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Kodi needs no introduction at all. After all, it is a widely used media entertainment application around the globe.
However, the installation or setup process of Kodi isn’t similar across different devices or operating systems. For instance, the same process of iOS cannot be followed when it comes to Android operating system.
Since you are here to learn how to install and use Kodi for Android, we have created this easy guide where you can learn just that.
But, before you proceed to the installation process, it wouldn’t hurt to take a few minutes out to first learn why you need Kodi, and why you need to set up Kodi on your Android with a VPN.
Since media entertainment solutions come by the dozens these days, it might make you wonder why you need Kodi and not any other service.
Did you know there are over 10 million installations of Kodi on Google Play Store? The stats clearly show the dominance of Kodi as the leading entertainment solution. Statistics aside, there are some more valid reasons that advocate the need of Kodi for Android devices.
Apart from a handful of premium channels, Kodi offers you a free streaming solution that can cater your binge-watching urges perfectly well. The player is pretty simple to navigate and offers top quality streaming. In fact, there are certain channels that provide high definition, ultra-high definition and 4K resolution streaming.
Kodi is nothing without its add-ons. Moreover, it is not the Kodi’s official set of add-ons that make it amazing but the availability of hundreds of other third-party add-ons. You can find Netflix add-on on Kodi, Hulu add-on on Kodi and other popular add-ons like Exodus and Covenant. Every add-on has a vast gallery of content which comprises movies, TV shows, live sports, and more.
As mentioned earlier, the add-ons are what make Kodi one of the most popular and demanded entertainment hub. But what if when you can’t access some add-ons at all? Or, what if some add-ons have are not accessible even though you are a premium user of that channel such as Hulu or Netflix?
In such situations, you need a VPN for Kodi. A virtual private Network (VPN) is the only last resort you can turn to when it comes to accessing Kodi’s restricted add-ons. These add-ons aren’t restricted by Kodi itself but by the channel providers.
It is due to the copyright problems that the services of some channels such as Hulu are limited to the country that has the license to show specific content. For instance, even if you have membership of a premium channel, you can’t access the local content of that channel unless you are in that country.
To get past such absurd content restrictions, you need the help of a virtual private network like PureVPN.
When you want to use Kodi for android devices, you will need PureVPN to make the most of the entertainment hub. The VPN will equip you with a different IP, allowing you to bypass digital hurdles that certain add-ons or channels have. Getting PureVPN for Kodi is pretty easy. Just follow these steps:
You won’t be needing any large guide on how to download Kodi on Android device because the process is pretty easy.
Simple, isn’t it? Though the installation process is easy, but to start watching your favorite shows on Kodi, you first have to do the following steps:
Since most popular add-ons are created by third-party developers, you would need to enable the unknown source option in Kodi to make the add-ons and repositories work
Now that you have enabled the unknown source option, you can now download and install Kodi repositories as well as add-ons. The following guide will teach you how to install Kodi add-on on your Android device.
To make things clear, we will be using the XvBMC repository and Covenant add-on for example here.
You now know how you can set up Kodi on your Android device and use the add-ons. It is time to shut the doors, turn the light off and enjoy the night, binge watching all those shows you have missed out on.