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How to Unblock US Netflix Abroad

Unblock US Netflix

Netflix has tons of amazing shows and movies on display: House of Cards, The Crown, Hemlock Grove – and those are just a few examples. It’s just a shame that many people have to unblock US Netflix to enjoy all of that.

If you’re in that situation, no need to worry since we’re going to show you how to watch Netflix from other countries in this article. Continue reading

Smart DNS vs. VPN – What’s the Difference?

Smart DNS vs VPN

When it comes to debating Smart DNS vs. VPNs, it’s pretty much impossible to get a clear answer regarding which one is the better option. That’s because the answer solely depends on what you want to accomplish online.

Overall, it’s easier to think of a Smart DNS and a VPN as 2 services that are both useful for particular scenarios instead of 2 services that necessarily need to compete with each other.

With this article, we hope to give you a clear picture of what a Smart DNS and a VPN are, and how they are different in their own ways. We’ll also do our best to give you a straightforward answer regarding which one you should use. Continue reading

How to Get Access to UK TV in Spain

UK TV in Spain

Whether you’re a British expat living in Spain, a UK citizen on vacation there, or someone from Spain who just loves UK entertainment, you probably tried at one point to view UK TV in Spain only to quickly realize you just can’t do it.

Well, we’re going to use this article to address why that happens, and to offer you an easy workaround. After all, UK entertainment is simply amazing, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to enjoy it just because you’re from a different country. Continue reading

How to block adverts on All 4

block adverts on All 4

All 4 (formerly 4oD) is a fantastic free on demand service. It is available in web based or application versions. Today we will talk about web based version. The only downside are the adverts which can be numerous. It used to be fairly easy to get around the ads but as with many websites nowadays, a simple ad block does not fix the problem, so here is how to block adverts on All 4.
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Speed issues when using Smart DNS

vpn slows down internet

Smart DNS is a really good option for watching media that isn’t really available to you. Smart DNS simply redirects your traffic through its servers and makes sure you can access the content you want. It is simple to set up and doesn’t affect your speed, which for streaming is very important and this really gives Smart DNS the edge over a VPN solution in this case.
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Smart DNS vs VPN for media streaming

Some sites that contain streaming content such as Hulu or Spotify have certain content that is inaccessible to certain regions. This content is under geo-restriction. This means that unless you live within in the specified area, you are not able to view or download this content.

You may have seen messages about content being restricted if you ever tried to watch content on YouTube or Hulu and you live outside of the United States.
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Why is content Geo-blocked or Geo-gated in the First Place?

Imagine that a loved one has decided as a present to give to you the gift that keeps on giving. Yes we are talking about a digital media device. Perhaps it is a computer, a tablet, or maybe they want to pay for your internet access. The world of entertainment is at your fingertips. All of your favorite shows that you watch on television anywhere in the world, you can now watch anytime you want. However we know that it’s not quite that easy.
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Smart DNS vs Proxy

Because a large number of users are unable to gain access to popular sites widely available in other parts of the world, they have to ditch certain sites that are regionally blocked in different countries. So, you know (if you stay outside of UK or US) that tons of video content is not easy to access while being out of the region the blocked websites are originating from. Some users choose proxy servers, because there are so many on the Web and a big part of them are even free of charge. On the other hand, public use Smart DNS service, known as being more reliable one. Let’s find out why is Smart DNS more reliable and what makes it better than proxy!
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Unblock BBC with Smart DNS

There are so many websites that we cannot access. And this is just because we are not in the right region where these websites can be limitlessly accessed. Some of them are media websites that we can give up to by excluding them from our list, while some of them are still indispensable to us. We need our favorite media when it comes to travel for a week or two or when we move to other countries.
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