UnoDNS is a service that allows you to stream content from US/UK only websites such as Netflix, Hulu and Spotify.

 

There are a lot of advantages of being down at the tip of Africa, great weather, friendly people, being far enough away should a nuclear war break out between Northern hemisphere nations… However, there is one thing that is frustrating; having limited access to US and UK content. With the speed of internet continually rising and the price of data decreasing, South Africans are hungry for quality content. Waiting for DSTV to bring out a show 12 months after it aired in the States really sucks.

Often the only way to get the latest episode of that awesome new American TV shows is to torrent it (download it illegally). However if you are based in the US/UK the networks provide a lot of awesome content and services for free.That is the problem though, its free to people that live in those regions, services like Netflix, Hulu, Spotify and Pandora don’t work in South Africa. Until now…

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The guys over at UnoTelly offer a really great service called UnoDNS which solves the problem I mentioned above, they sent us a test login to try out. We have been using the service for a week now and are very impressed.

So what does UnoDNS do?

UnoDNS utilises proprietary DirectDNS technology to give you access to blocked websites. Unlike VPN or Proxy, UnoTelly DirectDNS only shields the relevant traffic so you can access blocked websites. VPN or Proxy is like a big-net that catches every fish in the water but sometimes it is not the ideal solution because you might not want some of the fish! On the other hand, UnoTelly DirectDNS functions like a laser-guided net that only catches the relevant fish you want and let other non-essential fish pass through. As result, you can access contents much faster than VPN or other methods available on the market.

Sounds a bit complicated? Well that’s the beauty of this service, you don’t need a degree in Interweb Engineering to use it. In fact it couldn’t be simpler. Setting it up is as easy as installing the UnoHelper software, logging in and you are off. I went a step further and copied the recommended DNS address into my router’s settings and now every device on my wireless can access US content (there are step by step instructions for all of this as well as videos explaining everything). My iPhone, iPad, Xbox 360, Apple TV all working with just 2 minutes of setup. That is rather impressive by anyone’s standards.

One of the problems that many of these workarounds have is that the streaming is very slow but that is because most of them use VPN’s or Proxy’s as mentioned above. I am happy to report that UnoDNS works perfectly and streams as if I were streaming a standard video from a local South African website ( I am using a 4mbps uncapped Mweb line).

So what channels or services can I access?

The list is pretty exhaustive featuring all the big content providers from Netflix and Hulu to Spotify and BBC iPlayer. Here is a glimpse of what is available:

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UnoDNS splits its channel selection into 3 categories; Free, Premium and Gold. While the Free service is ah… free… the Premium will set you back $4.95 a month and Gold will cost $7.95 a month. It’s worth checking out their pricing matrix and channel selection to see which package suits you best.  Want to try it out? No problem, they offer a FREE 8 day Gold trial so you can try the service out for yourself. You wont be disappointed. Did I mention it works across pretty much all media devices?

Verdict

UnoTelly’s UnoDNS service provides a real alternative to living in the United States with superfast access to restricted content with just a few clicks across all your media devices. Its an excellent service and one that we highly recommend. In just a week of using it we are already in love and don’t know how we would function without it. At the very least try out the 8 day trial to see just how awesome it is. Head over to their website now and check it out. What do you have to lose?