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Hot Tip: Watch Netflix USA Titles With Your Netflix Canada Account via VPN

Update 1: Some users have experienced HotspotShield disconnecting. The VPN service Hide My Ass is only $6/month and has worked consistently for many iOS and Android users. Check it out here.

Update 2: Another alternative is Unlock Us, starting at $4.99 per month.

Are you still subscribed to Netflix Canada? You jealous of Netflix USA’s hot titles, compared to our initial offerings after a year here in Canada? Well, you’re going to love the following hot tip–you can access the entire Netflix USA library with your Canadian account, just by using a free VPN, such as Hotspot Shield.

This service is free, but ad-supported (you can click the ‘x’ and ads will disappear) and works for both Mac/PC. You might recall Hotspot Shield also provided a free VPN for iPhone/iPad users. Their dedicated iPhone page is no longer up and running, but the VPN accounts still work.

Setting up Hotspot Shield VPN on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

1. On your iOS device, go to: Settings -> General -> Network -> VPN -> Add VPN Configuration:

Enter the following details:

Select the IPSec tab/pane
Description: HotspotShield
Server: 68.68.107.101
Account: n5tfrq
Password: n5tfrq
Use Certificate: OFF
Group Name: hss
Secret: hss

 

2. Go to Settings–VPN–toggle it ON. You should see a tiny VPN icon in the Status Bar.

3. Clear the Netflix app out of your multitasking tray (double tap Home, tap/hold then delete). Launch it again. Voila.

4. The VPN might turn off in a minute or two, so make sure you press ‘play’ on a show immediately.

How to Watch Netflix USA with Your Netflix Canada Account On your Mac/PC

1. Download Hotspot Shield here, and install it.

2. Ensure you’re connected to Hotspot Shield, then visit Netflix.com and sign in with your Canadian credentials. You’ll then immediately see a new list of titles, not available in Canada:

3. That’s it! Check out Shutter Island playing below:

Today, Netflix also announced a “Just for Kids” section for Canada and the USA. Titles are getting better, but they aren’t at the level of our friends down in the USA just yet. Don’t forget to follow this tip on how to subscribe to Netflix Canada’s new releases via RSS feeds.

Let me know how this setup works for you! Click here to sign up for Netflix–the first month is free!

Thanks to Chris Burke for this tip!

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of iPhoneinCanada.ca. Follow me on Twitter, and @iPhoneinCanada, and on Google+.

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    Thanks for the credit.. It also works on the iPhone and iPad too… I use hotspot shield anthem as well.. Though you can’t access the hotspot shield page for iPhone anymore, but if you can find the VPN login details (email me if you want them) it’ll work!

  • Torontocyrus

    This is amazing. I wonder if there is a way to use this on the Netflix app on playstation so we could watch on our tvs

  • Torontocyrus

    This is amazing. I wonder if there is a way to use this on the Netflix app on playstation so we could watch on our tvs

  • Torontocyrus

    This is amazing. I wonder if there is a way to use this on the Netflix app on playstation so we could watch on our tvs

  • http://www.aguyinhisbasement.com/ Bibowski

    Let’s see how long it takes before they disable this

  • http://www.aguyinhisbasement.com/ Bibowski

    Let’s see how long it takes before they disable this

  • http://www.aguyinhisbasement.com/ Bibowski

    Let’s see how long it takes before they disable this

  • Kyle

    can’t get mine to work

  • Kyle

    can’t get mine to work

  • Kyle

    can’t get mine to work

  • Kyle

    can’t get mine to work

  • Kyle

    can’t get mine to work

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    you have to turn on the VPN FIRST, and then open your browser and log into netflix.. its working fine here..  on macbook and iPhone

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    you have to turn on the VPN FIRST, and then open your browser and log into netflix.. its working fine here..  on macbook and iPhone

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    you have to turn on the VPN FIRST, and then open your browser and log into netflix.. its working fine here..  on macbook and iPhone

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    you have to turn on the VPN FIRST, and then open your browser and log into netflix.. its working fine here..  on macbook and iPhone

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    you have to turn on the VPN FIRST, and then open your browser and log into netflix.. its working fine here..  on macbook and iPhone

  • Kyle

    how do you do that?

  • Kyle

    how do you do that?

  • Ned

    Only through a computer, or can this be ported to open it up on AppleTV as well?

  • Ned

    Only through a computer, or can this be ported to open it up on AppleTV as well?

  • Ned

    Only through a computer, or can this be ported to open it up on AppleTV as well?

  • Ned

    Only through a computer, or can this be ported to open it up on AppleTV as well?

  • Torontocyrus

    Tried this and it doesnt work. I dont know why? :(:(:(

  • Torontocyrus

    Tried this and it doesnt work. I dont know why? :(:(:(

  • Torontocyrus

    Tried this and it doesnt work. I dont know why? :(:(:(

  • Torontocyrus

    Tried this and it doesnt work. I dont know why? :(:(:(

  • Torontocyrus

    Actually.. had to just restart my computer and works now!!!!

