Tunlr closed down, the free Smart DNS Proxy service decided to pull the plug instead of becoming a paid service after two years of providing free Smart DNS Proxy services to it’s subscribers. Tunlr was supposed to go paid for Netflix and Hulu Plus in the next few weeks, instead Tunlr suddenly closed it’s curtains without prior notice to subscribers. Now that Tunlr closed, see Tunlr Alternatives below
Tunlr was a Smart DNS Proxy provider, Smart DNS Proxy is an alternative to VPN that does has it’s benefits over VPN. I did already write a comparison of both VPN and Smart DNS Proxy. In essence, a Smart DNS Proxy will allow you to watch Netflix, WWE, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Mog, BBC Iplayer, CBCand many others by simply changing your DNS addresses. Tunlr was very popular and had a broad user base in the UK, Australia, Germany and the rest of the world. If you are a user who was using Tunlr or a user who has heard about Tunlr and you are looking for a Tunlr alternative. See the below.
Tunlr closed down, what alternative choices do you have ?
Now that Tunlr shutdown, a Tunlr alternative is in need. You have either one of two choices, use VPN or use another Smart DNS proxy provider.
Tunlr Alternative – VPN
VPN has proven it’s grounds, it has been available for years. At it’s simplest VPN or Virtual Private Network provides a secure tunnel that encrypts your traffic and protects it from eavesdropping, DNS hijacking and man in the middle attacks. It also allows your traffic to appear from the location of the VPN server, so if your VPN provider has a server in the US or the UK you can appear to be coming from either of these two choices. ExpressVPN the VPN provider I use does have more than 300 servers you can choose from using a desktop program. You can be up and running in minutes, steps are Sign up- Download VPN installer “IOS Android MAC Windows” – Insert Username and Password – Choose Country to appear from. Done.
Here are my favorite three VPN Tunlr Alternatives.
Unlocator is something else. It is probably superior to Tunlr in many ways AND for now Unlocator is still in Beta and still FREE. If you are a ex-Tunlr user and looking for an alternative give Unlocator a try. If you are new to the Smart DNS Proxy world read on. Unlocator does provide the following features :
All you need to do is change your DNS IPs and your IP will be supported
The biggest feature Unlocator do have and that was not even available in Tunlr is their Netflix region changer, it allows you to change your Netflix region without changing your device configuration. So you can be watching Netflix USA, CBC Canada and BBC Iplayer at the same time using one configuration.
If you opt to go for any ExpressVPN or Unlocator, please do update with a comment so users can share their experience. Thanks for reading !
UPDATE : Unlocator has gone live after providing 8 great months of Free beta service, they do provide a one week trial for free now and a monthly rate of $4.99 after the trial. You can get a better deal if you subscribe yearly though.
WARNING !!:A number of users have approached me about DNS codes they find online using Twitter, Google, Youtube..etc. The users wanted to know how good/safe those codes are. As readers of my blog, your online safety is a major concern to me, do NOT use DNS codes you randomly find online, see my article on the risks of using random DNS codes you find online.
A technical wizard of 10 year experience. Certified in Linux, Ethical Hacking and all sorts of technical stuff . I did work on projects around the world worth millions of dollars. My aim is to free you the reader from location restrictions and protect your privacy.