Watching Netflix on the iPad is a great and easy way to watch your favorite show, especially on the go. But, as you might have noticed, US Netflix is not available in Canada. Or is it? Yup, it is available, and I can show you how that works out, by using a service called Unlocator. Best of all, you can do this with your existing Canadian Netflix account.

Follow the quick guide bellow and you’re ready to get started.

Quick Step Guide

  1. Go to Unlocator and create a free account.
  2. Complete the setup guide for your iPad.
  3. Restart your iPad.
  4. Install the Netflix App on your iPad from the App Store.
  5. Open the Netflix app on the iPad and stream away.

If you’re interested in knowing a bit more about this service and how it works, then read on.

How Unlocator Provides Access to US Netflix and other Regions on the iPad

When you use Netflix, your location is established right away through the data communication between you and Netflix. Netflix only allows you to use the content from the region you’re located in. However, with Unlocator you’re able to use all the Netflix regions from anywhere, as it fakes your location. This makes Netflix think you’re located in whichever region you chose to install on your iPad, or any other device for that matter. Additionally, as Unlocator is a DNS service, you Internet speed will remain the same.

Setting up Unlocator on your iPad is really simple. All you have to do is literally change two numbers on your network setting and you’re ready to go. Follow the iPad tutorial on Unlocator.

What Content From Netflix Can I Watch in Canada by Using Unlocator?

While your Canadian Netflix has a limited amount of content available only for the Canadian users, unblocking Netflix through Unlocator gives you all Netflix content from the different regions around the world. These include US, Brazil, Mexico, UK, Ireland, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway 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.

Can I keep my Existing Canadian Netflix Account?

Definitely! You can keep your existing Canadian Netflix account, nothing there will change, other than the fact that you can now switch between various regions.

Which Devices can I use with Unlocator?

You can use Unlocator on a many devices and they regularly up date their device list. At the moment, the list includes browsers, Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Smart TVs, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Roku and much more. You can see a full list of devices on the Unlocator setup page.

Unlocator gives a free one week trial, so give it a try if you’d like to watch US Netflix on your iPad or on any other device.


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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