How to Fix, or Error on Kodi 17.6?

If you are annoyed by facing the, or error again and again while using the Kodi app. It’s time to get rid of it forever. Now, if you don’t know how to solve the stream authorization error don’t worry in this article I’m about to show you everything with detailed pictures. After you read the article, I’m sure you’ll be able to use Kodi addons again without any errors.

Kodi app users just like you have reported the Vidup stream authorization, TheVideo stream authorization problem to us. After researching a little on the web, we got to know that a lot of Kodi users are already facing this error and that’s when we decided to write this detailed tutorial article for you guys.

But before we talk about the methods to solve the error. I’d like to give you a quick overview of what this error is all about. So without wasting any further time let’s dive right in!

What are, & Errors All About?

Well, let me tell you these aren’t any errors. In fact, it’s just a way to prevent spammers to keep away from the platforms.

Simply put, Vidup and TheVideo are huge streaming services that offer some of the best TV shows and movie collections. Although, all the movies hosted on this platform isn’t original some are copyrighted, but that’s a whole different story. The point is these websites don’t want bots or automated scripts to take over on their website and due to which they put a gate or wall in between to access the premium content.

So when you see the pair errors, it’s just that you need to bypass the gate or wall by showing them you’re a human who is trying to access their premium content. As these websites get millions of visitors daily, they don’t want to waste their resources on bots and automated scripts.

Now that you know this isn’t any error let’s find out how to get rid of it.

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3 Practical Methods To Solve the or Error

There are several working methods which you can read below and decide the right one for you. All the methods are working, and we always recommend to start with the first one. However, it’s a temporary solution and not a permanent one. If you’re looking for a permanent solution, do check out the other two methods.

Method 1: Pairing IP Address to Fix or error

The method I’m about to show is one of the simplest ways of all. However, this method isn’t a permanent solution as mentioned above. It will only work for 4 hours once you activate it.

After the 4 hour duration is over, you’ll again see the stream authorization error. To get rid of the error you need to repeat the entire process which I’ll show you now. So, let’s dive right into the method.

Step 1: The first step is to open up a web browser. For this article, I’ll be using the Google Chrome browser.

Step 2: Open up a new tab in your Google Chrome browser and in the Google search type in any of the search terms:


There are other similar errors almost similar to the one you’re getting. To name a few here are the error names:

So, if you get the above error anytime in future, the following method will work for all of them. Just type in the URL that is shown to you in error.

NOTE: If the URL is blocked in your country you can use a VPN service to open the website anonymously. We use and recommend you ExpressVPN as it’s one of the fastest and safest VPN service providers to hide your IP address.

Step 3: Once you open the URL you’ll see a screen something like this. In your case, it can be different depending on the type of error you are getting.

Step 4: Now in here on the top, you’ll see your IP address and down at the bottom there will be a huge blue button with “Activate Streaming” written on it. You need to click the button.

Step 5: As soon as you do that your IP will be successfully be paired with the stream servers for the next 4 hours.

Now you can enjoy free unlimited free movies, TV shows and documentaries in your Kodi add-ons like the Exodus, Covenant, Nemesis or any other.

Method 2: Disable Hosters with Captcha

The Hosters with Captcha method will help you get rid of the, and stream authorization error permanently.

To perform this method, all you need to do is first open up the Kodi app. Once you’ve done, that let’s dive right into the method.

Step 1: Open up your Kodi app and in the left navigation bar search for “Addons” and click on it. You can select any add-ons. For this example, I’m taking Exodus Kodi addon.

disable hosters with captcha

Step 2: Now from the new populated options search for “Tools” and click on it.

go to tools

Step 3: Next up from the populated list search for “SETTINGS: Providers” and click on it.

settings provider

Step 4: Finally, scroll down at the bottom and look for the “Hosters with captchas” option. It will be ON by default which you need to turn OFF.

hosters with captchas

Step 5: Lastly, at the top right corner of the Kodi app click on the “OK” button and you’re done!

hit ok

You’ve successfully disabled hosters with captchas, and now you can start watching movies and TV shows in your third-party Kodi addons.

Method 3: Configure URL Resolver

The last way to fix the, stream authorization error is configuring the URL resolver. Follow the steps mentioned below, and you’ll be good to go!

Step 1: The first step is to click on the “Settings” icon at the top left corner. After that go to “System Settings.”

select system settings

Step 2: In here, change the Standard mode to “Expert Mode.”

expert mode

Step 3: Next up, go to the add-on menu and select “Manage Dependencies” option.

manage dependencies

Step 4: Now from all the available options click on the “URL Resolver” option.

URL Resolver

Step 5: After clicking on it from various options click on “Configure.”


Step 6: You now will have a list of resolvers. Don’t worry select any of the resolvers.

Resolver disabled

Step 7: Finally, on the right-hand side of the screen click on the “Enable” option and you’re all set to enjoy free unlimited movie content.

NOTE: Both the method 2 and 3 perform the same task, but we have listed the URL Resolver method as it’s faster to execute method.

Wrapping Up:

That’s it on how to solve the stream authorization error on, & If you have any queries in following the methods listed above, do leave a comment down below and let us know.

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