  • Torontocyrus

    Actually.. had to just restart my computer and works now!!!!

  • Dean

    how do you log into VPN on an iPhone – then how with netflix app?

  • Dean

    how do you log into VPN on an iPhone – then how with netflix app?

  • Guest

    How did you get it working on the iPhone?

  • Guest

    How did you get it working on the iPhone?

  • Guest

    How did you get it working on the iPhone?

  • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

    I’ve been using a different service, unblock us for probably 8 months now and they haven’t done anything.

    I don’t know HOW it works, but it does for the important things I’ve tried (Netflix, Hulu) it’s been flawless.

    What I love best about it is that I don’t need separate software. I just change my dns settings directly from the device (Apple TV, Xbox, PS3, iPhone, iPad, etc).

    I kept expecting it to NOT work, but that doesn’t happen.

  • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

    I’ve been using a different service, unblock us for probably 8 months now and they haven’t done anything.

    I don’t know HOW it works, but it does for the important things I’ve tried (Netflix, Hulu) it’s been flawless.

    What I love best about it is that I don’t need separate software. I just change my dns settings directly from the device (Apple TV, Xbox, PS3, iPhone, iPad, etc).

    I kept expecting it to NOT work, but that doesn’t happen.

  • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

    I’ve been using a different service, unblock us for probably 8 months now and they haven’t done anything.

    I don’t know HOW it works, but it does for the important things I’ve tried (Netflix, Hulu) it’s been flawless.

    What I love best about it is that I don’t need separate software. I just change my dns settings directly from the device (Apple TV, Xbox, PS3, iPhone, iPad, etc).

    I kept expecting it to NOT work, but that doesn’t happen.

  • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

    I’ve been using a different service, unblock us for probably 8 months now and they haven’t done anything.

    I don’t know HOW it works, but it does for the important things I’ve tried (Netflix, Hulu) it’s been flawless.

    What I love best about it is that I don’t need separate software. I just change my dns settings directly from the device (Apple TV, Xbox, PS3, iPhone, iPad, etc).

    I kept expecting it to NOT work, but that doesn’t happen.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always had problems w hotspot so use raptor VPN and it works awesome.. Remember ppl some vpns you have to log in on their site first then turn VPN on in the settings

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always had problems w hotspot so use raptor VPN and it works awesome.. Remember ppl some vpns you have to log in on their site first then turn VPN on in the settings

  • Jon

    I have this as well, started using it in December last year. Flawless…. Works exactly as described by Nick. I currently use a NetFlix US account, as described on Unblockus’s website. I wonder if I switch to a Canadian account if it will do as the article describes? Nick – you tried this?

  • Jon

    I have this as well, started using it in December last year. Flawless…. Works exactly as described by Nick. I currently use a NetFlix US account, as described on Unblockus’s website. I wonder if I switch to a Canadian account if it will do as the article describes? Nick – you tried this?

  • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

    I haven’t, but man I’m tempted to.. Having the best of both worlds would be simply stellar. Maybe I’ll sign up for a new account just to test it out.
    Before I don’t think you could access/log in to a Canadian account when you were in the US and the US account when you were in Canada. So maybe they’ve adjusted things, and this was maybe just a few months ago.

    I mean it’s so easy to just turn off the DNS servers and get access to local content again that switching back and forth would be really nice… Something to think about for sure.

    But far better than the VPN offerings. This way you’re not having to worry about losing bandwidth and the times I’ve had to contact them for support (adding a feature, question about whatever) it went through like a charm and I was really impressed.

    They help make a legit person out of me, and I think many of us as well. If only they could expand their selection. If their streaming included recent and possibly premium shows, I’d certainly pay much more.

  • Johnjambi

    hey I got the same message…anyone knows how to fix this error?

  • Johnjambi

    hey I got the same message…anyone knows how to fix this error?

  • Johnjambi

    hey I got the same message…anyone knows how to fix this error?

  • Johnjambi

    hey I got the same message…anyone knows how to fix this error?

  • Marsdust

    Just tried this and it works!!!  However how safe is it?  Is this company legit?  How come it’s offering this for free, which is normally a paid service?

  • Marsdust

    Just tried this and it works!!!  However how safe is it?  Is this company legit?  How come it’s offering this for free, which is normally a paid service?

  • Ddmak

    Which DNS did you use with the Apple TV?

  • Ddmak

    Which DNS did you use with the Apple TV?

  • Ddmak

    Which DNS did you use with the Apple TV?

  • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

    Just the first settings. I was worried there’d be an issue but it works fine.

  • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

    Just the first settings. I was worried there’d be an issue but it works fine.

  • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

    Just the first settings. I was worried there’d be an issue but it works fine.

