HideIP VPN Launches SmartDNS
HideIP VPN has released its SmartDNS service. These types of services are becoming popular offerings among VPN providers and they are great options for some users. They’re very inexpensive, as well. The pricing for the SmartDNS services from HideIP VPN is as follows:
- 1 month for $7.90
- 3 months for $21.90
- 6 Months for $37.90
- 1 year for $67.90
The service is available for a free 7-day trial if you want to check it out before you buy.
What it Does
SmartDNS is not a VPN. It does allow you to watch content that is geo-restricted, however, by giving you an IP address the same as the nation in which the content you want to see is hosted. It works with game consoles, phones, televisions, desktop computers, Macs and most other devices. This service is targeted at making content hosted in the US and UK available.
With this service, users in nations other than the US and UK can watch Netflix, Hulu, GamePass and more. It’s not piracy at all because the user is actually accessing the content from the nation that it’s cleared to be shown in.
What it Doesn’t Do
SmartDNS doesn’t give you encryption and that’s a big difference compared to VPN services. The information that you send and receive across a SmartDNS connection is in the clear and can be intercepted just as can most Internet traffic.