Using Netflix Outside The US On Your Android Device
by Hans Petter Eide
Europe had Spotify, the US had Netflix. Now the US has Spotify, but Europe still doesn’t have Netflix.
Time to do something about that. By using a US DNS provider you can access Netflix and similar services on your PC, Mac, Android device, iOS device and numerous other units. In this guide I will focus on Android, but it is also working perfectly on my Mac and Boxee Box, and should also work on whatever other device that has a Netflix application available for installation, and the possibility to set a custom DNS address.
Note! The following instructions will only work for rooted devices.
- Download the Netflix APK and create a Netflix account. Be sure that you have permitted installation of unknow sources by checking “Unknown sources” under Settings -> Applications.
- Using a file manager (I recommend Astro File Manager) open and install the APK you downloaded in step 1.
- Once the APK is installed it’s time to setup a custom DNS. I use UnblockUs. Register for an account on their site.
- Then, download and install Set DNS from Android Market. From the dropdown select “Custom”. Under DNS1 input 188.8.131.52. Delete whatever is set under DNS2.
- Open a browser, and open a random webpage. You should now be prompted to login to UnblockUs. Use the account details that you provided when registering in step 3.
If you have a rooted device, or don’t want to root your device, I guess that it is also possible to set the DNS in your routers DNS-settings.
Good luck, and enjoy :-)