  • Hjunk

    I’m sure this won’t work for long. It will be relatively trivial for Netflix to make sure canadian netflix accounts only have access to the content they’re legally allowed to distribute in Canada.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthelps Matt Ward

    First off this is browser hijacker, it changed my homepages in FF and IE. Second it worked for about 15 seconds on some ST:TNG and then failed. Waste of time.

  • Pcdanman

    Doesn’t work, still says

    “Sorry, Netflix hasn’t come to this part of the world yet”

    Help??

  • Pcdanman

    Doesn’t work, still says

    “Sorry, Netflix hasn’t come to this part of the world yet”

    Help??

  • Guest

    I get “Internet Connection Error” most of the time

  • Guest

    I get “Internet Connection Error” most of the time

  • Guest

    I get “Internet Connection Error” most of the time

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    I don’t know why you guys are all saying this doesn’t work.. I’ve watch about 8 movies in the last 3 days (netflix USA movies) and it works just fine..  turn on the VPN and THEN open netflix.. obviously you have to have a netflix canada account.. 

    if you want instructions on hotspot shield VPN on the iphone, go to my website chrisburke dot ca..  follow the directions, it works perfectly.. I’ve set it up on my iPhone, my iPad just last night, and a bunch of my friends have done it in the last 24 hours as well, all working fine for them.

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    I don’t know why you guys are all saying this doesn’t work.. I’ve watch about 8 movies in the last 3 days (netflix USA movies) and it works just fine..  turn on the VPN and THEN open netflix.. obviously you have to have a netflix canada account.. 

    if you want instructions on hotspot shield VPN on the iphone, go to my website chrisburke dot ca..  follow the directions, it works perfectly.. I’ve set it up on my iPhone, my iPad just last night, and a bunch of my friends have done it in the last 24 hours as well, all working fine for them.

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    I don’t know why you guys are all saying this doesn’t work.. I’ve watch about 8 movies in the last 3 days (netflix USA movies) and it works just fine..  turn on the VPN and THEN open netflix.. obviously you have to have a netflix canada account.. 

    if you want instructions on hotspot shield VPN on the iphone, go to my website chrisburke dot ca..  follow the directions, it works perfectly.. I’ve set it up on my iPhone, my iPad just last night, and a bunch of my friends have done it in the last 24 hours as well, all working fine for them.

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    I don’t know why you guys are all saying this doesn’t work.. I’ve watch about 8 movies in the last 3 days (netflix USA movies) and it works just fine..  turn on the VPN and THEN open netflix.. obviously you have to have a netflix canada account.. 

    if you want instructions on hotspot shield VPN on the iphone, go to my website chrisburke dot ca..  follow the directions, it works perfectly.. I’ve set it up on my iPhone, my iPad just last night, and a bunch of my friends have done it in the last 24 hours as well, all working fine for them.

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    I don’t know why you guys are all saying this doesn’t work.. I’ve watch about 8 movies in the last 3 days (netflix USA movies) and it works just fine..  turn on the VPN and THEN open netflix.. obviously you have to have a netflix canada account.. 

    if you want instructions on hotspot shield VPN on the iphone, go to my website chrisburke dot ca..  follow the directions, it works perfectly.. I’ve set it up on my iPhone, my iPad just last night, and a bunch of my friends have done it in the last 24 hours as well, all working fine for them.

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    I don’t know why you guys are all saying this doesn’t work.. I’ve watch about 8 movies in the last 3 days (netflix USA movies) and it works just fine..  turn on the VPN and THEN open netflix.. obviously you have to have a netflix canada account.. 

    if you want instructions on hotspot shield VPN on the iphone, go to my website chrisburke dot ca..  follow the directions, it works perfectly.. I’ve set it up on my iPhone, my iPad just last night, and a bunch of my friends have done it in the last 24 hours as well, all working fine for them.

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    hotspot shield has been around for years.. I’ve used them for years, with no problems..

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    hotspot shield has been around for years.. I’ve used them for years, with no problems..

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    hotspot shield has been around for years.. I’ve used them for years, with no problems..

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    hotspot shield has been around for years.. I’ve used them for years, with no problems..

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    go to chrisburke dot ca for instructions

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    hotspot shield has been around for years.. I’ve used them for years, with no problems..

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    hotspot shield has been around for years.. I’ve used them for years, with no problems..

  • z28_87

    I’m another that can’t get this to work. 

    VPN keeps disconnecting. Doesn’t stay connected long enough for me to play a movie. I can get into the US Netflix site, but disconnects before I get to press play.
    Also on my PC. Loads Hotspot Shield fine, and I can get into the US Netflix site, but when I play a movie, says, Internet Connection Error. Have tried in Chrome, Firefox, and Explorer. Tried Restarting. All with no luck. 
    I disconnected Hotspot, and played a movie fine from the Canadian site. 
    Is there a ip or gateway to add into my router that we should be allowing?

  • z28_87

    I’m another that can’t get this to work. 

