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Netflix Content By Country Showdown #1: Denzel Washington

This article is part of our series of informative pieces highlighting varying content available across different Netflix regions. Read more about why Netflix Locales all contain different streaming options (links to main article). This week’s focus is Denzel Washington on Netflix streaming.

Denzel Washington – Streaming on Netflix USA October 2014

Watch some of Denzel Washington’s more dramatic and Oscar nominated performances with Netflix USA this fall.



Denzel Washington on Netflix Streaming USA Oct. 2014 List: Flight, Philadelphia, Hard Lessons, Devil in a Blue Dress, The Manchurian Candidate

Denzel Washington - Streaming on Netflix UK October 2014

UK is the only locale with the submarine action classic Crimson Tide and Denzel’s Oscar-winning performance in Glory.



Denzel Washington on Netflix UK Oct 2014 List: Crimson Tide, Glory

Denzel Washington - Streaming on Netflix Germany October 2014

Gain access to Denzel’s darker action movies with Netflix Germany, including a German version of Man on Fire.



Denzel Washington on Netflix Germany Oct 2014 List: The Siege, American Gangster, Training Day, Remember the Titans, Man on Fire, The Book of Eli

Denzel Washington - Streaming on Netflix France October 2014

Watch The Siege or American Gangster with Netflix France – both titles are not available through Netflix US.



Denzel Washington on Netflix France Oct 2014 List: The Siege, American Gangster

Denzel Washington - Streaming on Netflix Brazil October 2014

Netflix Brazil has great options for Denzel’s newer and older movie releases including He Got Game, and Ricochet.



Denzel Washington on Netflix Brazil Oct 2014 List: He Got Game, The Inside Man, Safe House, The Manchurian Candidate, Ricochet, The Book of Eli

Denzel Washington - Streaming on Netflix Canada October 2014

Netflix Canada offers more streaming Denzel Washington movies than any other locale, with a total of 8 streaming options.



Denzel Washington on Netflix Canada Oct 2014 List: Flight, The Siege, The Taking of Pelham 123, Courage Under Fire, The Inside Man, Safe House, The Manchurian Candidate, Unstoppable

And the Winner of the Denzel Washington Netflix International Showdown with 8 top-tier Denzel Washington movies and the best place to get your Denzel fix is (drumroll please)… Netflix Canada!

How To Watch The Best Denzel Washington Movies on Netflix

So if you are saying to yourself, “This is great! I see a list of movies with Denzel Washington on Netflix streaming that I want to watch… but I am in the US and the movie I want to watch is only available in the Netflix Brazil library!”, the solution is to get yourself a subscription to a VPN or SmartDNS provider. Both Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and SmartDNS providers allow users to switch their IP address to the country of their choosing, and therefore access Netflix content from around the world.

Yes, we know Ricochet is one of the most underrated Denzel movies and there is no one better than John Lithgow as a villain. If you are in the US and want to watch Ricochet with Denzel Washington on Netflix streaming in Brazil, FlashRouters has the method to help you.

FlashRouters partners up with VPN and SmartDNS providers to bring you two solutions to access the content you desire and get the most out of your Netflix service, which could include more Denzel Washington on Netflix streaming.

Top 3 FlashRouter SmartDNS Solutions

1. OverPlay RTN66U FlashRouter

2. DNSThingy RT-N16 FlashRouter

3. Smart DNS Proxy AC68U FlashRouter

Top 3 FlashRouter VPN Solutions For Netflix Location Changing

1. HMA R7000 FlashRouter

2. IPVanish R7000 FlashRouter

3. Proxy.sh WNDR4000 FlashRouter

Netflix Content by Country Showdown – Unlock More Movies & TV Shows On Netflix

Netflix Comparison by Country - US, UK, Germany, France, Brazil, Canada

Netflix is the premier purveyor of Internet streaming video content in the US and around the globe. A quick glance at the FAQ page on the Netflix official website displays a quite extensive listing of all Netflix streaming-only countries.

However, each country, be it the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Australia, France, or Germany, has their fair share of unique movies and TV shows to offer viewers.

Are There Major Differences with Available Netflix Content by Country?

The simple answer is most undoubtedly, yes.

Specific streaming movies and TV shows may only be available in certain specific countries around the globe due to the regional content distribution deals and ownership of those titles in that specific country. When a company like Universal licenses titles from their US catalog, it is possible they may not control those same rights in a country like Brazil. It is also possible they may have not agreed on fees in that specific country.

