Mobile phones and devices are becoming smarter. The most popular smart phone, the iPhone, is almost a computer you can carry around with you. You can store files on it, use it like a camera for both images and videos, play back recorded video and audio files, surf the internet and check emails.
Because Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming services available, it is only natural for it to become available on the iPhone. You can get the app for Netflix on iPhone via iTunes since Netflix is now available in Australia.
As long as you have a subscription for the service, you can log in to Netflix iPhone and view unlimited videos wherever you are. For those who do not have an account with Netflix, simply go on to their website and register there. You will need to fill up a form and select the plan you want based on your requirements.
You will be asked to provide a functioning email, and form of payment. The first month is a free trial but the payment details are what will be used to pay for subsequent months. The email and the password you create are what you will need to log in to the Netflix iPhone app.
If, however, you are one of the discerning customers who want the most from your subscription, you might be slightly disappointed. This is because Netflix Australia, being a recent entity, has a limited number of titles available.
Compared to Netflix USA, which has over 9000 titles, Netflix Australia only chalks up a meagre 1200 titles. You might be interested in finding out how to get access to all the great shows that the US subscribers can view. The answer is a DNS-based product like Unblock-Us.
Unblock-Us tricks Netflix iPhone app into believing you are physically in the US. Since Netflix only restricts based on your geographic location and not where your account was created, it directs you to the US library. This it does by leading you through their DNS servers which give you an American IP address.
Since your IP is based on your location, an American IP means you should be on American soil. This is why, with Unblock-Us, you can get American Netflix on iPhone even when you are in Australia.
To make use of this service, you have to first register with them. They have a simple form on their website which you have to fill up. You also need to pick whether you want a monthly payment plan or an annual one. By registering with them, you get access to their servers.
The next step is to tweak the network settings so that you get American Netflix on iPhone. In order to do so, you need to go into the Settings application. You will find Wi-Fi under that, and this is where you need to select the network you are connected to. The Wi-Fi info will have the DNS field, and you have to type in the Unblock-Us DNS server details here.
Since there is only one field, you will need to enter the primary and secondary DNS addresses separated by a comma. You then need to restart the iPhone after saving the settings.
After the device has been configured and restarted, you simply open the Netflix iPhone app and use your details to log in. With Netflix on iPhone, you can stream videos to your heart’s content.