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How Do I Watch Amazon Instant, Hulu, and Netflix US in Ecuador?

How To Watch Netflix Instant, Amazon Prime for Expats in Ecuadro

Streaming Movies & TV in Ecuador

Moving to Ecuador? Traveling for business or pleasure? Beyond all the standard needs of travelling or moving internationally, it is important to remember what you might truly miss when leaving home, namely your favorite movies and TV shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Crackle and even music from Pandora or Spotify.

Each of these services have different rights in different countries that are based on local tastes and desires. So even though you may love Ecuadorian food, you may not be ready full immersion into only South America dubbed movies and telenovelas. So for any expat headed or just arriving in Ecuador, the solution to unlocking restricted content from anywhere in the world in your new home is right on this page!

Will Netflix Instant Work in Ecuador?

Netflix Instant’s expansion outside of the US has been slow and methodical, but South America was among the first continents to benefit when Netflix decided to expand beyond North America.

But even if you’re in a country with Netflix Instant, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to be happy with your queue when you see it. As anyone who has traveled outside of the country and tried to use their Netflix queue has noticed, what’s available to stream radically changes from country to country.

So if you happen to find yourselves in Quito on vacation, trying to unwind with your Netflix queue en la noche, you may find yourselves frustrated by more regionally specific programming. There’s an easy way around it though, and it’s called a VPN.

Watch US TV on Netflix Instant in Ecuador with a VPN

Best VPN Service Providers

FlashRouter-Ready VPNs

A Virtual Private Network service (or VPN) is a subscription-based service that serves a pair of important purposes. Firstly, VPNs keep you protected from the many malevolent forces that crop up from seemingly everywhere and are suddenly interested in your e-mails and credit card information, be they snooping governments, hackers, or online scammers.

This is accomplished by tunneling all of your online activity through secure encrypted servers set up all over the world when you log into your VPN.

This same process that encrypts your online activities also frees you up to explore a more open internet!

When you log into your VPN, you get to choose a new IP address from your encrypted server located somewhere around the globe. This is an opportunity to allow your web-ready device to use the Internet from any country of your choosing.

So if you’re in, say, Ecuador, log into your VPN, choose an American-based IP address, and voila! Your device thinks you’re in America so you can access US Netflix (or Hulu Plus, HBO GO, WatchESPN anything you want) whenever you please!

Some of the most consistent connections & fastest VPN speeds for US-based IP address from Ecuador include IPVanishOverplay, and PrivateInternetAccess. Looking for more great router-supported VPN services? The handy DD-WRT & Tomato supported VPN service provider list is prepped and ready to assist.

Unlock US Netflix Instant in Ecuador with a Roku/AppleTV

The limitation of a standard VPN service is where you can use it and having to set it up on each device individually. Some devices like Roku 3, AppleTV, XboxOne, Playstation 3, SmartTVs/Blu-Ray players or Google Chromecast do not even integrate a VPN setup options and definitely none for the preferred protocol OpenVPN.

So in order to use a VPN with these popular streaming media devices for unlocking US content, you need to base the VPN connection the router. This offers two major advantages:

1. One setup and any device you connect will now use VPN. No more hassles or struggling. You will be browsing the web freely and streaming content privately in no time!

2. Hold onto your old router, and use it with your new FlashRouter with 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 complete and total ease.

Want to make sure you have the fastest and most fluid streaming video experience imaginable? You’ve got to go with a FlashRouter.

As the video above explains, a FlashRouter is the most certain way to revolutionize and future-proof your network. Using top-of-the-line networking devices, our process improves them further by replacing their stock firmware with DD-WRT and Tomato firmware.

These replacement open-source firmwares create a whole new world of possibilities to the user. With DD-WRT and Tomato, you can extend your wireless range, access advanced security options, remove security backdoor of default firmware, and even control how your bandwidth is allocated for max streaming video performance (something people streaming lots of Netflix Instant can certainly stand to take advantage of).

Best VPN Routers for Ecuador

Meet the Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter

The Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter

If you’re wondering which FlashRouter is right for you, we recommend checking out our recent bestsellers list, which features powerful devices from all over the price spectrum.

FlashRouters covers all spectrum with economy models (like the Linksys E1200 DD-WRT or the E2500 Tomato) and Wireless-AC behemoths (like the towering Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT, or the Asus RT-AC66U Tomato), all of which are ready to turn your whole wireless network around.

We even have the Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter VPN (pictured above) that offers you Wireless-AC speeds and powerful processing for max VPN connectivity at an unbelievably low price.

