|Payment Options||PayPal, Credit Card|
|Price||7 days free trial, paid account from $4.99|
Customers looking to stream blocked sports, movie, television or music channels can subscribe to the Unblock Us Smart DNS service to receive instant access to numerous geo-restricted sites. Unblock Us offer a one week free trial with no obligation to purchase a payment plan, so users can fully check out the service to find out whether it is appropriate for their needs.
Just some of the myriad of unblocked channels on Unblock Us include NHL Season 2014/15, Hulu, Disney Movies Anywhere, Netflix, Blockbuster Now, BBC iPlayer, Sky Go, France 1, Premier League Pass and Spotify. The company adds new channels on a regular basis, so if customers don’t find the channel they’re looking for it’s possible to drop an email to the Unblock Us support team. Not all channels are compatible with all Internet-available devices, so the free trial of the Unblock Us service will enable customers to ensure the channels they need on various devices are actually available. For example it may not be possible to connect to BBC iPlayer via some versions of Nintendo Wii, however BBC iPlayer is available for computers and tablets.
Signing up for the free trial with Unblock Us is just simply a matter of registering an email address and set up instructions will be emailed direct from the company. Unblock Us do positively encourage new customers to trial out the service prior to purchasing a payment plan, this way it’s possible to know for definite the service is the right one. Once customers do register for a payment plan with Unblock Us, the monthly plan is payable in advance via Paypal or credit/debit card. Cancelling customer subscriptions is possible via the Unblock Us knowledgebase.
Customer support is available via an online forum which is only open to paid up subscribers or by email ticketing. The website does offer a variety of updates, FAQs and blog articles to provide customers with comprehensive problem solving detail, whenever required.
Unblock Us can be loaded to individual Internet-enabled devices or set up on a router, so every device is enabled for the service. The company provides a video tutorial and set up instructions for a range of devices including Linksys and Cisco routers, Xbox One,Sony TV or blu ray players, Roku and iPhone or iPad. The essential aspect to setting up the service is linking up to the Unblock Us servers by way of altering DNS lookups.
The benefit of Smart DNS when compared to virtual private networks (VPNs) is that the only input from the company servers is that the DNS lookup switches the user originating IP address so it appears to come from a country where services that are normally blocked to the user are allowed. For example, a user within Germany would be able to log onto an American-based media streaming site such as Netflix US via the Unblock Us servers. Where the VPN has shortcomings for customers purely looking to stream popular media services is in speed. A VPN encrypts all data transmissions so speeds of streaming are understandably slower than they would be normally. With Smart DNS, once the Unblock Us DNS lookup has managed to gain access to the blocked service, the input from Unblock Us ends. The geo-restricted site is fooled into thinking the user is based within its geographic location, so allows access to streaming media. All media that is then transmitted to the user’s Internet-enabled device(s) is sent at normal speeds, enhancing the service to the customer considerably. Checking out the Unblock Us free trial service allows consumers to verify this is indeed the case.Go to unblock-us.com