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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.

14 new media websites unblocked!

What does it take to become more and more satisfying service in any industry? The answer is: listen carefully to customers needs, yes their needs have a lot to “say” :) What else? Undoubtedly work hard on what they request and let them get the best of what you can offer. This is the point we came to and we hope to keep on moving that way so it puts us further!
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Australia declares legal using a VPN to unblock geo-restricted websites

If you’re wondering if it’s a fair practice to unblock geo-restricted websites using a VPN, take a moment to listen Australia’s point of view. In a time when more and more governments around the world promote laws that diminish citizens’ rights to online privacy and free, unrestricted browsing, Australia takes a stand against this injustices and plans to declare legal unblocking geo-restricted websites, in order to find the best deals on international content.
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German bill limits online privacy

It seems that, regarding online privacy, Europe no longer walks on steady ground. And the threat doesn’t come from outside enemies as you might think, but within its borders, from the same authorities that were supposed to protect it. The first country that made this dangerous and controversial step was UK with highly criticized IP Bill that will allow Police and government agencies to access private date of its citizens any time they see fit. And now is Germany’s turn. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere proposed a bill that will limit the right of the German citizens to protect their online privacy.
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Smart DNS and VPN joined forces for your privacy, security and freedom

Good news for our SmartyDNS users and for all of you online freedom and security seekers! We’ve decided to join Smart DNS and VPN into one single great service. From now on we will deliver a complete package of features that will fully guarantee your privacy, security and anonymity on the Internet. If you already are a customer, you will get the upgrade without extra payments. If you are a new online security enthusiast, don’t worry, we have a great deal for you also: you can access our upgraded services and pay the same old prices. Just check our promotions!
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10 new media websites and apps unblocked!

Hey, SmartyDNS family members! We’ve been working on your requests and that makes us happy, meaning that the service works just fine with you all. We are back with great news for all of you. We keep adding regionally restricted media websites to our list of unblocked media websites, so it becomes bigger and bigger each month. Browse the list and find your favorite media website in order to watch shows and many more that you have missed or are still missing. Check the list of newly added websites below.
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Zattoo Switzerland unblocked

We have great news for you all! Our list of unblocked websites is getting bigger and bigger! Now it’s time for Zattoo Switzerland to join the media websites that we have already unblocked for you. Zattoo Switzerland – the much waited and one of the biggest European media websites, it’s now available and you can unblock it when being outside of the restricted area. Zattoo restrict their service to various regional boundaries, but through Smart DNS service, the usefulness of Zattoo Live and catch-up TV can extend to a real global level.
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What VPN protocol should I use?

The age old question when it comes to using a VPN is “What protocol should I use?” and that is the correct question to ask. There is no catch all protocol for everyone, everyone has their own needs. Hopefully this article and shed some light on what is best for you.

We offer the choice between PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, OpenVPN and the new player SoftEther. Don’t worry if you are a little overwhelmed by the acronyms and what have you, I will break down which protocols are good for what.
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4 US and 8 German new media websites unblocked!

After an intensive and great partying time within the holiday season, we are finally back to work. Always trying to do our best on getting even more regionally restricted media websites unblocked. We are excited to announce that we unblocked quite few more media websites and have added them to our unblocked websites list. This time we focused on unblocking US restricted media websites and some more German restricted media websites.
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VPN service from SmartyDNS

Great news again! There are so many reasons to be excited about, one of which being our new surprise for you. Besides the holiday season that is about to warm our hearts and homes, we are pleased to announce the launching of VPN service that will make you enjoy SmartyDNS even more!
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Now you can unblock websites from Canada with SmartyDNS

We continue “flooding” our news feed! Everything we can only do is make our customers happy!

Our record gets bigger and richer! Besides the media websites that we already unblocked, we have also worked on something new you’ve requested from us. Question to you! Did you want to unblock websites from Canada? We think the answer is “yes”! Continue reading “Now you can unblock websites from Canada with SmartyDNS”

SmartyDNS application now available on Android!

Dear SmartyDNS users, we are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new Android Application!

Due to tremendous number of your requests on releasing Android application, we have taken in consideration your desires and dedicated some more time and energy to make it happen.
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13 new media websites unblocked!

We continue to expand our list of unblocked regionally restricted websites. It grows thanks to your requests and suggestions. Now you have even more to watch, because your access to favorite media is now wider. There are more news to watch, more music to listen to, and more TV shows to enjoy. That’s because more geographically restricted media websites unblocked by us, including five from US, five from Germany and also three Polish media websites.
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Unblock Lifetime with Smart DNS

Lifetime is another one of the American TV mainstays; it has been around since February 1st 1984 and is in 82.4% of American households as of February this year. That is over 95 million homes that this TV station is being broadcast to. Lifetime was the result of a merger between the Daytime channel and Viacom’s Lifetime Medical Television. Lifetime is a TV station that is only available in America but you can unblock Lifetime with Smart DNS so you can watch it from anywhere in the world.
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9 new regionally restricted US, UK and Polish websites unblocked!

