Smart DNS is made for streaming and allows you to unblock content from multiple countries at once. VPN is great for privacy, security and unblocking content from the origin country of VPN server. Unlocator Hybrid is the best of both worlds rolled into one.
We use Smart DNS on the router and the VPN service on laptops or phones depending on need.
HOW TO USE SMART DNS
The way we use it is to put the Smart DNS settings on the home routers, so that it affects every device logged into the wifi network. Using Unlocator Smart DNS allows you to change your location so that you can appear to be located in multiple countries at the same time. This will allow you to unblock a streaming service on your Apple TV from the UK while also unblocking a US streaming service on your laptop. You can choose Japanese Netflix if that's what you want.
VPN and Smart DNS both offer their own benefits.
HOW TO USE VPN
The VPN service, we use that more on demand depending on the site that we need to visit. While travelling outside the US or your home country, you may find that you cannot access certain websites or services due to the local IP being blocked or flagged. All you have to do is install the VPN app, login and choose where you want your location to be, and then you can access the site or app as usual.
VPN can be a tiny bit slower than what you're used to, something you may only notice when loading video.