How to Get American Netflix in Canada


Posted on : 12-Nov-2013 | By : Phil M. | In : Television

When it comes to streaming movies online, there’s no better name than Netflix. The platform, originally in the US, was released in Canada way back in 2010. This allowed Canadian subscribers to choose over a list of thousands of movie titles and TV episodes to watch with no daily limit. For as much as $7.99, you get to enjoy all of that and even before you pay for that monthly subscription, you can go with a thirty day free trial first to determine the whether Netflix is your thing or not.

Aside from all the good stuff you get out of Netflix, your choice are fairly limited when you are in Canada. Let’s do a little comparison, shall we?

-Netflix US covers 8000 movie titles and a couple thousands of series based shows

-Netflix Canada covers only 3000 movie titles and TV series that are limited to Canadian channels only. Though there is some exclusivity depending on the package you purchase.

So now, you see the profound difference? The figures may be of the same four digits but you can’t deny the fact that US Netflix has more than twice what Netflix Canada covers. It wouldn’t be a surprise to find yourself not being able to watch most of the latest movies you like simply because the US version will definitely have it first.

My Personal Experience

So I logged on to my Netflix account and my eyes were held captive by this new movie advertised on the main page. It was entitled Battle of the Year starred by my beloved Caity Lotz who also stars as the Black Canary in Season 2 of Arrow. Anyways, here’s the story – I tried clicking on the movie. Unfortunately, it was to no avail. I figured calling my brother who’s currently working a job in Minnesota. Well, he’s also a movie addict so it wasn’t a surprise, too, that he had a Netflix account. I got confirmation from him that the movie did play and there was even an HD version of it. Like where is the justice in that?

The Path I Took to Get American Netflix in Canada

Rather than chronically complaining on the restraints Canadian subscribers were bounded with, I just figured I’d look for a way around the situation. Like Descartes said once, “I think, therefore, I am.” So, I thought there’s a way, therefore, there is. And to some profound luck, there was! After reading a couple of stuff, especially reviews from other Canadian subscribers, I have found that the best way around that would be through a DNS server with these digits: or Another way around it would be through a virtual private network which grants you an IP address of any specific country that you want your network address to imitate. So in order to watch Netflix US in Canada, you can simply pick a US IP address with a VPN. If you have a PS3 and you prefer watching Netflix movies over that console, then simply go with the DNS codes since there is an option in the menu tabs that allows you to change DNS codes to the ones you see fit. And voila! You can watch How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls and even movies that are currently in theatres in Canada but are already for streaming in the US.

You see the beauty of knowing how to get American Netflix in Canada is fairly priceless. Get to save money and get to enjoy quality time with quality movies and shows.


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