If you want to install the Kingpin Kodi addon on your Amazon Firestick, Android TV box, smartphone, or any device running Kodi, then this complete walkthrough is for you.
We‘ll cover everything you need to know to get Kingpin up and running, including:
- Is Kingpin safe to install?
- Full Kingpin installation guide with screenshots
- Integrating Real-Debrid for best streaming
- Features and interface overview
- Frequently asked questions
By the end, you‘ll have Kingpin installed and ready to start streaming tons of free movies and TV shows. Let‘s get started!
An Introduction to Kodi and Kingpin Addon
First, what is Kodi?
Kodi is a free, open-source media center software used by over 30 million people worldwide. It lets you stream movies, TV shows, live TV, and more on devices like Firestick, Android, Roku, Windows, Mac, and more.
Kodi doesn‘t contain any built-in streaming content. Instead, you enhance its capabilities by installing "addons" like Kingpin.
Kingpin is a newer 3rd party Kodi addon located in The Kingpin repository. It‘s considered a clone of the once popular Venom addon for its similar features and interface.
This addon gives you access to a huge library of on-demand movies, TV shows, documentaries, kids content, and more across various genres.
According to Kodi usage statistics, streaming addons like Kingpin are the most popular reason people use Kodi, accounting for over 70% of all usage.
However, since Kingpin is not in Kodi‘s Official Repository, it raises some questions around safety and legality that we‘ll cover shortly.
Now let‘s look at how to install Kingpin on any Kodi 19 "Matrix" device.
Is The Kingpin Kodi Addon Safe?
The first thing I do before installing any 3rd party Kodi addon is scan the repository URL with VirusTotal to check for anything suspicious.
Here are the test results for the Kingpin repository:
VirusTotal scans files with over 70 different antivirus engines and didn‘t find any malware or suspicious activity. This suggests it‘s safe from a virus perspective.
However, since Kingpin comes from an unverified external source, Kodi will warn you during setup that addons like this could access personal data stored on your device.
So while Kingpin itself seems safe, you should use a VPN like IPVanish anytime you install or stream from third-party Kodi addons.
A VPN encrypts all your Kodi traffic so addons can‘t see your personal data. It also hides your IP address and location to keep your streaming private. I‘d never use addons like Kingpin without one.
Now let‘s look at how to install Kingpin from the official repository.
Complete Guide: How to Install Kingpin Kodi Addon
The Kingpin repository is hosted at GitHub, a development platform used by over 83 million developers. This adds some credibility versus other random repositories.
Below you‘ll find the full step-by-step walkthrough for installing Kingpin on your Firestick, NVIDIA SHIELD, Android smartphone, or any Kodi 19 "Matrix" device.
I‘ll be using an Amazon Firestick 4K for the visual examples, but all steps work the same on any platform running Kodi 19.
Step 1) Enable Unknown Sources in Kodi
Since Kingpin isn‘t in the Official Kodi Repository, you first need to enable "Unknown Sources." This allows you to install addons from external repositories.
To do this:
Open Kodi and click the "gear icon" in the top left to open the Settings menu.
Click System > Add-ons.
Turn on the toggle for "Unknown Sources."
- Read and accept the warning prompt about allowing addons access to personal data.
Enabling Unknown Sources is required to install any addons not in the Official Kodi Repository, like Kingpin.
Step 2) Add the Kingpin Repository Source URL
Next, you need to add the Kingpin repository URL as a "Media Source" in Kodi. This points Kodi to the location of the repository hosting the Kingpin addon files.
Here‘s how to add Kingpin‘s repo source:
- Go back to the Kodi Settings menu and click File Manager.
- Click "Add Source" then click to bring up the source input field.
Enter the following URL exactly as written:
In the box below, enter a name to identify this media source, like "kingpin" or "kp".
Click OK to add the source.
You‘ve now successfully added the Kingpin repository URL to Kodi‘s media sources.
Step 3) Install the Kingpin Repository
With the source URL added, you can now install the Kingpin repository addon itself.
The repository contains the actual Kingpin addon files you want. Installing the repo first makes the addon available.
Here‘s how to install Kingpin‘s repository:
Go back to the main Kodi Settings menu and click "Add-ons."
Click "Install from zip file."
Select the source you just added (named "kingpin" or whatever you chose).
Install the repository.kingpin-1.0.zip file.
- You‘ll see a notification once the Kingpin Repo addon is installed successfully.
Step 4) Install the Kingpin Addon From the Repository
Now that you‘ve installed the Kingpin repository, the final step is to install the actual Kingpin Kodi addon.
Here‘s how to install Kingpin addon:
Go back to Add-ons and this time click "Install from repository."
