How to Use MediaStreamer on Your Xbox One

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Use this tutorial to learn how to set up your Xbox One 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 Language & Location settings on your Xbox One
Configure the DNS servers on your Xbox One
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 Xbox One’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 Xbox One, you will need to obtain the MediaStreamer 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 Xbox on the left side of the screen. On the right, you will find the MediaStreamer DNS server IP address. You will need this address for the setup.

xbox ip address

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Configure the Language & Location settings on your Xbox One

You need to first set your Xbox One’s language to English and location to United States. If your Xbox One’s language and location settings are already configured this way, then skip to the next section.

With your Xbox One up and running, open Settings from the main screen.

settings

Select System.

internet connection settings

Select Language & location.

adjust internet connection settings

Set the Language to English and the Location to United States.

select setting method

You are now ready to configure the network settings.

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Configure the DNS servers on your Xbox One

Return to the main menu by pressing the Xbox button on the controller. Go back into Settings.

select connection method

Select Network.

manual settings

Select Advanced settings.

speed and duplex setting

Select DNS settings.

ip address setting

Select Manual.

dhcp host name

For the Primary DNS, enter the numbers you obtained earlier.

secondary dns settings

For the Secondary DNS, enter the same numbers that you obtained earlier.

mtu settings

When you are done, you will see a screen confirming your network settings. Press the (B) button to save your settings.

proxy server settings

You will then see a screen saying, “It’s all good”.

save settings

Congratulations! MediaStreamer DNS has been set up on your Xbox One!

MediaStreamer 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.

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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