Whether it’s streaming, downloading or filesharing, a good VPN is essential when using Kodi.
Our top VPN picks give you the best speeds, top protection, and will even unblock the service if it’s been banned.
We’ve reviewed more than 80 VPNs, regularly checking them to make sure they still work with Kodi.
Our Selection Criteria to Find the Best VPN for Kodi
- Allows P2P traffic on all (most) servers
- Consistently fast download speeds
- Has a kill switch (and other privacy features)
- No logs & hides your true IP when connected
- Quick install and user-friendly apps
- Has a native Fire TV Stick app
Wondering why you should trust our reviews? Take a look at How We Test VPNs
An In-depth Look at the Best VPN Services for Kodi
How We Picked the Best VPN for Kodi for 2019
Our top picks for Kodi have the best download and upload speeds for strong P2P performance along with minimal, fair and privacy-focused logging policies and features. The highest-rated apps have the best compatibility with Kodi’s vast array of add-ons and are well-designed, quick to install and above all, super simple to use. The best options also offer helpful customer support for when you need it. We also look for reliable access to Netflix and other streaming services.
We’re constantly testing all VPNs on our site to keep our reviews and picks totally fresh. We update our reviews with all the latest VPN global speed test results and look for the best, most reliable performance. We manually evaluate each app so we can share what it’s really like to use them.
How to Use a VPN with Kodi
The great thing about Kodi is that you can use it to stream and organize your media via a whole range of popular devices, from your laptop to your Firestick, as well as dedicated Kodi boxes running on Android or Linux.
The easiest way to use a VPN with Kodi is to install it on the same device as Kodi itself – or configure the built-in VPN settings if it’s a Linux-based box – then switch it on and connect before opening Kodi. If your VPN doesn’t have an app for your device – or it doesn’t support VPNs – then you will need to either install the VPN on your compatible router or share an internet connection with an VPN-protected device.
It is now technically possible to install VPN add-ons within Kodi itself. We don’t recommend it for beginners however as not only is it tricky to get working but you also lose the additional protections offered by a dedicated VPN app.
Wherever you have the VPN installed, make sure you choose the most relevant VPN server location and connect. Typically, the closer the server to your physical location, the better the performance.
For more information about using a VPN with Kodi, check out our user-friendly installation guide here. We also have step-by-step instructions on using the software with your Amazon Fire Stick.
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