What is Kodi?
As it is now known, Kodi is an open-source home theatre software app that lets you access a wide range of video and music content on nearly any device – and it's 100% free. The software dates back all the way to 2002 when it was known as Xbox Media Player. In 2003 it became Xbox Media Center. Eventually, one year later, the XBMC Foundation gave it its final name – Kodi.
In essence, Kodi is the ultimate streaming entertainment app, with only one caveat: the content you can access does not come readily available straight out of the box.
To make the most out of the app, you'll need to install addons that range from screensaver apps, weather apps, Twitter-feed add-ons, and all the way to tools that let you stream content from virtually any place on Earth.
Why a Kodi VPN is a must
Kodi offers arguably the best solution for accessing streaming services. And while users have the option of going for the paid streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Apple TV, it’s the unofficial add-ons that truly make Kodi shine.
And this is exactly where a VPN comes in handy. Because these add-ons too, are hit by geo-restrictions. This means if you’re not in the country where the channel you want to stream is normally broadcast, you won’t be able to watch it. Unless you’re using a VPN, that is. A virtual private network – which is what VPN stands for – will hide your real IP address and replace it with one that allows you to stream content worldwide no matter where you’re from.
Plus, all your online traffic stays private when using a VPN, and your personal data is secured—all the more reasons to want to use one.
How to install a VPN for Kodi
Since Kodi works across a high number of operating systems and devices, the VPN installation methods are a bit different. If you’re using a Mac, iPhone, Windows device, or Android phone all you need to do is download and install the CyberGhost VPN app that corresponds to the device you’re using Kodi on. Afterward, all that remains is to connect to a VPN server from a location where the add-on you want to use is not geo-blocked. Then, open Kodi and you’re all set.
If you’re using Kodi on Smart TV or a set-top box, the installation process can be a bit tricky, but nothing to fear. We’ve prepared step-by-step guides that you can check out below:
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Our dedicated streaming servers promise you the absolute best streaming experience. Enjoy blazing fast speeds, zero buffering, and forget everything about intentional slowdowns forced by your ISP.
With access to our entire fleet of 7100+ VPN servers from 91 countries, CyberGhost lets you unblock Kodi content available on almost any third-party addon.
Want more info about how to use a VPN for Kodi?
Check out our FAQ section below.If you still can’t find the answer you were looking for, please reach out to our Customer Support team. You can contact them either via live chat or by email. They’re available 24/7 and can answer all your questions in English, German, French, or Romanian.
No, ours is a stand-alone VPN app while the other is a home-theatre app developed by another company entirely. This means that you’ll still need to download the Kodi Software separately.
With CyberGhost as your VPN service provider, you can pair up Kodi with our app on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox Series X, 360 & One, or PlayStation 5 &4. Additionally, you can enjoy the benefits of our VPN on all your internet-connected devices by setting up a flashed VPN router.
With us as your VPN provider the sky is the limit in terms of what you can do online. When using CyberGhost you can bypass all online restrictions and censorship, unblock streaming content, find amazing online discounts, secure your online banking transactions, or torrent files in complete anonymity. All this on up to 7 devices simultaneously.
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