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How To Install VPN On Mi Box

Install VPN Mi BoxThis step-by-step tutorial will show you how to install VPN on Mi Box.

Why would you want to install a VPN on your Mi Box?  There are many reasons but I will go through a few of the important ones below.

First, if you haven’t already noticed, our privacy is gone.  Just watch the movie Snowden and you will quickly realize that our government and Internet service providers can see everything that we are doing online.

When you install a VPN on any device, you will enjoy an encrypted connection which means it will be impossible to see what you are downloading or streaming on your device.  The VPN will connect your Mi Box to one of their servers through an encrypted connection, assign it a new IP address, which will place your device in stealth mode so your privacy will remain intact.

If you have installed Kodi on your Mi Box and you have used some addons such as Exodus, SportsDevil, SALTS, etc, you may have noticed that many of them don’t work the way that they are advertised.  Or, you will notice that the video is constantly buffering.  The reason for this is because many Internet service providers are starting to either block or throttle your connection to these addons.  Most of these providers are also in the cable television business so they don’t want you using these Kodi addons.  A VPN will allow you to connect to these Kodi resources without any limitations.

IPVanish VPN Service

I have tried at least a dozen different VPN services on my various streaming devices.  There are three main factors that are important to me when looking at VPN services.  The first is to ensure that the VPN provider doesn’t store any traffic logs.  By doing this, there is not Internet traffic history on file for items that you have downloaded or streamed.

Next, it is important that the download speeds are strong.  Many of these VPN providers will connect you to crappy servers that will return a terrible download speed which will not allow you to stream quality HD content to your devices.

I also want to ensure that the user interface that the VPN service provides through the application works on all devices.  With the Mi Box, it is important that you can use your remote to navigate the application.  Since this is an application that we are sideloading, many times these apps will only work on a tablet or phone.

I always get the question, “I want to use a free VPN service, where can I find a good one?”  First of all, I always chuckle when I hear this question because there is no way in “heck” that I would trust a free service with my streaming logs.  Also, the free ones that I have tried when I set out on this mission, were very slow and completely unreliable.

When looking at these important features, the best VPN service that I have come across is IPVanish.  This service gets an A+ on all of the requirements that I have listed above.

How To Install VPN On The Mi Box With IPVanish Tutorial


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Step 1  Register for an account at IPVanish by clicking HERE.  You will be assigned a username and password that you will use in a future step.

Step 2  Click Google Play Store icon

Click Google Play Store

Step 3 Type IPVanish in search box or use voice remote to perform the query and then click the IPVanish icon once it appears

Type IPVanish In Search Box

Step 4 Click Install button

Step 5 After IPVanish VPN has installed click the Open button

Step 6 Click the Username box and type in your IPVanish Username which is your email address that you used to register for your account with then type in your password

Step 7 Click the Login button after you have input your Username and Password

Step 8 Click Connect to use Best Available settings or choose to connect from a different country, city, or server

Optional Step Click the gear icon in top right corner and change settings to your liking such as VPN auto-launch, etc.


2017-08-03T16:02:59-05:00 By |Android TV Box, VPN Setup|10 Comments


  1. James Oon September 11, 2017 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Hi Troy, my Mi Box does not come with Google Play Store. Is there any recommendation or trusted source/link to root my Mi Box and install the Google Play Store?

  2. Mike McNamara August 3, 2017 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    I have been careful to backspace at the .com 4 times tried 4x failed even tried https:

    • Troy August 3, 2017 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Mike, see new tutorial above as they just came out with new Android TV version.

  3. PartTimeNinja July 24, 2017 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this video! My only question, will IPvanish run in the background automatically every time you turn the Mi box on? I’m installing this for someone that is not that tech savvy so if it can run automatically in the background every time, that would be very cool.

  4. Mickel Clark June 20, 2017 at 2:44 am - Reply

    I am using another service called ivacy, it works fine on fire stick and kodi. But didn’t find a video in mibox.. Can you please comment is it possible?

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  7. Ryan Crist March 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    I use expressvpn. Any idea how to install it to use with kodi on mibox? I’m having no luck

    • Veronicka william July 18, 2017 at 10:26 am - Reply

      Rayn, there are a number of videos available on how to install express. ivacy or any other service on kodi available on you tube. Just search it

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