It’s not a VPN (virtual private network), but it lets you watch US TV shows on your computer, TV, tablet, phone or game device. It’s perfect for expats and travelers who want to keep up with favorite shows, sports and other entertainment from “home.”
It’s called UnoTelly.
After I wrote about VPNs a while back, a UnoTelly rep approached me with some information about their product and offered me a free trial account to test it out.
I was skeptical. Honestly, I’m not that into television anyway, so I didn’t jump on it right away. I also didn’t think it could do anything for me that my VPN couldn’t do.
I have to say, though, after using it for a few weeks I’m pleasantly surprised.
UnoTelly gives you access to any and all web-based TV programming from the US. Now, that doesn’t mean you can watch every episode of every show, unfortunately. But if it’s available online, you can view it.
UnoTelly has three membership levels.
Free is free. You can access a minimum number of services. These include PBS, CBS and FOX, as well as online radio Spotify, Pandora and more.
Premium, $4.95/month. This gets you into more sites, including services like Netflix, HuluPlus, NBC, ESPN, Disney, HGTV and Showtime.
Gold, $7.95/month adds even more, including favorites like Animal Planet, ABC, WB, Nickelodeon, AMC, Spike TV, Natioanl Geographic and Comedy Central.
Note that the monthly fee is for the UnoTelly service only — you’ll still have to pay to access Netflix, or HuluPlus, or any other fee-based programs. Bottom line, if you had to pay to watch it in the US, you’ll need to maintain that account separately from your UnoTelly account.
When I turn on my VPN, my internet speeds go down. Way down. With UnoTelly speeds are much better and I can stream shows at high resolution without any problem.
Use on any device
You can install UnoTelly on pretty much any device including laptop and desktop computers, tablets, phones, XBox 360, PS3, Wii, Apple TV, Google TV and more.
If you have multiple computers in your home, just install it once on your wireless router. If you don’t want to do that, each family member can log in on his or her own device.
Simple to Set Up
The UnoHelper guides you through a very simple setup and has you up and running in just a couple of minutes.
Free Trial Available
If you’re skeptical like me, sign up for a free 8-day trial. You can access all three membership levels and experience for yourself just how easy it is.
If you decide you don’t like it after the free trial period you can cancel anytime, and they offer a money-back guarantee as well.
Now, if only they could persuade AMC to stream Mad Men, I’d be really happy!