This comprehensive guide will teach you how to fully setup and utilize Real-Debrid on Kodi and streaming apps for the ultimate streaming experience.
If you currently use Kodi addons or free streaming apps like Cinema APK on your Firestick, Android TV, or other devices, integrating Real-Debrid is the single best upgrade you can make.
While most guides only briefly touch on this invaluable service, I‘ll be diving deep into everything you need to know to take your streaming to the next level.
Let‘s get started!
What Exactly is Real-Debrid?
For those new to the world of streaming, Real-Debrid may sound confusing. Let me quickly demystify what this service is all about.
Real-Debrid refers to themselves as an "unrestricted downloader." Essentially, this means they act as a middle-man between you and the servers hosting your favorite media content.
When you‘re using Kodi or apps without Real-Debrid, you‘re connecting directly to file hosters and torrent sites. Most of these provide limited quality, are overloaded, or simply don‘t work anymore. This results in annoying buffering and dead links.
Real-Debrid solves this by processing files through their high-speed servers. This provides you with direct streaming access at blazing fast speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps.
The files have already been "debridded" which means no more waiting for torrents to download or struggling with constant buffering. You can instantly watch movies and shows in crisp HD quality without any hassle.
It‘s like having the ultimate streaming experience on tap. Real-Debrid brings Kodi and your favorite apps to their full potential.
But there‘s a ton more this service can do. Let‘s take a look…
Premium Features of Real-Debrid
While eliminating buffering and providing HD streams is the main draw of Real-Debrid, there are loads of other great features included with an account:
High-speed downloads – Max download speeds up to 1 Gbps depending on your connection
Direct streaming – No need for separate downloading and streaming like torrents
No wait times – Streams start instantly without pre-buffering waits
No ads – Enjoy ad-free streaming from various hosters
High-quality links – Access files in HD, 4K, and impressive audio quality
Malware protection – Downloads are scanned for viruses and threats by Real-Debrid
VPN friendly – Works with lots of VPN providers like Surfshark, ExpressVPN, etc. More on this later.
Cloud storage – Up to 100 GB space to upload your own media files for remote streaming
Browser plugins – Browser extensions provide quick access for downloading files
Mobile apps – Android and iOS apps make it easy to manage your account on the go
Link generation – Create and share direct streaming links with others
File conversion – Upload videos and encode to different formats
File manager – Add, download, stream your files all in one place
No torrent software needed – Everything is handled through your browser
This is just a sample of what‘s included. As you can see, a subscription unlocks a ton of features that take your streaming to the next level.
Now that you know what this service is all about, let‘s talk about…
The Cost of a Real-Debrid Subscription
Real-Debrid is a premium service, so it does require a paid subscription. But how much does it actually cost?
The good news is that prices are reasonable. There are 4 subscription options available:
15 Days – Approximately $4 USD
30 Days – Approximately $5 USD
90 Days – Approximately $10 USD
180 Days – Approximately $20 USD
Most people opt for the 30-day plan which comes out to only around $5 per month. I think you‘ll agree that‘s an incredibly cheap price to unlock unlimited HD streaming.
Some other options like Premiumize cost double or even triple the price of Real-Debrid for a similar service.
When it comes to payment methods, you have several options:
- Credit/Debit Cards
- Amazon Pay
- Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, etc)
- Prepaid Ticket Codes
I‘ll go into more details later about the best anonymous payment methods. But generally, Amazon Pay or crypto tend to work well for privacy and worldwide payments.
One tip: take advantage of the referral program by sharing your custom referral link. You can rack up free Premium Days quickly from signups allowing you maintain your account for free!
But before jumping into how to setup Real-Debrid, it‘s important we talk privacy…
Using Real-Debrid Anonymously
Now for a quick reality check.
While Real-Debrid is legal to use, some of the content accessed through it may be pirated. Your online activity and IP address are visible to your ISP, government agencies, copyright watchdogs, and more.
That‘s why it‘s absolutely crucial to utilize a trusted VPN while using this service.
