Although US Netflix is not officially available on the Canadian market, you can still watch US Netflix, or any other region, on your PlayStation by using a little trick described bellow. You can do all this with your current Netflix account.
Quick Step Guide
To start of, here is a quickstep guide for the impatient reader. I’m using a service called Unlocator to unblock US Netflix in Canada.
- First create a free Unlocator account.
- Follow the simple setup guide for your PlayStation.
- Restart the PlayStation
- Start the Netflix app on the PlayStation 3 and log in with your new Netflix account and stream away.
The above is actually all it takes to unblock any Netflix region on your Canadian PlayStation. If you want a little more info about how Unlocator actually unblocks Netflix on your PlayStation in Canada then read on.
How Unlocator Gives you Access to US Netflix on the PlayStation in Canada
The Netflix servers determine your location by looking at the origin of the data traffic flowing between you and their servers. Unlocator masks the original location of the data traffic and in turn allows you to watch US Netflix in Canada, as the Netflix servers think you are located in the US. Since Unlocator is a DNS service your Internet speed won’t suffer, all network traffic remains unchanged.
Can I keep my Existing Canadian Netflix Account?
Absolutely! Your Canadian Netflix account remains the same. The only difference will be that Unlocator allows you to switch Netflix region as you please so by using the same Netflix account you can switch between all the different Netflix regions.
To change between the regions, go to “account home” on your Unlocator account and thereafter into “channel settings”. Don’t forget to restart your device after the region change. Now you can watch Netflix content from other countries, such as the US.
Unlocator Works on Other Devices too
Since you are reading this article you are most likely interested in unblocking other Netflix regions on the PlayStation, but Unlocator actually works with a long range of other devices too. Apart from the PlayStation you can use the service with your browser, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Android, Smart TV, Xbox 360, Roku, Wii and much more.
Anyhow, this sums up this tutorial on watching US Netflix on your PlayStation 3 in Canada. Have fun and happy streaming.