US Netflix in Canada: How To Get American Netflix in Canada

I Love US Netflix CanadaNetflix is the holy grail of on-demand movie streaming. There is nothing quite like it and if you’ve ever had the chance to compare the Canadian library of movies and TV shows available for streaming to the US library we’re sure you feel slighted. It just doesn’t compare.

Back in September 2010 when Netflix first launched in Canada, there was about 7,500 titles available to Canadians.  At the same time, the US had over 20,000 titles.

Since the majority of Canadians are unhappy with the much smaller library that they have access to, Netflix has tried to manage their reputation and has stopped releasing its title counts. Although it’s nearly impossible to know how many more titles the US Netflix has compared to the Canadian Netflix, it’s been estimated at between 3 and 10 times bigger.

Being able to access the US Netflix library makes becoming a Netflix member totally worth it. Even if you only watch 2 movies per month you’re still getting tons of value out of your $7.99/month Netflix subscription. If you’re still on the fence about whether or not you think Netflix is worth the $7.99/month, just take a look at what someone posted on Facebook about Netflix:

Netflix-in-Canada

Now we can’t promise that Netflix will offer you the same fulfillment as a meaningful relationship and it will never start paying for dinner however, we can promise that it’s well worth the $8/month… especially when you also have access to the US library of movies and TV shows available for instant on-demand streaming.

If you’re here, you probably already know all of this and you just want to know how to get US Netflix in Canada. Here is how:


 

Click The Device You Would Like To Access The
US Netflix Library From Canada

 

Get US Netflix in Canada on Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Get US Netflix in Canada on Your Computer Get US Netflix in Canada on Your TV
iPhone, iPad or iPod
Computer
Television

 

 


How To Get US Netflix in Canada on Your iPhone,
iPad or iPod

US Netflix In Canada On iPhone or iPadAccessing US Netflix from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in Canada is one of the easiest ways to access the 3-10 times more online content from the US Netflix library than from the Canadian Netflix library.

Whether you want to be able to access US Netflix on your mobile device while on a train, as a passenger in a car commuting back and forth to work, maybe while enjoying a latte at Starbucks, in the park, or while laying in bed or anywhere your mobile device and a 3G or WiFi connection are available.   Here are the steps on how to make this happen:

Step 1: Get The Netflix App

Unlike Pandora, you can get the Netflix app from the Canadian App store here.

Step 2: Get HMA

HMA is the best solution out there, and the one that we have personally used since 2011 now, for accessing US content outside of the USA.

Once you get HMA you will be able to access their 139 servers and 17,583 unique IP addresses in the Unites States with ease. By doing so, you will be able to access the US Netflix library as if you were living south of the border in the USA. This can all be done from the very seat you’re now sitting in and it only takes a few minutes to set up.

HMA makes watching the American version of Netflix on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch so simple thanks to their iOS app.  All you need to do is log into your HMA account then tap the screen a handful more times and, just like that, you’re all set up.

Don’t worry, it looks complicated but remember that each step is literally just tapping a spot on the screen.

How To Get American Netflix in Canada on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch

Here are the manual step-by-step instructions to set up HMA on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch if you do not want to download HMA’s app.  I highly recommend you download HMA’s app and use that to set up HMA on your Apple device.  

If you must set things up manually don’t get scared away because it looks complicated.  There are so many steps, but rest assured it’s very easy and quick to set up. Each picture is simply a screen shot of an iPhone and most of the steps only require one tap to complete. If you have any questions or need some help setting this up the fastest way is to drop us a note at our facebook page.

Here are the first 6 quick steps:

US Netflix On iPhone Steps 1 to 6

Step 6 is where you will input the information needed to set up the VPN on your iPhone.

Description: What you want to call your VPN connection (HMA-iPhone, HMA VPN, Seattle VPN, Salt Lake City VPN, etc.)  You get the idea.

Server: You will get this information in step 8 below with the #2 arrow

Account: This is the username in step 8 below with the #1 arrow

Password: This is the password given to you in step 8 below with the #1 arrow

To get the information you need to complete step 6 you will need to log into your HMA account and click on “PPTP servers” on the top left and then scroll down to see your “username”, “password” and the long list of PPTP servers.

US Netflix On iPhone Steps7 and 8

Pro Tip: If you choose to set up your VPN connection the manual way, I recommend setting up 3-5 VPN connections and add the city name in the description. This way, if you are traveling you can select the closest location to wherever you are in Canada (or around the world) that specific day. For example, choose a PPTP server location in Seattle and name it “Seattle VPN”. Setup another VPN from Chicago and name it “Chicago VPN” and finally set up a third location from a PPTP server in Philadelphia and call it “Philly VPN”. When you are in Western Canada select your “Seattle VPN”, when you’re in the Central Canada select your “Chicago VPN” and when you’re in Eastern Canada select your “Philly VPN”. This makes sure you are optimizing your network speed.

Once you have filled in the description, server, account and password make sure “Proxy” is set to “Off” and then you can turn on your VPN, verify in the status bar that it’s on, launch US Netflix in Canada and enjoy the massive US Netflix library in Canada (or anywhere around the world)!

US Netflix On iPhone Steps 9 to 14

Step 3: Watch US Netflix From Canada On Your iPhone, iPad, iPod

When you log into your Netflix app “from the United States” (thanks to HMA) Netflix will even tell you that “you’ll notice that your choices for streaming will vary from country to country.” They are referring to the much larger US Netflix library that’s not available in Canada. Enjoy it!

If you have found this guide to be helpful please it with your friends on Facebook. Thanks!


 

One Down, Two To Go…
Click The Next Device You Would Like To Access The
US Netflix Library From Canada

Get US Netflix in Canada on Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Get US Netflix in Canada on Your Computer Get US Netflix in Canada on Your TV
iPhone, iPad or iPod
Computer
Television

 

 


How To Get US Netflix on Your Computer in Canada

US Netflix In Canada On ComputerAnother great way to access the US Netflix library in Canada is directly from netflix.com on your computer. Most computers these days have HD viewing capabilities and some of the monitors are bigger than the 27″ TV I replaced in my home not too long ago. The ease of accessing Netflix using a computer makes it the option that most people choose.

If you already have a Canadian Netflix account but want to gain access to most of the movies and TV shows that are blocked in Canada you’re in luck!

HowToGetItInCanada.com has figured out a great way for you to easily access some of the movies and shows available only on the US version of Netflix.com right from your computer. Here’s how it’s done:

Step 1: Get HMA

The first step is to sign up for HMA which is a Pro VPN that will allow you to virtually reside in the USA making it possible for you to view the available US titles at Netflix.com.

HMA is our VPN of choice and we have been happy paying customers for almost two years now. We recommend it because we use it and we love it. We’d place a huge bet that you’re going to love it too :).

Step 2: Download and Launch HMA

Next, you’re going to want to download, launch, and connect to a server located in the US (We recommend selecting the “USA – Random 10 closest servers based on geographic distance” option as it will randomly select 1 of the 10 closest servers in the USA based on your location. Click “Connect to VPN” and you will be connected through your HMA VPN to a server located in the USA.

US Netflix In Canada

Step 3: Watch US Netflix From Canada

Open your internet browser of choice, clear your history and cookies, and go to www.netflix.com! You’ll notice that you have a LOT more options then you did when you were relegated to using Netflix from Canada.

