Now although the main focus of this website is UK television and ways you watch it online from anywhere in the world. There are also other opportunities out there for watching some fantastic movies and TV shows that exist outside the UK. The majority of my viewing is the BBC, with some occasional forays into ITV and Channel 4 yet for movies it has to be the big online media companies like Amazon and Netflix.
Yet after watching far too much Netflix for a couple of years, I started to run out of things I wanted to watch. Sure there’s loads of new TV shows being released all the time, but less so for films. Anyway it was suggested that I look at some of the other versions of Netflix which came as a surprise to me.
It turns out that every version of Netflix is completely different! Although you can use your Netflix account in most countries in the world. The number of films and TV shows you see will vary wildly depending on your location – so the Mexican Netflix is different to the French Netflix and so on.
How to Unblock US Netflix
Now some of this difference is related to different language variants which is understandable. Yet there is a much bigger difference which seems to be related to how valuable the local market is. To explain, the US version of Netflix has literally thousands more movies and TV shows than any other version. A startling example is that the latest Star Wars film – The Last Jedi appeared on the US version of Netflix a few months after the cinema, it has yet to appear in any of the European locales yet.
This video explains it – How to Get Netflix America in UK, it’s also hosted on YouTube if you want to view it there.
It’s incredible really to think that just by logging in from a different country then you could get access to thousands more movies. It makes sense from a commercial sense, after all the US market is potentially by far the largest compared to other countries so it makes sense spending more on content. Doesn’t stop the ordinary Netflix subscriber feel a little cheated though especially as the subscription cost is usually at least the same or more!
As the video demonstrates though it’s actually fairly easy to switch the version you get to the US version. All you need to do is to hide your location before you login and make it look like you’re in the USA. It’s exactly the same method as getting access to the BBC from outside the UK, except you’re getting access to a specific version i.e US Netflix. The best method I’ve found by far to unblock websites like this though is Smart DNS which is the cut down version of a VPN.
Hard to Find – American Netflix DNS 2018
Although you can find a few Smart DNS solutions that work with the BBC and other channels there are very, very few which work with Netflix. This is because the company block access from all commercially registered IP addresses which is what most companies use to host their servers with. Residential IP addresses are expensive and difficult to obtain hence why it’s hard to find a provider that supports US Netflix. Certainly there are no free ones, Netflix DNS codes 2018 are all going to be paid I’m afraid, simply because they’re expensive to set up now.
Please remember that using just Smart DNS provides no additional security at all, but the advantage is that it doesn’t slow down your connection either. Our recommendation has both, a US Netflix DNS account plus a VPN. So please use the VPN client when you need security and leave Smart DNS to unblock US Netflix.
You can try it out for 14 days entirely free of charge here – SDNS