Netflix does not go into detail on their website about specific policies about the use of your account when traveling outside of your home country. This means that when you travel to the UK for a vacation or business trip you will still be able to log in and access your US Netflix account abroad. However, you will not be accessing the “same” Netflix you would see while connecting from home. According to Netflix’s FAQ page: ”Available content may vary by location, and will change from time to time.” …and boy, does it ever!

In many cases, a TV show or movie may not be as popular in a given international region when compared to US viewing numbers. A studio trying to syndicate a TV show or distribute a movie that is unpopular in Europe or Latin America will accept a less lucrative content distribution deal with streaming services like Netflix in these locales. This allows Netflix to purchase movie and TV show rights by country to certain shows and movies, which may be prohibitively expensive in the US,  at fractions of the cost in locations around the world.

Comparing Availability of Netflix Content by Country

At FlashRouters, there is a very large International customer base, and one which is full of Internet users who love their streaming.

With this in mind, this post will begin a new series of blog posts to showcase the varied content that is available in various Netflix countries and regions. Basically, we want you to know what country is the best place to find the best and most popular content from top actors, directors, genres, and other fun categories (like superhero movies).

Our series of Netflix Content by Country Showdowns will showcase the vast difference between movies available in Netflix US, Netflix UK, Netflix Latin America, Netflix Europe, and Netflix Canada.

Over the coming months, we will scour the Netflix content by country specifically for superhero movies, 90′s sitcoms, movies from other blockbuster stars, and much more. Our first Netflix Content by Country Showdown is one of the most popular movie stars in the world today, Denzel Washington. Check this post often for updates to existing movie start lists as well as new Netflix by Country showdowns.

Best Streaming Content on Netflix Canada 2014

Netflix Content by Country Showdown #1Denzel Washington

Netflix Content by Country Showdown #2 - Superhero Movies (Coming Soon)

And there is plenty more to come. Have an actor, genre or filmmaker you’d like to see us breakdown? Let us know in the comments down below!

How To Unlock Netflix Content by Country?

So now that you know that there can be huge differences in availability for your favorite actors or movies, the question becomes how do you switch to any Netflix country you wish.

Well that is our specialty here! FlashRouters partners with many reputable VPN and SmartDNS providers who offer unlocking geo-restricted services, websites and content to help users get the most out of their Netflix subscriptions while they are home or traveling/working anywhere in the world.

To unblock the content you want on Netflix, it is important to choose a VPN or SmartDNS provider wisely. To be able to stream Netflix of any country, it is important to subscribe to a provider with a wide array of international servers and locales. There are countless titles and shows that may only be available in a single Netflix region. If your VPN or SmartDNS provider does not offer a server or DNS locale in one of these regions, you will be missing out on some great streaming content.

SmartDNS vs. VPN Service

Debating whether you should be using a VPN or SmartDNS service, here is a handy breakdown of the benefits/disadvantages of each.



Unlock Netflix Content in Any Country

Encrypted & Private Internet Connection

Fastest Speeds

Lower Cost

FlashRouters Supported

To summarize, both VPN service and SmartDNS service provide excellent solutions for gaining access to worldwide streaming content. Both of these are also fully supported by the FlashRouters support team.

When choosing between VPN or SmartDNS, it is important to identify what advantages are most important to you.

Advantages of VPN Service over SmartDNS

If you are concerned about general privacy and would like to make sure that your network and personal data are secured, then a protective VPN service would be preferable. A VPN service will actually change your browsing IP address and make it seem as if your IP address is in the country of your choosing.

This will also fully encrypt and anonymize your Internet activities from ISP, other Internet services (Google, Facebook etc) or government oversight. Netflix servers will see you as visiting from this new VPN location and thus display the content for that Netflix region.

Advantages of Smart DNS Over VPN Service

If your main goal is to stream content that may be blocked in your region and maintaining our speed, not encryption then you should choose a SmartDNS provider.

How does Smart DNS Work? When you connect to a streaming service (or any website for that matter), that site will be resolved by Domain Name Servers (DNS) that are automatically passed through to your router or computer by your ISP, unless you manually input alternate servers.

At the simplest level, SmartDNS providers offer unique DNS addresses to input into your router or computer, so that when you visit a specific streaming website, that streaming website is resolved through the SmartDNS servers. These servers are specially configured to make your query appear as if it originated from the “smart” locale of your choosing, and not your real geographical location.

