How To Fix & Error on Kodi

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Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Jenny L

Having the pair streaming authorization pop-up while streaming your favorite movies or tv shows on Kodi can get annoying at times. 

Imagine getting all emotional from a drama or getting hyped up to an action movie and suddenly, a message pops up telling you something about verification. Bummer, right? You will end up asking “why do I keep getting error messages from Kodi?” 

Worry not! Because, in this tutorial, I will give you a step-by-step guide on how you can fix and error permanently. This guide is straightforward and easy to understand. So, just keep on reading until the end.

It’s fun to watch and stream Kodi on your device. However, several people have reported pairing issues related to Kodi add-ons. The most frequent errors experienced for the past few weeks by every popular Kodi add-ons are and 

Due to a ton of requests from our readers, here I am writing this tutorial on how you can fix pair and pair error on Kodi 18.5. You might have already seen tutorials about this. But, what makes this tutorial different from those videos is that this consists of the easiest and fastest steps to immediately fix the reported errors temporarily and permanently. 


What are and

Kodi users have stated that they get this pairing errors often. But that is not the actual case. These are not errors. But rather, a method to enhance the streaming experience of the users. is one of the biggest database servers which consist of millions of movies, videos, and tv shows. 

There are millions of Kodi users that stream movies and videos on a daily basis. Imagine all of these people accessing Kodi at the same time. It is a real struggle to handle an enormous number of requests for servers. Several Kodi add-ons such as Nemesis, Placenta, Exodus, Covenant, etc. use python codes and scripts to look for direct streaming links from such kind of video servers. And to avoid misuse of resources, developers came up with this method.


With this method, the requests get verified if it is by a human, bot, or scripts. Thus, giving everyone a fair opportunity. Pairing your device with or web servers will grant you 4 hours of access to their contents. Once the time is up, you will have to pair it again with their server.

How To Fix and Error on Firestick?

Are you using Kodi on Firestick and getting or stream authorization errors frequently?


Follow the steps below:

First and foremost, replace your IP address by a VPN for safe and private streaming. ExpressVPN is the best VPN for Kodi and Firestick. Follow this guide to install ExpressVPN on Firestick.

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  1. Click the right button on your remote and go to Firestick Settings.
  2. Select My Fire TV option there.
  3. Go to Developer Options.
  4. Enable USB Debugging and Allow Apps from Unknown Sources.
  5. Back to Firestick Home.
  6. Select the Search option (Magnifying glass icon).
  7. Search Silk Browser.
  8. Select Download.
  9. Open Silk Browser.
  10. Type this URL in the address bar (Make sure you enabled a VPN before entering this)-
  11. Now, solve “I’m Not a Robot” captcha.
  12. Then select “Pair“.
  13. Back to Home.

Once done, you will be able to enjoy streaming without any interruption in the next four hours. After these, your authorization will expire. So, if you want to watch again, repeat all the steps. 

How To Fix and Error on Kodi?

There are several methods to fix and error for Kodi users. Some of them are mentioned below:

Follow these steps to pair your IP address with


Method- 1: Fix error by pairing your IP address (For Windows)

Pairing your IP address with their servers is the most simple and flexible method to fix the pair issue. Though this is not a permanent solution to this, you can watch your favorite movies or tv shows from servers.

Follow these steps to pair your IP address with

Step- 1: Enable your VPN

It is always recommended to enable and use a VPN. VPN provides a stable IP address. Two of the superfast VPN for Kodi and Firestick are ExpressVPN and IPVanish, which provides a stable IP address for trouble-free streaming. 

Step- 2: Open a Web Browser

Now, open a web browser that supports HTML5 and all the latest scripts. Google Chrome, Safari, and Mozilla Firefox are the most advanced browser which supports all the latest scripts and codes.

Step- 3: Enter in the URL bar

Go to the URL address bar of your browser and type the following URL. Once you open on your browser, your public IP is visible on the screen. You need to pair that to stream all contents from and similar hosters.

Step- 4: Check I’m not a robot Box

Now, verify that you are a human. For that, you have to answer the captcha by checking the box “I’m not a robot

Step- 5: Hit the Pair button

Once you verify the captcha, you’ll see a blue tick mark in the “I’m not a robot” box. After that, you have to hit the Pair button.

Step- 6: Close the browser

Congratulations! You have successfully paired your IP address with and web servers. A successful message will pop up on your screen. Now, close the browser and go to Kodi add-ons to enjoy uninterrupted streaming for the next 4 hours. Make sure you don’t disable your IP address in between.

Your device IP address has successfully paired with servers. You can now stream all the movies, videos, and tv shows from

Note- Don’t disable or change your IP address in the next 4 hours or else you’ll again face the pair issue on your Kodi device. If you do so, then again repeat the process from step 1 to step 6.

Method- 2: Fix error by disabling hosters with captcha (Permanent Fix)

Another method to fix the pair issue on Kodi is; disable all those streaming links which are asking for captcha verification. For this, we need to disable the hosters with captchas in add-ons settings. Follow the steps below:

Step- 1: Open Exodus Add-on

I am a big fan of Exodus and Covenant Kodi add-ons. So, I’ll take the Exodus Kodi add-on as an example to fix the stream authorization issue. First, open Kodi on your device then go to Add-ons> Video Add-ons> then Exodus.

Step- 2: Go to Tools

When you open Exodus add-on, you’ll see an option called Tools inside the dashboard. Other add-ons might not have this option but you’ll see Settings in Covenant and many other Kodi add-ons. Click on Tools as shown below:

Step- 3: Select SETTINGS: Providers

You have to open the Providers settings of Exodus Kodi addon. Refer to the image below:

Step- 4: Disable Hosters With Captchas

Scroll down in providers settings and disable hosters with captchas option from the dashboard. After disabling, hit OK to save the setting and reload Exodus.

