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?
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  • edited November 2016 Posts: 308
    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)
    or
    try the Kodi VPN Manager (something like System>add ons> Install from zip file > VPN manager for OpenVPN and install).

    Vipper
    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 September 2017 Posts: 2
    mqx-rbd said:
    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?
    You can install the PIA app from the Google Store (will put all the Andorid traffic thru' the VPN)
    or
    try the Kodi VPN Manager (something like System>add ons> Install from zip file > VPN manager for OpenVPN and install).

    and telling frankly... all these apps developer are just trying to save their ass from the us copyright department. Be it any app yesmovies apk, mobdro, showbox , every one is doing this tactic to secure themselves.

    I don't how long will they survive like that
    Post edited by jemma213GH on
  • I wish there was an easy way to put PIA on my FireStick, 2nd gen  :/
  • @p1412449 If  you would like to cover your Firestick with our VPN service we recommend that you install our client on your router and run your Firestick behind this set up. https://helpdesk.privateinternetaccess.com/hc/en-us/articles/219457267-Can-I-use-the-Private-Internet-Access-service-with-my-router- ;

  • @p1412449 If  you would like to cover your Firestick with our VPN service we recommend that you install our client on your router and run your Firestick behind this set up. https://helpdesk.privateinternetaccess.com/hc/en-us/articles/219457267-Can-I-use-the-Private-Internet-Access-service-with-my-router- ;

    That response isn't the kind of response your customers want and sidesteps the  desire  to install PIA on the Amazon Firestick.
    Its about time PIA offered a proper solution to meet the claim that you are compatible with all popular desktop and mobile operating systems
  • @p1412449 If  you would like to cover your Firestick with our VPN service we recommend that you install our client on your router and run your Firestick behind this set up. https://helpdesk.privateinternetaccess.com/hc/en-us/articles/219457267-Can-I-use-the-Private-Internet-Access-service-with-my-router- ;

    You can't install a vpn on just any router,..it has to be a certain type and can be quite costly. One must either purchase the correct router or buy one pre -installed with the proper software which is even more expensive. I know it may seem petty to others but not to me. 
  • Posts: 1
    I have 200mbps and I can barely get 50mbps on my Android tv box and my note 8 and my pc windows 10, I know my netgear c6300 can handle up to 1gbps with duel band so there shouldn't be a problem with that I already covered ISP issues, there is nothing wrong from that end, I did MTR test which didn't show any throttle on or off, checked cpu and gpu analysis came back clean about 30 to 40% VPN off and 45%50 VPN on, I know there is nothing wrong there. Tried different settings, different servers different configurations on PIA app, on router, one devices, nothing passed the 55mbps.

    I recall one of the customer service personal claimed thst they do cap and throttle people, and he showed me the text from thier policy. That was 2 years ago but I'm still here cause I though 50 is the most anyone can get until I saw people can get 200+, I talked to them again and as soon as I complained they slowed my speed to 30 mbps right after they told me that most mobile devices can get 30 sometimes up to 60... they retaliated and capped me at 30. I would like to give them the benefit of the doubt but it's kind of hard when you constantly lie about your service, dont say you are compatible with mobile devices when you clearly can't get the full speeds, I would think you guys would have tested this and made it clear on your site.
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