How To Setup Real Debrid Kodi And Why You Are Missing Out!

Disclaimer

I have no affiliation with real debrid, I’ve taken the time to curate a ton of material on this subject on how to use real debrid with Kodi. I have not placed any Real Debrid affiliation links in this post. This post is for informational purposes only, what you chose to do with this information is solely the decision you’ve made on your behalf. Real Debrid will not help you with your Kodi issues as they are not affiliated with Kodi.

Real Debrid

Whether you are new to Kodi or have been using Kodi and it’s free third party addons for some time you’ve probably stumbled across other users suggesting a service called Real Debrid. I know for a fact I’ve been using Kodi for years and have seen the words thrown around for some time. The idea of paying for anything related to Kodi really turned me off. In my mind, Kodi is a free open source software with great people developing addons letting users like us watch TV for free.

Unfortunately, I think our free ride has ended in terms of addons. Sure there is still a ton of addons out there offering free links to a lot of content. This is okay but I find myself having to shuffle through a lot of links to find a proper source for the movie I want to watch. Furthermore, I tried to watch Boardwalk empire a few weeks ago through the venom addon and had to stop at the 4th episode. I couldn’t get a source! If I can’t watch an episode in series as brilliant as that then I’m definitely missing out.

I began to wonder about this service, actually, I began rigorously researching this whole topic and decided I would purchase the service. The first thing I did was get it set up in the seren addon and punched in “BoardWalk Empire”. I ended up with so many sources that the damn thing took long to load! Whoops so I turned off the auto-select feature so I could select the one I wanted to load for the next episode.

What Is Real Debrid?

Real Debrid is an unrestricted downloader service that allows you to download files as fast as your internet provider lets you.  But wait what does that mean? Well, that means that unlike certain websites and Kodi addon link providers real debrid does not limit your download speeds. Most other free providers do because this is an expensive feature to allow people to have access to.

Do I Need A VPN For Real Debrid?

A VPN is always recommended when torrenting any file but what about Real Debrid? It is not necessary to have a VPN for using Real Debrid’s service because all connections go through Real Debrid’s server before connecting to you. All your ISP will ever see is your unencrypted connection to Real Debrids servers and that is all. So any website peddling a recommendation to use a VPN with this service is either trying to make money off you OR hasn’t read enough about the topic as I have.

If you are still uncomfortable about not using a VPN or already have a VPN service then you can use it. Just be aware that a VPN can actually harm your download speeds. I have no recommendations for a VPN service to use and don’t plan on peddling one to my readers as there are just too many that are unreliable.

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Does Real Debrid Have Any Affiliation With Kodi?

This is definitely a common misconception that I’ve seen asked around a lot. Real Debrid has no affiliation with Kodi whatsoever!  This means any troubleshooting and support questions about Kodi will likely be ignored on their website. It is the third party addon Kodi community that uses their service and that’s all. Just like how the Official  Kodi website and developers have nothing to do with the third party addon scene.

 

How Much Does Real Debrid Cost?

The price for Real Debrid is based on how many days of service you would like to purchase. Here is their price list

  •  15 days – 3 EUR
  •  30 Days – 4 EUR
  • 90 Days  – 9 EUR
  • 180 days – 16 EUR

Keep in mind that these prices could change at any time and you can also access their website here if you would like to know the current price.

I wasn’t sure of the service at first besides reading about it around the web but since it got really good reviews I opted for the 90-day package. When you break down the cost of this package that’s literally 10 bucks for 3 months. You really can’t beat that type of a deal especially if you were already paying for other streaming providers such as Netflix, Disney + or the thousands of others out there.

How To Setup Real Debrid On Kodi

First, you must create an account and purchase a subscription, this is fairly straightforward and easy to do. All you have to do is access their website.

Once you have an account and made your purchase for however many days it’s time to start cooking with Kodi.  It’s a pretty simple process but it’s not as easy as turning on Kodi and yelling Real Debrid! at it (I wish). We have to install certain addons that are compatible with Real Debrid first. Luckily I’ve got you covered!

Real Debrid Addons

  • Seren
  • Venom
  • The Crew
  • Scrubs V2
  • Gaia
  • FEN
  • Alfa
  • Foxy Streams

How To Configure Real Debrid On Kodi

Now that we know what addons we can use for Real Debrid we can go on ahead and start installing them. Please note that the main Addon I recommend installing for real debrid is Seren. The option is there to install other addons for the service if you like. If you only want to install seren follow the instructions then skip over the other addons to continue with this guide.

