In this article, I’ll guide you on how to change DNS Settings On Samsung TV.
These instructions also apply if you wish to use a Smart DNS service to access region-restricted TV apps.
What Is DNS Setting On Smart TV?
A DNS (Domain Name Server) is a gateway to the Internet. They convert easily to remember domain names into IP address. Think about the contacts app on your phone which converts into actual phone numbers when you’re calling someone.
The DNS settings allow you to change the DNS addresses so your device can communicate to a specified server rather than to your local Internet provider server. Often this is done when you want your TV to use a Smart DNS service to access TV channel apps.
How Do I Change The DNS On My Samsung TV?
Press Menu on your remote.
Select Network followed by Network Status.
Next, select IP Settings.
Now, Select DNS Setting.
Select Enter Manually.
Enter your DNS address here.
Press OK and you’re done!
Registering Your IP Address
If you’re using a Smart DNS service, you will now need to register your IP address. Just login into your service provider’s website and do the necessary.
If you’ve activated your IP address successfully and you have configured your computer to use the DNS address, you will see green checkmarks next to DNS Setup and IP activation.
Once you’ve registered your IP address, you should now be able to access TV apps on your TV.
Samsung TV Not Connecting To the Internet
You may need to restart your Internet router and TV. This often clears the problem with the connection. If you’re still having problems, please check on the IP/DNS settings on your TV and ensure they are entered correctly.
Failing that, the IP/DNS addresses you’ve entered no longer work and you will need to contact your service provider to solve this.
How To Watch Geo-Blocked TV On Samsung Smart TV?
If you’re not in the country where the app was made available, you will be blocked from accessing it.
How Do I Setup A VPN On My Samsung TV?
Generally, Smart TVs do not support VPN service.
However, if you still want to use a VPN service for your TV, I would suggest you get a second router and configure our VPN service on it. This method would leave you with your existing network which would be your local ISP and then a second router that would route your traffic via the VPN network. You would presumably then connect your TV to the VPN network.
Note: Using a single router solution is not recommended. It can be done, but the problem is that if there are any problems or issues with it, you have lost your connection to the Internet. If you set up a VPN on a secondary router, then any issues with the VPN setup will not impact your local internet connection.
For more information on the setup, please contact a VPN service provider and they’ll be able to assist you further.
Changing DNS setting on your TV is pretty much straight forward but if you don’t see a such option, most likely your TV doesn’t support such a feature. To confirm on this, you can check your TV’s manual and/or contact the TV’s manufacturer.
You may also be interested to read about the difference between a Smart DNS and VPN service.