Kodi is a free and open-source media player designed and developed by the XBMC Foundation. It is available for multiple platforms like Android, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS including Amazon Firestick.
There are several add-ons available on KODI through which you can access loads of content for free. The content available on KODI through these add-ons range from live streams to popular TV series and movies. Everything is available on the platform through these add-ons and this all comes for free.
There can be some circumstances when you may face some error when you stream content on KODI. One of the most common error that KODI users often get is the olpair error or openload.co/pair streaming authorization error. In this guide, we will be seeing how to solve this problem. But, before that, we need to understand why these problems occur?
Why this problem occurs?
The content streamed through these add-ons are hosted somewhere on the internet. The content is basically stored on a server which serves the content to us through the addons. Now, due to the increase in the demand of the content, the capacity of the server to serve the content decreases. So, because of this reason, you might get this error. In simple terms, every server has some bandwidth with upper bound (maximum limit), and when the server exceeds this demand, they throw errors like this.
Seeing the recent surge in the use of open-source media player like KODI, several servers have decided to give access to users for a certain period of time. After the expiration of time allocated to the user, they are denied access to the content. Although, they can request again to get access to the same.
How to solve the streaming authorization error?
This problem can be solved easily by getting an access token from the server that is providing the content. Openload.co or olpair.com authorization error comes when the content that you are streaming is hosted on the openload server and the number of people trying to watch the content is very high and in this case, you have two different ways to fix this. The first one is to get the access token from their website, but this one is a temporary fix and will only be valid for 4 hours. However, there is a permanent fix as well in which we disable the hosters with captcha.
Getting authorization for streaming (Temporary Fix)
This is the simplest and easiest method to fix the authorization error. In this, we have to get authorization access from their official website.
The whole process of getting authorization for streaming by pairing your IP address with their servers which in turn allow you to access their content for next 4 hours is mentioned below. Make sure you follow all the steps carefully to avoid any issues.
Turn on your VPN in case you are using one. This step is completely optional, but it is advised to get a VPN at least, even if it is a free one. It will keep you safe.
Go to http://olpair.com from your favourite web browser. Once you’re on the website, you will be able to see your IP address (as shown in the screenshot below). This IP address needs to be paired with the servers of Openload.co for viewing their content
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Now, tick the checkbox which is present right beside the I’m not a robot option and click on Pair which is in the blue as shown in the screenshot below.
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Once you click Pair as shown in the previous step, you will get Pairing successful notification as shown below.
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Congrats, you have successfully got your IP address paired with the server of Openload. Now, you can get just head to KODI and enjoy the content that you were wanting to. One thing that you need to make note of is that this is a temporary fix and it is only valid for four hours. After four hours, you have to repeat the whole process again.
But there is a way through you can permanently solve this issue. This method is mentioned below.
Disabling hosters with captcha (Permanent Fix)
So, this method is not exactly a fix but more to avoid those streaming links that ask for authorization. This method won’t solve the streaming authorization error, but it will make sure that it never comes up whenever you’re watching the content.
Start KODI and then go to Add-ons and then to Video Add-ons.
Now, open the add-on that you’re using. It can be Exodus (pretty popular) or Covenant.
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Once you have opened the Exodus (or any other) addon. Simply look for Tools menu and hit Enter.
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Now, once you’re in the Tools menu. You will see lots of Settings option. You have to look for Providers settings and click on it.
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In the providers’ settings, go to the Playback tab and then disable the Hosters with captchas and hit OK as shown in the image below.
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Once you are done with all the steps mentioned above, simply reload your KODI. Now, you will not be getting the streaming authorization error. This is because by disabling Hosters with captchas option, you have permitted KODI to bypass all the content that asks for any authorization, like the Openload, which asks you to do so.
KODI is indeed a really good and popular media streaming player. The best thing about being a KODI user is that they have multiple third-party add-ons that are supported on their platform. Now, these third-party add-ons source their content from servers that often require you to get authorization and results in streaming authorization error. If you follow the steps mentioned carefully you can easily solve this problem on your KODI device.
So, this was all about solving the streaming authorization error on KODI devices.