Each FlashRouter includes a complete setup guide tailored to your VPN provider and setup including troubleshooting tips, 3 months of direct support with our expert Netflix-loving team, and at least a 90 day warranty.

Better still, if you’re subscribed to any VPN on our official supported provider list, FlashRouters can create a plug-n-play setup to work with your VPN setup right out of the box! No need to fear installation processes with a FlashRouter on your side.

There’s simply no going wrong with a FlashRouter. Act now!

Netflix Instant Country Showdown #2: Marvel & DC Comics Superhero Movies

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

For the second part of our Netflix Content by Country series of blog posts, we will be covering the best Netflix Locales for watching comic book superhero movies based on Marvel or DC comic book characters.

Netflix has a wonderful variety of these Marvel and DC Comics live action movies in their library, however the discrepancies in availability of superhero movies on Netflix from regions around the globe is remarkable.

Check out where your favorite superhero movies on Netflix are streaming across Netflix USA, Netflix France, Netflix Brazil, Netflix Canada, Netflix Netherlands, and Netflix Denmark below. Then continue reading for your viewing guide through the Marvel Cinematic Universe by virtually traversing a variety of Netflix locales.

Superhero Movies - Streaming on Netflix USA November 2014

For all Batman lovers, you can begin your Batman movie binge watching with Netflix USA, but prepare to look elsewhere if you want to watch all 7 live action films.



Comic Book Superhero Movies on Netflix Streaming USA Nov. 2014 List: Batman, Batman Returns, The Avengers

Superhero Movies - Streaming on Netflix Canada November 2014

Canada is your next stop for Batman binge watching, but be sure to have a return ticket for access to The Dark Knight Rises.  It is also the only locale with X-Men movies. Ghost Rider 1/2 and The Punisher can be streamed as well, but we decided not to picture them because, well, they are not very good.

Comic Book Superhero Movies on Netflix Streaming Canada Oct 2014 List: Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, The Dark Knight Rises, The Incredible Hulk, The Wolverine, X-Men First Class, Spiderman 3, The Amazing Spiderman, Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider 2, The Punisher

Superhero Movies - Streaming on Netflix Netherlands November 2014

Netflix Netherlands is the last locale you will need for access to all Batman movies, and the first place you should look if you are ready to start your streaming of Spiderman on Netflix.  Also, good luck finding the Thor sequel in any other Netflix Locale.


Comic Book Superhero Movies on Netflix Streaming Netherlands Nov 2014 List: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Spiderman, Spiderman 2, Thor The Dark World, Daredevil, Elektra, Punisher War Zone

Superhero Movies - Streaming on Netflix Denmark November 2014If you are a Superman fan, then access to Netflix Denmark is a must. It is the only locale with both original and newer remakes of Superman movies. Blade and Iron Man 3 are also tough to find Superhero titles that can be found on Netflix Denmark.


Comic Book Superhero Movies on Netflix Denmark Nov 2014 List: Superman The Movie, Superman II, Superman Returns, Man of Steel, Batman Begins, Iron Man 3, Fantastic 4, Blade, Daredevil, Elektra

Superhero Movies - Streaming on Netflix Brazil November 2014

Start your virtual trip through the Marvel movie universe in Brazil by streaming the first two Iron Man films along with the first Thor and Captain America releases. Brazil has seven original, non-sequel superhero movies, more than any other country.


Comic Book Superhero Movies on Netflix Brazil Nov 2014 List: Batman, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America The First Avenger, Hulk, Spiderman, The Punisher, Punisher War Zone 

Superhero Movies - Streaming on Netflix France November 2014

Netflix France is worth a visit for both Fantastic 4 movie releases as well as the darker DC Comics superhero movie, Watchmen.




Comic Book Superhero Movies on Netflix France Nov 2014 List: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Superman Returns, Watchmen, Fantastic 4, Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer

Best Netflix Instant to Watch Streaming Comic Movies

And the Winner of the Comic Book Superhero Movie Netflix International Showdown, with 10 Marvel and DC Comics films total, is (drumroll please)… Netflix Denmark!

How To Watch All 7 Live Action Batman Movies on Netflix

Batman (1989) & Batman Returns (1992) - Netflix USA may actually be the worst locale if you are interested in comic book based movies. However, if you want to watch all 7 live action Batman movies, then Netflix USA is integral as you will not find Batman Returns anywhere else. 

Batman Forever (1995) & Batman and Robin (1997) – These two Batman movies may not have been as well received as their predecessors and successors. However, they are a clear part of the Batman live action movie history, and can be streamed almost exclusively from Netflix Canada.

