Unblockr is a smart DNS service, that in simple terms unblocks sites that you may find blocked or censored by your ISP. The traditional means of gaining access is to you use a VPN service, however, you will find that even the best of these will throttle your bandwidth somewhat; the advantage of Unblockr smart DNS service is that there is no slowdown, in fact it is likely it will speed up your general web access experience as the service is faster than the service provided by your ISP. A real win-win scenario.

Using a smart DNS service requires you to log the device or router IP address with your account for it to work, which with a Kodi box or firestick (especially) can be a pain. Every time you reboot your router you’ll need to change the IP on your device…until now!

Unblockr have created a Kodi add on that will auto update your details each time your start Kodi, a few mins to set up and no more hassle entering IP !

You will need an Unblockr account for this to work but you can get a  7 day free trial just to be sure it works like they say (it does btw!).

First off lets get a trial so got the the Unblockr site and sign up for a trial

Current subscriptions are £2 1 month, £10 6 months or £20 for 12 months – details here

Installation

  • Start Kodi
  • Highlight System and slide to File Manager and click
kodi file manager
  • Double Click Add Source
kodi add source
  • Click on “None”
  • Type this EXACTLY http://repository.unblockr.net
  • Click done
unblockr repo
  • Enter a name for this Repo – Unblockr
  • Click done
unblockr repo name
  • Go back to Home Screen
  • Click System
kodi system
  • Click install from zip
  • Navigate to Unblockr Repo and Click

unblockr repo

  • Click on repository.unblockr.zip

unblockr repo zip

  • Wait for  Add on enabled notification
  • Click install from repository
  • Click on Unblockr Addons

  • Click on Services
  • Click Unblockr IP Manager
  • Click Install
  • Wait for the add on enabled notification

 

Unblockr Installation on Kodi Krypton (17)

If you have a clean 17 install, you will have to enable unknown sources first.
  • Click Settings (cog)
  • Click System Settings
  • Click Add-ons
  • Toggle Unknown Sources
  • A warning pop-up will appear
“Add-ons will be given access to personal data stored on this device. By allowing, you agree that you are solely responsible for any loss of data, unwanted behaviour, or damage to your device. Proceed?” This is your choice, if you wish to install 3rd Party add-ons you must agree. We strongly advise against installing headline grabbing “the best add-on ever…” etc and use only official developers with a proven track record.
  • Click Settings (cog)
  • Click File Manager
  • Double Click Add source
  • Click “None” text window
  • Type EXACTLY http://repository.unblockr.net
  • Click OK
  • Click the box underneath “Enter a name for this media source
  • Type Unblockr (or a name you will remember!)
  • Click OK
  • Back out to your “Home Screen
  • Click Add-ons
  • Click Add-on browser (the open box icon)
  • Click Install from zip file
  • Click Unblockr (or whatever you called it)
  • Click repository.unblockr.zip
  • Now Wait for “Add-on enabled” message
  • Click Install from repository
  • Click Unblockr Addons
  • Click Services
  • Click Unblockr IP Manager
  • Click Install
  • Now wait for “Add-on” enabled” message
You can find the Unblockr in  System, Add-ons, My add ons services or Add-ons (open box)

Configuring the Unblockr Kodi add-on

Ok, now we need to configure the add on – hopefully you signed up for a trial earlier as you’ll now need to log in to your Unblockr account and grab your unique API key to validate your service.

  • Login into your account and click on Edit Profile

  • Scroll down and locate your Secret API Key
  • Make a note of it, we need to put this into the Kodi add on

  • Go Back to Kodi
  • Click on the Unblockr IP Manger
  • Click Configure

  • Enter the API Key you noted down in Enter Secure Key
  • The refresh is set to 1 hr, you can make it 4 hours by entering 14400

Head back to Video Addons and try Primewire with the original URL, I haven’t changed mine for months using this service…

Just remember – if you reboot your router, restart kodi to refresh your router IP to your Unblockr account.

Use TEKTO for a 50% discount when your trial finishes!

Unblockr Website