VPN Reviews

US TV Access Review

Monday, January 12th, 2015

US TV Access is a privacy and content unlocking service that allows you to watch your favorite American shows from anywhere. The service is managed by ELD Training which is a Cheshire, UK based service provider and has been providing privacy services since 2009. In this elaborate US TV Access review, let’s check the features offered by the service and decide if it is worth a shot.

Server Locations & Site Access – As you may have guessed from the name of the service, US TV Access has VPN gateways in just one country – United States. The company’s servers are located in Pennsylvania and it allows you to keep up with your favorite news shows, soaps, dramas, sporting events, movies, online music services and documentaries that are available only to American audience. Since the service assigns you a US IP address, you can unlock online streaming services like Netflix, Showtime, ABC, Crackle, Disney Channel, Last.fm, HBO Go, USA Network, MTV, South Park Online, Amazon Prime, Cartoon Network, Syfy, Bravo TV, Hulu, Vudu, CBS, Pandora, MLB, CWTV, NHL, Xfinity, AMC TV, Vevo, Comedy Central, TV.com, PBS, TNT, FOX, Starz and NBC from any part of the world. Your new IP would also help you to access Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, YouTube and Skype from behind your school or office firewalls and from foreign locations where one or more of these services are banned (for instance, Middle East, China and Brazil).

VPN Speed & Bandwidth – US TV Access does not impose any kind of speed or bandwidth restrictions upon its users. This is indeed great news for subscribers because streaming and downloading activities do consume a large amount of bandwidth. In addition, the service is also well suited for VOIP and online gaming sessions.

Privacy Settings – US TV Access delivers its privacy service via the PPTP technology. While the PPTP protocol is not as secure as the OpenVPN or SSTP protocols, it is one of the fastest protocols available and is compatible with almost all operating systems. Apart from opening up endless entertainment options for you, the service also protects you from surveillance, hackers and identity thieves even when you are connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot.

The provider has not published a privacy policy on its portal. Most VPN providers keep connections logs (which may include IP addresses) for few days and co-operate with law enforcement agencies upon receiving legal notices so the same should be assumed for US TV Access.

Supported Operating Systems – US TV Access works on Mac OS X (10.4+), Linux, Windows (XP, 7, 8, Vista), iPads, iPhones as well as Android tablets and Smartphones. The service can be set up in few steps and there is no need to install any additional software. Since the service uses the PPTP protocol, you should be able to configure it on routers as well and watch your favorite shows on Smart TVs and gaming consoles.

Customer Support – US TV Access provides support through email. While the lack of live chat support and other support options is indeed a downside, the responsive support team promises to respond to most queries within a reasonable time.

Pricing Options – US TV Access charges a reasonable $8/month, $20 per quarter and $72 per year. Customers also have the option of adding a British IP at half price through the company’s partner website UKTVAccess. There is not free trial on offer but the company will refund your subscription fees if you are not able to configure or use the service.

Final Verdict – US TV Access does what it promises. While the service does not include advanced security features, it is a good option for those who want to unlock American TV shows from overseas countries. We recommend checking out the service if you want fast access to American content on the web. For more information, please visit: www.ustvaccess.com.

January 12, 2015

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