How To Watch US Netflix Abroad (Working Guide)
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.
Don’t worry, you can use a free Smart DNS service to bypass these restrictions. All you need to do is just;
- Register for a free Smart DNS account.
- Configure your device to use Smart DNS.
- Change Smart DNS region to the US Netflix.
- Watch US Netflix.
Complicated? NO! Follow the easy guide below.
Smart DNS Proxy Setup
Step 1: Register for a free Smart DNS service.
Step 2: Set up Smart DNS service on your device as per the instructions at the link(s) below:
Step 3: Once you configured your device to use Smart DNS service, 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.
Watch US Netflix
That’s it! You can now watch US Netflix abroad and stream your favourite Movies.
Below is the example that I can watch (outside USA) the title “Man with a plan” which is only made available in the US Netflix.
Frequently Asked Questions
European Netflix Account
If your account is from an E.U. member state (i.e. you pay for it in a European currency, have a European IP address etc) then wherever you travel in Europe you will only see the content from your home country.
Someone from the UK travelling in France will see the content from UK Netflix and not the different French content however an American travelling around Europe will see the content from the country they are currently in. I.e. it only affects subscribers who pay for their account in Europe
In other words, For EU registered account, they can take their home catalogue with them and access them whilst being in EU.
Is Smart DNS Proxy Safe?
Absolutely! Most of the region-restricted websites have an initial location check, so a Smart DNS service route this request to their servers so you can bypass them.
This is a great service for Streaming as they only route the Internet traffic for the TV sites they support. Any other Internet traffic goes directly onto the Internet without Smart DNS service automatically.
Is Smart DNS Proxy Free?
You can use their service for 14 days for Free! They will not ask for your payment details and therefore, you will not be charged.
On the 14th day, you can either take a subscription with them or just don’t take any action. The free trial account will be automatically cancelled.
Personally, I would highly recommend their service because they support over 600+ TV channels and you can access it from anywhere in the world.
As low as $4 per month, their subscription is really cheap and it’s a good bargain.
This is also a great service for those who want to cancel their expensive cable TV subscription and look for a cheaper alternative.
Smart DNS Proxy Is Asking Me To Upgrade?
During 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.
The largest movies/shows catalogue are 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. 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.
Whilst Netflix is being aggressive on VPN service providers, they are still easy on Smart DNS proxy service providers.
For now, we can all still enjoy accessing US Netflix from anywhere in the world.