Since network masking is only occurring as the webpage is being resolved, your activity and connection is no encrypted. Therefore, there is no extra processing power required, which often causes a drop in the overall speed of the network. As this service does not need the same type of server maintenance as a full VPN solution, the price is typically a bit lower than that of a VPN service.

Best Routers for Netflix with VPN Service & SmartDNS

While it is possible to use both VPN and SmartDNS on single devices in your network, the only way to fully broadcast your VPN or SmartDNS network to any wired or wireless device in your home network is to configure the service on your router. Every FlashRouter is compatible with services from the best VPN and SmartDNS providers now available.

Top SmartDNS Providers For Netflix

OverPlay – One of the pioneers of SmartDNS, OverPlay offers the option to get access to Netflix from 19 different regions with the easy to manage SmartDNS tool. Simply enter your provided DNS servers, then login to OverPlay to activate SmartDNS on your current home network. At this point, you can easily choose your Netflix locale from a simple drop down menu.

And OverPlay is also the choice if you want to try out both. With any VPN package purchase, SmartDNS is included for free!

Check out our OverPlay FlashRouters.

DNSThingy – DNSThingy provides another SmartDNS service with amazing customization and management abilities all through their web based management panel. Based on a customized OpenWRT interface, a DNSThingy Box FlashRouter will allow you to selectively route specific websites through the DNS locale of your choosing.

If you do not want your entire network to resolve DNS through your SmartDNS server, use DNSThingy’s web interface to selectively apply settings by service or device in your home network. DNSThingy also provides a tool for ad-blocking as well as child safe browsing with integrated “safe” OpenDNS servers.

Check out the DNSThingy FlashRouter Box.

Smart DNS Proxy – Smart DNS Proxy founders have been in the Internet security business for nearly 20 years and have introduced the dedicated, safe-browsing, easy to use, no logging Smart DNS service with the ability to get access to the streaming content in the region you want no matter where you are located. For only $50 you can get the service for a full 2 years.

Check out our SmartDNS Proxy Routers.

Top VPN Service Providers For Netflix

Great deals on IPVanish Netflix VPN DD-WRT & Tomato Routers

Running a VPN connection requires a large amount of processing power, so if you choose to use a VPN for streaming needs, it is recommended you use a router with a large processor to handle the network encryption and HD streaming requirements (usually a minimum of 600 MHz).

This will help avoid drops in network speeds, due to high processing requirements needed from a router hardware to tunnel encrypted traffic around the globe. As VPN services need more maintenance and upkeep the price is usually a bit higher than that of a SmartDNS service.

HideMyAss! – Over 700 servers in over 100 countries 90000+ IP addresses available.

Check out our HideMyAss FlashRouters.

IPVanish –  Offers some of the fastest L1 server speeds worldwide with 60 plus country servers & most popular users in the Middle East & Asia.

Check out our IPVanish FlashRouters.

Proxy.sh – 40+ countries, unlimited bandwidth, quality speeds and based in Seychelles.

Check out our Proxy.sh FlashRouters.


Introducing UnblockVPN DD-WRT & TomatoUSB VPN Routers

unblockvpn-large-optWishing you could watch ITV, Netflix US & UK, Hulu, or BBC iPlayer from wherever you are? UnblockVPN can get this done for you and MORE!

Based in the Czech Republic, UnblockVPN is a excellent choice for VPN users looking for a low-cost, quality featured VPN service focused in the US and UK to unblock your favorite streaming video services.

UnblockVPN Subscription Benefits

    • Dynamic real public IP or dedicated real IP -  With real dedicated IP user can use port-forwarding on their router so use all 65535 ports of the IP address. This way users can make some devices on their local network globally accessible (web servers, NAS servers, camera systems, game server etc.). No NAT necessary.
    • Hulu Unblocking – Many VPN providers are continually having issues with unblocking Hulu but UnblockVPN has a working solution for Hulu.
    • One Simple Plan Option – All countries, server locations and VPN protocols included for one low price (under $5 per month)!

UnblockVPN Server Options

- 6 Servers in United Kingdom (London and Gosport).
- 6 Servers in USA (Denver, CO, New York, NY, Dallas, TX, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA).
- 2 Server in Czech Republic (Prague).
- 1 Server in Sweden (Stockholm), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Slovakia (Bratislava), Israel (Tel Aviv).

