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alienzzz
Kill Bell

join:2011-02-17
Verdun, QC
reply to ekster

Re: Watch US Netflix with your Canadian Account with VPN

Unblock-us works by replacing your DNS servers with their own, so it should work on any device in theory... You can try it for free for 7 days and find out.



corster
Premium
join:2002-02-23
Gatineau, QC

said by alienzzz:

Unblock-us works by replacing your DNS servers with their own, so it should work on any device in theory... You can try it for free for 7 days and find out.

I set their DNS servers on my router... works on my Wii, my Roku, my PC's... if I want the Canadian selection, I just override the DNS settings on whatever device i'm using.
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Canada4

join:2011-02-24
Chatham, ON

Unblock-us is great. We will see how long it lasts.


Canada4

join:2011-02-24
Chatham, ON
reply to alienzzz

said by alienzzz:

Unblock-us works by replacing your DNS servers with their own, so it should work on any device in theory... You can try it for free for 7 days and find out.

Then how come when I use googles american dns (8.8.8.8 and 4.4.4.4) I dont get the sam effect?


corster
Premium
join:2002-02-23
Gatineau, QC

said by Canada4:

said by alienzzz:

Unblock-us works by replacing your DNS servers with their own, so it should work on any device in theory... You can try it for free for 7 days and find out.

Then how come when I use googles american dns (8.8.8.8 and 4.4.4.4) I dont get the sam effect?

Unblock US resolves the domains of sites such as Netflix and Hulu through their proxy server rather than directly to the site.
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Dunlop

join:2011-07-13
kudos:2
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reply to corster

said by corster:

said by alienzzz:

Unblock-us works by replacing your DNS servers with their own, so it should work on any device in theory... You can try it for free for 7 days and find out.

I set their DNS servers on my router... works on my Wii, my Roku, my PC's... if I want the Canadian selection, I just override the DNS settings on whatever device i'm using.

I actually do the opposite and just set the DNS on my media extenders.

It works great on my PS3, but not at all on the 360 (I only see canadian content)

Kryose0

join:2011-01-31
Oshawa, ON

said by Dunlop:

I actually do the opposite and just set the DNS on my media extenders.

It works great on my PS3, but not at all on the 360 (I only see canadian content)

That might be what I experienced. When I made the change on my Wii, I did not notice any new content, but I did notice that some content that should have been available was no longer available. Any way around this on the Wii?

I did a test by searching for Star Trek. Only the new movie came up and no series as I understand the series are available in US Netflix.

the cerberus

join:2007-10-16
Richmond Hill, ON

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reply to corster

said by corster:

said by Canada4:

said by alienzzz:

Unblock-us works by replacing your DNS servers with their own, so it should work on any device in theory... You can try it for free for 7 days and find out.

Then how come when I use googles american dns (8.8.8.8 and 4.4.4.4) I dont get the sam effect?

Unblock US resolves the domains of sites such as Netflix and Hulu through their proxy server rather than directly to the site.

well if thats how it works, than a VPN is potentially better than a bottlenecked proxy.
and the only speed tests that matter are the ones that go through those selected american sites.
though it has little benefit, you can tell ufc.com still resolves to the original server, and forwards to ufc.ca, and that unblock-us is selecting which sites go through their proxy.

with a vpn, you select that on every site, you will appear as the selected country's server.
sites like hidemyass, and strongvpn give multiple cities, and countries around the world.
with that said the unblock-us trial seems to work fine on ps3 canadian netflix account, brought up the HD US content right away.
i wonder how they control the trial with simply DNS, perhaps it has a static ip DNS per account.


mlerner
Premium
join:2000-11-25
Nepean, ON
kudos:5

It's not bottlenecked. It may be some type of proxy but I've never had speed issues with it.


the cerberus

join:2007-10-16
Richmond Hill, ON

I wonder how fast your internet is.
It is certainly bottlenecked, but not sufficiently enough to cause issue on netflix.
I need to test it a bit more, but I seem to be getting 4-5Mbps through it, and the full 15mbps through vpn on tsi cable.