    VPN keeps disconnecting. Doesn’t stay connected long enough for me to play a movie. I can get into the US Netflix site, but disconnects before I get to press play.
    Also on my PC. Loads Hotspot Shield fine, and I can get into the US Netflix site, but when I play a movie, says, Internet Connection Error. Have tried in Chrome, Firefox, and Explorer. Tried Restarting. All with no luck. 
    I disconnected Hotspot, and played a movie fine from the Canadian site. 
    Is there a ip or gateway to add into my router that we should be allowing?

  • z28_87

    I’m another that can’t get this to work. 

    VPN keeps disconnecting. Doesn’t stay connected long enough for me to play a movie. I can get into the US Netflix site, but disconnects before I get to press play.
    Also on my PC. Loads Hotspot Shield fine, and I can get into the US Netflix site, but when I play a movie, says, Internet Connection Error. Have tried in Chrome, Firefox, and Explorer. Tried Restarting. All with no luck. 
    I disconnected Hotspot, and played a movie fine from the Canadian site. 
    Is there a ip or gateway to add into my router that we should be allowing?

  • Ossdes

    On the iPad, it seems to work with Safari but you can’t scroll across the selections. I picked a movie to play, but Safari then bounced me to the Netflix App, which recognizes me as Canadian, and that movie doesn’t exist on the Canadian site. So forget that.
    On my MacBook, I get the entire Netflix site, then a few seconds of the movie, then a connection error message. I would guess I am being kicked off.

  • Ossdes

    On the iPad, it seems to work with Safari but you can’t scroll across the selections. I picked a movie to play, but Safari then bounced me to the Netflix App, which recognizes me as Canadian, and that movie doesn’t exist on the Canadian site. So forget that.
    On my MacBook, I get the entire Netflix site, then a few seconds of the movie, then a connection error message. I would guess I am being kicked off.

  • Ossdes

    On the iPad, it seems to work with Safari but you can’t scroll across the selections. I picked a movie to play, but Safari then bounced me to the Netflix App, which recognizes me as Canadian, and that movie doesn’t exist on the Canadian site. So forget that.
    On my MacBook, I get the entire Netflix site, then a few seconds of the movie, then a connection error message. I would guess I am being kicked off.

  • Ossdes

    On the iPad, it seems to work with Safari but you can’t scroll across the selections. I picked a movie to play, but Safari then bounced me to the Netflix App, which recognizes me as Canadian, and that movie doesn’t exist on the Canadian site. So forget that.
    On my MacBook, I get the entire Netflix site, then a few seconds of the movie, then a connection error message. I would guess I am being kicked off.

  • guest

    Just tried it on my iPhone and it works! Last time I tried this the Netflix app said the content is not available in the country I’m in.

  • guest

    I tried it on my pc, it worked once and now it gives me a connection error! Any ideas why that might be happening??

  • Anonymous

    So far so good for me… thanks guys!

  • Anonymous

    So far so good for me… thanks guys!

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    restart the VPN.. sometimes the VPN times out really quickly, but if you restart it (and the quit netflix, and log back in) you’ll be good to go. You have to totally quit netflix.. not just hit hte home button, but also double tap the home button and quit it in the multitasking as well.. then you should be good to go

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    don’t access it through safari on your iPad.. download the netflix app.  You turn on the VPN FIRST, then open netflix, and you should be good to go

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    i didn’t have to.. all i do is turn on the VPN and then access the netflix app or site and it works.  if you go to netflix (app or site) before turning on the vpn, it wont work, you have lot have the VPN turned on FIRST

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    i didn’t have to.. all i do is turn on the VPN and then access the netflix app or site and it works.  if you go to netflix (app or site) before turning on the vpn, it wont work, you have lot have the VPN turned on FIRST

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    to say it doesn’t work, is clearly wrong, because it does work.. to say “I can’t get it work” makes more sense.  go to chrisburke dot ca its got very clear directions on how to use it

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    to say it doesn’t work, is clearly wrong, because it does work.. to say “I can’t get it work” makes more sense.  go to chrisburke dot ca its got very clear directions on how to use it

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    not a waste of time.. and not a hijacker..  clearly you’ve done something wrong, because it works fine for me, and lots of other people commenting on here and on my personal site.  

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    not a waste of time.. and not a hijacker..  clearly you’ve done something wrong, because it works fine for me, and lots of other people commenting on here and on my personal site.  

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    you’re probably right… but until they fix it, I’m gonna enjoy all the USA movies I can

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    you’re probably right… but until they fix it, I’m gonna enjoy all the USA movies I can

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    don’t know.. can you add a VPN to apple tv?

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    don’t know.. can you add a VPN to apple tv?

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    go to chrisburke dot ca for directions.. it’s pretty clear

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    go to chrisburke dot ca theres very clear directions there

  • Iamcanadian_242

    it didnt work for me… says netflix is not available in your part of the world yet

  • Iamcanadian_242

    it didnt work for me… says netflix is not available in your part of the world yet

  • Gues

    Any way to get this to work on the Playstation?

  • Gues

    Any way to get this to work on the Playstation?

