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Our specialists share their knowledge about best practices of using VPN and Smart DNS. They write about how useful these services can be and what you can use them for.

How to Watch Sling TV Outside US

Sling TV is a premier streaming service with content from a huge array of channels, covering just about every corner of broadcasting. But if you’re trying to access the site from outside the US, the odds are that geo-restrictions will prevent you from making the most of the available content. That’s where we come in. SmartyDNS has everything you need to watch Sling TV outside US, as well as over 200 of the best streaming services around the world. Read on to find out exactly how to watch Sling TV outside US with our comprehensive service. Continue reading “How to Watch Sling TV Outside US”

How to Watch Bravo TV Online with SmartyDNS

Bravo TV is one of the most widely watched channels in the US, received by over three quarters of households with TVs. However, if you’re trying to watch Bravo TV stream content from outside the US, the likelihood is that geo-restrictions will make things difficult for you. You won’t be able to access the vast majority of content from this great broadcaster, unless you invest in a top service such as SmartyDNS. We provide our customers with everything they need to watch Bravo TV online. Thanks to us, you can get around geo-blocking easily, giving you full access to this top channel and over 200 other unblocked streaming services. Continue reading “How to Watch Bravo TV Online with SmartyDNS”

Unblock CBC and Access the Best Canadian Content Available

CBC is one of Canada’s foremost broadcasters, providing a wide range of programming on TV and online. However, due to geo-restrictions, the chances are that you won’t be able to watch CBC online. However, by signing up to SmartyDNS, you can easily dodge geo-restrictions and watch CBC live online. We’re going to tell you everything there is to know about how to watch CBC online. And SmartyDNS can give you access to a whole range of other Canadian content as well, plus other streaming services from around the world. Continue reading “Unblock CBC and Access the Best Canadian Content Available”

Pick up a Top VPN for Even Less with Our Valentine’s Day Offer

Update! 15 February, 2018 The promotion has ended!
Planning on spending this Valentine’s Day catching up on some hit TV shows with your loved one? With up to 66% off SmartyDNS from February 8th to 14th, there’s never been a better time to check out streaming content online. We give you everything you need to dodge geo-restrictions and access the best film, TV and more, from around the world. Continue reading “Pick up a Top VPN for Even Less with Our Valentine’s Day Offer”

How to Watch Sky Sports online with Smart DNS

Sky Sports is one of the biggest sports broadcasters around, with comprehensive coverage of a huge range of events. However, due to geo-restrictions, many countries around the world are unable to watch Sky Sports online. That’s where SmartyDNS comes in. We give sports fans everything they need to unblock Sky Sports and a lot of other sport channels. Our top service lets you sidestep geo-restrictions to access this unrivalled sports streaming service, no matter where you are. Continue reading “How to Watch Sky Sports online with Smart DNS”

How to Watch Fox Sports Online Streaming with SmartyDNS

Fox is one of the biggest networks in the US, and Fox Sports has been offering coverage of some of the biggest events since 1994. However, if you’re looking to watch Fox Sports online, odds are that you won’t be able to access their site. Due to geo-restrictions, if you’re trying to watch Fox Sports online streaming events from outside the US, the content will be blocked. But that’s where we come in. We’re going to show you how to watch Fox Sports online with complete ease using Smart DNS. Continue reading “How to Watch Fox Sports Online Streaming with SmartyDNS”

Watch WWE from Anywhere in the World

WWE is the biggest wrestling promoter in the world. They’re globally renowned, but many fans may not be able to access WWE Network online streaming events. Geo-restrictions mean that if you are not in the right country, you will be blocked from the website. That’s where we come in. SmartyDNS is your one tool for accessing all the latest wrestling coverage. We give our users access to over two hundred streaming sites around the world. With our help, you can dodge geo-restrictions and watch WWE Network matches and shows with zero difficulty. Read on to find out exactly how to watch WWE Network with Smart DNS. Continue reading “Watch WWE from Anywhere in the World”

Learn How to Watch CWTV Live Stream outside the US

CWTV is one of the USA’s foremost channels operating today. However, due to geo-restrictions, it’s likely that your access to this great broadcaster is severely limited. That’s where we come in. With SmartyDNS, you can easily watch CWTV live, no matter what country you’re watching from.

