Kodi is a very popular media center that, when combined with Add-ons, allows for streaming all kinds of content such as TV shows and movies.
In the past, Kodi was confined to a media center box such as a dedicated computer. Now Kodi can be installed on an Android phone or tablet, and play the same media anywhere bandwidth is available to stream content.
Kodi 20 Nexus is the newest version to be released and has some major updates and interface changes.
Kodi should install on any Android smartphone or tablet that has at least Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher installed.
To install Kodi on an Android phone or tablet and watch a TV Show/Movie is a two-step process.
First, we need to install Kodi then we need to install a program called an Add-on to stream the content.
Be sure to be connected to a WiFi signal unless you have an unlimited data plan, as streaming movies use a lot of bandwidth and data.
Below are written step-by-step instructions for how to do both first installing Kodi and then the popular Crew add-on.
Steps For Installing Kodi To an Android
The first step is to install Kodi from the Play Store or from the Kodi site.
It is much easier and automatic to install from the Play Store than the Kodi download page, but either option will work.
Once Kodi is installed on your Android, add-ons need to be added to Kodi to stream content.
Below are the full steps to enable unknown sources and install the popular Crew add-on.
Steps to Setup Unknown Sources in Kodi 20 Nexus
Kodi Matrix needs a box checked called Unknown Sources to install add-ons.
- Click the Settings Icon in the top left corner
- Turn ON Unknown Sources
- A warning box will come up click Yes
Keep in mind there are many 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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How To Install The Crew Addon Into Kodi
- At the top left click the System Settings (Gear Icon)
- Click File Manager
- On the left click Add Source
- Click where it says NONE
- Type in the URL: https://team-crew.github.io/
- In the next box down name it Crew and click OK
- Double check everything is correct and click OK
- Go back to the main menu and click Add-ons
- Click the Add-on Package Installer Icon at the top left
- Click Install from zip file
- Click OK on the Warning popup and be sure Unknown Sources is set to on
- A box will pop open select Crew
- Click repository.thecrew-0.3.4.zip
- Wait for the Repository to download and popup at the top right and say The Crew Repo Installed
- Click Install from repository
- Click The Crew Repo
- Select Video Add-ons
- Click The Crew
- Click Install
How to Stream A Video With The Crew and Kodi
After The Crew add-on is installed it will be located from the main menu under Addons–>Video Add-ons.
Finding a movie or TV show within the Crew is easy to do; what confuses most is how the servers work.
Once a video is selected to play a server list will come up with available streams. The Crew will take 10-30 seconds to pull in all the best server links.
Servers can become full and kick a connection or start to buffer, if this happens simply move on to another server.
Sometimes 4-5 servers will need to be tried before a good one is found.
The servers are simple enough to understand, basically if one becomes full and doesn’t allow any more connections, then a server that is not full needs to be found.
Great explanation, this was really helpful! Thanks!
Very cool information now I can watch my favorite shows at work, security guard job.
I got it installed on my note 9 but when I click on a show it doesn’t find any streams just says no streams found every time
Thank you so oo much I have used configurations and had to uninstal and reinstall kodi twice. I followed your instructions, did it once and PERFECT. FRUSTRATIONS OVER THANK YOU
Thanks so much for your great instructions! My buddy told me about KODI briefly, but wasn’t able to offer any installation instructions (I think his kid installed it for him, lol). After a quick internet search I found your instructions. I followed them, and am currently watching one of my favorite series! thanks again!
How can I install on my note 4 and watch movies
Could anyone help me with step 12? I followed all the steps, rechecked it but I can’t see any .zip file there. So what should I do next?
This was so helpful thanks I got it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Exodus isn’t installing. Stuck on srep 19. Please help.
Thanks a lot. Installed Covenant on firestick and tablet via your instructions. Both work brilliantly,better than Exodus now.
I have tried restarting Kodi twice and every time I click Ares Project from step 15 and it says it can not connet to the repository. Any help?
I’ve had a digixstream streaming box that was preloaded with all the great Kodi apps. I can’t live without that box. I recently upgraded my cell phone to a Samsung Note 8. Thanks for this fantastic step-by-step installation tutorial. It couldn’t have been any easier! I never would’ve figured this out myself. Now I can watch my favorite shows and catch up on my teams in bed or on the go. The world is a better place now. Thanks again!
