The quick answer to your question:
- Yes, Unlocator does unblock Smithsonian Channel
The Smithsonian Channel features content from the Smithsonian Institution’s museums, research facilities and magazines. All in all it is a great channel with fantastic documentaries.
The Smithsonian Channel is not available outside the US, but Unlocator changes that and brings access to the channel from anywhere in the world.
Unblock Smithsonian Channel With Unlocator Smart DNS
The method that Smithsonian Channel uses to determine your location is the same as any other streaming services. When you interact with the website your IP address will reveal your location. The IP is a number that is assigned by your Internet Provider. This will give away your location in an instance and hence Smithsonian Channel can block access if you are not in the US.
Unlocator Smart DNS will make sure that the data traffic that is used by Smithsonian Channel does not see your real IP address. Instead it will see the IP of our US server and as a result you get access to Smithsonian Channel no matter what country you are located in.
So all you need to do is create a free Unlocator trial and then follow the setup guides for your device. Once you have done so make sure to restart your device and then you are free to stream Smithsonian Channel.
What makes this approach pretty unique is that all your regular streaming services and websites will continue to function as they always have. So you really get the best of both worlds as Unlocator Smart DNS will change your location on a pr. service basis.
Watch Smithsonian Channel via VPN From any Country
If you prefer to use an app instead to unblock Smithsonian Channel then we have a solution for you as well. Included in the free Unlocator trial is access to our VPN network as well. By installing one of our apps for Android, iOS, Mac or Windows you can connect to a US VPN server of your choice. Once connected all your traffic will leave trough this server. This makes Smithsonian Channel think you are located in the US and your real IP and country will become impossible to trace.
So both Smart DNS and VPN will allow you to watch Smithsonian Channel from any country in the world. What method you choose to use is really up to you and in most cases there is not difference between the two methods. It’s a matter of preference. That said there is one instance where you want to use VPN over Smart DNS. That is if you are connected to public WiFi. That would be any WiFi network you don’t control yourself. Lets say you are at a hotel, airport, convention centre, sports event, cafe or the likes. If you connect to a WiFi network at such a location then you put yourself at risk as criminals will be able to harvest your private information. By using Unlocator VPN you will be able to prevent this as our will encrypt your data connection with military grade encryption.
As mentioned before you get access to both Smart DNS and VPN when creating your free Unlocator trial so you can try out both and see which method you prefer.
The Following List of Devices Work With Unlocator Smart DNS and Smithsonian Channel
For a full list of compatibility between Unlocator Smart DNS, channels and devices please see our Channels & Devices Page