A Step by Step Guide To Kodi and Streaming Movies or TV Shows

By | November 18, 2017

A Step by Step Guide To Kodi and Streaming Movies or TV Shows C 2017
Kodi has become the best home entertainment system available, and all for free.
 
Originally called XBMC (Xbox Media Center) it has evolved leaving behind the hardware limitations of the original Xbox and changing its name to Kodi.
 
Kodi can be installed on many different hardware platforms from a cheap desktop/laptop computer to a Raspberry Pi. There are even installs for the Fire TV Stick.
 
Dedicated media center boxes and Android sticks can also be bought. If you don’t want to install and setup Kodi yourself than there are several to choose from.
 
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After Kodi is installed to a media box it needs what are called Add-ons to take advantage of the content available.
 
Add-ons are like apps for a smartphone that are installed in Kodi and do what they are programmed to do.
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For example Covenant is a popular add-on that allows you to stream movies and TV shows with Kodi.
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There are different sections within Kodi including, Music videos, TV, Radio, Add-ons, Pictures, Videos, Favorites, and Weather.
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Covenant would be under Add-ons Video after being installed.
 




 
How To Install the New Kodi 17.6 Krypton
Installing Kodi depends on which hardware you plan to use.
 
To keep it simple Kodi can be installed on an old computer, Mac or PC, and setup as a dedicated media center.
 
To do this simply go to the Kodi download page and download the install that works for your machine.
 
Download Kodi Here https://kodi.tv/download/
 
The install for Windows or a Mac is easy by simply downloading the correct installer and following the instructions.
 
The install to a Fire TV Stick or a Raspberry Pi the setup is more difficult.
 
Read Here for How To Install Kodi and Exodus to an Android Smartphone or Tablet
Read Here for How To Install Kodi to an Android TV Box
Read Here for How to Install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick
Read Here for How to Install Kodi on a Raspberry Pi 3.
 
Steps to Setup Unknown Sources in Kodi 17.6 Krypton
Kodi 17.6 needs a box checked called Unknown Sources to install add-ons such as Exodus or Phoenix
 
Click the Settings Icon in the top left corner
New KODI-17 Krypton Setup and Exodus Install 2 Settings
 
System Settings
New KODI-17 Krypton Setup and Exodus Install 2 Settings System
 
Be sure to be in Expert Mode
New KODI-17 Krypton Setup and Exodus Install 2 Expert Mode
 
Add-ons
New KODI-17 Krypton Setup and Exodus Install 2 Settings Addons
 
Turn ON Unknown Sources
New KODI-17 Krypton Setup and Exodus Install 2 Unknown Sources
 
A warning box will come up click Yes
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To move back with a Window PC right click an empty space on the screen.
 
Add-ons and Repositories
After Unknown Sources have been set to ON, repositories and add-ons can be installed.
 
A repository URL needs to be added to Kodi so that add-ons can be installed.
 
Repositories are simply websites that store an Addon for download.
 
The web sites address or URL is added into Kodi to download the addons a repository contains.
 
There are many addons and repositories that can be added. Below are the steps to install the popular Covenant addon.
 
There are many other add-ons and it is best to have a few if one stops working.
 
Read Here To See a List of the Current Top Kodi Add-ons
 
Using a good VPN with Kodi is always suggested for privacy and security. If you need a good low cost VPN to use with Kodi Try IPVanish it has multiple high speed servers with no throttling or logs.
 




 
Steps To Install New Exodus Covenant Add-on into Kodi
 
1… Click the System Icon from the top left
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 1
 
2… Click File Manager
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 2
 
3… On the left click Add Source
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 3
 
4… Click where it says None
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 4
 
5… Enter the URL: http://archive.org/download/repository.xvbmc
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 5
 
6… In the next box down name it xvbmc and click OK
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 6
 
7… Double Check everything is correct and click OK
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 7
 
8… Go back to Main Menu and click add-ons
How To Install iStream addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 8
 
9… Click the Package Installer Icon from the top left
How To Install iStream addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 9
 
10… Install from zip file
How To Install iStream addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 10
 
11… A box will slide open find xvbmc and click it
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 11
 
12… Click repository.xvbmc-4.2.0.zip
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 12
 
13… Wait for the top right to popup xvbmc Repository Installed
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 13
 
14… Click Install from repository
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15… Click XvBMC (Add-ons) REPOsitory

 
16… Video Addons

 
17… Covenant
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 17
 
18… Install
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 18
 
 
19… After it installs it will be located from the main menu Video Add-ons
How To Install Colossus Repo Using Ares Wizard Kodi step 24
 
 
Using Covenant Kodi Addon
After a video is selected to watch Covenant will take 60 seconds to find the best links available.
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Once it finds the best links it will display them.
A Guide To Kodi and Streaming Movies or TV Shows Server Links
To start the video click the first link and Covenant will automatically go through them until one starts playing.
 
