Use this tutorial to learn how to set up your Xbox One with MediaStreamer by changing your DNS settings. Note that MediaStreamer is not a VPN and does not offer the encryption benefits of a VPN.
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MediaStreamer not working? 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.
Get your DDNS hostname
Go to https://www.dynu.com and click Create Account.
Create your account to receive the account verification email from Dynu.
Open the link in the verification email then log in to your account on https://www.dynu.com and select DDNS Services.
Click on + Add to add a DDNS service.
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.
Once done, you will see your hostname and your current public IP. Make sure the settings in the middle are turned OFF and click Save. However, if you wish to receive email notifications from Dynu, set Email Notification to ON.
And that’s it! Your DDNS hostname is set up and ready to be used!
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.
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.
If you can’t find the link, sign in to your ExpressVPN account.
Once you’ve clicked the link in the welcome email or signed in to the website, click on Set Up on More Devices.
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.
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.
Select Language & location.
Set the Language to English and the Location to United States.
You are now ready to configure the network settings.
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 Advanced settings.
Select DNS settings.
For the Primary DNS, enter the numbers you obtained earlier.
For the Secondary DNS, enter the same numbers that you obtained earlier.
When you are done, you will see a screen confirming your network settings. Press the (B) button to save your settings.
You will then see a screen saying, “It’s all good”.
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.
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.
Sign in to your account using your email address and password.
Select DNS Settings on the left.
Under Dynamic DNS Registration, enter the hostname you want to register and click Save 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.