How to Use ExpressVPN with Kodi

To use Kodi with ExpressVPN, you need to install and run these applications side by side. That means you need to use an operating system that supports both Kodi and ExpressVPN, such as Windows, Mac, Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad), and Chrome OS.

No matter which of the platforms mentioned above you use, you'll need to install ExpressVPN first (available as a native app across the board). Once you log in and connect to a server, you can launch Kodi to unblock new add-ons and stream more content.

In this guide, we'll provide step-by-step instructions on how to use Kodi with ExpressVPN on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Chrome OS. We'll make sure to include helpful screenshots as well, so you won't encounter a single issue, even if you're a first-time user.

How to Use ExpressVPN with Kodi

To use ExpressVPN with Kodi, you first need to install both of these applications. Then, you'll open the VPN and connect to a server, followed by launching Kodi. Here's how that's done on different platforms:

How to Use Kodi with ExpressVPN on Windows

The following steps take you through installing ExpressVPN, installing Kodi, and then combining the two applications. So, do the following:

1. Subscribe to ExpressVPN using your Windows PC and any Web browser. Use our guide on how to set up ExpressVPN on Windows, showing you how to install the VPN app.

2. With the VPN in place, you can now set up Kodi. Here's how to install Kodi on Windows.

3. Launch ExpressVPN and connect to a server of your choosing. You can pick a custom server by clicking on the button just below the ON/OFF switch

ExpressVPN Desktop Interfaces

4. Select any country or server name and double-click to connect. If you don’t connect automatically, do that manually (using the ON/OFF switch). The app's UI should turn green

5. Go ahead and launch Kodi. Select 'Add-ons' and pick 'Download.'

Download Section of Kodi Addons Interface

6. Among the offered add-on categories, select 'Video Add-ons.'

Video Add-ons Kodi Interface

7. Now, pick any add-on and click on its name. Its overview should open at its point. 

Downloading CBC Kodi Add-on

8. To install that add-on, click on the 'Install' button in the bottom-right corner.

9. Go ahead and launch that add-on by clicking on 'Open.'

Using Kodi Addon Alongside ExpressVPN

10. That's it! Your Web traffic is now protected, and you can use Kodi anonymously.

How to Use Kodi with ExpressVPN on Mac

The following procedure requires you to download, install, and run ExpressVPN and Kodi side-by-side. So, this is what you need to do:

1. Sign up for ExpressVPN using your Mac and any Web browser. After that, you'll want to set up ExpressVPN on Mac, so use the provided link for our full step-by-step guide.

2. Proceed to install Kodi on your Mac by downloading the app from its website.

3. Feel free to launch ExpressVPN. You should see its home screen.

4. Use this VPN’s interface to connect to a server of your choosing. If you want to pick a custom server, press the button just below the ON/OFF switch. 

ExpressVPN Desktop Interfaces

5. Make sure that your VPN tunnel is active. The application should turn green. This is when you can feel free to launch Kodi

6. Let’s install an add-on. Begin by going to Add-ons > Downloads > Video Add-ons

Download Section of Kodi Addons Interface

7. Select any add-on you’ll see there by clicking on its name. Its overview will open. 

8. Use the 'Install' button in the bottom-right corner to install the chosen add-on. 

Downloading CBC Kodi Add-on

9. Then, launch the newly installed add-on by using the 'Open' button. 

10. That's it! ExpressVPN will now unblock the chosen add-on (if it was blocked previously), as well as protect and anonymize your Web traffic. Enjoy streaming via Kodi!

Using Kodi Addon Alongside ExpressVPN

How to Use Kodi with ExpressVPN on Android

The following steps describe how to set up and use ExpressVPN with Kodi on Android to unblock add-ons and secure your Web traffic. Here's what you need to do:

1. Subscribe to ExpressVPN on your Android device using any Web browser. You can follow our guide on how to set up ExpressVPN on Android if you need detailed steps.

2. Next, set up Kodi on Android. You have several methods in front of you based on the type of Android device you use. Click the provided link to learn more.

3. Next, let’s show you how to use this setup. First, launch the ExpressVPN app. 

Connecting to ExpressVPN Server

4. Connect to a server using the prominent ON/OFF switch on the VPN’s home screen. 

5. You can also pick a custom server using the button just below the ON/OFF switch. Tap on any country or server name and wait until ExpressVPN connects you. 

