Frequently Asked Questions
Streaming with Tunlr
Every device connected to the Internet has an address that identifies its physical location. Websites and streaming services use this address to restrict your device. With Tunlr, you gain access to our network of addresses where the content you want is available. Simply change your DNS settings to Tunlr and a world of virtual locations will be just a click away. It’s as easy as that!
Tunlr currently offers the following sites and services:
Tunlr currently offers USA, Canada, and UK. We are looking to expand our service and will be updating this list as new regions are added.
Tunlr only changes your location for services that you have set to “On” on the Tunlr Services page: https://tunlr.com/services . Any other services will not be effected by the use of Tunlr.
Yes you can. You would just need all the devices to be using the same IP address.
Note: If you are using more than one account on the same IP address, then the service settings being used will be that of the last person to have logged into Tunlr.
Yes you can. However, your account will only work at one IP address at a time, so you will need to login to Tunlr each time you change locations so that we can activate your account at that location.
A Smart DNS, like Tunlr, connects you through a Proxy and then the content directly back to you. While using a Smart DNS to say, access Netflix, typically your traffic is routed in the following manner: 1) through a proxy server to Netflix for a "handshake" to verify your location (which you can choose on the Smart DNS), 2) Netflix then finds the closest point for its content delivery network to the location you selected for your proxy, 3) Netflix then routes the traffic directly to you - this makes using a Smart DNS or DNS provider faster to a typical VPN.
Additionally, you are able to toggle each individual service on/off and potentially set each one to a different country. So this way, you can seamlessly switch between US-Netflix, and BBC-UK without having to change your settings over and over. You just set them once, and don't have to worry about them again. The Smart DNS redirects only the traffic for services that you toggle "on" through the Smart DNS.
For a DNS, the process is exactly the same as a Smart DNS with the exception that you are not able to toggle services On/Off. Depending on the DNS provider, two scenarios emerge for traffic: a) the all traffic may maintain the country available/selected for their DNS or, b) only the traffic the DNS provider maintains services for may be routed through the country available/selected.
VPN's are usually used for privacy and they can conceal your location from both the request for content and the source to which the content is provided. While using a VPN to say, access Netflix, typically your traffic is routed in the following manner: 1) through the VPN to Netflix for a "handshake" to verify your location (which you can choose on the VPN), 2) Netflix then finds the closest point for its content delivery network to the location you selected for your VPN, 3) Netflix then routes the to the VPN, 4) the VPN the routes this traffic to you. The VPN also redirects all traffic through the VPN. However, since Netflix already knows your account it does not matter if you hide where the final destination the data is going.
Smart DNS / DNS are faster than a typical VPN, but do not provide the same privacy. In the case of Netflix, they already know what you are watching since you have to login to your account to view it, so the privacy concern is moot. Basically, if you want stream content use a Smart DNS / DNS. If you want privacy, use a VPN. Tunlr keeps all of your data that we have private and will continue to do so forever.
Tunlr Free Trial and Billing
Tunlr provides access to a free account that does not even require a credit card. After you complete the 7-day free trial of our Premium services, you will be automatically provided a free account. This free account will have more limited services than the Premium account, but you never need to worry about providing a credit card. If you would like to upgrade, we would require a method of payment at that point.
We accept bitcoin payments for both our Monthly and our Yearly subscriptions.
We are currently only offering credit cards as a payment option for our Yearly subscriptions. (This is due to the transaction costs incurred when accepting credit cards.) The credit cards you can use include the following: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
Both our Monthly and Yearly subscriptions renew automatically at the end of each billing cycle. If you do not want your account to be automatically renewed, then you can cancel it from within Subscription portion of Account Details page in Tunlr here. Or you can follow this cancellation guide.
Monthly Subscriptions are billed on the same day every month. For example, if the first payment for our service was on the 16th of the month, then you will be billed on the 16th of each month. If your initial billing date was on the 29th, 30th, or 31st, then any following months that had less days you would be just be billed at the end of the month.
Yearly Subscriptions are billed on the same day every month. For example, if the first payment for our service was on the 16th of the month, then you will be billed on the 16th of each month. If your initial billing date was on the 29th, 30th, or 31st, then any following months that had less days you would be just be billed at the end of the month.
Unlike some other services, Tunlr allows you to cancel anytime. We also make it easy for you to do so. If you are not sure how to cancel once logged in, please use our cancellation guide.
Note: After cancelling, your account will still have access to Tunlr Premium for the period that you already paid, so you do not have to worry about losing any time that you have already paid for.
Note: Cancelling your subscription will stop the billing from recurring, but your account will still have access to Tunlr Premium for the period that you already paid.
Please use the following instructions to cancel your account:
Cancel Online through your Tunlr account:
- Go to the account page by clicking here
- Click on Subscriptions on the left side bar
- Then click "Options" under "Current Plan'
- Select "Cancel"
- Confirm your "Cancellation"
- In addition to the cancellation confirmation message shown on screen, you will also receive a confirmation e-mail.
We would also really appreciate your feedback on how we can make Tunlr better.
Tunlr works with just about everything:
- Desktops (PCs & Macs)
- Mobile (iOS & Android)
- Gaming (PS3/PS4, Xbox One/Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Playstation Vita)
- Media Centrers (Apple TV, Roku)
As Tunlr streams content directly to your device, you will experience the fastest speeds available. However, if you have a slow internet connection to start with, you may want to upgrade your service to enjoy the fast speeds that Tunlr offers.