Do you need US CC for Netflix subscription?

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  1. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Anyone from Europe or Asia is able to use local CC to subscribe to US Netflix?
     
  2. Primalsage macrumors member

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    You don't

    I use a Danish cc (Visa) with US Netflix. Netflix only checks if the name and card number match. They don't check nationality or address.
     
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    Furthermore, if Netflix is available in your country then you can create a local account and still access the US catalogue via a "global mode" service. In other words, the "account country" doesn't have to match the "catalogue country".
     
  4. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Great. I'll try my VISA card. :)

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    Unfortunately it's not.
     
  5. Primalsage macrumors member

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    Netflix IS available in my country but it wasn't when I signed up for US Netflix. Even if it had, then it's much preferable to sign up for a US account. It works with every single region (when I use a DNS service) and it's much cheaper than the local account.

    Danish Netflix sub: $11
    US netflix sub: $8
    Unblock-US DNS service: $4 a month for a yearly sub

    So I end up paying $12 for access to all the Netflix regions with the added bonus of being able to use BBC iPlayer for free and HBO Nordic when I'm traveling outside Scandinavia.

    Worth every penny.
     
  6. DesTheRed macrumors newbie

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    Primal, could you explain how you manage to get BBC iPlayer please? I am not sure I follow.
     
  7. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You can access it through VPN or DNS service on the web browser but if you want to watch it on Apple TV or iPad you need UK iTunes account.
     
  8. Primalsage macrumors member

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    On my PS4 I just download the app from my Danish PSN account and set my DNS service to UK.

    On my iPad I just changed the store location to UK, downloaded it and changed back to the Danish store afterwards. After changing store to UK you just need to input a UK address (just google Tower of London address) before you can download.
     
  9. DesTheRed macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Primal & Matrix,

    However I think your post was a little misleading, I was thinking you had somehow been using US IP with BBC iPlayer which surprised me.

    I have been using StrongVPN now for the best part of 2 years. It works very well indeed. I have a UK and U.S. iP. But as I am geographically far away from UK (Buenos, Aires, Argentina) the UK is tough to get enough bandwidth even though I have a 30Mb internet. I am lucky to get 1.5 max going through UK Server.

    Thanks again for the post.
     
  10. matrix07, Apr 17, 2015
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    Perhaps you might wanna try dns service instead? It doesn't interfere with your internet speed as much as VPN service. If you're interesed, you can sign up at dns4me for free 14 days trial. And if you like it, it's only like $6-7 for 3 month.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Primalsage macrumors member

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    I agree. With a good DNS service you shouldn't notice any impact on your speed.

    I have a 40Mbit line and even when running through the DNS service (unblock-us in my case) I always get at least 45Mbit on average.
     
  12. silvetti macrumors 6502a

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    As many have said you don't need US CC.

    I have Portuguese CC and just gave a random NYC address and it worked, which is surprising from a security point of view :D
     
  13. DesTheRed macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys,

    I think no matter what you use if your very far away from your actual VPN server it really slows down, just because of the hops.

    You can do a physical speed test to any server without VPN being on and the speed is low. I am sure geography and hops don't help at all.

    Not sure about DNS, but will look it up guys thank you.
     
  14. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Good news isn't it? :D

    I think HBO NOW will boost Netflix subscription. When we're already pretending to be in the US, why not get the best movie service? :D
     
  15. Primalsage macrumors member

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    Well, it isn't exactly news. We've been doing it for several years :)

    The majority of Europeans with a DNS subscription got it for Netflix.
     
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    I am using adfreetime it's less then 2$ a month and also works on HBO Now
     

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