GetFlix has a .au top-level domain, but the company is headquartered in Turkey. They provide a SmartDNS service that’s easy to use and that provides access to regions that many people might find themselves blocked out from. The service is also priced competitively and comes with a DNS-over-VPN option, just in case SmartDNS is blocked in your region.
Pricing and Plans
Plans for this service are divided up by the length of time you sign up for.
- One month for $3.95
- Three months for $10.67
- Six Months for $18.96
- Twelve months for $33.18
You can pay for the subscription with PayPal, credit cards and JCB. Cancellation can be done at any time but remaining subscription amounts are not refunded. You can also get a discount for signing up for more than one account and GetFlix offers an affiliate program if you want to sell the service.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
There’s a fourteen-day free trial with this service. If you don’t sign up for a subscription by the end of that trial, your account will be suspended. A credit card is not required to sign up for the trial.
Privacy & Anonymity
GetFlix seems to have a very good logging policy. They’ll log on request, which will only happen if they’re trying to troubleshoot an issue for you. They admit that, if they wanted to, they could see all of your traffic going over their DNS servers, but do not log under normal circumstances. Their logging for troubleshooting is targeted, meaning they only log the IP of the user who gave permission for them to do so.
This is not a VPN service, so it is not appropriate for torrenting. This is a SmartDNS service and does not encrypt all of the connections from your computer.
There’s a ticketing system available from the customer dashboard where you can submit support requests.
This service is manual. This means that, to configure your device for the service, you simply change your DNS settings according to the guides on the setup area of the GetFlix site.
While using the GetFlix DNS server, you’ll be able to access geo-restricted content without any difficulties.
Important: There is a DNS-over-VPN option with this service. This allows you to connect to the GetFlix DNS servers when doing so might normally be blocked.
This must not be confused with a standard VPN! This VPN connection only allows streaming over the GetFlix service and will not encrypt your other traffic. This is an add-on that makes it much easier for some users to take advantage of GetFlix’s service, but it is not an alternative to a full-fledged VPN, nor does GetFlix claim that it is.
Once you’re signed up, you can go to your dashboard and configure your region settings, and test them to make sure they’re working correctly. Using the service is very easy.
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
GetFlix will work with a huge range of devices. They provide instructions for the following:
- Apple Mac
- Apple TV
- iOS (iPhone/iPad)
- Nintendo Wii / Wii U
- PS3 / PS4
- WD TV Live
- Xbox 360
This service will not slow your connection speed, as the traffic isn’t sent through a VPN server.
IPCheck and DNS Leak
This doesn’t apply, as SmartDNS services aren’t designed to provide you with complete concealment of your IP. Your DNS server is configured through the service.
- Wide device compatibility
- Easy region switching
- Fourteen-day free trial
- Testing options on dashboard
- Generous free trial
- Easy-to-use service
- DNS-over-VPN option
Areas for Improvement
Like most SmartDNS services, this one is manually configured. Adding clients to these services could make them much more accessible to users.
If you’re in the market for a SmartDNS service in Australia, check this service out. It’s easy to use and it will give you access to the better versions of Netflix, Crackle and other services that are geo-restricted to other nations. Remember, however, that this is not a replacement for a standard VPN service.