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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.

Our Android and Fire TV apps Now Support Split Tunneling

We’ve got great news for our Android and Fire TV users – we’ve just launched a new version of our apps on these platforms. The big update is that we have added split tunneling functionality.

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You Can Now Unblock Indian Websites Abroad with SmartyDNS!

Over the past years, India has become the media center of Southeast Asia. So much so that its online video market is expected to reach somewhere around $4 billion by 2025.

Unfortunately, geo-blocks stop you from enjoying awesome Indian entertainment if you’re not physically located in the country. Luckily, you can unblock Indian websites abroad with a service like SmartyDNS.

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Start Off 2021 With 13 New Sites!

We wanted to start the new year with a bang, and what better way to do that than by unblocking 13 new sites from around the world for our users?

Based on your feedback we unblocked the following sites from Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Canada, Sweden, the US, and Australia:

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New Sign-In Method for Our iPhone/iPad App

We’ve got great news – we just outfitted our iOS app with a new and improved sign-in screen that will make the login process much more simple and hassle-free for you.

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Get VPN Obfuscation with SmartyDNS

VPNs are essential online security tools – especially for people living in countries that heavily censor the Internet. However, there’s one problem that often gets in the way – governments forcing ISPs to block VPNs.

That’s why we decided to introduce VPN obfuscation support starting right now. With the help of obfsproxy, you can easily hide your VPN traffic.

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We Unblocked 11 More Sites for You!

We listened to all your feedback and acted on it. So we added 11 more sites to our ever-growing list of unblocked websites – the ones you requested the most!

We unblocked sites from the following countries: the US, the UK, Canada, UAE, and Poland. Here’s the full list:

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New SmartyDNS Windows App Version (V4)

We’ve got great news for all our Windows users – we just launched a new app version (version 4) for the OS. It comes with a ton of improvements that will offer you a really convenient experience.

So make sure to upgrade to the new version as soon as possible – just download the new version and install it right now.

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SmartyDNS Now Has Chrome and Firefox Extensions

Great news – you can now use our service’s proxy features straight from your Firefox or Chrome browser.

No more having to boot up the client if you just want to quickly unblock a website on either browser. With just a few clicks, you can instantly hide your IP address, and bypass geo-restrictions and firewalls without ever having to leave your browser (even if it’s for a second).

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New Sign-In Method for Our Android and Fire TV Apps

We’ve got great news – we just outfitted our Android and Fire TV apps with a new and improved sign-in screen that will make the login process much more simple and hassle-free for you.

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Here’s 13 More Websites You’ll Be Able to Enjoy With SmartyDNS!

Thanks to all your feedback and recommendations, we found 13 more websites to unblock and add to our ever-growing list of unblocked sites. This time, we’ll be adding more platforms from the US, the UK, Australia, and Switzerland.

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We Just Unblocked 12 More Websites for You!

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!”

You Can Now Unblock 6 Australian Websites with SmartyDNS

Australia has a ton of entertaining, informative, and interesting content to offer the world. Too bad it’s only available in the country and nowhere else.

Well, we decided to change that. Whether you live in a different country, are an expat, or just traveling abroad Australia, you now can enjoy up to 6 Australian websites with our service.

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All Our Servers Now Double as Proxy Servers!

We’re happy to announce that all our existing servers are now fully configured with proxy capabilities. That means you can use them as proxy servers whenever you desire.

In case you’re interested in a full list of our existing server locations, here it is: Continue reading “All Our Servers Now Double as Proxy Servers!”

SmartyDNS Bring You Nine New Streaming Sites

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”

How to Watch French TV Outside France

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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!”

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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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!”

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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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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Smart DNS is now available with Android app

We’re sure you’re as happy as we are when we have something new and real good to share. Therefore we bring you the latest and the greatest news on what we’ve done here for you all!

The great news is that with the latest update of our Android application, you’ll have your Smart DNS service back within the application. That means that now you will have both VPN service and Smart DNS in one application. From now on, you don’t have to do it manually in order to set up Smart DNS on your Android device anymore.
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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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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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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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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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