How to change DNS: Smart TVs, Android, iPhone, and iPad

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to change the DNS on your IPTV devices such as MAG, different Smart TVs, Android, and iOS, Change DNS settings is usually mentioned as one of the simplest ways to optimize your internet speed and solve any issues you might encounter while streaming IPTV channels.

DNS servers play a major role in IPTV streaming. While there are no mandatory tasks to improve internet speeds, we can make many smaller tweaks and improvements. These improvements work together to increase our overall internet speed and the DNS servers play an essential role.

Before you change to any DNS addresses, make sure you write down your current DNS address so you can keep these numbers in case you need to get back to your original settings. If your original settings were set to β€œAutomatic”, just change your DNS settings back to β€œAutomatic”. This applies to all the devices mentioned in this article.

How to change DNS on a Samsung Smart TV

Step 1: Press the β€œMenu” button on your remote control. Under β€œSettings menu” select β€œNetwork” (1) then choose β€œNetwork Status”.

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Step 2: After a few seconds you will see 3 buttons. Select the β€œIP Settings” and proceed to the next step.

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Step 3: Choose β€œDNS setting”. Select β€œEnter manually”.

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Now enter the below DNS Address and click β€œOkβ€œ. DNS Addresses:

  • Cloudflare DNS: 1.0.0.1 or 1.1.1.1
  • Google DNS: 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4
  • Open DNS: 208.67.222.222 or 208.67.220.220
  • DNS Watch: 82.200.69.80 or 84.200.70.40

Restart your Samsung Smart TV to allow the configuration to take effect.

How to change DNS on an LG Smart TV

Step 1: Press the Menu button on your remote control Select β€œSettings” and select β€œAll settings”.

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Step 2: Scroll down to the β€œNetwork” submenu and select β€œNetwork Connection” and press β€œSet Expertβ€œ.

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Step 3: Under β€œIP Mode” press β€œDynamic”. Under β€œDNS Server” choose β€œManual”.

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Now enter the below DNS Address and click β€œOkβ€œ. DNS Addresses: 

  • Cloudflare DNS: 1.0.0.1 or 1.1.1.1
  • Google DNS: 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4
  • Open DNS: 208.67.222.222 or 208.67.220.220
  • DNS Watch: 82.200.69.80 or 84.200.70.40

Restart your LG Smart TV to allow the configuration to take effect.

How to change DNS on a Sony Smart TV

Step 1: Press the β€œHome” button on your remote. Select Setup and press on Network.

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Step 2: Press on β€œNetwork Setup”.

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Step 3: Select β€œExpert”.

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Step 4: Choose β€œWi-Fi” or β€œWired LAN” depending on your connection.

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Step 5: Chose β€œStatus Info”.

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Step 6: Write down your ”IP address”.

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Step 7: Go back to the network and choose β€œAdvanced options”.

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Step 8: Press or click on β€œIP settings”.

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Step 9: Now Select β€œStatic”.

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Step 10: Enter the first three groups of numbers of your IP address. For instance, if your IP address is β€œ192.166.1.1β€³, enter β€œ192.166.1.”. For the fourth group of numbers, you can enter β€œ50” so the final IP address will look like β€œ192.166.1.50” and click on β€œNext”

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Step 11: For the β€œGateway” enter the full IP address of your router and click on β€œNext”.

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Step 12: Enter β€œ24” for the β€œNetwork Prefix Length” then click on β€œNext”.

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Step 13: Enter your Preferred DNS and click on β€œNext”.

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Step 14: For DNS 2 enter one of the Alternate DNS addresses and click on β€œNext”.

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Press β€œOK” and you are done.

DNS Addresses: 

  • Cloudflare DNS: 1.0.0.1 or 1.1.1.1
  • Google DNS: 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4
  • Open DNS: 208.67.222.222 or 208.67.220.220
  • DNS Watch: 82.200.69.80 or 84.200.70.40

Restart your Sony Smart TV to allow the configuration to take effect.