How To Install Seren

  • Add https://nixgates.github.io/packages/ to your Kodi File Manager Sources, call it something like “Nix’s Repo”

  • Go to Add-on browser and Install from Zip File, go to “Nix’s Repo”, and install “nixgates.repository.zip “

  • After it finishes installing, go to Install from repository>Nixgates Repo>Video Add-on’s>and install Seren

  • Once you get the notification that Seren installed successfully go back to the home screen

  • Open Seren, go to tools, Open Settings Menu

  • Go to Accounts and authenticate Trakt and your debrid providers: PM, RD, and/or AllDebrid

  • Go to Providers, Manage Provider Packages, and Install Package.

  • Type in http://bit.ly/a4kScrapers

  • A prompt will come up asking if you’d like to install the scrapers, Press “Install”, then Press Okay after successful install

 

How To Install Venom

  • Go to the Kodi file manager.

  • Click on “Add source”

  • The path for the source is https://123venom.github.io (Give it the name “Venom”).

  • Go to “Addons”

  • In Addons, install an addon from zip. When it asks for the location, select “Venom”, and install repository.venom-1.*.zip

  • Go back to Addons install, but this time, select “Install from repository”

  • Select the “Venom repo”

  • Go into the “Video add-ons” section in the repo, and you’ll find the Venom addon

 

How To Install The Crew

  • Go to the Kodi file manager.

  • Click on “Add source”

  • The path for the source is http://team-crew.github.io/ (Give it the name “the-crew”).

  • Go to “Addons”

  • In Addons, install an addon from zip. When it asks for the location, select “the-crew”, and install repository.thecrew-1.*.zip

  • Go back to Addons install, but this time, select “Install from repository”

  • Select “THE CREW”

  • Go into the “Video add-ons” section in the repo, and you’ll find THE CREW add-on

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How To Install Scrubs V2

  • Go to the Kodi file manager.

  • Click on “Add source”

  • The path for the source is https://jewbmx.github.io/ (Give it the name “Jewbmx”).

  • Go to “Addons”

  • In Addons, install an addon from zip. When it asks for the location, select “Jewbmx”, and install repository.jewrepo-*.zip

  • Go back to Addons install, but this time, select “Install from repository”

  • Select the “Jewbmx Repo”

  • Go into the “Video add-ons” section in the repo, and you’ll find Scrubs v2

 

How To Install Gaia

  • Go to the Kodi file manager.

  • Click on “Add source”

  • The path for the source is https://repo.gaiakodi.com (Give it the name “Gaia Repo”).

  • Go to “Addons”

  • In Addons, install an addon from zip. When it asks for the location, select “Gaia Repo”, and install repository.gaia.zip

  • Go back to Addons install, but this time, select “Install from repository”

  • Select the “Gaia Repo”

  • Go into the “Video add-ons” section in the repo, and you’ll find Gaia there

 

How To Install FEN

  • Go to the Kodi file manager.

  • Click on “Add source”

  • The path for the source is https://tikipeter.github.io (Give it the name “TikiPeter”).

  • Go to “Addons”

  • In Addons, install an addon from zip. When it asks for the location, select “TikiPeter”, and install repository.tikipeter-*.zip

  • Go back to Addons install, but this time, select “Install from repository”

  • Select the “Tikipeter repo”

  • Go into the “Video add-ons” section in the repo, and you’ll find the Fen addon

 

How To Install Alfa

  • Go to the Kodi file manager.

  • Click on “Add source”

  • The path for the source is http://a4k.redditreaper.tech/addons/ (Give it the name “A4K Extra Repos”).

  • Go to “Addons”

  • In Addons, install an addon from zip. When it asks for the location, select “A4K Extra Repos”, and install repository.alfa-addon-*.zip

  • Go back to Addons install, but this time, select “Install from repository”

  • Select the “Alfa repo”

  • Go into the “Video add-ons” section in the repo, and you’ll find the Alfa addon

 

How To Install Foxy Streams

  • Go to the Kodi file manager.

  • Click on “Add source”

  • The path for the source is https://ruinernin.github.io/kodi (Give it the name “Foxy”).

  • Go to “Addons”

  • In Addons, install an addon from zip. When it asks for the location, select “foxy”, and install repository.foxystreams-*.zip

  • Go back to Addons install, but this time, select “Install from repository”

  • Select the “FoxyStreams Repo”

  • Go into the “Video add-ons” section in the repo, and you’ll find FoxyStreams

 

Installing Seren And Setting Up Real Debrid

As I mentioned before Seren is the addon I recommend using with Real Debrid and this guide will be solely based around Seren. Seren will not work without a premium streaming service such as Real Debrid. Don’t waste your time if you haven’t already bought a subscription. Seren isn’t like other free addons with the option of view movies with free scraper links.

If you made it this far I assume you have already installed Seren and bought a Real Debrid subscription and are ready to get to the next step.

