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 sideload the ExpressVPN app onto your Amazon Fire TV or connect your Amazon Fire TV to the internet through a VPN router.

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Get your DDNS hostname
Sign in to update your hostname
Get your DNS server IP address
Change your Amazon Fire TV DNS addresses


Get your DDNS hostname

Note: Dynu’s standard free service is perfectly sufficient for most users. You do not need to create more than the four free hostnames in order to use MediaStreamer.

Go to https://www.dynu.com and click Create Account.

create dynu account

Create your account to receive the account verification email from Dynu.

dynu account details

Open the link in the verification email then log in to your account on https://www.dynu.com and select DDNS Services.

select ddns services

Click on + Add to add a DDNS service.

add ddns

If you do not have a hostname already, enter your desired hostname in Option 1 and click + Add. This is the recommended option fo users who are not familiar with domain names.

If you already have your own domain name, enter your domain name in Option 2 and click +Add.

create hostname

Once done, you will see your hostname and your current public IP. Uncheck both Wildcard Alias and Enable IPv6 Address and click Save.

save ddns

And that’s it! Your DDNS hostname is set up and ready to be used!

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Sign in to update your hostname

From your Fire TV, sign in to your account on https://www.dynu.com. This will ensure that your IP is updated in order to use MediaStreamer on your Apple TV.

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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 account.

sign in to your account

Click on Set Up ExpressVPN.

set up expressvpn

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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