Crackle is a great entertainment platform, but it’s a huge shame it isn’t available worldwide. Don’t worry, though – there are ways to get Crackle unblocked anywhere in the world, and we’re going those show you exactly how to do it.
Curling up with your significant other on the couch to enjoy a glass of wine and some romantic movies is definitely a lovely way to spend Valentine’s Day. But you know what would be even better? Being able to enjoy some exclusive Valentine’s Day movies – like the ones they have on Netflix US, for example.
Well, that’s exactly why we’re offering you this chance to enjoy a discount of up to 58% on our services – so that you can unblock any geo-restricted entertainment you want to make this special day more fun.
Using an Android device to connect to the web is extremely convenient and satisfying. The whole Internet is literally at your fingertips anywhere you are in the world – and it’s all topped with a user-friendly interface. The only way to improve all that is to also hide your IP address while using an Android device.
Why? Well, in this article we’re going to show you exactly why you need to do that, and also how to hide your IP address on Android devices too.
Looking to relax listening to your favorite artists on iHeartRadio? As enjoyable as that sounds, it’s often met with disappointment by people trying to access iHeartRadio outside US territory because the service isn’t available in that case. Don’t worry, though – we’ll show you exactly how to quickly and easily get iHeartRadio unblocked if you’re dealing with that issue. Continue reading “How to Unblock iHeartRadio Outside US Territory”
The time has arrived! After one week of entries, we are pleased to announce 5 winners of our giveaway. If your name is listed below, today just happens to be your lucky day! Before that, we would like to thank everyone who entered the giveaway this month! Continue reading “VPN Giveaway”
Using the Internet to learn at school is definitely enjoyable. However, what’s not enjoyable is having to put up with annoying network restrictions that prevent you from accessing the websites you want. After all, maybe you want to watch a YouTube video or two after studying for half an hour, and not being able to do something as basic as that can harm your motivation. Continue reading “How to Unblock Websites at School (6 Methods)”
If you’re into anime and manga, you’ve likely heard of Crunchyroll – a website with tons to offer in terms of East Asian content. It’s just a shame that if you’re not from the US, you’ll have to settle for less shows, and find a way to get Crunchyroll unblocked fully.
First off – happy holidays! We hope you’ll be enjoying a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s along with your loved ones. But we don’t just want you to have a merry time during this period, but a safe time as well – especially on the Internet when you’re buying presents for your friends and family.
Whether you want to kick back and relax this Thanksgiving with your friends and family and enjoy your favorite shows censorship-free, or just want to take advantage of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions, we’ve got you covered.
Instead of running multiple promotions that force you to keep checking our website and social media pages each and every day, we decided to keep everything all-in-one – between the 15th and 26th of November you’ll be able to enjoy the same advantageous discount, no matter the national holiday or shopping holiday. Continue reading “Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday 2018 Promotion”
Ubuntu is a pretty safe operating system, and is generally considered more privacy-oriented than other OSs because of its open-source nature. As a result, many Ubuntu users (including you) probably never thought they’d need to use a VPN if they’re using this OS.
Whether you live outside the UK or are a UK citizen away on a long vacation or gone abroad for work, you’d probably like to relax sometimes with some UK entertainment. We know that feeling, but there’s just one problem – you can’t actually watch UK TV abroad since the content is only available in the country.
Love the content on display on ABC but are frustrated you can’t enjoy it from across the pond? We know how annoying it can be – especially if you are an US expat or on vacation in the UK since it’s the kind of content you’d normally have access to back home.
NBC is quite the versatile platform – what with all the shows, sports, and news you have in one place. It’s just too bad you can’t enjoy and watch NBC in UK (or anywhere else in the world) because it’s not available outside the US.
And yes, those restrictions apply to you even if you’re a US expat living in the UK or just a US citizen who is vacationing there.