Batman Begins (2005) & The Dark Knight (2008) - Stream the two Batman movies that recently reinvigorated the entire franchise from Netflix France or Netflix Netherlands.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – Head back over to Netflix Canada to finish your day of Batman binge-watching.

A Streaming Guide Through the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Netflix

If you piece together the Marvel films available across various global Netflix streaming catalogs, then it is possible to stream every title from the Marvel Cinematic Universe released in theaters before 2014.

Iron Man (2008) – Start your streaming with Iron Man, the Marvel movie and character that set the stage for all future Avengers, in Netflix Brazil.

The Incredible Hulk (2008) – Even though Mark Ruffalo took over the role of Hulk from Ed Norton for The Avengers, this 2008 version is still included in the official list of Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Available on Netflix Instant Canada.

Iron Man 2 (2010) – Head back to Netflix Brazil for access to the first Iron Man sequel.

Thor (2011) – Catch the first Thor movie release in Netflix Brazil as well.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – At this point you might as well grab a Caipirinha and sit back, because Brazil is also the place to stream the first Captain America Marvel movie release.

Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) – Netflix USA does not have many options for Marvel movie streaming, but they do have the biggest Marvel blockbuster of all time, and possibly the best Marvel movie yet, The Avengers.

Iron Man 3 (2013) – Stream Iron Man 3 through Netflix Denmark, the winning Netflix locale for our Superhero movies Netflix Content by Country showdown.

Thor: The Dark World (2013) – Finish up your adventure through the Marvel Universe in Netflix Instant Netherlands with the latest Thor sequel from Marvel.

This list will be updated as soon as the new Marvel movies from 2014 are released on Netflix; including Captain America: The Winter Solider, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

How can I access all streaming comic book superhero movies on Netflix?

FlashRouters partners up with VPN and SmartDNS providers to help give you access to more Marvel and DC Comics superhero movies on Netflix streaming.

Top FlashRouter SmartDNS Solutions for access to Netflix Instant Denmark & other Netflix locales

Overplay is the only SmartDNS provider that offers unblocking of Netflix Instant so they are the only recommended provider for this Netflix Instant rundown.

1. OverPlay Netgear R7000 FlashRouter

2. OverPlay RTN66U FlashRouter

Top FlashRouter VPN Solutions For Netflix Location Changing including Netflix Denmark:

1. CyberGhost R7000 FlashRouter 

2. HMA R7000 FlashRouter

3. IPVanish R7000 FlashRouter


Netgear November Specials: Deals on the Best Netgear Routers of 2014

November Netgear Deals - DD-WRT VPN Routers

Besides being very an alliterative, catchy title, Netgear November is the perfect time to get your network ready for all the high-speed, Internet-bandwidth hungry gadgets you’ll be giving, receiving, and adding into your network this holiday season.

Throughout this weekend, you can get some of our best pricing ever with 10% off our on our complete line of Netgear Tomato & DD-WRT upgraded routers (while supplies last).

How To Get Your Netgear November Savings

  1. Add any Netgear Router to the cart.
  2. Click View Cart & Checkout.
  3. Input your billing/shipping information (It is hard to ship a product without it.)
  4. Enter the coupon code netgear & click Apply.
  5. Get ready for an enhanced networking experience!

That’s all you have to do to save up to almost $40 on the best Netgear routers of 2014.

Best Netgear Routers of 2014

With the latest iPhones launching with Wireless-AC, the demand for Wireless-AC will only increase from your devices. So get ahead of the curve and upgrade to a more powerful network with one of the best Netgear routers of 2014.

Need help choosing one of the best Netgear routers of 2014 to supercharge your network security, privacy and capabilities with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware enhancements? We have you covered! All listed prices are before your 10% discount too!

Best Overall Netgear Router

Best WiFi DD-WRT Router of 2014 - Netgear R7000 Nighthawk OpenVPN OpenSource VPN

The Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter

Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT - $379.95

  • Wireless-AC Up to 1900 Mbps
  • 1 GHz/1000 MHz Broadcom Processor
  • 1 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0 Port
  • External Antennas
  • DD-WRT Pre-installed

New Wireless-AC Economy Options Under $200

Netgear AC1450 DD-WRT - $199.95

  • Wireless-AC Up to 1450 Mbps
  • 800 MHz Broadcom Processor
  • 1 USB 3.0 Port
  • DD-WRT Pre-installed
Netgear R6200 V1 DD-WRT WiFi Wireless FlashRouter

Netgear R6200 V1 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Netgear R6200 v1 DD-WRT - $179.95

  • Wireless-AC up to 1200 Mbps
  • 600 MHz Broadcom Processor
  • 1 USB 2.0 Port
  • DD-WRT Pre-installed

Economy Wireless-N Option Around $150 & Under

Netgear WNDR4000 - $169.95

  • Wireless-N Up to 750 Mbps
  • 480 MHz Broadcom Processor
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • DD-WRT Pre-installed

For a complete list of our Netgear line of open-source installed routers, visit the Netgear Tomato & DD-WRT page.