A VPN allows you to browse and stream anonymously by masking your IP address and encrypting all traffic. Without one, Real-Debrid logs can be traced back to you.
However, Real-Debrid has very concerning privacy practices:
IP address logging – Your real IP is logged when creating an account without a VPN.
Datalogging – Downloads and streams are logged for up to 1 year after deletion.
Personal data sharing – User info may be disclosed to protect their legal rights.
This means privacy has to be a top priority when signing up for and using your Real-Debrid account.
Follow my guide below to register anonymously from start to finish:
How to Sign Up for Real-Debrid Anonymously
Before visiting the Real-Debrid site, connect to your VPN on your computer or phone and verify you have a new anonymous IP address. I recommend Surfshark or ExpressVPN.
Use a burner email from a temporary inbox service like AnonAddy or Temp Mail.
Visit Real-Debrid.com and sign up with your new details.
Purchase your subscription anonymously using cryptocurrency through Coinbase or another exchange.
Download the VPN app for your streaming device like Firestick or Nvidia Shield and connect before using Real-Debrid.
And that‘s it! By following these steps, you can anonymously register and use Real-Debrid without exposing any personal information.
Now let‘s dive into integrating Real-Debrid with Kodi addons and apps for the magic to start…
Setting Up Real-Debrid in Kodi for HD Streaming
Integrating Real-Debrid into Kodi supercharges your setup with high quality streams. But it takes a couple steps to get it fully configured.
One important recommendation I have is to use The Crew addon. In my testing, it provides the best results combined with Real-Debrid. However, you can follow these same steps for other addons like Seren as well.
Here‘s how to set it up:
Install The Crew addon if you don‘t already have it. You‘ll need the latest Kodi 19 installed first. Watch my step-by-step video guide covering the full process.
Once installed, launch The Crew addon.
Navigate to Tools > ResolveURL > Settings
Select Re-Authorize under Real-Debrid.
A unique code will appear. Write this down.
Visit Real-Debrid.com/device on a web browser and enter the code. Grant permission.
Return to Kodi and The Crew then attempt to play a movie or show.
Real-Debrid links will appear at the top in yellow. Select one and it will instantly begin streaming in full HD or 4K quality.
That‘s really all there is to it! Easy right? Now you can enjoy seamless HD streaming through Kodi and Real-Debrid.
I have a complete visual walkthrough in my YouTube video here:
Next, let‘s go through integrating Real-Debrid into free streaming apps…
Setting Up Real-Debrid in Free Streaming Apps
Real-Debrid isn‘t just for Kodi. There are lots of free streaming apps like Cinema APK, BeeTV, CatMouse and more that benefit from integrating this service.
You‘ll follow a similar process of linking your Real-Debrid account within the app settings. Let‘s use Cinema APK as an example:
Launch Cinema APK on your Firestick, Android TV or phone.
Click your profile or settings cog.
Select Real-Debrid Authorization.
A verification code will be provided. Note this down.
Visit Real-Debrid.com/device and enter the code to confirm authorization.
Return to Cinema APK. All Real-Debrid streams will now appear marked in yellow.
Select a title and instantly start streaming HD sources, just as you would in Kodi.
Easy peasy! Most free streaming apps follow this same process. Give it a try in some of your favorites.
Stream endlessly with Real-Debrid and a VPN
Now you have Real-Debrid setup perfectly in Kodi and your streaming apps of choice.
You can stream anything you want seamlessly in HD quality without any buffering, limits or frustration.
I highly recommended pairing your new Real-Debrid enabled setup with a VPN subscription. This protects your privacy when browsing for content.
My top choice is Surfshark VPN right now due to the low pricing, great speeds, unlimited device connections, and dedicated apps for Firestick, Android, iOS, routers, and more.
It even includes handy features like split-tunneling if you only want to VPN your streaming device and not other internet traffic.
I hope this complete guide helped explain exactly what Real-Debrid offers and how to get it configured for next-level streaming through Kodi and your other favorite apps.
If you have any other questions about this awesome service, feel free to ask in the comments!