Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Living outside the US can be tough.  Not only are you far away from friends and family, but you also have to deal with the lack of American TV shows.  Thinking this wouldn't be a problem with my Amazon Prime and Netflix accounts, I packed my laptop and Roku and was off. 

I was wrong!!

Both sites are blocked outside of the US, even if you have a US account and are a US citizen.  Even if you are only outside of the US for a short period of time.

The companies will not budge either.  I tried contacting them and explaining the situation.  It is hopeless.

That is unless you use SmartyDNS.  This is really a life saver.  To unblock websites all you have to do is:

1. Sign up for their service (start with the free trial it works great!).  
2. Configure your router (I recommend configuring the router so that every device that connects is covered) - they walk you through this online.  If you don't have access to the router though you can change the settings on your computer and it will still work!
3. Ensure your IP address is in their system - see their instructions online this is really easy.
4.  ENJOY your favorite shows on Prime, Hulu, and Netflix! --See the full list of unblocked websites here: http://www.smartydns.com/unblocked-websites/

Really this is the way to go when you are overseas.  The other option is to use a VPN service however they slow your connection and usually cost more.

For more info and to sign up for your free trial head on over to: http://www.smartydns.com/
You can also check out the Smart DNS pricing at: http://www.smartydns.com/pricing/
-- Right now they are running a sale 50% off for the first 3 months!

This is one service that will really make your life/trip overseas that much better!

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