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Some Kodi users reach an annoying error that occurs when attempting to play a streamed video from particular Kodi Add-on applications. The errors are generally associated with Openload Pair messages and are often described as one of the following: olpair, thevideo.me/pair, vidup.me/pair and most commonly, tvad.me/pair.
This error happens when a stream needs a special kind of authorization to continue with viewing. There are multiple fixes for this issue, but the two methods we are going to go through below are the simplest and most effective ways of getting rid of any tvad.me/pair errors or similar pairing issues.
Here’s how to fix the pair error in Kodi
If you use Kodi often, you may have seen the “OpenLoad Stream Authorization” error text box message before. This is normally where the tvad.me/pair message comes into play. Follow our instructions to get rid of this box:
Step 1: Turn on Kodi and then open up your preferred Add-on (Genesis, Exodus, Placenta, Covenant etc.)
Step 2: Scroll down the menu list and select the Tools option.
Step 3: Click on SETTINGS: Playback
Step 4: Once the new menu box appears, toggle the switch next to Hosters with Capthas from On to Off. The circle must be moved from the right side to the left.
Step 5: Click Ok.
You’re done! It really was that easy, just like we said it would be. What this does is it makes all streams that normally require authorization removed from your option of pools. This gets rid of the tvad.me/pair error message for good, but it will also remove some streams that you might have been planning on watching.
Luckily, there is a second method that preserves access to these forbidden streams and eliminates the tvad.me/pair error code. Follow the next set of steps:
(Note: The following method is easy to perform but is a little more intense due to the fact that your IP address must be authorized for viewing. At this point we highly recommend using a VPN, virtual private network, to secure your internet privacy and keep you out of any potential legal troubles.)
Step 1: Try to access a forbidden stream so that you see the OpenLoad Stream Authorization message
Step 2: In order to continue, visit the link provided in the message box. The link might be tvad.me/pair or it might be olpair.com. It will differ based on what stream you are trying to use.
Step 3: On your web browser, go to the link by typing or pasting it into the url box.
Step 4: Once the page loads there should be a captcha test. Simply click on “I’m not a robot”
Step 5: Enter the verification steps of the captcha test properly
Step 6: Now scroll down and click pair
Step 7: After a very brief loading period, you will receive a message stating that the pairing process was a success.
That’s the final step. Return to Kodi and access the stream and you’ll be able to watch what you want. While this method does unlock all unauthorized content on Kodi streaming service apps, publicly giving out your IP address makes your Kodi viewing easy for your ISP to see, and you never know if the stream you’re watching is considered forbidden or not, based off of copyright rules we don’t have access to. This is why using a VPN alongside Kodi is always recommended.
If you don’t want to pay for a VPN, you can always try method one again and see if at least some of the streams that were previously forbidden have been opened up for you.