Kodi is the name on everyone’s lips as software for playing and managing movies, series, and music. As such, you may wonder if it’s useful or even possible to use Kodi in conjunction with a VPN.
The answer to both questions is clearly “yes”. In this article, we’ll explain the advantages of using a VPN with Kodi and how to set it up.
Why Is It Sensible to Use Kodi With VPN?
Basically, the use of a VPN offers you numerous advantages, which continue to apply even in connection with Kodi. Especially worth mentioning is the protection of your privacy and the fact that a VPN can help you avoid geo-blocking.
If you are using a VPN client, you no longer connect directly to the Internet, but via one of your VPN provider’s servers. This disguises your real IP address and your actual location. However, it is recommended to choose a VPN provider that does not log files such as Shellfire for example. Only then will you have the most anonymity and security.
In terms of geo-blocking, VPNs are also extremely helpful because they allow you to obtain IP addresses from other countries; for example, you can use a US IP address even though you are actually abroad. This allows you to access streaming services that are only available to certain countries, like the US.
How Do You Set Up VPN for Kodi?
There are essentially two ways to set up a VPN for Kodi. The first option is to install the VPN client on the same device where you use Kodi. The second option is to use the Shellfire Box and thus use a VPN connection without installing the VPN client on the device.
Option 1: Kodi with Shellfire VPN
To use our VPN service with Kodi, first download our VPN software for the operating system on which you are using Kodi. You can currently choose from the following operating systems:
Then install the VPN software and simply follow the on-screen instructions to create your account with Shellfire.
You can use the basic version of Shellfire’s VPN completely free of charge—but please note that your transmission speed is limited and you can only access the servers in Germany and the USA.
For unlimited speed and servers in 35+ countries, we recommend our premium version, which is also available from around 5 €/month.
Option 2: Kodi-VPB via Shellfire Box
To use Kodi with VPN without having to install VPN software or do a complicated VPN router configuration, the Shellfire Box (a kind of plug-and-play VPN router) is a good choice.
In the following video, we show you how fast and easy it is to set up your VPN for Kodi using the Shellfire Box:
In a nutshell:
- Connect the Shellfire Box power cord to the power outlet
- Connect the Shellfire Box via Ethernet cable to your router.
- Connect the device where Kodi is installed to the Shellfire Box’s wireless network.
From this point on, your device automatically connects to the Internet via a secure VPN connection. You can manage the connection via an intuitive web interface.
Is Using Kodi With a VPN Client Legal?
The use of a VPN, both in general and in connection with Kodi, is completely legal and does not violate any applicable laws.
Of course, it should be mentioned that using a VPN does not give you carte blanche to pursue illegal activities online and, for example, to stream offers free of charge that would actually require payment. Such activities remain illegal even if you use a VPN client.
Using a VPN in conjunction with Kodi is enormously easy, free of charge or at least very inexpensive, and offers you numerous significant advantages. Therefore, in addition to the general advantages a VPN offers, it makes sense to use VPN with Kodi as well.
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