Looking to kick back and relax with some scary movies this Halloween? Sounds awesome – it’s just a shame most of the good stuff is usually geo-blocked if you’re not from the US (especially on Netflix).
We’ve got great news for you – we listened to your feedback, and we unblocked 12 more websites from the US, Switzerland, and Germany that you can access using our Smart DNS service. Here’s an overview of all of the new content you’ll get to enjoy: Continue reading “We Just Unblocked 12 More Websites for You!”
With all the amazing content on display, it’s truly a shame you can’t watch NOW TV abroad to your heart’s content without encountering problematic obstacles that stand in the way of your entertainment.
Pandora Radio is an amazing service that can make listening to music feel like a much more unique and personalized experience. It’s just a shame those of you who are not in the US need to get Pandora unblocked first to enjoy it.
Although travelling by plane is by far the most convenient – and fastest – method, finding plane tickets that do not put a dent in your wallet can be challenging. Most often, the best thing you can do is check all travel websites at your disposal and even then, the prices just keep changing upwards. The reason for this is simple. Travel websites pin down your location and use it to serve you prices based on the demand rates in your location. The easiest way to get rid of this inconvenience is to use a VPN to get cheaper flights. Continue reading “Easy ways to use VPN to get cheaper flights”
Everyone has heard about Hulu. The platform is an online content streaming service that puts a wide variety of TV shows and movies at the disposal of its users. However, unfortunately for many, Hulu is geo-restricted. This means that based on your location you might not have access to it.
Outside of the USA and Japan, Hulu tells all those attempting to access its content that they cannot view it. The service is not available in Europe, Canada, Australia and other parts of the world. If you want to watch Hulu in Australia you would not be able to do so without a little help. Continue reading “How to watch Hulu in Australia: Easy tips and tricks”
Update! 15 May, 2018The promotion has ended! Each of us celebrates Mother’s Day differently. But what better gift to offer someone special or why not even yourself than Internet freedom? In a time when geo-restrictions are growing more and more popular and the real Internet freedom which granted us back in the day with access to any content we could think of, we should learn to fight back! Continue reading “Get your Mother’s Day Special Deal from SmartyDNS”
A lot of TV programming is nowhere near the standard Channel 4 has and they continue to hit it out of the park time after time. It’s a shame that it can’t be accessed from anywhere but the UK. Luckily though there is Smart DNS to help you watch Channel 4 outside UK. Continue reading “How to Watch Channel 4 Outside UK”
Whilst HBO programming is available to a whole wealth of countries at the moment HBO GO is only available to those that reside in the United States. This is a shame as HBO really has a lot to offer, especially in the TV show department. There is a way to circumvent this blocking though. Let’s see how you can watch HBO GO outside US. Continue reading “How to Watch HBO GO Outside US”
If you are an expat then there is an issue that arises, BT Sport is locked to UK residents only but of course there is a solution in the shape of Smart DNS. Let’s see how you can watch BT Sport abroad, if you are in USA or in any other location outside UK. Continue reading “How to Watch BT Sport Abroad”
Bummed out cause you can’t enjoy DirecTV Now outside US territory? We understand – the platform is really amazing, and not being able to use it because you live outside the US can be very upsetting.
No need to worry, though, since we’ve got good news – you can actually unblock DirecTV Now outside the US quite easily, and we’ll show you how to do it in this article.
Where Is DirecTV Now Available?
Right now, DirecTV Now is only available in the US. If you try to watch DirecTV Now in Canada, Italy, Poland, or any other country, you’ll either be redirected to a different page, or you’ll be told you can’t do that if you’re not in the US.
Why? Because the DirecTV Now platform uses geo-restrictions to prevent “unauthorized” access from other countries.
What Are Geo-Restrictions?
Geo-restrictions are a type of technology that allows content providers to have control over which geographical areas their content (movies, TV shows, radio stations, podcasts, etc.) can be accessed in.
