As the Samsung Smart TV is becoming more and more popular along with Netflix we have decided to write a guide for enabling Netflix on the Samsung Smart TV from Outside the US.
First of all you need a Netflix account in order for this to work, and since Netflix is only officially available in the US, UK, Latin America and Canada you need to fake your location in order to sign up for the service in the first place. This is done by connecting to what is known as a Virtual Private Network, which will change your computers IP address into an American IP so that you can sign up and use the Netflix service. I prefer using Hide My Ass VPN as it is a perfect match for this trick. Once you have signed up for the Hide My Ass VPN service simply install their app on your Mac or PC and connect to a US server.
From then on simply reload the Netflix website and you will now be able to complete the sign up process. Just remember to use a 5-digit zip code when entering your payment info. Now that you have a Netflix account you are ready for the next step.
See the next problem is that the Netflix app will not appear under Smart Hub or the App Store unless the TV thinks it is located in the US. Since the Samsung TV can’t connect to VPN directly you can’t simply use the Hide My Ass application mentioned above. Instead you have 3 different options that will allow you to share your VPN connection to the Smart TV:
The first two options are the easiest as simply share the VPN connection from your computer. The last option requires flashing a router with special firmware, which can be a little tricky for some.
Anyhow there you have it – if you want to make full use of your Samsung TV and Watch Netflix on it from Outside the US then this is the way to go. Have fun.