Pomeranian dog watching Netflix on the bed with KeepSolid SmartDNS

KeepSolid SmartDNS: What’s the Difference Between SmartDNS and VPN Unlimited?

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In October 2019, the wide range of KeepSolid services was expanded by yet another brand-new product – KeepSolid SmartDNS. It’s your best choice to unblock the most popular streaming services from anywhere in the world. Being relatively young, this freedomizer tool has already gained positive feedbacks from our users, like the one below:     

SmartDNS review in App Store

What is SmartDNS? How does it work? What is the difference between SmartDNS and a VPN? Should you use SmartDNS or VPN for Netflix? Which is better to unblock other streaming services – KeepSolid SmartDNS or VPN Unlimited? Let’s answer all the whats and whys!

What is SmartDNS technology and how KeepSolid SmartDNS works

In a nutshell, SmartDNS is a brand-new technology that allows users all over the world access such streaming services as American Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc., even if these websites are blocked in the users’ locations. KeepSolid SmartDNS offers clients the US and EU DNS servers that allow them to unblock their favorite movies and TV shows, and never miss the latest episodes.

Our SmartDNS technology re-routes users’ DNS queries through our US or EU servers. As a result, our users can easily watch their favorite movies and TV shows in full-HD, from anywhere. 

Why choose KeepSolid SmartDNS app

Pomeranian dog watching Netflix on smartphone on the bed with KeepSolid SmartDNS app

To watch your favorite video content wherever you are

Regardless of where you live or travel to, with our SmartDNS application you can enjoy any movies you like, wherever you are. Our freedomizer app helps you unblock such services as the US Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Now, Disney+, ITV, Sony Crackle, Rai.TV, BBC iPlayer, and Hulu. Besides, KeepSolid SmartDNS lets you unblock ESPN+ on smart TVs, media players, and web browsers.

To unblock vids on any number of internet-capable devices

This covers two important aspects of KeepSolid SmartDNS. Firstly, it is compatible with a great variety of internet-capable devices. This includes the most popular OS platforms, routers, gaming consoles, media streaming players, and smart TVs. Secondly, you can use a single SmartDNS account on any number of devices. Quite convenient, isn’t it?

To enjoy full-HD video content without lags

SmartDNS allows to unblock restricted content without hurting your internet speed. KeepSolid SmartDNS is just faster than any similar tool, such as VPN apps, so that you could enjoy TV shows and movies without lags and at the highest quality. To top it off, no installation is required either. Just register on our website and configure DNS settings manually.

What devices are compatible with KeepSolid SmartDNS

Another great benefit of KeepSolid SmartDNS is its multi-device capability. Since you aren’t required to install anything on your device, you can manually configure DNS settings on a huge variety of internet-connected devices. 

Pomeranian dog watching TV series on the bed with KeepSolid SmartDNS app

You can use our SmartDNS app on:

  • OS Platforms (Windows, Windows Phone, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, Kindle Fire)
  • Streaming Media Players (Apple TV, Roku TV, ChromeCast, Amazon Fire TV, WD TV play, Boxee Box)
  • Smart TVs
  • Gaming Consoles (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii, Wii U, Nvidia Shield)
  • Routers (Airport Express, Airport Extreme, Asus, TP-link, Belkin, Cisco, D-Link, DD-WRT, Fritz Box, Huawei, Linksys, Netgear, Tomato, Open-WRT).

You can check out our helpful manuals and learn more on how to setup KeepSolid SmartDNS on your device. 

What’s the difference between SmartDNS and VPN Unlimited

If you are even slightly familiar with VPN applications, you probably know that they also allow you to bypass blocking and watch geo-restricted video content. What’s the difference then? Why choose SmartDNS over a VPN app? The answer is simple, as it all depends on your needs. These applications are helpful in their own situations, as the whole bunch of their features are not similar at all. Let’s have a closer look at their features, taking VPN Unlimited and KeepSolid SmartDNS as an example.