Geo-restrictions (also called geo-blocks) are easy to enforce because any website you access can see your real IP address. Since your IP address contains information that leaks your geographical location, the website can quickly check if your geo-location is blacklisted or not. If it is, your connection request is either denied or redirected.
Why Does DirecTV Now Use Geo-Restrictions?
One of the main reasons DirecTV Now content is geo-blocked outside the US is because DirecTV Now is owned by AT&T – a US telecommunications company that’s also the largest one in the world. It’s very likely that AT&T wishes to keep DirecTV Now content geo-blocked.
Why would they do that? Probably because of copyright regulations, for one. After all, AT&T doesn’t really own all the content that’s on display on DirecTV Now. A lot of it is owned by someone else, and AT&T just bought the rights to stream it. So, it’s not up to them whether or not that content is made available worldwide.
Besides copyright regulations, there are also licensing fees we need to consider. You see, if AT&T were to stream all their content worldwide, they’d have to purchase licensing rights in every single country in the world. On top of that, they’d also have to pay different national taxes. Overall, that accounts to huge expenses which the company likely can’t afford – despite its size.
Still, while all that is understandable from AT&T’s point of view, that still doesn’t mean it’s fair that you need to put up with annoying geo-restrictions simply because you’re from a different part of the world.
How to Watch DirecTV Now Outside US Territory
Since geo-restrictions work based on your geographical location, it’s pretty obvious you need to find a way to hide your geo-location when you’re on the Internet. Luckily, doing that is pretty simple nowadays – just use a VPN or a Smart DNS.
Using a VPN Service
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a service that helps you hide your real IP address by replacing it with the address of a VPN server you connect to. So, all you’d need to do to access DirecTV Now outside US territory would be to connect to a US-based VPN server.
A Smart DNS is a simple online service that replaces your ISP-assigned DNS address with a new one. Why? Because, like your IP address, your DNS address also contains data that can reveal your real geo-location.
Basically, when you use a Smart DNS, the DirecTV Now platform will think you’re based in the US. Also, the Smart DNS will intercept your connections to the website, and replace any information that can leak your geo-location with new data that points to a location in the US.
Which Option Should You Try?
It’s hard to say since both VPNs and Smart DNS services are great ways to access geo-blocked content. In the end, it’s all up to you and your preferences, but still – here’s some info that might help you out:
A VPN can protect your online traffic, but the use of encryption can also slow down your online connection speeds. Granted, it’s not guaranteed to happen 100% of the time, and drop in speed might not be noticeable (plus, it depends on many factors).
A Smart DNS doesn’t use any encryption, so you’re likely to get higher online speeds with this service. But the lack of encryption also means your Internet traffic isn’t secured, and that your ISP can throttle your bandwidth if they want. Also, you can’t bypass firewalls with a Smart DNS.
So, you should use a VPN if you’re more concerned about your online privacy and freedom on top of unblocking DirecTV Now outside US territory. On the other hand, if you want your original ISP speeds while watching DirecTV Now content, you should opt for a Smart DNS instead.
Unblock US DirecTV Now With SmartyDNS
We offer the best of both worlds – a Smart DNS and a VPN service. You decide which one works best for you, but it’s worth mentioning that both services feature high-speed servers and unlimited bandwidth to ensure you can enjoy a smooth online experience.
What’s more, if you ever get bored of DirecTV Now, you can always use our Smart DNS to unblock 120+ other US websites, not to mention access to content from countries like: Canada, Australia, The UK, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Germany.
How to Enjoy DirecTV Now Outside US Territory With SmartyDNS
DirecTV Now is one of the best streaming platforms on the Internet, and it’s perfect for anyone looking to switch from cable and satellite to cord-cutting options. The subscription options are decently priced, offer a large variety of channels (up to 120+), and you can use the service on tons of devices (mobile, tablets, desktops, laptops, Apple TV, Roku, etc.).
What’s more, DirecTV Now offers a 7-day free trial, and even lets you pay with PayPal, offering you more convenience.
