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NOW TV Smart DNS block INSIDE the UK!

I had numerous problems today signing into external devices today includng Android/Chromecast and figured out the issue.


NOW TV is blocking access to Smart DNS Proxy users, which I had the DNS numbers set at router level.   However as I live in the UK and have legitimate passes, I was being penalised for those who illegally watch NOW TV abroad. 


So I had to use a workaround, by using the ISP's DNS servers at router level, so that NOW TV using my phone/Now TV box via wifi see the UK DNS, while the PC and smart tv see the Smart DNS, although it means I can't use the LG TV app at the moment.


It seems with the crackdown on using Smart DNS providers from Netflix, Sky/Now TV are doing the same, which is within their right, but also blocking British customers who also use those providers.

Networking Spec - ISP: TalkTalk VDSL2 @ 76mbps | Amazon Fire TV Cube 2nd Gen, Chromecast 3rd Gen WiFi, Motorola Moto G9 (Android 11), Dell PC with Windows 10 Home Edition using Now TV Player.
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