There’s good news and bad news for One Tree Hill fans who were looking to catch up with Lucas, Nathan, Haley, and the rest of The WB/CW series on Netflix.
The bad news: One Tree Hill isn’t available on Netflix US. It doesn’t appear One Tree Hill will ever come to Netflix in the US unless you want to buy One Tree Hill from Amazon Video.
The good news: One Tree Hill is available on Netflix in other countries such as Mexico and Denmark! So if you’re looking to get your One Tree fix via streaming then get ready for a virtual trip around the world.
Why is One Tree Hill not available on US Netflix?
This is a more complex question than you might think. One Tree Hill was part of a shared deal between Netflix and The WB/CW. In this deal, One Tree Hill episodes were usually available on The CW’s website for free for at least four weeks after new episodes aired in the US. After that period, One Tree Hill would then come to Netflix eight months later.
During One Tree Hill’s ninth season in 2011/2012, One Tree Hill producers reportedly wanted extra money from Netflix to stream One Tree Hill during this hiatus period so some One Tree fans began moving to other sites such as Hulu or bought One Tree Hill on iTunes or Amazon Video if they had an account with one of these services.
This One Tree Hill hiatus reportedly continued in 2013/2014 One Tree Hill’s tenth season which meant One Tree Hill probably didn’t come back to Netflix in late 2014. One Tree Hill was removed from Netflix US in late 2014 when One Tree Hill Season 9 came off Netflix in September 2014.
Netflix has not added One Tree Hill Season 10 but it is expected because One Tree Hill isn’t on Hulu or The CW’s free website streaming service. However, this will likely cause One Tree Hill fans to continue moving elsewhere for their One tree hill fix until next summer 2015 when the episodes are available worldwide outside the US on Netflix Denmark, and Mexico.
What is One Tree Hill about?
One Tree Hill is about two half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott. One is a high school basketball hopeful who has a bad boy attitude while the other, his brother, is an academically gifted and responsible young man on a college football scholarship. One Tree Hill follows the brothers’ lives in One Tree Hill North Carolina as One Tree Hill High School students and stars of their high school’s State Championship-winning Ravens football team.
One Tree Hill also features many other characters such as Peyton Sawyer (One Tree Hill resident), Haley James Scott (Lucas’ wife), Mouth McFadden (Nathan’s best friend), Keith Scott (Lucas’ father) Karen Roe (Nathan’s mother) Dan Scott (Nathan’s uncle who is also Lucas’ father) Karen Roe (Nathan’s mother), Deb Lee (Haley’s mother).
How to watch One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill on Netflix One easy way to access One Tree Hill in the US is with the American version of Netflix. Unfortunately, it’s not available everywhere in the world, which means you’ll need some help if you want to watch One Tree Hill through your regular Netflix account while logged in from Germany or anywhere else outside of America. Luckily for us, there are several ways to access One Tree Hill full episodes when out of the country using a VPN and Netflix – One Tree Hill on Netflix. Here’s how:
1) Sign up for ExpressVPN (includes a 30-day money-back guarantee). This link will take you to the correct page for your operating system.
2) Download and install the VPN software on your Mac or PC. To get One Tree Hill on your Netflix account.
3) Once you’re all set up, open the ExpressVPN app and click on ‘choose location’. Scroll down and select ‘United Kingdom‘ as your destination country.
4) A pop-up will appear asking if you would like to remain protected while browsing and streaming One Tree Hill online. Press ok.
5) Log into Netflix with your new UK IP address and enjoy One Tree Hill!
How does a VPN work?
A VPN creates a secure, encrypted “tunnel” between your computer and a server in another location. This allows you to access Internet sites from other countries through the server rather than your own.
When you connect to the internet, your data is routed through this tunnel along with all of the other users connected to that server. This means that it’s very difficult for anyone else to track what you’re doing or where you’re located. It also helps safeguard your information against hackers and identity thieves looking to intercept passwords and sensitive data about your online activities. One of our favorite security tools we recommend above is called ExpressVPN, which is an easy way to get started with a VPN.