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

By | September 13, 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 17.4 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
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
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5… Enter the URL: http://ares-repo.eu and click OK
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6… Name it Ares Wizard and click OK
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7… Double Check everything is correct and click OK
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8… Go back to Main Menu and click add-ons
How To Install Vortex Addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 8
 
9… Click the Package Installer Icon from the top left
How To Install Vortex Addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 9
 
10… Install from zip file
How to Install Salts Add-on Kodi 17 Krypton step 9
 
11… A box will slide open find Ares Wizard and click it
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 11
 
12… Click repository.aresproject-0.0.8.zip
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13… Wait for the top right to pop up and say Installed
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14… Click Install from Repository
How To Install Vortex Addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 14
 
15… Ares Project
How To Install Exodus Using Ares Wizard Kodi 17 Krypton Step 15
 
16… Add-on Repository
How To Install Colossus Repo Using Ares Wizard Kodi step 16
 
17… Colossus Repository
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18… Install
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19… Wait for the top right to pop up with Colossus Repository Add-on Installed
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20… Go back two steps to Install From Repository and click Colossus Repository
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21… Video add-ons
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22… Find and click Covenant
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23… Click Install
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24… After it installs it will be located from the main menu Video Add-ons
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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.
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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 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.
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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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338 thoughts on “A Step by Step Guide To Kodi and Streaming Movies or TV Shows

  1. 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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  2. Maggie

    When I click on all of the links to watch a movie it just plays the trailers. I tried more than one movie and got the same result – just trailers. How do you get the actual movie?????

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  3. roc

    Trying to install Kodi on my pc after I add source and check if downloaded I get a message cannot connect to network server. Plesase Help

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  4. Louise

    I’ve followed the steps on here and anything I try to watch it says “no stream available”. Any advice?

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  5. Amy

    When I click on all of the links to watch a movie it just plays the trailers… can you help?

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  7. Wanie

    Hi, i noticed you mention about VPN. do wee need to purchase that before streaming Kodi?

    Reply
  8. Tania

    How do you download exodus ? We have it installed today but cannot get anything working

    Reply
  9. Sam

    when i try to download from zip file it says that it failed to download

    Reply
  10. Ashley

    I have a KODI box an I’m wondering how do I update it ?

    Reply
  11. Cody

    I just got amazon fire tv and tried using these steps but I cant ever find smash repo. What additional steps should I take in order to get anything I want?

    Reply
  12. mike

    got kodi 17 and exedous running!but i cant put anything in my favorite folder. anyone know how to do this?

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    1. Tina

      Hold down the select button and options come up where you ca add it to favorites

      Reply
    2. bobbyfigueroa1

      hold down on the tab that u want to add to favorites. and a box opens next to it to add to favorites ar delete or well youll see

      Reply
  13. Srishti Goyal

    On step 7, when I click Ok, a dialogue box appears which says, “Couldn’t retrieve directory information”.
    How am I supposed to go about it?

    Reply
  14. Delores Rivers

    None of these add-ons work now. How many of the current add-ons are actually working. I have tried to reinstall Exodus, Phoneix, Genesis and Navi-x none with go through. When you get to install from zip file it never works.

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    1. Chris

      It would require you to jailbreak it and depending on how old, it may not work very well. You’re better off with a lower end Android tablet or a TV box that can be purchased for around $35 on eBay if you’re planning on installing it yourself.

      Reply
  15. Cyn

    I bought my fire stick and installed kodi myself. But everytime I try to find an older movie say from 2014 they charge my debt card. What can I download to get all the movies for free. Thanks

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    1. Chris

      You do not have Kodi. There is no place within Kodi to enter debit or credit card information, and it also does not allow you to download movies, just stream them. I’m not sure what you installed, but I’d check my bank account if I were you because it sounds like someone scammed you into giving out your private information.

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  16. Brian

    I recently purchased a Amazon Fire TV stick with KODI pre-installed but when searching for movies or tv programs via EXODUS, SALTS etc often when I select a link to watch it through a box will pop up telling me I need permission or a link failure message appears what is causing this ? Frustration staring to set in herindoors is pointing the finger firmly at me

    Reply

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