Setting Up Real Debrid

  • Open Kodi
  • Go to video addons and find Seren
  • Open Seren and navigate to tools
  • Go to the Fifth option “open settings”
  • Go to the fifth option once again and click on “accounts”
  • You should see enable Real Debrid as one of the options.
  • Hit the slider so Real Debrid is Enabled
  • Select “Authorize Real Debrid”
  • You will be prompted with a Url link to the Real Debrid website and provided a code
  • Either click on the website link if you’re on PC or if you’re using an android box just use your pc or phone and punch the website address into your browser.
  • The webpage will ask you for the code, I’m not sure if it is case sensitive but to avoid any mess ups just turn caps on and type out the code
  • Hit the submit button
  • At this point your device has been authorized, if you plan on adding more devices to your account and like to stay organized you name the device on your real debrid account while you’re there.

Setting Up Seren With Real Debrid

Now that you’ve got your account authorized with Seren there are a few more steps before you can start streaming. We need to add a list of providers ( scrapers) so Seren has something to pull content from. Don’t worry this is also really easy to do. If you followed the instructions earlier you might have already done this part but I’m going to show you how to do this anyway.

I made the mistake of skipping this part when first setting up Seren with Real Debrid and was wondering what the hell I did wrong.

Setting Up Providers

  • Go to the “tools” menu in Seren and click it.
  • Select the top option “Provider Tools”
  • Select “Manage Provider Tools”
  • Select “Install Package”
  • Select the second option ” Web location”
  • Either copy and paste this URL into the text box or you can type it http://bit.ly/a4kScrapers
  • Select “ok” And you’re good to go!

Now you can start streaming or you can setup a trak.tv account.  The importance of trakt is it allows you to track which TV shows you like to watch and you can add them to your library. Another cool feature that Seren comes with is a smart play feature. Smart play allows the addon to automatically select the next episode and play it just like in Netflix. This is an awesome feature and I recommend anyone that wants a more user-friendly experience sets up and authorized their trakt account. Don’t worry I’ll show you how!

Setup Trakt Real Debrid Kodi

  •  Go to Trakt’s Website here
  • Click “Join Trakt For Free”
  • Fill out all your account details and verify your account
  • Once your account is verified and you have everything filled out you can select and remove TV shows you want in your trakt list or leave it default( for sake of laziness I just left it as it is)
  • Now we need to authorize trakt in Seren
  • Open Kodi
  • Go down to video addons and open Seren
  • Now go to the “tools” Option
  • Go to the fifth option and select “Open settings menu”
  • Once again go down to the fifth option and select “accounts”
  • You should now see a trakt section
  • Click “authorize Trakt”
  • You will be prompted to access a website and link and given a code
  • Either click the link if you’re on PC or type it into your browser on your android box or phone
  • Copy and paste the code into the text box
  • That’s it! Now Trakt is setup

Now that you have trakt setup and all your providers loaded into Seren you can start streaming content. The Smart Play feature should now work since you have trakt setup. You are all ready to start streaming your content you can either exit out of this tutorial or continue on reading as I’m going to answer some important questions from around the web.

Questions & Answers

How Can I Switch From All Debrid To Real Debrid In Kodi?

Switching would be quite easy to do and since you’ve already had the know-how to setup All Debrid you should be able to to setup up Real Debrid with ease. It’s basically the same process you would’ve used before to setup All Debrid since they are a similar service and function with Kodi Addons the same way. If you can’t remember I’d advise you to read my tutorial above to give you a refresher and simple walkthrough to do so.

 

What Do I Need To Do To Get Real Debrid Movies To Play On Kodi?

First off you will need a Real Debrid Subscription once you have a real debrid account you can set it up in a Kodi addon. I recommend installing the Seren addon as it seems to be the best Kodi addon out for Real Debrid at the moment. You can click here to view a tutorial on how to install Seren on Kodi. It is also advised to register a trakt.tv account and authorize that as well through Seren. For a more detailed guide, I suggest reading the content of this page.

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Can I Share My Real Debrid Account?

Through their terms of service, it is against Real Debrid’s policy for you to share your account with anyone. You can use the account on multiple different devices in your home but you are not allowed to let others access your account. Doing so will result in a warning and termination of your account.

 

Why Does My Kodi Stop In The Middle Of A Show Even With Real Debrid?

This could actually be a result of multiple things and you would have to narrow down the cause of the issue as a process.

  • First, check your emails or access Real Debrid’s website and make sure there are no problems with their servers. This will allow you to know if the problem is them or you.
  • Are there other people at home streaming video or playing online games? Maybe even downloading something? This could bog your bandwidth down and cause buffering.
  • It could be your device. Depending on what you have for a device and are using it for Kodi the hardware may be outdated and not sufficient enough to run high-quality links.
  • Check with your internet service provider and see if there are any issues on their end. If you don’t want to do this and have another streaming service such as Netflix check and see if that is acting up too.
  • Do you know what your download speeds are? Use this simple tool to check your internet speed, it may be time to upgrade your package.
  • Try using a lower resolution video. If you have autoplay enabled this could be an issue because it’s probably grabbing the highest quality video source to stream. You can either disable autoplay in your settings or hold select and use the “source select” feature to pick a lower quality resolution.
  • If all else fails try rebooting Kodi and see if this helps.

