Unlocator is a smart DNS proxy, and much like a virtual private network, it’s the main function is to let people have access to content that normally would not be available in their current region. It has its own pro’s and con’s, which I will mention later on in the article.
Smart DNS providers like Unlocator are required because websites use your computers IP address to track your location and then using that information, either block or allow access to content that is available to the audience of that certain region.
With the help of a DNS provider, you can get around these restrictions and view things only people living in other areas would normally be able to. That is how smart DNS works.
Unlocator is a Danish company and was established back in 2013.
- No software installation is required. This is one of the areas in which a DNS will differ from a VPN as a VPN service will always require you to install some sort of a software and its complexity is different for every VPN service. Some are so simple that it’s basically clicking a button, but some are very complex and require some kind of a background in IT to get the most out of it. Either way, you will always need to turn a VPN service on and off every time you use it, but that’s not the case for a Smart DNS.
- Because your data is not rerouted through a 3rd party server like in a VPN, the speed is unaffected. While using even the top of the line VPN service providers, your speed is reduced by about 15% minimum, and it’s usually more along the lines of 20-30% realistically.
- An unlimited number of devices can be used simultaneously, everything from windows to apple devices, Unlocator for iPad is also available. Whereas these are limited to 2-5 in most cases for a VPN.
- Extremely easy to sign up, you simply make a free account and configure your device, then you’re set. You’ll be asked for you Unlocator login.
- Comes with a free 7-day trial, if you like what you see, you can then start paying for their services.
- Currently, supports 219 different channels all of which can be seen on its website.
- As there is no software involved, almost all devices can use it with some configuration.
- Several different payment options including PayPal, and has a 14-day full money back guarantee.
- Since no data is logged no one will know what you are doing and will have some privacy.
- Unlocator price is about 5$ per month, that’s almost half as much a VPN service and if you subscribe for 6 or 12 months, you can get up to a 16% discount.
- No data encryption. So there is no protection for your data but that’s to be expected when you’re paying such a low price for their service.
- Netflix is not supported, for now.
- No live chat is available, but the extremely detailed step-by-step guides on their website usually answer all the questions.