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.
For example Covenant is a popular add-on that allows you to stream movies and TV shows with Kodi.
There are different sections within Kodi including, Music videos, TV, Radio, Add-ons, Pictures, Videos, Favorites, and Weather.
Covenant would be under Add-ons Video after being installed.
How To Install the New Kodi 17.4 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 17.4 Krypton
Kodi 17.4 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
Be sure to be in Expert Mode
Turn ON Unknown Sources
A warning box will come up click Yes
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
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Steps To Install New Exodus Covenant Add-on into Kodi
1… Click the System Icon from the top left
2… Click File Manager
3… On the left click Add Source
4… Click where it says None
5… Enter the URL: http://ares-repo.eu and click OK
6… Name it Ares Wizard and click OK
7… Double Check everything is correct and click OK
8… Go back to Main Menu and click add-ons
9… Click the Package Installer Icon from the top left
10… Install from zip file
11… A box will slide open find Ares Wizard and click it
12… Click repository.aresproject-0.0.8.zip
13… Wait for the top right to pop up and say Installed
14… Click Install from Repository
15… Ares Project
16… Add-on Repository
17… Colossus Repository
19… Wait for the top right to pop up with Colossus Repository Add-on Installed
20… Go back two steps to Install From Repository and click Colossus Repository
21… Video add-ons
22… Find and click Covenant
23… Click Install
24… After it installs it will be located from the main menu Video Add-ons
Using Covenant Kodi Addon
After a video is selected to watch Covenant will take 60 seconds to find the best links available.
Once it finds the best links it will display them.
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.
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.
For example the popular Duckpool addon is located in the Mucky Duck DuckPool repository.
Click here for instructions for how to install Duckpool.
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.
Most often a good source can be found within 2-3 links depending on the time of day.