Software Review: unblockus Region unblocker

Unblock us allows you to appear in one location, when you really are not.  It helps you to unblock restricted content, if you are in another part of the world

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About Unblock-us

Unblock us is a pretty cool service, which I have been using recently, which allows me to watch video content from other parts in the world, such as from England or United States.  I have started using unblock-us, when using traditional methods of watching video from other parts of the word, failed because of geo-blocking, or region restrictions.  There are lots of Video Streaming Services  online, such as netflix.com which allow you to watch TV Shows or Movies legally, but in certain parts of the world, such as Australia, these services are blocked and you are not able to watch the content because of region restrictions.  However, using third party services such as unblock-us allows the freedom to watch any content online, from anywhere in the world.

 

How it Works

In a nutshell, Unblock-us uses Domain Name System (DNS for short) Technology, DNS is a protocol used by computer systems to communicate with each other.  Basically unblock us will change your default computers DNS (Domain Name System) Settings, when you type a website name, the website will contact the website server (DNS), and if it is blocked due to geo restrictions, it will let you know that you are unable to view the content, due to restrictions.  But if you use unblock-us, the server will bypass restrictions allowing you to view the website content

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Easy to setup.
  • I have found by using unblock-us DNS service, is the service is faster than your standard ISP DNS.
  • Protects your online identity.

 

Cons

  • Maybe confusing to newbies.

 

How to Install Service

Here is a simple step by step guide to getting your PC or Laptop setup in no time.

Step 1The first thing you need to do, to install the service, is to signup for an account here.  It costs only $4.99 month

 

 

Step 2Next, after you have paid for the account, you need to verify your subscription.  Then log in to your account.

 

 

Step 3

There are a few methods to install the unblock-us service, you can setup your DNS on your router, so that all your computers and devices on your network, will learn the new DNS server address, and will be automatically configured.  However, some Internet Service Providers (ISP) will block DNS Settings on your router, so to over come this, we will need to setup DNS on each PC.  However, this can be a tedious task if you have multiple computers on your network, so I recommend to grab the executable file, install it on a USB, and then run the executable file on each PC, that you want to use the Service on.  You can download the file here

 

Step 4

Once you have downloaded the executable file, follow the wizard to setup the service and that’s it you should now have the service running on your PC or Laptop.

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Final Verdict

Unblock us is a great service for viewing overseas content, it will protect your privacy online, and it’s a breeze to setup.  Are you ready to get started? don’t take my word for it, take Unblock-us for a test run today, and pay nothing for the first week.  Once you have tried the service, you will never look back What are your experiences using unblock-us?  Have your say by leaving your comments below

 

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Anthony Rousek
Technology Enthusiast, blogger and Microsoft Certified Professional
  • https://www2.unotelly.com/home Adele

    That’s a good article Anthony. I personally prefer UnoTelly. It’s similar to unblock-us but they offer a DNS server close to physical location and I can achieve better performance.

    • Anthony Rousek

      Hi Adele, glad you like it. I haven’t heard of unotelly. I’ll have to take a look at it . Thanks for your comments.