Read on to find out exactly what you can expect when you watch CW live stream broadcasts, and how to ensure you get the most out of this top channel. We will tell you exactly how to watch CW online with zero stress.
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Watch ESPN Online with SmartyDNS

ESPN is one of the world’s biggest sports services, providing live coverage of a huge range of events. However, due to geo-restrictions, the odds are that you aren’t able to watch ESPN online. That’s set to change when you make use of SmartyDNS. We give you everything you need to watch ESPN online streaming events, and there are a few other benefits on offer. Continue reading “Watch ESPN Online with SmartyDNS”

SmartyDNS Has New VPN Server Locations In Canada, Italy and France

We are happy to announce that SmartyDNS is set to expand, with three new VPN servers coming into operation in Canada (Montreal), Italy (Milan) and France (Gravelines). We are constantly working to set up in new locations around the world, providing our clients with a service that gives them flexibility coupled with the highest levels of privacy and security. These new servers do just that. You’ll be able to access any geo-restricted content from these countries, without risking either your online security or your internet speeds. Continue reading “SmartyDNS Has New VPN Server Locations In Canada, Italy and France”

New sign in process on Android devices

We always struggle to make things easier for you and to provide you with an amazing experience every time you use our services. Because we love what we do, we want you to love using SmartyDNS as well. We constantly update our apps and find ways to make them quicker, more efficient and more user friendly. Continue reading “New sign in process on Android devices”

Unblock MTV with Smart DNS

If you are tired of having limited access to MTV and really want to watch it everywhere you go, this post is for you. Well, we will tell you how to unblock MTV every time you want to access it while being outside of the USA.
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Unblock Vevo with Smart DNS

We all have YouTube – the most famous video-sharing website. Besides the fact that we can upload, view and share videos, most of us more likely search on YouTube various music videos, including our favorite artists latest releases and music videos, live shows, concerts and so on.

But what if there is something that can bring you all that without making that search? A media website that is focusing only on music industry and it’s their aim to bring you everything about Show Business and nothing else. There is such a media website and it’s called Vevo but unfortunately it’s geo-restricted.
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Cryptocurrencies now available on SmartyDNS

We want our users to have the best possible experience and that starts right from the moment you decide to purchase our VPN and Smart DNS services and need to pay for them.

We know that on top of your desire to access amazing video and audio content that is normally geo-restricted in your country, you also need to know that your personal information is secure and kept away from prying eyes. Continue reading “Cryptocurrencies now available on SmartyDNS”

Unblock websites from USA with Smart DNS

The internet is a place of wonder and endless possibilities in its essence. Unfortunately, some people are trying to control it and impose rules on it so that people are more easily controlled and verified. This is why we have all sorts of limitations, be them of speed or access to different websites, especially those enforced because of location. Geo-restrictions especially affect people who are trying to stream audio or video content online because sadly most online streaming services offer different content for different countries. The USA versions of most services are the most complete, so if you’re looking to unblock websites from USA, it’s perfectly understandable. Read on to find out how easy it is to do it. Continue reading “Unblock websites from USA with Smart DNS”

Major update on our iOS app

As you probably already know, here at SmartyDNS, your needs always come first. And that is why our top priority is to find ways to provide you with the best experience possible for you when using our services. Following the feedback from customers, we decided it was time to make some important changes to the SmartyDNS iOS app. Continue reading “Major update on our iOS app”

How to unblock websites from Canada with Smart DNS

Browsing the internet at a good speed and with no sort of interruptions shouldn’t feel like a gift from God or something as impossible as owning a unicorn. It should be something normal that you don’t even think about, it just happens. It should be a lot like breathing. But unfortunately, there is this cruel thing called geo-restrictions and bad ISPs that keep us from getting what we want. If you want to unblock websites from Canada however, there is an amazing solution for you, and we will give you all the information you need in order to bypass geo-restrictions! Continue reading “How to unblock websites from Canada with Smart DNS”

The easiest way to unblock websites from the UK

So, you like browsing the internet at high speed and with no interruptions whatsoever? Do you like finding anything you want online and having no restrictions? So do we. Too bad it’s not really possible most of time. You always get interrupted from seeing something because the content you wish to see has geo-restrictions. And that’s just annoying as hell, especially when it comes to streaming services from the UK, which provide top notch content. If you want to learn how to easily unblock websites from the UK, read on! Continue reading “The easiest way to unblock websites from the UK”