One movie that we know isn’t in the Canadian Library is a movie called “Limitless”. When you search from Canada this is what you see:

Limitless Before

After you log into HMA, you will see that it shows up in the search results:

Limitless After

Which, of course, means you can watch it instantly from Canada and around the world!

If you’re pumped up about being able to access the US Netflix library on your computer from Canada please it with your friends on Facebook. Thanks!


 

Learning Is Fun :)
Click The Next Device You Would Like To Access The
US Netflix Library From Canada

Get US Netflix in Canada on Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Get US Netflix in Canada on Your Computer Get US Netflix in Canada on Your TV
iPhone, iPad or iPod
Computer
Television

 


How To Get US Netflix on Your TV in Canada

US Netflix In Canada On TV SetMost people don’t think they can get US Netflix on their TV’s up here in Canada (or anywhere around the world) as most people use a DVD player, Xbox, PS3 or Apple TV to access the streaming shows from Netflix. We’re happy to report that this is simply not true and you can easily access the US library on your TV from anywhere.

There are a number of different options to successfully watch US Netflix on your TV and it’s likely that you might already have everything necessary to accomplish one or more of these options. All of the options are easy to set up and one isn’t necessarily better than another so choose the one that you feel most comfortable with or already have all the right equipment for. Enjoy!

Option 1: iPhone/iPad/iPod Tethered To Your TV

Required Equipment

 

Get US Netflix in Canada on Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Amazon Image Amazon Image
iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
Apple Digital AV Adapter
Long HDMI Cable

In option 1 you’re going to access US Netflix on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch the same way as described above but, you’re going to level up this experience by connecting your Apple device to your TV using a digital AV adapter and an HDMI cable.

After you go through the steps above to set up HMA on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch all you need to do is plug the digital AV adapter into your device and then connect it to your TV with an HDMI cable. We recommend that you get a long HDMI cable (6-10 feet) since you’re likely going to want to be able to control the Netflix movie you’re watching without needing to get up.

Option 1 is one of the easiest ways to be able to watch the US Netflix library on your (big screen?) TV in Canada or around the world.

If hooking up your iPhone/iPad/iPod to your TV is the option that worked for you please the love with your friends on Facebook. Thanks!

Option 2: Hook Up Your Computer Directly To Your TV

Required Equipment

 

Get US Netflix in Canada on Your Computer Amazon Image Amazon Image
Your Computer
Adapter Cable
HDMI Cable

If you want to connect your computer to your TV, the first thing you need to do is look at the option(s) that your computer gives you. Many new computers are starting to have HDMI cables outputs built right into them which makes this option extremely easy as all you need to do is connect your computer to your TV with an HDMI cable.

If you’re not one of the lucky ones to have a built in HDMI output from your computer, then you will need to check to see which adapter you will need.

The newer Apple MacBooks will need a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Female Adapter Cable. Older MacBooks will need a Mini DVI Male to HDMI Female Video Adapter Cable. There are other options as well so just take a look at your computer and double check to make sure you’re buying the right adapter.

Now that you have the right adapter and an HMDI cable just follow the steps above to get HMA and the US Netflix in Canada and in just a few minutes you will have access to a much larger library of movies and shows just like if you were living in the United States. Make sure you clear your cookies and cache before you visit netflix.com after turning on HMA.

Option 3: iPhone/iPad/iPod and Apple TV

Required Equipment

 

Get US Netflix in Canada on Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Apple TV Amazon Image
iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
Apple TV
Wireless Router

Many people already have this option at their disposal but do not know about it. The Apple TV has an awesome function called “Air Play” that allows you to display what is on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on your TV through the Apple TV.

To make this option work, set up your iPhone with HMA in order to access the US Netflix library (click here for the steps) and then load up the Netflix app, select your movie or show of choice and then turn on Air Play and voila! Your movie or show will start playing on your TV.

If you think your friends would like to know that they can get as much as 10 times more titles by accessing the US Netflix in Canada using your iPhone/iPad/iPod and an Apple TV then please this guide with your friends on Facebook. Thanks!

Option 4: DD-WRT Router, DVD Player/PS3/Xbox/Etc.

Required Equipment

 

Amazon Image Amazon Image
DD-WRT Wireless Router
Playstation 3/Xbox/Etc.

You already have a Netflix.ca account but want to access Netflix.com through your PS3/Xbox/Wii/DVD Player/etc.

By following the steps outlined below you will be able to access a lot more titles that weren’t previously available from Canada. This method is a little more challenging as some others, as you’re going to have to set up HMA on a special router in order to use your PS3, Xbox, Wii, DVD player or Apple TV as your access point to the US version of Netflix.

Step 1: Get HMA

The first step is the same as above and that is to sign up for HMA which is a Pro VPN that will allow you to virtually reside in the USA making it possible for you to view the titles at Netflix.com.

Step 2: DD-WRT Enabled Router

Amazon ImageNext you’re going to want to get yourself a special router that is DD-WRT enabled. We recommend the ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N 300. Why we recommend this router is that comes DD-WRT enabled which allows you take use of your Pro VPN from HMA to virtually reside in the USA.

Step 3:

You will now need to get your VPN Information at HMA. You will now need to get the information of one the many VPN networks available to you as an HMA user that allows you to access the US version of Netflix through your PS3/Xbox/Wii/DVD Player/etc.. First you will need to visit HMA and click “Login” on the pro VPN page:

Login-HMA

Then enter your username and password:

Login HMA 2

Then you click on PPTP Servers:

HMA Control Panel

This is where you will find #1: username, password (this is different then your HMA account login) as well as the #2 PPTP IP addresses you will be able to use to virtually reside in the USA.

HMA VPN Password

Step 4: Configure Your DD-WRT Router

To configure your new ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N 300 you’re going to need to follow these steps:

4.1. Open up the DD-WRT Control Panel

4.2. Click –> Setup

4.3. Click –> Basic Setup

4.4. Click –> WAN Setup

4.5. Select Connection Type: PPTP

4.6. Use DHCP: Yes

4.7. Gateway (PPTP Server): IP address of the PPTP server (#2 on the picture above)

4.8. User Name: PPTP username and password (#1 on the picture above)

4.9. Connection Strategy: Keep Alive: Redial Period – HMA suggests using 999999

4.10. PPTP Encryption: Enable

4.11. Disable Packet Reordering: Enable

4.12. STP: Disable

4.13. Leave everything else as it is

4.14. Save and Apply

Step 5: Watch US Netflix From Canada On Your PS3, DVD Player, Wii, Etc.

Thanks to HMA, you should now be able to access the US library of Netflix using any device located behind your ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N 300 Maximum Performance single band Gaming Router!

The Bottom Line: You Have Options For Watching US Netflix in Canada!

There are so many ways to watch the US Netflix library from anywhere in the world that you should be able to use at least one or more of them. My favorite method is the one that uses the iPhone and digital AV adapter method since it’s so quick and easy to set up and I had an extra HDMI cable already.

Let’s not get carried away by the number of options you have here without forgetting that the star of the show is HMA. You will need HMA no matter which option yous choose. We have been using HMA for nearly two years now and we recommend it because we love it and it works great. Plus, they have a 30-day money back guaranteed so it’s risk free to try.

