Netflix is one of the most popular apps on PS Store. Each Netflix region has a different library in terms of size and date of major releases. The American Netflix version does stand out when compared to other regions such as Canadian Netflix. US Netflix has the biggest Netflix library. It does not seem that this situation won’t change anytime soon. In this article, I’ll provide instructions on how to use Smart DNS or VPN to change your Netflix region on PS3/PS4.
Unblock and Watch American Netflix on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita in Canada using VPN or Smart DNS proxies
Watch US Netflix on PS4, PS3, or PS Vita using Smart DNS proxies
Smart DNS is the most popular solution to unblock and change your Netflix region to USA on Playstation. The main reason behind this is the fact that Smart DNS actually works directly on PS3, PS4, and Ps Vita. There’s no need for any additional hardware or software. Smart DNS proxies do have more advantages.
- You won’t experience any loss of Internet speed. Only necessary traffic is channeled through the Smart DNS proxy service provider.
- Smart DNS allows you to watch streaming services from different regions simultaneously. You can even switch between various Netflix version using the same configuration.
- Smart DNS works on all gaming consoles including Playstation, Xbox, and Wii.
- Your local IP address won’t change which means all local sites will still work.
In case your ISP uses DNS hijacking or Transparent Proxies, Smart DNS won’t work on your Playstation console.
I have been using a tested Smart DNS service called Unlocator which does offer 120 unlocked streaming channels. Take a look at these videos and guides on how to set up Playstation with Smart DNS. Unlocator do have a one-week trial period.
Watch US Netflix on Playstation in Canada using VPN
VPN can unblock American Netflix on Playstation in Canada, too. Unlike Smart DNS though, you need to set up VPN on a router that supports VPN. That’s because Playstation devices do not have a VPN client. Once VPN is installed on the router, all devices connected to it will share its VPN connection. Alternatively, you can set up VPN on your PC/Mac. Next, enable Network Sharing. Then, connect the PS3/PS4 to your computer via an Ethernet cable to share its Internet connection.Take a look at VPN’s benefits.
- VPN will allow you change your Netflix region even if your ISP uses DNS hijacking or Transparent Proxies.
- VPN encrypts all your traffic preventing your neighbor, ISP, or even the government from spying on you.
- VPN enables you to ghost your data and prevent personal information from falling into the wrong hands. This is extremely important because of Playsation’s pesky TOS.
- VPN grants you the ability to browse the web anonymously.
Make sure you only choose a secure VPN service provider. I’ve switched to ExpressVPN a while ago and have been fairly pleased by their round-the-clock customer support.
How to unblock US Netflix on Playstation in Canada
In addition to changing your Netflix region to USA, you’ll be able to bypass geographic gaming restrictions that are imposed in some areas. The following are some of the top American applications available on the US PS Network.
- Hulu Plus
- WWE Network
- Life Event Viewer.
- Amazon Instant Video
- NBA Game Pass
- NFL Sunday Ticket
- NHL Game Center
- Video Unlimited
I did not appreciate the potential of my Playstation as a media until I unblocked all of its capabilities. Try it out using either Smart DNS and VPN.