Enjoying Canadian Films Away From Home

Whether you’re away on holiday or moving out of the country, there are always parts of home we’ll miss. Sometimes this is food that doesn’t live up to Canadian standards, it can be the community you’ve left, or, just as importantly for us, it can be the movies we miss the most. Even in the internet age where communication thrives, it can be difficult to find what you’ve become used to back home.

Taking a look at this problem, we want to explore the possible solutions you can turn to. Hopefully at least one of these will unlock what you love about Canada’s film world, so you don’t have to miss out.

Bringing Films with You

Perhaps the easiest way you can enjoy your film collection while overseas is to back them up from their original media source to a storage device like an external hard drive. Backup can require a little work, but it is also often better than going without, or than lugging around a library of physical media. One high-density HDD can carry dozens of high-quality films, which is much more convenient.

One thing to note is that while it is legal to make backups of your movies in Canada, other countries might have different laws. Be sure to research these carefully to avoid accidentally facing any complications.

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Research Alternative Forms of Access Ahead of Time

The unfortunate truth of media licensing means you might not be able to access what you use your Canadian media service like Crave TV at all while overseas. This might be solved by other services that aren’t available in Canada, but which offer many of the same experiences.

This solution is so common that it’s even been utilized in other forms of entertainment, especially well demonstrated by the online casino industry. An NJ online casino, for example, can offer many of the same games as one hosted on a Canadian website. In this case, the NJ casino even helps new players with special bonuses and promotions like free spins and deposit matches, to make for an even more welcome start. Some film streaming services will take similar approaches like cheap or free trial periods, so you can ensure they live up to their promise.

Taking the VPN Approach

If you’re completely dedicated to your online library and streaming service, you might also consider VPNs as a potential solution. These services essentially trick an internet connection into thinking it’s coming from another location, so you’ll be treated like a Canadian customer. Just note that a decent VPN won’t be free, so it will add a little extra to your monthly bill.

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Whichever method suits you best, you can rest assured that you’ll never truly have to miss out. While it might seem silly to people who aren’t film buffs, we know the comfort and joy that movies can bring is worth the effort. Just remember to plan well ahead, so you’re not left in the dark once you land overseas.

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