Would you like to watch the US Netflix version on your device while still using your current Canadian Netflix account? I’ll tell you how that can be made possible, in fact, you’ll be able to watch all the Netflix regions available which gives you the biggest Netflix catalogue of all. I use a service called Unlocator and below is a quick guide to help you through.

Quick Step Guide

  1. Create a free Unlocator account
  2. Follow the setup guides for your device
  3. Restart your device
  4. Log in to your Netflix account
  5. Now you are ready to watch other Netflix regions

That was it! If you’re interested in knowing what lies behind this magic, then read on.

How does Unlocator Allow me to Watch US Netflix and other Regions in Canada?

Netflix communicates with your computer or device to determine where your location is. If you’re located in Canada, Netflix only allows you to watch the Canadian Netflix version. However, by signing up with Unlocator, which is a DNS service, it hides your real location, and makes you appear to be located in the US – this enables you to watch US Netflix. In fact, Unlocator allows you to watch all of the content from other Netflix countries which include: Brazil, Mexico, UK, Ireland, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

When changing from region to region, all you have to do is go to “account home” on the Unlocator website, and then into “channel settings”. Once you’ve changed region, you have to remember to restart your device. Now you’re set to watch whichever Netflix region you’d like to watch.

You don’t have to worry about your Internet speed, as it will remain the same.

Can I Keep my Existing Canadian Netflix Account?

Yes, you can keep your Canadian Netflix account, that will remain the same. The only difference is that you’re now able to watch other Netflix regions too.

On Which Devices can I Watch US Netflix in Canada?

You can use Unlocator with nearly any device, as Unlocator is a DNS service. The simplest way to connect all your devices may be through your home router. In this way, all your devices at home become unblocked. It’s very easy and you can find the setup guides here for the various devices. All there is to it is that you have to change two numbers in your network settings of your device or router. It’s very straightforward.

Unlocator regularly updates their list of devices, and these are just a selection of which devices they have: Browser, Apple TV, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android, Smart TVs, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Roku, Western Digital media players, Wii, Wii U and much more. Check out the compatibility here.

What Content Can I Watch if I Unblock US Netflix and Other Regions in Canada?

By using Unlocator to watch such channels as Netflix, you actually get more content than the viewers in the US. This is because Unlocator allows you to switch between the different Netflix regions. If you should want to catch up on a Brazilian show, a Swedish documentary or an American sitcom, you can just switch between these regions in your Unlocator account as described above. It’s that simple.

Keep in mind, with Unlocator you can unblock many other channels such as Hulu and BBC, not just the various Netflix regions. Here is a list of channels you can access through Unlocator.


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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