FAQ on blocked video/music sites, and VPN and DNS services

Streaming vs Downloading

Streaming media is video and/or audio data transmitted for immediate playback rather than for file download and later (offline) playback.
Read more: Compare Streaming vs Downloading

Regional Restrictions for Streaming Content

Regional restriction is the system used to limit your access to the streaming content, based on your geographic location.
Streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, Pandora etc. are geographically restricted because the licenses they acquire to stream content are limited to specific territories.

How to access blocked Video and Music websites?

To access a blocked website it is usually enough to change you virtual geographical location or/and hide your traffic from the service provider.
See How to bypass “Not Available In Your Location” message to learn more how to do it.

How much does it cost to use VPN/DNS Proxy services?

Usually it’s $5-$15/month with 7 days free trial. The cost varies on the quality and offered features.
To choose your best option, compare features and prices for the suggested VPN/DNS Proxy Services.

Is it legal to bypass Region-Blocked Streaming content?

In short – this is grey area.
The thing is, there are different laws in different countries, and as a general rule you are not allowed to download restricted content. However, streaming content is a different story. When you’re streaming, you’re not storing anything on your computer or device. See more.

VPN vs DNS Proxy

DNS proxy routes only the essential part of data to unblock streaming services while VPN routes all your data through remote VPN server. In general DNS is faster, and VPN is more secure.
See more: VPN vs DNS Proxy.

What is DNS Proxy?

DNS proxy reroutes a small percentage of data sent to the websites through proxy servers in order to unblock services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and many more.
See more: VPN vs DNS Proxy.

What is IP Address?

An IP address is assigned to every computer on an Internet. Like the street address for your home, an IP address identifies computers. It helps traffic flow between computers because each one has its own IP address.

Why I cannot watch videos on Streaming Websites from other countries?

This is due to Regional Restrictions for Streaming Content.

What is VPN?

VPN stand for Virtual Private Network. Using VPN you reroute your traffic through servers in other counties. See more: VPN vs DNS Proxy.