Are you eager to watch US Netflix on your Apple TV? Understandably so, as Netflix is the most popular streaming service out there. As you might know the US version of Netflix is not officially available in the UK. So read on and I will show you how to unblock not only US Netflix but also other regions such as Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Ireland, Finland, Holland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, with you current Netflix account.

I’m using a service called Unlocator to unblock the Netflix regions. As you are most likely in a hurry, I have created a quickstep guide below for all you fast pace readers.

Quick Step Guide

  1. Start out by creating a free Unlocator account.
  2. Follow the setup guide for your Apple TV.
  3. Restart your Apple TV.
  4. Open up Netflix on the Apple TV and log in with your Netflix details and stream away.

This is really all there is to it, if you want to watch other Netflix regions on your Apple TV in the UK. Below is a little more info about the process and how Unlocator works.

How Can the Apple TV Stream US Netflix in the UK by using Unlocator?

Without getting too technical the explanation has to do with the data communication between you and Netflix. When your Apple TV or computer connects to Netflix, then the Netflix servers will be able to see your location based on where the transmission of data comes from. Unlocator will mask the location of these transmissions and makes Netflix think you are located in for instance the US and not the UK.

Since Unlocator is what is known as a DNS service, it will not influence your Internet speed and you don’t have to switch the service on and off. It simply works in the background and you only have to do the setup once and then forget about it.

Can I keep my UK Netflix Account?

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

What Netflix Content is Available on the Apple TV in the UK?

Basically you get access to all content available across all the Netflix regions in the world. That is because Unlocator allows you to switch between Netflix regions so you can watch just the right content. This means that you can be watching shows from the UK version of Netflix in one moment and then simply switch to the US version in the next.

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.

Can I use Unlocator With other Devices than the Apple TV?

Absolutely! Unlocator unblocks lots of other sites besides Netflix and you can see a full list of compatible devices and channels here. The list is constantly evolving but at this moment there is support for computers, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Smart TVS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Roku and much more.

Anyhow – this is how you go about it if you want to watch other Netflix regions on your Apple TV in the UK. Have fun and happy streaming.


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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