DirecTV Now is an awesome media streaming platform. It’s just a shame it’s only available in the US. If you’re from any other country, an expat, or away on vacation, you’re out of luck, unfortunately, since the content is geo-blocked.
No need to be too upset, though, since there is an easy fix to this. Just use a VPN or a Smart DNS, and you’ll be able to enjoy DirecTV Now outside US territory in no time.
Are you here because you’re searching to find a way to watch FOX outside US? We’re sure that’s the case. If you travel to London, FOX will not be available there. Even if you want to watch FOX in Canada, you’ll still need to unblock it. Their local FOX will have a local programming and this means that you will not be able to watch the entire content you want to. Continue reading “How to Watch FOX in Canada”
The American VH1 can be accessed from US only. That’s why when you are traveling or let’s say you simply live in a different place than USA and trying to access www.vh1.com, you probably get a message that warns you that this website is not available in your country. This is because the American VH1 is blocked for the users located outside of US. And finally you are being offered to use their local VH1, as VH1 introduced many native-language local versions of the channel, just like MTV does. So, if you go to Poland you’ll be able to watch their branded channel in Polish and not the US VH1 that you want to see. Let’s see how you can watch VH1 outside US. Continue reading “How to Watch VH1 Outside US”
Update! 3 April, 2018The promotion has ended! Easter is here, and Spring is just around the corner. That means that here at SmartyDNS, we feel like giving our customers a little something extra. Sign up to SmartyDNS this Easter, and you’ll be able to enjoy discounts of up to 66%. Continue reading “The Easter Promotion Has Arrived!”
Yes, there are a lot of geo-restricted websites that can be unblocked with the newest and easiest method that was recently invented called Smart DNS service. iTV Hub is another website worth to be unblocked and we will tell you more about it in the following. We will describe it to you, will show you how good it is and of course, will light up the easiest way to watch iTV abroad from anywhere you would be – from anywhere in the world. Continue reading “How to Watch iTV Abroad”
If you are into Hulu, you probably know that it is an amazing source of streaming TV. You enjoy your favorite TV shows, your favorite movies, favorite episodes such as Family Guy, Glee, SNL and many other hit shows… Unfortunately, like in every nice sounding story there is another part of it, a part which is more or less sad. Streaming videos of Hulu are currently offered only to users in the United States. But there is an innovative method that was created to wide the opportunity to watch Hulu outside US. Continue reading “How to Watch Hulu Outside US”
We pride ourselves on providing our subscribers with access to some of the best sites around. By constantly expanding our service and responding to your feedback, we’re able to open up new streaming content to you on a regular basis. Today, we’re happy to announce that our users will now be able to enjoy nine great new sites from around the world. With a selection of the latest sports, drama, film and TV, there’s never been a better time to use SmartyDNS. Continue reading “SmartyDNS Bring You Nine New Streaming Sites”
Xfinity provides viewers with access to over 200 of the best TV channels and streaming services around. But if you’re trying to watch Xfinity online from somewhere other than the USA, you’re likely to find yourself blocked by geo-restrictions. With SmartyDNS, you can make these problems a thing of the past. We provide our subscribers with everything they need to unblock Xfinity and access a huge selection of content with complete ease. Continue reading “How to Watch Xfinity Online”
France has been a powerhouse of film and television for decades, and is a hub for European sport. But if you try and access French streaming websites from other countries, odds are that your access will be blocked. That’s what SmartyDNS is for. Our service lets you watch French TV outside France, no matter your location. Continue reading “How to Watch French TV Outside France”
The BBC is the one of the world’s oldest public TV broadcasters. They’re also one of the very best, with content that is respected around the world. But if you try and access these great shows from anywhere outside of the UK, geo-restrictions will prevent you. However, using SmartyDNS, you can watch BBC iPlayer abroad with zero difficulty. Continue reading “How to Watch BBC iPlayer Abroad”