Hi Lifehacker, I’m one of the 250,000-odd Australians who already had a US Netflix account prior to its local launch this year. Given that with the exchange rate it’s slightly cheaper in Australia (and that I can switch between the services with a VPN), is there any way I can switch my account over? I don’t want to create a new Australian Netflix account and lose the curated ‘My List’ attached to my US account. Thanks, Islands In The Streaming
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There doesn’t appear to be, and it’s not hard to work out why. If you were just talking switching from a US account to an Australian one, you’d hit the wall of difference between each library. The Australian offering is much smaller than the US one, and as such, your curated preferences list isn’t going to match up very well at all with the Australian library.
What you’re after, though, is US content at Australian prices, and again as far as I can see, there’s no way to easily manage that. It’s again not hard to see why Netflix wouldn’t particularly facilitate that, because it’s not going to encourage people to give it less income and have rights holders cranky at it into the bargain. But this is one where there’s just not much good info to be found anywhere, so I’ll throw over to the readership. Any Lifehacker readers managed the US to Oz and then back to US switcheroo successfully?
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