How to setup your Samsung Smart TV to use MediaStreamer

expressvpn-smart-tv

Need a DNS for your Smart TV?

Try ExpressVPN's DNS Now
expressvpn for all devices

One ExpressVPN account. All devices.

Get apps for free

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.

Jump to section

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: No-IP’s standard free service is perfectly sufficient for most users. However, note that you can only get up to 3 hostnames for free and will need to confirm your hostname every 30 days.

Go to freeddns.noip.com and click Sign Up Now.

sign-up-now

Create an account and enter the hostname you want to use. You may opt-out newsletters and offers by unchecking the bottom box. Click Create My Free Account once you have filled in your details.

IMPORTANT: Keep a record of your hostname! You will need it later.

create-free-account

Next, check your email and activate your No-IP account. Click Activate Account in the email from No-IP.

activate-account

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

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

Back to top


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.

dns-settings

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

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

Back to top


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

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

Back to top


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

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

Back to top


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.

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

Back to top


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

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

Back to top


Restore DNS settings

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

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

Back to top

Was this article helpful to you?27 1 Undo

Not an ExpressVPN user yet? Sign up today so you can start using our apps!

Install ExpressVPN on all your devices!

windows apple android ios linux chrome ebooks phones consoles router nas share