VPN Specifically for Kodi
You’ve finally decided to take the plunge, or jump on the bandwagon and join the VPN community. Great! But maybe you’re not exactly sure if VPN is actually beneficial to you, and/or if there is a “better” or “worse” option. I am here to tell you a thousand times, yes. A VPN is good and specifically for you. How can I be so sure? Because it does not take too much analysis to know that secure internet in this day and age is a must. You would not leave all of your belongings strewn out on your front lawn and expect them to be safe would you? Well in the same way you do not want to throw out all of your electronic information into the cyber sphere unprotected, unguarded and even hidden from wandering eyes. You’ve heard that pretty much all VPN’s are the same, and you’ve also heard that some are better than others. So what’s the deal, and what do you buy? We’re here to help you specifically narrow your search to the VPN’s best for Kodi and all of your devices that run Kodi on them. I’ll also explain in quick, simple steps how to ensure your VPN connection is as fast as possible.
What is Kodi?
Let’s start with the basics, do you know what Kodi is? And if you do, are you sure it’s for you? I’ll give you a quick break down.
Kodi is free, and it is software for keeping all of your favorite libraries together and managed. From movies to music to eBooks to series and even your photos, you can keep track of it, share it and sync it with all of your devices. You might be thrown off by some reports and postings that Kodi is illegal. Well let me bust that myth for you by letting you know that Kodi is not only legal but that many devices support Kodi. Kodi in itself is a way to play, watch and listen to the media on your device. If you are looking for a simple, easy software program to house all of your media and to make it easy to view and use your media, then Kodi is definitely right for you. For more about Kodi, how to use it and if it is legal the way you are using it, I’ve spelled it out for you in a simplistic way here.
The Kodi VPN Top 10
One of my all time favorite VPN’s for any and all devices and actually one that works well not just with Kodi but with other software systems as well is the IP Vanish. IPVanish is a quality VPN service that is both secure and speedy. You’ll find exactly what you need to get your Kodi software up and running seamlessly. It’s also pretty cost effective for those of you on a budget or feeling unsure about shelling out extra money for this service. Let’s take a glance at the specs.
- Over 1,000 server choices
- Is available in 60 locations
- No logs policy
- A 7-day money-back policy if you are unsatisfied
- An affordable price
Because IPVanish is offered on over 1,000 servers, you will find that your connection speed is very fast compared to other services that come with less servers. You will also notice that you have the freedom to choose where the internet thinks you are. Thanks to the sixty different locations, you can trick the web in to believing you are in a different location every time you surf. The nog logs policy ensures that your data is not being stored and that no one is checking to see where you have been searching. That means your web search is not just anonymous but virtually nonexistent. You leave no virtual fingerprints behind. Finally, though there is not a free version or a free trial, you can try if for seven days and ask for your money returned if you are not completely satisfied. And while I encourage being overly picky when it comes to internet safety, security and how much money is coming your of your wallet, I don’t think you’ll need a return on this one.
IpVanish stands at $58,49, one of the cheapest prices yet.
ExpressVPN is another one of those great, multipurpose VPN’s that is geared to the general population at large. On the Express VPN page they boast being the number one leader of the VPN world, but I’ll let you decide. And while it does not offer you a free trial, it does offer you lots of other deals and features that you are not only going to want but wonder later how you ever lived without them. Let’s give it a look:
- Easily compatible with all of your devices: Android, Kodi, Apple and Windows
- Comes with over 2,000 servers across the globe
- Nearly 150 locations to choose from
- No activity logs
- No connection logs
- Offers split tunneling
- Kill-switch enabled
- Three months free when you subscribe for a year
ExpressVPN comes fully equipped to meet your needs. Choose from a variety of locations to surf from to ensure you find the best deals on travel, hotels and excursions. No longer fear if your internet is being tracked or watched by unwanted eyes. The kill-switch enabled means you will be stopped in your tracks while surfing in the event that your VPN connection is dropped. This keeps you from exposing yourself or your location even for a moment. You can also choose which programs you run through VPN with the split tunneling option. This way you can stream Netflix in the US and search for cheap flights from “Mexico” or wherever else. And all of this will be brought to you at an extremely fast speed as your information be filtered through one of 2,000 servers. That means you won’t get clogged in a tunnel with hundreds of other users but that you can each be funneled into various search “tubes” on your way to the VPN server.
For the first year, with a three month free period this plan is offered to you at $99.95, for speedy security, that’s a steal!
