Watching your favorite shows and channels on the internet has always been a challenge due to all the geographical restrictions imposed by the networks. Even YouTube videos are often blocked to international viewers, if the content so happens to belong to any big national network. This means, if you’re not in the UK, you don’t get access to BBC programs, and if you’re not in the US, you don’t have the same Netflix collection or access to online streaming sites like Hulu.
Networks restrict access to other countries, simply because they are protecting their assets. In order to offer their programs, other networks would need to pay royalties. This is understandable, but very limiting and disappointing for the general public that just wants to enjoy good television and programming. This also applies when you’re on vacation. Say you try to login to your Netflix or iPlayer while in Cuba, you won’t be able to access your regular programming and many services end up being completely unavailable.
This is where UnoTelly shines. Similar to other VPN and DNS services, UnoTelly uses the same technology to provide you unrestricted access to all websites and services that would otherwise be blocked, but they specifically tailored a part of the service around TV streams, making it very easy for anyone to use.
There are two services offered, UnoDNS at $4.95/month, and UnoVPN at $7.95/month. Both services provide full access to over 300 streaming channels, including more than 30 high speed DNS servers. But if you wish to have encrypted data and better mask your location and identity, than you would opt for the extra cost for the VPN. With OpenVPN and PPTP protocols, you can access servers in the US, Canada, UK, and the Netherlands. Keep in mind, you will still have access to the DNS servers in order to access streams in other countries not available by VPN.
Is Using UnoTelly Easy?
DNS services usually require the user to manually change the DNS servers on his browser, computer network card, gaming console or TV box for example. This can be a real challenge for those of you whom are not good with technology and going deep into the network settings of your hardware devices.
Unfortunately, it does not stop there. Depending on what channel you would want to watch, you would additionally need to change for a respective DNS server of that country, making it really inconvenient to watch hundreds of channels across many countries. For example, you cannot use a US DNS server to connect to a UK stream. With UnoTelly, they have solved this issue by allowing you to access all stream locations using any of their DNS servers. Additionally, the Dynamo feature allows easy access and switching to different regions for streaming services such as Netflix US, UK, or Canada.
With UnoTelly, you will still be required to manually setup devices, however, they focus on making it as easy as possible by providing software and apps for just about everything. Help utilities for Windows and Mac, along with apps available on Android, Apple and Amazon, facilitate the process. They have grown their support with all developing technologies and continue to do so.
The website is complete with visual guides for “Everything” on every device imaginable. You can rest assured that you will find the information required to run any of the 300 channels and streams offered by UnoTelly. Matched with their 24/7 support, even the most technologically challenged users can find comfort in knowing that they can get help to get through these initial challenges.
The Advantages of UnoTelly
UnoDNS – Fast & Reliable DNS Speeds
Although the VPN service can slow down your bandwidth at times, their DNS system is built for high definition streaming speed. We consistently got speeds over 12Mbps/s with little trouble, and often running at 15Mbps/s when buffering HD video. If all you want is TV, UnoDNS offers a solid option.
The efforts UnoTelly has put into facilitating setup on a wide variety of devices is applaudable. The visual guides are very specific and goal oriented. Need to get Netflix working on your Wii? Or maybe watch ABC iView from your laptop when out of Australia. You name it, the guide is there, ensuring you can use their service on almost any kind of device, including Smart TVs. Compatibility gets a very high overall score.
Multiple Users on UnoDNS
Unlike the UnoVPN, with the DNS service, it can be setup on as many devices as you want, and used simultaneously at no extra cost. Using the App on your Android and iPhone and computer all at once will not cause any issues.
Once again, DNS is not a security feature, and does not encrypt or protect your data in any way. But, for users strictly looking for TV streaming and don’t have concerns about the legal issues or being watched by the NSA, the service will answer all your needs. The UnoVPN service is relatively small, and not comparable to many bigger providers out there. However, if what you are after is strictly TV channel access across the globe, we suggest to take the VPN service if you have any privacy concerns.
After using the service for more than just a couple of weeks, I had a hit or miss experience. If you have tried the service, let us know about your experience by leaving a comment below.