The Beauty of DNS Re-direction / Unblocking

Want to watch Veronica Mars in Canada for free, just like our US neighbours?

Well tough luck!!!

That is unless you pay for US VPN access or use DNS re-direction/unblocking.

I’m not going to discuss using a VPN.  They are generally expensive and slow.

I am going to discuss using DNS re-direction though, because that’s what I have been using to watch Veronica Mars for the past week.

See, if you live in the US, you can watch Veronica Mars for free on theWB.com.  You still need to sit through the occasional ad for Two and a Half Men or Gossip Girl, but at least there are no subscription costs or per episode fees.

Unfortunately, if you live in Canada, you get a friendly notice that…

“The WB can only be viewed in the United States.”

Isn’t that just lovely.

I briefly discussed using DNS re-direction to access Netflix USA a little over a year ago.  Since then I’ve been using the service offered by UnoTelly and it’s been awesome.  I mainly use it to access Neflix USA.  My wife uses it to access US versions of the Food Network and TV.com.

After all of this business with the Veronica Mars Kickstarter, it reminded us that we have wanted to watch the show for some time.  It only took a minute to realize it wasn’t available on Netflix Canada or Netflix USA.  A quick search pointed us to theWB.com, where you can stream all 3 seasons for FREE.  Since I already had UnoTelly configured, it just worked without any fuss.  I didn’t even realize it wasn’t available to Canadians, until I tried it using a different computer.  Which once again reminded me how useful the service is.

You get a free 8 day trial when you sign up.  If you’re hardcore, you could possibly watch all 3 seasons in those 8 days.  Otherwise it’s $5 per month.

To me it’s like paying $8 per month for Netflix Canada plus another $5 for Netflix USA.  Being able to access another few dozen US sites is just a bonus.

http://www.unotelly.com/unodns/

 

ComputerAbuser

 

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