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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 WindowsmacOSAndroidiOS, or Linux without configuring a VPN addon directly on Kodi.

To stay safe while enjoying your favorite content on Kodi, it is highly advisable to use it with additional security measures. To set up VPN for Kodi, you have to connect the device, that is running Kodi, to NordVPN servers.

Watch our video on how to set up NordVPN on Kodi or follow the instructions below:

How to use Kodi with a VPN

Note: the following guide will assist only with Python 2.7 release.

  1. Make sure OpenVPN is 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, follow our tutorial on how to install OpenVPN and put it on your command path.
  2. Download the NordVPN add-on .zip file and add it to your Kodi device in one of two ways:

    a. Download the file to your computer, save it on a USB flash drive, then insert the flash drive into the Kodi device.
    b. Connect to Kodi from a different device via SSH.
  3. After downloading NordVPN, open the Kodi interface. Select “Settings,” then “System settings,” then “Add-ons,” then switch “Unknown sources” ON.

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

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  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 it and select it.



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


  7. The NordVPN setup wizard will guide you through the process. You will be 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 then need to select the country you want to connect to.




  9. When you are done, you will be successfully connected to a VPN.



The NordVPN service should never be used to bypass copyright regulations. NordVPN does not promote, condone, or endorse the use of the service for such purposes. For more details, please read the NordVPN Terms of Service.

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