Watching movies on Kodi: Your full guide 2020

by Daniel Segun January 13, 2020


Some people are not satisfied with their TV cable providers and opt for choosing a convenient and free media-player instead. Kodi is one of the greatest open-source media players compatible with lots of devices. It can be a great provider for your home theater.

Below, you will learn how to watch movies with the help of Kodi, why it is so helpful, and why it is better to utilize Kodi with a VPN.

The perks of using Kodi

  • Kodi uses lots of third-party plugins that are compatible with almost any media.
  • Kodi’s software is free and open-source. It means that it is updating quicker. A big team of passionate professionals is working on it.
  • Kodi’s plugins process free and paid streaming, cloud and file storage, and display them on your device.
  • Kodi is compatible with almost any iOS and device, including Android, iOS, Mac, Raspberry Pi, Windows, and Linux. It means that you will be able to watch movies with the help of Kodi on TV, PC, or any device broadcasting to a TV screen.

Why watch movies on Kodi using VPN

Using VPN for streaming is a great idea, while some content is not available for certain countries. But once you turn your VPN on, you can watch the content blocked in your county. Such a streaming service as Netflix blocks users from all over the globe from watching the content which is specific only for the US.

But the terms and conditions of your content provider may be breached if you access the blocked content though. Some Kodi plugins allow hiding certain content with the help of a VPN, for example, the one that is not authorized by the government. Streaming pirated content is also possible with the help of Kodi but we don’t recommend doing it.

VPN helps to increase the streaming speed, too. Internet Service Providers often slow down the traffic if you are streaming a video. It is done with the purpose to improve the performance of the network or earn money on their customers. And in that case, they can’t do it because of VPN while they can’t track the user who is streaming.

How to watch movies on Kodi using VPN?

You can use a VPN as the best solution for all the streaming issues you might have. It is really easy to watch movies on the web while more than 200 servers in 141 countries are at your disposal. It is possible to hide your original IP-address and get to the add-ons for movies very quickly. Here is how you can get to Amazon, Netflix, Sky Go Live, and many other streaming services:

  • Install the VPN for Kodi.
  • Connect to the server of the USA, it will ensure the fastest streaming.
  • Watch your favorite movies right on your device!

 Top 5 Kodi add-ons

Kodi is really unique thanks to its amazing adds-on gallery. Here are the most popular of them:

1. BBC iPlayer
It is an official Kodi add-on for the streaming of the UK and non-UK movies and TV shows. Their library is somehow limited but the quality is great. When being outside of the UK, you may not access the player. So for that purpose, you will need a VPN. 

2. Exodus
This add-on is one of the most widely-used Kodi add-ons. The interface is very user-friendly and easy-to-navigate. Their library is much richer than that of the previous add-on. Here you can even search for what you need by categories (Ratings, Box Office Hit, Oscar Winner, etc.)
If you have no experience with Kodi yet, you should definitely start with Exodus. Kodil, Cypher’s Locker or Smash Repo are repositories to download for that add-on.

3. Poseidon
Their library is always up-to-date and it is their biggest perk. The interface is not much different from that of Exodus. But you will need to download the NoobsandNerds repository for that add-on.

4. Genesis Reborn
This is the newest version of the Genesis add-on. You can enjoy High-Definition streams thanks to it, as well as 4K media. The best thing with that add-on is the possibility of disabling captcha-host. Super Repo and Kodil are the repositories to install.

Stream All The Sources are absolutely different from Exodus. It also gives the possibility to watch a wide range of movies from different sources and to enjoy top-quality streams. 
Cypher’s Locker or Kodil will be helpful repositories in that case. 
Apart from these, you can also try such add-ons as Covenant, Nemesis, and No-Name.

Adding movies to Kodi

Of course, to watch movies on Kodi, you will need to install Kodi first. There are no pre-installed media on Kodi. Adding the necessary plugins is what you will have to do. And here is how you can add them from Kodi’s repository.

  • Install the Kodi and click on the Add-on tab.
  • Go to the Video Add-ons tab and you will be directed to the add-on browser if you don’t have any add-ons yet.
  • Here you will have to choose from hundreds of add-ons. You will see the list after opening the menu on the bottom left corner.
  • Now click on the add-on you need and see a new window. In the bottom right corner, there will be a link to install.
  • If you have your add-on already, go to the Download icon lower on the page of Video add-ons. You will find the list of options and you should click on the video add-ons. The tab will contain the add-on you have chosen. Just enter it and select the desired content to stream.

Unsupported icons also can be added to Kodi. But keep in mind the plugins may offer pirated content and you may not want to use it. Also, it is much safer to use the add-on on its repository, while previously, there have been certain security issues related to Kodi. So if you want to install the third-party add-ons, you should do that at your peril!

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