Netflix on a smart TV is a winning combination and although US Netflix is not officially available in the UK, it does not mean that you have to be left out. By using Unlocator you can unblock US Netflix and stream all the content you like, using your current Netflix account.

Quick Step Guide

For the impatient reader, here is a quick guide. It does not matter if you have a Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, LG or Phillips Smart TV. The overall process is the same.

  1. First you need to create a free Unlocator account
  2. Then follow the setup guide for your Smart TV found here.
  3. Restart the TV.
  4. Then open the Netflix app and log in with your new Netflix account and stream away.

Don’t worry if the above might seem like a lot of work. It really isn’t and you don’t need any real technical skills.

How Does Unlocator Give Me Access to US Netflix on my UK Smart TV?

The name Unlocator actually gives you a hint of what is going on. The Netflix servers will detect your location by examining the location of the data communication going back and forth between your Smart TV and Netflix servers. If your Smart TV is not set to use the Unlocator service, then the Netflix servers will be able to detect your location and block your from using the service. The Unlocator DNS service makes the data communications appear to come from the US, and that is why you can use US Netflix, and other Netflix regions, in the UK when using the Unlocator service.

Since Unlocator is essentially a DNS service, your Internet speed will remain the same and you will enjoy the full bandwidth of your connection.

It might sound a bit techy, but the good thing is that you don’t have to worry about that. All you need to focus on is catching the newest episode of your favorite Netflix show.

Which Netflix Shows Can I Watch on my UK Smart TV using Unlocator?

So here comes the cool part. Unlocator will actually allow you to emulate any region where Netflix is currently available. Simply log into your account on the Unlocator website and switch your Netflix region under channel settings. Once you have done so you have to restart your Smart TV. You will now be able to watch content from the new Netflix region using the same Netflix account.

In other words – you get all the content available across all Netflix regions in the world by using Unlocator. I think it is fair to say that you will have plenty of content to dive into.

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.

Use Unlocator to Unblock other Devices in the UK

Since Unlocator is a DNS service, just about any device that can stream Netflix can use Unlocator. At the moment of this writing you can use Unlocator with your browser, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Android, Smart TVS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Roku and much more.

Apart from Netflix, you can also unblock lots of other US only sites. So whether you want to watch Netflix on your Smart TV in the UK, or want to unblock another popular streaming service such as Hulu, then a free Unlocator account is well worth a look.


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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