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Guide: Easy Kodi VPN Android setup with IPVanish

If you use an Android device to access your Kodi streams, and have found trouble with geolocked content, then this tutorial is for you. We have seen in past guides what is a VPN and how to use OpenVPN on Windows, but we haven’t seen how to use VPN on Android media players yet. Essentially, with Android devices the process is similar to VPN connections with Windows. If you use a paid VPN service, you simply download the client and you’re good to go. This process is even easier in Android devices, so today we bring to you a tutorial about how to set up a Kodi VPN Android connection easily with the IPVanish service. [Read: Guide: How to install Kodi OpenVPN Addon]

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For this guide, we will assume you already have an IPVanish account. If you don’t have one yet, you can click on the banner above. The IPVanish website will open. On the IPVanish website, select Start Now and you will be taken to their pricing plans. If you already have an account, skip this step.

Getting IPVanish on Android is really simple, and just like Kodi for Android, you can get this app on the Play Store. Remember you can also get Kodi Configurator for Android if you want your Kodi app to be configured automatically with the best settings and content. [Read: TVMC: an out-of-the-box Kodi solution]

How to setup a Kodi VPN Android connection with IPVanish?

Go to the Play Store and search for IPVanish. You will get several results, and you should click on the first one. Keep in mind that this installation process will be easier if you have a wireless HTPC keyboard connected to your Android device. To install IPVanish on Android and configure a VPN for Android box devices, click Install.

Kodi VPN Android search
You can find IPVanish in the Google Play Store for easy installation on your Android device.

Wait a little, and after some time, you will see the download has completed. To configure your Kodi VPN Android access, click on the Open button that just appeared.

IPVanish on Android open
Click the Open button when the installation is complete, in order to launch IPVanish.

You will see a list of VPN servers. You can sort these by name, country or server capacity, by clicking on the top-right corner.

VPN for Android Box IPVanish
You can sort the list of servers and scroll through it to select the one that is most convenient for you.

After you click one server, you will be asked for your IPVanish username and password. Enter that information and you will be connected to your Kodi VPN Android server after a few seconds. When you input this information successfully, you should see the following notification:

IPVanish Android VPN confirm
When this notification appears, click OK in order to connect to the VPN server you selected.

Click OK, and then you will be connected to the VPN server you chose. Your screen will show some network activity graphs, which might be really useful to see how your VPN connection is performing. In case you want to disconnect, click the red icon on the top-right corner of the screen, and then click Disconnect in the confirmation dialog that appears.

VPN Android media player IPVanish
You will see this screen when you’re connected to IPVanish. Now you can open another app and enjoy your secure connection!

Congratulations! You now know how to enable and disable your IPVanish Kodi VPN Android connection! If you want to check out its usefulness, try to stream from geoblocked addons, such as some of the 10 best Kodi sports addons. Some legal Kodi streaming addons also offer geoblocked content you could unlock with a VPN for Android box. The possibilities are endless, and with a VPN connection on your device, they get even better, no matter where you are!

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