Pro Tip: Click here to save 43% on a one year subscription! HMA has a 30-day unconditional money back guarantee so we recommend you sign up for the entire year to lock in the 43% discount! If you’re not 100% satisfied, just cancel it and get your money back! No hard feelings. If we were in the betting business… we’d bet that once you try it you’re going to LOVE IT!

Please help us spread the word that Canadians, and people around the world, don’t have to be satisfied with the limited choices that they currently have at Netflix outside of the US. Please this page so your friends can start taking advantage of US Netflix in Canada. They’ll love it and we will be eternally grateful! Thanks!

{ 144 comments… read them below or add one }

Jocelyn February 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Hello friends, its impressive guide keep it up!

Reply

Brent September 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it!

Reply

Mark June 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

Hi,

Your site is very interesting but I would like to know how a Canadian resident can pay for this service. Do I have to have a US credit card or will my Canadian one work fine. Also where is the main site (US)? I would guess if the US that the payment will be in US funds.

Thanks

Mark

Reply

Brent September 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Mark,

I’m glad you think the site is very interesting! I have a Canadian Netflix account which I pay for with my Canadian credit card. By using HMA I’m able to access more content from the US Netflix library from Canada.

Not to mention, Pandora, Hulu, Spotify, US eCommerce sites and so much more.

We have some readers who have cancelled $65/month worth of their cable TV bills once they were able to access more from US Netflix and Hulu.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!

Brent

Reply

Rebecca August 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I didn’t know I could just use my iPhone and Apple TV to get the US Netflix. It’s amazing how much better it is. I was just about to cancel my Netflix subscription too! Perfect timing for me to find this :)

Reply

Brent September 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Isn’t it amazing just how easy it is? Glad you found us just in time!

Reply

Phillip August 30, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Will this work to get the new season of Arrested Development that is being released only to Netflix subscribers in the USA?

Reply

Brent September 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Phillip, it should. As HUGE Arrested Development fans we will be all over the new season when it gets released.

Reply

Tim September 1, 2012 at 8:19 am

I just got back from the Apple store where I went to buy my AV adapter and I’m happy to report that it works!!!!

Reply

Brent September 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I use the AV adapter all the time and love it. It’s great if you’re going over to a friend’s house, your parent’s place, etc. and want to watch a movie from the US Netflix library that’s not available in Canada.

So simple to just plug it into your iPhone and HDMI cable (which almost everyone has connecting their DVD player or DVR) and turn your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch into a big screen TV!

Reply

Carol September 1, 2012 at 10:23 am

So many options. I have ordered my special router but for now I’ve connected my computer directly to my TV using an extra HDMI cable I had. My boyfriend and I used to huddle around my computer to watch Netflix but now we can watch it on his big screen TV. Thanks so much for sharing all of these great tips.

Reply

Brent September 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Glad we could help make date night a little more comfortable!

Reply

Rebecca Hart September 4, 2012 at 7:48 am

Got this all set up over the weekend using my iPad and Apple TV. HMA was east to set up thanks to the detailed step by step instructions you provides. The amount of content we an now access is amazing. Not to mention all of the TV shows on hulu.com too. Just thought I’d come back and leave a note that this works and I recommend it too.

Reply

Brent September 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Spotify, BBC and so much more… isn’t HMA amazing!?!?!?

Reply

Jeff October 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Allrighty, i have a question not covered (from what i can see) I have a tv already equipped and set up to receive netflix via wireless ( to a wireless cable modum) . the tv ( Sharp….. LC-46le54ou)…. tv has the ability to change ip address etc internally, …. ( as it stands now i can click a button & connect directly to netflix / canada)…. i am wondering if its possible to re set this so that by clicking this button i can then connect to the USA version, without having an xbox / puter etc in the mix?…. any info appreciated! Thnx!…

Reply

Brent October 29, 2012 at 11:20 am

Jeff,

The best option for you is #4 in the TV Section. If you set up the special DD-WRT enabled router with HMA anything behind this router (your TV, iPad, iPhone, Laptop, etc.) will be virtually residing in the USA.

What this means is that when your TV connects to the internet through your special router equipped with HMA it will appear to be in the USA and will then give you access to the US Netflix library.

Let us know if you need anymore help!

Reply

Gerry October 30, 2012 at 7:01 am

Currently I am using a DLink router for everything in my house that is on a home network. I’ve ordered the new Asus router & I was wondering how to install it so that I could use it for the two dvd players that I want to use for Netflix. I’m currently a Canadian Netflix subscriber. Can I just plug the Asus into one of the wan ports on the DLink or do I need an ethernet splitter installed after my modem? One other question, I’m a registered Canadian Netflix subscriber, so what do I need to do to access the US content? I’m already an HMA subscriber as well.

Reply

Brent October 30, 2012 at 11:56 am

Hey Gerry,

Thanks for stopping by. You will be able to use your new Asus router for everything on your home network, not just your DVD players that you want to access the US Netflix library with.

We’re not wifi experts but if you did want to have both networks available in your home you will likely need an Ethernet splitter like you mentioned.

In order to access the US content you will need HMA (which you already have) and your Canadian Netflix account.

Make sure you activate your HMA connection so your are virtually residing in the USA and once you are you will see a very different library of shows, movies, etc. at Netflix.

Check out step 14 from above (need to scroll down a bit after clicking) where it shows connecting to the Netflix app on an iPhone after turning on HMA. Even Netflix tells you “you’ll notice that your choices for streaming will vary from country to country.”

Enjoy it and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions of need help getting things set up!

Reply

Jack October 31, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Holy crap it worked!! Thank you so much!!

Reply

Brent November 3, 2012 at 9:22 am

We get that reaction a lot! Enjoy!

Reply

nate November 13, 2012 at 8:53 am

hello, I plan on using HMA and accessing Netfilx USA with my apple tv here in Canada. Will this still work at home without a computer or Iphone? We have both but if my wife is at home and I am away with the laptop and iphone will she still be able to watch Netflix USA if all she has is the apple TV, TV and online via Wireless signal?

Reply

Brent November 14, 2012 at 10:12 am

Hey Nate, great question. I see two questions in there:

Q1. Can you watch US Netflix online via wireless signal?
A1. Yes you can. HMA has a desktop application that you download to your computer. You can turn it on and off and when it is on you can access US Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Pandora and so much more. Click here for the section of the guides that covers how to set this up.

Q2. Can you watch US Netflix using only an Apple TV?
Q3. Yes, but you will also need a special DD-WRT enabled router. What this does is moves HMA from your computer to this special wireless router and then EVERYTHING behind the router will be able to virtually reside in the USA making it possible to access the US Netflix library on “just” your Apple TV. Wirelessly, the router is very fast (it was built for gaming) but you can also connect your Apple TV with a Ethernet cable directly to the router improving your streaming experience.

Let me know if you have anymore questions!

Reply

Rick Despatie November 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Hi Brent;

I have a Netflix Canada account. If I understand correctly with HMA which I now subscribe to it will bring me to the US Netflix site. Is this correct?

Reply

Brent November 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

Rick, yes! With HMA you will get a ton more options when you visit Netflix. Check out step 14 in the iPhone setup guide and you’ll see that Netflix even tells you “you’ll notice that your choices for streaming will cary from country to country”.

Enjoy US Netflix and if you’d this page with your friends on facebook it’d make my day :) Thanks!

