When you open streams from Olpair (Openload), tvad.me, vidup.me, thevideo.me, and a few others in Kodi 18.3/18.3 Leia or Kodi 17.6 Krypton, an error is generated.
To rectify this and allow playback from their streams, you must complete the pairing process on their website. In this guide, we’ll go over the different ways to fix the pair error in Kodi.
All of the popular add-ons use tvad.me, vidup.me, and OpenLoad, or Olpair as it’s otherwise known, to get streaming links. However, we will address this in this guide. Continue reading!
In Kodi, why do you see errors like Olpair, Tvad.me/pair, Vidup.me/pair, and thevideo.me/pair?
In Kodi, a pair error isn’t truthfully an error; it is part of the process to allow you to stream video content from sources such as thevideo.me, Vidup.me, Openload, or Tvad.me.
Openload and other sources that require pairing have an extensive library of high-quality content, including your favorite movies, shows, documentaries, and other media.
These streaming services offer high-quality content with higher resolutions and fewer buffering problems for FREE.
As these companies provide high-quality content, as you can imagine, their servers receive hundreds of thousands of playback requests each day; thus, their servers become overburdened.
Not all of the traffic directed to their servers comes from human requests. Automated requests generated by bots and scripts clog their systems.
You could call the pair error in Kodi a gate, one that you can only pass through if you can confirm that the person requesting access is human.
Requesting human verification is a way to filter all requests to their servers, and you only gain access to their content after you prove you’re human.
For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step streaming experience, I recommend you follow the pairing process detailed below.
There are two ways to complete this, the first method explains what to do, but if you don’t want to click on the links, there is a second option for you to follow.
The first way to avoid the pair error in Kodi, without losing access to the servers’ high-quality links is as follows:
How To Pair your IP Address
To stop receiving error messages on all the devices (Computers and mobile devices) connected to the same network, you will need to pair your IP address on the website.
Pairing is only valid for four hours, so you will need to undertake the process again after the four hours have passed.
Warning: Pairing gives the content provider access to your original IP address. Before pairing, you should strongly consider using a VPN to protect your actual IP address.
To keep my streaming activities private, I use ExpressVPN, and I recommend you do the same.
Related Article: Best VPN for Kodi and how to use it.
Steps To Pair Your IP Address:
Step 1: The following message or a similar message will appear on your screen when a streaming source requires pairing – ‘OpenLoad Stream Authorization.’
Step 2: On your phone or computer, open a browser and go to the link provided in the message.
In this guide, I’ll use the OpenLoad Stream Authorization as an example.
Go to https://olpair.com.
Step 3: Select the checkbox labeled ‘I’m not a robot’
Step 4: A popup will appear asking you to confirm your identity. Select the appropriate images to complete the verification process.
Step 5: If the verification is successful, a green checkmark will appear.
Step 6: You’ll see the message ‘Pairing successful’ when your IP address is paired.
The Olpair Kodi error has now been resolved!
Step 7: Return to Kodi and start watching all your favorite movies and tv shows from these new sources.
For up to 4 hours, your IP address will remain paired.
The steps above demonstrate how to remove Olpair, also known as OpenLoad Stream Authorization.
If you’re having trouble pairing with any of the other streaming websites listed below, click on the link next to their names to start pairing in the same way we did with Olpair.
The Video.me Stream Authorization – https://thevideo.me/pair or https://tvad.me/pair
VidUP.me Stream Authorization – https://vidup.me/pair
Are Vidup.me,Tvad.me, OpenLoad, Olpair, and TheVideo.me Safe?
Having used Kodi for several years, I’ve gained experience, tested, and tried hundreds of add-ons. Sources that require pairing, such as OpenLoad and Tvad.me, are secure – In fact, they are some of the better streaming services.
These sites may, however, contain licensed or copyrighted content. You will need to understand that you’re always at risk when you stream licensed or copyright content, even if it’s unintentional. You are clearly exposed because these sites pair with your IP Address.
While these providers will not use your IP address for malicious purposes, they may be forced to reveal their users’ IP addresses to legal authorities if they are sued for hosting copyrighted content. If this happens, then you could get into a lot of trouble.
Using a Kodi VPN can help you avoid this problem. Your internet traffic is routed through a different server when you use a VPN, as you’ve been given a brand-new IP address. VPN providers use impenetrable encryption protocols and adhere to strict zero-log policies making it impossible to link your online activities to you.
How To Disable The Hosters With Captchas Within Kodi
You can avoid the pairing process you need to carry out to prevent the pair error in Kodi by disabling the Hoster captchas option.
In Kodi, they do not have a global setting that allows you to deactivate Hosters with captchas for all of the add-ons; you’ll need to carry out the process for each individual add-on.
An image showing Hosters with captchas enabled is shown below.
For the purposes of this article, I am going to use the Exodus add-on to show you the process. This method works for each add-on that supports OpenLoad or other servers that require pairing so that you can follow the steps below for each add-on.
Step 1: On the Kodi home screen, open the add-ons. Then Click:
- Video add-ons
ToolsStep 2: Scroll down the screen and click:
SETTINGS: PlaybackStep 3: Open the option:
Step 4: On the left-hand side of the screen, ensure Playback is selected.
Then, scroll down through the File Hosting Filters section and slide the ‘Hosters with captchas’ toggle to the left, ensuring it is in the off position.
The image below shows the Hosters with captchas disabled.
When you start streaming with Kodi Add-ons/Builds, you should be aware that your ISP and the government can see everything you stream. In other words, streaming content copyrighted (free films, TV shows, and sports) could lead to legal difficulties.When you decide to go back to watching your movie or show, you’ll notice all the OpenLoad streams which required pairing or captcha permission have been removed.
It is strongly recommended that Kodi users connect a VPN during streaming. A Kodi VPN will bypass popular add-ons with ISP throttling, government surveillance, and geostriction. Connect using ExpressVPN on all your streaming devices.
The quickest and most secure VPN is ExpressVPN. The money-back-guarantee comes for 30 days. In other words, you can use it freely for the first 30 days, and you can ask for a full refund if you are not happy with the performance (which is unlikely).
Infringement of copyright laws is not encouraged. Be aware that you can unintentionally stream content from an unlawful source, the difference between a legitimate and illegal source is not always easy to tell.
How Do I Get VPN Protection?
Step 1: Click HERE to get the ExpressVPN subscription.
Step 2: To download ExpressVPN on your device, click HERE.
Step 3: To connect a VPN server, click the Power icon.
Express VPN is the fastest, most secure, and best VPN for Kodi.
Pairing your IP address at Olpair.com, Vidup.me/pair, Tvad.me/pair, thevideo.me/pair, or disabling the Hosters with captchas is an easy way to fix the pair error in Kodi.
How to Fix Pair Error Final Thoughts
The first method is the best option as it gives you access to higher-quality streams.
If you use Real Debrid on Kodi, you may already be receiving higher-quality links and
you might not need the pairing-required streams from the servers.
If you have any questions or feedback, please leave them in the comments section below.
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