Devices are becoming more and more multifunctional and mobile. An iPad is a great example of a gadget that allows you to browse the internet, store your media, play music and videos, and much more.
Netflix is a service which recently became available in Australia that allows you to stream videos on any device that can be connected to the internet. This makes the Netflix Australia – iPad marriage completely made-in-heaven.
All you need is a subscription for Netflix Australia, iPad app for Netflix, and a working internet connection. You will have everything you need for a completely customised video-watching experience. If you do not have a Netflix subscription, registering for one is extremely simple.
You simply need to go to the Netflix website and fill up their registration form. There are various plans you can choose from, although the first month is free for trial. Even so, you will need to enter your payment details. You have to provide a working email id and create a password for Netflix.
These will be what you require to log in to your Netflix iPad Australia app to enjoy the content available here. However, you might be disappointed to learn that there are only 1200 or so titles available to the subscribers of Netflix Australia, iPad users or not.
Weigh that against the 9000 or more titles that Netflix US enjoys and the deal starts looking a little lopsided.
There is, however, a solution available to the users of Netflix Australia. IPad owners can subscribe to the services offered by Unblock-Us and get American content for Netflix. Netflix is travel-friendly and does not limit the content to the location from which you created the account.
This means that if you are in the US, you will get Netflix US. Even if your account was created with Netflix Australia, iPad or any mobile device taken to another location will give you the Netflix content of that region.
How Netflix does this is by figuring out your location using your IP address. Since the IP address of your device is dependent on your location, Netflix knows exactly which directory to show you. What the Unblock-Us service does is give you access to their own DNS servers.
From there, you are taken to the Netflix servers with an American IP address, leading it to think that is where you physically are. You then get American content on your app for Netflix iPad, Australia subscription notwithstanding.
In order for you to do so, you will first need to register yourself with Unblock-Us. This is a fairly straightforward process which involves filling up a form. By registering, you tell them to give you access to their DNS servers. When that is done, you need to change the settings of your iPad so that it goes through the Unblock-Us servers.
Open Settings to change the Wi-Fi settings. Select the network you are connected to and click on the DNS details to change them. You will need to enter the DNS values for the primary and secondary DNS addresses in that field, separated with a comma.
After changing the settings, you will need to restart your iPad. You may also have to go to the Unblock-Us website on your browser to confirm service. If everything is in working order, you can log in to your Netflix account on the app for Netflix iPad. Australia content and US content are now available to you at your convenience!