Coming in third is VyprVPN. This VPN comes with less servers but not considerably so. It is a wonderful VPN is you are interested in streaming and that is what you will be spending a lot of time doing. I am talking music, movies, videos, TV. Pop that popcorn, and prepare for for a cinematic movie night at your house. Invite all the friends over because this VPN is going to make you a hit. It will stream your media smoothly, speedily and clearly. crisply and without the choppiness you see with some other providers. You’re going to love starting up marathons of shows and binge watching all of the episodes of your favorites. Here are the specs:
- Over 700 servers to access
- More than 70 different locations to choose from
- You can login on many different devices
- Often holds sales and deal for yearly plans
- Chameleon technology to get around VPN blocking
- Kill-switch enabled
- Free 3-day trial
With slightly less servers available, this knocks VyprVPN down on our list but it makes a comeback with the wide variety of locations to choose from. Another major plus is that you can share your VPN on more than three devices. This means you pay the price of one service and get to use it on your phone at work, at home on your laptop and later on your tablet. You also can trust the kill-switch to stop your search before your blast your information into the world without being protected. VyprVPN is dedicated to protecting your security online. VyprVPN has the reputation of being one of the fastest servers on the market. With this plan you can also try it out for three days before deciding to buy in to a plan. This is a feature not offered on many other plans, so you it’s pretty cool to have the option to test drive the program. And when you do buy in, it comes at the low prices of $80.04.
If you are seeking the most secure connection you can find in today’s market, then you have come to the right selection. NordVPN is known for its multiple security features. And while you are surfing in a safe environment, you do not have to compromise speed or price to do so. NordVPN is also one of the VPN service providers with the highest numbers of servers. But we’ll get to all of that here in the list of features.
- Double VPN encryption
- Protection on public WiFi networks
- Cover six devices on one network
- Compatible with multiple devices and software programs
- No logs policy
- Kill-switch enabled
- Leak protection
- Uncensored internet
- 24/7 customer services
NordVPN uses double encryption which is the same as covering your connection twice over. This makes is harder for hackers to pry into your information and steal anything you would rather be kept private. But NordVPN security goes further by including the active kill-switch. As you have already read this means even if your double-thick protected network drops for even a moment, there is a backup plan in place to stop your information in it’s tracks. From there, also you will find the no logs policy, and the leak protection. All of these features come together to give you the feeling of safety regardless of where your searches lead you. Speaking of where your search could lead you, your are free to roam the internet wherever and whenever you want. This means you can get surfing without restrictions on your service regardless of where in the world you are searching. Forget ever running into censorship blocks again. The internet world is your oyster with NordVPN. And with unlimited bandwidth, your speed and search will never lag and leave you waiting to stream and surf at your heart’s desire. Lastly feel free to communicate with customer support all day, every day if you should encounter any issues. This VPN typically doesn’t come too cheap, but as it is on sale, I urge you to jump on the deal of $99.00 for a three-year plan. This plan is marked down from $286.00. But, if three years is too much of a commitment for you, you can always bounce down to the one year plan at $69.00 a year or else go monthly at $11.95 per month.
PrivateInternetAccess is a trusted VPN services by many major names in the world. These names include: Forbes, Yahoo, AT&T and MSN money. With major names trusting this site, it’s hard for me not to get behind it as well. Private Internet Access is used to run Kodi but can also be used for your Android. You can unlock your surfing possibilities instantly by hooking your devices up to this trusted VPN service provider. This particular VPN is great for businesses running Kodi. The features of this particular plan include:
- Apps available across the board for Apple products, Android, Windows and even Linux
- IP cloaking
- Firewall protection
- Based in various countries
- Identity protection
- P2P unlocked
- Locations in over 30 countries
- No traffic laws
- Five devices at one time
- Over 3500 servers at your disposal
PrivateInternetAccess sure does pack a punch with all of the features added on to it. Not only do you have over 3,500 servers to choose from but you can switch your location to one of thirty different countries at a give time. That’s right, that means you can surf the web from “Japan” and no one will ever be able to trace you back to your actual desktop in the States. You can share Person to Person (P2P0 meaning that all of your media can be transmitted from you to sharing with friends and family. Instantly send your favorite movies to your friend from anywhere. Enjoy the freedom of no traffic laws, meaning no one can check up on you to see what you have been doing or where your internet has been taking you. You also can hook up more than one device to browse the web. And not just two or three devices but as many as five. This is great for small businesses meaning you only have to pay for a few subscriptions to cover your entire company with an umbrella of safety. Your IP will be cloaked and hidden and you will have a firewall against any unwanted intrusions into your web time. This pretty package comes to you all at the low price of $69.95 fr two years, which I highly recommend. But again, if commitment is not your thing, you can opt in to pay more at $6.95 monthly or a bundled yearly rate of $39.95.
For those needing a more speedy connection but at a lower price-namely free, this is the plan for you. As in the name, Speedify, this company prides itself on speedy internet connection. But we warn that it is not for the most high tech devices but for those that are of lower technological capabilities. With high security encryption you can feel the most secure surfing whatever it is that you want. The specs included in this plan are:
- Unlimited bandwidth
- No monitoring policy
- Apple, Android, windows and Linux friendly
- Free version
- Six device connections
- Servers in 52 countries
If the unlimited bandwidth didn’t get you excited, don’t be worried, there’s lots listed there that will fit just about anyone’s needs. Notice first that there is a free plan, that’s right, free. Something you do not usually see. You also can try the paid plan with a thirty day money back guarantee. That’s a whole lot of free. That means you can test this service out without the guilt of being attached and committed to a plan to begin with. But if you do jump in, then you can bring along six devices to set up to this service. You can also run wild through the internet thanks to the no monitoring policy, and no holds on torrenting. And with servers in 52 countries you have quite a selection of where you want to be seen in the internet. Never reveal your direct location or information again but stay protected with this free plan. Upgrade to the paid plans for access to more servers and locations. Speedify is a free VPN service for your use and convenience.
