Watch US Netflix Abroad (Working Guide)

Watch US Netflix Abroad


In this post, we will guide you on how to watch US Netflix from abroad. If you follow the guide carefully, you’ll be able to access US Netflix from anywhere in the world within 10 minutes. (Be patience)

How To Watch US Netflix From Other Countries Without VPN?

Usually, to access US Netflix from abroad, you will have to fake your location to the US by using a VPN service. However, Netflix has been hitting hard on VPN services and blocking them. The good news is, you can access American Netflix using a SmartDNS service. In a nutshell, you will need to;

  1. Register for a Free SmartDNS account.
  2. Activate your IP address with SmartDNS.
  3. Change your SmartDNS account region to Netflix US.
  4. Configure your device to use SmartDNS.
  5. Check SmartDNS Configuration Status.
  6. Watch US Netflix.

Complicated? Seriously, No! Just follow the guide below.

Register for a Free Smart DNS account

There are many services have been blocked and with our testing, SmartDNS Proxy seems to be working well with the US Netflix. First of all, you will need to register for an account with them.

Activate your IP address with Smart DNS

Once you’ve registered, you will need to activate your IP address with the Smart DNS Proxy Website. Once you’ve activated, there will be a green checkmark.

register IP with SmartDNS proxy

Change your SmartDNS account region to Netflix US.

Go to your Account’s region configuration, ensure the Netflix On button is highlighted, Choose United States from the drop-down menu and click on Update.

change netflix region to us

Configure your device to use SmartDNS.

To set up Smart DNS Proxy on your device(s), go to their setup page, choose your system, and follow the on-screen instructions.

SmartDNS Proxy setup

Check SmartDNS Configuration Status

Once you’ve added the DNS servers into your device, go to your Smart DNS Proxy Configuration Status Page and you will see all checkmarks are now green and the region summary for Netflix is set to the United States.

check smartdns proxy configuration status

Watch US Netflix Abroad

That’s it! You can now watch US Netflix abroad and stream your favourite Movies.

Below is the frequently asked questions (FAQ) and If you need further help, please get in touch with our support team.

Smart DNS Proxy Is Asking Me To Upgrade?

upgrade to access Netflix on all devices

On the 14-days free trial, you are given access to Netflix US via Windows and macOS web browsers only. If you subscribe, you can then access it on all devices such as Android, iOs, TV boxes, smart TVs, etc.

Can I Use My Netflix Account Overseas?

Netflix is now available in most of the countries worldwide but the only limitation would be the catalogue you’ll be getting. Usually, the largest movies catalogue is being served in the US and UK region.

How To Change Netflix Country/Region?

You can’t change Netflix region in your account itself. This is because Netflix serves the region to you automatically based on the country you’re in. However, you can use a Smart DNS service to bypass this restriction and pick your region.

How Do I know My Netflix Region?

Please read on my other post on how to check your Netflix region.

Can I watch Netflix For Free?

Netflix offers 30-days free trial which you can sign up. However, it will be converted into a paid subscription once the free trial expires. If you don’t want to pay for it, simply cancel Netflix subscription before your trial expires.

Netflix says ‘You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy.’

This is because you’re using a VPN service and/or it detects your IP address is coming from an encrypted connection. You’ll have to disable it and try again. For any other errors or issues, please have look at Netflix Support page.

You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy error

What Other TV Channels That I Can Access With Smart DNS Proxy service?

Have a look at the list of supported channels.


Whilst Netflix is being aggressive on VPN service providers, they are still easy on Smart DNS proxy service providers. I am sure if they have been working hard enough like Netflix, they’ll be able to block Smart DNS services too. For now, we can all still enjoy accessing US Netflix from anywhere in the world.

Why do you access US Netflix? Is there any specific programme that is not made available in your country?

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments