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That’s it – head to ZEE5
and have fun!
Connect to Smart DNS and watch ZEE5 in USA in seconds with our easy to use apps. Absolutely no technical knowledge required.
Enjoy smooth browsing, downloads, and streaming thanks to our high-speed servers that don’t have any bandwidth caps
You can use as many devices as you want as long as they are in the same network and have the same external IP.
Funny enough, ZEE5 is available almost worldwide – around 190 countries, to be exact. Unfortunately, it still hasn’t launched in the US yet. If you visit ZEE5 from there, you’ll just see this message:
Why isn’t ZEE5 available in the US, though?
It’s hard to say, but it’s likely due to licensing agreements. Basically, ZEE5 can’t buy the licensing rights for the US because other sites own them.
So, ZEE5 has no choice but to geo-block its site to prevent anyone from the US from watching shows and movies on it.
A Smart DNS hides your geo-location, but it does it differently than a VPN. Instead of hiding your IP, it tweaks your DNS queries to make sure there’s no data that could be linked to the country where you’re from.
These services also change your DNS address (so that you’re not using your ISP’s DNS server), and send your traffic through proxy servers in countries where ZEE5 (or any other site you want to unblock) is available.
Unlike VPNs, Smart DNS services don’t encrypt your traffic. Many people like that, however, since it means their streaming speeds won’t slow down.
They might, but we can’t guarantee they’ll work all the time – especially if they’re free proxies. In that case, they don’t refresh their IPs often enough, and ZEE5 might detect them. Plus, you’ll have to settle for very slow speeds too.
We can’t say for sure. Yes, ZEE5 is available in most countries, so you could unblock it using a server in a nearby country like Canada. That way, you get better speeds since it takes less time for data packets to travel between your device and the VPN server.
But here’s the catch – there’s a chance the content library in those countries is more limited. Think of how Netflix works. It’s available worldwide, sure, but not all its titles are available in all countries.
We personally suggest using an Indian server to make sure you get all titles. If the speeds are too slow, use the Smart DNS instead.