How to Watch American Netflix on PS4

Thanks to advanced gaming consoles like the PS4, you can access popular streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime on your screen without having to switch devices. In this guide, we will explain how to get the Netflix App on your PS4 device. We will also introduce a quick workaround to watch the US Netflix library worldwide with PureVPN .

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How to Watch American Netflix on PS4

Thanks to constant advancements , the PS4 has evolved from a gaming console into a fully-fledged smart device that also works as a browser and media player. With popular streaming apps like Netflix available a click away, the 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 the PS4 home screen, then go to ‘TV & Video’, and choose ‘Netflix’
  • Note: Ensure you’re logged into your PSN account to access the ‘TV & Video’ option
  • Next, choose ‘Download’
  • If you can’t find the Netflix app in ‘TV & Video’, you can download it from the PlayStation Store by using these steps.-> Go to the ‘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 the PS4 home screen, go to the ‘TV & Video’ section and tap on the Netflix icon
  • Click ‘Sign in’ on the Netflix home screen
  • Enter your login credentials . 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 review how you can access the US media library. If you’ve used any online streaming service, you already know about the geo-restrictions that restrict which content you can access based on your location. When it comes to Netflix, its American library offers more titles than its counterparts. If you’re traveling outside of the US and trying to use Netflix, you won’t be able to stream your favorite movies and TV shows.

So how do you avoid these regional barriers? The Netflix firewall is impenetrable, and old methods like manually changing the DNS settings or using SmartDNS do not work anymore. Save yourself the frustration and get a PureVPN subscription.

As evidenced by the name itself, a Virtual Private Network encrypts your internet traffic and routes it through a server hosted in a specific location. 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, and connect to a US IP address. Mainstream VPN services like PureVPN also offer region-specific 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 the 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 will encrypt your PS4 connection automatically. Top VPN services like PureVPN support a wide array of routers. Complete router setup guides can be found here.

Once you’ve set up the router, follow the steps below.

  • Go to the 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 the connection method as ‘Easy.’ Now PS4 will automatically scan your Wi-Fi connection
  • Choose your Wi-Fi network and enter the password to connect
  • Choose ‘Do Not Use a Proxy Server’ when prompted on screen
  • Accept all settings 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 your PS4, and the other end to your PC
  • Click ‘Control Panel’ from the PS4 menu, then click ‘Network and Sharing Center’
  • Click ‘Change Adapter Settings’ on the left hand side of the screen
  • Right click on ‘PureVPN’ and select ‘Properties’
  • Open ‘Sharing’ tab, and enable ‘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 the PureVPN Windows app and connect to a US server
  • Go to the 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 the connection method as ‘Easy’. Now your PS4 will automatically scan your Wi-Fi connection
  • Choose your Wi-Fi network, and enter the password to connect
  • Choose ‘Do Not Use a Proxy Server’ when prompted on screen
  • Accept all settings and run a ‘Test Connection’
  • Now you can watch US Netflix on PS4

FAQs

Can I Watch American Netflix on PS4?

With the right streaming tools, you can easily watch the American Netflix library on PS4. All you need is a stable internet connection, a PS4, 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 worldwide 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