Being busy and working hard on satisfying our customer’s needs, finally we’ve came up with 9 new regionally restricted media websites that all of you were so much expecting.

Now you can unblock 5 more media websites from US, 1 from UK and another 3 from Poland.

There is a little for each of you, we’ve unblocked content including music, sports, and kids entertainment.
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We support Smart DNS on Xbox One

We’ve discovered another smart way of blooming our relationship with you, valued customers! Well, the fact that working a lot on improving our service is not a new thing. Neither is the fact that it brought us to the point of being able to bring you more and more space on Smart DNS service that you use. So let see what news we’ve got for you! We have added one more device to our list of supported devices and all SmartyDNS users will be able to access regional restricted media websites from it! We are so exited to bring you Smart DNS on Xbox One!
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Unblock Setanta Sports Plus with Smart DNS

Smarty DNS has a perfect opportunity to show its customers how valuable they are! We have surprises for all entertainment lovers! This time we’ve got great news for all sports fans!

The great international sports broadcaster Setanta Sports is now in our list of unblocked websites. You can now access it and enjoy all about you favorite sport. Continue reading “Unblock Setanta Sports Plus with Smart DNS”

Unblock TVCatchup with Smart DNS!

If you are one of those who thought will never get access to TVCatchup while being outside of UK, then we have good news for you! The internet television service that operates as a cable service and re-transmits your favorite channels such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 amongst others only in the UK, is now available through our Smart DNS service. Continue reading “Unblock TVCatchup with Smart DNS!”

We now support Amazon Fire TV

Good news for our precious customers! We now support a new device that was so much requested by you! Now you don’t have to worry about not being able to access your favorite media through Amazon Fire TV from anywhere you are! Amazon Fire TV is now supported by us and that means that the easiest way to enjoy your favorite movies, shows, music and many more stays with you no matter where you go.
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8 regionally restricted German websites unblocked!

Another beautiful day in our big family! Our SmartyDNS team is grateful for every single experience we get and for every relationship we build with our customers. That is why we manage to make this experience even better for both sides. We are pleased to announce that we have added another country to our list for you! You can now access 8 regionally restricted German media websites, including Zattoo, which is one of the biggest media websites in Germany and also has a plenty of TV channels to offer.
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Dynamic DNS – validate your IP automatically

We’d like to serve you better and bring you the experience that makes you stay with us! We have added a great option for those who need to validate their IP automatically and we are being pleased to announce that from now on you can benefit from that additional option – Dynamic DNS.
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7 new websites unblocked!

Our team is always ready to bring you good news as it is now! We have worked and still keep working on making the service we offer even better and more satisfying. All our customers are valuable to us, this is why we are trying our best to make your wishes come true. We continued reading all your suggestions and concluded to open access to 7 more media websites for you!
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11 new websites and 1 application unblocked!

After a hardworking season we decided to bring the world another great news! Even if the summer is almost gone, we still work on preparing you more and more surprises relating to your favorite media streaming websites. No doubt, you will be gathering the “crop” once Fall starts, but as of right now the “harvest” brought to your disposal is another 11 media websites that we have recently unblocked for you – our precious customers!
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6 regionally restricted Polish websites unblocked

Good news for all Polish video on demand lovers! We have added Poland as a region of unblocked websites to our existing ones which are UK and USA. Video on demand websites from Poland are being restricted outside of the country. From now on, you can also access Polish content.
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4 new websites and 6 applications unblocked!

SmartyDNS is actually a team of very diligent people. Yes, we are! :) We work industriously to make our service fitting our customer’s needs and simply make it better and better. This time we unblocked another 4 media websites and 6 applications. According to all your suggestions received via emails and our live chat, we bring 4 more media websites and 6 applications at your disposal so you could enjoy and find Smart DNS service more useful for yourself.
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New server in Asia from SmartyDNS

We all love around-the-world traveling. And even if we can’t travel in time, with Smart DNS service we can still feel like we are in at least two places at the same time How is this possible? It’s simple – SmartyDNS is always trying to bring you as many unblocked regional media websites as possible, so that allows you to beam like a rocket from a region to region.
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We updated our Smart DNS Software!

SmartyDNS is working hard to make the service better and keep it’s customers happy.

To help you finding our service more useful and to offer you a better user experience, we’re announcing a new update of the SmartyDNS Software. We’ve added two new features: “News notifications” and “Websites region” and fixed some bugs.
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SmartyDNS unblocks TVPlayer.com

Another good news from SmartyDNS! We have recently unblocked TVPlayer.com.

