Netflix and the iPad is a perfect entertainment combo, but as you might know,
you’re only able to watch the UK Netflix content. I’ll show you how you can watch other Netflix regions on your iPad, such as the US Netflix, with your existing Netflix account.

The service I use to unblock Netflix is called Unlocator, and as some readers are in a hurry, I will start of this article with a quick step-by-step guide.

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.

I could stop the article here, as that is really all there is to it. However, since some of you might like a little more background info on the setup, I will continue below.

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

Netflix uses the flow of the data communication between you and Netflix to determine your location. When Netflix detects that you are not located in one of the supported regions, they block access to their service. Unlocator can fake the location of the data communication between you and Netflix. As a result, Netflix thinks you are located within one of the supported regions and you will be allowed to both stream and sign up for Netflix, even though you are in fact located in the UK. Since Unlocator is essentially a DNS service, your Internet speed will remain the same and you will see no speed loss.

Setting up Unlocator on your iPad is pretty simple. Follow the tutorial from the setup page on Unlocator. All you have to do is change two numbers in your Network settings.

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

By using Unlocator to unblock Netflix, you can watch any show available on Netflix from any of the Netflix regions around the world. That is because you can select from which region you would like to receive Netflix content from.

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.

So in fact, by using Unlocator in the UK you will have access to more Netflix content than the average US Netflix user. The local version of Netflix always has less content than the US version. So by using Unlocator you will have access to the largest Netflix collection anywhere in the world.

Can I keep my Existing UK Netflix Account?

Absolutely! Your UK Netflix account remains the same. The only difference will be that you can switch between the different Netflix regions. This gives you all the content that Netflix provides in ALL their regions.

Which Devices can I use with Unlocator?

New devices are added to the service all the time, but since Unlocator is not a piece of software, but rather a network setting, it already works on most devices. 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.

So, if you are a movie fan eager to watch some quality content, then give the free Unlocator trial a go and you will be watching other Netflix regions in the UK on your iPad in no time.


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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