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The new Apple TV come with Netflix pre-installed. However, the service is blocked for customers outside the US. VPN for Netflix is a solution to bypass the limitation but currently Apple TV does not support VPN setting. There is some other solution like building a customized router with HideMyAss VPN, so you can get the Apple TV passing all traffic through a VPN-enabled router.
What if you want some simpler solution other than VPN for Netflix?
Having done some research, I come across an alternative solution to VPN for Netflix when using with Apple TV. Unblock us is a very simple solution which requires little setting effort on your Apple TV. And you can use the same setting for Hulu, Facebook or other blocked websites. It is not an universal service like VPN for Netflix that you can access almost every blocked website. For a complete list of website supported, checkout their website. It is very cool service for $5 per month.
Recently I am trying to figure out how to watch Netflix on my iPad. I heard a lot of good thing about Netflix for its flat monthly fee and able to watch unlimited movie as long as you have plenty of spare time. The movie titles are not latest compared with Apple Movie Rental. But for a cheap monthly, it is really a good deal.
How to signup Netflix Outside US?
Signing up in Netflix requires additional work if we are outside US. Currently Netflix is available to customers located in US only. They will check our IP to verify the location and restrict our access. We have to hide our real location before getting into it. After some research and price comparison, I found Hide My Ass! VPN (Yes, it is really a funny name). I bought a 6 month package for around $8 per month.
Setting up VPN for Netflix on iPad
Setting VPN for Netflix on iPad is straight forward. Go to Settings > General > Network > VPN, enter the information got from Hide My Ass! VPN. Choose PPTP as the protocol. Fill in server ip, user name and password. All done.
Download Netflix App for iPad
Netflix App for iPad is only available in US iTunes Store. I have opened my US iTunes Store account with my debit card from US Bank. If you do not have any credit/debit issued from US, you may consider buying a giftcard and redeem it.
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