Tutorial How to Install Covenant for Kodi 17 Krypton

Please post comment at https://shaolinseo.com/forum/covenant

(New) Update 12-Nov-2017 Covenent update 1.1.30

Following Gen and Ex, Cov is officially supported by former developers associated with lambda, the original creator of the addon. It is the official fork of Exodus and apart of the Colossus Repo.

For those of you who already have Ex installed, you can uninstall Ex. Ex will not be receiving updates any further and all new support will reside in Cov.

** NOTE ** Within the Colossal Repo go to the Add-on Repo and install the Colossus Libraries Repo too. 
https://github.com/…/reposi…/tree/master/repository.colossus

Enter free Alluc info into the add-on settings for even more results.
http://www.alluc.ee/
Also recommended.Get a TMDB API and add it to the add-on settings.
https://www.themoviedb.org/account/signup

 

The Colossus repo is the new OFFICIAL home of some of the most popular Kodi addons available on the internet today. Find out which addons have joined.The Colossus repo is the new OFFICIAL home of some of the most popular Kodi addons available on the internet today. Find out which addons have joined.Following a little over a month of uncertainty, a group of Kodi addons have joined together to form the Colossus Kodi Repo (also called Colossal). Unlike other repositories, such as Smash, who were providing links to unmaintained Kodi addons as-is, the Colossus Kodi repo contains live developed addons.
Many changes happended in the last few months. Repos and addons were closed down but many new ones coming up. Colossus (or Volossal) is the latest repo for many popular addons. This new repo contains live developed addons, including Covenat (previously Exodus). There will be no more update on Exodus in future and we have to move to Covenant. So here is the tutorial how to install Covenant. 

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Tutorial How to Install Bennu for Kodi 17 Krypton

(New) Updated 25 Oct 2017.
The update brings better Hebrew language support and the updating of 6 providers for added streams in the playlists..
Croatian language menus added.
Custom colors updated in settings
Sources & providers updated
NOTE: In order for Bennu to work again you must go into your video addons, click the menu button on Bennu, select Settings, select ‘Clear Cache’ in the General Settings, click Yes, then click Ok.

Do you still remember the legendary Phoenix add-on? This add-on used to provide high quality video stream and I really enjoyed using it. I missed this add-on when the developers team discontinued the support for this great add-on. Now, the Phoenix has been reborn as Bennu Kodi addon.
It has movies, TV shows, Bennu kids, Bennu Live, Alecto, Cerus, Crusader88, Dr Stream, Excalibur, Taurus, Uraeus, Project-D and more. It is located in the Colossus repository that also has the popular Covenant addon and more. 

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Tutorial How to install Kodi 17 Krypton

(New) Updated 25 Oct 2017 - Kodi 17.5.1 Released.

The Kodi team has pushed v17.5.1 of Kodi with a hotfix for those who found that Kodi wouldn’t launch after updating to v17.5. Kodi 17.5.1 is available to download from the Kodi website or in the Google Play Store for Android devices.

(New) Updated 22 Oct 2017 - Kodi 17.5 Released.

  • Joysticks: Fix accelerometers preventing screensaver
  • More robust way of handling audio output on variety of Android devices
  • Fix playback of DVD file over network on Linux
  • Update to FFmpeg 3.1.11
  • Fix up and down buttons on ir remotes with macOS High Sierra
  • Added latest apple devices to allow retina support
  • Fix not being able to add content manually to videolibrary
  • Fix power message handling for CEC
  • Fix jumping timeline while switching channel groups in Guide window

The Kodi team has released the production version of Kodi 17 (Krypton - Superman's home planet), almost a year after the release of Kodi 16 Jarvis. The latest release has a large number of updates and improvements, as well as a whole new interface. Here is a summary of major improvements in Kodi 17:

1) New Default Skin: Estuary and Estouchy (for touch-enabled devices) - modern look and clean user interface compared with the old default Confluence skin in previous version. Yes, you still can roll back to Confluence setting if you want.

2) Improved Settings Page - different options are better grouped and there are help text to explain individual option.

3) Add-on Manager Changes - A major overhaul and making things easy for users. Also, improved privacy with "Unknown sources" option for third party add-ons / repositories installation.

