Openload Stream Authorization
This Openload Stream authorization is a pretty common issue recently with Kodi and certain third party addons. They seem to affect addons mainly geared toward streaming movies and TV shows that generates a list of stream-able links.
So if you’ve use either Covenant (Exodus), Zen, Salts or any other related Kodi movie and TV show addon then you must of seen the authorization pop-up. Most users are often concern with what this is and whether it’s safe or not. You’ll also notice that you’ll get this popup from other servers like Vidme, Vid.to to name a few.
The next question that is normally asked is how do you authorize it or get rid of the popup? Also, is it safe if I do perform the pairing steps?
All legitimate questions for sure and we’ll show you how to authorize your device and also how to disable openload stream authorization once and for all.
We recommend using a VPN service whenever pairing to keep you anonymous at all times such as IP Vanish. Once you pair with the server Openload or Vid.me, they have your IP recorded. This is why we recommend the VPN.
Here is the message that pops up whenever you to try to stream from servers such as Openload. It states that you need to pair your device in order to start streaming the content.
“To play this video, authorization is required. Visit the link below to authorize the devices on your network: http://openload.co/pair then click pair”
Pairing Your Device with Openload
This is probably the quickest option and the simplest. It’s also risky as well since it records your IP address so that it knows that you’ve paired with their services. We recommend using a VPN for this process to stay on the safe side. Here is a guide on how to setup IPVanish onto Kodi or Amazon Firestick W/Kodi.
You can continue here after you’ve signed up for VPN or you can continue without.
- Find a device that has internet access such as your phone, PC or tablet (Must be connected to same internet network)
- Go to https://olpair.com
- Check the reCAPTCHA box, “I’m not a robot”
- Once the box is selected
- Hit Pair
Disabling Openload Stream Authorization
This is the next option if you don’t plan to pair your device with their servers. You can actually just disable them from ever showing up on your streaming links. This way it just avoids you having to see that message because the servers won’t appear.
The directions below will be using the stock Kodi Krypton Skin.
Kodi Krypton 17 Steps
- Open Kodi
- Select Settings (Looks like a cogwheel)
- Select System Settings
- Select Add-ons on the left
- Select Manage Dependencies
- Select URL Resolver
- Select Configure
- Select Resolver 3 or 4, look for Openload
- Scroll until you see Enabled, make sure to select to disabled position.