  • Gues

    Any way to get this to work on the Playstation?

  • Khoa_me_2000

    It’s works
    But when I try to play a USA movie, it tellse that Netflix cant play it

  • Khoa_me_2000

    It’s works
    But when I try to play a USA movie, it tellse that Netflix cant play it

  • z28_87

    I’ve done that. Started VPN, then loaded Netflix. I’ve even shut down my browser, reopened, logged back into Netflix (which does like its supposed to, take me to the US site, but when I play, I get the Internet Connection Error.

  • z28_87

    I’ve done that. Started VPN, then loaded Netflix. I’ve even shut down my browser, reopened, logged back into Netflix (which does like its supposed to, take me to the US site, but when I play, I get the Internet Connection Error.

  • z28_87

    I’ve done that. Started VPN, then loaded Netflix. I’ve even shut down my browser, reopened, logged back into Netflix (which does like its supposed to, take me to the US site, but when I play, I get the Internet Connection Error.

  • Javanderl

    Chris Burke’s iPad VPN to US NetFlix is working for me. One catch: turn on iPad, turn on VPN, turn on NetFlix. Not: turn on iPad, turn on NetFlix, turn off NetFlix, turn on VPN, turn on NetFlix. Doing the second routine keeps returning me to the Canadian NetFlix. If I have visited the Canadian NetFlix I have to turn the iPad off and start over.

  • Javanderl

    Chris Burke’s iPad VPN to US NetFlix is working for me. One catch: turn on iPad, turn on VPN, turn on NetFlix. Not: turn on iPad, turn on NetFlix, turn off NetFlix, turn on VPN, turn on NetFlix. Doing the second routine keeps returning me to the Canadian NetFlix. If I have visited the Canadian NetFlix I have to turn the iPad off and start over.

  • Runnereyes

    It says “User Authentication Failed” when I try to start the VPN.

  • Runnereyes

    It says “User Authentication Failed” when I try to start the VPN.

  • Runnereyes

    It says “User Authentication Failed” when I try to start the VPN.

  • conjuror

    Thanks- works like a charm

  • conjuror

    Thanks- works like a charm

  • Shogun 13_

    it will only play a few seconds of the video then stop and send me to the canadian netflix

  • Shogun 13_

    it will only play a few seconds of the video then stop and send me to the canadian netflix

  • AdamK

    I currently split my internet with a switch to two separate wireless routers.  One is setup normally, and connecting to this router allows me to use local internet.  The other router has DD-WRT installed on it.  This allows me to connect to my VPN service (I pay $4 a month CAD approx. for ‘StrongVPN’ – although hotspotshield may also work on the router…but I have not tried).  Connecting to this router makes the device think its located in California.  This allows me to get not only American Netflix, but also Hulu on my PS3, iPhone, iPad and Macbook.

    To pay for the Netflix and Hulu service, I purchase prepaid credit cards (Visa) from Safeway.  When you buy these, you have to ‘register’ the card online.  I enter an american address, and use this card for paying for Hulu and Netflix.  The address is actually entered has an american street, american state, american postal code, but says “Canada” (because the card wont allow you to change the country, but it does accept american postal code, and american states…odd).  Since Netlfix and Hulu only check the postal code of the credit card (and not the country) it works.

    In total, it only costs me the $4 CAD per month for the VPN service, which has also come in handy in some other areas.  Again, using hotspotshield on the router may also make this work too….but i have not tried…

  • AdamK

    I currently split my internet with a switch to two separate wireless routers.  One is setup normally, and connecting to this router allows me to use local internet.  The other router has DD-WRT installed on it.  This allows me to connect to my VPN service (I pay $4 a month CAD approx. for ‘StrongVPN’ – although hotspotshield may also work on the router…but I have not tried).  Connecting to this router makes the device think its located in California.  This allows me to get not only American Netflix, but also Hulu on my PS3, iPhone, iPad and Macbook.

    To pay for the Netflix and Hulu service, I purchase prepaid credit cards (Visa) from Safeway.  When you buy these, you have to ‘register’ the card online.  I enter an american address, and use this card for paying for Hulu and Netflix.  The address is actually entered has an american street, american state, american postal code, but says “Canada” (because the card wont allow you to change the country, but it does accept american postal code, and american states…odd).  Since Netlfix and Hulu only check the postal code of the credit card (and not the country) it works.

    In total, it only costs me the $4 CAD per month for the VPN service, which has also come in handy in some other areas.  Again, using hotspotshield on the router may also make this work too….but i have not tried…

  • AdamK

    Install DD-WRT on a router and activate the VPN service?  I don’t use hotspotshield with my DD-WRT enabled router, I use a paid VPN service (StrongVPN – costs about $4 a month) and it works like a charm on my PS3 – I also get Hulu now too.  See my post above for more details…

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Awesome setup. What DD-WRT router are you using?

