VPN and DNS are both great solutions to bypass location restrictions and protect your privacy. Both can be used to hide and change your location. I was in a situation where I wanted to stream my favourite TV show “My Name Is Earl, if it matters :)” on Netflix only to find out that it does not show in my current Netflix library, so I had to change my location to be able to do so. I had two choices VPN vs Smart DNS proxies. Please check my About page to know why my opinion might matter.
VPN vs Smart DNS Proxy to Bypass Location Restrictions
Both solutions can be setup in seconds, and both solutions do have certain advantages. It is up to you to choose which one suits you best. I will describe what differences I found when I did compare VPN vs Smart DNS proxies, what services I used and leave you to make a decision. Please see the VPN vs DNS comparison below.
VPN to bypass location restrictions.
Easy to set up, just signup get your username and password and follow the instructions
All your traffic is encrypted and masked, virtually speaking no one can eavesdrop on you.
You will notice that your Internet is slower if you do use a low-quality VPN service, I am using Express VPN and it is working great for me though.
VPN does provide Apps for IOS, Android, MAC and PC, which makes it really easy to setup and use.
If you are living in Denmark, and you use a VPN server in the USA, all USA sites are unblocked. However, your local sites will not work anymore.
There are more than 300 servers. Globally distributed anywhere.
Your Smart TV and a few other devices will not work with VPN unless you have a router that supports VPN.
Having said that, it is up to you to choose either VPN Service, Unlocator Smart DNS Proxy or similar services. I did post these two services because they actually do work for me. If you have other service you have used successfully or do have any other comments. Please post below.
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.