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# 181340 11-Oct-2015 19:03
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I'm planning to cancel Sky soon and I'm looking into a Chromecast with a Netflix and HBO Now subscription along with a DNS service. I'm quite a noob on this kind of think and just wanted some advice on which DNS service would work the best and how it would work with my router (ASUS RT-N56U) because I've heard some things about router incompatibility with the Chromecast. Thanks

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  # 1403957 11-Oct-2015 19:15
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There are plenty of options but if you try UNOTelly you can get %25 off by using the promo code GeekZone.

There are instructions on how to setup routers for using the ChromeCast on their site here

I
 have a second router setup that blocks google DNS on a TPlink router for all my out of NZ stuff, but they have instructions for different router makes and models and firmware's.

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  # 1404009 11-Oct-2015 21:07
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Dns4me.net also works well for me and very good pricing.




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  # 1404058 11-Oct-2015 22:59
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I use dns4me.net and they're excellent. I believe if you use the code "geekzone" at the checkout you get a discount too.

I use Chromecasts for almost all my streaming. You need to either block or redirect Google DNS + OpenDNS via your routers firewall (instructions here: http://help.unotelly.com/support/solutions/articles/165803-) for this to work. If you block Google DNS entirely you'll find that streaming does take quite a while to kick in but if you redirect it then streaming is almost instant (in my case anyway).






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  # 1408889 18-Oct-2015 22:09
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Never mind, stupid response.

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