  • Brian

    Hi All, 

    Works just fine for me on my mac. However, I noticed that when looking through netflix and other sites on the web, I get an ad at the top of the window (which I can close). Anyone else getting this? A little annoying, but still get the US selection. Thanks Chris!

  • Brian

    Hi All, 

    Works just fine for me on my mac. However, I noticed that when looking through netflix and other sites on the web, I get an ad at the top of the window (which I can close). Anyone else getting this? A little annoying, but still get the US selection. Thanks Chris!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    That’s normal. HotspotShield is ad supported.

  • Anonymous

    Just want to say this is awesome!
    A day after I switched to Teksavvy I signed up for Netflix Canada and tried Hotspot Shield and it works flawlessly with Netflix USA even in HD mode!

    Too bad I can’t get this to work with my game console but that’s alright at least I can connect my laptop to my TV via HDMI cables.

  • Tom Hund

    Try WiFiVPN.ORG Free VPN service for hotspot shield, it actually can be used to access Netflix and Hulu USA videos!!

  • Sarah

    For some reason it won’t even allow me to access the netflix site at all not- it says Netflix has not come to this part of the world yet. Did it assign me a Euro IP? How can I fix this?

  • Sarah

    For some reason it won’t even allow me to access the netflix site at all not- it says Netflix has not come to this part of the world yet. Did it assign me a Euro IP? How can I fix this?

  • Guest

    Didn’t work for me via PC but works on the Ipad. I tried the hotspot on Hulu and that works. Just doesn’t work for Netflix. It says that my internet connection is preventing me from watching the video.

  • Guest

    Didn’t work for me via PC but works on the Ipad. I tried the hotspot on Hulu and that works. Just doesn’t work for Netflix. It says that my internet connection is preventing me from watching the video.

  • Guest

    Didn’t work for me via PC but works on the Ipad. I tried the hotspot on Hulu and that works. Just doesn’t work for Netflix. It says that my internet connection is preventing me from watching the video.

  • Pocl4

    It doesn’t work on iPhone. Help anyone? Thanks

  • Drewgie

    For some reason, it doesn’t work on my iPad.  It gives an error message caused by constant ‘redirecting’ from US to Canadian to US to Canadian website thus it stopped.

    I also tried settings for my Mac, it gives an error message saying Netflix has not come to this part of the world or something.

  • Drewgie

    I finally got it to work on my iPad. Initially I was accessing Netflix thru my Safari browser causing the going back and forth in the websites.  So I tried using the Netflix app this time. And it worked!

    But for my Mac, when the VPN connection is on, I would be getting the “sorry Netflix has not come to this part of the world yet” message. :(

  • Jjfk

    mac Pc option hotspot shield does not work keeps stating not avail in your area yet… 

  • Wynncy Manalad

    Does this trick still work? I tried it many times but seemed doesnt anymore. Is there any other way to watch USA titles on Canadian Netflix? Thanks in advance.

  • Medicsteward

    Yes it does. If you get the “hasn’t made it to your part of the world” message just disconnect, wait a few seconds and reconnect. Keep trying until you are successful. It may also help to use Firefox. I installed this just this evening and am watching US content with no issue.

  • Sin

    Still works on the iphone, perfectly for me…. don’t install on computer though. Hotspot  adds a bunch of crap and has pop ups and advertisement bars in your browser. Also netflix didn’t work (said it hasn’t come to your area) but Hulu did.

  • Ithappens

    I had to port forward , port 80, on my router to the hotshield’s IP for it to work.  Its awesome though.  Thank you for this info!

  • crankyboiy

    yah u just have to log in to your canadian netflix account first. turn on hotspotshield than go bak to netflix and you’ll find new movies and shows

  • Sweetimn

    worked 4 me!!!!!! thank u soo much ;)

  • Rwelton

    Hey Nick, not sure if you are able to help but what did you do specifically to get your Apple TV running the US netflix?

    Thanks,Russell

  • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

    I had my US Netflix account up and active, then changed the DNS settings on my Apple TV to the one provided by US Video. Once that was entered in, I simply logged into Netflix and had all the US shows come up

  • Bsp9493

    ok, I have a real silly question…

    Is there any charge for this??

  • Malcolm

    Just tried this on my iPad via wifi and connectivity speed slowed to an unusable crawl. Any ideas?

    Mac

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    It’s because you’re being routed through Hotspot Shield’s servers.

  • Crazyandy30

    Works in uk too

  • Abelle

    Can this be applied to a Netflix ready Toshiba TV so that I can view US titles directly on TV

  • bella

    By the way I have a Canadian Netflix account. Without doing the VPN I was in a US hotel and could stream US movies over wifi because it recognized that I was in the US. 

  • http://twitter.com/kljmac Kailyn

    I used Hotspot Shield and it worked, I go to Netflix and I get the US selection, but I go to play the movie, and it redirects me to ca.netflix and says that there is an Internet Connection problem… help!?

