fr4m3s
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Using PIA VPN with Pi3 Raspbian/RetroPie-Kodi

Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:22 pm

Hello everyone,

I apologize if this isn't the most accurate area of the forums for this post, but I do hope I wasn't far off.

I am a subscriber to Private Internet Access VPN and I currently use it on Windows 10. I'd like to install it on my Pi3 (I know how to install it) but I'm wondering how I can use it in conjunction with Kodi via RetroPie. By the way, my subscription allows me to use the application on up to 5 devices, so I'm covered there. Now I'm pretty new to Linux and RetroPie so hang in there with me on this one.

I have Raspbian installed as one partition on my 32gb SD card. I installed RetroPie on that same partition. I run RetroPie by killing the GUI and then typing 'emulationstation'.

If I activate PIA VPN and connect to a server, then "kill the GUI" (what's the name of the graphical desktop used in Raspbian?) and THEN run RetroPie -> Kodi, will the VPN be in use? Is this something I would have to setup through the Kodi interface? I've only used Kodi on my Windows machine, I'll be installing it on my RetroPie later today when I mess with this.

Thanks for any information anyone can provide!

latimeria
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Re: Using PIA VPN with Pi3 Raspbian/RetroPie-Kodi

Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:51 pm

I have Kodi ( not retropie )installed on Raspbian with PIA vpn too.
I use this addon:
https://github.com/Zomboided/service.vpn.manager
it works really fine; you can try it and ask questions on this thread http://openelec.tv/forum/unofficial-ope ... or-openvpn

willieaames
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Re: Using PIA VPN with Pi3 Raspbian/RetroPie-Kodi

Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:15 am

I have my Pi setup with both Kodi and RetroPie, what exactly are you having issues with kodi vpn? I open Kodi and RetroPie using command line, which isnt Ideal but works for what I want it to do.
Another simple guide: https://www.kodivpn.co/kodi-vpn/

jeanericblass
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Re: Using PIA VPN with Pi3 Raspbian/RetroPie-Kodi

Tue May 16, 2017 10:33 am

I saw KODI running on Raspberry Pi 2. It has to work on 3. I suggest installing KODI on Amazon TV receiver fire. It comes with the same value, and the remote control actually helps KODI and further more if you are facing any geo restricted issues for downloading your favorite addons on kodi then i will suggest you to use VPN and for this purpose you can suggest this guide: https://www.vpnranks.com/kodi-vpn/

Pi Chi
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Re: Using PIA VPN with Pi3 Raspbian/RetroPie-Kodi

Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:41 pm

fr4m3s wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:22 pm
Hello everyone,

I apologize if this isn't the most accurate area of the forums for this post, but I do hope I wasn't far off.

I am a subscriber to Private Internet Access VPN and I currently use it on Windows 10. I'd like to install it on my Pi3 (I know how to install it) but I'm wondering how I can use it in conjunction with Kodi via RetroPie. By the way, my subscription allows me to use the application on up to 5 devices, so I'm covered there. Now I'm pretty new to Linux and RetroPie so hang in there with me on this one.

I have Raspbian installed as one partition on my 32gb SD card. I installed RetroPie on that same partition. I run RetroPie by killing the GUI and then typing 'emulationstation'.

If I activate PIA VPN and connect to a server, then "kill the GUI" (what's the name of the graphical desktop used in Raspbian?) and THEN run RetroPie -> Kodi, will the VPN be in use? Is this something I would have to setup through the Kodi interface? I've only used Kodi on my Windows machine, I'll be installing it on my RetroPie later today when I mess with this.

Thanks for any information anyone can provide!
i think most vpns, including pia, don't have addon that can be accessed from within the kodi, so that eliminates the possibility of accessing it through kodi's interface. with that said, you can always configure PIA over your router and that'll not only eliminate the whole process, it'll also eliminate the restriction of 5 connections at a time. i did manage to make it work over openelec like a year ago. i think i used the q/a session in this page along with some some youtube vid to get it right with a bit of trial and error.

https://www.ivacy.com/kodi-vpn/

rogerarbogast
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Re: Using PIA VPN with Pi3 Raspbian/RetroPie-Kodi

Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:49 am

fr4m3s wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:22 pm
I think most vpns, including pia, don't have addon that can be accessed from within the kodi, so that eliminates the possibility of accessing it through kodi's interface. with that said, you can always configure PIA over your router and that'll not only eliminate the whole process, it'll also eliminate the restriction of 5 connections at a time. i did manage to make it work over openelec like a year ago. i think i used the q/a session in this page along with some some youtube vid to get it right with a bit of trial and error.

https://www.ivacy.com/kodi-vpn/
Totally agree with you, Most of the VPNs, Including PIA, don't have add-ons that can be accessed from within the Kodi, so that eliminates the possibility of accessing it through Kodi's interface.

I have also faced the same issue few months back, but I found the solution.

https://freaksense.com/best-kodi-vpn/

jhneyalia
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Re: Using PIA VPN with Pi3 Raspbian/RetroPie-Kodi

Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:48 am

jeanericblass wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 10:33 am
I saw KODI running on Raspberry Pi 2. It has to work on 3. I suggest installing KODI on Amazon TV receiver fire. It comes with the same value, and the remote control actually helps KODI and further more if you are facing any geo restricted issues for downloading your favorite addons on kodi then i will suggest you to use VPN and for this purpose you can suggest this guide:
I read your guide, got what is want but my friend also share me some good stuff related to Kodi and Raspberry Pi 2, well keep me up to date if any updates come from there... thanks
https://www.bestvpnprovider.com/kodi-vpn/

rilynnevania
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Re: Using PIA VPN with Pi3 Raspbian/RetroPie-Kodi

Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:50 am

I have installed Kodi on my Raspbian with PIA vpn after reading this awesome guide https://bestvpnforkodi.co

davidryann
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Re: Using PIA VPN with Pi3 Raspbian/RetroPie-Kodi

Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:16 pm

I have seen KODI running on Raspberry Pi 2. So it will work on 3 as well. I suggest installing KODI on Amazon TV receiver fire. It comes with the same value, and the remote control actually helps KODI and further more if you are facing any geo restricted issues for downloading your favorite addons on kodi then i will suggest you to use VPN and for this purpose you can suggest this guide: https://www.ivacy.com/kodi-vpn/

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