Reply

nate December 5, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Brent, thanks. That helped a lot. i now am setup, using HMA but on our iphone we can not airplay netflix. I thought at first it was maybe a netflix US problem but both the canadian and US netflix will not airplay. I looked online and there are people that state netflix will not allow you to airplay it. I Checked to see if airplay on my iphone was in fact working, and it was as it would airplay other online content. Are there any ways arund this block from nelflix so that it can be airplayed?

Thanks again, even for some like me that is not all up to date on computer stuff i was able to follow your instruction on how to get setup via HMA using this site. Thanks again!!

Reply

kevin December 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

hi thanks for guide, just one question though, Apple TV required internet connection to prevent copyrighted items, would your method still work over airplay? i just want to know before spending 100 dollars for apple tv, thanks

Reply

Brent December 31, 2012 at 3:57 am

Kevin, sorry to say that AirPlay does not work anymore. I will be updating the guide to reflect this change in early 2013. I hope that one of the other options to get US Netflix onto your TV suits your needs. Thanks for leaving a comment!

Reply

Jeff December 29, 2012 at 7:46 am

Hello,

Can anyone confirm if Option 3: iPhone/iPad/iPod and Apple TV, works? As far as I can tell, the AirPlay function can only apply to the audio component and does not give an option for video.

Since the NetFlix app uses its own media player in iOS on iPhone, this doesn’t seem like it works.

Thanks.

Reply

Brent December 31, 2012 at 3:53 am

Jeff, unfortunately option 3 using AirPlay does not work anymore. I will be updating the guide (and adding many new and exciting things) in early 2013.

Hopefully one of the other options to watch US Netflix in Canada suits your needs.

Take care and happy New Year!

Reply

Liam December 31, 2012 at 1:23 am

I’m kinda confused.

1. You mention that with that special router everything behind it will emulate being in the USA. Why do you need to spend money on another router if your desktop and laptops will be configured with HMA? Or is HMA limited to just one device such as desktop?

2. It’s fine and dandy to be free of origin based restrictions. But how much of a hit do your Internet speeds take by using HMA? for example, if my maximum ideal world cable modem speeds are 25 Mbps, what are the maximum speeds I could attain with HMA streaming of Netflix?

Reply

Brent December 31, 2012 at 3:49 am

Liam, I’m here to help!

1. You can have HMA installed on as many devices as you want. However, you will only be able to use it simultaneously on two devices. If you want to use a device that doesn’t allow you to install HMA onto it directly (PS3, xBox, Apple TV, Roku, etc.) you will need to use the DD-WRT enabled router where you will set up HMA and then everything that connects to the internet through that device will have the benefits of HMA‘s ability to allow your devices to virtually reside in the USA.

2. In my experience, the small loss of speed is not noticeable and well worth being able to access the massive US Netflix library (not to mention Hulu, Pandora, Spotify, BBC iPlayer and so much more) from Canada. Shows and movies from US Netflix and Hulu should stream and play just fine even when you’re using HMA.

Give HMA a try, I’m sure you’ll be really happy with all the amazing content that you’re able to unlock with HMA!

Reply

Saad December 31, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I was a bit skeptic but I decided to give a try. It worked!!!! Thanks Brent!

Reply

Brent January 2, 2013 at 2:24 am

Glad you gave it a try! The difference between the two Netflix libraries is incredible! Don’t forget to this with your friends on facebook :) Thanks!

Reply

Wayne Cameron January 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm

can i use hma on multiple devices with one account my computer and my tablet and iphone

Reply

Brent January 6, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Wayne, you can install HMA on as many devices as you want. You can use your HMA account simultaneously on 2 devices.

Reply

Andre January 6, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Hi there,

Am I only limited to using the Asus RT N16 wireless router? I am looking at purchasing either the Linksys Wireless N Dual Band Router (EA4500-CA) or Linksys Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless AC Router (EA6500). Silly question, but will this make a difference?
Thanks.
Andre

Reply

Brent January 6, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Any router that is DD-WRT enabled will work. The reason I recommend the Asus RT N16 wireless router is because this is the one that HMA recommends as well.

Reply

minty January 13, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Hi – such a helpful site, thank you! I got everything up and running individually (computer, tablet) with HMA but decided to go with the ASUS router too so I can watch netflix through the Wii instead of having to plug my computer in and risk tripping over the HDMI cable all the time.

So I just installed the ASUS router as you recommended, and did a firmware upgrade (which you didn’t mention, but I did anyway). But now the (very clear and easy) instructions above for #4 don’t match up. I’m not really very techy so I don’t really understand the differences. Have you got a version of the instructions for the firmware upgrade? It’s now running Version 3.0.0.4.260 (windows 7 64-bit). Thanks for any help you can provide!

Reply

Brent January 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm

I will have to look into this before being able to post a reply. Please give me a couple of days.

I’m glad that you really like the site and that everything is working for you on your computer and tablet!

Please do me a huge favor and the site with your friends on facebook or even send them a quick email. That would mean the world to me! Thanks! :)

Reply

minty January 13, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Definitely! As you may have guessed by my next question below, I’m not even sure I’m looking at the right place to find the DD-WRT control panel. I was assuming it’s in the router admin panel, but maybe I’m totally mis-understanding things. Thanks!

Reply

minty January 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm

I figured it out! I was missing the step about adding the dd-wrt firmware http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Asus_RT-N16. Once I followed those instructions, your step 4 made sense. Working now, thanks again for your great info!

Reply

Brent January 17, 2013 at 1:45 am

Minty, I was just about to send you an email with some help but I’m glad you got it all figured out! You’re very welcome for the info. Hearing from you (and others) that they’re up and running with HMA makes my day! :)

Isa January 15, 2013 at 9:49 am

Hello, I so desperately want this to work? I went out and bought a Roku 2xs. Both my netflix & roku are registered as a Canadian(which I am).
And of course I would like to get the american netflix.
Please help! I’m assuming I will need an american vpn and register with HMA. Just wondering how much is this going to cost? I am already paying cable(which in Toronto, Canada) is a huge ripoff!! And now I have signed up for netflix(canada) which will be around $8 a month. This is starting to add up but perhaps I can cut the cord with our cable company? Anyway wondering how to get american netflix on my roku media streaming player.
Now here is another question….perhaps I can return my roku? I have a dvd player can I stream from it? I tried to stream from laptop to tv…got a vga cable to run from laptop to tv and I got No Signal, that is when I gave up and bought the roku…urghhh so frustrating when I don’t know what I’m going…can you tell I am not technically inclined! Thanks!

Reply

Brent January 16, 2013 at 10:16 am

You should be able to get your Roku box working by following option #4 in the “On TV” section of this guide. Here is the link (scroll down a bit after clicking the link).

When you have HMA you will also be able to access US-based sites like Hulu and Hulu Plus. These sites in addition to your Netflix subscription should be more than enough to cancel your cable. I wrote a guide about cancelling your cable which you can find here: Are You Sure Cable TV is Worth it Canada?.

Please don’t forget to this guide with your friends :) Thanks!

Reply

Bonnie January 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

Hi Brent,
I have signed up for Netflix, I want to access the US library. I just purchased a new D-Link Cloud Router 2000 Dual Band Gigabit. Can I use this router and sign up for HMA, or do I need to buy another Router ?

Thanks,
Bonnie

Reply

Brent January 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Bonnie, you will have to check to see if this router is DD-WRT enabled. If it is, then you can use it :). If it’s not, then you will need to get a DD-WRT enabled router.

