Keenow Unblocker has been developed by Keen Media Group, who have a proven track record of consistently placing their users first despite the many and varied challenges of the VPN industry. They boldly claim they are “best unblocker and VPN for the United Kingdom” and the “fastest DNS and VPN on the market”. Even though it can unblock Netflix, we still think premium vendors like NordVPN are more evidenced at making this claim than Keenow Unblocker.
Keenow Unblocker uses Smart-DNS, which, as its name suggests, is a very clever way to reach restricted or censored content without compromising on connection speeds. Traditional VPNs route all your traffic through to a remote server, this can affect the overall connection speed. However, Smart-DNS only re-routes DNS requests, without tunneling all your traffic. So, when it comes to streaming HD video/audio, Smart-DNS may be your answer, especially where it comes as part of a comprehensive VPN package.
When it was first released Keenow Unblocker was 100% free. But, following a series of setbacks involving the Chrome Web Store policies, web users employing AdBlockers, overall higher running costs, and Netflix cracking down on VPN users circumnavigating their restrictions, resulting in a higher bandwidth cost to unblock their service, the company felt they had to change their business model.
In February 2018, Keenow made another change to their policy because of Netflix. Only premium plan holders can access Netflix, lite members are redirected to their country’s site. If you’re looking for a VPN for Netflix without all the hassle, try one of these top services.
The good news is that a Lite version is still available that gives access to hundreds of US sites with 512MB bandwidth per day for free, which is a clear display of their gratitude towards their users in spite of the challenges thrown their way. Premium users have the additional benefit of a high-functioning VPN with unlimited bandwidth and along with Keenow Unblocker’s own proprietary software, which is currently suitable for Windows, Android and Android TV app. The provider is in the process of developing software for Amazon Fire and MAC OS; this with then be followed with software that is iOS and Linex compatible. However, that does not mean you cannot use Keenow Unblocker’s Smart-DNS on these platforms. It does mean that you need to follow the manual set up guides that are provided on the website. Everything you need to know is explained in reasonably simple language, with screen shots, so as long as you follow the steps you should be ok. If you have any doubts or problems, then contact support, you can add files, or screen shots, to your questions to show exactly what the problem is.
Whether Keenow Unblocker is the best Smart-DNS or VPN on the market remains to be seen. However, it does do exactly what it says, and there is no noticeable slowing down of speeds when using the Smart-DNS. Its ability to seamlessly unblock content (even with the free version) and provide a very user-friendly service at a very affordable price, mean that you are unlikely to be too disappointed with Keenow Unblocker.
But, partial data logging could be too much for some VPN users. Opt for a vendor that offers a strict no-logs policy for maximum security and anonymity. If streaming is important to you, you should choose a service with Netflix-optimized servers, too. Check out these top-rated vendors to help you decide.
|Number of countries with servers||14|
|Number of servers||20|
|Number of IP addresses||20|
|Does VPN keep logs?||Partially|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||Yes|
|Number of devices per license||Unlimited|