Changing VPN Server in Android ExpressVPN

6. Now, you can add Kodi to this equation. Go ahead and launch its Android app

7. Let’s install an add-on. Tap on 'Add-ons' in the main menu. Then, tap on 'Download.' You’ll see a range of add-on categories. Go ahead with 'Video Add-ons.'

Video Add-ons Kodi Interface

8. Select an add-on you'd like to install by tapping on its name. Once the add-on's overview opens, tap the 'Install' button in the bottom-right corner.  

Downloading CBC Kodi Add-on

9. If asked to install any dependencies, confirm your choice by picking 'OK.'

10. Once the add-on installs, open it using the 'Open' button. That's it!

How to Use Kodi with ExpressVPN on iPhone and iPad

The following guide will show you how to sign up for ExpressVPN on iPhone/iPad, download its app, install Kodi, and then combine the two apps. Follow these steps:

1. Subscribe to ExpressVPN using your iPhone or iPad and a Web browser. You can find more detailed info in our guide on how to set up ExpressVPN on iPhone/iPad.

2. Proceed to install Kodi on your iPhone or iPad if you don't have the app already installed.

3. At this moment, you need to have both ExpressVPN and Kodi ready for use. First, go ahead and launch the ExpressVPN app. You should be on its home screen. 

Connecting to ExpressVPN Server

4. Connect to a server using the prominent ON/OFF switch within ExpressVPN’s UI. 

Connected to ExpressVPN Server

5. You can also connect to a specific server by tapping the button below the main switch.

Choosing Different ExpressVPN Server

6. Select any country or server name, and ExpressVPN will connect you automatically. Once the app’s interface turns green, your VPN tunnel will become active. 

7. Now, feel free to launch Kodi on your iOS or iPadOS device.

8. Let’s install an add-on. Select 'Add-ons' via the main menu. Then, pick 'Download.'

Download Section of Kodi Addons Interface

9. Tap on 'Video Add-ons' to access Kodi's repository of ready-for-use add-ons. 

Video Add-ons Kodi Interface

10. Select any add-on by tapping on its name. Its overview screen should now appear. To install the chosen add-on, tap on 'Install' (visible in the bottom-right corner). 

Downloading CBC Kodi Add-on

11. Now, launch that add-on by tapping on 'Open.' That's it!

How to Use Kodi with ExpressVPN on Chromebook

If you have a Chromebook made in the last 5 or so years, you can run Kodi and ExpressVPN via its Android apps. Go through the following steps:

1. Subscribe to ExpressVPN using your Chromebook and your Web browser of choice. You need to set up ExpressVPN on Chrome OS by downloading it from the Play Store.

2. Proceed to install Kodi on your Chromebook. Once again, you can choose from several installation methods, so make sure to use the provided link. 

3. This is when you need to launch ExpressVPN first. You'll see its home screen. 

4. Pick a server to connect to using the button visible below the ON/OFF switch. You’ll see three tabs now: Recommended, All, and Recent. Browse for a suitable VPN server. 

ExpressVPN Desktop Interfaces

5. Once the app’s interface turns green, your VPN tunnel will become active. Now, you are free to launch Kodi on your Chromebook. 

6. Let’s install an add-on for Kodi. Start by going to Add-ons > Download

Download Section of Kodi Addons Interface

7. Now, select 'Video Add-ons' and pick any add-on from the list you’ll see there. 

Video Add-ons Kodi Interface

8. Once you get to the add-on’s overview, go ahead and click on 'Install.'

Downloading CBC Kodi Add-on

9. If asked to install any dependency files, feel free to click on 'OK. After a few moments, the chosen add-on will be installed (you’ll see a notification). 

10. Now, launch the add-on using the 'Open' button (in the bottom-right corner). 

Using Kodi Addon Alongside ExpressVPN

11. That's it! ExpressVPN will unblock the add-on so that you can access it. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, using ExpressVPN with Kodi is quite simple. Once you set up the VPN, you only need to connect to a server before launching Kodi. Since ExpressVPN has unlimited bandwidth, you can keep it enabled all the time in the background.

Of course, ExpressVPN works on even more devices, so why not take full advantage of your VPN subscription? To learn how to make that happen, check our central guide on how to set up ExpressVPN, covering dozens of different platforms and devices.

That's all on how to use Kodi with ExpressVPN. If you have any questions or doubts, feel free to submit your comment below. Thank you for reading!

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