Remember, there are other ways to use HMA. You can have it installed on your computer and simply connect your computer to your TV to get the big screen experience. That is how I do.

Thanks for stopping by, let me know if you have anymore questions! Don’t forget to this guide with your friends :) Thanks!

Reply

Nick January 23, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Got the hma, works wonders (so far) with nhl game centre to watch the previously blacked out games, and able to watch US netflix. I am also only able to watch on my ipad and cannot airplay to my tv the netflix portion (nhl works fine). Read above you noted this issue and was hoping to find a resolution, just wondering if you may have yet?

Reply

Brent January 24, 2013 at 12:44 am

Nick, welcome to the club! It looks like Netflix built their own video player and airplay no longer works. I use the digital AV adapter and the HDMI cable from my DVD player to connect my iPhone to my HDTV to get the big screen experience.

I’m glad you’re loving HMA, please don’t forget to this guide with your friends. Thanks! :)

Reply

Carl January 29, 2013 at 9:01 pm

I currently have a Kindle Fire and I live in Canada. Is there any way to acces netflix? It’s currently not supported for Canada (not even canadian netflix).

Reply

Brent January 30, 2013 at 10:53 am

If Netflix isn’t supported on the fire I don’t think you’ll be able to without some sort of root or jailbreak. Sorry I can’t help you out!

Reply

Chad February 7, 2013 at 8:07 am

Following the instructions above, I changed my router to DD-WRT in order to link my US IP address to my PS3. However, for some reason, my library on my PS3 Netflix is still the same. My library on my desktop is now Netflix US, but I can’t see why my PS3 library has not changed. Should I be doing anything on my PS3 (change any settings) in order to attain Netflix US? I followed all four above steps, which worked out perfectly.

Reply

Brent February 7, 2013 at 10:45 am

A few other people have had your problem and they reported that they corrected it by first resetting their PS3 then setting it up again. I don’t have a PS3 personally so I’m not able to test… in any event, I thought I’d share their findings so you can hopefully get it working through your PS3.

Personally, I just tether my laptop to my HDTV by unplugging my DVD player and plugging that HDMI cable to my laptop. Simple yet effective.

Reply

Chad February 8, 2013 at 7:43 am

Unfortunately I cannot tether my computer to my tv, as I have a desktop and it is on the complete opposite end of the house (no cord I have seen is long enough). I also have an XBOX 360, so I would be willing to do that as well. Should I be changing any settings on my PS3/XBOX 360 to try and get it? I’ve tried the reboot option and unfortunately that did not work.

Reply

Brent February 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm

There are two things that I’m eager to try out in the very near future:

1. Boxee Box

2. Warpia StreamHD Wireless PC to TV Full 1080P

Both of these look like awesome options to use along with HMA to get US Netflix on your HDTV.

Reply

Des February 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Hi

I seem to be having problems with using my PS3 to stream Netflix from US – every so often it appears Sony changes something, it throws off my US Netflix – and I have to delete my Netflix, reload and re-enter my US DNS. Is there a better solution – lately this is about every 4-5 days.

Please advise

Reply

Brent February 7, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Personally I just tether my laptop to my HDTV. I find it to be the simplest way to get US Netflix on my TV. That being said, there are other ways… I’ve been thinking about giving one of these a try.

What kind of computer or laptop do you have?

Reply

Jason March 16, 2013 at 5:06 pm

I have a PS3 witha D-link DIR-601 wireless router that I can supposedly flash to get DD-WRT ability (see here http://www.dd-wrt.ca/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices)

However I don’t know anything about how to do this and the instructions are over my head. So I looked at the Asus router recommended in the article.

However it looks like just because it is DD-WRT enabled does not mean it comes with DD-WRT enabled. Reviewers of the device at the link provided complain about the stock firmware. I thought I could just buy a router I didn’t have to do anything to…?

What gives?

Reply

Brent March 17, 2013 at 8:42 pm

With any router or device you buy you’ll need to set it up to let HMA “live” on the device so everything connecting to that device can virtually reside in the USA.

There are other options then a DD-WRT enabled router as well. You could always go for a Boxee Box which is already set up to take HMA and the setup looks fairly easy:

Additionally you could give StreamHD which allows you to wirelessly stream in full 1080p from your computer to your TV.

Or, keep it really simple and just tether a computer to your TV using a HDMI cable. This is the option I currently use.

Hope this helps!

Reply

john March 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Will it work on android?

Reply

Brent March 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Yes, you can set up HMA on an android device as well. Here is a guide showing the steps to set up HMA on an android smartphone: http://www.howtogetitincanada.com/how-to-get-the-us-version-of-android-market-in-canada/

Reply

Noodle April 6, 2013 at 9:39 am

How do u connect to the wii.

Reply

Brent April 6, 2013 at 10:31 am

In order to watch US Netflix in Canada on the Wii you will need a DD-WRT enabled router. Once you have HMA set up on that router you will connect your Wii to that router. Since the router is virtually residing in the USA everything that is connecting to that router will also appear to be living in the USA which means you will have access to the US Version of Netflix!

Reply

Don Atkinson April 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Can anyone confirm if using HMA will allow adding shows to one’s queue if accessing US Netflix with an account in Canada?

Reply

Brent April 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Don, thanks for stopping by. Yes, you can add shows to your queue. Shows you have watched from the US Netflix library will also appear in your “recently viewed” section as well as long as you are connected to HMA.

Reply

Don Atkinson April 12, 2013 at 2:44 am

Thanks Brent,

The reason I’m asking is that I have tried other methods to connect to US Netflix and although I can successfully access all the US content and can see my watched shows in the “recently reviewed” section via my computer, I have not been able to add shows to my queue. This is important for me because Netflix on the internet enabled TV model I have will only work when shows are in the queue. According to manufacturer, my model (Sharp Aquos LC-40LE810UN) is not authorized to work with Netflix in Canada so they can offer no fix.

If I try HMA and is does not work, can I get a refund or would it be possible to work with me to try and get it to work as I need?

Reply

Don Atkinson April 12, 2013 at 3:24 am

Hi Brent,

I signed up for a 1 month subscription then downloaded and installed HMA. After activating and using a US address, I logged into Netflix. I cann access the US content but still cannot add anything to my queue. Any suggestions?

Reply

Brent April 12, 2013 at 11:20 am

Doug, hmmmm I am 99% sure I’m able to add to my queue. I will have to check when I get back home tonight.

There are other great ways to get Netflix onto your TV. I simply tether my laptop to my HDTV with an HDMI cable. You could also try a Warpia StreamHD Wireless PC to TV Full 1080P for example.

If you want to use your Internet ready TV then maybe it’s not going to work since you can’t add shows to your queue. In that case, the great thing about HMA is that they have a 30-day money back guarantee so you can get a refund. Unless of course you want to keep it for Hulu, Pandora, BBC, etc.

Reply

Don Atkinson April 12, 2013 at 11:44 am

Let me know what you find out when you get home.

Reply

Brent April 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Don, when I am logged into my US Netflix account (one that I set up using a US based credit card, address, etc.) I am able to add to my queue. When I am in my Netflix account I set up in Canada (with a Canadian credit card, address, etc.) the instant queue is not available :(

Sorry for the confusion. I must have been auto-logged-into my US Netflix account when I tested this for you.

