We’ll be making use of the DNS servers offered by TVUnblock.com. It lets you reroute traffic requests that determine your location to their servers, which effectively “tricks” the services (such as Netflix) into believing you’re in the US. The best part about it is that once these requests are routed properly, you get to stream their video/audio feeds directly. What this means is that unlike using VPNs that often slow down your internet speed, you get to stream US content with the full advantage of using your raw internet connection.
DNS can be changed in a variety of ways depending on which device you use. This can be done in your computer, your phone, and even directly on your router.
For this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to change your DNS on a computer. This tutorial is for Windows only (sorry Mac-users), but you can still read on.
❗ Do take note that I’m using Windows 8.1 for this tutorial. Steps should be the same regardless if you’re using Windows 7 or 10.
- Visit TVUnblock.com and take note of the DNS Servers displayed. This should be two different IP addresses.
❗ Please take note that on my screenshot, it says “Success! DNS setup correctly”. That’s because I already have mine setup. 😃 Yours should say it’s not.
- On your computer, go to Network and Sharing Center. There are multiple ways to get here.
- From Control Panel, this could be accessed in 2 ways depending on how ‘View by’ is set.
- Alternatively, you can right click the network icon on the notification area of your screen, located at the lower right corner, and select “Open Network and Sharing Center”.
- Click on Change adapter settings, which should be located on the left side of the screen.
- Right click on the connected adapter you use to access the internet. This can be the LAN adapter if you’re connected via an ethernet cable, or your WiFi adapter if you’re using WiFi, and select Properties.
- A rule of thumb here is that if you see an “X” icon on the adapter, it’s not connected.
- To make sure the adapter is connected to the internet, right click and select ‘Status’. This should show “IPv4 Connectivity: Internet” instead of No Internet Access. (Disregard IPv6 Connectivity)
- Under the Networking tab, and under “This connection uses the following items“, make sure Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) is highlighted, and click Properties.
- Tick the option, “Use the following DNS server addresses“, and enter the IP addresses you got from step 1.
It might take a few minutes before the changes we made work. For faster results, you may flush your DNS. Just search in Google, ‘flush dns‘, since there are already a lot of instructions online for that, and it’s very easy to do. 😉
That’s it. You may try accessing Netflix or any of the services listed on the previous page now and start steaming US content!
There are a few caveats however that you should know and be aware of before you do this.