Can Real Debrid Be Used On FireStick?

Yes! Real Debrid can be used on any device that has Kodi. You don’t even need Kodi to use this service but this is what the majority of Kodi users now use. You can also sideload certain android apks and link your Real Debrid account to them.

 

Is Real Debrid A Kodi Addon?

No!! It’s a common misconception that when people hear anything to do with Kodi they just assume it is an addon. Real Debrid has no affiliation with Kodi and is a separate premium paid service altogether. If you would like to learn more you read the content on this page to get a better understanding of what Real Debrid is and how it’s used.

 

Is Real Debrid Free?

I know Kodi will always be advertised as free software that allows you to stream movies and TV Shows free so this question gets asked a lot. Unfortunately, Real Debrid isn’t free but the price is minimal and allows a greater streaming experience for its users.

 

Is Real Debrid Safe?

From my understanding Real Debrid is perfectly safe to use. You are accessing their server to view whatever file. This file is encrypted on their server so all your ISP or anyone else would see would be an unencrypted connect to Real Debrid. If you are still concerned and don’t want your ISP to see you connecting to Real Debrid then you can always use a VPN. Please note that a VPN can and will slow down your download speeds.

 

Is Real Debrid Worth It?

Absolutely if you are looking for an all-around good Kodi experience I advise spending the little bit of money it costs for a subscription and setting it up. You will always have a link to the video you want to watch and very rarely ever have any buffering. If you just want to try out Real Debrid you could always pay for the 15-day package and give it a test run first before investing any further.

 

My Real Debrid Review

Honestly, this service is pretty awesome. I’ve heard about Real Debrid for quite a while now but the idea of me paying for something that had to do with Kodi turned me off. I figured I already pay for IPTV and I pay for Netflix for my daughter do I really want to pay for something else? Well, today I took the plunge and decided to try it out for a low price of 9 EUR or 10 bucks US. This gives me 90 days to see well how the service holds up and if I would like to continue I can buy another subscription (you are not automatically billed).

So far it’s been a great experience, I had a little trouble setting up it up with Seren at first but that was my own fault because I skipped over installing any providers for scraping content. Once I resolved that issue I was rolling. I’ve so far watched the first season of Boardwalk empire with no issues ALL in 1080p. Currently, as I type this I have The Simpsons automatically playing in the background ( huge Simpsons fan).  All link qualities have been in either 720p or 1080p and like I said I get no video stuttering or buffering.

I didn’t even have this good of an experience back in the old days of Kodi when exodus and the likes were still a thing. I paid for a service and I believe it surpasses any free addon you can use out there which should be expected.

Addon I use

The Addon I’ve been using is Seren as this is the most recommended addon to use with the service. It was easy to configure and I haven’t had any glitches or crashes since I’ve started. You can use Real Debrid on any addon capable of pulling premium links. This is another huge plus because if you like the feel of another addon more than Seren such as Venom it is just as easy to setup.

Real Debrid Uses

This service can be used in multiple different ways but since this is a website focused on the media streaming topic I’m going to stay on topic. Not only can Real Debrid be used for Kodi it can be used for a ton of different android APKs out there. Not only can it be used with certain android apps you can ever install the Real Debrid browser extension for chrome and use it stream video through multiple streaming websites and still get real debrid speeds!

 

Conclusion

All in all, I’m actually surprised it took me this long to look into this service and get it up and running. I really didn’t know what I missing out on until I purchased the service. If you plan on doing any type of media streaming I would go as far as to say that Real debrid is an absolute must to have a good quality streaming experience!

 

Other Real Debrid Features

Real Debrid Doesn’t have to only be used with Kodi. Actually Real Debrid has no affiliation with Kodi. Luckily we can access their service and provide ourselves with a good time. Maybe you’re here because you’re interested in Real Debrid but you’re not that big of a Kodi fan. That’s Okay!

This is actually the main purpose of Real Debrid but most don’t use it for this. If you want to download a certain file or torrent you can link it over to real debrid. Real debrid Downloads said file to their server then you can access the file and download it at full speeds. If the file has already been downloaded recently Real Debrid will not download your link and provide you with a recently downloaded link of the file. This saves you a ton of time getting what you want when you want.

Chrome Extension

The Real Debrid extension allows you to stream videos directly in your chrome browser with ease of access. This allows you to avoid Kodi If you are not into the Kodi scene. Click here to get the extension 

 

Real Debrid Payment Methods

Real Debrid has multiple different ways to pay. I paid for my subscription via credit card but you can pay any way you feel like as long as it’s a form of payment they accept. You can view a full list of payment methods here on their website