How to change the DNS settings on your device
Summary
Changing the DNS settings on your device is a part of advanced troubleshooting and is to be used only after exhausting all general troubleshooting steps for your device.

Below are instructions for how to change the DNS server on several Hulu Plus supported devices. This advanced troubleshooting* is to be used only after exhausting all general troubleshooting steps for your device.

 

To run through some basic troubleshooting before altering the network settings on your device, please head to Streaming Issues with Hulu Plus on Your TV. Additionally, please ensure that your home setup meets the Hulu Plus System Requirements, most importantly being a broadband connection with at least 3 Mbps download speed for HD video, and a ping of less than 50ms. You can test your connection by visiting Speedtest.net and clicking on the Begin Test button. 

 

*Note that the steps listed below are intended for customers familiar with making changes in their device's networking components. If you are not comfortable with these steps, or the steps appear different on your device than what we have listed, we recommend referencing your owner's manual and/or contacting your device's manufacturer for more specific instruction.

 

 

PlayStation 3

From the PS3 Menu (aka XMB) choose: Settings -> Network Settings -> Internet Connection Settings -> Custom

Set up these settings so they match the following:

Connection Method: Choose Wireless or Wired ... however you connect

For Wireless:
WLAN Settings: Select Scan > Select your network
WLAN Security Setting: Select the security setting for your network
WEP/WPA Key: Enter your network password

For Wired:
Operation Mode (Auto-Detect or Manual Settings): Auto-Detect

Then:
IP Address Setting: Automatic
DHCP Host name: Do Not Set
DNS Settings: Manual
Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8
Secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4
MTU: Automatic
Proxy Server: Do Not Use
UPnP: Enable

 

Press X to save.

 

*If the above DNS server does not resolve the issue, try the following server instead:  

Primary DNS: 208.67.222.222
Secondary DNS: 208.67.220.220

 

 

 

PlayStation 4

  1. From the PS4 Menu (XMB), scroll right to Settings > Network > Set Up Internet Connection > Select either Wi-Fi or LAN cable (Wired)
    • Wi-Fi: Custom > Select Network > Enter Password (automatically saved if you are already using this network) > IP Address Settings (automatic) > DHCP Host Name (Do Not Use) > DNS Settings (Manual)
    • LAN (Wired): Custom > IP Address Settings (Automatic) > DHCP Host Name (Do Not Use) > DNS Settings (Manual)
  2. From there, enter the Primary DNS as "8.8.8.8" and the Secondary DNS as "8.8.4.4"
  3. Next > MTU Settings (Automatic) > Proxy Server (Do Not Use) > Test Internet Connection

 

   *If the above DNS server does not resolve the issue, try the following server instead:  

   Primary DNS: 208.67.222.222

   Secondary DNS: 208.67.220.220

 

 

Xbox 360

  1. From the main Xbox 360 menu select "Settings."
  2. Select "System."
  3. Select "Network settings."
  4. Select "Wireless or Wired"
  5. Select "Configure network."
  6. Go to the "Basic settings" tab
  7. Select "DNS Settings."
  8. Select "Manual."
  9. Set primary DNS as "8.8.8.8" and secondary DNS as "8.8.4.4".

*If the above DNS server does not resolve the issue, try the following server instead:  

Primary DNS: 208.67.222.222
Secondary DNS: 208.67.220.220

 

 

Xbox One

  1. From the Xbox One home screen, go to Settings > Network > Advanced settings > DNS settings > Manual. (If Settings doesn't appear on the home screen, select My Games & Apps, then Settings.)
  2. From there, enter the Primary DNS as "8.8.8.8" and the Secondary DNS as "8.8.4.4" 

*If the above DNS server does not resolve the issue, try the following server instead:  

Primary DNS: 208.67.222.222
Secondary DNS: 208.67.220.220

 

 

Wii

  1. Start at Wii Options > Wii Settings > Internet > Connection Settings.
  2. Select your connection.
  3. Choose Change Settings then Scroll right to "Auto-Obtain DNS" and select No. Then select Advanced Settings.
  4. Input primary DNS as "8.8.8.8" and secondary DNS as "8.8.4.4" and hit confirm.

*If the above DNS server does not resolve the issue, try the following server instead:  

Primary DNS: 208.67.222.222
Secondary DNS: 208.67.220.220

 

 

Apple TV

  1. From the Apple TV main menu, select "Settings." 
  2. Select "General."
  3. Select "Network."
  4. Select "Ethernet" or your WiFi network.
  5. Select "Configure DNS"
  6. Choose "Manual," overwrite DNS address to "008.008.008.008" and select Done.

*If the above DNS server does not resolve the issue, please overwrite the DNS address to "208.067.222.222"

 

 

VIZIO TV

  1. Push the “VIA” button on your television remote. Select “HDTV Settings App.” This opens a "Settings" menu.
  2. Select the “Network.” This opens the "Network Connection" menu.
  3. Select “Manual Setup.” This opens a screen containing a list of your current network settings.
  4. Select “Preferred DNS.” (You may need to turn off DHCP first.) This opens a screen that allows you to input your preferred DNS address manually.
  5. Input primary DNS as "8.8.8.8" and secondary DNS as "8.8.4.4" Changes take effect immediately.

*If the above DNS server does not resolve the issue, try the following server instead:  

Primary DNS: 208.67.222.222
Secondary DNS: 208.67.220.220

 

 

VIZIO Blu-ray

  1. From the Main Menu, select Settings, then select Network.
  2. Select "Wired" or "Wireless" depending on your network setup.
  3. Change IP setting from Dynamic to Manual.
  4. Select “Primary DNS” and click Edit. Input primary DNS as "8.8.8.8"
  5. Select “Secondary DNS" and click Edit. Input secondary DNS as "8.8.4.4"
  6. Click Apply to save settings.

*If the above DNS server does not resolve the issue, try the following server instead:  

Primary DNS: 208.67.222.222
Secondary DNS: 208.67.220.220

 

 

 

VIZIO Co-Star LT

  1. Press the "Via" button on your device's remote control. Select "Settings" to open your Settings Menu.
  2. Select "Network" to open your Network Menu.
  3. Select "Wi-Fi". 
  4. Select "Manual Setup". 
  5. Select “Pref. DNS Server.” (You may need to turn off DHCP first.) Input Preferred DNS as "8.8.8.8".
  6. Select “Alt. DNS." Input Alternative DNS as "8.8.4.4".

*If the above DNS server does not resolve the issue, try the following server instead:  

Primary DNS: 208.67.222.222
Secondary DNS: 208.67.220.220

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