Apple TV – Get Netflix USA On Apple TV

This guide teaches you how to set-up your Apple TV device to access the USA version of Netflix from Australia.

This process is still working in 2016, despite the recent Netflix issues with VPN services.


It assumes you have an Express VPN account, so get one now if you don’t have one.

The best way to set-up the American version of Netflix on your Apple TV in Australia is to set your router to appear as if it’s in the USA. That way any device that connects to it (e.g Apple TV) will automatically have access to the US version of Netflix. We have a full guide on how to set your router up here.

You can also set-up your actual Apple TV device to access Netflix, rather than changing your router.

Get your DNS server IP address

To access Netflix USA on your Apple TV, you will need to obtain the MediaStreamer DNS server IP address.

After you have signed up for Express VPN , look for their welcome email you received:

open the welcome email


Once you’ve clicked the link or logged in to the website, click on Set Up ExpressVPN on the Active Subscriptions page.

set up expressvpn

Open the section Apple TV. You will find the MediaStreamer DNS server IP address there.

DNS IP address for Apple TV


Configure the Location settings on your Apple TV

On your Apple TV, open Settings.


Select iTunes Store.

itunes store configuration

Select Location.

configure location

Scroll down and select United States.

select United States

Go back to the main screen. The apps you want should now appear.

content available

Configure the DNS servers on your Apple TV

Go into Settings > General.


Select Network.

network settings

Select Wi-Fi or Ethernet, depending on your Apple TV Internet setup. (Here we have chosen Ethernet. If you are using Wi-Fi, select Wi-Fi and enter your wireless network credentials).

network settings

Select Configure DNS.

configure dns

Select Manual.

manual dns

Note: We strongly recommend you write down your current DNS address/setting before changing it for future reference and safekeeping. You may need it if you ever want to stop using our service.

Enter the numbers of the MediaStreamer DNS server IP address, which you found earlier.

dns ip

You MUST restart your Apple TV for the DNS change to take place. Go into Settings >General > Restart.

Congratulations! You now have access to the MediaStreamer service.

Note: MediaStreamer DNS is NOT a VPN. It does not offer the same privacy and security benefits as a VPN.


Register your IP address to access MediaStreamer with DNS

In order to use the MediaStreamer DNS servers, you must register your IP address with our system. Follow these steps to register your IP address.

First you need to connect a computer or mobile device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV.

Sign in to your account with your email address and password.

sign in to your account

Go to the DNS Settings tab.

go to DNS settings

Under IP Address Registration, click the Register my IP address button.

Recommended but optional: Enable the Automatically register my IP address toggle so that you don’t have to manually register your IP again if it changes.

register your IP address and enable auto registration

You should now be able to access your streaming content.


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