You may notice that Openload links in Kodi now bring a popup asking you to perform a Kodi Openload pair involving visiting a website in your browser. Is it safe? Read on for more info.

Kodi Openload Pair Details and Guide

Openload has been one of the longest running and most consistent file hosts in Kodi. Add-ons such as CovenantExodus, SALTs, and Icefilms all bring back Openload links thanks to a service called URLResolver or ResolveURL which quickly works in the background every single time you pick a movie or television show.

Openload has gotten very popular because of its reliability and quick speed relative to similar file hosts. And because of its rise in popularity, the Openload staff tried to prevent Kodi users from accessing their links because they don’t get any ad revenue (which keeps the service running) from Kodi users.

As a compromise, Kodi developers worked with the Openload team to implement a temporary pairing code to users who visit an openload website and click a “pair” button. With this solution, openload gives 4 hours of usage to all Kodi devices on your network in exchange for visiting their website and generating them a little ad revenue. With this solution, everybody wins.

There is nothing malicious about openload’s website and performing the steps on the screen when prompted is 100% safe for you as the user.

The reality is, popular Kodi file hosts never last long because of the high number of users using the service and not generating any ad revenue. File host websites rely on this ad revenue to pay for server costs in order to host your content. The Kodi Openload pair procedure only means that Openload can continue to reliably offer streams for everyone.

One alternative is to consider Real-Debrid. Debrid services don’t need ad revenue because the fee you pay to use the service goes to running those servers. Click here to learn more.

Note: The following also applies to thevideo links as well and any other website returning Kodi pairing instructions. There is a Kodi thevideo pair procedure identical to the Kodi openload pair one.

The Kodi Openload Pair Procedure is as follows

  • Find any movie or TV show you want to watch in Kodi. When you click on an Openload or thevideo link, the following message will pop up:

To play this video, authorization is required.

Visit the link below to authorize the devices on your network: then click “Pair”

  • Follow the instructions and visit the address above in your web browser.
  • Click the check box beside “I am not a robot” and then click on “Pair” in the top right corner.
  • Your video will begin to play on Kodi and you will be able to watch Openload links for the next 4 hours.


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Kodi Openload Pair Explained: Pairing Details Help was last modified: February 20th, 2018 by Admin
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