How to change DNS on an Apple TV device

Step 1: Press or click on the β€œSettings” menu on your Apple TV device and select β€œNetwork”.

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Step 2: Now click on the β€œNetwork”.

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Step 3: Click on β€œWi-Fi”.

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Step 4: Choose your Wi-Fi Connection.

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Step 5: Scroll down and select the β€œConfigure DNS” option.

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Step 6: Choose β€œManual” when you are asked to choose between Manual or Automatic.

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Step 7: In the DNS field pls enter the DNS Server address. Important! You should enter 3 digits for each cluster. I.E. for DNS 1.11.111.123, you should enter 001.011.111.123. Click β€œDone”

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Step 8: Your Smart DNS is set up, and nearly done, For that, go back to β€œSettings” and select β€œGeneral”.

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Step 9: Find the β€œRegion Format” option and press on it.

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Step 10: Select for Example β€œThe United States” from the list of options.

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Go back to the main screen and select β€œSettings”. Use the β€œSleep Now” command. Unplug the Apple TV power cord and wait 10 seconds. Then plug the Apple TV back in.

DNS Addresses: 

  • Cloudflare DNS: 1.0.0.1 or 1.1.1.1
  • Google DNS: 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4
  • Open DNS: 208.67.222.222 or 208.67.220.220
  • DNS Watch: 82.200.69.80 or 84.200.70.40

Restart your Apple TV to allow the configuration to take effect.

How to change DNS on an iPhone

Step 1: Go to β€œSettings”.

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Step 2: Choose the network that you are using.

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Step 3: In the DNS field enter the DNS Server addresses.

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DNS Addresses: 

  • Cloudflare DNS: 1.0.0.1 or 1.1.1.1
  • Google DNS: 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4
  • Open DNS: 208.67.222.222 or 208.67.220.220
  • DNS Watch: 82.200.69.80 or 84.200.70.40

Step 4: Go back to Wi-Fi to save your changes.

How to change DNS on an iPad

Step 1: Go to your iPad settings. Now click on β€œWi-Fi” and select the network you are connected to.

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Step 2: In the DNS field enter the DNS Server address. Tap on β€œWi-Fi” from the upper left corner to save your settings.

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DNS Addresses: 

  • Cloudflare DNS: 1.0.0.1 or 1.1.1.1
  • Google DNS: 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4
  • Open DNS: 208.67.222.222 or 208.67.220.220
  • DNS Watch: 82.200.69.80 or 84.200.70.40

Step 3: Go back to Wi-Fi to save your changes.

How to change DNS on an Android device

Step 1: Go to β€œSettings”.

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Step 2: Select β€œWi-Fi” and Press and hold active wireless network until a dialog pops up.

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Step 3: Press on β€œModify network config”.

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Step 4: Check β€œShow advanced options”.

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Step 5: Change β€œIP settings” to β€œStatic”.

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Step 6: In the β€œDNS 1” and β€œDNS 2” fields enter the DNS Server address and press β€œSave”.

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DNS Addresses: 

  • Cloudflare DNS: 1.0.0.1 or 1.1.1.1
  • Google DNS: 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4
  • Open DNS: 208.67.222.222 or 208.67.220.220
  • DNS Watch: 82.200.69.80 or 84.200.70.40

Restart your device and Enjoy.

How to change DNS on a MAG device

Step 1: Go to β€œSettings”.

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Step 2: Now select β€œSystem Settings”.

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Step 3: Now choose Network and press on β€œAuto (DHCP), manual DNSβ€œ.

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DNS Addresses: 

  • Cloudflare DNS: 1.0.0.1 or 1.1.1.1
  • Google DNS: 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4
  • Open DNS: 208.67.222.222 or 208.67.220.220
  • DNS Watch: 82.200.69.80 or 84.200.70.40

Restart your device and Enjoy.

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