If a link comes up with a popup saying to PAIR click cancel and it will go to the next link on the list.
 




 
Kodi Frequently Asked Questions
 
Why Don’t I see Covenant ?
Covenant is located in the Colossus repository, a long as Colossus is installed into Kodi it will show up when enabled.
 
To see which repositories you have installed go to Install From Repository . All the installed Repositories will be shown.
A Step by Step Guide To Kodi and Streaming Movies or TV Shows Colossus Repo
Clicking on a repository will also show the add-ons it contains.
 
Why Don’t I see the Add-on I am looking for?
Each add-on will be located in its own repository, so adding the repository it is in will be necessary.
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For example the popular Elysium addon is located in the Elysium Repository.
 
Click here for instructions for how to install Elysium.
 
When I click a link to a TV show or movie the link doesn’t work or buffers.
This does happen and the more popular Kodi becomes the more the servers/sources can at times become overwhelmed.
 
This is the reason many sources will come up on a list. If one source link does not work go to the next link. If it starts to buffer stop the video and move on to another link.
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Most often a good source can be found within 2-3 links depending on the time of day.
 

 




 

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352 thoughts on “A Step by Step Guide To Kodi and Streaming Movies or TV Shows

  1. JJs

    Since about 2 weeks ago I been heaving many problems with Kodi, I have always I installed my builds in my android boxes which is the only thing I have used so far, the fact is that I had two android boxes and as I said before, I had problems to see paliculas, this started to happen with the Krypton 17.5 that only reproduced the movies of any addon (covenant, elysium, buckys, poseidon and triton), which are the ones I use, try a lot but it was not possible to see even a movie not so new, I was looking and many people said that the problem was the krypton 17.5, and that the best was to wait for 17.6, that would solve all those problems, well as you know, it came out on 17.6, I install it in my box and just to test it I installed only the same addons without any build, but I did not works , I see all the movies in all, and very good links but I understand that when I’m very new movies, it is very difficult to see them, but I was dealing with movies that I know that if they have been seen in kodi, I start to see them and a lot of buffering, at first I thought it was for the quality, since I was watching it in 1080p, I decided to see it in 720p but it is the same, it seems as if my internet was very slow, so in the same box I did the internet test and I got about 80mbps my service is 100mps, it is very good speed and never before had problems, I would like to know what I can do to correct that problem or if kodi is not going to work properly.

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  2. Ren

    Since I updated my kodi to version 17.6, when I go to exodus, covenant and genesis, it shows all the sources, then it says working, but the video doesn’t play. I tried many times nothing play.

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  3. Tim

    Great step-by-step help but once issues with AresWizard.
    When trying to “Install from Repository” the Ares Project says “Could not connect to repository.”

    I tried many things and even uninstalling/reinstalling Kodi.
    Now what?

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  4. Rita

    I’ve read and watched dozens of Films on Kodi boxes but not one has info about how to correct the situation where the box says you’ve connected successfully to WiFi and shows a strong signal but when I go in to navigate to the Kodi repository, I get a message that says my internet connection isn’t working (!). Very frustrating and no help anywhere.

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  5. RIRob

    Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for, great step by step instructions. Much appreciated!

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  6. Patrick Leyland

    I was really clueless about this software but after watching this video on YouTube and reading your article. I have installed it on my laptop and TV but guess what ! It is awesome !

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  7. Autumn J.

    Thank you! I watched so many videos on how to get this add on and I was able to download by following YOUR instruction! Thank you again!

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  8. miss Rosina wood

    i accidentally deleted the Movies from kodi menu . how can I put this back thanks

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  9. denny dalton

    is it possible to place pac 12 network football game into –favorites — or some how be able to do something so that I can watch the game at a later date?
    Many thanls, Denny

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