What’s the difference between a VPN and playmoTV?
There are number of differences. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) was designed to allow a remote worker to be virtually on a corporate network (inside the firewall). For years this was the only way to circumvent geographical restrictions. There are some advantages to a DNS based solution:
- Requests for content are only rerouted through playmoTV. The subsequent media stream is delivered directly from the content provider to the user which guarantees maximum quality.
- VPN services encrypt the data stream making them a bottleneck when delivering data rich media streams.
- No additional software is needed for a DNS based solution enabling devices like Apple TV, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 to stream media.
- Streaming from content providers in different continents can be done without changing any settings.