If you’re a Netflix Canada subscriber, you may already know the U.S. Netflix has a greater selection when it comes TV shows, movies and more.
If you want to watch Netflix USA in Canada (this should also work for UK users and more), this free workaround will let you do so on your iPhone or iPad. All you have to do is install the free VPN from Onavo Protect which will give you access to American content. If you want paid VPNs, check out ExpressVPN or Unblock-Us.
How it works is the VPN will give you an American IP as your data will be routed through Onavo’s servers, opening up the opportunity to view American content (your imagination can run wild here with other apps too).
Ready to watch Netflix USA in Canada? Let’s get started…
1. Download and install the Onavo Protect iOS app. It’ll require you to install their VPN profile on your iOS device (your passcode will be required).
2. Onavo Protect connects automatically all the time, but we don’t want that. We just want to be able to turn it on just before launching Netflix.
So to disable this option, go to Settings > VPN > Select Onavo in the list, tap the ‘i’ icon, and and toggle OFF ‘Connect on Demand’.
3. To get US Netflix, your iOS device needs an American IP first. Turn the VPN on (Settings > VPN > ON), then launch Netflix (ensure Netflix wasn’t running previously; force close it if it was).
Your Netflix Canada account should now be showing the Netflix USA library, which includes 7 glorious seasons of Macgyver (not available in Netflix Canada), iPhoneinCanada reader Sheldon tells us (thanks!):
Once you have Netflix running, you can use AirPlay to stream it to your Apple TV easily. Also, you can use the site A Better Queue (it’s currently down from too much traffic but should be back soon) to find those highly rated titles based on Rotten Tomato ratings.