Netflix Australia – You Can Easily Get It Right Now

Netflix Australia Launching – Get The US Version Instead

You may have seen that Netflix have announced they’ll be launching locally in March. The major problem with this is it’s going to be a watered down version of the US version, as a range of different content providers in Australia have locked away the rights for all the best shows, meaning Netflix can’t offer them. This is exactly what has happened in Canada, where their version of Netflix offers far less to watch when compared to the US version. In Canada most people choose to go for the US version of Netflix using the technique described on this site. I would definitely still recommend using the technique described on this site to sign up for the US version and enjoy the pure, unadulterated Netflix experience! I will keep this page updated as pricing and content for the local version comes to light.

How To Get Netflix in Australia

I wanted Netflix. I live in Australia and couldn’t get it due to their location block. Not one to be beat by something as simple as a location block I looked into it all and have worked out how to easily access Netflix. It works perfectly, is cheap ($13 bucks a month all up for the Unblock-Us and Netflix subscription) and leaves me all warm and fuzzy because I am paying for good content instead of downloading torrents.

Here is Netflix set-up on the tv in my bedroom, running through my PS3. It’s so nerdily delicious I can barely handle it. I figured other people out there would want to do this as well, so I’ve thrown together this quick site to show you how Netflix Australia is a possibility.

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The site and all the tips are free because I believe the internet should be free and open. These outdated business models where content is behind walls cannot last forever. The site teaches you exactly what you need to do to access Netflix from Australia – it’s a full guide that includes the steps and tools you can take to get around the pesky location block that prevents Australian’s from enjoying Netflix. You still pay for the service like a normal subscriber and no laws are broken in the process.

And how much does it cost?

Around $13 bucks a month – $8 for the Netflix account and $5 for the magic of an Unblock-Us account to make it all possible. And it’s not just Netflix that this trick works with – you can access any content that is location restricted. This means the joy of accessing services like Hulu, HBO, NBC, MTV, iTV, BBC and more as if you were a local resident.

How To Access Netflix From Australia

It’s a really simple process that involves only a few steps. You’ll be up and running in five minutes. They are:

  • Sign up for an Unblock-Us Account here – they have a week free trial so you can test the service first
  • Follow their instructions to set the service up
  • Sign-up for Netflix – they also have a free trial so you can test it all out. Use a made up American address with correct State/Zip-Code during sign-up.
  • Start enjoying Netflix content on your PC, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, iPhone, iPad, Android and any number of other systems!

That’s the process in a nutshell. I have a much more detailed guide on how to set this all up complete with diagrams and screenshots if you want to check that out.

If you have any questions just leave a comment on this page – I’ll do my best to respond quickly and help you out.

Extra Resources

Media Player Guide

Looking for a media player to use with Netflix? Try these ones out:

Product Link
Product Name
Price
WD TV Media Player$89.99
Roku LT Streaming Player$49.97
Roku 3$99
G-Box Midnight 4$77
Minix Neo X5$85.29

Enjoy This Video

I enjoyed this Netflix ad from the states, you might too. With all that awesome content on demand the little scenario played out here is now all too familiar at my place!