Smart DNS Services

 

Smart DNS Services

If you try to use the UK TV iPlayer Catch-up TV services on a Freesat set top box or a Sky+HD digibox in Spain from a country other than the UK and ROI, you will be blocked from viewing content.

This is because the UK TV iPlayer Catch-up TV content will only be made available to users connecting to the internet using a UK server. This is controlled by checking the IP address for your internet connection.

Your Spanish IP address will be blocked, so UK TV iPlayer Catch-up TV content will NOT be available to you on your Freesat set top box or a Sky+HD digibox in Spain.

This is because the UK TV iPlayer Catch-up TV content will only be made available to users connecting to the internet using a UK server.

Using a SMART DNS server this “tricks” the UK TV iPlayer Catch-up TV services into thinking you are connecting from the UK, and not connecting from Spain.

 

Our Recommended SMART DNS services for UK TV in Spain

We recommend TWO Smart DNS services, in case one has an issue.
Smart DNS Proxy
and
Smarty DNS

June 2018 – Smarty DNS service is having some issues with BBC iPlayer on some devices and routers, but still works fine on a Sky+HD digibox.

 

SMARTDNSPROXY

1. Click on the SMARTDNSPROXY Banner above
2. Select “Sign Up”
3. Create your account – they offer a 14 day free trial
4. Check your emails for account creation confirmation (the emails may be in your “junk” or “spam” folders)
5. In your SMARTDNSPROXY account Dashboard ( https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/MyAccount ) you will be told if your IP address is activated on their servers or not, with the message “Your Current IP XX XX is not on our system”

6. To reactivate your IP address, simply click on “Activate”.
7. When activated the “Your Current IP XX XX is not on our system” message will disappear.
8. You can now use SMARTDNSPROXY on your devices, and set up their service on a router.

 

 

SMARTY DNS

Access blocked websites

1. Click on the SmartyDNS Banner above
2. When in the site click on “Sign Up Now”
3. Create your account and select Payment period and method
4. Check your emails for account creation confirmation (the emails may be in your “junk” or “spam” folders)
6. In your SmartyDNS account Dashboard, go to Packages
7. Click on your package.
8. Click on the Smart DNS tab.
8. Validate your IP Address.
10. Make a note of the DNS numbers, as these will be used later when setting the SmartDNS service on your Sky Digibox.

 

 

When using a SMART DNS service, you will have to do revalidate your IP Address this every time your internet connection or router is reset. This is because when reset, you will be allocated another IP address by your internet provider, which needs to be validated on Smart DNSs system before it will work.

How to Set Up A Smart DNS on A Sky Digibox.

To use a SMART DNS service with Freesat, then you will need to install the Smart DNS service on a router (details how to do this to come shortly)

Notice:

The UK TV Broadcasters are always searching for users accessing their services from abroad using DNS services. They then blacklist those server and access to the UK TV Catch Up and On Demand services will be prevented.

 

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