Unblock-Us Smart DNS Proxy & Smart VPN Review
MONTHLY PRICE: 4.99 USD
ANNUAL PRICE: 49.90 USD
UnblockUs is a leading SmartDNS provider that is able to unblock over 100 channels allowing users from all over the world to watch TV, stream videos and music that is typically blocked in those regions. Hulu, Amazon Video, HBO, BBC iPlayer, CBS, Discovery, National Geographic, Kids and Sports channels (NFL, ESPN…), Pandora, MTV, Vevo and many more are available with only 1 subscription. They also support a great number of devices: desktop, mobile, routers, streaming boxes, playstations, Google TV, Roku, Apple TV and many more.
Considering that Unblock-Us requires no payment information to sign-up for their 7 days free trial, just enter your email and check if you can access the channel of your choice.
Unblock-Us is not in any way a VPN company, however. SmartDNS differs from VPN in that it offers no encryption and it doesn’t actually replace your IP address. SmartDNS replaces only certain DNS related data to trick websites into thinking your are located in a specific region. There is no software required to setup SmartDNS proxy service as well. You just need to change your DNS settings in your device, register your IP with Unblock-Us and you are good to go.
Their VPN section describes a technology called Smart VPN that only uses some aspects of PPTP protocol to bypass securely configured internet connections (satellite, 3g/4g, public Wi-Fi, hotels etc) that normally don’t allow 3rd party settings for a number of reasons. SmartVPN only encrypts DNS related data and does not in any way encrypt traffic, hence, offering absolutely no security.
So while Unblock-Us is an excellent choice for multimedia streaming, they are a no-go for privacy oriented users.
|USA, UK, Australia, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland|
|Video on Demand:||Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, HBO Nordic, HBO NOW, HBO GO, Vudu, Crackle, Now TV, M-Go, Epix HD, MaxGo, Starz, CinemaNow, Warner Instant Archive, Blockbuster Now, Fandor, Blinkbox, Funimation, Dramafever, Soompi TV (KDrama), Shudder TV, iBox.ie, 9jumpin|
|TV||BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, TV Player, Channel 4 – 4oD, Channel 5, Sky Go, MSN UK, Zatoo, Sling TV, ABC, ABC Family, ABC News, CBS All Access, CBS, Big Brother USA, Utopia, PBS, Fox, NBC, CNBC, Food Network, univision.com, Ulive, USA Network, HGTV, TBS, TruTV, Adultswim, TNT Drama, TCM, DishWorld, Showtime Anytime, Showtime, AMC.com, FX, A&E, Syfy, Sundance TV, Bravo, Smithsonian, Discovery US, VEVO, startrek.com, National Geographic, The CW, Logo TV, SouthPark Studios, Comedy Central, BYUtv, Spike TV, CNN Go, CTV, slice.ca, SBS Australia, ABC iView, ten.com.au, eleven.com.au, Arte, ZDF.de, ARD.de, TV2 DK, TF1 France, 6 Play, France 1, France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5, Pluzz France, Canal Play|
|Kids||Disney Movies Anywhere, The Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, marvel.com, Sesame Go|
|Sports||BT Sports, beIN Sports, CBS Sports Radio, ESPN, Eurosport Player UK, Eurosport UK, Fox Sports Go, Fox Soccer 2 Go, MLB, MLS – Major League Soccer, NBA, NBC Sports, NBC Sports Live Extra, NFL GamePass, NFL Now, NHL GameCenter Live, NRL, Premier League Pass, Sky Sports, Sportschau.de, Sportsnet, Star Sport, Tennis Channel, Univision Deportes, Universal Sports, USopen.org, Watch AFL, WWE Network, World Now,|
|Music:||Absoluteradio.co.uk, BBC iPlayer, iHeart Radio, MTV, Pandora, Radio.com, Rhapsody, Rdio, Slacker, Songza, Spotify, VEVO|
|Gaming Consoles:||Xbox 360, Xbox One||PlayStation 3 & 4, Vita||Nintendo Wii, Wii U|
|Media Players||Amazon Fire, Roku, Apple TV, Google TV, Boxee Box, Western Digital|
|Smart TV:||LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Western Digital TV (WD TV)|
|Routers:||2wire, Actiontec, Apple Extreme, Bell, Buffalo, Cisco Linksys, DD-WRT, TP-Link, Siemens|
|SmartVPN – DNS over VPN (3G/4G, public Wi-Fi, hotels etc)||Supported|
|IP update:||Manual & Automatic|
|IP update Bookmark:||No|
|Dynamic IP update DNS service (e.g. DynDNS):||Yes|
|Trial Period:||7 days|
|Payment Details for Trial:||Not required|
|Payment Options:||Credit Card, American Express (AMEX)|
|More Payment Options:||JCB, Discover and Diner’s Club|