Hey there! If you‘re looking to supercharge your Firestick with the popular Base Kodi addon, you‘ve come to the right place.
In this guide, I‘ll provide a full overview of Base and walk you through how to safely install and use it. I‘ll also share tips to maximize streaming with Base while protecting your privacy.
So whether you‘re new to Kodi or a seasoned expert, read on to learn everything you need to know about this top video addon!
What is the Base Addon?
The Base addon provides free access to a huge library of movies and TV shows through Kodi.
Available from the Crew Kodi repository, Base has quickly become a fan-favorite. According to a recent Kodi user survey, Base was ranked among the top 5 video addons in 2022.
So what makes this addon so popular?
Simplified navigation – The interface is clean and intuitive, allowing you to dive right into streaming.
Real-Debrid integration – Base unlocks high-quality streams by linking with a Real-Debrid account.
Trakt sync – You can save shows and movies to a Trakt watchlist for tracking what to watch.
Reliable sources – Updated frequently with working media sources for both old and new content.
All device support – Base works great on Firestick, Fire TV, Android boxes, and more.
With these key features, it‘s no wonder Base has become a must-have addon for cord-cutters looking to ditch cable.
Next, let‘s go over how to safely install Base on your Firestick device.
How to Install Base Addon on Firestick
Adding Base to your Firestick is a straightforward process, but there are a few things we need to cover first for a smooth installation:
Enable Unknown Sources – This allows you to install addons from outside Kodi‘s official repository.
Add the Crew repository – Base is hosted in the Crew repo, so we need to add that first.
Install dependencies – Some additional addons get installed with Base.
I‘ll walk you through each step below using easy-to-follow instructions and screenshots. I recommend setting aside 10-15 minutes to get Base fully up and running.
Let‘s get started!
Step 1: Enable Unknown Sources
We first need to enable installation of third-party addons that aren‘t part of the official Kodi repository. This is what allows us to add Base from the Crew repository.
Here‘s how to do it:
Open Kodi on your Firestick and click the gear icon
Select System Settings
Turn on Unknown Sources under Add-ons
Confirm the warning message
And that quickly allows third-party addon installs!
Step 2: Add the Crew Repository
Now we need to actually add the repository that hosts the Base addon.
Follow these steps:
Go back to the main System Settings
Click on File Manager
Select Add Source
Click and enter https://team-crew.github.io
Name it "Crew"
This adds the Crew repository source to Kodi. We‘re now ready to install it.
Step 3: Install the Crew Repository
With the repository source added, installing it takes just a few clicks:
Return to the main Kodi menu
Open Add-ons from the side menu
Select Install from zip file
Click on "Crew" and install repository.thecrew-0.3.1.zip
After agreeing to any additional dependency installs, you‘ll see a notification that the Crew Repository was installed successfully.
Time to finally add Base!
Step 4: Install the Base Addon
Home stretch! Here‘s how to get Base installed:
Go to Install from repository
Choose the Crew Repository
Select Video add-ons
Click on Base
Once installed, you‘ll find Base ready to use under the Video Add-ons section. All there‘s left to do is configure your Real-Debrid account.
With these simple steps, you‘ve successfully installed the Base addon on your Firestick!
Now let‘s get into how to use Base for streaming your favorite movies and shows.
Configuring Real-Debrid with Base
The key to getting the most out of Base is setting up Real-Debrid. This unlocks high-quality streams from professional hosting sites.
Here are the steps to integrate Real-Debrid with Base:
Create a Real-Debrid account at real-debrid.com. There are affordable premium plans to choose from.
In the Base addon, go to "Link Real Debrid Here".
Enter your Real-Debrid username and password to authorize the connection.
And you‘re all set! You can now access premium links in Base from hosts like Rapidgator, Uptobox, and more.
According to Real-Debrid, their service improves streaming speeds by up to 10 times over standard file hosts. It‘s truly a game changer with addons like Base.
I recommend reading my full guide on maximizing Kodi with Real-Debrid to learn more about the benefits and how it enhances your addons.
Now, let‘s talk privacy…
Protecting Your Privacy with a VPN
When streaming free movies, shows, and live TV through Kodi addons, using a VPN is highly recommended.
A VPN will keep your streaming activities private, and prevent your ISP from throttling your speeds while using Kodi.
Here‘s why a VPN is crucial for privacy protection:
Encrypts all Kodi traffic so no one can see what you‘re streaming
Hides your IP address so your identity remains anonymous
Avoids ISP throttling of streaming traffic speeds
Allows access to geo-restricted content worldwide
Top VPNs I recommend include Surfshark and IPVanish. Both offer fast speeds for Kodi streaming and apps that are easy to set up on a Firestick.
Be sure to install a VPN before you start streaming copyrighted content through Base. This adds an important layer of protection to keep your viewing activities private.
Now that you‘ve got Base installed and configured, let‘s go through some common questions:
Base Addon FAQ
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the Base Kodi addon:
Is Base Kodi legal to use?
The Base addon itself is perfectly legal. However, streaming copyright-protected content through it without permission could violate piracy laws. Use caution.
Does Base work well with Real-Debrid?
Absolutely! Base has direct integration with Real-Debrid, unlocking high-quality streams from premium file hosts. It‘s a top pairing.
Can I use Base on my Firestick, Fire TV, or Android box?
Yes, Base works great on all major streaming devices and platforms. The install process is largely the same.
Do I need a VPN with Base?
While not required, you should always use a VPN when streaming free movies, shows, live sports, etc. This keeps your viewing activities private and secure.
What are some alternatives to Base?
Other popular Kodi addons like The Crew, Ezra, and Scrubs V2 offer similar streaming content. But many prefer Base for its simplicity.
And there you have it! You‘re now a pro on installing Base Kodi addon and using it safely + privately on your Firestick.