As you probably know, the Wii is not just a gaming device, it can also be used to watch Netflix. I’ll show you how you can watch US Netflix with your current Canadian Netflix account. You can actually watch all Netflix regions which also include Mexico, Brazil, UK, Ireland, Holland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

To unblock Netflix, I’m using a service called Unlocator. Follow the quick steps bellow to get started and streaming.

Quick Step Guide

  1. Creating a free Unlocator account
  2. Then follow the setup guide for the Wii
  3. Restart the Wii
  4. Install the Netflix app from The Wii Shop Channel
  5. Open the Netflix app and login with your new Netflix account info and you can start streaming.

It’s as simple as that. Now you can enjoy Netflix from various regions. If you’re interested in knowing how this process takes place, then carry on reading.

How Does Unlocator Make US Netflix and other Regions Work on the Wii in Canada?

Netflix is only available in selected countries, which is why it does not allow you to watch US Netflix when you’re based in Canada, for instance. What the Netflix server does is locate your position when you’re interacting with Netflix and thereby block you from all other regions but the one you’re located in. However, by using Unlocator, it disguises your location and you can freely watch US Netflix or Netflix from any other region.

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 even have to worry about your Internet speed, as Unlocator is a DNS service, which won’t slow your connection speed. Just set your device and carry on.

Can I keep my Canadian Netflix Account?

Absolutely! With Unlocator, you keep your existing Canadian Netflix account, nothing there changes. The only difference is that you have a bigger Netflix catalogue as you’re now able to watch all Netflix regions.

List of Supported Devices

You can actually use Unlocator to unblock Netflix on other devices too, rather than just the Wii. The list of devices keeps expanding, but so far, you can use Unlocator for browsers, Apple TV, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android Devices, Smart TVS, Roku, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and much more.

That’s it! Unlocator is the service to use, if you want to switch between the Candaian Netflix and the American Netflix – or any other Netflix region, by using your Wii.


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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