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This step-by-step guide will show you how to install VPN on LibreELEC.
LibreELEC is a fork of Kodi based on the Linux operating system and carries the tagline, “Just enough OS for Kodi.”
Most people use LibreELEC on their Raspberry Pi devices. The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that hobbyists use to build various projects that require a small computer. As of this writing, the most recent model is the Raspberry Pi 3 and LibreELEC runs beautifully on this small box.
Since LibreELEC is based off the Linux Operating System, we can easily install an Open VPN Kodi addon that works very well.
In this guide, I will be using IPVanish as my VPN service provider for a few reasons. When I first started publishing VPN tutorials, it was important for me to use one service on a regular basis for consistency. After comparing the top-rated VPN services, I came to the conclusion that IPVanish was the best choice due to some important features.
The first and most importantly to me are the download speeds. Whenever we run a VPN application, download speeds will diminish since it takes processing power to run the service. In my comparisons, IPVanish consistently outranked the other providers in this area. Many VPN companies lease servers to run their service but IPVanish owns its own backbone which is why the download speeds are so good.
Another reason that I like IPVanish is due to it great remote control experience. When running this VPN on Android-based devices, the remote control works great with their application where many other providers fail in this area.
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You will find both written instructions and a video tutorial below. I suggest using the video tutorial to ensure you don’t miss any important details.
How To Install VPN On LibreELEC With IPVanish Guide
Step 1 – Register for an IPVanish account Here
Step 2 – Launch Kodi
Step 4 – Click the settings icon
Step 5 – Click System Settings
Step 6 – Highlight Add-ons & turn on Unknown Sources
Step 7 – Go back to System page
Step 8 – Click File Manager
Step 9 – Click Add Source
Step 10 – Click <None>
Step 11 – Type the following url exactly as it is listed here – https://troypoint.com/repo and click OK
Step 12 – Highlight the box under the source that you just typed in and enter a name for it such as troypoint and click OK
Step 13 – Return to Kodi home screen
Step 14 – Click Add-ons
Step 15 – Click open package icon
Step 16 – Click Install from zip file
Step 17 – Click troypoint or another name you assigned the media source in the previous step
Step 18 – Click zomboided.plugins zip file
Step 19 – Wait for Zomboided Repository Add-on enabled message
Step 20 – Click Install from repository
Step 21 – Click Zomboided Add-on Repository
Step 22 – Click Services
Step 23 – Click VPN Manager for OpenVPN
Step 24 – Click Install
Step 25 – Wait for VPN Manager Add-on enabled message
Step 26 – Click OK on message that appears asking to setup a VPN provider
Step 27 – Click on IPVanish VPN as your provider in VPN configuration window
Step 28 – Enter IPVanish username and password and click VPN Connections tab
Step 29 – Click First VPN connection which may be used to auto-connect when booting
Step 30 – VPN will connect and provide a list of servers for you to choose from
Step 31 – Click server that you want to connect to and VPN will then be connected
Step 32 – After you have setup first server you will see that you can setup a Second VPN Connection if you wish