Even though we all pay the same for our Netflix subscriptions, a lot people don't realize that movie and tv show selections vary significantly from country to country. US Netflix is widely regarded as having the best all-around selection with well over 10,000 titles. Compared to Canada with only 4,000, it's a remarkably sizable jump. The good news? There is a way we can all enjoy US Netflix.
While there are some ways of getting US Netflix for free, there are substantial risks involved with these methods. For a while, the preferred solution was using the Hola browser extension. That was popular until news came out that the extension essentially turned your computer into a botnet, allowing anyone to use your IP address and do anything they wanted with it. If you have this extension installed, you should remove it right away. The other issue with Hola was that it would only work with on your computer. No consoles, tablets or Smart TVs.
Finally, this leads us to DNS, which is widely considered to be the best solution for getting US Netflix. Why? DNS servers can easily be setup on almost any device in just a few minutes. So where can you get your hands on this DNS thing? Well, if you're looking for a free solution, you're actually in luck. If you look hard enough you can find free DNS codes on the internet that might work. The keyword there however, is 'might'. There are no guarantees any of the codes are good, so it'll be a process of elimination to find one that actually works for your device. If you have enough free time to commit a few hours to the process, it might be worth a shot. Keep in mind though that the free codes stop working after a few days, so it's likely you'll have to repeat the whole process every other time you go to watch something on Netflix.
This is what I was doing myself, until I got tired of constantly finding and switching DNS codes. Also, my wife who is an avid Netflix watcher is more or less computer illiterate, so if I wasn't around, that'd mean no Netflix which as you can imagine isn't fun for anyone. It's also worth noting that hackers have been known to distribute free DNS codes throughout the internet with the intent of stealing your sensitive information (credit card numbers, etc). There are no ways of checking if the DNS codes posted on other websites are safe.
All of the privacy scares and running around finally led me to the solution I'm using now, and that solution for me was YonderTV. Although they aren't free, for the service they provide the price is surprisingly reasonable. You can also try them out free for seven days with just your email. No credit card or any BS. While I did find some similar services, they are by far the cheapest one I could find. YonderTV will work on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, Android, iOS, Smart TV and Roku. What I actually ended up dpomg was setup their DNS on my router so that every device in my house now has US Netflix. I haven’t had to touch anything since the initial setup. Everything just works, and when it didn’t (turns out by my own doing) their support was prompt and helpful.
I’m writing this purely for informative purposes as it is a topic I see come up quite frequently. If there’s one more thing I can leave you with is to be extremely cautious of free services. Chances are they’re after something, be it your sensitive information or using your network nefarious purposes as was the case with Hola. If it sounds too good to be true, there’s probably a reason for it.