Earlier today, someone on social media asked us to write an unbiased blog post answering whether Kodi users need a VPN or not, and why.
Before we begin, we’d like to consider the fact that almost all ISPs keep logs of exactly which websites their users visit. Often they go as far as selling that data.
Then there’s the fact that services like Facebook and Google track you across the web, through cookies but also using your IP address – even when you’re logged out.
Using a VPN is the only way of preventing your ISP and corporations from keeping tabs on what you’re up to online. The only way to ensure your browsing history remains private.
What about if you’re not concerned about privacy?
Well, that really depends on what you’re up to online, and where exactly you’re located.
If you’re located anywhere where site blocking is a thing, then you’ll have a hard time accessing streaming sites and sources within Kodi.
Across the globe, streaming sites are being blocked on a daily basis. If you’re located in the UK, Europe, Asia, or the Middle East – you probably know a thing or two about censorship already.
In June, the UK will be going as far as blocking every single adult entertainment website that doesn’t comply with their new passport identification requirements.
If you’re into torrents or P2P, a VPN is absolutely necessary! Without a VPN, there’s a likelihood that you’ll get sued or fined for download a torrent.
We’ve recently seen these type of torrent lawsuits increase in Canada and Europe, and they’ve been happening for a long time in America.
In addition to the above mentioned benefits of a VPN, you can also use a VPN to access geo-restricted content such as American Netflix or Hulu from overseas. Or stream your grandparent’s favourite TV shows from the old country.
Using a VPN will also keep you safe from hackers and data interception while on public wi-fi. It’ll even prevent your boss from spying on you while using your mobile device from work!