While I have no regrets about moving from Croatia to San Diego (much better weather than San Francisco and less polluted than LA), one of pet peeves is finding a way how to watch European channels. Just like you can't watch services such as Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, Amazon Video Store or listen to Spotify, Pandora, MP3 Player, Google Music etc. in majority of other countries - you cannot watch European channels in the States.
Living in a connected world means that you want to watch the content anyways. Even though if you are willing to pay for it, content distributors seems to be stuck in 20th century mindframe and do not want to move forward.
Case in point are the Olympic Games
, which currently take place in London, Great Britain. If you live in the U.S., you're forced to watch NBC coverage, which has a lot of issues, such as news tickers informing you who won minutes before you are able to see the coverage etc. Long story short, it's no wonder that one of trending topics on Twitter is a hashtag #NBCFail
Enter UnoDNS, a service from UnoTelly
. UnoTelly enables you to skip borders and enjoy in top quality broadcasting wherever you are. In case of the Olypmics, top quality comes courtesy of the BBC iPlayer
. The UnoDNS is a paid service, with Premium and Gold Channels available for $4.95 and $7.95 per month. However, during Olympics UnoTelly decided to go one up and offer the service for free.
The list of channels is available here
, and if you travel as much as the author of these lines, you'll be considering this service as a life savior (especially if you live in San Diego, CA and like to wake up at 5AM and watch Formula One
races in Europe). Steps 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 - DNS addresses are for California
We spoke with Kostantinos, author of the service and he told us that for the Olympics, he's unlocking the UnoDNS for BBC iPlayer Olympic broadcasts
, so that viewers don't end up being limited to heavily criticized coverage from NBC. In order to activate the service, the only things you need to do are head over to www.unotelly.com
and follow the instructions.12 Easy Steps:
It might be evening in California, but BBC iPlayer is in full strength as UK Royal Mail employee paints golden color on the legendary red mailboxes in all the cities from where British gold medal winners come from
- Go to www.unotelly.com/unodns/global
- Write down the DNS address locate closest to your location (California in our case)
- Select Start and open "Control Panel"
- Under "Network and Internet", click on "View network status and tasks"
- On the left side, select "Change adapter settings"
- Depending on what type of Internet connection are you using, right click on active internet connection and select "Properties"
- Choose "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and click on "Properties"
- Click on "Use the Following DNS server addresses" and enter the addresses you selected while on the www.unotelly.com/unodns/Global page (Step 1)
- Click "Ok" and you're done!
- Restart your computer
- Open a web browser and go to the quickstart.unotelly.com to see if the service is active.
- Enjoy world-wide unrestricted TV viewing.
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to watch the live coverage of the Olympics
from one of (if not) the best TV stations on the planet, British Broadcasting Corporation or Beeb
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