OverPlay.net Review

Overplay is an innovative new provider in the virtual private networking (VPN) and Smart DNS services sector. The beauty of Smart DNS is that customers get access to blocked media channels but don’t have to suffer any loss of speed, making streaming TV programmes and movies a quick, reliable service.

Service Conditions

The Overplay Smart DNS service comes in at a reasonable monthly charge and is particularly useful for frequent travellers needing to watch their favourite programmes while away from home, expats who are unable to access programmes from their country of origin and anybody based in countries where blocked services are commonplace.

With Smart DNS services it’s possible to bypass all local restrictions and access popular services from a variety of locations. Overplay offers access to just about every popular streaming service that’s currently on the market, and where customers cannot access their required sites it’s simply a case of getting in touch with the Overplay customer service team who will add the service on, if it’s technically possible to do so.

Overplay has servers based across the world and ar continually adding to the network. At present the Overplay servers are situated in 48 different country locations, including the United States, South America, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Smart DNS does not rely on third party servers so customers will find the service is at speeds supported by their Internet Service Provider (ISP) and there are no problems with HD Video either.

Overplay Smart DNS Technology

The Overplay Smart DNS works on any operating system and all Internet enabled devices. It is just a simple matter of changing the DNS server on routers and rebooting the system. Customers can use the service on Smart TVs, set top boxes, Play Stations or any computers and once the software is downloaded it kicks in as soon as the system is next rebooted. The Overplay website has a useful diagnostic feature allowing customers to quickly carry out diagnostic tests on their Smart DNS service if they feel there is a problem.

Taking out a subscription for monthly services with Overplay Smart DNS is just a simple matter of downloading the software to each device and signing up monthly in advance. Customers can pay for the service with a variety of methods, including Paypal, credit cards or Google Checkout.

Customer Support

Customer support is available via an email ticketing service and the company also have a comprehensive FAQ section on the website and a blog which answers a number of common questions and addresses some customer problems. Customers will find that their subscription gives them possibilities for multiple and simultaneous connections, just so long as different server locations are selected for each device so you could be watching Hulu via the American server in one part of the home, while BBC iPlayer is selected in another room.

Customers can download the Overplay Smart DNS system direct from the company website. Some of the downloads and tutorials offered on their website include Windows 7, Apple OS X, Boxee Box, Sony Play Station 3 and XBox 360. The full list of downloads and instructions for a variety of supported devices in available on the Overplay website.

Smart DNS is a fairly new service and does not slow down speeds of streaming transmission in any way, unlike VPNs. Where customers face a variety of geo-restrictions on accessing popular websites the Smart DNS service permits access to sites without a need to go through a VPN encrypted tunnel. Customers will also appreciate the ability to be able to watch TV programmes and movies on Smart TVs offering the best visual and audio experience.

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DNS, VPN, Smart DNS – WTF?

VPN: Virtual Private Network, a virtual tunnel through the Internet to bypass censorship or geo-restrictions for content like Netflix, Amazon Video or others.

DNS: Domain Name Server - a server on the internet which tells your computer at which IP address a specific domain name can be found. Many times, DNS Servers are used to censor certain Websites by not resolving the IP address or redirecting it.

Smart DNS: A technology / hack to route only packets from/to a specific DNS and IP address to re-route traffic from sites like Netflix and enable devices like Smart TV´s to unblock from other countries.