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NETFLIX USA IN AUSTRALIA
HBO NOW IN AUSTRALIA
AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN AUSTRALIA
HULU IN AUSTRALIA
AMERICAN NETFLIX IN AUSTRALIA
You can get Netflix in Australia, but it’s Australian Netflix … it may sound fine at first, but the reality is that you’re getting only a fraction of the content that is on American Netflix (less than 40%)! If you want access to the hottest new releases and thousands of titles which are unavailable on Australian Netflix, you need Netflix USA!
HBO NOW IN AUSTRALIA
HBO NOW is a new service which allows you to watch HBO online without a cable subscription. Awesome … right? Except if you live in Australia, where you cannot get HBO NOW! HBO NOW is restricted to North American customers. What a bummer. But if you have a US IP address in Australia, you can convince HBO NOW that you’re located in America. We can get you set up so you can be watching the latest Game of Thrones episode in minutes!
We have carefully tested all the guides on our site on a wide range of devices in different countries. These techniques not only work in Australia, but around the world!
All our guides are compatible with Windows and Mac computers, including both desktops and laptops. They are also compatible with iPads, iPhones, and Android devices!
You don’t have to be a geek to follow our guides. We provide all instructions step-by-step in simple language that anyone can understand. We also give you video tutorials to follow along!
Get Rid of the Hulu VPN Proxy Message
If you’ve tried to unblock Hulu in Australia with a VPN, you may have seen the following obnoxious message:
“Based on your IP address, it appears you are trying to access Hulu through an anonymous proxy tool.”
Don’t let this message discourage you. You CAN watch Hulu in Australia.
Read our guide on how to override the Hulu VPN issue.
UNBLOCK ACCESS TO HULU PLUS IN AUSTRALIA
Hulu blocks all users outside the USA from attempting to access their content. They’ve gotten pretty smart about it; an ordinary VPN will no longer help you to get Hulu unblocked in your country. You CAN watch Hulu outside the US, though! In this simple guide, we will share the secret so you can start enjoying Hulu Plus in Australia today!
Our tutorials have been written by Australians for Australians! On our site, you will learn how you can create a US App Store account so you can get Hulu Plus and HBO NOW no matter where you are located. Our step-by-step guides will also tell you how you can convert your Australian Netflix account to Netflix USA and expand your movies and series to 16,000+ titles!
VUDU IN AUSTRALIA
VUDU is an online rental service which allows you to pay for one title at a time instead of going through a subscription service like Netflix. While not a replacement for Netflix, it’s a great compliment. If a title isn’t on Netflix, sometimes it’s on VUDU, and then you can watch it … unless you’re in Australia, that is. If you’re tired of being shut out of VUDU’s 15,000 titles just because you live in Australia, read our tutorial to learn step-by-step instructions for unblocking it!
SHOWTIME IN AUSTRALIA
If you live in Australia, you know very well that Showtime’s “Anywhere” app is hardly anywhere. There are a lot of USA-exclusive programs that you cannot watch from anywhere else in the world … until now, that is! We will show you how you can get a USA IP address so you can access those USA-exclusive Showtime programs
WATCH AMERICAN TV IN AUSTRALIA
Did you know that you can watch American TV right from your home computer or mobile device in Australia?
It only takes about five minutes to set up a VPN and subscribe to SlingTV, which gives you instant access to hundreds of highly-rated American television channels, all in HD quality.
Scroll down and click the START button to unleash the power of online American television in Australia. It’s that simple!
LEARN HOW TO WATCH ALL THESE US TV CHANNELS RIGHT NOW
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I am a bit of a dunderhead when it comes to this sort of stuff, but I’m very interested in your tutorials. Is it possible to get Netflix USA without creating a new account? I already am subscribed to Australian Netflix, and I don’t want to lose access.
Michael Watts, Sydney, Australia
Yes! When you follow our guide, you can switch your current account to Netflix USA. And you can toggle back to Australian Netflix whenever you want. Don’t worry, you’ll only get billed by Netflix once.
How do I get Netflix USA to work in Melbourne, Australia? How much does Netflix USA cost per year?
Vera Sutton, Melbourne, Australia
Yes, you can. Please read our Netflix USA in Australia tutorial to find out how. And actually, you do not need to change your current Netflix pricing plan! You keep the same account you have now, and Netflix continues to bill you for Australian Netflix. You just see the USA version of the catalogue and get access to the USA titles.
Please note that you DO need to pay for an IP address in the USA (you will see what I mean when you check out the tutorials). If you purchase an annual package, you only pay $5.75 per month for this. That’s a pretty small cost. For less than the cost of two cups of coffee at a Melbourne Starbucks, you can enjoy American Netflix and so much more!
We currently have an Australian Netflix subscription. Is it easy to switch to Netflix USA? I’m kind of intimidated by technological stuff like this.
Deborah, Sydney, Australia
Usually the whole process takes under five minutes. It’s that easy! Please follow the instructions and you should be watching Netflix USA in no time. And if you have any questions, you can always ask us.
I am located in Australia and I have a VPN. I tried to access Hulu, but it gave me a message telling me I was blocked because I was using a proxy. What gives? Is there a way I can get around this?
Russel Moore, Perth, Australia
Yes! All you need is an IP address in the USA to get Hulu in Australia. The proxy you are using clearly is not giving you that, even though it claims to be. Follow our step-by-step guide and you’ll be all set in five minutes. The VPN we recommend is the real deal!
When I was in New York last month, I signed up for the free month on Netflix USA and loved it. When I got back to Australia, my Netflix library dwindled significantly. I can’t watch my favorite series. They’re just gone! What happened, and how can I fix it? And is there a way I can keep watching USA Netflix after the trial expires?
Elizabeth Mitchell, Sydney, Australia
When you went back to Sydney, Netflix detected your Australian IP address and cut off your access to the USA library. You can get around it by getting an IP address in the USA. You can do this for less than $6 per month, and get access to all your favorite series again on American Netflix. It only takes about five minutes. Just follow our step-by-step tutorials and you’ll be back to watching your shows in no time. Please note though that when your free trial expires on Netflix, you will need to buy an Australian subscription. Don’t worry—you can keep using our solution to access your American Netflix shows even after you open a paid Australia account on Netflix.
What do I need to access Netflix USA in Australia?
Craig Sinclair, Sydney, Australia
In terms of hardware, all you need is a computer (Windows/Mac) or any Android or iOS device. In terms of software, you need to get a program called OpenVPN, which will connect your device to your USA IP address. Our instructions will walk you through the whole process. It only takes a few minutes to get set up. And guess what — if you have a Smart TV, you can make this solution work with it! You just need an HDMI cable or any screen mirroring technology, like Apple AirPlay or Miracast.
Do I need to change my router’s DNS in order to watch Netflix USA in Australia?
Peter Webber, Newcastle, Australia
No, you do not have to change any settings on your router or any other device to do this. Just follow our guide to change your Australian IP address to a USA IP address. The VPN software does it for you, without all that hassle. You can easily toggle your USA IP address on and off. You can watch Netflix USA in just a couple of clicks. Easy!