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How To Auto-Play in Kodi for Continuous Streaming (2023)

Hey there! Looking for the ultimate guide to enable auto-play in Kodi for binge-watching your favorite shows? You‘ve come to the right place.

In this detailed guide, I‘ll show you how to configure auto-play settings across different Kodi add-ons and provide tweaks to optimize the experience. With Kodi‘s auto-play correctly set up, you can kickback and enjoy endless hours of uninterrupted streaming.

Kodi Home Screen

What Is Auto-Play in Kodi and Why Do You Need It?

The auto-play feature in Kodi allows episodes or videos to play continuously without any manual intervention. Once you finish an episode, Kodi will automatically scrape sources and start playing the next one after a few seconds, creating a seamless viewing experience.

This is perfect for binge-watching your favorite shows. According to a 2019 survey, over 85% of streamers binge-watch content regularly, playing 3 or more episodes at once. Auto-play caters perfectly to this growing trend.

Manually selecting the next episode or movie to watch after each one ends can be tedious. With auto-play enabled, you can sit back and focus on your content while Kodi handles everything in the background.

Based on Reddit discussions, auto-play is one of the most sought after features by Kodi users. But to get it working properly, you need to carefully tweak the add-on and Kodi settings as per your preference.

Let‘s get started!

Step-by-Step Guide to Enable Auto-Play in Your Kodi Add-ons

The process of enabling auto-play is straightforward once you know where to go in the add-on settings. Here‘s a step-by-step walkthrough:

Using a Remote or Mouse/Keyboard

  1. Open Kodi and launch your preferred add-on like Seren or Ezra.

  2. Navigate to Tools > Settings (or just Settings)

  3. Go to the Playback section.

  4. Change the "Default action" setting to "Auto play".

  5. Lower the "Timeout" value to reduce the amount of time scraping takes.

  6. Click OK and you‘re all set!

Using Touchscreen on Mobile

  1. Launch the add-on and tap the menu icon ☰ in the top left.

  2. Select "Tools" then tap on "Settings".

  3. Choose "Playback" from the list on the left.

  4. Change the "Default action" to "Auto play".

  5. Reduce the "Timeout" scraping value.

  6. Click the back button to save changes.

The steps are the same for most video add-ons like Seren, The Oath, Ezra, etc. Just navigate to the Playback settings and change the "Default action" – that‘s the key!

Comparing Auto-Play Capabilities Across Add-ons

While the process is similar, performance of auto-play can vary across different add-ons based on their codebase. Here is a comparison:

Add-on Scraping Speed Accuracy Stability
Seren Medium High High
Ezra Fast Medium Medium
The Oath Slow Very High High

As you can see, Seren provides a good balance while Ezra prioritizes speed over finding the optimal stream. The Oath takes its time scraping but finds very high quality links. Choose based on your preferences!

Pro Tips to Enhance Your Auto-Play Experience

Here are some advanced tweaks that can significantly improve auto-play in Kodi:

  • Enable "Scraping optimization" in link scrapers like Seren to only get cached torrents quickly.

  • If streams abruptly change quality or fail, increase the timeout to 60-90 seconds.

  • Manually pick a source after scraping finishes to override Kodi‘s autoselected stream.

  • authorize Trakt or debrid service accounts in the add-on to expand the list of high quality streams.

  • Clear cache intermittently to delete dead torrents so Kodi can find new ones.

  • Use AutoWidget along with your add-on to automatically play next episode without going back into Kodi.

Common Auto-Play Issues and How to Fix Them

Despite the steps above, you may occasionally face some hiccups with auto-play in Kodi. Here are some common issues and troubleshooting tips:

Auto-play stops working suddenly: This is likely due to a dead torrent in your add-on cache. Clear the cache to delete old links.

Streams fail to play or change quality: Increase the scraping time to give Kodi more time to find better links. Also enable debrid.

Large delays between episodes: Lower the timeout setting to 60 seconds max to minimize gaps between episodes playing.

Auto-play plays wrong show/episode: Make sure "scrapers" are set correctly in your add-on package installers like URLResolver.

With some trial and error, you‘ll find the optimal auto-play settings for your preferred add-ons. Customize based on whether you prioritize speed, stability or quality.

Wrap Up

Thanks for checking out my guide on setting up seamless auto-play in Kodi! I hope these detailed steps and troubleshooting tips help you configure it perfectly on your system. Auto-play is a total gamechanger for an uninterrupted binge watching experience.

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