StreamLocator Hub Review

StreamLocator

StreamLocator makes watching content from different regions, easy. In recent times, many new streaming services have popped up and are seeing unprecedented growth. That is because more people are staying at home. Some of the big film companies are pushing recent content to American services earlier than ever, to try to recover some of the money lost during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is hard to deny that the situation has accelerated streaming services in the US and everywhere else. You can expect to see streaming services like HBO Max offer movies on the same day as their theatrical release date.

Of course, that means the interest in the US libraries of services like Netflix and others has increased as well. That said, those in the US can also benefit from the StreamLocator Hub in the same way. Since every region of Netflix has its own library, you can check out shows from other regions no matter where you are. For example, you can use the StreamLocator Hub to connect to Netflix Canada and watch Dragons’ Den.

What is StreamLocator and How Does it Work?

StreamLocator is a small configurable internet WiFi hub with a Smart DNS feature that creates a subnetwork when you hook it up. Smart DNS gives you the ability to unblock content in different areas like a VPN would, but without the encryption overhead. It will also give you access to some of the top services and different libraries. If you are trying to stream content to your TV or favorite mobile device, this is a good way to do it. However, if you’re goal is privacy then you need to go with a VPN.

The way StreamLocator works is simple. It provides the hub with the DNS configurations you see in the image below. You can see the login screen. That is where you can configure it specifically for several services. These include Netflix, Acorn TV, Crunchyroll, DAZN, Disney+, DPlay, Plex, Showmax, and Shudder. For those that want to watch other services like BBC, it is automatically routed to the country. When you are done using the hub, it is as simple as just disconnecting from the WiFi network and going back to your normal one. Since it creates its own network, both can be active at the same time.

StreamLocator country selection

What Does StreamLocator Cost?

When you order StreamLocator from their website, you get the hub and a year of service for $83.88. After the first year, the service costs $6.99 a month. If you do the math on that, you are buying a year’s worth of service and getting the hub for free. This is quite a value since you can connect an unlimited number of devices to the hub. Of course, you do not have to renew if you don’t want to. Even though the pricing sounds a bit high on a monthly basis, StreamLocator is easy to use and more convenient than other Smart DNS options. It extends support to a much wider range of devices so you can enjoy your favorite content on any device that will connect to WiFi. They do not have long term contracts. Keep in mind, though, that you will still need subscriptions to many of the streaming services. The company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

What Devices Does StreamLocator Support?

The great thing about StreamLocator is, no matter what device you connect to it, it should work. As long as you can connect it to your WiFi network, you’re all set. As you can see below, there are quite a few options. Some of the operating systems and supported devices include:

  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Smart TVs
  • Roku
  • Google Chromecast
  • Amazon Firestick.
  • Gaming consoles

How to Use StreamLocator

Set up for the hub is easy to do, as long as you follow the instructions that come with it. Here’s a quick summary:

  1. After powering up, plug the hub into your modem.
  2. Plug your router into the hub.
  3. Go to the configuration website and select the regions you want to use for the services.
  4. Select “StreamLocator” in WiFi networks and connect.
  5. Enjoy the different regions.

It is really that simple to gain access to streaming content in other regions. If you want to stop watching, simply disconnect and reconnect to your primary WiFi network.

How to steps for StreamLocator

What Makes StreamLocator Better Than Other Methods?

Other methods of watching content from different regions are using a VPN or a Smart DNS service. While some competitors offer Smart DNS externally, there are very few that put the DNS configurations in a router. Yes, the other methods work but combining it with a hub so you can connect your other devices, makes things simple and easy to manage. It is also useful if you are traveling locally or overseas. Just take the hub with you so you can use it at other locations.

What Netflix Regions Does StreamLocator Unblock?

We are glad to see that the hub has so many different options for Netflix libraries. The ones available are USA, Canada, UK, South Korea, Germany, Mexico, France, and Brazil. While you may miss a few titles from other countries, that list is enough to cover a large amount of almost everything you may want to see.

Is StreamLocator Fast?

Since the service does not offer any encryption, there is no overhead. You are only limited by the speed of your modem, router, and the speed of the hub. A word of caution, though. It is important to follow the instructions for the best speeds. You should see less speed loss if you connect properly. We tried a different configuration to see if it made a difference and it did. While the speeds were still good enough to stream in 4k, we noticed a speed drop when doing our speed test.

Customer Service

As far as customer service goes, the company gives you two ways to get ahold of them. You can send an email, or you can send regular mail. We suggest using email because of the speed. If you have any issues, they will be glad to help you resolve any complications that might come up.

Conclusion

In conclusion, StreamLocator offers a good product at a reasonable price. Instead of having to adjust the DNS settings to access other regions, the hub takes care of everything for you. It shows that you do not have to be a technical expert to watch things from other areas of the world. Whether you want to watch the US version of Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, or many more, StreamLocator provides a quick and easy solution.

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