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See US Netflix content in the UK

0 Comments 29 January 2012

UPDATE – February 2013

The original article featured below describes a free Netflix workaround that no longer works. As far as we can tell there are no longer any free ways to get around Netflix region locking. There is, however, an option that’s cheap as chips and gives you the opportunity not only to access UK and US Netflix content but also switch between Netflix offerings for Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Brazil, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland in a matter of seconds.

Sound good? Head over to unblock-us.com, sign up for a free seven-day trial and follow their simple instructions for setting Netflix region switching on the device of your choice, whether it be your desktop PC, laptop, iPhone,  iPad, Android tablet – or your games console including the Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, Wii and WiiU.

Once your free trial is over, it’ll cost you $4.99 (around £3) per month to continue using the service. And considering the mountain of classic TV shows and films on the US and Canadian versions of Netflix that aren’t currently available on the UK store, it’s a small price to pay.

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

It’s been a long time coming but digital steaming service Netflix finally launched in the UK earlier this month. This is both a good thing and a bad thing and here’s why: although Netflix offers a veritable goldmine of content for US-based TV lovers a large amount of the good stuff isn’t available to UK subscribers.

Or at least that’s the intention. Thankfully there are some pleasingly simple workarounds out there that’ll have you accessing the US content in no time. Snappily named YouTube user dan24591 has uploaded a nice and simple guide to accessing the US content via a UK-based PlayStation 3 here, for example:

To confuse matters slightly there’s some worthwhile stuff on the UK service that isn’t available in the US — so to get the most out of Netflix you’re ideally going to want to be able to access both. So long as you’ve got a couple of Netflix-capable devices to hand, though, this is surprisingly easy to set up. Honestly. The New TV Shows office has access to both (UK content via Xbox 360, US stuff via PS3) and believe us when we say if we can manage it, you most certainly can too. We once answered the question “Which browser do you use?” with “Microsoft Google” is all I’m saying.

Netflix is currently offering a one-month free trial to all potential UK customers and you really should take advantage. We’ll be trawling both the UK and US content this week to bring you a selection of must-see Netflix-based TV, so you just stay right there on the edge of your seat while we’re gone.

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