If you’re a hardcore gamer, there is nothing that could come even remotely close to the zest you get out of playing your favorite video game. However, there might come a time when you just feel the need to put down the controller and sip a cup of coffee while watching an old classic movie or a latest comedy show. That’s where a multi-purpose gaming console PS4 comes into play. Thanks to constant advancements by the developers, PS4 has evolved from a game console into a fully-fledged smart device that also works a browser and a media player. Having popular streaming apps like Netflix readily available at a click, PS4 is a one-stop solution for your gaming and streaming needs.
Step 1: Download the Netflix App
Once the download finishes, move on to step 2.
Step 2: Signing in to Netflix
Now that you have the Netflix app on your PS4 console, let’s show how you can access the mighty US media library. If you’ve used any mainstream online streaming service, you must already know how they notoriously control which content you can access from a specific region by applying location-based restrictions. When it comes to Netflix, its American content library offers more titles than its counterparts which, of course, is restricted to access from outside the US. Let’s suppose that you’re traveling outside of the US and using Netflix, you won’t be able to stream many of your favorite movies and TV shows which were otherwise available while you were in the country.
So how does one find a way out of these regional barriers? The Netflix firewall has become almost impenetrable and old methods like manually changing the DNS settings or using SmartDNS barely work anymore. Even if you somehow find a smartDNS tool that is working, the inconsistency would make you wanna break your game controller. So save yourself from all the frustration and get yourself PureVPN subscription.
As evident by the name itself, a Virtual Private Network encrypts your internet traffic and routes it through a server hosted in a location that you want. So if you want to access American Netflix on your PS4, all you need to do is sign up for a reliable Netflix VPN service that has a widespread server network, and connect to a US IP address to access the American version of Netflix. Mainstream VPN services like PureVPN also offer region-specific dedicated IPs for greater control of your online streaming experience.
The easiest way to set up a PS4 VPN is by using a Wi-Fi router. Simply setup a VPN on your Wi-Fi router which in turn would encrypt your PS4 connection by default. Top VPN services like PureVPN support a wide array of routers. Complete router setup guides can be found here.
Once you’ve setup the router, follow the steps below.
If you have a router that is not supported by your VPN service, try an alternative method instead of buying a new one.