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Access Netflix, Hulu Plus from non-USA location

April 12th, 2015 by Jabez Gan [MVP]

appsThere has been a lot of responses directly to me regarding configuring OpenWRT (Or any router) to allow Roku/your Smart TV to access Netflix, Hulu Plus or Amazon Prime. Let me write about the 3 steps process on enabling your RokuĀ devices (in my example) to access Netflix in any non-USA country.

Post 1: VPN Service. Why do you need it.

Post 2: Configure VPN on OpenWRT

Post 3: Route only traffic from a particular Internal IP through VPN in OpenWRT

 

Post 1: VPN Service. Why do you need it.

Without VPN, when we access Netflix, Netflix will be able to see our originating IP address (or our originating country). As you are already aware (are you?), Netflix is only available for USA viewers.

With VPN, Netflix will think that we are located in USA (although we are connecting from a non-USA region). The traffic goes out from our PC/streaming player, to our local ISP. The data is then routed back to the USA VPN Server, and the data is then encapsulated and passes to Netflix service. I hope I did not lose you.

Anyway, based on my test, below are some VPN Services that worked best/stable:

VPNAce

It works for the following devices:

apps

If you are looking for a VPN Service that allows you to watch Netflix, purchase one of the VPN Services above and let me know if it helps!

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