Last Updated on January 9, 2020 by Husain Parvez
Want to install Netflix on Kodi and create a complete entertainment platform? Here’s how you can install the Netflix add-on for Kodi, and why you should use ExpressVPN when combining the media streaming service with the online media player.
The cord-cutting era began out of frustration that users felt when they were chained to viewing only a handful of channels, all of which were riddled with advertisements from sponsors. Since cable TV hasn’t exactly been free either, the concept of premium subscription entertainment services really took off, as rental brands such as Blockbuster conquered the market. However, it wasn’t until the improved networking infrastructure that allowed the creation of Netflix streaming service, revolutionizing the way online media entertainment as we know it.
While Netflix has always been a paid subscription service, Kodi media player, has been an open-source platform for collection and viewing of media, which has been driven by the community. If you’re a true fan of Kodi media player and its ability to garner hundreds of features for media playback, media management, and entertaining add-ons, you probably would want to bring Netflix into the fold as well.
How to Install Netflix on Kodi
While Kodi does host an official database of add-ons, there isn’t any support from Netflix when it comes to the Kodi media player. However, the community of developers who wished to see the largest streaming service on the internet combine with the largest media player platform, have created an unofficial Netflix Kodi add-on for users to install and try out.
We tested out the Netflix Kodi add-on ourselves and while we did miss the streamlined user interface that is offered by the web-based Netflix website, the ability to enjoy all of your media content from the singular Kodi app is well worth the compromise. Here’s what you need to do the get Netflix installed, up and running on Kodi the easy way.
Step 1: Enable Unknown Sources for the Kodi Netflix add-on.
Before you can install an unofficial add-on to your Kodi media player, you need to ensure that the Unknown Sources feature has been enabled from the Settings menu in the app.
- Launch the Kodi app on your computer or mobile phone. If you don’t have the Kodi app installed already, download it from the official website.
- In the Kodi app, open the Settings icon on the top-left corner of the screen.
- Navigate to System Settings – Expert Mode – Add-ons
- Find and open the Unknown Sources tab and enable its toggle switch.
Once you have the Unknown Sources feature enabled, you can go ahead and install the Netflix add-on for Kodi.
Step 2: Install Netflix for Kodi
Now that you have the Unknown Sources enabled in the Kodi media player, you can go ahead and sideload the unofficial Netflix add-on for Kodi using the steps listed down below:
- Download the Kodi Netflix add-on using the following link.
- Launch the Kodi media player app and navigate to the Add-ons
- Click on the Install from Zip file and using the file browser navigate to the location where you saved the Kodi Netflix add-on Zip file.
- Press the OK button and continue to install the add-on.
You will receive a notification that confirms the installation of the Netflix add-on for the Kodi media player.
Step 3: Log into Netflix
Once you install Netflix on Kodi media player, all you need to do is launch it and you will be able to access your Netflix account, along with your saved profiles and viewing the library as well.
- Head over to the Video add-ons section on your Kodi media player app.
- Launch the Netflix add-on and wait for the screen to load.
- Enter your Netflix username and password to sign in to your account.
Use ExpressVPN with Netflix and Kodi
Netflix has the largest library of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and thousands of hours of content that is not available elsewhere. Bringing you access to this hidden world of entertaining content is made possible thanks to ExpressVPN and its throttle-free ability to bring you access to Netflix from any part of the world. While ExpressVPN unlocks it all, it isn’t the only VPN to provide this ability, but it easily is the best one out there, and here’s why:
High Streaming Speed
A recurring issue with VPN services that do work with Netflix seems to be with the download speeds being too restrictive for a quality streaming experience. What’s different about ExpressVPN is the fact that you are able to check the latency, as well as the download speed of each available server before connecting to it. These two aspects allow you to choose the right U.S. server, providing you a quality viewing experience every time.
The online streaming service is not limited to the big screen since it provides you the ability to watch entertaining content on the go using the Netflix mobile app. When you wish to access the Netflix USA catalog of content, it becomes easier thanks to the multi-platform support that ExpressVPN provides. Apart from running on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS platforms, ExpressVPN Netflix support extends all the way to wireless routers as well.
For all of those times when you can’t seem to make Netflix USA catalog available even through a VPN service, all you can do is wait and try again. However, the people at ExpressVPN are focused on helping you get the entertainment you need right when you need it. Hence, the VPN service provider offers a Live Chat feature that allows you to reach out to the personnel right away and report any of the 1500+ servers in an instant.
Netflix is a premium subscription service and you don’t want to end up barring your account for breaking the company’s guidelines. This is why ExpressVPN Netflix browsing experience is maintained to be 100% anonymous, allowing you to fly under the radar without being detected. Since the servers are located in the British Virgin Islands where the data-retention laws are liberal, none of your browsing data is logged by the VPN service.
It has been estimated that 15% of global internet bandwidth is consumed by Netflix alone, which only increases when includes dozens of other global and regional streaming services. Over the years, Netflix has become a household name when it comes to add-free entertainment that is directly tailored according to the need and preferences of the consumers. By bringing the highly popular streaming service, to the most excessively used media streaming platform Kodi, you can combine the best of online entertainment.
Did you finally learn how to install Netflix on Kodi and bring the best of entertaining movies and TV shows to the media platform? If you have any questions regarding the process or have something to add to the discussion, don’t hesitate and write to us down below in the comments section.