Everyone with a Netflix account knows that it is a treasure trove of movies, TV shows and documentaries with the ability to keep you glued to the small screen for the majority of your natural born life.
However, did you know that Australian Netflix has a very different catalog of movies and TV shows compared to what is offered on the American Netflix service? There’s a whole lot more to watch there in 2018.
It’s not that Australia doesn’t have a great range of options available, it has to do with licensing laws around what the platform has the right to distribute in Australia.
How to sign up for American Netflix in Australia.
All you have to do is sign up with a VPN (Virtual Private Network) provider and then download and install the VPN application to your PC, Mac, Android or iOS device depending on which device you use to stream Netflix.
What is a VPN?
But what on earth is a VPN, you may ask? Well VPNs are basically a set of additional servers which you connect to through your existing internet service provider.
Once you have successfully established a connection through your VPN, the server will then begin to act as almost a second home on the internet and allow you to “tunnel” through connections and utilize services that have a block on them depending on which country you are in.
According to information on the The VPN Guru , in order to access to American Netflix here in Australia you will need to acquire a VPN so that all of your traffic will be processed through a server in the USA.
However, not all VPNs are created equal and so you have to do a bit of research before you commit to one.
How to choose a VPN.
It is important to remember that before you sign on to use a VPN that you carefully read all of the terms and conditions for the agreement and ensure that your VPN provider has a 30-day refund policy so you can opt out if you discover that it was not the right plan for you.
They are NordVPN, which offers good levels of privacy with great encryption, and ExpressVPN which offers some of the fastest speeds in the industry.
CyberGhost now also unblocks the US Netflix catalog for use in Australia and no longer keeps usage logs so it is easier to use, while PrivateVPN is billed as ideal for unblocking Netflix if you are on a budget.
By using a Netflix-compatible VPN, you'll not only be able to access American Netflix but also every other Netflix region as well.
Read the fine print.
The real key to accessing different Netflix regions is to carefully read all the terms and condition laid out by Netflix and by your VPN provider.
You should only work with legitimate providers and never disclose any of your personal information to online sites you are not familiar with while in the process.
Happy Netflix watching!