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How Do I know if My VPN is Working on Kodi?

How Do I know if My VPN is Working on Kodi

You are probably aware by now the many reasons why you need a VPN with Kodi when you’re streaming free content.

Even though it’s true that a VPN hides your IP address, but how would you know if a VPN is working on Kodi?

You see, Kodi is more than just a media player. It is an open-source software that helps your install video add-ons and as well program add-ons.

Once such program add-on is called ‘DNS Leak Test’ which is found in the official Kodi repository.

This addon will let you know your current IP address, your country, and most importantly it will tell you if your VPN leaks DNS or IP.

In this guide, I will show you how to check how to test your VPN if it is working on Kodi.

How to Check if Your VPN is Working on Kodi

Step 1: Connect to a VPN of your preference to any country server


Step 2: Once connected, open Kodi


Step 3: Click on Add-ons menu


Step 4: Now select Downloads option


Step 5: Select Program Add-ons from the list


Step 6: Click on DNS Leak Test


Step 7: Hit Install


Step 8: Click OK and wait for the addon to install


Step 9: Once installed, click Open


Step 10: It will show you all the details


Why Should You Use a VPN with Kodi?

There are a lot of reasons why you should get yourself a VPN when streaming on Kodi. Some of these reasons have been discussed below:

Private Streaming on Kodi

Since Kodi is an open-source, any independent developer can create an addon like an app is created for Android device.

These addons help you stream the latest media content for free. But since that is something illegal, many would recommend using VPNs to hide your online activity. has highlighted some of the best VPNs that works with Kodi. With that, your IP address remains anonymous to the ISP and the Government.

Unblock Live TV Addons

Some of the Live TV addons you install on Kodi will not work until you use a VPN. A perfect example of this would be iPlayer WWW.

This is the official Kodi addon that works only in the UK. If you’re outside UK, you can connect to a UK server on a VPN and then be able to stream its content.

These addons are geo-restricted, meaning it will only work in a particular country or a region.

Fast Streaming

One may wonder, how could a VPN enhance internet speed when they are known for decreasing your internet speed?

When you stream free content on Kodi without using a VPN, your ISP notices that traffic coming from your device.

It throttles your internet speed so that you may trouble slow speed and buffering issues. This has happened to a majority of Kodi users as they complain speed issues.

Due to ISP throttling, you are unable to stream in HD. A VPN in this case is useful as it hides your IP address from your internet provider.

Once your ISP doesn’t know it is you who are watching free Kodi content, it won’t throttle your speed.


Until now, Kodi users were unaware of how to check if their VPN is working on Kodi or not, but after reading this guide, they will surely know how to test a VPN and their IP address.

Similar to checking your IP address, there are addons that tells you the internet speed while streaming. These addons can also be found in the program addons.

There are so many addons that are yet to be discovered and we’ll bring it all to you. If you have any problems installing this addon, let us know in the comment section.

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Morris is a Technology enthusiast and a writer by night. He has been a part of TheTechly for quite some time and he contributes knowledgeable news articles from the Technology niche.
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