How to use MediaStreamer on your PlayStation 4 (PS4)

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

MediaStreamer not working? To use the MediaStreamer DNS servers, you must sign in to your hostname provider and register your IP address with ExpresssVPN. 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.

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 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.

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

open the welcome email

If you can’t find the link, log in to your account here .

log in to expressvpn.com

Once you’ve clicked the link in the welcome email or logged in to the website, click on Set Up ExpressVPN on the Active Subscriptions page.

set-up-expressvpn

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.

playstation ip address

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Configure the DNS servers on your PS4

Open Settings.

settings

Select Network.

network settings

Select Set Up Internet Connection.

internet connection

“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.

connect to network

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

custom internet connection

“IP Address Settings”
Select Automatic.

ip address settings

“DHCP Host Name”
Select Do Not Specify.

dhcp host name settings

“DNS Settings”
Select Manual

dns settings

Select Primary DNS.

primary dns settings

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

enter dns server ip address

Leave the Secondary DNS as is. Select Next.

secondary dns settings

“MTU Settings”
Select Automatic.

mtu settings

“Proxy Server”
Select Do Not Use.

proxy server settings

“Internet Settings Updated”
Select Test Internet Connection.

test internet connection

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!

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

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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.

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.

hostname updated

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