Netflix started out in the US and since expanded to Canada and South America and now the UK. The US version still has the best content and it always will have due to licensing agreements. In order to make the most of Netflix UK read on to learn how you can access the US content from the UK.
The trick is that a Netflix account is universal. What this means is that you can use your Netflix UK account in the US and vice versa. The content however is different depending on your location. In other words there is no difference between a US Netflix account and a Netflix UK account. The content provided depends on your location once you log into the service. So in order to get US content on Netflix from the UK you simply have to fake your location.
You do this by connecting to a VPN provider with a server in the US. That way you will inherit an IP-address from the server in the US and it will appear as if you are in the US and not the UK. This will trick Netflix into serving up the US content once you log into your Netflix account.
In order to stream video you need a VPN provider with plenty of bandwidth as video streaming is really bandwidth intensive. Personally I prefer Hide My Ass VPN as they have given me the best speed results. The service works great on all devices and the streaming quality is great. On the PC and Mac you can simply install their small app and select where in the US you want to hide. Furthermore there is an option to test what server will give you the fastest speed from your location in the UK – basically it takes all the headache out of setting up a VPN connection.
Hide My Ass VPN have both a 12, 6 and 1-month plan and the only difference is the savings (43% on the 12 month package). The longer period you sign up for the more you save – simple stuff. If you want to use the connection on an iPhone, iPad or Android you can simply use the manual settings from the my account area when you sign up. Anyhow that is how you get access to Netflix in the UK. Pure and simple.