How to install a VPN on OpenELEC/LibreELEC Kodi

Based on Linux, OpenELEC is a solution that can turn your computer into a fully-functional Kodi media center. OpenELEC or Open Embedded Linux Entertainment center, gives you the chance to enjoy a wide variety of options that allow you to manage and play content with superb quality and fast speeds. In this guide, which works for OpenELEC, as well as LibreELEC, you will find out how to install a VPN (it works with a variety of VPN services) on these platforms. It is possible to add up to 10 separate VPN server locations and go through them by just clicking a button. It is possible to choose specific add-ons not to use the VPN. This guide is for those who are running a version of OpenELEC or LibreELEC that is still using Jarvis. Here are the step that you can follow.

  1. Download the Zomboided Repo and move it to your OpenELEC/LibreELEC device
  2. Launch Kodi and then select SYSTEM, followed by Add-ons. Then select install from zip file
  3. Go to the location where you placed the Zomboieded Repo on your device and select it. Allow some time for the Add-on enabled notification to appear
  4. Select install from repository. Then select Zomboided Add-on Repository
  5. Select Services and then VPN Manager for OpenVPN. Select Install and wait for the Add-on enabled notification
  6. Click OK on the popup that appears asking you to set up a VPN. In the VPN configuration window select VPN provider and then look for your VPN provider
  7. Below that, enter the username and password for yoru VPN provider. Select the VPN connections tab
  8. Choose the first VPN connection, which is optionally used to auto-connect during boot
  9. You will see a popup trying to connect to your VPN provider. If the information is correct, a list of all the servers available will be shown. You will be able to select the server you want to use as your main VPN server.
  10. Once you have selected the primary VPN server. you will see that the Second VPN connection is now available in the settings. Select this and you will see the list of servers again.
  11. After selecting the Second VPN, you will see the third VPN in the list of VPN connections. You can continue doing this until there are 10 default servers.
  12. After you have the default servers, you will be able to select the Cycle through the main VPN connections section in the add-on. There is no need to scroll through every server available from the VPN provider.

If you are using a newer version of OpenELEC/ LibreELEC with Krypton, follow the below instructions:

  1. Download the ZOmboided Repo and move it to the OpenELEC/LibreELEC device
  2. Launch Kodi, then select Add-ons and BOX ICON, which is located at the top left. Then select Install from zip file
  3. Go to the location where you left the Zomboided repo on the device and select it
  4. Allow some time for the Add-on enabled notification to appear
  5. Select Install from repository and then select Zomboided Add-on repository
  6. In Services, select VPN Manager for OpenVPN and then select Install. Allow some time for the add-on enabled notification to appear. Click OK on the popup that appears asking you to set up a VPN.
  7. In the VPN configuration Window, select VPN provider and scroll through until you see your VPN provider. Below, enter the Username and Password for your VPN provider.
  8. In the VPN Connections tab, select First VPN connection. You will see a popup trying to connect to your VPN provider. If the information is correct, you will see a list of server and you can select the one you want to use as the main VPN server.
  9. After you select the primary server, the Second VPN connection will be available in the settings. Select it and after that, you will be able to select the third VPN connection from the list of VPN connections. You can continue doing this until there are 10 default servers.
  10. Once you have the default servers, you can select the Cyccle through primary VPN connections section in the add-on. This means that you won’t need to scroll through all the servers that your VPN provider offers.