One of the most popular ways to watch Netflix is on the Xbox 360. The only problem is that Canadian Xbox users only have access to the Canadian version of Netflix, which has much less content compared to the US version. However, with the guide below, you’ll be able to watch not just the US Netflix, but also Netflix from Mexico, Brazil, UK, Ireland, Holland, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark from your current Netflix account while located in Canada.
Quick Step Guide
Ok so lets get right to it. Here is a quickstep guide for the impatient reader in a hurry. I’m using a service called Unlocator to do the actual unblocking of Netflix.
- Create a free Unlocator Account.
- Follow the setup guide for the Xbox 360.
- Restart the Xbox 360.
- Sign in with your New Xbox Live account on the Xbox and install the Netflix app.
- Login with your Netflix account and stream away.
Even though there are a couple of steps, the actual set up is very fast and requires no technical skills worth mentioning. If you want to know a little more about the options that come with using Unlocator to unblock other Netflix regions on the Xbox 360 in Canada, then read on.
How Unlocator Provides Access to US Netflix in Canada on the Xbox
As you know, Netflix is only available in selected regions. Netflix determines your location by examining the origin of the data communication flowing between you and the Netflix servers. The Unlocator DNS servers then step in between you and Netflix and mask your original location. The cool thing about this approach is that your Internet speeds remains the same, and only the sites that Unlocator supports are run trough this procedure. All other network traffic works and remains the same.
Which Netflix Content Can You Watch by Using Unlocator?
See this is where things get really exciting. Unlocator allows you to watch not only US Netflix but also Netflix from any other of the current Netflix regions. By logging into your account on the Unlocator website, you can change which region you want to receive Netflix from, and you can even use the same Netflix account for this.
So in other words you get access to all the content Netflix offers across all regions where Netflix is available, all while using the same Netflix account.
Watch US Netflix on Other Devices than the Xbox 360
You are most likely reading this article because you want to watch US Netflix using your Xbox 360, but it’s worth noting that Unlocator works with just about any device out there. The list is constantly updating but at this moment the service supports browsers, Apple TV, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Smart TVS, Roku. Win Phone 8, Western Digital and much more.
Anyhow, that’s all there is to it. If you want to watch US Netflix, or another region, on your Xbox 360 in Canada you have to jump trough a few hoops, but I think it is well worth it.