Xbox 360 is a very cool gaming console, that you can also use to connect to the internet with. There’s even a way to watch Netflix movies on it.
All you have to do is to have a Netflix account and then you can sign in to watch online movies and TV shows from their library. But using Netflix outside the USA on Xbox 360 comes with a couple issues that take some time to work through.
Outside the USA?
If you are away from home, and are American, this will be a bit easier. You will not be able to access your Netflix account, but at least you have one. And if you don’t, you can get one easily. For non-Americans to get a Netflix account, you can either
a. Get a Paypal or other online money transfer account that Netflix accepts
b. Get gift certificates available on the Netflix site or other gift card sites
What to do next
Get an Xbox Live Subscription. This can also be done on Amazon or other gift card sites. The cards are redeemed online, so your real location is unimportant.
Get a VPN subscription.
You will have to have a VPN subscription to change your IP address. VPN (Virtual Private Network) helps to connect non-US users with non-US IP addresses with Netflix using an IP address from inside the USA. With your traffic rerouted through the VPN server in The US, you’ll be able to access Netflix outside the USA on Xbox 360. Without a problem.
A VPN service is available from many service providers. You can find a number of good ones with a quick Google search, but beware of fake VPN review sites. A lot of places just set up quick review sites, pull data off the VPN sites home page, give it a 9/10 stars, and don’t think twice about it. I’ll tell you about my two favorite services at the end of this post.
After setting your Xbox with your Laptop or Computer, you will connect Xbox with the VPN. After this, you will have to make some changes in your configuration settings to the Internet Protocol version 4 from your laptop or computer. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, and VPN services vary in installation methods. I’ll play it safe and tell you that it’s best to get instructions provided by the VPN service provider you choose. You can’t go wrong.
If you’re interested however, you can check out some detailed instructions at Mr. VPN
You are now ready for high quality video streaming from Netflix outside the USA on Xbox 360.
As I mentioned earlier, I’ll tell you about two great VPN services.
This is probably the easiest VPN to install of any VPN service I’ve ever tried. Their site is designed very simply, and you can get in, order your VPN, get it set up, and start watching Netflix in a matter of minutes (provided you’ve got the Netflix account already). It’s only $79 USD for a US IP Only package, which is just what you’re looking for to watch Netflix outside The USA on your Xbox. You don’t need IP addresses from Japan, Holland, or Hong Kong, so save yourself some cash. They’ve got fast and reliable servers, and a 7 day money back guarantee, so you don’t have to worry about that stuff.
They’ve got options to order packages based on region, and more price plans available that 12VPN. It’s a bit confusing at first, with their very complicated system of VPN protocols vs. server location vs. length of service vs. other options, but you can ask live support for help if you get lost. They’re also going to charge you more than 12VPN, and charge for switching servers. However, despite all these negatives, they’ve got very reliable and fast servers, and have stayed on top of their game for almost 20 years now, which is a lot to say about a VPN service. I think its suffice to say that StrongVPN will not disappoint you.