4) Better PVR Settings - New PVR is easier to use compared to the old one.

5) New Web Interface - Install "Chorus2" new web interface on your Kodi device and you can use a computer/mobile/tablet to access your music/movie/tv/add-on collection through a browser and select what you want to play.

6) New Video Player - enables playback from DVD discs/files. Updates to video rendering dan openGL drivers. Complete rewrite audio/video syncing (less audio offset audio).

7) Kodi 17 also has some noteworthy Android-only changes. The minimum Android version has been moved from Android 4.2 to 5.0, and if you have a powerful device, 4K decoding and output now works much better. DTS-HD, DTS-X, Dolby TrueHD, and Dolby ATMOS audio pass-through is also now supported.

8) Music Library - tag reading and scraping and many more....

Android users with version 5.0 and above can upgrade to Kodi 17 to enjoy the new features.

However, not all add-ons (example azdrama) and builds (example mystream) are compatible with Kodi 17. So you need to find out and decide. 

For now, let's install Kodi 17 and I will use Kodi under Windows as example. 

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Did you buy a tv box because the seller told that you can have free movies and tv program and even cut the cord right away?

Did you buy a tv box to watch IPTV, then after few months the box was not able to stream program anymore and seller told you to upgrade to new box?

Did you buy a tv box but later found that you the hardware not allow you to upgrade to higher Android version?

Did you buy a tv box but now it is sitting on the desk collecting dusk because you can not use it to do something else?

Hey, so why don't you just DIY your own TV box within your budget, learn how to configure and upgrade the box and able to reuse the box for other projects? Here, I will share with you my experiences to build tv box for home entertainment from a non technical housewife. So here we go!

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A First Look at Rock64 Board as a TV Box

I have a new "toy" again. It is a newly released ROCK64 - a credit card size 4K60P HDR Media Board Computer powered by Rockchip RK3328 Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor and support up to 4GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory. You can boot up the card through Micro SD or eMMV module socket (better performance). There are various Operation System available from open source community such Android 7.1, Debian, Yocto and many more. 

I bought this card with 4GB from Pine64 together with 5v 3A power supply and casing. I waited for more than one month to get this card.

This is a great board but the services from sales team is very bad. They don't like to reply questions from customer. No information on shipment status. If you are interested to purchase this board, don't buy through credit card. Use Paypal instead to protect your order. You have up to 180 days to claim back your money under Paypal. If you don't hear from the sales team, escalate the issue or file a claim from Paypal. By then, the sales team will reply to you.

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Tutorial How to Install CJZB (超级直播) Android App and Play China Taiwan Hong Kong Movies/Shows

Forum for CJZB : https://shaolinseo.com/forum/cjzb-%E8%B6%85%E7%BA%A7%E7%9B%B4%E6%92%AD

CJZB(超级直播) is an AIO (all-in-one) app, you can find live TV from China, some channels with 7-days playback, time-shift and Video on Demand (VOD) with latest movies/dramas.
It looks like China TV app after installation. However, there is a hidden list called "特别" that has 200 channels from Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA etc.
On top of that, you can add you own IPTV list just like YWP app. In fact, this app can support various format including VJMS! So you are in control with this app. :)

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Tutorial How to Install Kokotime Android App and Play Movies/Shows

Want to try something new? Kokotime is a new media center for Android. It has its own community that develops addons to connect your devices to unlimited media. You can find addons library and multi-language subtitles.

At the moment, only four addons are available and expect more to come.

Movies
Kokotime will let you watch your movies from local library or an addon while organsing them and displaying extra info including description, cast, and more.

TV shows
Watch your shows from a local library or from addons, Kokotime will remember where you left of and will display extra info for your shows.

Casting
Kokotime is fitted in with a casting remote, cast your videos to your chromecast or to any device on your network thanks to our unique Universal Cast system.

Subtitles
Integrated with auto subtitle loading, Koktime will automatically load subtitles in your language when you stream any media.

Kokotime is still in developement and there is still a lot more in progress, here are some features to expect in the near future :
- Support for live stream addons
- A separate version of Kokotime optimized for Android TV including optimized layouts and controller navigation 
- Subtitles syncing and possibility to choose between multiple subtitles if the automatically chosen one is not syncing

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