How to use MediaStreamer on your PlayStation 4 (PS4)

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Use this tutorial to learn how to set up MediaStreamer on PlayStation 4 by changing your PS4 DNS settings.

Important: MediaStreamer helps the PS4 to stream a wide array of popular sites, but if a particular service does not work, it may be necessary to use a VPN router. For more information, contact Support.

To use the MediaStreamer DNS servers, you must sign in to your hostname provider and register your IP address with ExpressVPN. See the instructions below on how to do this.

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Get your DDNS hostname
Sign in to update your hostname
Get your DNS server IP address
Configure the DNS servers on your PS4
Register your hostname to access MediaStreamer with DDNS


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.

Dynu navigation bar with Create Account highlighted.

Create your account and click Submit.

Dynu Create Account page.

Dynu will send you a verification email. Open the link in that email, then log in to your account on https://www.dynu.com and select DDNS Services.

Dynu Control Panel with DDNS Services highlighted.

Click on + Add to add a DDNS service.

Dynamic DNS Service page with +Add button highlighted.

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.

Dynu DDNS page showing Option 1 (for users who don't have a hostname) and Option 2 (for users who do).

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

Dynu page with Wildcard Alias and Enable IPv6 Address boxes unchecked, and Save button highlighted.

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 PlayStation’s web browser, sign in to your account on https://www.dynu.com. This will ensure that your IP is updated in order to use MediaStreamer.

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Get your DNS server IP address

To set up the MediaStreamer DNS server on your PS4, you will need to obtain the DNS server IP address. You will then enter it in your PS4 DNS settings.

Open the Welcome Email you received when you signed up for ExpressVPN. Click the link in the email.

ExpressVPN welcome email with Set Up ExpressVPN button highlighted.

If you cannot find the link, sign in to your ExpressVPN account.

ExpressVPN Sign in page with Sign In button highlighted.

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

ExpressVPN setup page with Set Up on More Devices button highlighted.

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

ExpressVPN PlayStation setup screen with IP address highlighted.

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Configure the DNS servers on your PS4

Open Settings.

PlayStation screen with Settings selected.

Select Network.

PlayStation Settings screen with Network selected.

Select Set Up Internet Connection.

PlayStation Network screen with Set Up Internet Connection selected.

“How do you want to connect to the network?”
Select Use Wi-Fi or Use a LAN Cable, depending on your internet connection. If you select the Wi-Fi option, you will have to enter your wireless network credentials.

PlayStation Set Up Internet Connection screen with Use a LAN Cable selected.

“How do you want to set up the Internet connection?”
Select Custom.

PlayStation Set Up Internet Connection screen with Custom selected.

“IP Address Settings”
Select Automatic.

PlayStation IP Address Settings screen with Automatic selected.

“DHCP Host Name”
Select Do Not Specify.

PlayStation DHCP Host Name page with Do Not Specify selected.

“DNS Settings”
Select Manual.

PlayStation DNS Settings page with Manual selected.

Select Primary DNS.

PlayStation Set Up Internet Connection page with Primary DNS selected.

Enter your MediaStreamer DNS server IP address, which you found earlier. Select Done.

PlayStation Set Up Internet Connection screen showing Primary DNS entry pad.

Leave the Secondary DNS as is. Select Next.

PlayStation Set Up Internet Connection screen with Primary DNS selected.

“MTU Settings”
Select Automatic.

PlayStation MTU Settings screen with Automatic selected.

“Proxy Server”
Select Do Not Use.

PlayStation Proxy Server screen with Do Not Use selected.

“Internet Settings Updated”
Select Test Internet Connection.

PlayStation Set Up Internet Connection screen with Test Internet Connection selected.

You must now restart your PS4 for the DNS changes to take place. From the home screen, press Up on the D-pad to bring up the Function Screen. Select Power > Turn Off PS4. Wait 30 seconds and then turn it back on.

Congratulations! MediaStreamer DNS has been set up on your PS4. You can now enjoy a smoother and throttle-free streaming experience!

MediaStreamer DNS is NOT a VPN. It does not offer the same privacy and security benefits as a VPN.

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

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Register your hostname to access MediaStreamer with DDNS

In order to use the MediaStreamer smoothly, you must register your hostname on the ExpressVPN website. Follow these steps to register your hostname. You should have set one up previously.

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

sign in to your expressvpn account

Go to the DNS Settings tab after signing in.

The "DNS settings" tab of the ExpressVPN account dashboard.

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

ExpressVPN Dynamic DNS Registration screen with Save Hostname button highlighted.

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

ExpressVPN Dynamic DNS Registration screen showing updated hostname.

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