How to unblock US Netflix on Chromecast in UK, Canada, Australia, France, or Germany. Netflix is locked down to one region on Chromecast. There are two workarounds for this. To access American Netflix and cast it via Chromecast, use VPN or Smart DNS Proxy. Either method allows you to bypass regional restrictions and change your Netflix region to American on Chromecast.
How to unblock and watch US Netflix on Chromecast via VPN or Smart DNS Proxy
US Netflix on Chromecast – VPN
Most Chromecast apps, including Netflix, are geoblocked outside US. Simply use VPN to unblock American Netflix and other geo-restricted channels on your Chromecast. VPN cannot be installed directly on the Chromecast. To enable VPN on Chromecast, you can use one of two solution. One, turn your laptop into a Wifi hotspot and connect your Chromecast to it. Two, install VPN directly on your router. Note that not all routers have VPN client.
I’ve tested many VPNs on Chromecast. The following delivered the fastest speed when streaming US Netflix on Chromecast.
US Netflix on Chromecast – Smart DNS
The whole process of setting up Smart DNS on any streaming device revolves around changing the DNS address on the given device. You cannot change your network settings on Chromecast. The only alternative is setting up DNS on your router in order to watch American Netflix on Chromecast using Smart DNS. To complete the process, you also have to block Google DNS on router level. That’s due to the fact that Google DNS is hard-coded on Chromecast. The only way to overcome this is by blocking these DNS addresses (220.127.116.11; 18.104.22.168.) on router level.
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Chromecast VPN vs DNS
If you have never used either method before, you should take a look at this simplified table. It explains the main differences between VPN and Smart DNS proxy.
|Virtual Country IP. |
|Access All Sites in Geoblocked Country.|
|Unblock Social Networks.|
|Unblock All Netflix Regions|
|Bypass DNS Hijacking.|
|Bypass Transparent Proxies.|
|Data Encryption Protection.|
|No Internet Speed Reduction.|
|Compatible With All Devices.|
|Simultaneous Geo Locations.|
|Retain Local IP Address.|
|Instant Netflix Region Changes.|
US Netflix on Chromecast – How to Unblock
Unblocking American Netflix on Chromecast is a little bit harder than other devices. It’s doable however thanks to Smart DNS and VPN.