What do you think you’re going to do? Try another way to get Netflix from a computer onto your TV?

Reply

Don Atkinson April 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Hi Brent,

I’m one step ahead of you it seems. I cancelled my trial Canadian account, turned on HMA then created an American account. It accepted my Cdn credit card for payment! All it asked for was my ZIP and I used the one associated with the HMA location. I can now add to my queue and have NETFLIX on the TV working just fine after changing the DNS.

Incidentally, with HMA turned off, the ‘add to queue’ disappears from the American account; I guess it knows I’m in Canada where the option isn’t available. But withHMA off and the HOLA UNBLOCKER extension added to FIREFOX, the American account works just fine including ‘add to queue’.

Reply

Don Atkinson April 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Brent, a question for you. Does HMA provide protection when accessing public WiFi e.g., using iPhone or iPad?

Thanks.

Reply

Brent April 12, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Don, yes HMA encrypts your internet connection so you’re safer on public WiFi.

Here is a post I wrote about the Dangers of Public WiFi and How To Protect Yourself.

Here is how to how to set up HMA on your iPhone.

Reply

Don Atkinson April 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

EXCELLENT. I’m going to keep my account even though I don’t need it for NETFLIX. I’ve already got it installed successfully on my iPhone. Just my MacBook and iPad to go.

Cheers!

Reply

brad April 16, 2013 at 7:03 pm

You CAN watch Rubber on Canadian Netflix

Reply

Brent April 16, 2013 at 8:01 pm

The US and Canadian Netflix libraries are in a constant state of change. Shows are added and removed from both libraries all the time. When this guide was written you could not watch Rubber in Canada. Now it’s available. Here is a very very very small sampling of the shows you can’t get in the Netflix Canada selection. The US library has been rumored to be as much as 10 times bigger and it’s well worth using HMA to access it from Canada. Thanks for stopping by!

Reply

Matt July 6, 2013 at 6:31 am

Hi, sorry if this was asked already but I didn’t see anything referencing the Boxee Box. I access netflix mainly using the Boxee Box. Which step works best with that?

Thanks

Reply

Brent July 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm

The Boxee Box is a great option! Check out this video that I posted in a comment above to see how to set up HMA on your Boxee Box: http://www.howtogetitincanada.com/how-to-get-the-us-version-of-netflix-in-canada/#comment-1540.

Let me know if you need more help getting it set up.

Reply

Andrea July 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Hi,
I’m desperately trying to activate american Netflix on my WD TV Play. I’m hoping I can find an answer here.
I’ve watched a few videos on changing the DNS. However, in my network settings there is only 1 DNS number unlike the 2 (primary and secondary) I see referenced.
I’ve played around with a few numbers in the single DNS field but all result in an error stating that I am unable to connect to Netflix.
Do you have any suggestions for me?
Greatly appreciated,
Andrea

Reply

Brent August 1, 2013 at 8:46 am

Hi Andrea, I would recommend you follow Option 2 or Option 4 in this guide: http://www.howtogetitincanada.com/how-to-get-the-us-version-of-netflix-in-canada/#on-tv on how to get American Netflix in Canada on your TV.

Option 2 uses an HDMI cable and (if necessary) and adapter to tether your computer to your HDTV so what you see on your screen will also be seen on your TV. This is the easiest way but, I’ll admit, it’s not the most elegant since you need the cable to connect one to the other.

Option 4 is more elegant as you will set up HMA on the DD-WRT enabled router which will allow any and all devices that are connected to the router to be virtually residing in the USA. By doing this, when you log into your Netflix account on your TV it will appear that that are in fact in the U.S. so you will see the U.S. Netflix Library in Canada.

Hope this help. Let me know if you have any questions.

Reply

D August 30, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Hi. I moved to canada 2 years ago and found hotspot shield allowed me to use pandora. About 2 weeks ago when trying to listen i got a restricted message. It continues up till now. I did contact the company and because i reside outside of US they cant help me. Wondering are you or have you heard of anyone using a virtual US ip address that is experiencing the same issues as i have recently. Im wondering if there is technology in place that can decipher this sort of thing. I miss pandora and am hopeful after reading info on your site. Do you have good news for me? Thanks. D

Reply

Brent August 30, 2013 at 11:53 pm

D,

Thanks for reading and for leaving your comment. I do have GREAT news for you!

I just tested it again and using HMA I am able to listen to Pandora here in Canada.

For the full guide on getting Pandora in Canada please check out: http://www.howtogetitincanada.com/how-to-get-pandora-in-canada/.

Let me know if you have any more questions!

Reply

D August 31, 2013 at 3:31 pm

This is great news. I will switch to HMA and give this a try. Do you have any tips on how to get a US iTunes? I want to have the Pandora app on my iPad. Thanks Brent!

Reply

Brent August 31, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Here is the guide on how to get a US iTunes account: http://www.howtogetitincanada.com/how-to-get-the-us-version-of-itunes-in-canada/. Method 1 shows you how to set one up without needed a US Credit Card or US iTunes gift card. This is great if you’re looking to download free app like Pandora and Hulu Plus.

Here is how to set up Pandora on your iPad in Canada.

Reply

Sammy August 31, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Thanks for the great information but I’m still having trouble… :s
We had the US Netflix a few months ago but we seemed to have been reset and we’re back to the crappy Canadian version.
Everything I’ve read so far says I need to now pay $4.99/month to [virtually reside in the USA] in order to access the US version now!
Is there any way around this or is it just another case of us Canucks paying more for…well, everything?!?
I appreciate your help! :)

Reply

Brent September 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Yes, you will need to virtually reside in the USA in order to watch get American Netflix in Canada. Trust me, the extra hanful of dollars each month is well worth it!

Plus don’t forget that having HMA also allows you to watch Hulu, listen to Pandora, Spotify and you can even watch the BBC iPlayer.

Let me know if you need any help getting any devices set up. Thanks so much for reading and leaving a comment.

Reply

me September 28, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Hi Brent,

You are a fountain of information! :) I have one question: I have US Netflix … and would like to try out Hulu Plus, as you often mention them in your posts. When I went to their website, it says it costs $7.99/month. I thought that when you mentioned in your posts that once you have HMA you can watch HuluPlus, that this meant for free; I am guessing that is not the case, and if I want to access HuluPlus, I need to pay the monthly fee. Is that correct?
Thanks in advance! :)

Reply

Brent September 30, 2013 at 10:13 am

Hey there, thanks for reading and for the compliment! In order you watch Hulu Plus, you will need a subscription to Hulu Plus. There is no legal way around this.

Hulu Plus is a great investment at only $7.99/month as when paired with US Netflix you can honestly seriously consider cancelling your expensive cable package.

Be sure to also check out the guide on how to get hulu plus in Canada.

Reply

Laurie September 6, 2013 at 9:45 am

I am trying to find out if I can do any of the above with my WD Live TV Media Player.

It does have Netflix on it, which I access thru wifi.

If I can’t get it to work on that, I do have the wii I can set up, but since I use my media player often, it would be great to get Netflix US on it.

Any help is greatly appreciated :)

Reply

Brent September 9, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Laurie, thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment.

You will very likely need a DD-WRT enabled router so you can install HMA on the router.

Once HMA is installed on the router then your entire WiFi network will be virtually residing in the USA. At that point when you access Netflix through your WD Live TV Media Player you should be accessing the US version of Netflix here in Canada.