  • Sbaker12001

    I have a built in wireless router from my internet service provider.  Is there anyway to switch the settings on it?  I am running a mac, and a ps3.  I was able to successfully set up an american account on my ps3 before they launched the playstation network cards in Canada and use the american network cards for purchasing songs on rock band.  I wonder if I logged into netflix on that account if it will let me sign into the american one.

  • Fghsfhsghsfgh

    this is a lie… bullshit

  • Pvanlaar

    Hi AdamK,

    Was reading your note with interest, especially when you mentioned having the VPN on the router as it has DD-WRT installed on it. I was thinking of getting Netflix for my TV using an Apple box or game module, but couldn’t figure out how to do that through a VPN, as the VPN is on the computer, and the WIFI signal would come from the router thus bypassing it.

    So what is DD-WRT, and how do I put the VPN in the router? I use Hotspot shield. I have 2 routers so could make one US specific. Thanks a lot.

    Paulvgb

  • Rob Cordsen

    does it work on ps3?

  • Edward

    Had a problem where a message popped up saying there was a problem with my internet connection. I deleted Silverlight from my Macbook and was prompted via netflix to reinstall it. Now there is no internet connection message; however, the selected movie appears to load, then I am left with a black screen, as if everything is just hanging…

  • Sage1745

    This works…. Great Tip !!!!

  • h2bourne

    Fantastic! It works perfectly. I’m in the Metro Vancouver area. Now I can watch the rest of Season 1 of “Downton Abbey” on Netflix.Thanks for the very helpful tips.

  • jbriggs_87

    it doesnt give u an american ip adress u stupid FUCK

  • Dave34dave

    worked perfect for me no word of a lie all i suggest is making sure you put the caps right for everything.

  • Adamjcripps

    Worked perfectly on my iPhone and iPad

  • Viva_la_bam_12

    Hi I was wondering how you can get this to work on ps3?

  • Sean

    How exactly are you meant to log on to Hotspot first since it opens a browser in order to log on. Have tried to get this to work countless times and it still doesn’t.

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    on my computer (mac) there is a button for HSS in the top corner of my task bar.. you click that, connect to HSS, THEN it opens your browser.. 

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    obviously you are doing something wrong… read through the comments.. people say it works.. not just me.. 

  • Hardyboy22

    This is a total crock of shit. It doesn’t work… don’t even waste your time. 

  • Devkappur

    thanx it worked

  • Amarwiyou-19@hotmail.com

    This is cool

  • Auric

    I haven’t looked too much. Just got it all set up. But so far I am extremely disappointed, all the new titles from the US version that I have come across so far come up with “Sorry, that title is not available to watch instantly. Please try another title.” So what the hell is the point. If this keeps up, I’m switching back to downloading everything and streaming it with my jail broken Apple TV and Netflix can take their $8 a month and go screw themselves. Twice. One for each frickin country.

  • PatQC

    This actually works for me, I use Google Chrome. I can now watch all Star Trek series !!!! woohooooo

  • Andra

    It helps even in other countries I’m from Guatemala and I can see the USA titles thanks you really make my $8 worth

  • Hjjuh

    Just tried on my iPad and works like a gem. Thanks!

  • Lina Marcela Tabares Herrera

    Is there anyway to do this on android? thx

  • Lalaland123

    i fucking hate this why make it so confusing 

  • Me

    Thank you for sharing, it worked on my Iphone 4S

  • booth

    will my phone be roaming? 

  • Rachellelamb

    will this come up on my phone bill ?

  • hiii doe

    yo nigger if im on this Vpn shit does this mean while im on vpn and im texting bitties do i get a roaming charge on my god damn bill

  • Carl Harllond

    yo nigger, mind not saying nigger, i know your black and everything but if you think white people have no right saying nigger than you shouldn’t fucking either, its a racist saying so you saying just makes you race look stupid, why would you call you self and friends something a white people call you as racist, makes no sense.

  • Raphael Feliz

    for me it worked for 1 month, then today i got the message “Sorry, Netflix hasn’t come to this part of the world yet”. Did you solve your case? Any one had similar problem?

  • Sambo994

    How would I get this to work on an Android?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VPUEXFBDPKMKBCL3GWYPMT6RUM Romario

    can i route the hotspot shield connection from my pc to ps3 n if so what do i need to do(configuration wise)

  • Simon U

    Yes! I have the same problem, but it has never worked! i redownloaded hotspot shield, and netflix won’t work! I also downloaded ProXPN but it won’t connect!!!!!!!!!!! 

    Help me please!!!!

  • Kerr Oneeka

    Now you look stupid for replying with such an ignorant comment. So should does that mean everyone one of the white race is ignorant cause you are? Please think about what you wrote before you post! And just cause someone says “nigger” over the computer does not make them black. A hint for next time you try to look more intelligent then you are =D

  • Andrea

    :D viva la bam is great lol

  • Love_sana425

    thank’s alot this really helped me :)

  • Ryan

    no, Carl is right.. if you dont want people saying something, then you shouldnt either. that goes for everything you say or do, not just racial slurs.

