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This tutorial will show you how to set up MediaStreamer on PlayStation 4 by changing your PS4 DNS settings.

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. Alternatively, you can get your 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.

Important: MediaStreamer enables a wide array of streaming services to work on PS4, but if a particular service does not work, it may be necessary to use a VPN router. For more information, contact Support.

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Jump to…

1. Register your IP address on the ExpressVPN website
2. Get your MediaStreamer IP address
3. Configure the DNS servers on your PS4
Restore DNS settings


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.

If you have enabled Automatically register your IP address, you can keep your IP address updated by using the ExpressVPN app on your device or signing in to your ExpressVPN account occasionally.

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.

Under "ExpressVPN for PlayStation," you will find the DNS server IP address for your PlayStation.

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 PS4

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 PS4 for the DNS changes to take place.

Congratulations! You now have access to MediaStreamer on your PS4.

Important: If MediaStreamer suddenly stops working, your IP may have changed. Open the Dynu client and check it is still tracking updates to your IP.

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

On your PS4, 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.

The screen will read “Internet settings updated.” You have now restored your DNS settings.

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

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