What Makes a FlashRouter So Darn Special?

No more wasted money or aggravation. FlashRouters steps in to offer what many router manufacturers won’t: better firmware, network configuration assistance and responsive/highly trained USA tech support that will actually answer your questions.

    • DD-WRT Pre-installed: Arrives pre-installed with a recent, tested, stable DD-WRT firmware build with enhanced security by one of our customization experts. DD-WRT has a large array of benefits including removing security holes, VPN integration, wireless repeater modes, access restrictions and a ton more.


    • Free VPN Service Integration: FlashRouters will include a VPN setup guide when shipping your device at your request. Choose from our VPN Service drop down menu or type in your own.


    • Plug and Play, Out of the Box VPN Setup: For complete pre-configuration to a service, please enter username, password and preferred server location. This is not required, just an added bonus for those who desire it.


    • Custom Configuration & Setup Guide Included: Include your preferred router setup options in the order checkout comments. Each FlashRouter arrives at your doorstep with a personalized setup guide that is tailored to your requested network information, making your network centerpiece installation as simple as possible. The right router, the right firmware, right now!


    • Free Expert Online Tech Support: Should you run into an issue during Internet or VPN setup, our skilled DDWRT techs can actually help you in getting the connection up and running. Not just tell you to restart it and send it back like some tech support!


    • DD-WRT Warranty: Installing DD-WRT firmware voids manufacturer warranties and can damage your device. FlashRouters provides a tested, stable unit with a upgradable 90 Day Warranty.


    • Worldwide Shipping via USPS & FedEx.


*Note: This offer cannot be combined with any other coupon codes or be applied to previous orders. Discount will only apply to November products in the cart through 11/21/2014.


Perfect Privacy VPN DD-WRT & TomatoUSB Routers – Now Supported at FlashRouters

Perfect Privacy VPN Router

Perfect Privacy VPN Routers

Perfect Privacy has been a reliable VPN provider since 2008, offering servers in over 20 countries around the world, including Switzerland, Sweden, Hong Kong and other high traffic locations on the Internet. Perfect Privacy VPN follows a strict non-logging policy and offers unlimited connections and bandwidth up to 1000MBit/s.

Using Perfect Privacy, you can secure all your Internet connections through a safe VPN tunnel. A VPN tunnel not only disguises your IP address from outside sources but also makes sure that all of your Internet traffic is being encrypted and cannot be eavesdropped. With Perfect Privacy VPN, you can choose from over 30 VPN servers in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Benefits of Using Perfect Privacy VPN

Server Options for Perfect Privacy

Perfect Privacy VPN trusts in open-source software and develops its privacy solutions in-house without third parties. Among the notable features are:

  • No logging/log-files
  • Cascading of multiple VPN servers
  • Configurable port-forwarding
  • No traffic limit.
  • Up to 1000mbps bandwidth
  • Easy-to-use client software
  • Support via E-mail, Forum and TeamViewer

With a Perfect Privacy VPN router, you can avoid Internet censorship and use Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other streaming video services on nearly any device from any location. For easy setup and configuration detailed manuals and installations instructions are available. Should you still have any trouble with the installation or have any other questions, Perfect Privacy VPN provides support via Forum, email and TeamViewer.

Perfect Privacy VPN FlashRouters Now Available

Using a FlashRouter will allow you to get the most out of your Perfect Privacy VPN account. Any device connected to the FlashRouter would then be covered by VPN included devices you may have thought could not be use VPN. Devices like Roku, Apple TV, SmartTVs and the Google Chromecast do not have integrated VPN features. So the only way to get VPN on any device with one setup is to use a FlashRouter.


Perfect Privacy VPN Dual Router Setup -use Perfect Privacy with Streaming Players like Roku

Perfect Privacy VPN Dual Router Setup

FlashRouters offers routers flashed with DD-WRT and Tomato firmware that provide users with a slew of added options, including bandwidth monitoring, repeater capabilities, and OpenVPN/PPTP client integration. There is also the added benefit of the Dual Router Setup, where a DD-WRT or Tomato FlashRouter is used along the router you are currently using for your ISP connection. With this, you can keep your current setup while using a Perfect Privacy VPN FlashRouter to create a segmented VPN network.