How to unblock German websites with Smart DNS

Internet… what a magical place! The place where you can find anything you can imagine. A place to connect to all your loved ones and strangers as well, to gain access to worldwide information and entertainment and truly enjoy yourself. Or so it could be. If it weren’t for two of the most annoying things ever: slow internet and geo-restrictions. A great way of enjoying more of the amazing internet is using a Smart DNS. You can unblock German websites with Smart DNS and that is a great thing. Continue reading “How to unblock German websites with Smart DNS”

The easiest way to unblock websites from Poland

There are a lot of annoying things that we face each and every day, but out of all of them the thing that all people have in common is being connected to the internet. Due to geo-restrictions, many of us face the problem of not being able to access certain websites or online services. If you want to unblock websites from Poland though, read on and see how easily it can be done. Continue reading “The easiest way to unblock websites from Poland”

IKEv2 VPN protocol added on SmartyDNS

Big news from your favorite VPN and Smart DNS provider! In our attempt to provide you with the best possible services, we decided to add the IKEv2 VPN protocol and now all the servers from SmartyDNS support this protocol. Continue reading “IKEv2 VPN protocol added on SmartyDNS”

How to unblock CANAL+ Sport Online

One of the worst things that can happen to you online apart from information theft, malware and all sorts of bullying; is not being able to access the websites you want. Well, it seems that in recent years the geo-location of users is severely affecting what you can and can’t see. If you’re anything like us and enjoy watching videos and seeing anything you wish with no problems whatsoever, we will teach you how to unblock CANAL+ Sport Online! Continue reading “How to unblock CANAL+ Sport Online”

Unblock Cartoon Network with Smart DNS

I think Cartoon Network is probably one of the most well-known channels out there. Maybe that is just me speaking as a child growing up in the 90’s early 2000’s but it certainly was a huge part of my own childhood as I know it was for a lot of kids (that was until you started to have to pay for Cartoon Network then I would only get to watch it at my grandparents’ house back when OnDigital was a thing). Cartoon Network though is so radically different throughout the world. Many shows are missing from various regions or are broadcast way later than their American equivalents. Thankfully Smart DNS can help nullify these borders and unblock Cartoon Network. Continue reading “Unblock Cartoon Network with Smart DNS”

How to unblock Viafree with SmartyDNS

It’s rather frustrating to watch religiously online your favorite TV show, only to find yourself unable to do so once traveling abroad, isn’t it? Luckily, you can always trick your geo-restricted video streaming service with a Smart DNS. If you live in Sweden, you may want to find out how to unblock Viafree with SmartyDNS! Continue reading “How to unblock Viafree with SmartyDNS”

How to unblock SVT Play with SmartyDNS

Watching an episode of your favorite TV show or series while traveling abroad can be a real challenge. Just think of the geo-restriction you automatically face – your chosen streaming service most likely doesn’t work outside the borders of your home country. Well, if you love SVTPlay.se and don’t want to miss out on anything while traveling to a foreign country, you’ve come to the right place: we are here to help you unblock SVT Play with SmartyDNS! Continue reading “How to unblock SVT Play with SmartyDNS”

New VPN server in Poland!

You already know that here at SmartyDNS we do tremendous efforts to bring you the best VPN and Smart DNS services. As part of our desire to be close to our customers and to get them access to as much geo-restricted content as possible, the best level of online security and online privacy, we decided to expand our reach to Poland. We are now the proud owners of a VPN server in Poland, Gdansk! Continue reading “New VPN server in Poland!”

The UK spy agency is monitoring millions of social media accounts

Reports were made by non-profit privacy organisations that the UK GCHQ is collecting social media data from potentially millions of Facebook and Twitter accounts. According to the documents published by the organisation, the agency is collecting and accessing information through databases of private companies.
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SmartyDNS VPN app now available on Android TV

We have amazing news for our customers again! SmartyDNS users can now use our services on Android TVs without getting through all the hassle of a manual setup! All you need to do is simply download the app and start using it!

It probably happened to you too, like it happened to thousands before you. To get excited about starting to watch a show or to try and register an account on a music streaming platform only to find out that users from your country are not accepted or have limited access to their content.
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SmartyDNS unblocks 12 new websites!

We love to bring good news to our customers and that is why it’s a great pleasure for us to announce the fact that you can now unblock 12 more video streaming services with us!

