First things first – no free VPN is good enough for binge-watching TV shows or sports events without buffering and at full speed. The below free VPN plans that I find safe to use are free versions of fully-loaded premium VPNs designed to give you an idea of the service quality and encourage you to subscribe. These free VPNs are suitable for occasional live streaming because they have data caps, and in some cases, speed limits. Some of them have limited server locations.

Steer well clear of free VPNs like Hola or Betternet because they log and sell your data, which is the last thing you need when streaming with Kodi.


1. Windscr​​​​ibe

Windscribe bundles 10GB for free complete with a cross-platform client and robust security specs (ad blocking, firewall, encryption). You can’t connect several devices simultaneously, but servers in 100 locations and reasonably speedy connection makes it one of the go-to VPNs for Kodi streaming.

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    10GB/mo for free
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    Excellent security features
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    Cross-platform, intuitive

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    Mediocre speeds at times
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    Canada-based

2. Hide.me

Hide.me free plan offers 2GB data per month and servers in Canada, the Netherlands, and Singapore alongside fairly decent download speeds, robust privacy and OpenVPN support. It’s ideal for occasional streaming whenever you can fit into 2GB. It’s also a feasible solution for Canadian and Dutch expats occasionally looking to spoof into their home countries to watch their favorite sports championships for free. If 2Gb is not enough, Hide.me is one of the most affordable VPNs out there.

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    Robust security, Malaysian provider
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    2GB/mo for free
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    Decent speeds

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    No free servers in the US or UK

3. ProtonVPN

ProtonVPN has a free plan limited to VPN servers in three countries, but it has no bandwidth quota. It comes with a kill switch, DNS leak protection, and an ability to create custom profiles. The speeds here aren’t all that stellar, but you should be able to stream in low quality at least. Certainly, it’s not enough if you want to stream with Kodi on your Fire TV in full HD. If that’s the case, consider upgrading to a paid plan.

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    No bandwidth quota in the free plan
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    Excellent security specs
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    Based in Switzerland
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    P2P is allowed
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    Unlocks most streaming sites

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    Mac devices require manual setup
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    Servers in three countries only

4. TunnelBear

TunnelBear is exceptionally user-friendly and apt for novice users. Its free plan is limited to 500MB per month, so you won’t be streaming with it, but you can expand your allowance by up to 5GB by spreading the word about the provider on social media. 5GB is enough for a modest TV show geek. TunnelBear has a no-logs policy and runs a network of 900 servers in 20 countries.

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    Up to 5GB/mo free
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    No logs
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    Sleek, cross-platform client
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    Reasonable speeds

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    P2P is not allowed
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    No kill switch
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    Canada-based
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    Check for DNS leaks

5. Finch VPN

Finch VPN comes with a 3GB free monthly data allowance, which could make the cut for occasionally streaming new episodes that launch once per week. But don’t count on HD live streaming with that cap. Finch VPN is cross-platform, easy to set up, and its security features are robust with military-grade encryption and anti-DPI protection ideal if you need to bypass firewalls.

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    Malaysian provider
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    3GB/mo for free
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    $1/1 week trial
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    Fairly decent speeds
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    Anti-DPI protection
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    Allows P2P

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    No refund in paid plans
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    May leak DNS
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    Stores connection logs