How To Watch American Netflix In Canada

My Intern Hazen tipped me off to this free DNS service that allows you to watch Netflix (and other US Geo-restricted content) outside of the good ol’ US of A! For free! (Did I mention that it’s free?)

These guys are calling themselves Tunlr.

I love these services. Unlike VPN services, with these DNS redirects your streams don’t get slowed down by being  proxied through a US server.

We set it up on our AppleTV and it works like a charm!

Get started with AppleTV

  1. Open Settings
  2. Open General
  3. Open Network
  4. Open Configure TCP/IP
  5. Select Manually (we assume you already have a fully functional network setup)
  6. Skip IP address by selecting Done (hit the left button on the remote and press OK)
  7. Skip Subnet Mask by selecting Done
  8. Skip Router Address by selecting Done
  9. When asked for the DNS address, enter: 149.154.158.186
  10. Select Done
  11. Select Restart in the General menu

If you don’t see the Netflix App in the main menu, you have to change your iTunes store location:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Open iTunes Store
  3. Open Location
  4. Select United States
  5. Go back to the Settings menu
  6. Select Restart in the General menu

Once you start Netflix for the first time, it may take a while until the log in dialog appears (give it at least a minute).

NOTE: I should mention, that if you have a number of devices on your home network that you wish to use to access US services, you’re probably better off setting your router’s DNS to 149.154.158.186.

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