If you are here, chances are you are not happy with Netflix Canada’s selection. Canadian Netflix selection is very limited especially for latest movies and TV shows.
For an example, Netflix Canada does not have Family Guy, Black Swan, Don Juan, and etc. On the other hand, American Netflix kicks our ass!
So is there a way to watch US Netflix in Canada? Yes, and there are several ways. In this article, I will outline different methods available compare and contrast them.
Ways to watch American Netflix in Canada:
VPN is probably most well-known method to watch Netflix USA in Canada but is it the best?
Tradtionally, VPN is used to connect to corporate network or to escape oppression if you live in countries such as China or Iran. The benefit of VPN is that it hides you really well. That is, if you are doing something you shouldn’t be doing online, VPN is the way to go.
On the other hand, if you are just a normal folk who wants to watch Netflix USA in Canada, VPN’s extra security becomes a liability, and here’s why: due to the nature of VPN, it acts as a middle-man and intercepts all your connection.
As result, all your Internet connections become slower. The slow down is especially evident if you want to stream 1080P Netflix. Regardless what your VPN provider may say, all VPN connection will experience a significant speed-loss, and this is the major disadvantage of VPN.
Another equally important drawback of VPN is lack of support beside on computer. In a simple term, if you want to watch American Netflix in Canada on your Xbox 360, PS3, Roku, Boxee, or whatever set-up TV device, you are S.O.L.
This is a speed test we ran to benchmark VPN:
A is the download speed when using the VPN of a leading provider
B is the download speed using DNS Direct Connection™
Benefits of VPN:
- -> Extra cloaking if you are doing something you shouldn’t be doing
Drawbacks of VPN:
- -> Significant speed-loss
- -> Only works on computer
2. DNS Direct Connection™
Another way to watch US Netflix in Canada is by using UnoTelly. UnoTelly uses a a proprietory technology called DNS Direct Connection™.
DNS Direct Connection™ was developed by Unolab which allows high-speed and direct connection to Netflix server. In layman’s term, you can watch Netflix USA in Canada without any speed-loss as you would have if you were using VPN.
Another advantage of UnoTelly is cross-platform support. It works on virtually all entertainment devices you might have – iPad, Xbox 360, Roku, PS3, WD TV Live, Logitech Revue, Google TV, Android, and etc. It is a lot better to watch American Netflix in Canada on your 50″ TV than on a 15″ laptop.
Benefits of UnoTelly:
- -> Extremely fast streaming with no speed loss
- -> Cross Platform Support for all Netflix devices
- -> Not a solution if you want to hide your trail on the Internet
In conclusion, depending on your need, both solution will expand your Canadian Netflix selection. If you primarily want to hide your trail on the Internet and don’t mind having some slow-down, VPN could be a good choice. On the other hand, if your sole purpose is to get around geo-block and to watch US Netflix in Canada, with high-speed and multi-device support, UnoTelly DNS Direct Connection™ is the way to go.