For those who are not aware, Netflix is a video streaming service that you can register for, and get access to series and movies to watch. Netflix allows viewing on multiple devices, and the videos can be streamed on any device that can be connected to the internet. This means that you can get Netflix on Xbox 360 as well.
Xbox 360 is more than just a gaming console. It can be used to manage all your media, whether it is videos, music, or pictures. It also supports various apps, including video streaming apps. In order to support Netflix, Xbox 360 needs at least a 5 MBPS internet connection, and 75 MB free space for installation.
Getting the Netflix Xbox 360 app only requires an active internet connection for the device to be logged in to Xbox Live. You can search for it under the Apps section in the App store and click on it to download.
To be able to use it, you would need a working Netflix account. If you do not have one, simply go on to the Netflix website and register there. The process is quite simple, involving filling up a simple form with your information. The form will also take the payment details, but you will not be charged for the first month.
After you have registered and created your login details, you can simply log in to Netflix on Xbox 360 using the app you downloaded. You will be able to browse through and enjoy the content offered by Netflix Australia. The only little problem that you might have is that the content offered by Netflix in Australia is a fraction of what Netflix USA gets.
In order to get around this issue, the simplest solution would be to use a DNS redirecting product such as Unblock-Us. This product changes your IP address of your Xbox 360 to an American one, which makes Netflix take you to the American content directory.
Your IP address is like an informer that tells Netflix exactly where you are, and by changing it, you convince Netflix that you are in the USA. How you can accomplish this is very simple. You first need to register with Unblock-Us, so that they can give you access to their DNS servers.
Once you have got your validation email, you need to configure the Network settings on your Xbox 360. You can find these under System in the Settings section. First you need to set the kind of connection you have, whether wired or wireless. If it is wireless, you will need to select the name of your wireless network.
Then you need to configure the Network, specifically the DNS settings, under Basic Settings. Change the DNS settings to manual and enter the primary and secondary DNS values provided by Unblock-Us. Save these and check the connection.
If Xbox Live is connecting with no problem, your system has been configured. You now need to restart the device, and open the Netflix-Xbox 360 app. If you were previously logged in, you will need to sign out of Netflix. If not, simply sign in to your Netflix account and enjoy the vastly more varied content of Netflix USA.