Does IPVanish Work with Kodi?

Updated on: 3 February 2019
Updated on: 3 February 2019

Yes, it does, just like you would expect from such a high-tech and performance-focused VPN. After all, IPVanish is currently ranked in the Top 3 of all online security providers in the industry, alongside NordVPN and CyberGhost.

As for giving access to Kodi, you only have to look on the official website of IPVanish to get a glimpse of whether this is true or not.

There. Not only is IPVanish suitable for accessing and using Kodi, but it’s actually the best VPN you can use to do that.

Kodi, previously known as XBMC, is basically a centralized solution for digital entertainment. Unlike all the other set-up boxes that can only function with official apps, Kodi is a free, open-source application that plays nicely on a lot of different platforms.

You can listen to the radio, watch live broadcasts from all over the world, download torrents, and play almost any other digital media lying around.

1. Is it necessary to use IPVanish with Kodi?

No, you don’t actually have to use any VPN in order to access Kodi, but using one brings plenty of benefits. For example, you can make use of all the add-ons that are geographically locked. Many users are unable to use those hundreds of add-ons because of the geographical restrictions.

You’d be among the elite few that has access to the full potential of Kodi. Through IPVanish, you can achieve that and more.

As for the specific reasons you’d want to use a VPN for Kodi, I’ll just name a few. Hulu, BBC iPLayer, IceFilms, NBC Sports – official add-ons that you can only use if you’re in a certain location in the world.

Another example is Acestream, an add-on that sources data from torrents, a P2P file-format that records the IP addresses of all the file-seeders. This means that you can no longer engage in free-for-all torrenting. Instead, your activities will be tracked and kept under strict surveillance.

This is no way to use the internet, and so here’s what IPVanish will do for you:

  • Circumvent Censorship – there are many restrictions on the internet that will stop you from accessing certain streaming add-ons. I say fuck those bans. Unchain yourself and break apart the digital bindings with IPVanish VPN.
  • Identity Protection – you no longer have to worry about any third-parties collecting your personal information or IP addresses from P2P file-sharers. IPVanish sets you up with a replacement IP that’s completely cut off from the default grid. Untraceable, unseen, anonymous – the IPVanish user.
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot Security – if you’re like me, then you probably enjoy using Kodi on the run, from public Wi-Fi hotspots. However, they are extremely insecure and prone to be hacked. These identity thieves will do anything to get a piece of your digital fingerprints. IPVanish makes all that go away with the latest encryption protocols.

2. IPVanish VPN-specific security benefits for Kodi

By using IPVanish VPN, you generate a protective shield around your internet connection, one that repels any potential intrusion.

No more IPS surveillance. No more invasive ad trackers. No more being spied upon by government agencies.

By hiding your real IP address and using a different, clean one, you prevent any websites, online advertisers and all other third-parties from exploiting and monitoring your internet activities.

Moreover, IPVanish employs military-grade encryption. Whether you’re running Kodi on your iPhone or torrenting a video on the PC, your internet traffic will look like complete gibberish, insane scribbling. This is thanks to the encryption protocols that a VPN implements.

Now, let’s see how you can set-up IPVanish with Kodi, on a few different platforms.

3. Setup IPVanish with Kodi on Windows

The following things are required before you start setting up IPVanish with Kodi on Windows:

  • A computer or laptop running Windows 7 and anything beyond
  • A functional installation on Kodi on Windows
  • A secure IPVanish VPN connection
  • The IPVanish VPN client for Windows installed
  • A working internet connection, obviously

Now that you have everything it takes to do this, let’s see what you have to do:

  • First things first, you need to launch the IPVanish VPN app
  • Look at the Quick Connect screen, select the country, city, and the IPVanish server you like to connect to. Now, do that.
  • When the connection is set, take a look at the main app windows to check whether your connection as succeeded and if your IP was changed.
  • Now that IPVanish is fully working, you just need to open Kodi and use it as normal. The VPN will automatically detect it and implement the encryption algorithms to take over Kodi

4. Setup IPVanish with Kodi for Android

The requirements are all the same as in the previous build.

Here are all the necessary steps you need to take in order to use IPVanish with Kodi on Android:

  • Launch the IPVanish app on your Android device
  • Enter your credentials and sign in
  • Look at the Quick Connect screen, select a country, a city, a server, and then connect to it
  • Verify that you have successfully connected and if the IP was changed
  • Go back to your home screen, fire up Kodi, and enjoy

5. Setup IPVanish with Kodi on an MXQ Pro Android TV box

Requirements for setting up this build:

  • An MXQ Pro Android TV box or other Android TV box running on Android TV 5.1 or later
  • A working IPVanish VPN connection
  • A working connection to the internet

Let’s get started:

  • Look for the Google Play Store app on your Android TV app home screen and select it
  • Select the Google Play search box, type in “ipvanish vpn” (minus the quotes, obviously), and select the IPVanish VPN app from the list of results
  • Click on “Install”
  • When prompted to do so, select “ACCEPT” to give all the required permissions for the installation process
  • Click on the back arrow in the upper left corner of the screen to return to the Google Play Store search
  • Search for “kodi”, select it from the results list, and install it
  • After the installation finishes, press the home button to return to the home screen, and select “My Apps”
  • Select the IPVanish app
  • Enter your username and password, select the “Remember me” option, and then click on LOGIN
  • Select the country, city, and the server you want to connect to, and click on CONNECT
  • Select OK when the “Connection Request” dialog box appears
  • The “Connection Status” will show “Connected”, while the “Location” and “IP Address” will change accordingly. Check them to make sure everything is alright

Now you know everything you need about the IPVanish-Kodi combination. You should consider subscribing to this VPN, because it’s easily one of the best in the industry.

You won’t regret your choice!

Written by: Bogdan Patru

Author, creative writer, and tech-geek. Bogdan has followed his passion for the digital world ever since he got his hands of his first pc. After years of accumulating knowledge and experience, the good Samaritan in him whispered him one day about the virtue of sharing that knowledge with those who needed it. It was 2014 when that idea would grow into a life-defining passion. One that keeps driving him to this day.

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