We took our customers’ feedback into consideration and we carefully selected a collection of very accessible streaming platforms, which cover even the most sophisticated taste. Whether you are interested in documentaries, news, movies or television shows, you will find an exciting new video service in the list below. Continue reading “SmartyDNS unblocks 12 new websites!”

SmartyDNS VPN app now available on Fire TV!

We are excited to let you know that we found another way of making your life easier! The SmartyDNS VPN app, which has already been appreciated by thousands of our users on other devices, is now also available in the Amazon App Store.

We believe that the internet should be a completely free environment, with no restrictions or limitations. And we also believe that you should be able to watch your favorite shows, TV programs, movies or documentaries from wherever you are and on any device that you wish to use.
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Unblock beIN Sports with Smart DNS

A man’s passion for his favorite team is something that cannot be measured and definitely something that shouldn’t be messed with. Despite the beauty of the sports and the magic of competition, sports have become a profitable business. And the same goes for broadcasting sports, whether it is on television or online. That is why most streaming websites use geo-location to restrict access to their services to only a couple of privileged, high-converting countries. We are here to help you move past that, so here’s how to unblock beIN Sports with Smart DNS and watch your favorite games online: Continue reading “Unblock beIN Sports with Smart DNS”

Unblock Freeform with Smart DNS

Not having access to video streaming platforms can be a nightmare. And considering the huge number of shows you can watch on Freeform, it would be a shame to miss out just because of geo-restrictions. That is why you can now unblock Freeform with SmartyDNS if you live outside of the USA. Continue reading “Unblock Freeform with Smart DNS”

Unblock Zattoo with Smart DNS

The grass always seems to be greener on the other side of the fence doesn’t it? That is one of the reasons why it’s such a bitter moment every single time we realize a certain service is not available in our location. Especially with online services like Zattoo out there, it’s easy to understand why geo-restrictions are a huge inconvenience. Luckily, there are solutions nowadays! Now you can unblock Zattoo with Smart DNS and it is awesome. Continue reading “Unblock Zattoo with Smart DNS”

9 months in prison for selling VPN software in China

China’s fight against local VPN providers takes an unexpected turn these days, as the news of a Chinese man sentenced to spend 9 months in prison because he used a personal website to sell VPN software have emerged on social media.

It’s a well known fact that China is one of the countries with the most restrictions when it comes to the online environment. And of course, as censorship toughens, so does the internet users’ desire to see what is behind the Great Firewall of China. Continue reading “9 months in prison for selling VPN software in China”

GHCQ warns Europe travelers of cyber threats

The Government Communications Headquarters issued a warning earlier this week, alerting UK holidaymakers of cyber threats that could ruin their vacations in Europe. The main threat is represented by insecure Wi-Fi networks. Scheming hackers infiltrated a large number of Wi-Fi networks across Europe and even created completely fake ones, with the sole purpose of stealing all the information from unsuspecting users. Continue reading “GHCQ warns Europe travelers of cyber threats”

DOJ demands that DreamHost hand visitor IP addresses

A web-hosting and domain registration company, DreamHost, is now fighting the Justice Department’s warrant for information on people that have browsed one of the websites hosted by them and organized a protest against President Trump’s inauguration.
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What are the benefits of VPN?

VPN stands for “Virtual Private Network” and it is, simply put, a much safer way to surf away. It all started in August 1996, when a Microsoft employee decided that the internet was getting out of hand. Because the internet was growing too much, too quickly, privacy and security were taking a hit with every bit of information shared. Thus our Microsoft man came up with a brilliant plan: to shrink up the connection so that it fits through a peer-to-peer tunnelling protocol, or PPTP for short. What that means basically, is that instead of swimming into an ocean of data with no protection, exposed to hackers and with no certainty of online privacy, one was able, from that point onward, to have access to the same amount of data, but with the benefits of accessing it through a safe tunnel of encryption. Continue reading “What are the benefits of VPN?”

What is the best VPN server location?

When it comes to choosing the best VPN server location, everybody faces the same problems and shares the same needs. Most VPN providers offer a wide range of VPN servers in a huge number of different locations. Making a good choice in these conditions becomes a difficult task since the number of options can seem overwhelming especially for a first time user. Continue reading “What is the best VPN server location?”

We updated the SmartyDNS Android App!

