A new award-winning media player that is free for users and open source has been thriving on the market. The application, called Kodi, is an entertainment centre that can actually be used on virtually all software platforms. The application can be installed on the Linux, OSX, Windows, Android and iOS platform.
Through the platform, users are able to watch and play many videos that they like. They can also listen to music, various digital media files and also listen to podcasts. The company has various local and network media stored and also from the internet, therefore accessing content is relatively easy.
The new application has been changing the way people view their digital content. It has given users the ability and chance to view any content they so desire so that they can easily stream it through one app. It gives users who are more inclined to multi-task the chance to watch any content without having to switch apps at any point. The app is revolutionizing the way people watch their content, and one of those ways is through the use of VPNs.
Now as with every streaming site, people encounter geographic blocks wherever they go. It is difficult to watch US or UK based content when you are not in these two countries. And this problem has been prevalent ever since streaming sites started mushrooming. Many users find these restrictions tiring and tedious because when they pay for a streaming site, they expect to get the best content regardless of country or location. After all, money is money everywhere, right?! The same problem was met with Kodi users and thankfully, for those who have been using the application, there is a ready-made solution.
Now comes the VPN
Virtual Private Networks
For as long as the internet has been in use, it has still stayed as one of the most scrupulous places ever. There is no law and order for the people on the internet and there are no rules. There is no sure way of checking if someone is stalking you or not, and finding ways to keep data private is difficult. Famous people, politicians and even companies worth billions have been subject to privacy intrusions on the internet and the problems keep getting worse. But there is one solution for private individuals that can be implemented, Virtual Private Networks.
VPNs are an encryption tool that can be used to safeguard and protect users privacy. It is also able to keep the identity of the user safe at any given time. But one of the best features of the modern-day VPN is its ability to cross over any geo restrictions. It also as an added bonus keeps you secure from any copyright lawyers. On Kodi, many of the TV channels and websites will be free depending on the origin, there is still some content which is difficult to access. Popular UK and US sites such as ESPN and BBC digital content would be difficult to access without the use of a VPN.
Various other uses and benefits of using VPNs have been discovered but most of them hinge on the safety and privacy that is provided by them. The ability to stay incognito on the internet without any intrusion is highly regarded. You can easily do online banking, check your individual emails and also login into your social media without any worry. Through the use of VPNs, even your ISP can’t see what you are browsing.
VPNs have however also been used to stream stolen content on the internet, unfortunately. As with every good thing, people tend to distort and change and make it bad. However, it serves to show how VPNs are useful if users can use them to watch bootlegged content without any fear.
VPN providers available on Kodi
There are many VPN providers available on the internet with various benefits for all of them. And as with every VPN, you need to take your time to set it up on Kodi. You can get a VPN which you can use directly on Kodi, and there will be no hassles. This feature is made available through the OpenVPN feature which gives users the chance to select different VPNs. Listed below are the various VPN providers which are available on the Kodi application for Android devices.
One of the best providers on the market, PureVPN, is also one of the best models to use on the Kodi for Android application. It has been made available on the platform to act as an add-on. This makes setting up very easy, and there won’t be any difficulty. The VPN also has a Kodi app which can also be installed on the Android platform. Through various tests done for the provider, there was zero to minimal buffering and the performance kept at a tip-top shape.
The provider was tested on its ability to unlock any content and also keep privacy. NordVPN performed well and surpassed expectations. Since most of the content watched on Kodi is illegal or from bootlegged sites, it is best to ensure privacy. Keeping your privacy secure means you are safe from the authorities and you won’t tediously be put in prison. It is best to be safe even “when you do a crime”.
PrivateVPN is deemed to be a friendly app and service. It is known to be easy to use and can integrate with various platforms including the iOS and Windows systems. The app is also said to be cheap, and therefore offers a cheap alternative to some of the pricier services.
This is one of the leading VPN providers in the business. It helps users with the basic stuff of keeping privacy. It is based in both the UK and Australia so it has much to offer in comparison. However, because of its many services, the app might be considered a bit pricey in relation to the others.
Last and definitely least, is this outstanding provider. The way the app set up a knowledge base for their customers to adjust to any integration problems. Users will be able to get all they want from this and get help at the same time. However, it is also highly priced in comparison to the others.
Other add-ons which can be useful on the Kodi for Android app other than VPNs include Exodus, Phoenix, and USTVNow. These allow for easy streaming of sports, music and movie content. Kodi allows users to do whatever they want, but the best is to do with a VPN.