If you have a Playstation 3 (PS3) and live in Australia, this step by step tutorial will show you all you need to know for setting up Netflix on it. You probably already know that the full American Netflix is not available in Australia. However, if you set up an Unblock-US account (if you do not already have one), you can use this to use it!
Here are the steps you will need for setting up Netflix onPS3
Note: you must have an Express VPN account for this to work so if you haven’t already got one, get that sorted before you start and be sure to take advantage of their free trial period.
1. Your Australian Play Station account will work here now.
2. Now you need to add yourself with your US play station account as a new user to your PS3 as you cannot assign a second login to an existing user. Name this something easy to remember and use this whenever you want to use your PS3 to watch Netflix in Australia.
3. The next step is to ‘fool’ the Netflix servers into thinking you are in the US, not Australia! This is easy to do using your Express VPN account and their DNS servers. Once you have been successfully connected to Netflix, the connection resets automatically to your original, Australian one. It is very clever and is quick and easy to do.
4. Now you need to use your new Netflix PS3 user account to configure the internet connection needed. This is simple to do if you follow the steps below:
i) Select “Settings“, choose “Network Settings” then “Internet Connection Settings”
ii) When the confirmation screen advising that you will be disconnected from the Internet pops up, choose “Yes”
iii) From the options available choose “Custom” but don’t change anything until you get to “DNS Settings”
vi) Choose “Manual” and you will see that there are two DNS server fields that you need to fill in. Use the following Unblock-US values to populate these fields.
For the Primary DNS field, use 188.8.131.52
For the Secondary DNS field, us 184.108.40.206
vii) Now using your PS3 controller, press the right button until the message to check connection appears. Check connection and this will save the new settings you have input.
viii) Complete the process by restarting your PS3
5. The App is the best way to watch Netflix on your PS3. It provides a simple and easy to use format for navigating the titles and is simple to install.
Make sure you are signed in to the US Play Station account that you created at the beginning of this tutorial and that you have followed all the instructions above for setting up your PS3 correctly. Then all you need to do is to go to http://ps3.unblock-us.com using the Internet browser on your PS3 and you will be able to install the application.
I hope you have found this tutorial useful. The steps cover all you need for setting up your Playstation 3 so that you can enjoy watching Netflix in Australia! Netflix is brilliant so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.