How to Get American Netflix in Canada

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The week was long, but the weekend is finally here. You kick off your shoes and get comfy to start a bingeing session. But all that excitement turns into horror when you type in the name of the title you want to see, but it’s nowhere on Netflix.

And yet social media is abuzz with people watching that same show over Netflix. What gives?

Despite almost global availability of Netflix, there are no two regions where the Netflix content catalog is exactly the same. Thus, there are differences between the titles you can watch in Canada vs what you can watch in the US.

Thankfully, there’s an easy way to get American Netflix in Canada without crossing borders. Just use a VPN service to change your virtual location to the US and that’s it!

How to Unblock Netflix USA in Canada with a VPN

  1. Get a subscription of a VPN that isn’t blocked by Netflix, such as PureVPN.
  2. Download and install the PureVPN app on your device/computer.
  3. Launch the VPN app and enter your login credentials.
  4. After logging in, click on the Popular Website option at the top menu, search for Netflix US and click.
  5. The VPN will automatically connect you to the most suitable server for unblocking US Netflix.
  6. Search for any title that is available for US viewers only (e.g Parks and Recreation).
  7. Begin streaming at HD quality!

PureVPN is the recommended VPN for Netflix because many VPNs have been blocked by Netflix. The firewall and VPN-blocking technology has grown extremely strong and many VPNs that used to work great for Netflix are unable to unblock it in Canada.

Since PureVPN is one of the handful few remaining VPN with the ability to unblock US Netflix in Canada intact, coupled with its fast speeds, huge variety of servers, and outstanding affordability, it’s easily the best choice for Canadians looking to upgrade their Netflix library,

How to Get US Netflix in Canada on Different Devices?

Here’s how you can watch US Netflix in Canada on some of the common devices:

iPhone/iPad

  1. Subscribe to PureVPN.
  2. Download and install the PureVPN iOS app.
  3. Open the app and enter your login credentials.
  4. Tap on Popular Websites > Netflix US.
  5. Search for a US exclusive Netflix title and begin streaming it instantly on your iPhone or iPad.

You can learn more about how to get American Netflix on iPhone/iPad here.

Mac

  1. Get a PureVPN subscription.
  2. Download and install the PureVPN Mac app.
  3. Click on Popular Websites > Netflix US.
  4. After you’re connected, search for a US exclusive show.
  5. It should now be available for streaming in Canada.

See this article on how to get American Netflix on Mac for more information.

Apple TV

  1. Get PureVPN on your laptop.
  2. Launch the VPN app and enter your login details.
  3. Click on Popular Websites > Netflix US.
  4. Once successfully connected, turn on mobile hotspot on your laptop.
  5. Connect your Apple TV to your laptop’s hotspot.
  6. Watch all titles available on US Netflix in Canada on your Apple TV.

There are more ways to setup VPN as described in this article on how to get American Netflix on Apple TV.

PS3 & PS4

  1. Subscribe to PureVPN and install its app on your laptop.
  2. Launch the VPN and type in your login details.
  3. Click on Popular Websites > Netflix US.
  4. Wait for the connection to establish, then turn on mobile hotspot on your laptop.
  5. Turn on your PS3
  6. Open XMB menu then go to Settings > Networking Settings.
  7. Select Set Up Internet Connection under the Network Settings
  8. Choose the Use WiFi
  9. Select connection method as Easy.
  10. When it has finished scanning available networks, choose your laptop’s mobile hotspot and enter your password if any.
  11. Select Do Not Use a Proxy Server when prompted.
  1. Go through all settings and accept these. Continue to Test Connection.
  2. Once connected, launch Netflix app and enjoy all shows you couldn’t access through Canadian Netflix.

You can get more information about how to get American Netflix on PS3/PS4 here.

Xbox One & Xbox 360

  1. Purchase a PureVPN subscription and install it on your PC.
  2. Start the VPN app on enter your login credentials.
  3. Click on Popular Websites > Netflix US to automatically connect to an appropriate server.
  4. Once the VPN connection has been successfully set up, turn on mobile hotspot on your PC.
  5. Start your Xbox 360 and press the LIVE button to access the menu.
  6. Navigate to Settings > System Settings.
  7. Now select Network Settings under System Settings.
  8. You should now see your PC’s hotspot WiFi. Connect to it and enter the password if needed.
  9. Accept all settings and continue for a Test Connection.
  10. When the connection process is finished, launch your Netflix app on Xbox One and American exclusive shows in Canada.

Learn more about the setup process in this how to get American Netflix on Xbox One article.

List of Blocked Movies/TV Shows in Netflix Canada

There are approximately 200 more titles in US Netflix as compared to Canada Netflix. This difference is certainly very small, but there are a few gems that are only available in regions outside of Canada. Some of these include:

TV Shows

  • Blood pact
  • Charmed
  • In the dark
  • Euro vision song contest
  • Kingdoms of the sky
  • Legacies
  • Life sentence
  • Pose
  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  • The Great British Baking Show
  • 12 Monkeys
  • Twin Peaks

Here are my recommendations for the best US exclusive shows.

Movies

  • All About Nina
  • At first light
  • Beirut
  • Bulletproof 2
  • Doom: Annihilation
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

Here are my recommendations for the best US exclusive movies.

FAQs

How much does Netflix cost per month in Canada?

The cost of Netflix subscription in Canada varies from $9.99 to $16.99 depending on your plan. For more details, see this article on Netflix cost in Canada.

How do I order Netflix in Canada?

  1. Visit the Netflix
  2. Choose an appropriate plan.
  3. Create your Netflix
  4. You will have to select a payment option between PayPal and Credit Card
  5. Set up Netflix.
  6. Start browsing Netflix.

Can I watch Netflix for free?

You can actually watch Netflix for free for the first month. When you first sign up, Netflix won’t charge you any money at all until the trial period expires at the end of the month.