Whether you have a new Android TV or you’re loading Kodi on an older one, you’re going to want to secure your browsing. You can actually install a VPN for Kodi on Android TV in only a few minutes’ time.
We highly suggest using a VPN to ensure that you remain anonymous while streaming content through Kodi on an Android TV. Our personal recommendation for the best Kodi VPN is IPVanish.
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How to Install a VPN for Kodi on Android TV
There’s a large number of VPNs available, but not all have Android-friendly applications. Even still, many have fairly pared-down applications that don’t give you all of the same core features that you get with the base Windows or Mac application. We at AddonHQ tend to favor, use and recommend IPVanish. As such, we’ll walk you through how to install IPVanish on your Android TV.
Keep in mind that this is not the only major VPN service with an android app. You’ll find services such as ExpressVPN, VyprVPN, and NordVPN. The IPVanish addon is among the closest you’ll get to having the same experience as the primary application.
To start, you’ll want to load up your Android TV and head over to your Google Play store.
Next, type in “IPV” in the search bar.
You should see the IPVanish application right at the top. Click on it, and then click on “Install.”
Next, you’ll want to open it up.
IPVanish will load up fine, although you will need an account in order to access the addon.
Once in, you’ll probably note that the interface looks different than on a normal Android mobile device or the Windows PC or a Mac. Still, you’ll be able to adjust your settings and choose your locations in the same format, just with a pared-down user interface.
A Few Notes on Kodi for Android TV
One of the benefits of using Kodi on your Android TV is the fact that Android is one of the most secure platforms out there. Hacking attacks on Androids is somewhat uncommon, as Android sandboxes every application. This means that your Kodi application will get to sit around in its own sandbox and not interact with any other applications or their files. Even Man in the Middle attacks, which are a known security concern for Kodi users, are more difficult on Android due to this sandboxing.
The main reason you’ll want to install a VPN for Kodi on Android TV is to help avoid snooping from ISPs and for getting past geographic content blocks. IPVanish provides ready access to this, which is a huge benefit to the VPN. Even the security professionals at Kaspersky Labs recommend a VPN for pretty much everyone.
You’ll also want to avoid the draw of a free VPN. Free VPNs are known to have significant bandwidth limitations and security flaws, as well as lacking privacy features such as no-logging policies. Your best bet will always be with a more reputable VPN service, both to avoid the frustratingly slow free VPNs and the chance that your data may get leaked or even sold by the free VPN provider.