How to setup your Samsung Smart TV to use MediaStreamer

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This tutorial will show you how to setup your Samsung Smart TV to use MediaStreamer.

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.

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Get your DDNS hostname
How to register a hostname on expressvpn.com
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 is a fixed point of reference so that, even if your IP address is continually changed by your Internet Service Provider, ExpressVPN can still identify you and provide you with MediaStreamer access.

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

Next, follow this guide to set up the Dynu DDNS service on your router (note: limited range of routers 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

Go to www.expressvpn.com and click on MY ACCOUNT on the top header bar.

go to my account

Sign in using your account information.

sign in to account

After signing in, click DNS Settings in the top header bar.

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

enter 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.

hostname updated

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Access network status

Click the MENU button on your remote.

click-enter

On the TV’s Menu setting, 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

When prompted for the DNS Server address, enter the ExpressVPN MediaStreamer DNS server address. To find the MediaStreamer DNS server address, sign in to your ExpressVPN account, click Set Up ExpressVPN, and then navigate to the MediaStreamer section.

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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