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This tutorial will show you how to set up MediaStreamer on your Samsung Smart TV. MediaStreamer can enhance your streaming experience online but does not provide the encryption benefits of a VPN.

Note: This tutorial was written using a Samsung 5500 Series Smart TV. The steps to changing the DNS should be similar on most Samsung Smart TVs.

Disclaimer: Samsung Smart TVs are region-locked to your place of purchase. Even when using MediaStreamer, some apps will remain region-locked. To deal with this issue, you will have to change the region of your Smart TV, which is beyond the scope of this article.

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Get your DDNS hostname
How to register a hostname on expressvpn.com
Find the MediaStreamer server address
Access network status
Access IP settings
Change DNS settings
Validate connection success
Restore DNS settings


Get your DDNS hostname

To use MediaStreamer smoothly, you need to first get a DDNS hostname. A DDNS hostname provides a fixed point of reference that allows ExpressVPN to recognize your device as eligible for MediaStreamer access, even if your IP address is continually changed by your internet service provider.

Important: 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 for 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. Make sure the settings in the middle are turned OFF and click Save. However, if you wish to receive email notifications from Dynu, set Email Notification to ON.

dynu ddns ip settings

Next, follow this guide to set up the Dynu DDNS service on your router (note: not all router brands are supported).

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

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How to register a hostname on expressvpn.com

Sign in to your account using your email address and password.

sign in to your expressvpn account

Select DNS Settings on the left.

Select "DNS Settings" in the menu.

Under Dynamic DNS Registration, enter the hostname you want to register and click Save Hostname.

Enter a hostname and click "Save Hostname".

After the process is completed, you will see an indication that the hostname has been updated.

Note: It can take up to 10 minutes for ExpressVPN to detect the IP change.

The DDNS hostname has been updated.

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Find the MediaStreamer server address

After registering your DDNS hostname, you’re ready to configure your Samsung Smart TV with ExpressVPN’s MediaStreamer server address.

To find the ExpressVPN MediaStreamer address, make sure you’ve signed in to your ExpressVPN account.

Select Set Up ExpressVPN, then navigate to the MediaStreamer section. The ExpressVPN MediaStreamer addresses are listed there.

The ExpressVPN MediaStreamer addresses.

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Access network status

Click the MENU button on your remote.

click-enter

On the TV’s Menu, navigate to Network and click ENTER (enter) on the remote.

go-to-network

Under Network, go to Network Status and click ENTER (enter) on the remote.

network-status

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Access IP settings

Wait for the TV to check your internet connection.

Once completed, the TV should list a few options on the screen. Navigate to IP Settings and click ENTER (enter) on the remote.

ip-settings

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Change DNS settings

In the IP Settings menu, navigate to DNS setting and click ENTER (enter) on the remote.

dns-settings-automatic

Select Enter manually.

enter-manally

Enter the MediaStreamer server addresses you found above.

enter-dns-address

Once you’ve entered the new DNS address, click ENTER (enter) on the remote to save the settings. Next, navigate to OK and click ENTER (enter) on the remote.

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Validate connection success

Wait while the TV checks your internet connection again.

If you entered the DNS server address incorrectly, the TV will notify you that there is no internet connection. If so, repeat Step 3 above.

If you entered the correct DNS server address, you should see the following message: You are connected to the Internet.

Navigate to Close and click ENTER (enter) on the remote.

click-close

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Restore DNS settings

To restore your original DNS settings, repeat Step 3 above but select Get automatically in the DNS settings.

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