From now on SmartyDNS allows you to watch live TV on your device by unblocking TVPlayer. This service is owned and operated by Simplestream which is a leading provider of live streaming services. It streams over 40 channels for UK broadcasters from its F.A.C.T certified Media Hub facility in London.
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SmartyDNS supports Now TV Box!

When everything is so nice and the summer seems to be bringing us brightly sunny days, why not bring you all another good news?

In addition to all supported devices, from now on SmartyDNS officially supports one more – Now TV Box which allows you to enjoy Now TV (Sports, Entertainment and Movies).

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SmartyDNS Software v2.0 was launched

Our customers are always at the center of everything we do here – at SmartyDNS. If there is a team that works tirelessly to provide the high level of Smart DNS service to its customers, then it is us. As we don’t promise, but always surprise our valued friends, here is the new software we worked out for you! Being in a tide contact with you we had a chance to better know you and your Smart DNS service experience. There were different types of situations which made you ask questions about the service and find solutions for your problems. Now, with our new Smart DNS software for Windows these questions are gone.
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Bypass restrictions and hide your DNS traffic in Turkey

Hard to believe but apparently Turkey is not gonna be the country where you can freely browse and access social media websites anymore. Weather if it’s blocked or unobstructed, you are not going to be able to access it without being controlled and finally stopped.

After Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan shut down Twitter, Youtube and then moved to blocking Google DNS addresses, millions of Turkish citizens were definitely determined to look for further ways of bypassing these obstacles.
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Unblock Spotify with Smart DNS

There are so many media websites that cannot be accessed worldwide and Spotify is one of them. Many of you may have heard about this big ad-supported music service that gives you the possibility to listen to almost any music on-demand. More and more people get to like it, as music streaming services seem to be a good alternative to hear music non-stop and on the go. Because www.spotify.com is one of those geographically restricted media websites, in this article we’ll tell you how to unblock Spotify when you are abroad or just temporary traveling outside of US.
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SmartyDNS bypass Transparent DNS proxy

All those who cannot use SmartyDNS because their ISP’s use transparent DNS proxy, read here!

SmartyDNS brings good news for those whose PC/Mac or router “are forced” to use their ISP’s DNS service for all DNS lookups. Because Smart DNS service offered by SmartyDNS does not work for some customers whose ISP uses Transparent DNS proxy technology, we have decided to work on eliminating this inconvenience. Continue reading “SmartyDNS bypass Transparent DNS proxy”

SmartyDNS unblocks Channel 4 group

SmartyDNS comes with a PUMPKIN SURPRISE. This time SmartyDNS added another great popular media website to its unblocked sites list – Channel 4! This one is an entire “Channel 4” channel group site. From now on, each recipient of SmartyDNS service will have limitless access to six channels: Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4, 4MUSIC and 4oD.
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Setting up Smart DNS – Router vs Device

Smart DNS comes with several options to use it. It can be directly set up on your device or on your router. If you set it up on individual device, your Smart DNS will work only on this specific device. When you are setting it up on your home router, this way you cover your entire Internet connection in your house. What is better among these two? Your choice depend on which way you want to use Smart DNS service, how often and who you wanna share it with. There surely is an answer that both are good choices but everyone in a particular case.
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Unblock Sky Go and NHL Gamecenter with Smart DNS

Now you have access to Sky Go and NHL Gamecenter from all over the world!

On Demand programmes and 30 live TV channels like Sky1, Universal, MTV, National Geographic, History and more are now available for our customers.

The official National Hockey League web site includes features like live games, replays, schedules, live game radio broadcasts, news and more. NHL enables its users to watch live out-of-market games on all most popular devices.
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NowTV and Wuaki UK now available with SmartyDNS

SmartyDNS keeps showering you with new surprises! We continue working on making our pre-unblocked websites list bigger and bigger! This time we added 2 more websites to our list, so you can easily access them worldwide! Now you can enjoy NowTV and Wuaki with SmartyDNS!
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SmartyDNS brings NFL and Crunchyroll right there where you are

Summer has not yet ended and not even one month has passed since our launch, and here we knock on your door with a new surprise. In addition to the most popular websites such are Hulu, Netflix, Spotify that SmartyDNS made available to you, we now bring you access to Crunchyroll and NFL GamePass.
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Huge interest for Smart DNS service

Guess what?
We are pleasantly surprised! We are happy! We are exalted! There are already more than 1000 subscribers to SmartyDNS newsletter. And this is only the fourth day! It looks like a lot of people really need the service promised by us. You understand the importance of the product and decided to become a friend of SmartyDNS. And we thank you for that!

Therefore we decided to offer another 1000 free accounts to new subscribers.
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Smart DNS services from SmartyDNS

Updated on 13th of June 2013.
We have good news about unblocking restricted sites! SmartyDNS is announcing its launch.

SmartyDNS mainly aims to unblock restricted media websites and provide the access to the websites that don’t show their content outside of US or UK.
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