NordVPN is super easy to set up and use with Kodi. With just two easy methods, you can unleash the true potential of Kodi and stream any content imaginable for free. You can say goodbye to subscription-based streaming services like Netflix once and for all.
With my step-by-step tutorial on how to setup NordVPN on Kodi, you’ll be able to access Live TV channels on restricted Kodi add-ons from around the world.
With NordVPN’s 5500+ servers and excellent unblocking capabilities, you’ll be streaming amazing content in no time. Part of the reason why NordVPN is considered one of the best VPNs for XBMC in the market.
2. Download and Install the NordVPN for your device
3. Open the NordVPNclient, enter your username and password
4. Select a server location of your choice and minimize the client
With NordVPN running in the background, you can now launch Kodi and access blocked services using the appropriate server location. Make sure you connect to NordVPN before launching Kodi, otherwise the change in IP might not be detected.
Alternatively, you can also configure NordVPN on your router. This way, you’ll never have to worry about enabling NordVPN every time you wish to use Kodi. Here’s a NordVPN router setup guide if you’re interested.
Using NordVPN on Kodi is even simpler than setting it up. All you need is to enter your NordVPN login details and connect to a server. The step-by-step process for performing this task is provided below.
Step 1: Enter the VPN configuration by VPN Manager > Settings
Step 2: Enter your username and password associated with your NordVPN subscribed account
Step 3: Now click VPN Connections > First VPN connection
Step 4:Wait for your login details to get validated and select your server when prompted
Step 5: NordVPN will successfully establish a connection in a while
That’s it. That’s how easy it is to use NordVPN with Kodi. If you own a Roku device as well, you might want to check out our NordVPN Roku setup guide as well.
How to Disconnect/Logout NordVPN on Kodi
Step 1: Open the main VPN manager screen
Step 2: Click “Change or disconnect VPN connection”
Step 3: Select Disconnect to end your VPN session and log out
How to Change Servers/Countries on NordVPN with Kodi?
Step 1: Visit the same VPN Manager main screen again and click “Change or disconnect VPN connection”
Step 2: You will be prompted with a list of available server locations. Choose one and wait for the connection to re-establish.
How to use NordVPN on Raspberry Pi with Kodi
1. Download Kodi OpenVPN plugin on your Raspberry.
2.Transfer the downloaded .zip file to your Kodi device.
3. After the .zip file is moved to the media center, launch Kodi, and navigate to System > Settings > Add-ons. Now, click on Install from the zip file.
4. Find the folder where the .zip file is copied and install it.
5.When the Kodi OpenVPN add-on is enabled, you will see the notification in the bottom-right corner of the window.
6.Now create a new .txt file with your username in the first line and password in the second. Give the file any name you want such as nordvpnpass.txt.
8. Open the file you have downloaded and edit the auth-user-pass line to contain the location where you want to store the nordvpnpass.txt file on your Kodi. It should look like this: auth-user-pass /location/of/nordvpnpass.txt
9.Transfer both files to your Raspberry Pi.
10. Open the OpenVPN add-on you installed earlier and use it to find the .ovpn configuration file that you moved to the media center in order to connect to VPN.
Access Geo-restricted Content on Kodi with NordVPN
Many streaming channels and services are region-blocked. This means they can only be accessed by citizens in countries where the service has official rights and licenses. For instance, Hulu is only available in the US. So if you are located outside of the US and want to watch Hulu, you will get an error message.
NordVPN allows you to change your IP address and make it appear as if you are currently located in a different country. As a result, you can access all Kodi channels no matter where you are located by simply connecting to the right VPN server. You’ll have no trouble using NordVPN even if you’re in China so to speak.
This is the greatest benefit of having NordVPN for Kodi. The VPN unlocks the true power of the media streaming service, making all of its various features and thousands of outstanding add-ons accessible with a single click.
Stream Content Securely with NordVPN
For fast Kodi streaming performance, you need fast speed and security features. Luckily, NordVPN offers both. I mean, just check out NordVPN’s speed test results.
It is extremely important to ensure your security before you use Kodi. Although Kodi is a perfectly legal media streaming service, its open-source nature allows unofficial third-party developers to build add-ons to the app. These add-ons are unofficial, so any user caught using these can potentially land in a lot of legal trouble.
All of these worries can be easily eradicated through NordVPN which uses sophisticated encryption technologies to keep your activities on Kodi hidden from your ISP and other agencies. So even if you stream content on Kodi through torrents, you should have nothing to worry about. Speaking of which, find out what makes NordVPN perfect for torrenting in our separate blog post.
Using NordVPN, how do I tell if I am protected when using Kodi?
Launch Kodi and select ‘Settings’.
Now, select ‘System Information’.
Here you can find a lot of device information including your new IP address.
If your original IP address is masked and you see an IP address provided by NordVPN, that means you’re protected.
How can I use Kodi with NordVPN?
You can use Kodi with NordVPN using two methods: using the dedicated NordVPN app or by loading NordVPN’s .ovpn files as Kodi add-ons. Both methods are pretty straight forward to follow.
NordVPN and Kodi are the perfect matches for each other: one offers unlimited streaming for free, while the other guards your security and brings access to blocked streams with a single click.
Therefore, if you find yourself on the wrong side of the border and face geographical restrictions on Kodi’s channels, get yourself NordVPN, and remove this obstacle instantly. Also, if you don’t want to spend money, check out somebest free VPN for Kodi.
I hope this blog helps you enjoy Kodi to the fullest! Share your feedback in the comments section below.
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Shahmeer Baloch is a marketing professional-turned-tech writer who despite had a successful career at Evyap made a drastic change when his interest in technology and international cyber laws became evident. Baloch’s love for new technology is profound and well addressed. Loves to play tennis on weekends.