TunnelBear is marketed as a wonderful VPN for Kodi users. That means streaming, streaming, and more streaming. Get all of your Kodi needs with speed and protection by choosing TunnelBear. TunnelBear is particularly easy to set-up and use so even the most novice user will not have an issue here. Some of the cool offers and features included are:
- 1,000 servers ready to channel your info
- A very strict no logs policy
- Secure public WiFi usage
- Over 20 different countries offer their location to you
- One-click connection
- Free version (with data caps)
- Use 5 devices on one service provider
Not only is this a non-US based company (based in Canada) but it comes with a free version for those of you who cannot afford to pay for VPN monthly or even yearly. With the free plan however there is a pretty low data cap, at 500 MB of use. If you upgrade to the paid plan you have unlimited data usage. And with that usage you can connect to 1,000 servers in any of the 20 different countries. Though I strongly suggest choosing a country most near to you as long-distance connections are much more weak on this plan and therefore slower. Use those connections on your device and four others! That means if you are a business you can hook up your devices for free. However if you do choose to pay, it will be costing you only $59.99 yearly, a very good price.
For those of you unsure about VPN and wanting to test the waters, or those who are new to VPN, Hide.me is a good place for you to start. You can choose to start with the free plan that offers you quite a bit of data before capping it. And if you choose to upgrade there is also that option. Or if you will be using your VPN lightly for Kodi then you can stick with this plan and turn it on only when needed. Some of the specs are:
- Compatibility with most software systems
- 5 devices can be used on one service
- 2GB data at 0 the cost
- 45 server locations
- 35 countries to choose from
- Over 150 servers
- Zero log policy
- No caps on connection speed with premium
While Hide.me only has 150 servers, it still provides a speedy connection for it’s users. This one obviously ranks lower on the list because it only offers locations mainly in Europe with a sprinkle of options in North America and Asia. But it does offer you quite a lot of data to test out the program with the free plan, and make up your mind about whether or not you want to pay for the premium benefits. The premium plan is going at the current rate of $9.99 a month. A bit pricey, but for a good, secure connection it is not the most expensive.
ProtonVPN Free is for those data gobblers out there. I mean the ones who pay plan overages or expensive bills to have as much data as possible. Except in this case, you can get as much data usage as you want, all for free. And if you really need more of the features you can opt in to paying for the service. These features include
- 140 servers
- 16 country locations (3 with free)
- 2-10 devices with the paid plans (1 with free)
- No log policy
- High-speed internet (low for free)
So you’re thinking the number of servers and countries are small right? Well while it is less than others on our list, for a free plan it comes with a lot of data and still keeps you protected. You can upgrade to one of three paid plans for higher speed internet and more device capability. But the moment you upgrade you instantly get access to the other locations available. The upgraded pricing? I suggest the Plus package which gives you the highest internet speed, access to move locations and sharing with five devices at the price of $112.84 a year, or you can access ten devices on one connection for $338.53 a year…but let’s not get to carried away paying that much.
Windscribe is great for the small business or for the family sharing. With an unlimited amount of devices that you can connect you’ll have everyone covered in one simple plan. Attached to a low price tag, it’s hard not to love this plan specifically. Let’s take a look at what you get when you buy in:
- Unlimited device connectivity
- No log policy
- 52 countries for location
- Strong protection
- Free plans
- Firewall and ad blocking
- Secure hotspot
For FREE you can get 10GB of data a month on this plan. That’s a whole lot of free surfing. While the con of this is the few country choices, it is made up for by the low price for paid plans and the goodies you get. Firewall and ad-blocking will keep your surfing free of distractions. The no-log policy will keep you safe from being checked in on, no one will know what you’ve been up to. And if you choose to make yourself a hotspot, your connection is still secure! And all of this on the paid plan for $49 a year.
Ready to Surf?
Now that you’ve got all the stats and specs and the run down of what those features mean, you’re ready to get on a plan. You can try a few out for free, or test drive the ones with the money back guarantee. Once you get your toes wet and a feel for what is out there, you’ll be able to make the choice on your own. After you’ve set up your VPN, you can start running Kodi software over it. If you haven’t gotten your Kodi installed yet, I’ll show you how to do that effectively and how to make the lengthy process of setup done in a span. You’ll be downloading, using and managing your whole tech world ASAP.
There are also great TV boxes that run extremely well with the VPN services provided here and the Kodi software program. This way you’ll be able to stream your media not only to your phone, laptop and tablet but to your big screen as well. Enjoy movies, games, sports, news, local streaming, TV shows and more streamed directly to your TV. If you aren’t sure what a TV box is, or why it is needed, I’ll let you in on the wonders of TV Box streaming here.
I hope that you have been able to find answers to all of your Kodi and VPN needs.