Can you download movies on an android device? I can download movies using the Velocity add-on from my computer, no problems, but when I try to do it from my Android TV or on any of my Android devices, nothing happens. Is this possible to do? It would be nice to have them right on my tv rather than transferring to a USB.
Can u watch live tv on any phone
I followed your instructions exactly and was successful with installing Kodi on my Samsung Galaxy A14 5G phone. Thanks!!!
New to mobile phones – installed the base kodi ok but have difficulty in navigating particularly whn heeding to do those operations which are kode by a back up button on a remote.
WHERE DO i FIND THE BACKUP OPERATION.
Hit the back arrow on the phone
I stuck at step 20..downloading not run
I am familiar with kodi and have it on all my devices but for some reason on step 12 nothing appears! I can’t click on a zip file cuz there isn’t one there, never had this issue before
I am having the same issue. I click the correct file on step 11 but nothing is there to unzip. I have uninstalled kodi and repeated the steps but still nothing. I’ve even waited to see if it was just slow accessing it but after 15 minutes, still nothing. I have double checked everything. This is frustrating!
I uninstalled kodi and reinstalled it and it worked fine.
Did you figure it out because it’s doing it to me too.
Hi thanks kodi works fine
I need some assistance please , I have an LG smart tv to which I want to screen share kodi from my android phone , I can watch kodi on my phone but cannot share to tv ….hovever I can share my you tube videos on screen share to my lg smart tv.
I had tried chromecast but it does not pick up my tv .
Please kindly assist
Both kodi and exodus add on installed perfectly only issue is static in tje audio as soon as I start up kodi and it continues on in tje streaming any suggestions on how to get rid of it?
I try to do this, but with step 11 (click xvbmc) nothing happened.
Can you help me out?
It seems like nothing is happening but if you wait awhile you will see at the top right when it is installed
How do I get Live TV and sports?
What about subtitles?!
Im getting the error unable to connect after I name ares wizard and click OK. says couldn’t retrieve directory info. won’t do it on wifi or cellular data. galaxy s6
You are having problems because Ares wizard is dead . Try no limit or wookie lee
I used to use kodi on a galaxy j7,but when I installed localcast for the chromecast, my factory video player doesn’t work anymore. The only option that’s works is to use it thru chromecast. I uninstalled localcast, and videos still won’t play thru my device! What the hell just happened!?
How do I get add ons to play thru my device again?
I’m having problems with step 12
Yeah same, the folder xvbmc wont open and it always redirects back to the original menu.
Please send help
yes, i can help. Here is step by step directions on how I can provide assistance:
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2. BUY A SMART PHONE FROM THIS DECADE!!!
The word SMART in smart phone is there for a reason!!! I hope this helps!!
Okay so I got it to download, but for example the movie Snowman is literally bringing up a Santa Claus movie. Does that mean that none of the links have the actual movie yet?
I trying to install colossus from the respository and stated that it cannot connect to repository..
Go back a step and redo what you already did and try it that way I had to and after that it worked perfectly
I’m having the same problem. Any help?
Your tutorials are great! Could you do one on using ChromeCast with Kodi?
Just mirror it to the chromcast itll save you tons of time..
Best For Ah NetBox, I Think!!! Never Had An Easier Way For Android Solfware Till, Now. thank You!
Can someone please help, I followed directions and got it to work for one TV episode. When clicking on TV shows now I get a …….. and when clicked on it pushes me back to the selection screen
I tried to do it step by step not working for me I keep having to install it over again it’s like it’s not connecting to the respos.itory
Thanks ,it works flawlessly on my S8 plus.
For those complaining… Make sure your phone setting no just Kodi unknown apps are also checked or allowed. Other than it was easier than I thought.
Hi what do u mean by making sure phone setting not just kodi unknown apps are checked and allowed? I’m thinking this might help my problem. TIA
Its in your settings.
Woot!woot! I’ve had kodi on my firestick and finally got it on my Samsung galaxy s7. Love it. I also got it on my tablet an ellipsis 8 (I had to update it to lollipop but it was simple after that.) No issues installing or streaming. Thank you guys for putting these steps out there. Amazeballs!
How did you get it on your fire stick??
Same happened to me!?
i’m having the same issue it keeps saying could not connect to repository.