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How to use a VPN with Kodi

If you like watching TV and movies with Kodi, you’ll love using ExpressVPN to enhance your experience.

Kodi with ExpressVPN lets you stream movies and TV shows with privacy and security, without compromising speed or video quality.

VPN for Kodi.

How to install a VPN for Kodi in 3 steps

Step 1

User signing up for ExpressVPN.

Sign up for ExpressVPN and its blazing-fast service.

Step 2

Globe showing VPN server locations.

Connect to a secure server location in the U.S. or the UK.

Step 3

Kodi movie selection screen on a TV monitor.

Start using Kodi with a VPN on your favorite device.

Kodi movie selection screen on a TV monitor.

What is Kodi?

Kodi (previously known as XBMC) is home media center software that lets you watch movies, listen to music, play games, and organize photos. Unlike other similar platforms like Apple TV or Chromecast, Kodi is 100% free and open-source.

That makes Kodi extremely customizable. You can change almost any element of the interface, including predefined themes and custom backgrounds, to create your own personalized viewing experience.

Kodi’s active community of users and developers makes it the home media platform of choice for power users. You can take your Kodi experience to the next level by using a VPN to watch Kodi with speed, security, and privacy.

How to watch Kodi?

The Kodi app cannot do much on its own. Its add-ons are what allow you to enjoy an unlimited collection of media. How you set up Kodi depends on your device, but in general these are the steps to watch shows and movies on Kodi:

  1. Download the Kodi app from Kodi’s official website

  2. Select Video add-ons

  3. Choose from a list of streaming add-ons (such as YouTube and Crackle) and install them

  4. Go to the add-ons you’ve installed and start streaming

Why should I use a VPN for Kodi?

Unblock video, music, sports, and social media.

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.

Prevent ISP logging.

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 it.

ExpressVPN also keeps no activity logs and no connection logs for maximum privacy.

Superior leak protection.

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, encrypted DNS on every server to prevent DNS leaks.

Do I need 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.

So, if you don’t want your internet service provider monitoring or logging the content you download and watch with Kodi, use a VPN to take back your privacy.

Kodi VPN security benefits

ExpressVPN encrypts your entire internet connection.

ExpressVPN sets up an encrypted tunnel between your Kodi device and the internet. This means your ISP can no longer read your traffic and cannot log, monitor, or sell your download or streaming activity. ExpressVPN itself keeps no activity logs and no connection logs so you can use Kodi as privately as possible.

ExpressVPN also routes all your traffic (including Kodi) through a proxy server. This means your true IP address is hidden and replaced with a new one that cannot be traced back to you. To any sites or apps you visit, as well as any peers on your network, your internet activity appears to be coming from a shared VPN proxy server.

FAQ: Using a VPN with Kodi

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* ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and Kodi Terms of Use for more details.


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