Even though we strive to offer a seamless and enjoyable video streaming experience, the Stremio app is sometimes exhibiting suboptimal performance. Quite often, the reason for this lies outside of our reach but with the internet service provider of the user, and the DNS in particular. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this: the so-called DNS resolution. Read on to see how you can troubleshoot your Stremio app in just a few easy steps.

What is DNS Resolution

DNS stands for Domain Name System. Domain names, as you know, are alphabetic and human-readable; for example – www.stremio.com or www.google.com. The internet, however, reads IP addresses rather than URLs – for example 198.105.232.4. DNS resolution is the process of translating the alphabetic address to an IP one.

Explained simply, DNS addresses are the phone book of the internet, and DNS resolution is the process of receiving the address of the domain you’re looking for.

DNS addresses are generally assigned to you automatically by your internet service provider, therefore you may have to check them out and change them if your Stremio app is not functioning properly. You will need to set them to one of these two public DNS addresses: 1.1.1.1 or 8.8.8.8. Keep on reading to see how.

How to change DNS server settings – Windows 10

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
  4. On the left pane, click on Change adapter settings.
  5. Right-click the network interface connected to the internet, and select Properties.
  6. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list.
  7. Click the Properties button.
  8. Click the Use the following DNS server addresses option.
  9. Type your preferred and alternate DNS server addresses. Here you can enter any DNS servers you want:
    Google public DNS address: 8.8.8.8
    Cloudflare DNS address: 1.1.1.1
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click Close to apply the new DNS settings to the adapter.

How to change DNS server settings – macOS High Sierra

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Network.
  2. In the list at the left, select the network connection service you want to use (such as Wi-Fi or Ethernet), then click Advanced.
  3. Click DNS, then click the “+” button at the bottom of the DNS Servers list. Enter the IPv4 or IPv6 address for the DNS server.
  4. Add the two DNS address you need: 1.1.1.1 and 8.8.8.8.
  5. When you’re finished, click OK.
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