So, you want to know how to get American Netflix in Canada… well, you’ve come to the right place!
If there’s one thing you should know about the team behind How To Get It In Canada, it’s that we are here to help you access the geographical blocked sites like Hulu, US Netflix, Pandora, Spotify and so much more.
Before we show you how to watch Netflix like an American we wanted to make sure you know just how hosed you’re getting by only being able to access the Canadian Netflix library.
Unfortunately, it isn’t as easy as it used to be to come up with an exact number but it’s widely accepted that the American Netflix library is somewhere between 3-10 times larger than Netflix Canada. Since so many Canadians were outraged when Netflix came to Canada and publicly announced that the library north of the boarder only had 7,500 titles while our neighbours south of the boarder had access to more than 20,000 that Netflix has now stopped making the title counts public. Needs to say… “we’re getting hosed Tommy, we’re getting hosed.”
So what can you do? While the great news is that you’re in the right place. By the end of this guide you know exactly how to get American Netflix in Canada. The even better news is that you only need to follow three easy steps to make this dream a reality.
The crux of this guide is that you need to take your computer and virtually move it to the USA so when you log into your Netflix account it will think that you’re in the USA and show you a very different and much larger library.
In this guide we are going to show you how to make this happen on your computer since this is probably the easiest way. If you want t0 watch US Netflix in Canada on your iPhone, iPad, Televison, PS3, Wii, etc. Here are the links to those guides:
- How To Get US Netflix on Your iPhone, iPad or iPod in Canada
- How To Get US Netflix on Your TV in Canada (4 Options including DVD player, Apple TV and even your DVD player or gaming system like a PS3)
Alright, since you’re looking to be able to watch on your computer (which you can connect to your TV by the way) we’ll get you set up in just a couple of minutes. Here we go!
Step 1: Virtually Move to the United States With HMA
In order to watch American Netflix in Canada you will need to re-route your internet connection through an encrypted virtual private network (VPN) and the pro VPN that we personally use and recommend is HMA. Now, just so you know… HMA has a bit of a PG-13 name and since we make sure to keep things G-rated around here we will always refer to it as HMA instead of it’s full name. If you want to see it’s full name just click here and don’t worry… it’s safe for work :). Immature name aside, you’re going to want to sign up for HMA so you can access the American content from Netflix.
Step 2: Download HMA To Your Computer and Set It Up To Make US Netflix All Yours!
The next thing you will need to do is log into your account and download HMA by clicking the link on the top left of your account page:
After the download is done you will need to change on setting in order to optimize your American Netflix viewing experience while in Canada. After you have downloaded this amazing program you’re going to want to change “Open VPN country change” to “United States – Random 10 Closest Servers Based on geographic distance” which we have discovered, after extensive testing, to be the optimal setting for US Netflix watching. After changing this setting click the green “connect to VPN” button and once connected you will be ready to enjoy the massive library that comes with “living” south of the Canadian boarder. Here is the visual:
Step 3: Watch American Netflix in Canada Until Your Heart’s Content
After you connect to an American HMA server all you need to do now is clear your browser cookies, refresh Netflix and you will have a much different and much larger library of movies, TV shows etc. now at your, on demand, disposal.
If you don’t believe us, just check out what Netflix actually tells you when you employ this trick using the Netflix app:
Now you’re probably asking, “is HMA free?” Unfortunately the answer to that question is “no”. That being said thought it’s very affordable at only $11.52/month for a month-to-month plan and if you’re into saving big bucks you can sign up for an entire year upfront and save 43% which is only $6.55/month!
The best thing about HMA is that they make trying it 100% risk free. With their unconditional 30-day money back guarantee you can sign up, try it out and decided over the next 30 days if it’s right for you. That’s what we did almost two full years ago and we fell in love with HMA and the websites we can get access to so much that we started this site to share this trick with you and fellow Canadians.
Pro Tip: After you see how many more movies and TV shows you can get while connected to the American Netflix you might be wondering why you still pay for cable TV. If you really want to take it to the next level go check out hulu.com and you’ll find out that you can watch virtually any TV show on demand right from the comfort of your living room. With the one-two punch of American Netflix and Hulu you might want to consider cancelling your cable TV package. Think about this: Spend $6.55/month for HMA so you can get the American version of Netflix and access to Hulu as well and then cancel $65+/month worth of your cable package. That would save more than $700 per year! Love HMA yet? Trust us, you will! Click here for more information about HMA.
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