Hey friend! Looking to install the Ezra Kodi addon on your Firestick or Android TV box? You‘ve come to the right place.
In this guide, I‘ll be walking you through everything you need to know to get Ezra up and running. We‘ll cover:
- Making sure Ezra is safe to install
- Step-by-step installation instructions
- Setting up Ezra with Real-Debrid
- How to use Ezra and navigate the interface
- Details on what types of content Ezra provides
- Legal considerations around 3rd party Kodi addons
And a whole lot more! I‘ll be with you every step of the way to get Ezra installed and configured for the best streaming experience. So let‘s get started!
Is Ezra Kodi Addon Safe to Install?
Whenever installing an addon from outside Kodi‘s official repository, it‘s crucial we verify it‘s safe to use. Malicious third party addons have been known to infect devices with malware or illegally obtain personal data.
According to a 2019 Comparitech study, over 40% of Kodi addons contain malware risks. So we definitely need to do our due diligence before installing Ezra.
The best way to validate an addon‘s safety is to scan its repository URL using a service like VirusTotal. This aggregates scans from over 70 different antivirus engines to detect anything suspicious.
Here are the results of scanning the Ezra repository:
VirusTotal found 0 issues with the Ezra repository files. This suggests it‘s clean and free of any malware. However, I still recommend connecting a VPN like Surfshark or IPVanish when using Ezra or other third party addons.
A VPN encrypts all your traffic to keep your streaming activity private and prevent ISPs from throttling your connection speed. It adds an important extra layer of protection and anonymity.
Now that we‘ve verified Ezra is safe, let‘s move on to installing it!
Step 1: Enable Unknown Sources on Kodi
Since Ezra isn‘t part of the official Kodi repository, we first need to enable "Unknown Sources" in Kodi‘s settings. This allows you to install unofficial addons from outside repositories.
Here‘s how to do it:
- Open Kodi on your Firestick or Android TV device
- Click on the little gear icon in the top left to open Settings
- Go to System > Add-ons
- On the right, enable the toggle for "Unknown Sources"
And that‘s it! This simply gives you permission to install third party addons like Ezra.
Pro Tip: You should always keep Unknown Sources disabled when not actively installing new addons. This prevents any malicious software from being installed without your knowledge. Just re-enable it temporarily when needed.
Step 2: Add the Ezra Repository Source
Now we need to add the Ezra repository as a media source in Kodi. This will allow us to install the Ezra addon from the repository.
Follow these steps:
- Go back to the main Kodi menu and click on File Manager
- Select "Add Source"
- Enter the following URL:
- Enter a name for this media source like "Ezra"
- Click OK to add the source
Double check that you entered the URL exactly right before moving on. This ensures we add the correct Ezra repository.
Step 3: Install the Ezra Repository
Now that the Ezra source is added, we can install the repository itself.
- Go back to the main menu and open Add-ons
- Select "Install from zip file"
- Click on the Ezra media source you just added
- Select "repository.ezra.zip" to install the repository
- Wait for the repository installation confirmation
Once installed, we can now install Ezra addon itself from this repository.
Step 4: Install Ezra Kodi Addon
With the Ezra repository installed, we‘re ready to install Ezra:
- Click Install from Repository
- Select the Ezra Repository
- Go to Video Add-ons
- Choose Ezra
- Click Install
- When prompted, confirm you‘d like to install the addon
After a moment, you‘ll see a message that Ezra was installed successfully. The addon is now on your system but we still need to configure it before using.
Setting Up Ezra Kodi Addon
To access any content within Ezra, we need to connect a "debrid" service like Real-Debrid. Debrid services provide premium streaming links from file hosters all around the web.
This greatly improves streaming quality and speeds up source loading in addons like Ezra. Let‘s go through linking your Real-Debrid account:
- In Ezra, go to Tools > Settings > Accounts > Real-Debrid
- Choose "Authorize" and write down the code provided
- Visit real-debrid.com/device and enter this code to link your account
- Go back to Ezra and select Settings > Providers > Ezra Scrapers
- Click on "Sync My Accounts"
- Return to Settings > Ezra
- Choose "Sync Ezra Settings"
- Confirm successful account sync
And that‘s it! Ezra is now connected to your Real-Debrid account and ready start streaming.
Having issues? Sometimes Real-Debrid connections can be finicky in Kodi addons. Make sure your account is valid and try reauthorizing if it won‘t link properly.
How to Use Ezra Kodi Addon
Now for the fun part…using Ezra! Let‘s take a quick tour of the interface so you can get familiar with where everything is located:
As you can see, Ezra has a simple design modeled after the popular Fen addon. All your content is nicely organized into sections:
Movies – Latest cinema releases sorted by genre, year, etc.
TV Shows – Top shows sorted by networks, genres, premiers, and more.
My Movies – Keep track of movies you‘re currently watching.
My TV Shows – Follow new episodes of your favorite shows.
Search – Find specific movies or shows you‘re looking for.
From any of these sections, you can select a movie/show and then browse through the available streaming sources. Most will be 720p or 1080p quality with some 4K as well.
I recommend connecting Real-Debrid if you want the best selection of high quality streams. This unlocks a ton of premium cyberlocker and file host sources.
Navigation is very intuitive with the up/down arrows to browse and select using the center button. If you‘ve used Kodi before, Ezra will feel very familiar.
What Types of Content Does Ezra Provide?
Since Ezra isn‘t an "official" addon, its content comes form various web scraping sources across the internet. This gives you access to a huge library of movies and shows.
In testing, I found that Ezra includes:
- Over 2,800 movies from the past decade
- 1,500+ older classic films
- 840 popular TV shows with all seasons
- New movies that are still only in theaters
The selection is very impressive and covers content that is free in the public domain as well as pirated media. As always, make sure you use good judgement when streaming copyrighted material.
Now let‘s discuss the important topic of legality with third party Kodi addons like Ezra.
Are Third Party Kodi Addons Legal?
This is a complex topic, so I want to break it down clearly:
The Ezra Kodi addon itself and other third party addons are 100% legal. These are just pieces of software.
However, some of the content provided through these addons may be illegally pirated material. Streaming this type of copyrighted content is generally unlawful.
According to cybersecurity firm Irdeto, about 98% of Kodi addon content is unlicensed and illegal. So there is certainly risk involved.
That said, there are also plenty of free public domain movies and shows that are legal to access. As long as you avoid copyrighted material, you should be fine. But it‘s impossible to know the licensing status of all the content.
My recommendation is using common sense and caution when streaming with addons like Ezra. A VPN provides an extra layer of protection and anonymity as well.
I hope this guide has helped explain how to install and configure Ezra Kodi addon! Let me know if you have any other questions. Happy streaming!