Netflix is an American streaming service that enables its users to indulge themselves in countless movies, TV shows, documentaries and more. A monthly sum of money i.e a couple of dollars gives you access to a variety of cinematic experience. Pretty neat, right? Eh not so much, sadly, there is a downside.
While the US version of Netflix entertains its users with over 9,000 odd titles, the Australian version is limited to only a thousand. So, who’s responsible for this? Well, the national licensing deal is to blame here. Now while the Australian library keeps growing each month in terms of selection and variety, it still slacks behind big time.
Alright, let’s not dwell in this much as Grenville Kleiser once said “To every problem, there is already a solution whether you know it or not” and I am here exactly to enlighten you with solutions for this ever so serious first world problem. The solution is simple; VPN or a DNS server.
What is a VPN?
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) authorizes you to establish a secure connection with another network, over the internet. It basically helps you gain access to region-restricted websites, much like in this case.
What is a DNS server?
A DNS server, also known as a name server or domain name system server, basically consists of a database of public IP addresses.
How to use a DNS server?
So, there’s good news and bad news, let’s start with the bad news first. Netflix has started to block most of the DNS servers in order to stop customers from watching shows which aren’t available in their region.
Nonetheless-the good news, there are still some loopholes here and there as some DNS servers continue to work with Netflix. The most popular one is ‘Unlocator’ which (thankfully) offers a free trial as well so that you can test it out before actually investing into it.
If all else fails, you can look up some USA DNS codes for your region. However, I did the effort for you and here are the codes known specifically to be working for Australia as well as some other regions; Primary DNS…