How to Install a VPN on Kodi for Mac OS


If you’re running into blocked content, slowed internet speeds or links that don’t work when you use Kodi, the problem could be your Internet Service Provider.  Major ISPs like AT&T and T-Mobile have been caught discriminating against video streamers.

To avoid connection problems, slowdowns and other issues, consider installing Virtual Private Network software.  A VPN blocks your Internet Service Provider from monitoring and controlling the way you use the web.

Read on to find out how to install a VPN on Kodi for Mac OS.

What’s the best VPN for Kodi?

Over the past several weeks, the staff at AddonHQ has been testing out various VPN services from around the web to see how they perform when we use Kodi.  In the end, we came to the conclusion that the best overall Kodi VPN is IPVanish.

IPVanish has the fastest VPN servers and the biggest network.  Also, its monthly fees are very reasonable– especially if you purchase a plan through our website and pick up the 25% discount.

Here are some more reasons why we like IPVanish:

Access Every Kodi Addon Access Every Kodi Addon
Get past any geo-restrictions, firewalls or ISP blocks to unlock access to every Kodi addon.
Multi-Device Support Multi-Device Support
IPVanish has apps for your android box, computer and mobile devices.
Complete Privacy Complete Privacy
No one (including your ISP) can see what you’re watching. End to end encryption.
No Logs No Logs
IPVanish does not collect or log any traffic or use of its VPN service.
7-Day Money-Back Guarantee 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Test it out! See the difference or get your money back.

Bonus: AddonHQ readers will also receive 25% off their first month’s payment on any plan.

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How to install IPVanish on a Mac

All you have to do to install IPVanish on Mac OS is sign up, download the application, install it and then login.  Here is a step-by-step breakdown with screenshots.

Step #1: Sign up for a plan

If you click here, you’ll be taken to a special page for AddonHQ readers that looks like this:


The normal monthly price for IPVanish is $6.49, but the AddonHQ discount lets you sign up for $4.87.  In other words, our readers get to pay $55.44 for a full year of IPVanish service instead of $77.99.

Step #2: Download the application

IPVanish’s Mac application is located at  Just click the orange button to download IPVanish.dmg to your desktop.


Step #3: Install IPVanish

To install IPVanish on a Mac, drag the program into your applications folder.


Step #4: Log in

When you signed up for IPVanish in step #1, you should have gotten a username and password delivered to you via email.  Use those credentials to login to the IPVanish software.


Step #5: Connect

One of the things we really liked about IPVanish was that its software is super easy to use.  On Mac OS, literally all you have to do is open up the program and push the big green “connect” button on the bottom of the screen to log in to one of IPVanish’s servers.


As soon as you log on, the upload/download graph begins to run.  The green line shows you how much data you’ve downloaded and the red line shows you how much you’ve uploaded.

The list of countries on the bottom right hand corner of the screen allows you to log in to IPVanish from pretty much anywhere in the world.  The ability to login from anywhere allows you to get around any type of geographic content barriers.


For example, some Kodi addons only work inside the UK.  But if live outside the UK and you log on from on of IPVanish’s UK servers, it’ll seem to everyone on the web that you’re on a British internet network.