How to use MediaStreamer on your Amazon Fire TV

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This tutorial will show you how to set up your Amazon Fire TV with MediaStreamer.

Note: While MediaStreamer will enhance your streaming experience, it will not give your Amazon Fire TV VPN protection. To get VPN protection on your Amazon Fire TV, you can use the ExpressVPN app on your Amazon Fire TV or connect your Amazon Fire TV to the internet through a VPN router.

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Set up and register your DDNS hostname
Get your DNS server IP address
Change your Amazon Fire TV DNS addresses


Set up and register your DDNS hostname

If you have a dynamic IP address, it means you are assigned a different IP address each time you log on to your device.Dynamic IP addresses make it difficult to use MediaStreamer and can lead to problems when trying to access online services. A DDNS can resolve this issue.Before proceeding, make sure you’ve set up a static hostname using DDNS and registered the hostname with ExpressVPN.

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Get your DNS server IP address

To set up the MediaStreamer DNS server on your Amazon Fire TV, you will need to obtain the ExpressVPN MediaStreamer IP addresses.

Begin by signing in to your ExpressVPN account.

sign in to your expressvpn account

Once you’ve clicked the link in the welcome email or signed in to the website, click on Set Up on More Devices.

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Select MediaStreamer on the left side of the screen. On the right, you will find the MediaStreamer DNS server IP address. Keep it on hand for the setup.

configure mediastreamer ip

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Change your Amazon Fire TV DNS addresses

On your Amazon Fire TV, go to Settings.

fire tv settings

Click on Network.

click network

Find your Wi-Fi connection and forget it. To do so, click the (≡) button on your remote.

forget network

Select your Wi-Fi network again, enter your Wi-Fi password and then select Advanced. Do not click CONNECT.

enter password advanced

Enter an IP from the same IP range as your router. To do so, find your router’s IP, and enter the same first three groups of digits but change the last digit. For example, if your router IP is 192.168.44.1, you can enter 192.168.44.200. Click Next.

enter ip address 1

In the “Default gateway field”, enter the actual IP of your router. Click Next.

enter ip address 2

For “Network Prefix Length”, enter 24. Click Next.

enter prefix length

For “DNS 1”, enter the first ExpressVPN MediaStreamer IP address (found above) then click Next.

dns ip 1

For “DNS 2”, enter the second ExpressVPN MediaStreamer IP address then click CONNECT.

dns ip 2

You should be successfully connected to your Wi-Fi connection and can now use MediaStreamer on your Amazon Fire TV.

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