How do I use Kodi?
Kodi, previously known as XBMC, is totally free media software that runs on practically any device. It’s a popular open source alternative to home media consoles like Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.
Unlike other platforms, however, Kodi does not produce its own content or sell the content of others. Kodi is designed to organize and curate a library of movies, TV shows, music, and photos that you provide, which makes it extremely flexible and versatile.
What are Kodi add-ons?
Add-ons provide the gateways are the key to unleashing the true power of Kodi. Many add-ons connect your device to vast libraries of online content, like YouTube, Soundcloud, and Twitch. Some add-ons help you stream live TV, download large files via torrent, or just customize the look and feel of the Kodi interface.
How do I set up ExpressVPN for Kodi?
ExpressVPN has intuitive native apps for every platform, just like Kodi itself. Simply install ExpressVPN on your device, connect to a secure VPN server location, and minimize the app to run in the background while you enjoy your content through Kodi.
Step-by-step guides for every platform:
Does ExpressVPN have an app within Kodi?
No. ExpressVPN runs best as its own native app. This provides the optimal level of speed and stability, and better leak protection for maximum privacy.
Why should I use a VPN for Kodi?
To empower your add-ons
Many add-ons are unavailable in certain locations, or have their functionality censored by different networks. ExpressVPN lets you change your virtual location so your add-ons will run smoothly from anywhere.
To prevent ISP logging
Some ISPs may keep logs of your internet activity, including the content you view through Kodi. ExpressVPN encrypts your web traffic so ISPs and other third parties can’t read your traffic.
ExpressVPN also keeps no activity logs and no connection logs for maximum privacy.
For superior leak protection
ExpressVPN’s Network Lock (a.k.a. kill switch) stops all traffic if your device disconnects from the VPN for any reason. This prevents any leaks outside the secure VPN tunnel.
ExpressVPN also runs its own private, zero-knowledge DNS on every server to prevent DNS leaks.
What happens if I don’t use a VPN for Kodi?
Without a VPN, ISPs can see and record your internet traffic. This not only includes activity in your web browser, like browsing and search history, but all traffic from any application that uses the internet, including Kodi and any other home media center. Some ISPs have even been known to throttle your connection speed depending on your activity.
With Kodi, some add-ons get their content from torrents, which exposes your IP address to other peers on the network. Without a VPN, the IP address you share will be your true IP address, which can be traced back to you.
What kind of security does ExpressVPN provide for Kodi?
ExpressVPN sets up an encrypted tunnel between your Kodi device and the internet. To your ISP, would-be hackers, and other third parties, your internet activity is encrypted and unreadable. This prevents throttling and keeps your Kodi activity out of the hands of marketers, snoopers, and governments.
ExpressVPN also hides your true IP address and replaces it with a shared IP that cannot be traced back to you. To the rest of the internet, your traffic will appear to be coming from a shared VPN server in a location that you choose.
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