Best Routers for Perfect Privacy VPN Use

Some of the recommended routers for Perfect Privacy are the powerhouse Netgear R7000, the ever reliable Asus RT-N66U, the new high performance Netgear AC1450, and the economy line Cisco Linksys E2500 TomatoUSB.

Remember, any FlashRouter can be flashed for Perfect Privacy VPN use. Simply choose Perfect Privacy VPN from the VPN drop down menu.

All FlashRouters include a customized VPN provider setup guide with troubleshooting tips, free warranty and expert tech support via chat, ticket system, knowledge base and remote Teamviewer. We also provide plug and play, out of the box installation options if you include your Perfect Privacy information in the final step of our secure checkout process.

Any questions about Perfect Privacy or VPN routers? Let us have it!

Wireless-AC on the Cheap! The Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter!

Meet the Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter

The Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter

Feel left out in the cold by the Wireless-AC party?

Sure, no one argues about the fact that Wireless-AC routers are the fastest and most powerful around, but that top-tier performance can come at a high price, financially speaking. No longer.

At FlashRouters, there is a brand new Asus DD-WRT compatible router that will bring you that inimitable Wireless-AC flair without breaking the bank.

The Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter

Meet the Asus RT-AC 56U Wireless-AC1200 DD-WRT FlashRouter, the future of your network for under $200!


The Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter comes equipped with

  • A supremely powerful 800 MHz Broadcom processor – Almost twice the speed of any similarly priced DD-WRT router. Processing speed is the most important part of the rotuer specs to onsider when it comes to VPN use. AS the processor increases so does the handling to the constant encryption/decryption that goes on within your wireless network.
  • A USB 3.0 port – For lightning quick transfer speeds up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.

But really the star of the show is…


Wireless-AC is the latest wireless draft for exponential signal capacity in the wireless market. Put another way, in terms of speed, Wireless-AC routers are ruling the roost right now. Especially when it comes to the addition of Wireless-AC to the iPhone 6 and iPhone Air 2.

If you’re one of the many people who streams most of their media these days, or if you just hate watching an endlessly buffering screen, then you need a fast router, and the Asus RT-AC56U delivers in spades, offering dual-band speeds of up to 1200 Mbps (300 @ 2.4 GHz & 867 @ 5 Ghz). You can thank Wireless-AC for that.

And where most Wireless-AC FlashRouters tend to cost north of $300, the Asus RT-AC56U delivers the goods at a shockingly low price of $199.99.  This is simply too good to miss.

Free One Year Warranty

Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter

FlashRouters typically arrive with a free 90 day warranty, with an added option of a 1 year warranty for an additional $25. The Asus RT-AC56U, however, comes intact with a free 1 year warranty at just under $200. On top of all the added tech features, this extra warranty makes the RT-AC56U even more of a must have.

Added DD-WRT Features for the Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT

Would you believe that there is even more to recommend this device? How about DD-WRT firmware, which takes the router’s standard firmware and basically supercharges it? Using an Asus DD-WRT compatible router means access to features like:

  • Premium Wireless Signal Clarity & Dual Band Coverage: Better quality audio and HD video streaming by design.
  • Standardized OpenVPN & PPTP Client/Server Integration.
  • Upgraded Stability: No more constant resetting or rebooting.
  • Elimination of Asus firmware issues, bugs, security vulnerabilities, limitations & quirks.
  • Advanced QoS: Manage & prioritize bandwidth/performance of services like Netflix, Skype, YouTube or P2P.
  • Integrated Wireless Survey Page: View conflicting wireless networks in your area to tweak your network accordingly.
  • Complete VLAN Support: Create properly secured segmented networks.

The RT-AC 56U is an Asus router compatible with DD-WRT that even offers full VPN service integration, just like every other FlashRouter. This means that you can receive your router ready to work with your VPN subscription right out of the box, provided that it’s one of the many VPN service providers featured on our Official Supported Provider List.

The FlashRouters Guarantee

Every FlashRouter we ship arrives at our customers’ doorsteps flashed, tested, and re-tested, and complete with an easy-to-follow set-up guide that makes installation a breeze. If you do find yourself in need of some set-up assistance, contact FlashRouters at any time. Our friendly sales and support staff is always ready to help.

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