Unlocator Review – Smart DNS Proxy
Unlocator is a Smart DNS Proxy. It allows you to bypass regional restrictions and access sites and streaming channels you would normally not be able to use. Given the number of Smart DNS proxies available, choosing the best can be tricky. Unlocator, Unblock-us, OverPlay, are just some of the Smart DNS proxies available. In this review, I’ll take a look at Unlocator’s price, speed, compatibility, and channels.
Smart DNS vs VPN
A lot of Smart DNS reviews I found online seem to mix up between Smart DNS and VPN. Smart DNS only redirectes the bits of your connection that reveal your location. You don’t have to install any additional software on your streaming device. VPN, on the other hand, does channel all your connection via a VPN server located in another country. You do need to install a VPN app on your streaming device. These VPN apps are only compatible with Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC. Smart DNS works on all streaming devices.
Now let’s look at Unlocator. I’ve been using their proxy service for over a year now. I haven’t thought about switching to another proxy service which is always a good sign. Being a Smart DNS proxy, Unlocator allows you to unblock your favorite geoblocked sites while also letting you access all local websites without restrictions.
Unloctor offer a free 7 day trial without the need for a credit card or such. This means you can try out their full service. In case you are satisfied, you can then choose between the following subscriptions.
- One month for $4.95
- 6 months for $27.50
- 12 months for $49.50
When I first signed up at Unlocator, they had around 90 unblocked channels. Now, they offer over 208 streaming channels. That number is constantly rising. The unblocked channels include Netflix, HBO Now, Amazon Fire TV, Sling TV, Sky Go, Now TV, CBS All Access, BeIN Sports. Check the full list here.
I have tested Unlocator on almost all streaming devices you can think of. iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Nexus Player, Windows PC, Mac, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Smart TV, PS3, PS4, Xbox are all compatible with Unlocator. If you need help with the setup, there are videos/tutorials for all these devices.
One advantage Smart DNS has over VPN is that it doesn’t slow down your Internet speed. That being said, some Smart DNS proxies are indeed faster than others. When I tested Unlocator, Unblock-us, and Google DNS, Unlocator came out on top.
Unlocator Review – The Verdict
Given all the aspects of this Unlocator Review, it’s safe to say that Unlocator are one of the best Smart DNS proxy services out there. Sure you might come against one or two issues when unblocking a certain channel, but Unlocator’s excellent support means that you’ll always find someone willing to help you out.