Use UnblockVPN With Roku, AppleTV & More


VPN service is great but sadly it is limited to using it on individual devices. Until NOW! Using a FlashRouter with your UnblockVPN subscription means you can connect any device (Xbox One, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV, Ps4, or AppleTV) to Unblock VPN with one simple setup!

No need to get rid of your current router, either. Utilize the popular Dual Router Setup to use your current router as a connection to the IP address provided to you by your Internet Service Provider while creating a second network for VPN use with a UnblockVPN DD-WRT & TomatoUSB WiFi Routers.

Best UnblockVPN DD-WRT Routers

UnblockVPN R7000 Nighthawk RoutersThis setup not only allows you to keep your current router, but creates two networks for you to switch seamlessly between. The advantage of having two networks is that you will not have to flood for your VPN connection with wireless devices that will work just fine without a VPN connection, as they can be connected to your local network.

Let’s take at some of the best Best UnblockVPN DD-WRT & TomatoUSB Routers.





HBOGO & CBS All Access A La Carte: The End of Overpriced Cable?

Big developments from HBO and CBS

HBO & CBS A La Carte Packages

Anyone who has been paying even casual attention to television trends could sense some big changes coming. Cord-cutters are ditching cable packages left and right; streaming networks are letting people share passwords; in short, cable companies don’t have the same advantageous position that they once had with consumers.

Sensing the obviously shifting tides, a couple of major television networks are trying to demonstrate their viability in this new landscape, and it could signal some serious changes about the way consumers enjoy their TV.

Get CBS All Access & HBOGO Without A Cable Subscription

While HBO was the most exciting for many, CBS was first to announce availability of CBS programming without a Cable package with CBS All Access. HBOGO has not announced a date, how they plan to implement it and what the price will be (although estimates seem to be in the $15 range).

How To Unblock CBS All Access Outside the USA

About CBS All Access

Pros: Though they’ve got plenty of hugely popular shows to brag about, we wouldn’t have guessed CBS would have been the next in line to make a similar offer and show initiative here. But here they are, offering their own a la carte streaming service called CBS All Access letting you enjoy all your city-based variations of NCIS & CSI, The Good Wife, Elementary, and The Big Bang Theory without taking on a whole pricey cable package.

In the US CBS is available over the air as well for free but CBS All Access will allow streaming on demand the next day for new episodes after a show is on.

Pros: Previous and current episodes of all the top CBS shows will be available on demand plus a library of classic shows such as all the Star Treks such as the original Star Trek, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, as well as FlashRouter favorites MacGyver, Twin Peaks, The Twilight Zone, Mission: Impossible and Sabrina The Teenage Witch (we all have guilty pleasures!)

Streaming CBS All Access Features with VPN Outside the USA
Streaming CBS All Access Cons: CBS All Access will not be offering live telecasts of most shows including their stable of sports events so if you thought you were getting all NFL games for $5.99, you are out of luck. You will be able to watch some awards shows and Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in their LIVE glory.

About HBOGo

Something like this has been in the offing for a while, and it looks like HBO will go down as the first pay TV channel to pull the trigger. Soon enough, you’ll be able to get HBO without a corresponding cable package. It’s HBO a la carte. Game of Thrones, Girls, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, all available to stream without paying for, you know, hundreds of other channels you don’t care about.

How to Stream HBOGO with a VPN Service on Roku or AppleTV

Using HBOGO & CBS All Access with VPN & VPN Routers

Where Will HBOGO & CBS on Demand Be Available? That is the real question!

CBS All Access & HBOGO availability will be limited to users in the US and users with US IP addresses. So if you’re not in America, you’re going to need VPN service with high-speed VPN servers like OverPlayVPNHide MyAss, IPVanish, PrivateInternetAccess to get access to these channels, plus a quality VPN capable router to enable these streaming services on all your favorite devices like iPads, Rokus, AppleTVs, laptops, Chromebooks and more!

Plus a high quality router can improve or keep the streaming quality at its best. That last point applies to people who are in America as well. Basically, everyone should go to our recent best-sellers of September list and check out the world-class VPNs and routers that are revolutionizing wireless networks all over the world!

Now, Will Other Networks Follow Suit?

