When you hear Getflix the first thing that will come to your mind is Netflix. While it uses SmartDNS to provide fast Netflix streaming, it also unblocks music and video streaming services that might not otherwise be available in your country.
GetFlix has more than 400 global VPN servers and 1000 DNS servers located in the United States, Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, and more.
GetFlix has five different plans to choose from, as well as a 14-day free trial that you can use to see if the service works well for you.
The company accepts many different forms of payment, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB.
The five different plans you can choose from include a one-month plan, three-month , six-month, year-long or two-year plan. The subscriptions will auto-renew, but you are able to cancel at any time. All of the plans include a free VPN service.
In this review, we are going to test its features and see whether it can be a good competitor to other services.
I have laid out this review in a simple, concise and easy to understand format that even a 10-year old can follow along.
I will be discussing this review under the following sub-headings.
- About GetFlix (Overview)
- Compatible Devices
- Speed and Performance
- Price (Free or Paid version)
- Privacy and Security
- Pros and Cons
1. About GetFlix (Overview)
Launched back in 2013, Getflix is a service used for unlocking popular streaming platforms outside their countries of origin.
It was created by a company called Global Stealth Inc., which features two offices located in Seychelles and Poland.
Getflix is primarily a Smart DNS provider with VPN capabilities added on some of its servers.
Since many platforms require manual setup (including Windows), it is definitely not recommended for beginners without any technical experience.
Over the years, Netflix was able to block it on numerous occasions, but the company has always managed to work around these measures and access the platform’s US version.
If you want to learn more about this unique Smart DNS + VPN service and its features, keep reading our sincere Getflix review to determine if it is the best choice for your needs.
2. Compatible Devices
At first glance, Getflix supports all the popular platforms you can think of, including Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, WD TV Live, routers (OpenWRT, DD-WRT, Tomato), and gaming consoles (PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 260, and Nintendo Wii).
However, it only features native apps for Mac, iOS, and Android. It is pretty strange that the service does not offer an app for Windows.
Moreover, if you want to use Getflix on any other platform, you have to tinker with your DNS setting and IP address, which is not ideal if you are not familiar with how DNS servers actually work.
The official website does feature comprehensive setup guides, but we would much rather see native apps for the most prominent platforms.
Additionally, if you start experiencing the dreaded proxy error during your streams, there is a page with alternative static routes (IPs and subnets), which will only add to the confusion if this is your first time encountering these terms.
Getflix features a rather modest network with 26 DNS servers located in 20 countries, including the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, India, Italy, China, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and others.
They all come with unlimited speeds, bandwidth, and server switching.
As we already mentioned in this Getflix review, some of the servers also come with VPN functionality.
A grand total of 11 servers will allow you to establish a DNS-over-VPN connection, which is an excellent addition if you want to use Getflix in a hotel room or college campus, on a device that uses 3G and/or 4G networks, and in countries where ISPs and governments tend to block or hijack third-party DNS servers.
Lastly, the VPN feature is still in beta as of this moment and you might experience some bugs and technical difficulties.
Furthermore, Windows 10 is not officially supported, but 7 and 8 should work just fine.
4. Speed and Performance
Speed is an interesting aspect when using Getflix. The thing to remember here is that Getflix comes in two parts: the Smart DNS router and the VPN. You can use one or other (or both), and the speeds you experience are related to which elements are active.
When writing this Getflix review, we have found that the streaming speeds when using only the Smart DNS service are impressive.
Netflix was accessible via a huge range of servers. The geo blockers didn’t pose much of a problem, while videos ran smoothly and reliably. That’s not something you can say about all VPNs.
But the flip side is that speeds dip significantly when you use the VPN in addition to Smart DNS. So if you want to stream privately, with the full suite of IP address protection, you might encounter slower speeds.
Overall, our Getflix review team was pretty impressed by what it had to offer on the speed and performance front.
5. Price (Free or Paid version)
Getflix offers five different subscription plans, including 1 month ($4.95), 3 months ($12.95), 6 months ($22.95), 1 year ($39.90), and 2 years ($54.90).
All pricing plans come with Getflix VPN and they renew automatically.
There is also a 14-day free trial, but this only includes SmartDNS. Every account you purchase after the first one comes with an additional 25% discount.
The accepted payment methods include PayPal and popular credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, JCB, and Discover).
There is no official money-back guarantee, but Global Stealth can decide to give you a refund if you provide satisfactory reasons for it.
6. Privacy and Security
In its original form, Getflix is a simple Smart DNS service designed to geo-spoof popular streaming platforms and grant you access to better regional versions through IP and DNS shenanigans.
In other words, this iteration does not offer any security measures apart from hiding the location of your device.
The VPN functionality, on the other hand, encrypts all your traffic, not just the portion recognized by your favorite streaming services.
It supports OpenVPN UDP, PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP connection protocols.
OpenVPN should be your preferred choice at all times, but you might choose different options if you ISP throttles certain protocols.
Keep in mind that all the provided protocols except OpenVPN are considered less than secure nowadays.
The official website claims that the service offers 2048-bit encryption, but this is most likely the size of the RSA key and the actual cipher is AES-256.
This is the best encryption option we have today, which is why it is used for data protection by banks and in the military.
Getflix also implements a reliable automatic killswitch feature that will terminate your Internet connection in case your VPN becomes compromised or drops the connection for whatever reason.
Getflix collects the following data from its users:
- Personal information (only if you choose to provide it) – Name, email address, credit card info, and mailing address
- Non-personal information – The type of your computer, browser name, operating system, ISP, and similar info
The company implements a series of measure to protect the collected information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Additionally, it never sells or rents user data to third parties for marketing purposes.
Finally, its location is considered to be quite favorable for VPN services since Seychelles does not have any mandatory data retention laws or fall under the 14 Eyes Alliance.
Bottom line, Getflix neither monitors your online activities nor collects any data that can positively identify you unless you choose to provide your personal information for some extra functionality on the official website.
Note that the company WILL intercept your requests in order to provide customer support but only AFTER obtaining your explicit consent.
8. Pros and Cons
- Located in Seychelles
- SmartDNS + VPN
- Solid encryption
- Automatic killswitch
- No activity logs
- Unlocks more than 300 geo-blocked channels
- Supports torrenting
- Dedicated P2P servers
- Unlimited speed, bandwidth, and server switching
- 24/7 customer support
- Live chat
- Free trial available
- Not beginner-friendly
- No native app for Windows
- Limited server network
Getflix is good for those looking to stream TV and movies, due to the fact that their primary product is DNS, which comes with VPN when purchased.
Their price is more than fair, and their speeds are great for streaming. It is known that Netflix is not particularly easy to access, but GetFlix says that their servers are optimized for Netflix access.
This is where I will wrap up the post for today.
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