PIA on Kodi

I've recently bought an android box with Kodi for Mobdro / Showbox etc. I've been trying to set up my PIA VPN on here and the short of it is, the app doesn't work and you have to configure a PPTP VPN through Android. Fine. I've had a look at PIA's instructions to do so and their wording around encryption slightly concerns me:

"The PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS5 protocols are provided for devices lacking compatibility with the Private Internet Access application or OpenVPN protocol. PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS5 should be used for masking one's IP address, censorship circumvention, and geolocation. If you need encryption, please use the Private Internet Application or OpenVPN protocol with our service."

So is this saying that although I have a different IP, none of the traffic is encrypted, therefore aside from circumventing ISP blocks and changing location, making the VPN somewhat redundant?


  • edited November 2016 Posts: 252
    mqx-rbd said:
    the short of it is, the app doesn't work
    Which app?

    You can install the PIA app from the Google Store (will put all the Andorid traffic thru' the VPN)
    try the Kodi VPN Manager (something like System>add ons> Install from zip file > VPN manager for OpenVPN and install).

    Post edited by PiaVipper on
  • The PIA app, downloaded the APK and installed. On my phone I can connect it, close it and open another app, and it still runs in the background. It seems on this box as soon as you come out of the app to open showbox or Mobdro, it kills the connection - it only stays connected while the app is open on the screen.
    Thanks for your reply, I'll give the Kodi VPN a go
  • edited April 21 Posts: 6
    PIA used to be in the past. He was always working, going to the Android configuration system> Wireless & networks> More> VPN and signing up on one of the PIA servers with his username and password. No adjustment is necessary in Cody. They also have an application that you can use at startup.

    However here i found some detail guide that how can we setup vpn on kodi either PIA or any other.

    Post edited by danyalemartin001 on
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