Trying to block YouTube and Amazon PrimeVideo

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    rotblitz

    It seems you didn't block domains being used by the YouTube and PrimeVideo apps.  These may not be categorized under Movies and Video Sharing, because they may host other services as well.

    For the YouTube app see https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115018690203

    For PrimeVideo I don't know.  You may check your OpenDNS domain stats to find related domains to add them to your blacklist.

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    chuck88

    Thank you for your reply.

    However blacklisting those linked domain is not an practical solution because I would have to repeat the same procedure at least twice a week, since I need to unblock Movie and Video for the weekend.

    Further to that, blacklisting those googleapis.com and related domains will mostly likely render other Google services useless, so it is a no-no.

    I understand that this is not under OpenDNS' control, but do you have another alternative to suggest?

    Regards.

     

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    rotblitz

    Scheduling of settings is intentionally not supported by OpenDNS as DNS service in the cloud.  Scheduling must be technically a local function.

    Some routers support scheduling of blocked domains or URLs or keywords.  One example is Netgear routers with Live Parental Controls (powered by OpenDNS).  There may be more router brands supporting scheduling of settings.

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