Automatically updates your IP address in Unblock-Us DNS service.
The Unblock-Us service is great for unlocking access to region-blocked streaming services.
However, sometimes you get the following error:
Looks like your internet address has changed.
Please click here to activate your new internet address.
This error happens because your ISP is issuing you a dynamic IP address that can change often (~once a day for me). This means you need to open a browser tab, go to Unblock-Us and click the link to re-associate your new IP address with your account.
This extension re-associates your IP automatically with Unblock-Us every 5 minutes (as long as you have a running Chrome browser window with the extension installed).
For me this works fine because I have a 24/7 always-on HTPC with Chrome always open :-)
Note that if you are signed in to Chrome, and your extensions are synched, and you open a Chrome window from work or some other network, there could be a conflict in IP assignments. If this is an issue, you may consider creating a second Chrome profile on your always-on device, and install the extension only in that (non-synched) profile.
*** DISCLAIMER ***
This extension is provided as-is, and has no official association with Unblock-Us service provider. Use at own risk, etc, etc.