VPN Reviews

USAccess Review – Stream Your Favorite Content From Anywhere

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

USAccess is a Canada based SmartDNS service provider. Like its name suggests, the company specializes in providing unrestricted access to American content. In this article, you learn more about the service itself as well as its pros and cons.

Server Locations & Site Access – USAccess masks your real location and shows it as either US or UK to the streaming service providers. The service can unlock a wide range of streaming services including Netflix, FX Network, Pandora, Hulu, Spotify, Hulu Plus, NFL Game Pass, BBC iPlayer, ABC, Comedy Central, MLB.TV, South Park Studios, WWE Network, NBC, iTV, Amazon Instant Video, CWTV, 4OD, PBS, CBS, NHL GameCenter, PBS Kids, Rdio, Demand 5 and Fox from all parts of the world.

VPN Speed & Bandwidth – Since USAccess is a SmartDNS service, there is a minimal redirection of traffic involved. This is definitely a plus point as far as streaming of On-Demand movies and TV shows is concerned because you would be able to stream even HD videos at near-ISP speeds. The service doesn’t encrypt your traffic so you can stream your favorite content without experiencing speed loss or buffering.

Privacy Settings – USAccess takes the privacy of its customers seriously. The provider doesn’t log the traffic passing through its servers nor does it monitor user sessions. However, you should also be aware that the service can’t protect you against the surveillance activities carried out by the government agencies or the hacking attacks carried out by cyber criminals. Although the company doesn’t sell or rent subscriber information to marketing companies, it reserves full rights to investigate illegal activities carried out from within its network. If a subscriber indulges in prohibited activities, the company may even disclose his identity to the law enforcement agencies in case it is served with a court notice.

Supported Operating Systems – USAccess SmartDNS service works on a range of devices including Windows (8,7, XP, Vista) and Mac OS X based computers, Android based devices, iPads, iPhones, Boxee, WDTV, Wii, XBox 360, PS3, Panasonic Smart TV, Apple TV, Wii U, Sony Smart TV as well as routers designed by Netgear, Bell, Linksys, D-Link, 2Wire, TP-Link and Airport Extreme. There is no pre-configured software available for any OS so the service needs to be configured manually. However, the setup is extremely simple for almost all devices since it just involves replacing default DNS settings with the DNS values supplied by the company.

Customer Support – USAccess provides 24/7 customer support through support tickets.

Pricing Options – The USAccess service costs $3.97 for a month, $9.97 for three months, $19.97 for six months and $34.97 for 12 months. While there is no free trial of the service available, you will get a full refund of your subscription fees upon applying for refund within 7 days of joining.

Final Verdict – Overall, USAccess delivers a satisfactory content-unlocking service. The service works on many popular devices and supports a lot of streaming services. On the downside, the website of the provider doesn’t look professional due to the presence of several broken links. I urge you to try the service if you are not happy with your current SmartDNS service provider. For more information, please visit: www.usaccess.ca.

February 16, 2016

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