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We have covered some good VPN services on TechVise and while they’re terrific for everything, they can be an overkill if you only need to bypass geo restrictions. Here is a list of working DNS services so everyone can stream TV Shows, Movies, Sports and Documentaries etc. from channels all over the globe. So what else can you do with a DNS service?
Depending on how good your DNS service provider is, you can do a number of things, such as:
- Stream Live Sports (may require an additional subscription fee from the channel provider)
- Stream Movies, TV Shows and Documentaries from the likes of Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus,BBC iPlayer etc.
- Stream Live TV from public tv channels or Public Broadcasting Services. E.g. ABC, CBS, CW, NBC, ITV, Channel 4 etc. This also includes channels available online in any country.
- Configure devices such as Apple TV, Mobile phones, Tablets, Computers, BluRay players, Smart TVs and Game Consoles to work under different regions that are generally not available to you.
- In most cases listed above, you will be breaking the law by using the service. Hence, proceed at your own peril.
A DNS masks your current geolocation and propagates another that is acceptable for channels and services. For instance, to access free TV on ABC, you need to be in the US. When using a DNS service, you can access the ABC website and watch content easily. If you were to visit the same website without the use of a DNS service, you would not be able to play videos and instead get a notification stating that the content is not available for your region.
Also, DNS Services only work with location based services, so if your country or ISP specifically blocks websites such as Netflix, Hulu etc, then you need to pick a suitable VPN Service. DNS services also do not offer any security or encryption, hence for that too you would need a good VPN service. In short, DNS does not affect your normal browsing at all.
Now without a further ado, here is a list of DNS services that work impressively.
Getflix is operated out of Australia. They give a generous 14 day free trial that doesn’t need any payment info but once the trial period is up you are asked to continue with a proper paid package. Their monthly plan is at $3.95 but all other packages have a certain percentage off on it which is pretty good. This DNS service has a pretty cool comparison list that explains which devices can stream which channels and of course this way you also get to see which channels they are offering. They accept all major credit cards including VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB. They have a dedicated app for Android and iOS devices as well.
TrickByte is incorporated in Thailand and unlike few services mentioned here, offer an impressive 14 day trial period for its DNS services. They too lift the geological restrictions and enable users like yourself to watch Netflix, HULU and BBC iPlayer etc. Unlike GetFlix above, they have a Netflix switcher. Their service is also easy to setup and can work on Mac, PC, Androids, iOS, gaming consoles, routers and media boxes. TrickByte have a monthly package of $2.99/Month which is fairly cheap. They also have a 6 month plan for $16.49 and a yearly plan of $29.99. They accept all major credit cards, PayPal and also accept payments via Payza.
Based out of Denmark, Unlocator offers a 7 day free trial which like others mentioned here, doesn’t require any information of Credit Card. They provide access to more than 200 of the most well-known channels from around the globe and they keep adding more to this list. Unlocator also offers Smart VPN which bypasses the DNS and enables streaming from mobile connections. This means that 3G connections and even slower ones can easily stream video content and other restricted websites like YouTube. Their region switcher for Netflix supports 29 countries. They have a 24/7 support system and also claim to have a 99.9% uptime. Unlocator also boast that there service can be used on as many devices as you want but they all need to be connected to the same internet connection, in other words, I can personally use their service on all of my 6 devices. They also have 3rd party apps for OS X, Android and iOS devices but in all honesty they support all devices and apps are not really necessary if router is configured. Now for some serious talk; Unlocator has 3 packages starting from $4.95/Month to $27.50/6 Months and a yearly package of $49.95. Unlocator offers a 14-day money-back guarantee and support payments via MasterCard, VISA and Dankot.
PlayMoTV offers a 7 day free trial through which you can stream the channels you want to see but after that its $4.99/Month. Netflix switcher currently gives you US content only. The other regions may or may not be back. This DNS service offers apps for Android and iOS devices and they also have a dedicated setup page and very cool linkers for Windows and Mac computer. Linkers are by the way PlayMoTV’s application that does two things seamlessly; it links and unlinks your PC from PlayMoTV’s gateway with one click and it updates your IP automatically, useful? You can pay for their service via VISA, PayPal, Bitcoin, JCB, AmEx, MasterCard and Discover.
Blockless is region switching service with support for 21 countries. They have a no contract 7 day free trial to get you started, there is hardly any software installation required and they have great setup guides backed by a 24/7 support service. What’s more, they have a SmartGuard service that actively works to protect your browsing activity from ad tracking, streaming ads and malware. Since Blockless doesn’t believe in contracts, you can cancel their region switching service anytime, which by the way works on all devices. They have 3 packages; $4.95/Month, a $27.25/6 Months and a 49.95/Year. I should also mention that 6 Month package gets a 7% a discount and the Yearly package gets a 16% discount. Do note that they accepts credit cards and PayPal for payments.
SmartyDNS provides the unblocking facility via their software. All you need to do is install their software, enter your key and enable DNS. The service is simply a click away. By turning it on, it starts unblocking websites and when you are finished, you can turn it off. SmartyDNS mainly aims to unblock websites that don’t show their content outside of US, UK, Germany and Poland. So far they have 203 channels that you can connect to all of your devices like PC, Mac, tablets and others at the same time. The only condition of course is to have all devices connected to the same network. SmartyDNS offer 14 days of free trial and after that you can pick any of these 4 packages; $4.95/Month, $13.45/3 Months, $23.95/6 Months and $39.95/Year. They also have a 30 day money back guarantee provided you are not able to access any site from the list of unblocked websites in the first 30 days so make sure you check out that link of unblock websites. In case, you want more packages;get 50 percent off for your second package. All you have to do is open a ticket for a discount.You can pay for their service via PayPal, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Alipay, Webmoney, Yandex Money, Qiwi and Boleto Bancario.
A very inexpensive DNS service; MediaHint caters to a lot of channel viewing. There service is available on almost all devices and browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Mac, iOS, Windows, tablets, Android devices, smart TVs, gaming consoles, routers and more. You are of course allowed to use one subscription of MediaHint extension on multiple computers/all devices in your home. If you are happy with their service then you can choose to pay monthly or yearly. You get unlimited access for $3.95/Month or if you subscribe for a year then you get 12 months for a price of 10 and you save $7.90 off the total $39.50/Year. To access the pricing plan, you have to open an account.They accept all major credit cards and Paypal to subscribe.
So? Do you use a similar DNS service with outstanding results? Let us know in the comments below and we will mention it here after checking it out ourselves.