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Use this tutorial to learn how to set up your PlayStation 3 with MediaStreamer by changing your DNS settings.

Important: MediaStreamer helps the PS3 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 PS3
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 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 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 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.

create hostname

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.

dynu ddns ip settings

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 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 DNS server on your PS3, 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, sign in to your ExpressVPN account.

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.

set up on more devices windows

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 the setup.

playstation ip address

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Configure the DNS servers on your PS3

With your PS3 up and running, open Settings > Network Settings from the main screen.


Select Internet Connection Settings.

internet connection settings

A message will appear: “Adjust settings for connection to the Internet.” Select OK.

adjust internet connection settings

Select a setting method: Custom.

select setting method

Select a connection method:

If you are using a wired connection, select Wired Connection. Make sure your Ethernet cable is plugged in.

If you are using a wireless connection, select Wireless. You will be asked to enter your wireless credentials if they have not already been configured.

select connection method

Select the operation mode of the network device: Manual Settings.

manual settings

Speed and Duplex: select Auto-Detect.

speed and duplex setting

IP Address Setting: select Automatic.

ip address setting

Set the DHCP host name: select Do Not Set.

dhcp host name

DNS Setting: select Manual.

dns setting

Press the “O” button on the controller to change the Primary DNS settings. Enter the numbers you obtained earlier. Set the Secondary DNS numbers as

secondary dns settings

MTU Settings: select Automatic.

mtu settings

Proxy Server: select Do Not Use.

proxy server settings

UPnP: select Enable.


Finally, press the O button to save the settings.

save settings

Congratulations! MediaStreamer has been set up on your PS3!

Note: 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.

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

sign in to your expressvpn account

Select DNS Settings on the left.

Select "DNS Settings" in the menu.

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

Enter a hostname 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.

The DDNS hostname has been updated.

Important: If MediaStreamer suddenly stops working, your IP may have changed. Open the Dynu client and check it is still tracking updates to your IP.

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