How to set up a proxy server on Kodi

The free Kodi media player can be used through a proxy server. With its help, the user will be able to hide personal data when connected to the Internet, as well as receive many other benefits. How to set up a proxy server for Kodi is detailed below. Follow the step-by-step instructions.

Step-by-step proxy setup on Kodi

To connect a proxy server on this media player, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare in advance the data of the proxy that you are going to use: IP, port, data for authorization (login, password).
  2. Launch Kodi on your computer.
  3. Click on the gear icon in the upper left corner to go to the player settings.


  4. Go to the "System" section.


  5. In the lower-left corner of the page, select the type of settings "Standart" or "Expert", since on "Basic," the proxy server settings will be hidden.
  6. Go to the "Internet access" tab.


  7. Move the toggle switch to the on position next to the "Use proxy server" parameter.


  8. Click on the "Proxy type" item to select a suitable proxy protocol: HTTP, SOCKS4, SOCKS4A, SOCKS5, SOCKS5 with remote DNS resolving. Select the protocol by the characteristics of the server you are going to use.
  9. In the Server field, enter the IP address of your proxy.


  10. In the Port field, enter the port of your proxy.
  11. If you are using a proxy with authentication, then to connect Kodi to the Internet through a proxy server, you also need to specify the username and password in the corresponding lines.


In Kodi, the proxy setting is completed. If you need to return to the original settings, then in the same section of the parameters, click on "Reset above settings to default".


To work with Kodi through a proxy, it is better to use paid proxy servers issued by the supplier for individual use. They are more reliable, faster, and more stable. They don't have to be replaced regularly, as is the case with free public proxies that keep crashing.