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The SmartPlay technology is implemented by default in all NordVPN apps, so you can enjoy the freedom of accessing more than 400 streaming services from anywhere around the world.

Most online streaming services, such as BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime, Pandora or Zattoo, either provide unique content for different countries or are entirely restricted to specific regions. As a result, if you are subscribed to a specific website or service, it’s likely that you won’t be able to access it when traveling or working in a different country.

However, as with other types of Internet restrictions, geo-blocking can be bypassed with the right tools on your hands. One of them is NordVPN SmartPlay technology that allows you to go around geo-blocks and enjoy 400+ streaming services, including Hulu, Amazon Prime, ABC Go, Zattoo, Cartoon Network, Shudder,, Telemundo, VH1, Vevo, TNT Drama,, StarTrek, Spike, PBS, Slacker, NBC Sports, FoodNetwork, DramaFever, Discovery, Crackle and much more.

What is SmartPlay and how does it work?

SmartPlay is a special NordVPN feature that allows you to access content on those websites that would otherwise be restricted due to geo-blocking. It is like a VPN service and Smart or Dynamic DNS in one. In other words, the SmartPlay technology allows you to enjoy all the benefits of VPN (online security and strong encryption) with the content-unblocking ability and the speed of Smart or Dynamic DNS.

The SmartPlay technology is implemented by default on the server level in all NordVPN apps, so there’s nothing to set up, update or activate. In fact, when you connect to one of our servers using any of our apps, SmartPlay will be automatically activated, letting you access geo-restricted content regardless of the location of the server you are connected to.

Therefore, media services that have unique content in different countries are now available through the corresponding NordVPN servers. For example, if you live in Australia and have connected to a server located in the UK, you will be able to stream BBC then and there without taking any extra steps.

With NordVPN, stream your favorite content in 3 simple steps:

  1. Connect to a NordVPN app on any device;
  2. Choose a server based on the location where the specific media content is available;
  3. Enjoy the freedom of accessing 400+ streaming services then and there.

Please note that, if the content is not available for that service in any particular country, we automatically select the best available option. We do that to make sure that you can enjoy your favorite streaming services with the most content available in the most convenient way. Streaming services that don’t have different content for different countries will be available through any NordVPN server.

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