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This tutorial will show you how to set up MediaStreamer on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 by changing your DNS settings.

MediaStreamer is a DNS service designed to improve your streaming experience. If your device does not 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. Alternatively, you can get a DDNS hostname and register the hostname on the ExpressVPN website.

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

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1. Register your IP address on the ExpressVPN website
2. Get your MediaStreamer IP address
3. Configure the DNS servers on your PlayStation
Restore DNS settings on PlayStation 4


1. Register your IP address on the ExpressVPN website

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

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

Enter the verification code that is sent to your email.

Under IP address registration, click Register my IP address. If it already reads “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 PlayStation. 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 IP address

Go to the ExpressVPN setup page. If prompted, enter your ExpressVPN credentials and click 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 address.

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

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

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

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3. Configure the DNS servers on your PlayStation

Important: The steps below are written for PlayStation 4. If you are using PlayStation 3, follow these steps to configure the DNS servers.

Open Settings.

Open “Settings.”

Select Network.

Select “Network.”

Select Set Up Internet Connection.

Select “Set Up Internet Connection.”

For How do you want to connect to the network?, select Use Wi-Fi or Use a LAN Cable, depending on how your PlayStation 4 is connected to the internet.

Select your connection method.

Click Yes to use your existing Wi-Fi settings if you are prompted.

For How do you want to set up the Internet connection?, select Custom.

Choose your current Wi-Fi connection and enter the password.

For IP Address Settings, select Automatic.

Select "Automatic."

For DHCP Host Name, select Do Not Specify.

Select “Do Not Specify” for DHCP Host Name.

For DNS Settings, select Manual.

Select “Manual” for DNS Settings.

Select Primary DNS.

Select “Primary DNS.”

Enter the MediaStreamer DNS server IP address you found earlier. Select Done.

Leave Secondary DNS as is. Select Next.

Select “Next.”

For MTU Settings, select Automatic.

Select “Automatic.”

For Proxy Server, select Do Not Use.

Select “Do Not Use.”

For Internet settings updated, select Test Internet Connection.

Your internet settings have been updated.

You must restart your PlayStation 4 for the DNS changes to take effect.

You have completed the MediaStreamer process. You now have access to MediaStreamer on your PlayStation 4.

On your PlayStation 3, go to Settings > Network Settings.

Select Internet Connection Settings.

You will see “Adjust settings for connection to the Internet.” Select OK.

For Select a setting method, select Custom.

For Select a connection method, select a connection method:

  • If you are using a wired connection, select Wired Connection. Make sure your Ethernet cable is plugged in.
  • If you are using a wireless connection, select Wireless. Enter your wireless credentials if this is your first time setting up a wireless internet connection.

For Select the operation mode of the network device, select Manual Settings.

For Speed and Duplex, select Auto-Detect.

For IP Address Setting, select Automatic.

For Set the DHCP host name, select Do Not Set.

For DNS Setting, select Manual.

Press the O button on the controller to change your DNS settings. For Primary DNS, enter the MediaStreamer DNS server IP address you found earlier. For Secondary DNS, enter 0.0.0.0.

For MTU Settings, select Automatic.

For Proxy Server, select Do Not Use.

For UPnP, select Enable.

Finally, press the (O) button to save the settings.

You have completed the MediaStreamer process. You now have access to MediaStreamer on your PlayStation 3.

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

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Restore DNS settings on PlayStation 4

On your PlayStation 4, go to Settings > Network > Set Up Internet Connection. Select your internet connection method, then select Custom. Select the following options:

  • IP Address Settings: Select Automatic.
  • DHCP hostname: Select Do Not Specify.
  • DNS Settings: Select Automatic.
  • MTU Settings: Select Automatic.
  • Proxy Server: Select Do Not Use.

You will see “Internet settings updated.” You have now restored your DNS settings.

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

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