How to Watch American Netflix on PS4

Published: December 6, 2019

Are you a gamer that casually likes to watch movies and TV shows too? Gone are the days when users had to switch to another device to do so. Thanks to advanced gaming consoles like PS4, you can access popular streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime right there on your screen. In this guide we will show you how to get the Netflix App on your PS4 and PS4 Pro along with a quick workaround to watch the US Netflix library from anywhere with PureVPN.

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Watch American Netflix on PS4

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.

How to Use Netflix on PS4 and PS4 Pro

Step 1: Download the Netflix App

  • Go to PS4 home, then go to ‘TV & Video’, and choose ‘Netflix’
  • Note: Make sure that you’re logged into your PSN account to be able to access ‘TV & Video’ option
  • Now choose ‘Download’
  • If you can’t find the Netflix app in ‘TV & Video’, you can download it from the PlayStation Store using these steps.-> Go to ‘PlayStation Store’, then select ‘Apps’-> Choose ‘Movies/TV’, then ‘Netflix’ and hit ‘Download’

Once the download finishes, move on to step 2.

Step 2: Signing in to Netflix

  • From PS4 home screen, go to the ‘TV & Video’ section and tap on the ‘Netflix icon’
  • Tap on ‘Sign in’ on Netflix home screen
  • Enter your login credentials (username and password). If you’re not a Netflix subscriber yet, sign up for a plan of your choice.
  • Now you can access the Netflix app on PS4

How to Watch American Netflix on PS4

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 want to 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.

How to Set Up a VPN on PS4

Method 1: Connect PS4 to a Router Running VPN

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.

  • Go to XMB menu on your PS4, ➝ ‘Settings’ ➝ ‘Network Settings’
  • Under ‘Network Settings’, choose ‘Set Up Internet Connection’ and select ‘Use WiFi’ when prompted on screen
  • Select connection method as ‘Easy’. Now PS4 automatically scan your Wi-Fi connection
  • Choose your Wi-Fi and enter your password to connect
  • Choose ‘Do Not Use a Proxy Server’ when prompted on screen
  • Accept all settings after cross-checking everything and run a ‘Test Connection’
  • Now you’re all set to stream American Netflix

If you have a router that is not supported by your VPN service, try an alternative method instead of buying a new one.

Method 2: Set Up PS4 VPN on Windows

  • Install the PureVPN Windows app on your computer
  • Plug one end of your Ethernet cable into PS4, and the other end to your PC
  • Click ‘Control Panel’ from PS4 menu then click ‘Network and Sharing Center’
  • Click ‘Change Adapter Settings’ from the screen’s left
  • Right click on ‘PureVPN’ and select ‘Properties’
  • Open ‘Sharing’ tab and check mark ‘Allow Other Network Users to Connect Through this Computer’s Internet Connection’
  • Choose ‘Home Networking Connection’ and a drop down menu with your available internet connections will appear. Choose the connection you wish to share with your PS4 console and click ‘Ok’
  • Go to PureVPN Windows app and connect to a US server
  • Go to XMB menu on your PS4, ➝ ‘Settings’ ➝ ‘Network Settings’
  • Under ‘Network Settings’, choose ‘Set Up Internet Connection’ and choose ‘Use a LAN Cable’ when prompted
  • Select connection method as ‘Easy’. Now PS4 automatically scan your Wi-Fi connection
  • Choose your Wi-Fi and enter your password to connect
  • Choose ‘Do Not Use a Proxy Server’ when prompted on screen
  • Accept all settings after cross-checking everything and run a ‘Test Connection’
  • Now you’re free to access and watch US Netflix on PS4

FAQs

Can I Watch American Netflix on PS4?

With the right streaming tools, you can easily watch American Netflix on PS4. All you need is a stable internet connection, a PS4 of course, and a premium streaming VPN such as PureVPN.

How to watch American Netflix in Canada on PS4?

Just follow the instructions below and you will be able to watch American Netflix in Canada on PS4.

  • Sign up for PureVPN
  • Get PureVPN for PS4
  • Launch the app, login and connect to US
  • Visit Netflix and start streaming

How to watch American Netflix in Australia on PS4?

Just follow the instructions below and you will be able to watch American Netflix in Australia on PS4.

  • Sign up for PureVPN
  • Get PureVPN for PS4
  • Launch the app, login and connect to US
  • Visit Netflix and start streaming

How to watch American Netflix in UK on PS4?

Just follow the instructions below and you will be able to watch American Netflix in UK on PS4.

  • Sign up for PureVPN
  • Get PureVPN for PS4
  • Launch the app, login and connect to US
  • Visit Netflix and start streaming