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StrongDNS Review – Unblock US and UK Websites

Monday, May 19th, 2014

StrongDNS is a Smart DNS solution from US based Reliable Hosting, the same company that brought to you StrongVPN privacy service. Launched in 2013, the StrongDNS service is targeted towards expats and tourists who wish to stream their favorite TV shows from an overseas location. This StrongDNS Review will list down the benefits of using the service and help you to decide if the solution is worth your time and money.

Server Locations and Site Access

StrongDNS has DNS servers in United States and United Kingdom. By using the DNS server list provided by the company, you would be able to unlock US and UK based online channels and streaming services such as Amazon Instant Videos, Netflix, USA Network, BBC iPlayer, CBS, ESPN, Hulu, Yahoo Sport UK & Ireland, NBC, Crackle, MTV, Pandora, Spotify, ABC Family, Fox, Channel 4, MSN Video, the WB, NBC Sports, TruTV, Rhapsody, Universal Sports, Lovefilm, TBS, Sky, Cinema Now, Rdio, WWE, iTV, South Park Studios, ABC News, Vevo, PBS and TNT from any geographical area in the world.

Speed and Bandwidth

StrongDNS makes it possible to bypass all restrictions and IP/location related blocks and watch your favorite content without experiencing buffering or speed loss. Since the Smart DNS technology does not encrypt traffic, you can experience extremely fast speeds that are absolutely essential to stream HD TV shows and movies on the internet. The technology even makes it possible to access US and UK based websites at the same time.

Privacy Settings

StrongDNS takes the privacy of its customers seriously. The company does not willingly log online activities of its customers but it does capture connection details (location, timestamp, duration and bandwidth) for troubleshooting and enforcing its policies. The company will not share customer information with third parties (including advertisers and marketing companies) unless it is asked to do so by a court.

Supported Operating Systems

StrongDNS is available for Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8), Mac, Android Smartphones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, Roku and a wide range of routers (D-Link, Netgear, Linksys, 2Wire, TP-Link, Bell Cellpipe). The company offers a proprietary app for Android but other systems and devices need manual configuration. However, the manual setup process is extremely easy since the company provides detailed setup guides and video tutorials to help with the setup process. Being a Smart DNS service, StrongDNS does not actively offer support for sites like Facebook and Twitter but it does provide free proxies to enable customers to access these websites from behind corporate and ISP based firewalls.

Customer Support

The company offers 24X7 customer support through live chat, Skype, email, helpdesk, forum and voicemail. The support forum is packed with useful information so make sure to go through the posts before contacting the support staff.

Pricing Options

StrongDNS is available for $5 a month, $15 for 3 months, $27.5 for 6 months and $50 for a year. All new customers are eligible for a 7 day free trial (or 7 day money back guarantee) so you can test the service with total peace of mind.

Final Verdict

Overall, StrongDNS delivers on its promises. While the service is slightly expensive than other Smart DNS services, it does have the backing of an extremely well known VPN company. So if you are looking for a fast and reliable method to access your favorite TV shows and streaming services from anywhere, don’t forget to check out StrongDNS. For more information, please visit: www.StrongDNS.com.

May 19, 2014

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