I’m sure most of you have been looking for ways to get access to streaming audio and video content from popular sites like Spotify, Hulu, Netflix and others online. Some of the ways this is possible is by using online proxy’s and VPN services which spoof the website you are trying to access to think that you are accessing the content from the US. These methods are slow and tedious to setup. Here’s an easier way for you to access some of this content.
How the Unotelly works
is an intelligent DNS service that changes your current IP address and lets you stream Online TV to your home, on any device and with high streaming speed, bypassing the geographical restrictions placed by these sites. Their service is not limited just to desktops but also other devices like Gaming Consoles, Phones, Tablets, Smart Televisions and routers.
Their service provides access to around 70 geo-restricted channels
. Some of them are Netflix, Hulu, CWTV, Amazon, BBC iPlayer and MTV. You can check out the complete list of channels supported by Unotelly over at this link: http://www.unotelly.com/unodns/channels
. The advantage of this service is that all the traffic to sites you visit to don’t have to go through a slow VPN connection or a proxy, just the sites which provide streaming service are proxied through, allowing you to access other sites at full speed, without the slowdown.
Signup and Setup
Once you’ve setup the DNS settings properly on your device, you’ll have to visit this URL to check if your setup is proper – http://www.unotelly.com/quickstart2/. Once the page loads, you’ll get an indication at the top of the page showing you if the DNS is setup properly. If you get a message stating “UnoDNS Setup is incomplete. Please complete UnoDNS setup.“, your setup steps was not completed properly. If your DNS is setup properly, you’ll get a prompt to update your IP address in their system, so you can start using the service. Click on Update IP, and you should get a screen like this:
Once you get this scree, you’re good to go. Check out any of the Unotelly supported media streaming sites, and you can enjoy your favorite song, movie or TV show.
Static or Dynamic IP addresses?
If your Internet Service Provider is like mine, you’ll have something called a Dynamic address. This means that every time you connect to the Internet, you’ll get a different IP address allocated to you. The Unotelly service expects your IP address to be the same, since they don’t want the service to be mis-used by other non-subscribers. To get over this you could do one of the following:
- Visit this URL https://www.unotelly.com/portal/clientarea.php and click on the “Auto-Update IP Address” button to get the UnoTelly service to use your new IP address. This has to be done every time you connect to the Internet and only if you want to access the restricted streaming services. All other sites work without the update.
- If you are a Windows user, use the UnoHelper app which allows you to update the Unotelly service directly from your desktop.
There are a few more methods which you can use, which involves using a custom ROM on a compatible router and setting up a CRON task, which is complicated to get into, but you can read the instructions if you are inclined to
Console Gamers Benefits
Apart from streaming music and videos, Console Gamers can also get extra content by using Unotelly. If you are a XBox 360 or PS3 users from India, you can download free content and demos from the US and UK Store. Check these links for more information – XBOX 360 info
, Sony PS3 info
The Unotelly service is an really easy to configure, requiring just a DNS server switch on any of the supported devices. They also have extensive instructions on how to setup a variety of devices to use their service.
I’ve been using the service for a few weeks, and have been impressed with the fast video streaming speeds from services I would otherwise be unable to access. I did try a VPN service sometime back, but that doesn’t compare the the speeds I’ve seen on the Unotelly service. Even though the service is a paid one starting at $4.95, it’s worth it since I can catch up with all the TV shows online without having to wait for them to slowly hit our Indian TV channels.
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