One note is that sometimes on these set top boxes you will also need to change your location in the settings as well as the timezone and possibly even the zip code. Just dig around in the settings section of the device to see if you need to change anything to also show that it’s in the USA.

Let me know if you need anymore help.

Reply

Carey Vandenberg September 25, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I got the trial without any problem using another isp masking software but…

HOW DO YOU ACTUALLY PAY FOR NETFLIX TO GET PAST THE FREE TRIAL? NETFLIX DOESN’T ACCEPT MY PAYPAL (IT SEES THAT IT’S A CANADIAN ONE) AND I’M GUESSING THE SAME THING WILL HAPPEN IF I TRY WITH A CREDIT CARD.

Reply

Brent September 25, 2013 at 9:08 pm

That’s the beauty of this! You don’t need a US Netflix account. Just sign up for Netflix in Canada with your Canadian credit card and then turn on HMA follow the steps above to get access to the American version of Netflix in Canada. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy the massive US Netflix library!

Reply

Suzanne MUSEYS October 12, 2013 at 8:06 am

My niece set up VPN on my iPad. It has worked me for about 9 months, now it doesn’t work anymore. What could be the problem? Could it be that I need to subscribe again? Please help!!!! I really like watching American Netflix. Thanks

Reply

Brent October 15, 2013 at 8:40 am

I can assure you that using HMA to virtually reside in the USA still works to watch American Netflix in Canada.

If you’re using the manual way to set up HMA on your iPad I recommend you either pick a new PPTP IP address (or two) and set them up on your iPad.

Also, you could check out the newly release HMA iPhone App.

Rest assured that using a VPN to virtually reside in the USA still works to watch Netflix as if you were in the USA. Let me know if you need anymore help. Thanks for reading :).

Reply

Shaggy October 23, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Alright…. I have been enjoying Netflix USA, Hulu, Hulu Plus, NHL Game Centre Live, and the works. HMA and my DD-WRT enabled router are working flawlessly for accessing the shows and games I love on ALL my devices….. except ONE… my XBox.

I don’t understand what is going on. Whether I try wirelessly connecting to my router or I connect via ethernet cable, it’s the same thing… It will connect to my network, but not to the internet. Every time I try I get a “Cannot resolve DNS server” errors… Every other device works perfectly except the XBox. I have tried resetting my XBox network settings to factory, as well as unplugging and rebooting all of my devices (modem, router, Xbox)… none of this seems to work.

Any ideas Brent?

By the way folks, I can attest that all of this works fantastically… I am so very pleased with the results! (Now, if we can get my XBox working, I can give it a 100% grade!)

Reply

Brent October 23, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Shaggy, I’m so happy to hear that you’re loving what HMA can do for you! Hearing this from people like yourself is why I started this site way back in 2011!

I do not personally have an Xbox so I cannot say for sure how to get it working. Have you tried looking at the Xbox tutorial at HMA’s website?

I’ll see if I can borrow a friend’s Xbox soon to see if I can get this figured out for you!

Thanks for reading and reporting back to me and our fellow Canadians that this works and you’re really enjoying it.

Reply

james claydon October 24, 2013 at 4:36 am

ok so excellent guides and everything, but I am still unclear about certain aspects. For example, i currently subscribe to netflix and it automatically renews my subscription thru paypal.

So, if i get the HMA software, do I need to set up a new account, or can I just keep using my current netflix account/id?

Reply

Brent October 26, 2013 at 12:56 am

You can continue to use your existing Netflix account. When you add HMA to the mix you will just be able to access the American version of Netflix in Canada! Enjoy and thanks for reading and commenting! Let me know if you have anymore questions, I’m always here to help :).

Reply

Lori November 9, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Hi I currently use Xplornet satellite internet connection. it is my only option to get high speed will this HMA work for me. I tried unblockus and it would not work.

Reply

Brent November 9, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Hey Lori, thanks for reading and leaving your question as a comment. To be honest, I’m not sure. I’ve never tried using satellite internet with HMA nor have I heard of anyone who even has satellite internet.

The great thing about HMA is that they have a 30-day 100% money back guarantee so… give it a try. If it works AWESOME! If it doesn’t work because you have satellite internet then just ask HMA for a refund.

Sound like a plan? Can you please let me know either way after you give it a try. Thanks!

Reply

John December 12, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Hi there Brent I have WD live media player will I still be able to set up Netflix in the same was as Hulu.

Reply

Brent March 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm

You will need to see if you can install HMA onto the WD live media player. If you can, you’re set! If you can’t don’t panic! You can always use a DD-WRT enabled router where you can install HMA and have your whole network virtually reside in the USA.

Reply

Vic December 18, 2013 at 10:45 am

Hello Brent,
You provide a great info. I would like to know if you can skip using DD-WRT Router and program the HMA VPN directly into WD Live TV or a Boxee Box to watch US content (Netflix) from Canada without having your PC turned on. I was planning to purchase the above mentioned players across the border in the US.
Thank you, Vic

Reply

Brent December 18, 2013 at 11:50 pm

The Boxee Box does integrate directly with HMA so you don’t need a DD-WRT enabled router for that setup. If the device has the ability to set up a VPN directly on it that is when you don’t need the router in the middle. Make sense? Let me know if you have anymore questions and thanks so much for reading and leaving a comment!

Reply

Vic December 19, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Hello Brent,
Thank you for your quick response. Does the WD player integrate directly
with HMA as well?
Have a great Holiday Season,
Vic

Reply

Brent December 21, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Vic, I’m sorry. I don’t know for sure as I don’t have a WD player. Just take a look in the setting and see if there is anywhere that lets you set up a VPN.

Reply

Lisa December 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm

We have a dell pc and an Ipad. We watch netflix with a cable from apple connected from ipad to our tv… how can I get american netflix. We already have Canadian but lack the stations… I tried changing our DNS and that did not work… now think I have messed up our IP and subnet mask addresses under DHCP… orign. changed under static setting and then nothing streamed… tried to switch back our DNS and Router number… seems to be working again… ah confusing. Not sure how to configure. Would HMA fix this issue?

Reply

Brent January 4, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Using a cable to tether your iPad to your TV is one of the ways that I watch the American Netflix in Canada but I use my iPhone. The adapter that converts the signal from your iOS device to HDMI then the HDMI cable connected to your TV is a great way to go and YES HMA will make this setup easy for you.

You will want to follow this guide on how to set up HMAs iOS app on your iPad. Then all you do is turn on HMA on your iPad then launch the Netflix app and enjoy the American version of Netflix here in Canada.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help with the setup.

Reply

Darren December 29, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Hi Brent – I didn’t see this one answered yet.
I have a home office connected to a server in my main office – both locations have a static IP address (with Shaw) to minimize connection issues & allow the devices in each location to find each other (computers, printers, etc). If I were to get the Asus router and an HMA account would it disrupt this?
Thank-you

Reply

Brent January 4, 2014 at 9:06 pm

I wish I could help you out but I have to be honest here… I don’t know. I haven’t had any first hand experience of mixing a DD-WRT enabled router with static IPs and servers.

You could always look to simply tether your computer to your TV. Would that option work for you?

Reply

carmen January 5, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Hi, I bought a router to connect with my roku. I went to step 4 above. I have signed up for HMA. I was following instructions but when I log into HMA it is not the same screen shot as above….now I am lost. Please help.

