How to Change the DNS Setting on Your Apple TV

If you are getting slow performance from your Apple TV box. The apps are loading slowly and streams are buffering? You’ve probably tried the basic troubleshooting steps like rebooting your router and modem, checking cables, etc. But nothing seems to work. But you have another option to do the thing you can try is changing the DNS settings.

There are so many alternatives DNS services such as open OpenDNS or Google Public DNS services, and even last year Cloudflare launched their own DNS 1.1.1.1 DNS service Cloudflare has Cloudflare DNS app. Cloudflare allows changing your DNS service on iOS or Android devices with a dedicated button. 

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But Cloudflare does not change DNS service on Apple TV you need to change the DNS manually, Here is a guide to change DNS manually on Apple TV.

How to Change the DNS on Your Apple TV

  • Fire up your Apple TV and head to Settings > Network and then choose your network. It will say either Wi-Fi or Ethernet depending on how your Apple TV is connected. Then scroll down and select Configure DNS.How to Change the DNS Setting on Your Apple TV
  • On the following screen select the Manual.How to Change the DNS Setting on Your Apple TV
  • Now enter the address of the DNS service you want to use. So, for example, here I am using Cloudflare’s service. So, 1.1.1.1 is entered in as 001.001.001. Or, if you were using OpenDNS you would set it to 208.67.222.222 or 208.67.220.220.How to Change the DNS Setting on Your Apple TV

Here is the a guide to change DNS manually. Why Alternate DNS Settings? DNS services can improve privacy and other benefits. OpenDNS offers content filtering on the router level

How to change Apple TV region 

In case you want to install US apps not available in your App Store, you will need to change the Apple TV region.  

Note: To change your Apple TV region to the US, you also need to have a US-registered Apple ID.  

1. Navigate to Settings > General > iTunes Store > Location

2. Select the United States. 

3. Go back to Settings and select Sleep Now

4. Unplug the Apple TV power cord, wait for about 10 seconds, and plug it back in. 

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