This news has already led to an onslaught of pieces speculating about the end of the conventional cable bill (a category this post admittedly falls into). As dyed-in-the-wool cord-cutters, we’re excited too, but before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s consider a few things…

For starters, just because it makes sense for HBO and CBS to offer a web streaming service, doesn’t mean other, less popular channels are likely to follow suit. As we said above, HBO has Game of Thrones and CBS has The Big Bang Theory, two of the most popular shows running. The impetus to get a little adventurous exists for them where a flailing network like NBC is likely to be more cautious.

Secondly, there are those that speculate that a purely a la carte cable package could end up costing you more than a regular cable package. Sure, you can pick your favorites and keep it relatively cheap, but you’ll be losing out on a lot the mid-range channels that you may not have realized bolster your viewing experience. But if the goal is to pay for only what you want, that dream seems to be getting closer and closer with these announcements.


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

It's National Cyber Security Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Hey folks! Whether you were aware of it or not, it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

That’s right. For all of October, you’re encouraged to batten down the hatches on your network and help others learn how to do the same.

But, and you might be expecting us to say this, every month is cyber security awareness month at FlashRouters. So, as usual, we’ve got some practical advice for keeping yourself safe online.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

First, a little background on National Cyber Security Awareness Month…

It’s officially the eleventh year that we’ve been celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness month, as the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security alliance first collaborated on this idea back in 2003. The idea is basically as simple as it sounds: people can celebrate this month through a series of suggested behaviors centered around promoting online safety.

This year’s theme is “Our Shared Responsibility”, and the organizers have a whole bunch of recommendations about how you can participate (taken from the DHS website).

Week One: Oct 1-3
Promoting Online Safety with the Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign
Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and everyone can take a few simple steps to make the Internet more secure. This week will also highlight efforts related to Executive Order 13636 to strengthen the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure.
Week Two: October 6-10 Secure Development of IT Products Building security into information technology products, including the phones, tablets, and computers we use every day, is key to enhanced cybersecurity.
Week Three: October 13-17
Critical Infrastructure and the Internet of Things
Highlights the importance of protecting critical infrastructure and properly securing all devices, including household items, that are connected to the Internet.
Week Four: October 20-24
Cybersecurity for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Showcases what emerging and established businesses can do to protect their organization, customers, and employees.
Week Five: October 27-31
Cyber Crime and Law Enforcement
Working with law enforcement to combat cyber crime and educate the public on how to protect themselves from online crime.

Now, obviously, we’re publishing part of the way through Cyber Security Awareness Month, but you can still catch up! In fact, we’ve got a few ideas ourselves below…

Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month w/ a VPN & a FlashRouter

Best VPN Service Providers

FlashRouter-Ready VPNs

FlashRouters has a fairly simple protocol for staying safe online: we keep our passwords varied and recorded somewhere would-be identity thieves cannot access.

But the centerpiece of our cyber security plan, and any good cyber security plan , is a trustworthy VPN.

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, create a safe way to do everything you want to do online without worrying about compromising your security. When you log into your VPN, all of your online info is tunneled through encrypted servers set up all over the world by your VPN service. Send sensitive e-mails and enter your credit card number without fear, all thanks to VPNs.

And at FlashRouters, we’re affiliated with some of the best of the best. Check them out on our official supported provider list, and find the VPN that best suits you.

Best FlashRouters for VPNs

Of course, if you want to get the most out of your VPN, then you’re going to need a FlashRouter.

What’s a FlashRouter, you ask?

As the video explains, a FlashRouter is a surefire way to revolutionize your network. Any one of our DD-WRT or Tomato-flashed routers is guaranteed to improve your network’s speed, power, and versatility.

When used in conjunction with a VPN, there’s no limit to what you can do. Save your old router, and use our popular dual router setup, which allows you to switch back and forth between one dedicated VPN and your normal, day-to-day network with incredible ease. If you’re subscribed to any VPN service on our official supported provider list, your FlashRouter will show up ready to work with your VPN service. No tricky VPN installation processes necessary.

As we said above, you can’t go wrong with a FlashRouter, but if you’re looking to whittle down the best choice for you from our extensive list, we recommend checking out our recent best-sellers. There’s certain to be something there for you, from sleek, economy models with speed to burn (like the Linksys E1200 DD-WRT or the E2500 Tomato) to towering networking behemoths that crush every competitor in sight (like the unstoppable Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT, or the Dark Knight itself, the Asus RT-N66U Tomato), and plenty in between (like the recently added Asus RT-AC68U DD-WRT).

Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness month today and every day by joining the FlashRouters family and future-proofing your network!

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