Got your streaming stuck whenever select thevideo.me server on your Kodi? And found the pop up message above? Then you come to the right place.
Here, I am going to give you a brief explanation about thevideo.me/pair or tvad.me/pair stream authorization Kodi error and how to fix it. You can also find an additional method at the end of the article.
Just like Openload pairing, now thevideo.me server also requires you to do device pairing when you are attempting to stream movie. Don’t get confused between tvad.me/pair and thevideo.me/pair, both are the same pairing page for TheVideo.me service.
*Updated* Important : tvad.me/pair is now very suspicious page and this website filled with window pop up ads. I suggest you to use only https://thevideo.me/pair as the original page for pairing stream authorization Kodi
What is Tvad.me/pair or Thevideo.me/pair Stream Authorization
If any of Kodi host server asks you to do pairing, it means you are forced to visit their website and do device pairing for stream authorization. The same goes for thevideo.me server(host).
Device pairing itself is a process registering your device’s IP address to TheVideo.me before using their services. There are several reasons thevideo.me needs this pairing method.
First is to prevent any unauthorized user such as bot accessing their server. Pairing will filter and limit the service for human only. Hence, there will be no bandwidth leak and give the best experience for Kodi user, free from lag and buffering.
The second reason is about monetization. You will be asked to visit thevideo.me official website where various ads displayed. Ads will cover some of expenses for maintain their service. This is a win-win solution between both Kodi users and thevideo.me, to keep their service up, fast, and reliable source of movie hoster.
How to pair your device on Tvad.me/pair or Thevideo.me/pair
To get rid of the popup error message on your Kodi, you need to do device pairing. Device pairing for Thevideo.me server is easy and straightforward (about 15 seconds).
All you need to do is; using your browser, visit their official website, solve the captcha, and then click the Active Streaming button.
Note: It doesn’t matter whether the pairing address prefix is http or https, both work fine. Hence, you can access either http://thevideo.me/pair or https://thevideo.me/pair.
The same case for Tvad.me, you can use both http://tvad.me/pair and https://tvad.me/pair
2. Now, click Active Streaming button at bottom
3. Google captcha will appear, solve the answer then click Verify
4. If you see the message below on the page, means your pairing is successful
Now, back to your Kodi and re-select thevideo.me from the movie server list, the error message stream authorization will no longer appear.
This device pairing will last for 4 hours. Once time is up, all you have to do is re-visit the page and once again do the pairing. 4 hours is more than enough to watch 2 average movies duration.
Notice there are some note on the page says: “Both your device running the 3rd party application and the one you are visiting this page from must use the same IP address or pairing will fail. Activation expires in 4 Hours, or for the duration of a premium account”
It means the Kodi and the browser you are using for pairing must connected to the same IP. This won’t be a problem in android, iPhone, or PC since they have built in browser and Kodi installed on the same device
TheVideo.me pair & Tvad.me pair on FireStick TV and Android Box
For Firestick TV or Android TV Box where you got no browser installed, you can do the pairing using another device browser (PC, Android, iPhone) as long as both device have same IP address.
For example, you have FireStick TV connected to WiFi in your home, and at the same time, your android phone connected to the WiFi also. Here, you can do the pairing using your android phone browser to visit the pairing page. Once done, the error message will no longer appear on your Kodi FireStick TV
Actually, the pairing works based on giving access to particular IP address and not what kind of device you are using. Once your IP address is whitelisted by thevideo.me, all devices connected to your IP will also automatically have the access to the service.
Solve Tvad.me & TheVideo.me pair not working
In many cases, especially for iPhone and android, most GSM cellular provider use public IP sharing for many users. This is the reasons why some of you may not able to solve the captcha challenge or even unable to do device pairing.
If you are facing this problem, you can try to cut your phone connection by turn OFF and ON plane mode. This attempt is useful to get you a new IP address from your GSM provider. Once done then re-try your device pairing.
Device pairing on VPN service
Device pairing based on the IP address, then if your Kodi using VPN service which comes with different IP from your original connection. You need to pair using browser which also connected to the same VPN.
Another way to fix TheVideo.me & Tv ad.me.pair stream authorization error
Simplest way to fix the stream authorization error message on Kodi is “don’t use host server that need pairing“. If you are infuriated with the pairing method, pick other hosters/server to stream movies. Don’t select Openload, Vidup.me or thevideo.me server on Kodi.
Fortunately, some popular add-on such as Covenant, Exodus, and also Elysium have an useful feature to exclude those movie server which need pairing. Those servers will be listed out, and display only host with no pairing needed.
See steps below:
- At Home Page > Video Add-ons > right click on Exodus then select Settings (tap and hold on phone)
- Select Playback then turn off Hoster with Captcha
- Done. Now Exodus will exclude those server which requires pairing
Of course this method has one drawback since you wont be able to stream movies from popular and reliable host such as thevideo.me, Vidup.me and Openload. However, this is an effective method to get rid of Pair stream authorization error message on you Kodi.