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Netflix is inarguably one of the biggest streaming platforms around the world. However, a plethora of content to choose from surely lands a viewer into a dilemma. And all is not good in the world of “Netflix and Chill” given the fact that the streaming giant is trying to restrict VPN access from around the world.
They don’t want users to bypass geographical locks and access all the content available on the platform. For instance, Netflix won’t want its Indian audience to be able to access its International catalog and that’s the reason why it’s trying to curb VPN access.
Much to their dismay, there’s a site called ‘Unofficial Netflix Online Global Search’, also known as uNoGS which allows people to browse everything that Netflix has to offer around the world. So as a Netflix subscriber, you aren’t just restricted to what’s on your plate but rather looking for ‘what’s coming out of the chef’s kitchen’.
What is uNoGS?
uNoGS is a well-designed website created to help Netflix content across the globe. Using the platform, you can find every content on this network. Be it a film, a documentary or a tv show, you’ll be provided in-depth information about how you can stream a particular piece of content. The global search bar helps you find content based upon rating, title, release year, actor, genre and even IMDb rating.
Why do you need to use uNoGS?
There are plenty of reasons why you should visit uNoGS. Apart from the obvious ones, there are many features that you may not know about. Today, we’d be discussing a few of the features that you can make the most of using uNoGS.
Help you access global content
Netflix is spread across 190 countries and you can access the website from 244 different regions. With the quantity of content that’s updated regularly, it’s hard to keep up with the volume on offer. uNoGS is more than just a Netflix search engine. It’s a comprehensive platform that helps you find the content along with a VPN suggestion using which you’ll be able to access the content. Since Netflix is coming heavily on VPN access, there is only a handful of VPN that can help you access the content.
Bypass your local ISP
Did you know that Netflix offers more content in Antarctica as compared to South Korea? It’s because of facts like this that I started digging into the subject matter. Netflix does not release its full catalog for every country. Their North American catalog is way more extensive and diverse than the one offered in the Asian continent. With uNoGS, you get to learn about various VPNs capable of helping you surpass the local ISP to access the content.
Surfing on troubled waters
Ever since Netflix closed its public API, there’s no access to the full catalog. Thus, in a way uNoGS is playing with fire. It’s unclear if this website violates Netflix’s terms of service. Given the popularity of this site, Netflix would do anything it can to bring down the searchable database to keep its image clear. One thing is for sure, users are certainly gambling with Netflix’s regional license agreements when they use VPN and uNoGS is definitely serving the data on a platter.
Embrace the lesser-known specific genres
uNoGS search prowess helps it to provide a more in-depth search function to its users as compared to Netflix. There are plenty of other genres than just comedy, drama, horror or action. With uNoGS you can search for specific terms such as ‘screwball comedies’ or perhaps ‘wine appreciation’. This feature is good enough not just for finding content on Netflix but for learning about the movie, tv-show and documentary genres about which you have no idea.
Look beyond ratings
I’m not a big fan of Rotten Tomatoes. They’re far from credible and my disregard towards them goes way farther than the ‘Sticks and Stones controversy’. Thus, forget the ratings you see on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes and give a random title a try. uNoGS helps you try new things, watch new content and overcome the rating bubble.
How to access uNoGS?
There are two ways in which you can access uNoGS. 1. Search for the term ‘uNoGS’ and you’re likely to find it on the first page of your search results. 2. You can also use the following link: uNoGS to access the website directly. While you don’t need a VPN to access this particular website, you will certainly need one when you want to access the Netflix catalog of some other country.
Netflix is cracking down hard on various VPNs in order to bring down cross-border streaming. Thus, you’d find plenty of VPNs rendered ineffective. Using uNoGS will help you learn about various VPNs that you can actively use to access the content from any given country.
uNoGS being a search-based website has quite a simple design. There’s a simple header followed by the actual content. The no-nonsense approach in terms of design really helps the website to stand out. However, there’s only one thing that I didn’t like much and those were the flags. They don’t look optimized and are slightly bigger than usual.
The header section has four options towards the left – Search, What’s New?, Contact and Advanced Search. The first three options have a drop-down menu which you can use to learn more about that particular category. The feature that really gets down to business is ‘Advanced Search’. Stick around because I’ll be discussing my experience with the same.
The hero section is filled with content. Straight-up you can see three titles in each row. First, you’ll see the titles with a thumbnail on the left. Under the title, you have a short summary followed by the upload date and countries in which the content is available. For example, ‘Planet Earth II’, and ‘Planet Earth: Complete Collection’ is only available in the UK and thus you’ll see the flag at the bottom. On the flip side, ‘Breaking Bad’ is available in 33 countries and you’ll find flags of all the countries where this series is available.
What you saw in the hero section continues towards the body section. Three cards a row filled with similar details. There’s just so much data on the homepage itself that scrolling feels annoying after a while. This can be a blessing in disguise as you might actually end up finding a show without having to make an advanced search.
The footer section on uNoGS has two rows. The first row has six options – ‘Site Map’, ‘Home’, ‘What’s New’, ‘Terms of Service’, ‘uNoGS Forum’, and ‘uNoGS Netflix API’. The second row has six options as well – ‘Expressvpn’, ‘SurfShark’ ‘GETFLIX’, ‘NordVPN’, and ‘PureVPN’. Towards the right, you have a contact ID under which you can find an email address you can reach out to incase if you have any queries.
While the layout of the inner pages is the same. The different categories really make the prospect of finding the content attractive. For instance, when you click on the search bar, you can choose from six different options – ‘IMDb Top 250 Movies’, ‘IMDb Top 250 TV’, 24 Hours, 5 Days, 10 Days, 1 Day (UK). This allows you to keep up with the top content along with the freshly added titles on the platform around the world.
uNoGS Advanced Search feature
uNoGS Advanced Search feature is certainly one of the best features on the website. First, there’s an open field where you can type in your query. Towards the right, you have flags of 34 countries that are all selected. If you wish to drop any country, you can do so by unselecting. Towards the left, you have the gauge meter for IMDb rating and Release Year. Under that, you have categories such as ‘Type’, ‘Audio’, ‘Toggle’, ‘Subtitle’, ‘Filter’, ‘Order’, ‘Person’, and ‘Genre’. Using this tool, you can really deep dive into Netflix’s humongous library.
uNoGS has a powerful engine which is much better than Netflix’s built-in search tool. I had a great time using it. Just to clarify my point, while you’ve to manually type everything that you want to find on Netflix, uNoGS allows you to make a granular search. For instance, you can make specific searches such as ‘Horror movies’ based upon Rotten Tomatoes ratings above 6. Similarly, you can search for romantic comedies before the 1980s. You’ll get all the content on this website using the in-depth granular search.
Suggestions I have for uNoGS
While I do love this effort to simplify Netflix’s content search, I have to say that VPN suggestions aren’t the best. I mean you’d find NordVPN and ExpressVPN everywhere because they have funds to burn. This doesn’t mean that they are actually the best VPNs out there. For VPN, I’d love for you to do your own research before getting your hands on a premium one.
Netflix releases new content every month which results in content being added and subtracted every day. uNoGS keeps track of all the content that is being added or removed from the streaming site. So if you want to be on top of all the content updates and don’t want to miss out on any content, I recommend you check out uNoGS.