  1. VPN app is a security and privacy solution first, video-unblocking second. VPN Unlimited, for instance, uses highly secure encryption methods to protect your private data and keep your online traffic untraceable for unauthorized third parties. SmartDNS doesn’t hide your IP address nor protect your sensitive info. Also, you can use VPN for torrenting. 
  2. SmartDNS app, in turn, has been created especially for video streaming. This freedomizer tool is faster than VPN Unlimited. Since VPN encrypts your online traffic and routes it through secure VPN servers, it slows your speed a little – a small price to pay for your security. But when it comes to enjoying TV shows on your Apple TV, you’re probably only interested in watching them at the best possible connection speed. 

To learn more about the differences between these applications, take a look at this comparative table of KeepSolid SmartDNS vs VPN Unlimited app:

Comparative table: what is the difference between SmartDNS and VPN Unlimited

Bottom line on KeepSolid SmartDNS vs VPN Unlimited

So, should you choose VPN Unlimited or KeepSolid SmartDNS? It solely depends on your personal needs. If you only want to stream videos without lags, choose KeepSolid SmartDNS. It perfectly copes with this task and ensures that your leisure won’t be spoiled. Alternatively, if your prime concern is your privacy, you should definitely turn your attention to KeepSolid VPN Unlimited. This is the best security solution that encrypts your private data and makes you completely anonymous online.

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  1. Hi, if I subscribe to smartDNS, okay I can unlock Netflix show and see US show, but would it affect other streaming service? i.e. NBA Leaguepass, in which I need to be in my local country due to games being blocked on the US.

    • Hi Streb,

      To enjoy your local NBA League Pass, simply turn off our SmartDNS service. Whenever you need access to the US Netflix, enable SmartDNS on your device and that’s it!
      If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact our customer support team at [email protected].

  2. hi
    where can i find a full list of streaming services that you cover?
    do you have any indian steaming services included?
    hotstar, zee5, sonyliv, primevideo

    • Hi Jac,

      We are glad to hear about your interest in our product 🤗
      KeepSolid SmartDNS currently supports only one Indian streaming service – Hotstar.
      Our team always strives to expand the list of available services, and we also plan to add a page with a full list of supported services on our SmartDNS official website. Stay tuned for our updates to never miss it!

  3. I subscribed to Smart DNS. It’s working well but it does lack some necessary options. I would like in example to route Netflix through my native IP instead of the US.
    Ideally there would be switches for all the different websites available.

    • Hi Ham,

      Thanks for choosing our service and sharing the feedback. KeepSolid SmartDNS doesn’t affect your IP address to provide access to the content you want, it is the DNS servers that are at play here.
      As for the switches for different websites, glad to inform that whatever SmartDNS server you choose, it provides access to all streaming services and blocked websites. So you don’t need to switch between servers, just set up SmartDNS and go online without any restrictions opening any websites you want 😉

  4. I am interested to watch Australian Netflix. Are planning to add Australia to SmartDNS service?

    • Hi there!

      Nice to hear from you! We’ll forward your suggestion of Australian Netflix server to our team, but can provide no ETA as of now.
      Stay tuned for our updates 😊

  5. Hello, what I’m missing here is a little bit more clarity in regards to the services available.
    What if I’d like to stream from Netflix UK or Canada while being in Germany?

    I’m a subscriber to both of your products, but smartDNS re-directs me to the US store (which is fine in most cases) and using the vpnunlimited service I can connect to 3 different servers in the UK and Canada, but all of them are detected by Netflix as a “proxy service”.

    So do I have any chance to use UK or Canadian Netflix through any of your services?

    • Hey Max,

      Thanks for reaching out! Both our services – VPN Unlimited and KeepSolid SmartDNS – currently include US Netflix only. We’ll add the UK and Canadian Netflix to our wish list and let our team know you’re interested in it 😉
      But the ETA is not available at the moment. Stay tuned for our updates!

  6. How much does smartDSN cost, can it be added to y VPN unlimited account.

    • Hey Charles,

      Thanks for getting in touch! KeepSolid SmartDNS and VPN Unlimited are different services, you can switch between them depending on your needs, as shown in our article.

      KeepSolid SmartDNS subscription plans are available on this page, check them out and choose the best for you!

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