Over the years, Kodi has been the popular media centre used by the cord-cutters around the world. With the help of official and unofficial Kodi addons, you can stream all kind of media contents that you can imagine of. The downside of Kodi is that you can’t access the addon or media that are geo-restricted in your region. To unblock those media, you need to have a VPN on your Kodi app.
When it comes to VPN, ExpressVPN will be first VPN service that will come to everyone’s mind. Rated as the number one VPN in the world, ExpressVPN offers plenty of servers to unblock the contents that aren’t available in your region. At the same time, it also offers you the features to safeguard your privacy while streaming those blocked contents.
Why you need a VPN
While Streaming online, your IP will be exposed easily. Hence ISPs (Internet Service Providers), app developers, government agencies and hackers can track your online activities with ease. At the end of the day, you may face some legal problems if you have streamed any copyrighted contents. To avoid these problems, we recommend you to use VPN (Virtual Private Network). A good VPN lets you hide your real identity by switching your IP to different locations. On the other hand, VPN is also helpful in accessing the media that are geo-restricted. Some of the apps/services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, BBC iPlayer and more are geo-restricted in certain countries. To bypass those restrictions, you need to install a VPN on your device.
After trying out several free and paid VPN services, we recommend you to use NordVPN. It is regarded as the best VPN to safeguard your privacy. While purchasing the NordVPN, make sure to select the annual plans rather than selecting the monthly plans. Moreover, you will also get a 70% instant discount on a 3-year plan.
By installing ExpressVPN, you can unblock all the Kodi contents without worrying about any privacy issues. However, it is not easy to set up ExpressVPN on Kodi. Here, we will show you step-by-step procedures to install ExpressVPN on your Kodi 18.5 Leia and lower versions.
Related: How to install PureVPN on Kodi?
How to Setup ExpressVPN on Kodi
There are two ways to access ExpressVPN on your Kodi app. Either you need to run the VPN client on the background or you need to configure ExpressVPN on Kodi with the help of OpenVPN Manager addon. We will show the steps for both the methods. Before that, you need to sign up for ExpressVPN. Note down the username and password credentials for login purpose.
Method 1: Run ExpressVPN in the background
#1: Download ExpressVPN client on your device.
#2: Launch the VPN app and enter your login credentials.
#3: Connect to a VPN server.
#4: Now, launch the Kodi app and start installing the Kodi addons to stream the geo-restricted contents.
Note: If you can’t find ExpressVPN client app for your device, configure the ExpressVPN service on the router with the help of guidelines provided on the website. After configuring, connect your device to the router network and start exploring the Kodi contents.
Method 2: Configure ExpressVPN with OpenVPN Manager addon
#1: Open a web browser and download Zomboided repo file.
#2: Launch the Kodi app and then click the Settings icon.
#3: Click the System menu.
#4: On the left panel, click the Addons menu.
#5: Enable Unknown sources if it is turned off.
#6: Click OK.
#7: Get back to the Settings screen and select Addons.
#8: Select Install from Zip File.
#9: Navigate to the location where you downloaded the repo file. Select the file to install the Zomboided repo.
#10: After installing the repo, select Install from repository.
#11: Click Zomboided Addon repository.
#12: Select Services and then click VPN manager for OpenVPN.
#13: Select Install.
#14: The addon will install on your Kodi app. Once installed, a pop-up will appear on the screen. select Settings.
#15: Change VPN provider to ExpressVPN and then enter the ExpressVPN username & password in the respective fields.
#16: Click OK.
#17: Go to VPN Connections on the same settings page and click First VPN Connection.
#18: Select your server and start accessing the geo-restricted contents on your Kodi app.
These are the steps required to configure ExpressVPN on Kodi. Unlike PureVPN, ExpressVPN doesn’t offer dedicated addon to configure the VPN service. Instead, you can use the OpenVPN manager addon to configure the service.
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