Select the "Kingpin Repo" you just installed.
Go to Video add-ons and you‘ll find the Kingpin addon there.
Click it and select Install.
Once you see the "Kingpin Add-on installed" notification, you‘re all set! The addon will now be available in your Kodi Add-ons menu.
And that‘s it! By following this simple 4-step process, you‘ve successfully installed the Kingpin Kodi addon on your device.
Integrate Real-Debrid for Faster, Higher Quality Streams
One thing that makes Kingpin stand out is it utilizes Real-Debrid for high-quality streams.
Real-Debrid is a premium service that unrestricts file hosters and torrents for buffer-free streaming. It costs around $3-5 per month depending on the plan.
The advantage is you get way faster streaming speeds and higher quality video sources from services like Kingpin.
Here‘s how to easily set up Real-Debrid within the Kingpin addon:
First, create a Real-Debrid account at real-debrid.com if you don‘t have one.
In Kodi, open the Kingpin addon and click on Tools.
Go to My Account Settings > Debrid Accounts.
Under Real-Debrid, click Authorize.
You‘ll get a code – write this down.
Next, go to real-debrid.com/device on a browser and enter that code to link your account.
Once verified, Kingpin will show "Real-Debrid Authorization Successful" across the top.
That‘s all it takes to enable Real-Debrid with the Kingpin addon! With this added, you‘ll get way more high-quality streams from Debrid services.
Kingpin Kodi Addon Features and Interface Walkthrough
Now that you have Kingpin installed, let‘s look at how it works along with all the great features it offers.
The main interface provides quick access to:
Discover Movies – Browse and stream movies sorted by genre, release year, and more
Discover TV Shows – Find and watch TV shows sorted by genre and popularity
YouTube Videos – Watch YouTube videos right within Kodi
Tools – Access settings and account management
Premium Services – Get content from premium accounts like Real-Debrid
My Movies – Your personal library of favorite movies
My TV Shows – Your personal library of favorite TV shows
The Discover sections provide tons of working movies and TV show links from Debrid services thanks to Real-Debrid integration. So you get super fast streaming speeds.
You can also integrate free accounts from sites like Trakt to build out your own media libraries that sync across devices.
Overall, Kingpin provides reliable HD streaming thanks to premium hosters integration. The interface makes finding movies and shows super convenient.
I rank it among the best Kodi addons available right now for its great selection of high-quality streams.
Is Kingpin Kodi Addon Legal?
Whenever installing third-party Kodi addons like Kingpin, the legality question always comes up. So let‘s discuss it.
First off, it‘s not illegal to install or use Kingpin itself. The addon is just a tool. You won‘t get in legal trouble simply for having it on your device.
However, some of the content you can stream through addons like Kingpin may violate copyrights if streamed without authorization. But there‘s no way for me to determine the licensing status of all sources.
If an addon is confirmed illegal by authorities, I immediately inform my readers and community. I would never recommend software I knew was problematic.
In general, copyright laws state you can freely stream:
- Older public domain media
- User-generated content (like YouTube)
- Titles you have purchased or rented access to
- Works made available for free by the creator
But you should avoid large volumes of recently released copyrighted movies and shows without permission. There is always the risk of receiving notices from your Internet provider in that scenario.
So in summary – Kingpin itself is perfectly legal. But as the end user, it‘s your responsibility to avoid any clearly copyright-infringing content.
My advice is to use good judgment and safety tools like a VPN when streaming free media. Ultimately it‘s up to you.
Now let‘s recap some common questions about this addon.
Frequently Asked Questions About Kingpin Kodi Addon
Here are answers to some of the most common questions about using Kingpin:
Is the Kingpin Kodi addon legal?
The addon itself is 100% legal. But some streamed content may violate copyrights. Be careful accessing unlicensed movies and shows.
Should I use a VPN with Kingpin?
Absolutely! A VPN like IPVanish keeps your streaming private and protects your identity when using third-party addons like Kingpin.
Does Kingpin work on a Firestick or Fire TV?
Yes, I showed how to install it on a Firestick 4K. These steps work on any Firestick, Fire TV, or Amazon device with Kodi.
What‘s the difference between a Kodi addon and repository?
An addon contains the content and features. A repository hosts multiple addons for easy installation. You install a repo first to gain access to its addons.
Is Kingpin safe to install?
VirusTotal scans show the repository is safe and many use this addon with no issues. But having a quality VPN installed is always a good idea.
And there you have it! You now know everything about the Kingpin Kodi addon – how to install it, use it with Real-Debrid, overview of the features, legality, and more.
I hope this complete walkthrough helped explain this useful media addon. Enjoy unlimited movies, TV shows, and more!