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SmarterDNS Review – A Solid SmartDNS Service

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016


SmarterDNS is a content unlocking solution from Australia based VPNSecure Pty Ltd, the same company which is behind the extremely popular VPNSecure.me VPN service. Launched in 2013, the service bypasses all types of geographical restrictions and brings a whole new world of entertainment to you. In this review, you will learn what SmarterDNS has to offer as well as whether the service is worth subscribing.

Server Locations & Site Access – SmarterDNS can unlock On-Demand services that are accessible within United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Ireland. By changing your DNS settings through the service, you would be able to access a host of streaming services like Netflix, Spotify, Vevo, Hulu, Pandora, iTV Drama, Rhapsody, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Instant Video, Tai Seng, ABC iView, Adult Swim, AFL TV, MTV, Crackle, TBS, Fox, TruTV, CrunchyRoll, Universal Sports, NBC, 4OD, TNT, Vudu, Channel 5, Fox News, Rdio and CBS from any corner of the world. On the downside, SmarterDNS supports less number of streaming services than many of its competitors.

VPN Speed & Bandwidth – SmarterDNS has infrastructure in 28 different countries so you would be able to stream content at lightning fast speeds regardless of your location. The company relies on Cloud DNS to deliver its service so you get near ISP speeds without experiencing any slowdowns or buffering. What’s more, there are absolutely no restrictions on bandwidth which means you can stream HD content all day long without worrying about expiry of monthly bandwidth quota or service disruptions.

Privacy Settings – SmarterDNS takes the privacy of its customers seriously. While the service is not designed to protect online sessions from surveillance or hacking, the company does not share customer details with third parties or marketing companies. Since the service is backed by VPNSecure, you can rest assured that your personal data would be handled with utmost care.

Supported Operating Systems – SmarterDNS works on Windows (7, 8), Mac (OSX 10.7+ ) and Linux based computers; , Android Smartphones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, PS4, XBox 360, Wii U, Roku, Apple TV as well as a wide range of routers (DD-WRT, ActionTec, Belkin, Buffalo, Bell, Cisco/Linkysys, Netgear, TP-Link, D-Link, Siemens). The provider provides DNS Switcher and IP authorizer/updater apps for Windows, Mac and iOS but other devices/systems require manual configuration. The company has published detailed setup instructions for all systems so setting up the service isn’t a difficult task at all.

Customer Support – SmarterDNS offers customer support via live chat and support tickets.

Pricing Options – SmarterDNS subscriptions cost $4.95 for a month, $25 for 6 months and $45 for a year. Since there are no free trials or refund options available, new customers would need to subscribe to a paid plan in order to test the service.

Final Verdict – On the whole, SmarterDNS delivers a rock-solid SmartDNS service. The service is not only fast and reliable but is also backed by a company having more than 5 years of experience in delivering secure privacy solutions. While the service doesn’t support every streaming service out there, it can unlock major On-Demand services on most common devices. For more information, please visit: www.smarterdns.me.


February 18, 2016
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