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How can I use Kodi with NordVPN

Note: You can encrypt your Kodi traffic by setting up the NordVPN app on Windows, macOSAndroid, iOS, or Linux without configuring a VPN addon directly on Kodi.

Kodi is a free, open-source media player. While it offers a pool of abundant content, it can also present some dangers. That’s why it’s highly advisable to use Kodi with additional security measures. To use it with NordVPN, you have to connect the device that is running Kodi to NordVPN servers.

You can read more about Kodi here. We also have a video tutorial on setting up Kodi:

  1. Make sure you have OpenVPN installed and accessible from the command line.
     
    • If you’re running Kodi on LibreELEC and OpenELEC, OpenVPN should come preinstalled. 
       
    • If you are using Windows, check the tutorial on how to install OpenVPN and put it on your command path.
       
  2. Download the NordVPN add-on Zip file here. nord.app/kodi and add it to your Kodi device. You can do so by:

    a. downloading it to your computer, saving it on a USB flash drive, and inserting the flash drive into the Kodi device.
    b. Connecting to Kodi from a different device via SSH (Click here for the instructions on how to do so)
     
  3. After having downloaded NordVPN by following any of the two ways, in the Kodi interface, go to Settings > System settings > Add-ons and flick the Unknown sources switch to ON.


     
  4. A warning message will pop up. You can safely click Yes.


     
  5. Go back to the Home screen and click on Add-ons. In the Add-ons menu, click the Package button in the top-left corner and select Install from zip file. Depending on how you added the file to your device in Step 2, navigate to the file and select it.




     
  6. Once the installation is complete, you will see a prompt offering you either to run the VPN setup wizard or go to the settings. Select Wizard.


     
  7. You will be guided through the setup and asked to enter your NordVPN account credentials.




     
  8. After you enter your credentials, you will be asked whether you want the VPN to connect automatically on startup. If you do, you will also need to select the country you want to connect to.






     
  9. Once done, you will be successfully connected to VPN.






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