As you might know US Netflix has much more content available that the UK Netflix. This is due to licensing agreements being different from region to region. However, by faking your location you can get the best of both worlds and get access to both the US and UK version of Netflix from one account.

See your UK Netflix account is actually no different from a US Netflix account. What determines the content you have available for streaming is where Netflix detects you are using the service from. By simply making Netflix think you are connecting from the US you will be presented with the full Netflix catalogue.

How to Switch to US Netflix from the UK

The trick is actually very simple and I use a service called Unlocator to fake my location.

  1. Create an Unlocator account
  2. Setup your device to use Unlocator
  3. Restart your device
  4. Open Netflix on your device and you now have US Netflix

That´s really all it takes to get access to the US version of Netflix from the UK. The cool thing about this approach is that your Internet speed will remain the same and you can use the trick on just about any device including Smart TV, PlayStation, Xbox 360, Apple TV, Roku, Android and tons of other devices.

Will I loose UK Netflix for Good?

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No you can always switch back to the UK version of Netflix and this is the beauty of this method. If you log into your account on and choose “channel settings” you can switch region in a second. In fact you can choose between all the currentregions in the world where Netflix is available: US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Ireland, UK, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

In other words you get access to all Netflix content across all regions in the world with the flick of a button. Running out of new Netflix content is no longer an option.

Other Alternatives to UK Netflix and US Netflix

The Unlocator service unblocks many other sites apart from Netflix. You can watch Hulu Plus, CBS, ABC and many other sites as well. Check out the channel list here, which is being updated regularly.

Troubleshooting Region Switching on Netflix

If you get “stuck” on a region or your Netflix app behaves a little weird always start out the troubleshooting by visiting your account home at Unlocator. Make sure you have 3 check marks in your account. The next step is to sign out of Netflix and restart your device. These simple steps solve 95% of all issues you might come across.

Anyhow if your are looking for a way to get US Netflix in the UK then this is by far the smartest method out there – and the fastest. Go ahead and create a free account and try it out for yourself.


Andrew is a web developer currently based in London. Having lived the expat lifestyle for years around the world, Andrew has first hand experience with geo-blocked content and the most efficient methods to bypass the blocks. Thankfully Andrew has agreed to share his experiences and tricks with us.

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