  • Bob

     I use a links wrt54g and flashed the firmware with ddwrt and I also use a netgear router.  I use the netgear to supply internet to my linksys and the linksys signs into the Hide My Ass VPN now my game console the wii has the american netflix works like a champ

  • Bob

     Hide My Ass works awesome and it has a really good interface for choosing so many different servers and there is help in there to setup on a ddwrt flashed router

  • Bob

     get hide my ass and a router like the linksys wrt54g so that you can flash with ddwrt and there are directions on how to set it up so that you can watch your game stations with the american channels

  • Bob

     don’t be so ignorant just because you either don’t understand or can’t get it to work.  What you need is a router like the linksys wrt54G and then flash with the mini ddwrt they have their site setup so you can choose your router and it tells you what to download  once you load the mini ddwrt you can load the vpn ddwrt they have there then go to hidmyass vpn get the service and go to the router page for vpn they will give you the directions to set this up.  Once the router is signed into the vpn like they show what you need is another router to supply internet to the vpn router then bang both routers can browse the internet and anything you connect to your linksys will have the american channels on netflix   It works really well this guy is a fool to say otherwise

  • Bob

     What you need is a router like the linksys wrt54G and then flash with
    the mini ddwrt they have their site setup so you can choose your router
    and it tells you what to download  once you load the mini ddwrt you can
    load the vpn ddwrt they have there then go to hidmyass vpn get the
    service and go to the router page for vpn they will give you the
    directions to set this up.  Once the router is signed into the vpn like
    they show what you need is another router to supply internet to the vpn
    router then bang both routers can browse the internet and anything you
    connect to your linksys will have the american channels on netflix 

  • Bob

     What you need is a router like the linksys wrt54G and then flash with
    the mini ddwrt they have their site setup so you can choose your router
    and it tells you what to download  once you load the mini ddwrt you can
    load the vpn ddwrt they have there then go to hidmyass vpn get the
    service and go to the router page for vpn they will give you the
    directions to set this up.  Once the router is signed into the vpn like
    they show what you need is another router to supply internet to the vpn
    router then bang both routers can browse the internet and anything you
    connect to your linksys will have the american channels on netflix 

  • Bob

     What you need is a router like the linksys wrt54G and then flash with
    the mini ddwrt they have their site setup so you can choose your router
    and it tells you what to download  once you load the mini ddwrt you can
    load the vpn ddwrt they have there then go to hidmyass vpn get the
    service and go to the router page for vpn they will give you the
    directions to set this up.  Once the router is signed into the vpn like
    they show what you need is another router to supply internet to the vpn
    router then bang both routers can browse the internet and anything you
    connect to your linksys will have the american channels on netflix 

  • Guest

    How do I do this on Nintento Wii?

  • jusinster64

    yes it did

  • justinster64

    it happend to me

  • HELP ME OR IMA DIE

    Is there any way of doing this without hide my ass??

  • guest

     all that is happening is you are getting a vpn from a country that does not have netflix availability …i use hotspot shield and it has happened to me several times all i did was disconnect my hotspot shield and reconnected to get a different vpn sometimes you have to do it a few times but once you get the right vpn it will work

  • ggg

    I’ve updated the software, now I can’t connect to the VPN server, it keeps giving me “VPN server did not respond” msg. Does this happen to anyone? 

  • Shelby

    This keeps happening

  • Broski

    No don’t be a dumb fuck, not all black people have a problem with the word nigger, just because you say nigger I. The Internet does not make you black, and the issue is not the word it’s the meaning the person saying itput’s behind it. calling my friends dumb fucks cause they’re my friends, is not the same as calling someone dumb fuck because you consider yourself better then them.

  • jrone2334

    spotflux is so much better. Not only does it work consistently better but it does not have all the annoying ads that hotspot shield has

  • Steph

    LMFAO

  • jenna

    hi, im living with someone, n my xbox 360 is connected to there router. so i cant change there primary n secondary dns, im also sharing my friends netflix. she changed her primary n secondary dns on her xbox 360 console n it works but when i change them on my xbox 360 console it doesnt work. so my question is is there something else i can try to get it to work?

  • NK

    I have an Apple TV, one iPad, one Nexus 7. Do I need purchase three licenses or one can be shared among them?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Purchase one

  • leafers

    it’s ‘than’ when you compare something, and ‘then’ when your referring to time.

  • yobro

    it says the vpn server did not respond

  • Shirley

    Does the hotspot shield for VPN app work? It’s $11.99/year.

  • dontdie

    move to the usa

  • Jett Rink

    I have not been able to for the last few weeks. I have used Hotspot’s feature of checking EXACTLY where you “are” on the web and it reports a USA specific location like Torrance, CA for example…yet Netflix still shows the “sorry Netflix has not come to your part of the world yet’

    Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • Houston

    It keeps saying “The VPN server did not respond”. Help?