Reply

Brent January 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm

The setup of a DD-WRT enabled router can appear tricky. Just try to follow the steps one at a time to get it to work. Here is another guide that might help with the router and Roku set up: click here.

Reply

carmen January 5, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Ok, but at the risk of sounding like a complete idiot, how do I connect the rotor to the existing 2wire sasktel internet modem? and then how do I find the set up for the dd-wrt?

Reply

Brent January 5, 2014 at 9:59 pm

There should a port where you can plug an ethernet cable into your Sasktel modem and then plug the other side of that cable into your DD-WRT enabled router.

Reply

Carmen January 6, 2014 at 6:12 pm

I think I may have finally figured it out! Looks like netflix is streaming from the US on my ROKU!
Whewww…..
Thank You for your help…It took me awhile and a bit of patience, but I managed to make it work.

Reply

Brent January 6, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Oh the sweet feeling of success! Congrats! Enjoy US Netflix through your Roku from Canada :)!

carmen January 7, 2014 at 5:56 am

Just one more question. Should I change the ip of the router from time to time or is it fine to leave the same one as set up?

Reply

Brent January 7, 2014 at 9:42 pm

I would leave it the same until you need to change it. Very very very rarely do you need to change it (I’ve been using the same HMA setup on my iPhone for more than two years now). So, my advice is to just leave it be until you need to change it… which I don’t think will be very often. Enjoy!

Reply

Carmen January 29, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Is there a way to lock the network wifi running on the router? It shows up as an open network.

Reply

Brent February 5, 2014 at 12:24 pm

There should be a setting where you can turn on the password protection of your wifi network. Sorry, I’m not sure where to find this setting but I’m venture to guess that it does in fact have this capability.

Reply

Bob January 7, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Wonder if you can give some advice. Wireless connection speed without going through VPN is between 5 and 6 mbps. I suspect that connection will drop down too slow to stream movies if I go through VPN.
Any thoughts.
Thanks in advance.

Reply

Brent January 7, 2014 at 9:33 pm

The only way to know is to give HMA a try. Don’t worry, it’s 100% risk free to try as they offer a full 30-day money back guarantee. I don’t notice much of a speed drop using HMA but I’m not sure what my internet connection speed it to start with. Sorry I can’t give you a more definitive answer. My suggestion is to try it and see. Thanks for reading and for leaving a comment.

Reply

David January 17, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Hi
how do I get Us Netflix with a Roku 3?

Reply

Brent January 29, 2014 at 1:24 pm

You will need to install HMA on a DD-WRT enabled router. Then connect your Roku 3 to that network that is virtually residing in the USA. Let me know if you need more help. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

Reply

Colin February 16, 2014 at 11:12 am

I have a smart blu-ray player and a new smart tv.

Would there be a different approach I would have to use?

Thanks for a great site…..Colin

Reply

Brent February 23, 2014 at 5:01 pm

You will probably have to have the DD-WRT enabled router where you will house HMA. Then your smart TV will connect to the wifi network that’s connected to HMA’s server in America.

Before you do this, check to see if your TV has a built in VPN setup option. If so, then you can just use that instead of needing the router. Thanks for the kind words about the site, I love helping you all out!

Reply

Sergio March 4, 2014 at 12:40 am

hi brent,
i just got the HMA on my imac, i erase all cookies and history and went to safari browser and tried to go to netflix.com and log in and look for limitless but still no luck
i was trying it with my canadian account

Reply

Brent March 5, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Shows on Netflix change all the time for all countries. It’s possible that Limitless isn’t offered in Canada or the USA anymore. Here is a guide that shows you just some of the shows that are available in the USA and not in Canada.

Reply

Sergio March 4, 2014 at 12:44 am

oh and also i dont have the USA flag on where it says “random 10 closest servers based on geographic distance” instead of a flag i have a question mark

Reply

Brent March 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm

As long as you’re connected to any of the HMA in the USA you should be just fine.

Reply

Robert April 25, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Hey Brent, I noticed a lot of the comments are older now but I just installed this on my ipad. It works great man! I really appreciate the tips! (People – no joking here this works perfectly, just follow every step exactly) I’m just killing myself I didn’t do it sooner. Netflix is way better now! Anyways, thanks again man.

Reply

Brent May 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Robert, thanks so much for reading and leaving a comment! I’m glad that you gave it a try and are now enjoying the American version of Netflix in Canada.

Hey, better late than never! Enjoy!

Reply

Peter April 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm

You’ve easily laid out the steps for getting US Netflix on Ipod. Could you also do it for getting US Netflix on a Tablet — mine is Galaxy Tab3. What you are doing is fantastic, thanks.

Reply

Brent May 31, 2014 at 4:53 pm

HMA just released an android version of their app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hidemyass.hidemyassprovpn. Hope this helps.

Reply

Cathy May 17, 2014 at 7:39 am

I installed the HMA app followed the steps but I am only getting a Canadian VPN connection I thought a us connection would appear to choose but no such luck do I have to manual set up a us VPN so I can the. Access us netflix??

Reply

Brent May 31, 2014 at 4:49 pm

When you are setting it up on your iPhone you will need to select a location in the USA in step 4. Just click the arrow to the right then you will get to pick the country you want to virtually reside in. Let me know if you need more help.

Reply

Kimberly Neufeldt June 14, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Hello,
I just purchased HMA for our computer, and netflix USA is working great on it. I had assumed that since Apple TV is connected to our computer, we would have no troubles with getting netflix on our TV, but we are. Do I need to buy HMA for our phone now?

Reply

June June 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm

I found your site while searching for access to Netflix Canada. (Not a typo!). I want to get Republic of Doyle, and a few itgers, which is on CA Netflix, only. I’m currently stuck in TX and missing Canada. Is this possible?
Thanks!

Reply

Brent June 25, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Yes, it does work both ways. I’m going to assume you have a US Netflix account? If so, when you turn on HMA and connect to a Canadian server, your US Netflix account might tell you that you can’t stream outside of the USA. If you ignore that and go to watch your show you should be able to. Let me know if you need anymore help. Thanks for reading and for the comment.

Reply

Lisa June 23, 2014 at 7:30 am

Great guide! It’s no wonder why people choose the VPN way to circumvent the geo-restrictions as there a loads more movie titles and TV series available on American Netflix compare to Canadian.

I myself use a VPN to watch full seasons of TV series on American Netflix in Canada.

Reply

Brent June 25, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Glad you’re loving using a VPN to get around the geo-blocks.

Reply

Joey July 15, 2014 at 5:42 am

I get my Netflix on Western Digital box, and I have a dlink DIR 825 Router and will like to be able to get Netflix USA ,is my router DD-WRT enabled ? or do I need another router?
Thanks

Reply

Brent August 7, 2014 at 5:03 pm

You will have to look through the settings on your router to see it there is a way for you to change the VPN settings.

Reply

Daniel July 28, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Mark,

I have Roku which would fall under the “Television” category and none of these well thought out ideas never covered Roku. Have you though of any way to get American Netflix on Roku in Canada?

Thanks,

Daniel

Reply

Brent August 7, 2014 at 4:48 pm

You will need to get a DD-WRT enabled router where you will install HMA so your entire wifi network can be virtually residing in the USA.

Reply

Leave a Comment