Now reload the Exodus add-ons and start streaming your favorite movies and tv shows. Now, all those streaming links will not be fetched by Kodi while asking for pairing or captcha verifications. Now, you’ll no longer be asked to pair with to access streaming links.

Final Words

There are two methods to fix the pair issue on Firestick (Kodi). The first is a temporary solution in which you can watch all the videos for 4 hours. The second one is the permanent solution. But if you disable hosters with captchas, you’ll miss a lot of movies and tv shows streaming links in 4K HD quality. So rather than the permanent solution, I would go with the first method to fix or error on Kodi.

If you are still facing any issues, feel free to write in the comment box. We’ll get in touch with you shortly and fix your problem personally.


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32 thoughts on “How To Fix & Error on Kodi”

    1. Hi Ann,
      If the IP address of your phone and your tv are same then you can pair with your phone also. Make sure, your Phone and TV are connected to the same Wifi network.

    2. Yes I don’t have a smart tv so I do it on my android phone and 9 out of 10 times it works and I can watch films on my firestick no problem

    1. From main page of your build click system then click addons video addons and open them up one by one your video addons that is and scroll down until you see an option that allows you to enable or disable the links thst pair. Simply click on them making sure your Disabling them and not enabling them. Save settings move on to the next one and go down your list and do same process for all.

  1. I’ve tried both methods. When I disable boosters with captcha they still show and up. And when I go to I get a pop up and a prompt on the original window that say pair was unsuccessful. EVERY TIME! Very aggravating since I haven’t had this issue until the last couple of weeks. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

    1. Are you connected to a WiFi networks?
      If yes, connect your smartphone to the same network and pair your IP address.
      After that, you use it for the next four hour’s.

  2. The permanent solution did not seem to do anything. I left it in place and did the temporary fix and it worked perfectly.
    Thank you for keeping it simple to understand and implement.

    If you have a moment, I would like your opinion on the best build for a fire stick and Kodi version

  3. This really is another great way to get a experience for a machine and check how the pay-outs
    assess to previous quantities staked.

  4. This so called fix is is just BS, they’ve fixed it where you have to pay yo use there servers, might as well go back to cable or satellite. Kodi is basically useless now unless you pay.

    1. Hello . its simple u have your device thats on same Wi-Fi as your phone u go to the olpair with ur phone then u pair it on that u have to wait for the check mark to show up on the captcha and then pair it and the olpair thing will dissapear and then the show will eventually play . and then once ur paired u only select links that r openload ones . sometimes things just don’t work but u dont have to buy a VPN unless u want to mask ur ip address or u live in a building where its possible for your ip to be leeched off of. I really hope this helps because I struggled with it but have learnt the olpair one and its always better then the other pairs( except debrid)

  5. Hey, my phone is permanently stuck on paired. I’ve tried to clear all my data on Google and chrome. I also rest my brower history on both ends too. I’m trying to watch a movie, but it won’t load it until I pair with the problem is my phone says I’m paired. I’ve tried multiple times to exit out and type the whole thing out. Still not working ????????

  6. Hi,

    Stupid question alert:

    If you’re using a VPN through your firestick and the same VPN on your mobile device (can’t connect VPN through router- long story) will pairing work if you use your mobile phone (or other device connected to VPN) to get rid of this ungodly message and solve the problem?

  7. Clicking “I”m not a robot” does nothing but make the wheel spin. The last time I let it spin for an hour before I shut openload down.

    1. If your Phone and Kodi, both are on same IP address then you can pair it by following the above process.
      Don’t connect VPN, if you are pairing on Phone but running Kodi on Firestick or Windows.

  8. since I have done the pairing thing ( first method) now I get “you have a virus” alerts from the third party crap thats associated with olpair WTH?

    1. I don’t have a smart tv so i do it on my android phone and 9 out of 10 times it works and I can watch films on my firestick no problem

    2. I am getting pop ups, wanting me to down load, etc. I can’t even check the box… it goes right to these pop up ads and apps. What an I doing wrong?

  9. I’m following the instructions and when I click on ” …not a robot” it goes right to a page that wants me to add an extension or download. Nothing about pairing the device. What is going on??

  10. This is really starting to aggravate the hell outta me I’m using Kodi on my Xbox one and it use to work just fine and now Everytime I try to watch anything I get this message directing me to go online to pair my device or whatever so I go to the link it tells me to from my phone and it use to work but now all I get is these ads popping up over top of the actual page I need to be on and they won’t go off of it an if I keep hitting my back button it’ll take me out of the page completely an I don’t even get to pair my device I’m so frustrated and an about to just say the hell with it and uninstall it all together but I really don’t want to becuz when it will work I love it. ????

  11. Kevin Microsoft

    When you check the box, “I am not a robot”, it activated a popup, which installs a virus. Despite all this, in the fourth try you usually can get the box checked and click the button. After I get a message that says it is paired, it isn’t paired. I still get the message saying it needs to pair with my Fire Stick. It doesn’t last 4 hours, it doesn’t last 30 seconds.
    If I use my VPN it says that that IP address isn’t valid, and asks me to prove that I am not a robot by doing a captcha, so that I can get to that “I’m not a robot” screen.
    On top of that there are other times when you don’t pair with olpair and it plays the movie., and the pairing process are just to get a virus on your phone or on your computer, or to get dummies to install a VPN.
    Remember, with or without a VPN your ISP can always tell where you’re going on the internet. Most browsers track you so you have to use a browser that protects you from tracking as well, and then you’re going to have to do a captcha on most websites, so they can have access to your computer and install a cookie so that they can track you.

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