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This tutorial will show you how to set up MediaStreamer on your Nintendo Switch.

MediaStreamer is a DNS service designed to improve your streaming experience. If your device doesn’t natively support VPN, MediaStreamer is a great alternative for streaming.

To use MediaStreamer smoothly, you must register your IP address on the ExpressVPN website. This allows ExpressVPN to recognize your IP address and grant your device access to MediaStreamer.

Note: MediaStreamer is not a VPN and does not offer the privacy and security benefits of a VPN. You cannot change locations with MediaStreamer.

Some streaming services will only work in certain eShop regions. You may have to change your eShop location for these streaming services to work.

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1. Register your IP address on the ExpressVPN website
2. Get your MediaStreamer IP addresses
3. Configure the DNS servers on your Nintendo Switch


1. Register your IP address on the ExpressVPN website

Go to the ExpressVPN DNS settings page. If prompted, enter your ExpressVPN credentials and select Sign In.

Enter your account credentials, then click "Sign In."

Enter the verification code that is sent to your email.

Under IP address registration, select Register my IP address. If you see “registered” next to your IP address, there is no need to select this option again.

Next to "My IP address," click "Register my IP address."

Toggle Automatically register my IP address on. This is recommended as it automatically tracks changes to your IP address.

Toggle "Automatically register my IP address" on.

Once you have enabled Automatically register your IP address, be sure to keep your registered IP address updated by periodically signing in to your account on the ExpressVPN website. Alternatively, you can use the ExpressVPN app (on any device) while connected to the same network as your Nintendo Switch. These actions grant the devices on your network continued access to MediaStreamer.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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2. Get your MediaStreamer server IP address

Go to the ExpressVPN setup page. If prompted, enter your ExpressVPN credentials and select Sign In.

Enter your account credentials, then click "Sign In."

Enter the verification code that is sent to your email.

On the right, you will find the MediaStreamer DNS server IP addresses.

Under "Configure MediaStreamer," you will find the IP addresses for MediaStreamer.

Keep this browser window open. You will need this information for the setup later.

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3. Configure the DNS servers on your Nintendo Switch

On your Switch, select System Settings.

Select “System Settings.”

Select Internet > Internet Settings.

Select “Internet Settings.”

Select the network you are currently connected to. If you are not connected to any network, select a network.

Select the network you are currently connected to.

Select Change Settings.

Select "Change settings."

Select DNS Settings. In DNS Settings, select Manual.

Select “Manual.”

For Primary DNS, enter the first MediaStreamer IP address you found earlier. Each number you enter may be reformatted as a three-digit number. Select OK.

Select "OK."

For Secondary DNS, enter the second MediaStreamer IP address you found earlier. Select OK.

Select Save.

Select "Save."

Select OK. You have completed the MediaSteamer setup process. You now have access to MediaStreamer on your Nintendo Switch.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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