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Old 19.04.2015, 17:47
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Netflix - US or UK account question

Sorry folks - lazy b'stard head on ...... by simply typing Netflix into the search box, yields 24 threads, with a combined post count of well over 1000, over 6 years, so I'm going to ask what I think is a simple question:

- "Can I set up a non-Swiss (US or UK) Netflix account, without a corresponding credit card billing address in either locations?"

[My daughter has lost her ability to stream films and series, that she previously used, and I have lost my film app. due to licensing complications]

I already have an idea of the answer, so what work rounds could I employ?

I have Swiss credit cards and a UK one, but registered to my address here.

Obviously, I would use a VPN - currently I use a basic free one (as only occasional usage for iPlayer).
But only set on individual hardware. Setting a VPN on my router would not be an option (even if I knew how to do it).

Viewing hardware would be laptops and tablets with casting to TV as required.
Would one account, fit all?

Yep, that was more than one question.
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Re: Netflix - US or UK account question

Works with a Swiss billing address, I use US netflix via VPN.
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Re: Netflix - US or UK account question

i dont kniw about the billing account issue, i would suspect the address is irrelevant as you xan pay for netflix with giftcards.


on the region question. i would recommend a dns server over vpn....services like unotelly.com
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Re: Netflix - US or UK account question

I think you can have a Swiss Netflix account and then use the US site via VPN.
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Old 19.04.2015, 22:17
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i dont kniw about the billing account issue, i would suspect the address is irrelevant as you xan pay for netflix with giftcards.


on the region question. i would recommend a dns server over vpn....services like unotelly.com
The account billing issue was on a previous old thread.

Is the use of DNS over VPN, because of speed/bandwidth? - I've also seen this mentioned on previous posts.
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Re: Netflix - US or UK account question

Hi mate,

I'm an Australian, living in Switzerland. I use a service from CactusVPN.com called SmartDNS. It allows you to view Netflix without speed loss (American or UK Netflix, your choice). It's quite cheap and if you decide to join please use my affiliate link: https://billing.cactusvpn.com/aff.php?aff=1241

You can sign up from America and it will be much cheaper. It will allow you to use Netflix in any country without a VPN however you'll only see movies available to the country you're in (unless you use VPN or SmartDNS).

You don't need a billing address. It will ask for a ZIP code. I used Miami's it literally doesn't matter because I also used a Swiss Credit Card.

If you have any troubles, I'm happy to help you out as I enjoy getting a bargain with my VPN/SmartDNS.

Also, CactusVPN is simply a software - you literally put the SmartDNS code provided to you on the website into the software and login, then select the country and you're set! They also offer a one week trial (or maybe 24 hours, I forget) for free w/o credit card. Best of luck and have fun! Enjoy.

P.S. a good Netflix flick is Red Dog, an aussie movie n it's pretty awesome - only available on US netflix.

Have a good one.
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Re: Netflix - US or UK account question

^ That being said; yes, VPN is slower as it routes all your traffic through a second server before reaching you. Using a DNS service allows you to have all traffic routed directly from Netflix (for example) to you. A VPN would work like:

Netflix > VPN server > You

While a DNS service:

Netflix > You
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Re: Netflix - US or UK account question

Probably going to get killed for triple posting - but there's no edit button that I can see. One account fits all for Netflix unless you're viewing at once on multiple devices. I recommend the standard plan so you have HD viewing access. $8.99 USD I believe per month. Don't forget to sign up for the free month aswell.
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Re: Netflix - US or UK account question

It's just hypothetical at the moment - and one of a few options.

I'm checking out a few streaming options - watching Boyhood at the moment, cast to the telly - just a little occasional jerkiness, but that's probably down to my wifi (cross-circuit powerline adapter).

Reconfigured a US VPN, which was previously not working, so my daughter can watch the US series that she follows on CBS - although she now tells me she wants an option for old episodes from past series.

The streaming option for films is OK, but I have to have a film in mind to seek out, whereas previously I had an online 'library' to choose from, which was preferable.
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^ That being said; yes, VPN is slower as it routes all your traffic through a second server before reaching you. Using a DNS service allows you to have all traffic routed directly from Netflix (for example) to you. A VPN would work like:

Netflix > VPN server > You

While a DNS service:

Netflix > You
Blablabla. Netflix doesn't need a very high bandwidth, to the point if you have relatives in the US you can stick a box at their home and use their connection, what with FiOS and all that. Just choose your VPS / VPN properly, etc. Haven't bothered trying TeamViewer for this though .
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