how to get pihole going on tv and all devices

How to Get Pi-hole Going on TV ​and All Devices

Are you tired of ‍intrusive ads ruining your TV and browsing ⁣experience? Well, by setting‍ up Pi-hole on your TV‍ and other devices, ⁤you can say goodbye to annoying advertisements popping up everywhere. Pi-hole is a network-wide ad blocker ⁣that⁤ works as a DNS sinkhole, making ads vanish before they ‍even reach your devices. Below, we will guide you through the process ⁤of getting Pi-hole up and running on your TV and all connected devices.

What You Will‍ Need

  1. A Raspberry Pi (preferably the latest model) ‌- You can purchase one from various online retailers.
  2. A microSD card (8GB⁤ or higher recommended) – This will be used to install the necessary​ software for Pi-hole.
  3. A power supply for your Raspberry Pi.
  4. An Ethernet⁢ cable to connect your Raspberry ​Pi to your home network.
  5. A TV with HDMI input (if you want to enable Pi-hole for your​ smart TV).
  6. Additional devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets, laptops) connected to the same network as your TV.

Setting⁤ Up Pi-hole

Step 1: Install the latest ⁣Raspberry Pi OS on your microSD card by following official documentation provided⁢ by Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Step 2: Connect your Raspberry Pi to your TV using the HDMI cable and ⁤power⁣ it up.

Step ‍3: Navigate to the Raspberry Pi Configuration menu ⁢and enable SSH to allow remote access.

Step 4: Using a separate device (e.g., computer or smartphone), open a terminal or command⁢ prompt and establish an SSH connection to your Raspberry Pi using its local ⁣IP address and default credentials.

$ ssh pi@your_raspberry_pi_ip_address

Step 5: Once connected, update your Raspberry Pi‍ to the latest packages by executing the following commands:

$ sudo apt update

$ sudo apt upgrade

Step 6: Install Pi-hole by ⁤running the installation command:

$ curl -sSL | bash

Note: ​Follow⁤ the ‍ instructions provided during the installation process to set up ⁤Pi-hole according to⁢ your ⁢preferences.

Step 7: After the installation is complete, ⁤configure your devices to use the Pi-hole DNS. To do ‍this:

  • On your smart TV, navigate to network settings‌ and ​change the ​DNS server address to your Raspberry Pi’s ⁣IP address.
  • On other devices connected to the same network, locate the network settings and update the DNS server address to your Raspberry Pi’s IP.

That’s it! You’ve successfully set up Pi-hole on your TV and ⁣all connected devices. From now on,⁣ Pi-hole will block advertisements network-wide.

Important ⁣Note: While Pi-hole is very effective in blocking‍ ads, it is always advisable to support content creators by whitelisting legitimate websites and services that rely on ads for revenue.

Enjoy an ad-free TV and browsing experience with Pi-hole!

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