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IPVanish is running a sale starting December 24. Dubbed “Guard Your Gadgets,” this weeklong promotion encourages users to secure their new connected devices. The offer features a rarely-seen 2-year plan for $3.33 a month – billed $79.99.

 

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Wishing our readers Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018

It is almost 2 years I started blogging Kodi related add-ons and apps.  My sincere thanks to everyone at shaolinseo.com. Please continue to post questions at the article, forum and facebook message in coming years. I would like to wish you make every moment of the Holidays a wonderful time by spending it with loved one.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018

Carol H.

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Tutorial How to Install Death Streams for Kodi 17 Krypton

Remember SALTS (Stream All The Sources)? It scraped links to movies and TV shows from several unofficial streaming sites and gathered them in one place for easier access. It was one of the great third party video add-on for Kodi that mainly setup to use with Trakt and Real Debrid accounts. The development stopped many months ago. Now there is a new developer Mr. Blamo taking up a fork of SALTS called Death Streams. List SALTS, Death Streams scrapes over 80 public websites on the internet in order to aggregate content into a single addon.

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Tutorial How to Create Your Own TMDB API Key for Kodi Third Party Addons

Many users notice that sometimes the links in Covenant and Elysium are not working. For example "People Watching", "Popular", "Top Rated" etc. These licks actually try to get information from TMDB (The Movies Database) and require an API key. Kodi third party addons come with the API key. However, when too many people using the same API key from third party addons at the same time, TMDB will block APIs with excessive requests to their servers. When the API key is down, addons will not be able to display the requested data (movies).

As we all know, new Elysium in 2018 will need users to enter their own API key. So it is good that we get one now. This article will help you to get your own TMDB API key and configure third party addons.

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Tutorial How to Install Elysium (Zen) for Kodi 17 Krypton

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(New)  Elysium update 2017.11.25

Added Trakt support

Added Norwegian language strings

New api-key – This will be the last one provided natively. From 2018 onwards, users will need to provide their own API Key. The TMDB API Key returns the metadata and special playlists within the addon.

(Old)  Elysium update 2017.11.12

Added Hebrew language
Added several lists 
Fixed tools opening up wrong settings section
New API Key. Please get your own api... as it will become mandatory in next update. 
Switched to NaNScrapers (and Nan scrapers did an update, fixed several)

(New) Updated 3 SEPT 2017 Elysium Kodi 2017.08.28 Change Log

  • Fixed TMDB API Key

Elysium (formerly known as Zen) is now one of the most popular scraper based 3rd party Kodi addons. It is one of the best alternative for Exodus, Salts, Specto and Covenant. 

Elysium offers very nice features like a watchlist to save your favorites, a database to keep track of your last watched episodes, cool interface to display sources, Debrid support and Library integration through MetalliQ.

Elysium is located in Noobs and Nerds repository (NaN Repo). There is a new alternative URL for the Noobs and Nerds Repo since the original has gone down a few times due to high traffic volume.

These are options inside Elysium: Movies, TV Shows, Spotlight, New Movies, New TV Shows, My Elysium, TV Calendar, Channels, Tools, Search, Changelog.

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Tutorial How to Install Covenant for Kodi 17 Krypton

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(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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