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You can use as many devices as you want as long as they are in the same network and have the same external IP.
Whether you live in the UK or are an American traveling through the country, you won’t be able to watch anything you want on NBC’s platform.
If you actually try to access certain content on NBC, you’ll just get a message similar to this:
Why does that happen?
Because NBC uses geo-restrictions – content control technology that allows them to restrict your access to certain content if the website detects you’re from a blacklisted region (basically, anywhere that’s not the US).
A Smart DNS is an online service that uses a combination of DNS servers and proxy servers to help you bypass geo-restrictions.
Basically, the service will replace your real DNS address with the address of its own DNS server. It will also use proxy servers located around the world to route your traffic.
In this case, the Smart DNS would use a server in the US.
Besides that, a Smart DNS will intercept your connection requests to NBC’s website too. Once it does that, it replaces any data that might leak your UK geo-location with new information that makes it seem like you’re actually in the US.
Proxies are servers that act as intermediaries between you and the Internet. You send a connection request to NBC to the proxy, the server intercepts it, and then forwards it to the website on your behalf.
When it does that, it hides your IP address too – just like a VPN. So using a US proxy server is what you need to do to start unblocking NBC.
What’s more, if the proxy server already saved NBC web pages on its local cache, it’ll return the content you request faster.
A VPN is an online service that hides your IP address to help you get around geo-blocks. After all, your real IP address reveals data about you.
So, NBC can easily see if you’re from the US or not.
But with a VPN, you simply pick a US VPN server, connect to it, and it will replace your IP address with its own address. From then on, whenever you connect to a website, it’ll think you live in the US.
That’s not all, though – a VPN also encrypts your Internet traffic, making it completely unreadable. That way, your ISP can’t analyze data packets to see if you’re binging NBC (or any other content).
Why does that matter?
Because if you use up too much data watching NBC, your ISP can just throttle your bandwidth – essentially slow down your speeds to “combat network congestion.”