View Full Version : Does Netflix work outsite the US

Aug 16, 2010, 09:08 PM

I'm trying to find out if Netflix would work outside the US so i can watch netflix on my ipad in Ont CDN.

I have a us address but only spend 6 months in the us even if we go that year.

I would hate to buy 12 $9.99 month cards and netflix won't even let me stream in CDN.


BTW,I know Netflix is coming to CDN but we never get what the us gets

Aug 16, 2010, 10:27 PM
Just tried it on a trip to Europe where it didn't work.
Netflix displayed a message that basically went like this: "content can not be displayed to to legal restrictions/territories"

Don't know about Canada, as the movie studios often see USA including Canada as part of the domestic market.

Aug 16, 2010, 10:30 PM
Since you can get a Netflix account due to your US address you should be able to use a proxy to stream it to Canada.

Aug 16, 2010, 10:34 PM
I don't think it will work. I would just wait until September, Netflix is suppose to come to PS3 streaming, so its a possibility it may come to the iPhone/iPad.

Aug 16, 2010, 10:40 PM
It will. Those in the military in other countries have been doing this for a while even though the bases IP addresses aren't US. A solution known to work is Hot Spot Shield (http://www.hotspotshield.com/)

Aug 16, 2010, 10:52 PM
Have to add to my post that I was trying out Netflix on a wireless network not Wifi, so I was clear to see that I wasn't logging in from the US.

Aug 17, 2010, 12:47 AM
Just tried in France. Got page saying not available outside the US

Aug 26, 2010, 10:30 AM
Netflix is coming to Canada in the next couple months.

Aug 26, 2010, 10:42 AM
It works if you use a VPN service. I'm using 12vpn.com from my place in Sweden...

Aug 26, 2010, 11:45 AM
What he said. And a high recommendation for 12vpn.com. Works flawlessly and great price.

Sep 19, 2010, 06:30 AM
I have used the Netflix app for both iPad and iPhone here in Denmark for a long time. It is pretty easy to unblock Netflix in Europe. I have written a guide with a how to here: http://thomasfals.com/how-to-use-netflix-on-the-ipad-from-outside-the-us/