russell T Davies, the creator of Queer as Folk. The series depicts the lives of a group of young gay men in London in the 1980s. The show received positive critical acclaim for the depiction of AIDS and good cast performances.
Release Date: February 18
The Little Things
The movie is starring Denzel Washington and the Oscar awardees Rami Malek and Jared Leto. The plot is about a deputy sheriff and a detective searching for a serial killer that seems to have ties to the deputy’s past.
Release Date: February 28
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%
The Investigation tells about the disappearance of a Swedish journalist Kim Wall. The woman was last seen boarding on a midget submarine made by Peter Madsen, a Danish entrepreneur, to interview its creator. The Danish investigative mini-series is based on the true story, which makes it even more goose-bump giving.
Release Date: February 1
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%
What to Watch on Amazon Prime in February 2021
Amazon has also got its streaming service, Amazon Prime. It’s famous for The Man in the High Castle original series, as well as 2016’s Fleabag. Here's what to watch on Amazon Prime in February 2021:
Tell Me Your Secrets
Emma, played by Lily Rabe, famous for her performance in the American Horror Story series, is a woman in the witness protection program who’s about to start her new life. At the same time, Mary (Amy Brenneman), who’s searching for her missing daughter, believes that Emma is responsible and hires a man to track her down.
Release Date: February 19
What to Watch on Hulu in February 2021
Hulu is another excellent streaming service that’s available only in the USA. But you can access it with ClearVPN, learn how to do it here. Back to the movies, here's what to watch on Hulu in February 2021:
A Golden Lion’s Best Film Winner, Nomadland is a story of Fern (portrayed by Frances McDormand), a modern-day nomad. The woman leaves her economically-devastated town to explore the vasts of the American West in a van.
Release Date: February 19
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%
The United States Vs. Billie Holiday
The biopic follows jazz singer Billie Holiday and the FBI investigation on her use of drugs.
Release Date: February 26
Staying at home doesn’t have to be dull and grumpy. Why not take advantage of the situation and watch some movies and shows? With ClearVPN, you can access all streaming services no matter where you are. So even if HBO Max and Hulu aren’t working in your country, you can easily unblock them and watch Judas and the Black Messiah, The Little Things, Nomadland, and many other great titles.