Are you tired of the countless geo-blocks you encounter on Kodi?
Well, with NordVPN, you can easily evade these restrictions and stream any content on the media player.
A big fan of Kodi myself, I do acknowledge the application isn’t as safe as it should be. While highly convenient, the media player is susceptible to multiple online threats, including phishing and man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attacks.
Both official and unofficial add-ons can be hijacked, exposing your personal details to hackers and other malicious individuals. Luckily, with NordVPN, you can safeguard your identity and stay safe while streaming.
And, with several ISPs starting to target various Kodi add-ons, running the VPN can also help you avoid speed throttling as well.
But how exactly do you set up NordVPN on Kodi?
What You Will Need to Follow This Tutorial
To get started, you need the following:
1. Get a Kodi Device
Kodi is a versatile software that can be run on a wide range of platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS.
2. Set Up Kodi
Of course, it goes without saying that you will need to first have Kodi running on your device.
If you are yet to install the software, you can download the installation file for your device by visiting the Kodi download page.
Kodi on Windows
On Windows, Kodi offers 32-bit and 64-bit installers, and you can select the option that corresponds with your PC. Once you’ve downloaded the files, right-click to begin the installation and follow the prompts through to the end.
Alternatively, you can choose to install the application via Windows Store, which I think is much faster and a whole lot easier.
Kodi on macOS
Just like Windows, installing Kodi on macOS is straightforward.
After downloading the installer, simply open the DMG and drag the Kodi icon to the linked application folder.
Kodi on Linux
The Linux installation is a bit challenging but nevertheless easy to master.
To get started, open the command line terminal and enter the following commands one at a time.
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi
Kodi on Android
If you are using an Android smartphone, tablet, or Android TV, you can install Kodi directly from Google Play Store.
Alternatively, you could choose to download the .APK file and sideload it onto your device.
Kodi on iOS
3. NordVPN Subscription
Lastly, you will need to have an active NordVPN subscription.
While the provider does offer numerous promotions and discounts, they no longer offer a free trial. However, you can still test their service risk-free using their generous 30-day money-back guarantee.
How to Set Up NordVPN on Kodi? (A Step-by-Step Guide)
Now that we’ve outlined the prerequisites, let take a look at the steps for setting up NordVPN on your Kodi device.
Installing NordVPN on Kodi for Mac
1. Download the VPN App
The NordVPN Mac apps can be installed directly through the App Store.
Alternatively, you can get the installer from the official NordVPN website.
To download it, click the VPN apps tab and select macOS.
2. Install the Application
After the download is complete, navigate to the download folder, and double click on the NordVPN.pkg file you’ve downloaded to launch the setup wizard.
Follow the on-screen prompts and wait for the installation to complete.
3. Launch the NordVPN app
After the installation finishes, go to your launchpad, look for the NordVPN icon, and click on it to launch the app. Once the app opens, click the login button and enter your NordVPN account details.
Installing NordVPN on Kodi for Windows
1. Download the Application
Currently, NordVPN is not available on the Microsoft App Store and can only be downloaded from the official website.
2. Installing the App
Once you’ve downloaded the NordVPN setup, right-click to open the installation window. Similarly to the macOS process, there will be a couple of prompts that will guide you through the installation.
It’s important to note that not all Windows 10 versions are compatible with NordVPN. The new NordVPN update requires you to have at least .Net Framework 4.8, but you can easily do so by upgrading your Windows OS to the latest version.
3. Launch the App
If you’ve ticked the ‘launch on exit’ checkbox at the end of the installation, the app should launch automatically. Otherwise, you will need to open it manually from the desktop or app list by clicking the NordVPN icon.
Installing NordVPN on Kodi for Linux
1. Download the NordVPN App
NordVPN is one of the few VPN service providers that offer a VPN client for Linux.
Depending on your platform, you can choose between .rpm installer, for RedHat distros, and .deb installer, for Debian distros like Ubuntu and Mint Linux.
2. Installing NordVPN on Linux (Debian)
If you are a beginner, the easiest way to go about it is by downloading the NordVPN Linux client. Alternatively, you can use the following command to set up the VPN directly.
sudo wget -qnc https://repo.nordvpn.com/deb/nordvpn/debian/pool/main/nordvpn-release_1.0.0_all.deb
Secondly, open Terminal and run the following command:
sudo dpkg -i /pathToFile/nordvpn-release_1.0.0_all.deb
Make sure to replace /pathToFile/ with the path location to the folder where you’ve downloaded the NordVPN .deb file. When prompted, enter your root password and wait for the installation to complete.
Next, enter the following command to update the package list:
sudo apt update
Now the NordVPN app is ready for installation, and you can do so by inputting the command below:
sudo apt install nordvpn
After the installation finishes, sign in to your VPN account by running this command:
Lastly, to connect to a NordVPN server, enter:
While a bit complicated, setting NordVPN and Kodi on Linux has its perks.
Quite notably, it allows you to enjoy the ultra-fast NordLynx feature, which is only available on Linux devices.
Installing NordVPN on Kodi for Android & iOS
NordVPN is available on both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, and the installation process is fast and straightforward. Simply search for ‘NordVPN’ on the respective stores’ search bar and click to install.
The process is similar for all Android-based devices, including smart TVs.
How to Configure NordVPN?
NordVPN offers multiple customizations that may vary from one platform to the next. On Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android you can activate automatic startup, internet kill switch, and CyberSec (anti-malware tool) with a single click.
Also, you can change your VPN protocol as well as set a custom DNS from the ‘Advanced’ settings tab.
The NordVPN Linux setup does support the same customizations too, but via commands.
Establishing a NordVPN Connection
With the exception of Linux, you can easily establish a NordVPN server connection by clicking the ‘Quick Connect’ button at the bottom of the Window.
NordVPN also makes it quite easy to switch locations using the map available on the home screen or by choosing your preferred location from the list of countries.
You’ve successfully installed NordVPN on your Kodi device.
You can now initiate a VPN connection and ensure your Kodi traffic is safe from your ISP and other prying eyes. Also, you should now be able to bypass any internet restrictions and access your Kodi resources freely.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and that it was simple and easy to follow.
If you have any questions, do let me know in the comment section below.
Also, remember to share this post with your friends and help make the process easier for them as well.
Can You Use NordVPN on Kodi for Firestick?
Yes, you can use NordVPN on Kodi Firestick. It is quite easy actually.
To set it up, just search for the NordVPN application on the app store and click to install it on your Amazon Firestick.
How to Change Servers/Countries on NordVPN with Kodi?
NordVPN makes it quite easy to change our location and servers.
The VPN has 5550+ servers in 58 countries grouped either by country or specialty (Dedicated IP & P2P Optimized servers). To switch servers:
- Navigate to your desired group of specialty servers or the country you want to connect to.
- Click the settings icon next to the country or server group to get a detailed list of servers. (Note that tapping directly on the country or group specialty servers will automatically connect you to the best server.)
- Select a server from the list and click on it to connect.
Which NordVPN Server is the Best for Kodi?
The best NordVPN server for Kodi varies from location to the next.
The VPN’s ‘quick connect’ feature automatically connects you to the best server in your location while their server picker allows you to find and connect to the best server in a specific country.