why is us netflix better than uk

On 19, Aug 2013
Every time we talk to people about video on-demand, we always get told the same thing: БNetflix in the UK? ItБs not the same asin the US Б ThatБs true. In fact, itБs better. At least, it is when it comes to one thing: Breaking Bad. Since last week, the showБs final episodes have been broadcast in the US on AMC only to arrive on Netflix UK six or seven hours later. What better way to start a Monday morning than numerically-shaped bacon, coffee and a freshly cooked batch of Mr. White? But Americans canБt do that. Why? Because Netflix US doesnБt have them. It has Breaking Bad Season 5, yes. But only the first half of the season. It got those eight episodes 17 days ago. In the UK, we were able to stream Season 5 Part 1 on November 1st 2012.


Brits 1, Yanks 0. ItБs the same with The Killing Season 3, which is being broadcast (also by AMC) in the US at the moment and arriving on Netflix UK within 24 hours every Monday. Netflix US users have to make do with Season 1 and 2. Away from AMC, Netflix UK is again ahead of the US: Dexter has six seasons available to stream for Brits. Americans have none of it. Meanwhile, in movie land, Michael HanekeБs astounding Amour arrived at the weekend perfect family viewing for the summer holidays. Is it on Netflix US? No. We even have The Santa Clause in August, far ahead of our Atlantic counterparts in case that makes your reindeer fly. You get the idea. The bottom line? Rights differ from country to country. It works the other way too: sometimes, America has things we donБt.


But with Breaking Bad arriving fresh on our screens every week, we can handle waiting for things to travel across the Atlantic. Because in the last 12 months, from The Killing to Orange Is the New Black, itБs clear that Netflix is improving for British users. Well, except for The Santa Clause. If you want to get US Netflix on your Xbox or PlayStation then you will need to fiddle with some DNS settings. If you head to the network settings of the console/device and manually configure the settings then you can enter a primary and secondary DNS (Domain Name Servers) numbers. You can search the internet for these (they change fairly regularly) and has a good list which you can try. They are free but get easily clogged up and slow and occasionally send you to someone's own site rather than Netflix in an attempt to sell you VPN software or worse.


If you fail to get any of the free ones working, or don't like the sound of it, then you can use a paid for service called. It costs $4. 99 Canadian dollars per month but there's a free trial so you can test it out before committing fully. The server numbers you need are 208. 122. 23. 22 and 208. 122. 23. 23. Unblock Us is compatible with various devices including games consoles, media streamers, Android, iOS and more. The site has good on how to change your DNS settings on specific devices. If you encounter any problems try a simple reboot of your device which normally fixes things. See also:

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