This tutorial will provide you with THREE easy solutions to fix the Pair Error in Kodi. Many Kodi users experience this error when when trying to play a stream from certain Kodi add-ons.
By using the following instructions, you will no longer encounter this message and can browse Kodi worry-free!
Some of the most popular pair errors users experience are: olpair, tvad.me/pair, thevideo.me/pair, vidup.me/pair, vshare, flashx.tv or other Openload pair message.
The pair error in Kodi occurs when a stream you are trying to play must be authorized for viewing.
The following guides below provide three methods to Fix the Kodi Pair Error.
First, I will show you How To Setup Real-Debrid in Kodi which will bring in the highest quality links for streaming. By integrating real-debrid within Kodi, users will have access to the best streams available that will not require you to pair your device.
Real-Debrid is a paid service that costs around $4/month. If you do not wish to pay, there are still a few other choices to remove the pair error within Kodi.
In the second method, users eliminate any and all streams that require authorization before viewing.
While this is an easy fix to this problem, it is not always the best choice. Often times, when we remove these streams, we are missing out on some of the most high quality sources available.
If you would like to keep these options available, I suggest the 3rd method. This method will show you how to Pair your device with the content providers for easy streaming.
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In the following guide, I am using Placenta as an example. However, these steps should also work for nearly all add-ons associated with Kodi.
For an up-to-date list of the most popular add-ons available, check out the TROYPOINT Best Kodi Add-Ons page which is updated DAILY.
Use the steps below to fix Kodi Pair Error.TROYPOINT Tip: You should always use a VPN to protect your identity and security when streaming free movies and TV shows with third party Kodi addons/builds such as this.
Legal Copyright Disclaimer: This technology shall only be used to stream movies or TV shows that fall under the public domain. TROYPOINT does not endorse or promote illegal activity tied to streaming or downloading copyrighted works. The end-user shall be solely responsible for media accessed through any service or app referenced on this Website. Referenced applications/addons are not hosted by TROYPOINT and this guide is for educational purposes only.
Method 1: Fix Kodi Pair Error with Real-Debrid
In my opinion, the best way to eliminate the pair error in Kodi is by integrating real-debrid.
In fact, I don’t use any streaming app without first activating this service.
Currently, the best streaming app available is Cinema APK. This app can also be paired with real-debrid and for Movies and TV Shows, it cannot be beat.
You will find by enabling this unrestricted downloader, you no longer experience buffering issues or the dreaded Kodi pair message.
TROYPOINT has created a step-by-step guide which will show you the most efficient way to install and setup real-debrid on Kodi.
While this guide uses the popular Exodus add-on, this method will also work on any add-on or build you prefer.
Method 2: Fix Pair Error in Kodi by Disabling Captcha Hosters
If you are a frequent Kodi user, you have probably seen this message a time or two when attempting to watch a Movie or TV Show.
After following the instructional guide below, this message will no longer appear when trying to stream content.
1. Launch Kodi and open your preferred Add-On (I have chosen Placenta as my example)
2. Scroll down and Click the Tools Option (Some of you may see Settings if you are using a different add-on)
3. Click SETTINGS: Playback
4. Scroll down to hover over Hosters with captchas
5. Click to flip the Toggle Switch to Off
6. Click OK
That’s it! By doing this, all streams that require authorization are removed meaning the olpair error or other pair message will no longer occur. The only issue some people have with using this method is that certain streams are now eliminated from their viewing options.
However, there is still a way to get these streams and authorize your Kodi device to view them. To do this, use the 3rd method for fixing the pair error in Kodi described below:
Method 3: Pair Streaming Device
REMINDER: Using the following method means verifying your device’s IP address to authorize the content for viewing. This means it is extremely important to use a VPN on your Kodi device.
1. When authorization is required, you will see the following message or one very similar:
Note: You can click Cancel if you would like and then it will usually skip to the next stream available and try to play that. However, this is not always reliable.
2. To authorize, we must visit the link provided in the message. There are numerous links that may prompt when trying to view a stream. It is important to type in the proper link to gain access to your content.
IMPORTANT! These pairing sites are riddled with popup ads and may negatively affect PC. We suggest using the browser on your streaming device instead of your PC or phone.
You may install either the Silk or Firefox browser through the Amazon app store if you are using a Fire TV Stick or Fire TV. Chrome may be used on other Android operating systems.
3. Open Silk Browser (If using a Firestick or Fire TV) and click the orange search button
4. Type in required link that was shown in your Kodi Pair Error. In this instance, we will visit olpair.com
REMINDER: The device that you do this on, must be coming from the same IP address that is currently registered on your streaming device.
5. Click I’m not a robot
6. This will prompt reCaptcha verification. Click stay here and go through the steps to Verify you are not a robot
7. Once completed, scroll down and click Pair
8. A message will prompt stating the Pairing has been successful
While using this method is a great way to see all possible streams within Kodi, it does come with some risk. Revealing your IP Address to anyone can be dangerous. That is why using a VPN when fixing the olpair error in Kodi is extremely important.
In addition, some of the apps that you would want to download are restricted by the Amazon App Store since they are unverified. However, you can side-load them into your device without using the official app-distribution method with the help of a VPN for Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube.
If you are unwilling to provide your VPN, TROYPOINT recommends using the first method described in this tutorial to solve any Kodi pairing issues.Legal Notice: The streaming apps and add-ons covered on the TROYPOINT site may include copyrighted content. Users should only use this technology to access media that falls under Public Domain status and is not protected by copyright.
Protect Yourself With A VPN When Using This Technology
Most cord-cutters use a VPN to hide their Internet activity while streaming movies, TV shows, and live channels.
If you aren’t using a VPN when accessing free or low-cost media, your Internet Service Provider, government, hackers, and app developers can log everything that you do online through your visible IP Address.
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Its important to use a VPN that is fast since we are streaming large HD files. Its also crucial to find one that keeps no logs of what their subscribers access while online.
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Step 2 – Hover over the search icon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube and type in “Ipvanish”
You may also find the IPVanish App in the Google Play Store for those of you who are using Android TV Boxes, phones, and tablets.
Step 3 – Click the IPVanish VPN option that appears.
Step 4 – Click the IPVanish icon under Apps & Games.
Step 5 – Click Download.
Step 6 – Click Open.
Step 7 – Enter your username and password to login. Your username is the email that you used to register for IPVanish service with and your password is automatically generated and emailed to you.
Step 8 – Click Connect button.
Step 9 – Click OK for Connection request if it appears.
Step 10 – You will notice that your IP Address changes along with location of connection. You are now operating anonymously through your device.
Click the Home Button on your remote and the VPN will remain running in the background.
Congratulations! You are now protected by a VPN which means everything that you stream or access through your Firestick or Android TV Box is hidden from the rest of the world.
If you ever need to stop the VPN service, simply re-launch the application and click the DISCONNECT button.