Change DNS Settings on a Samsung Smart TV - How to do it ?

Samsung TV

By default, your Samsung Smart TV will use the DNS server provided by your internet service provider (ISP). 


However, you can change the DNS settings on your TV to use a different DNS server, such as Google Public DNS or OpenDNS. This can improve your TV's performance and security.


This guide provided by Fixwebnode will walk you through how to change the DNS server settings your Samsung Smart TV utilizes.


Steps to change the DNS settings on your Samsung Smart TV

To change the DNS settings on your Samsung Smart TV, follow these steps:

  • Press the Menu button on your TV remote.
  • Select Network.
  • Select Network Status.
  • Wait for the network status to be checked.
  • Select IP Settings.
  • Select DNS Setting.
  • Select Enter Manually.
  • Enter the IP addresses of the DNS servers you want to use.
  • Select OK.
  • Your TV will now use the DNS servers you entered.
  • Restart your Samsung Smart TV for the settings to take effect.


In fact, taking a few minutes to change the default DNS settings on your Samsung TV can help enhance your streaming, smart capabilities, performance , improved security and internet experience. 


Try experimenting with a few different DNS options to see which works best for your needs and connectivity. 


Here are 10 troubleshooting tips for changing DNS settings on your Samsung Smart TV:


1. Double check that you entered the correct DNS IP addresses. Incorrect IP addresses will prevent the DNS change from working.


2. Make sure your TV is connected to the internet. If there's no internet connection, the DNS settings won't matter. Check your Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection.


3. Restart your TV to apply the new DNS settings. In some cases, a restart is required for the DNS changes to take effect.


4. Rescan for Wi-Fi networks on your TV and re-enter your network password. This refreshes the network connection and applies the DNS changes.


5. Reset your TV to factory default settings. This will revert the DNS settings back to default, then you can change them again from the start. Only do this as a last resort.


6. Update your TV software to the latest version. Software updates often patch network-related issues and may resolve problems with custom DNS settings.


7. Try entering Google Public DNS ( and or OpenDNS ( and as the primary and secondary servers. These are common, reliable DNS services.


8. If using custom DNS for parental controls or content filtering, make sure the service is compatible with Samsung TVs. Not all DNS filtering services support Samsung network settings.


9. Try disabling your router or modem firewall, just while setting up the DNS change. The firewall could potentially block the new DNS traffic until the settings are saved. Re-enable the firewall after your DNS change is working.


10. Check with your ISP to ensure custom DNS settings are allowed on their network. Some ISPs prohibit the use of third-party DNS services on their network.


Your Samsung Smart TV has a lot of potential, and optimizing the DNS settings is one way to help unlock that potential.

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