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Locating the MAC Address of a Multimedia Device

This article will walk you through how to find the MAC address of a multimedia device such as a gaming console, TV or streaming device, e-reader, or smart speaker.

What is a MAC address?

MAC stands for Media Access Control. A MAC address is a permanent, unique identifier assigned to a device's network adapter/s. It consists of 12 alphanumeric characters separated into pairs by colons or hyphens. The MAC address may be referred to by other names such as physical address, Wi-Fi address, etc.

Select your device to view instructions on how to find its MAC address.

Gaming consoles

Xbox One
  1. If you are signed into a profile, go to My Games & Apps and Settings. If you are not signed into a profile, just go to Settings.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select Advanced Settings.
  4. Scroll down and select Network Settings.
  5. Choose either Wired (Ethernet) or Wireless, depending on how you want to connect.
Xbox 360
  1. Go the Xbox 360 Dashboard and navigate all the way to the right most tab labeled My Xbox.
  2. Select the System Settings option.
  3. Select Network Settings.
  4. Select Configure Network.
  5. Go to the Additional Settings tab.
  6. Select Advanced Settings. The MAC Address will be listed here.
PlayStation 5
  1. Go to Settings in the main menu (looks like a gear).
  2. Scroll and select Network.
  3. Select View Connection Status.
  4. Here you will see the MAC addresses for LAN (Ethernet) and Wi-Fi.
PlayStation 4
  1. Go to Settings in the main menu (looks like a toolbox).
  2. Scroll down and select System.
  3. Select System Information.
  4. Here you will see the MAC addresses for LAN (Ethernet) and Wi-Fi.
PlayStation 3
  1. Go to Settings in the main menu (looks like a toolbox).
  2. Select System.
  3. Scroll down to System Information. The MAC Address will be listed here.
PlayStation Vita
  1. On the Home Screen, go to Settings.
  2. In Settings, go to System.
  3. Select System Information. The MAC address will be listed here.
Nintendo Switch
  1. On the Home Menu, go to System Settings.
  2. On the menu on the left side, select Internet.
  3. The MAC Address will be under System MAC Address.
Nintendo WII-U

This will also be the wireless MAC address.

  1. On the Wii U menu screen, select System Settings.
  2. Select Internet.
  3. Select View MAC Address. The MAC address will be listed here.
Nintendo WII

This mac address will be for the Wireless internet, so if you are connecting using an Ethernet to USB adaptor, you will have to use the MAC address of that adaptor.

  1. From the Wii main menu, select the Wii button.
  2. Select Wii Settings.
  3. Using the arrow on the right side of the screen, scroll and select Internet.
  4. Select Console Information.
  5. The MAC address will be shown at the top of the screen.
Nintendo 3DS
  1. On the 3DS Home Screen, select System Settings.
  2. Select Internet Settings.
  3. Select Other Information.
  4. Tap Confirm MAC Address. The MAC Address will be listed here.

TV

Roku
  1. From the Roku home screen, select Settings.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select About, then locate the value next to "Wireless MAC Address"
Amazon FireTV
  1. From the Fire TV Stick/Puck Home screen, select Settings.
  2. Select System
  3. Select About.
  4. Select Network.
Apple TV
  1. Go to the main menu on your Apple TV device, and select Settings.
  2. Select About.
  3. The MAC address will be listed as either the Wi-Fi Address or Ethernet Address depending on what connection you're using.
LG Smart TV
  1. Press the Settings button on your remote.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select Wi-Fi Connection.
  4. Scroll to Advanced Wi-Fi Settings.
  5. Scroll to view your MAC Address.

Other

Amazon Kindle
  1. Press the Menu button.
  2. Use the 5-way controller to underline Settings, then press Select.
  3. Under Device Info/Options, you will see an entry for Wi-Fi MAC Address.
Amazon Echo
  1. Open the Amazon Echo Alexa app on your mobile device. 
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen until you see the MAC Address. 

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