PureVPN Adds Free SmartDNS

PureVPN has been one of our favorite VPN services for years now.  They’ve always been known for the value they pack into an account along with excellent user interface design for the PureVPN software.  That continues with the addition of Smart DNS to their line up of features.  As a member I was excited to see that Smart DNS is included without any add-on cost.  You can enjoy unlimited VPN and free SmartDNS from just $4.16 a month.

PureVPN Free Smart DNS

For those of you who already have a PureVPN account the process to add Smart DNS is as follows:

  • Log into the PureVPN site
  • Click on Smart DNS in the Quick Navigation Menu
  • Click activate
  • Select a term
  • The term doesn’t matter since the service is free
  • This will create an invoice for $0.
  • Since you can’t pay a $0 invoice I hopped on live support and Dimitry marked the invoice paid.
  • Dimitry is a support rock start btw.  He had me taken care of in no time.  The support chat took less than two minutes.
  • Now go to the Smart DNS tab again and enter your public IP address.
  • If you’re not sure what your public IP is then visit a site like whatismyipaddress.com
  • Once you add your IP address to the list of allowed IP’s you’ll want to copy the code that’s listed above it.  That will be used to active the Smart DNS feature in the PureVPN Windows client.
  • Launch the PureVPN client as an admin and click on the Smart DNS tab.  Paste your activation code.
  • Now you should see a screen like mine below:

PureVPN Smart DNS

In the screenshot above I chose UK as the region in which I’d like to unblock content.  PureVPN’s Smart DNS supports several regions including US, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, Egypt and France.  You can see a full line up of channels the service supports in their client.  Smart DNS will help you unblock content in other countries.  It can also help you stream content faster.  For example if you live in the United States and experience a lot of buffering when using Netflix then a good Smart DNS like PureVPN can help speed things up.

I’ll follow up in a few days with a full review of PureVPN’s new Smart DNS service.  If you’re already a member you can refer to the steps above to activate the Smart DNS feature for free.  Those who don’t have an account can sign up for unlimited VPN with free Smart DNS from just $4.16 a month.  You can connect from up to five devices at once with a single account.  You can also configure your router to protect your entire home network with a single VPN account.  You’ll find PureVPN to be one of the best values around.

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