Streaming TV shows are gaining huge popularity around the world although most of the content on Netflix, Hulu and similar services are restricted to the viewers of a specific geo-location. Most people watch their favorite TV shows or movies via online streaming these days which is changing the way entertainment is being consumed. Popular streaming TV services like Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, 4oD, iTV and Channel 5 are available only in certain countries. If you are not in a country where these are available, you won’t be able to watch those epic TV shows that you love.
So, how do you watch them if you don’t belong to a country where it’s available? The most common method to get around this problem is to use a VPN service. Unfortunately it has its downsides- it will affect the speed and quality of your streaming which makes for a bad TV experience. But worry not, we found a better solution to access geo-blocked content – A service called UnoTelly.
What is UnoTelly?
UnoTelly is a DNS based service that lets you access geo-blocked streaming TV channels like Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, etc. It can bypass the geo-restrictions set up by these services and thus enables you to watch them regardless of where you live in the world.
How it Works
Normally, when you try to access a streaming site like Netflix from a country where it’s not available, the service detects your country from the IP address and blocks you from accessing it. You will be greeted with a message saying it’s not available in your country. A VPN (Virtual private network) works like a middle man who works on behalf of you. When you use a VPN service to access the geo-blocked content, your request is first sent to the VPN which is located in that country. The VPN will fetch and forward the requested content to you. This is the most popular solution for accessing geo-blocked content. However, there is a major drawback to this approach. Since there is a middle-man (VPN), your speed gets reduced considerably which will affect your overall TV experience.
This is where UnoDNS comes to our rescue; it is a perfect solution that enables you to access the geo-restricted streaming services directly with no speed loss at all. It uses an intelligent technology called DirectDNS to make some network packet level envelop readdressing which will to make the receivers think the web request came from a different location. All you have to do is configure your computer/device to use the DNS address provided by UnoDNS. The underlying technology of UnoDNS that bypasses the geo-restriction is pretty complicated, but the good thing is you don’t have to worry about that. Once you complete the set up, it works like a charm, every time.
The initial set up of UnoDNS is very simple and you can be all set in the matter of a minute. To start using UnoDNS, you just have to configure your device with the DNS addresses provided by UnoTelly. Detailed instructions on the set up are available on their website for every supported device. A wide range of devices like the xBox, iPad, iPhone, Windows OS, Chromecast, Roku and Google Nexus Player are supported by UnoDNS.
UnoTelly has a huge collection of channels for you to enjoy online. Most of the popular streaming TV channels from around the world are in the list. If your desired channel happens to be unavailable, you can make a request. There is also a feature called UnoDNS Dynamo that you can use to switch between regions of a particular channel. For example, this will let you watch Netflix content for any region using a US Netflix account.
UnoTelly offers two plans that go by the names premium and gold for a reasonable price. The gold plan has a bonus VPN service which is the only notable difference between the two. You can make use of the 8 day trial period that they offer to get a taste of the service before subscribing. You can go to the sign up page to get started.
We are very impressed with the quality of TV streaming using the UnoDNS service and didn’t notice any issues within the one month period we used it. The streaming was lag-free and the speed of connection wasn’t even touched since there is no middleman like in the VPN method. It seems to be a great solution for accessing geo-blocked streaming TV regardless of your location.