How to Install a VPN on a Kodi Device

There are various means by which you can install a VPN on Kodi. We shall be discussing most of them in this article.

Installing a VPN on a Kodi Device

  1. Sign up either on the company’s website or through its app
  2. Launch the VPN and connect it to the device with which you are using to control Kodi

Your internet traffic becomes encrypted after that

Installing Kodi Add-on

  1. Install the VPN add-on to Kodi
  2. Open the VPN
  3. Tap on Configure your VPN
  4. Login with your details
  5. Tap activate to begin

Installing a VPN through PC, Tablet, Phone, or By Router

The installation process will depend on the device you use to control Kodi.

Windows

  1. From the Microsoft store, download the Kodi app
  2. Select a preferred VPN
  3. Sign in
  4. Tap Connect
  5. Open and launch Kodi

Mac

  1. From the Apple Play store, download your preferred VPN
  2. Set up an account, log in and connect
  3. Open Kodi on the Mac using the VPN

Android Device

  1. Identify and download a VPN from the Google Play store
  2. Set up an account and log in
  3. Connect to a preferred server
  4. Open Kodi and begin to stream

IOS

  • Identify and download a VPN from the Apple Play store
  • Set up an account and log in
  • Connect to a preferred server
  • Open Kodi and begin to stream

Raspberry Pi

  1. From your Isengard or OpenELEC Krypton, open Kodi’s settings.
  2. Tap on File Manager
  3. Select Add Source
  4. Click None
  5. Input the URL of the Kodi VPN add-on
  6. Tap Done
  7. Tap Ok
  8. Go back to Kodi’s home screen; tap Add-on
  9. Tap Add-on Browser
  10. Install the add-on from your zip file
  11. Upon installing the add-on, tap Program Add-ons
  12. Tap VPN
  13. Tap Add-On settings
  14. Login
  15. Connect to the VPN

Router

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to setting up a VPN on a router; the process will depend on the type of router and its model. That said, if you own a router with DD-WRT firmware, you can encrypt Kodi on the router’s network.

Installing by Gaming Console or Streaming Device

Setting up a VPN for Kodi on streaming devices and gaming consoles is a bit more complicated, but you can achieve it.

Roku

Roku does not currently support Kodi, but you can use it by screening a mirror from Android. Here’s how it works:

  1. Press Home on the Roku remote
  2. Tap settings
  3. Select System Update
  4. Ensure your software is up to date
  5. Click Settings
  6. Hit Screen Monitoring
  7. Tap Ok

As long as your Android device has a VPN installed, you will be protected when using Kodi.

Fire TV Stick/Fire TV

Configure the VPN on your router to set up Kodi on Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. Ensure the VPN is working fine with the Fire TV Stick and you are all set.

Xbox One

Like Fire TV Stick and Roku, Xbox One does not support Kodi; you must go through a PC, Mac, or router. You will also need an Xbox One or later, an internet connection, and an Xbox active account. Take the steps below to set up:

  1. Choose your preferred VPN
  2. Set up the Xbox VPN
  3. From the Xbox home page, click Y on the controller to search
  4. Input Kodi
  5. Click the Kodi app
  6. Tap Get
  7. Open and launch

Android TV

  1. Install your preferred VPN on your Android TV
  2. Connect to a server
  3. From Settings, tap Security Menu
  4. Tap the Unknown Source option
  5. Tap Enable
  6. Download Kodi from the Google Play store
  7. Install Kodi, sign in, and stream

Apple TV

To use a VPN on Apple TV, you will need to set up an Apple developer account and then download the files/software below:

  • Kodi.deb.file
  • IOS App Singer app
  • Xcode app

Upon setting up the above, take the following steps:

  1. With a USB cord, connect your Apple TV to your Mac
  2. Run the Xcode app
  3. Click Create a New Xcode Project
  4. Click Application
  5. Tap Single View Application
  6. Select Next
  7. Tap Create a New Project
  8. Input Kodi in the file name section and “com.arcade.kodiappletv” in the Bundle Identifier box
  9. Fill out the remaining fields
  10. Tap next to save your work
  11. Head back to Xcode’s main window, where an error message is displayed
  12. Tap Fix Issue
  13. Log in with your Apple developer details
  14. Tap Choose and Select your development team.
  15. From the dropdown menu, click Choose Apple TV and Other Options
  16. Open the IOS App Signer
  17. Tap on the prompt and Select Kodi.deb. as your input file
  18. Input the same app display name as the one on Xcode
  19. Tap Start
  20. Install the .IPA document on your Apple TV
  21. Head back to Xcode and click on Windows Menu
  22. Tap Devices
  23. Tap Apple TV
  24. Choose your .IPA file
  25. Install on your Apple TV
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