Yes, NordVPN works with Kodi and it works extremely well.
Kodi, the popular, free, and open-source media center software solution, is widely used across the world thanks to how flexible it is and how many different platforms it supports.
The many different add-ons for Kodi really make it what it is, however, some of these add-ons are region-locked. By using a VPN on Kodi, you can unlock and install these add-ons and, with them, massively boost your Kodi experience. Not only that, but you get the added benefit of keeping your Kodi activities quiet and outside the prying eyes of your ISP, monitoring agencies, and hackers.
While we do not condone the use of NordVPN to bypass region-locks for the purpose of facilitating illegal streaming of copyrighted materials, NordVPN is great for bypassing any region locks.
Why Use a VPN With Kodi?
While Kodi will work fine without a VPN, there are three major reasons why you should be using one. In fact, we recommend using a VPN as a matter of course for all internet-based activities; we live in an uncertain world plagued by cybersecurity breaches, stolen identities, and complicated privacy matters. A VPN protects you from all this and more.
- Bypass region-locked content—we discussed this above. The reason why people say VPNs can unlock the internet.
- Hide your activities—when you aren’t connected to a VPN, your ISP can see exactly what you are doing. If they see you are using Kodi and it is eating up lots of bandwidth, they may throttle (slow down) your connection. When you are connected to a VPN, they cannot see what you are doing and thus you are less likely to be throttled.
- Keep yourself safe—some Kodi add-ons use P2P networks to download files and this can expose your IP, information, and browsing data to potential hackers.
Ready to use a VPN with Kodi? Here’s how.
Kodi on Different Devices
Kodi can be used on a large number of devices and the method by which you use a VPN with Kodi depends on what device you are using Kodi on.
It’s a simple enough concept, right?
Devices with Native NordVPN Apps
If, for instance, you are using Kodi on your desktop computer, laptop, Mac, or any other device for which NordVPN has a native app that you can install, you will simply need to install it to that device and sign in with your details. There is no need to do anything with Kodi.
Let’s say you are using Kodi on your Windows laptop—simply download the Windows NordVPN app, install it, sign in, and then connect to a country where the add-on you want is not blocked. Once you have done that, you can download and install that add-on without being blocked.
Kodi Box, Fire TV Stick, Raspberry Pi, and Other Devices
You’re in luck here, too!
Most Kodi boxes use Android as an OS.
Since NordVPN has a native Android app, it’s simply a case of installing this, just like with desktop devices.
It is the same case if you are using Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick, too—there is a native NordVPN app that can be downloaded from the Amazon Appstore.
Raspberry Pi users will need to download, install, and configure OpenVPN on their devices. NordVPN has a helpful guide on their website that goes over this (although as an RPi user, you probably don’t need a guide!)
For all other devices (Apple TV, Chromecast, and games consoles to name a few), you will need to install NordVPN to your router since none of these devices have a native app nor support OpenVPN or VPN connections.
Try Out NordVPN
You can try out NordVPN risk-free for 30 days thanks to their 30-day money-back guarantee. This gives you 30 whole days to try out the full NordVPN on your Kodi.
If it isn’t, simply ask for a refund—there are no strings attached.