Our constant efforts for better Smart DNS and VPN services lead us to a series of massive improvements that were necessary for our Android VPN App. We therefore decided to work hard with our technical team on updating the SmartyDNS Android App and we released several updates within the past couple of months. Continue reading “We updated the SmartyDNS Android App!”

Vladimir Putin bans the use of VPNs in Russia

The Russian President, Vladimir Putin has just approved a law that prohibits the use of VPN services and other anonymizers to access previously blocked resources. The law was drafted in June 2017 by members of three different factions and received a favorable vote in the Russian Duma. According to the new law, internet users may no longer use any online tools to bypass officially banned websites. Continue reading “Vladimir Putin bans the use of VPNs in Russia”

Netflix speed capped on Verizon Wireless?

According to The Verge, evidence shows that something is definitely going on with Netflix speed on Verizon Wireless. It seems that despite the whole net neutrality discussion that’s been trending in the past few months, the data speeds at which Verizon Wireless costumers are able to stream Netflix videos has been limited. A large number of users have reported and documented their experiences with Netflix on Verizon Wireless in Reddit threads. Most of them found themselves unable to exceed a download speed of 10Mbps both on Netflix and Fast.com, the Netflix speed test tool. Contacted by the media, Netflix’s spokesperson replied that the issue is definitely not on their side, since they do not cap data for any mobile networks.
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5 more websites unblocked!

More awesome news from our scientists at Smarty labs! As you already know, we’re always cooking something new for our users here at the SmartyDNS headquarters. Today, we’re very excited to announce that we’ve just extended the list of unblocked websites by 5 new additions. Eureka! Continue reading “5 more websites unblocked!”

OpenVPN updates for the SmartyDNS Windows and macOS apps

We have some amazing news for all our VPN app users out there! We’re happy to announce that we have updated the SmartyDNS Windows and macOS VPN apps to the latest and most secure OpenVPN 2.4.2 version. Through the OpenVPN protocol, we ensure a high degree of security on all devices for the best online experiences. Continue reading “OpenVPN updates for the SmartyDNS Windows and macOS apps”

Unblock Websites from Sweden using SmartyDNS

We like to tailor our services as to meet all expectations and this is why at SmartyDNS you will always find new and improved services every time. And because we strongly believe in online freedom for everyone, we are proud to announce that our users have now the possibility to unblock websites from Sweden.
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The Australian Government requests access to encrypted communication

In the wake of recent UK terrorist attacks, the Australian Government plans to increase internet surveillance by compelling big corporations like Google, Facebook and Apple to give security agencies full access to encrypted communication in alleged counter-terrorism actions.

PM Malcolm Turnbull and Labor leader Bill Shorten agreed to give the law enforcement unrestricted access to encrypted messages and social media, causing concern amid internet users. Continue reading “The Australian Government requests access to encrypted communication”

New VPN Servers in Germany, Australia and Singapore

We are thrilled to announce that we have recently added 3 more VPN servers so as to ensure the best online experience of our increasing number of users and to facilitate their access to online content. Adding new servers allows you to bypass certain regional bans and also allowing you to maintain your anonymity online. SmartyDNS users now have the opportunity to enjoy 3 brand new top notch VPN servers based in Sydney, Australia; Singapore and Nuremberg, Germany. Continue reading “New VPN Servers in Germany, Australia and Singapore”

Updates on macOS and Windows Apps

In the fast-paced online world, the only constant is change. Having that said, we always try to create the best experiences for our users. By adding new and improved features to our Windows and macOS VPN apps, we give users the ability to benefit from these new functionalities every time they use our VPN and Smart DNS services. Continue reading “Updates on macOS and Windows Apps”

SmartyDNS App for macOS has been updated

We are very happy to announce the release of a series of updates on our SmartyDNS App designed for the macOS users.
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Turkey Blocks Wikipedia as a National Security Measure

Following the Russian model, the Turkish authorities are increasing their efforts to consolidate power through online censorship culminating with the recent ban of the Wikipedia website. Officials have stated that the block was carried on under a law that allows filtering for national security and public safety purposes.
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British Home Secretary wants to spy your chats

The British Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has stated that she believes that end to end encryption, particularly for messaging services such as Whatsapp, should be accessible by authorities.

These comments were made shortly in the aftermath of the terror attack in London when an individual drove along the Westminster Bridge killing three people and injuring dozens before crashing the car and getting out to stab a policeman. The assailant was then shot dead.
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