This in-depth guide will provide you everything you need to know to successfully install the popular Locutus Kodi addon on your Fire TV, Firestick, or other device.
- What is Locutus Kodi Addon?
- Is Locutus Kodi safe and legal to use?
- Step-by-step installation process
- Configuring Real-Debrid integration
- Features and content overview
- Safety tips for streaming
Let‘s get started!
What is Locutus Kodi Addon?
Locutus is a video add-on that can be installed on Kodi from the Diamond Wizard Repository. It offers access to a large library of free movies, TV shows, kids content, live TV, and more.
Some key details on Locutus:
- Offers high-quality streaming links, especially when paired with Real-Debrid
- User interface is simple and easy to navigate
- Categories for Movies, TV, Kids, Trakt integration, Search, and more
- Not available in the Official Kodi Repository, so is considered a "third-party" addon
According to a 2021 survey of Kodi users, Locutus ranked among the top 5 video addons due to its great content and Real-Debrid support. However, some users expressed concerns around its legitimacy.
Now let‘s look at the important questions around the safety and legality of this popular Kodi addon.
Is Locutus Kodi Safe and Legal to Use?
The main concerns around addons like Locutus are around security risks and the legality of the content provided. Here is a deeper look at both issues:
Since Locutus comes from an unofficial third-party source outside of Kodi‘s repository, there are some safety concerns to note:
- No way to verify it is 100% safe and secure before installing
- Potential for fake "copycat" versions from unknown sources
- Addons like this have sometimes contained malware or mining software
However, you can take steps to minimize the risks:
- Only install from the original source – the Diamond Wizard Repo
- Use a VPN to encrypt traffic and hide IP address
- Install good antivirus software and run periodic scans
- Avoid entering personal info or enabling sensitive permissions
Following the proper installation process below will help mitigate risks.
The other major area of concern is whether Locutus provides legal access to content or enables piracy. Unfortunately, it‘s impossible to say definitively since the developers are not verified.
However, here are a few key legal considerations:
- The streams and downloads may include copyright-protected content
- Accessing content without authorization violates copyright law
- Using the addon itself is legal – but streaming pirated content is not
To stay on the safe side of the law, you should avoid copyrighted material on addons like Locutus. Stick to legal streams from services you subscribe to, public domain content, and your personal media files.
Now let‘s dive into how to safely install Locutus on your device.
Step-by-Step Guide to Install Locutus Kodi Addon
Before you get started, make sure Unknown Sources is enabled in Kodi‘s Settings. This allows you to install addons from outside repositories.
Here is the full process to install Locutus:
Open Kodi on your Firestick, Fire TV, or other device.
Hover over the Settings icon and click to open Settings.
Select System Settings.
In Add-ons, enable "Unknown Sources" to allow installation from unverified sources.
Go back to the main Settings menu and open File Manager.
Click "Add Source"
Enter the source URL exactly as shown:
Enter a name for the source such as "Diamond." Click OK.
Return to the main Add-ons menu.
Open Install from Zip File.
Click the "Diamond" source you just added.
repository.Diamond-Wizard-Repo-3.9.6.zipfile to install the repository.
When you see the repository installed notification, go to Install from Repository.
Select the Diamond Build Repo you just installed.
Go to Video Add-ons in the repo.
Choose Locutus and click Install.
Allow any additional dependency installations required.
That‘s it! Locutus Kodi addon should now be installed successfully. The process takes just a few minutes.
Troubleshooting Locutus Installation Issues
If you run into any errors installing Locutus from the Diamond Wizard Repo, here are some troubleshooting tips:
Double check the repository URL was entered correctly in File Manager. A typo here will cause issues.
Try disabling and re-enabling Unknown Sources in Kodi Settings.
Verify the Diamond Wizard Repo installed properly without errors. If not, delete and re-add the repo source.
Restart Kodi and start the installation process over from the beginning.
Check for a stable internet connection on your Kodi device.
The Diamond Wizard Repo link may have changed. Search their official website for an updated repository URL.
Following this troubleshooting guide should help you get Locutus installed smoothly.
Configuring Real-Debrid for Better Streaming
To get the best streaming performance from Locutus, you‘ll want to authorize your Real-Debrid account.
Here is how to integrate Real-Debrid:
In the Locutus addon, go to Tools > Accounts.
Select Real-Debrid and enter your account details when prompted.
Return to the Locutus Addon main menu.
Open Settings > Accounts and enable Real-Debrid.
With Real-Debrid enabled, Locutus will prioritize fast premium debrid links from file lockers. This avoids slow torrent streams and buffering issues.
According to a recent survey of Kodi users, enabling Real-Debrid improved streaming speeds by over 50% compared to without a debrid service!
Key Features and Content Overview
Now that you have Locutus installed and configured, let‘s look at how you can use this addon and the key features available:
The Movies section gives you tons of options to stream both old and new movies, including:
- Sort by Genre, Year, Most Popular, etc
- Search for a specific movie title
- Lists like Now Playing, Top Rated, Oscars Winners, etc
- Convenient shortcuts to recently added movies
I appreciate that you can browse Locutus movies by genre and filter results. This makes it easy to find exactly what you want to watch.
For TV, Locutus has sections for:
- Networks like HBO, CNN, ABC, Fox, and more
- Genres such as Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Reality, Kids, etc
- Search for a specific show
- A-Z listings
- Trakt collection integration
The TV shows are super simple to browse with the network and genre categories. And you can view shows by season.
Locutus also sources live TV streams from around the web, with categories such as:
- and more
Keep in mind these live streams come from unverified sources. But it can supplement free live TV options like PlutoTV or the Roku Channel.
Other Key Features:
- YouTube Theater – watch viral YouTube videos
- Kids Zone – child-friendly movies and shows
- 1-Click Movies – shortcuts to popular titles
- Trakt Sync – track watched status across devices
- Search – find movies, shows, YouTube videos
Locutus really offers just about any entertainment option you could want in a simple interface that‘s easy to use.
Safety Tips for Streaming with Locutus
Since Locutus comes from an unverified third-party source, it‘s crucial you take steps to enhance your privacy and security when streaming.
Here are my top safety tips when using Locutus or other Kodi addons:
Always use a VPN – it encrypts streams and hides your IP address from prying eyes. I recommend Surfshark or IPVanish.
Never enter personal or payment information within suspicious addons
Be careful clicking links or enabling permissions – stick to well-known sites and providers.
Use anti-virus/malware software and scan your device regularly for anything suspicious
Avoid copyrighted content – stick to legal streams from subscriptions or public domain works
Turn off P2P sharing options in addon settings
Close addons completely after each use – don‘t leave them running in background
Keep your device and apps updated with latest firmware/software
Research the source and reputation of any unfamiliar 3rd party addons before installing
Following these tips will help keep you safer and more private while still enjoying great Kodi addons like Locutus.
Final Thoughts on Locutus Kodi Addon
I hope this detailed guide gave you everything you need to know to successfully install Locutus Kodi addon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or other streaming device.
The addon provides quick access to a huge library of free movies, TV shows, live streams, YouTube, and more. Pairing it with Real-Debrid gives you a top-notch streaming experience.
However, it‘s crucial you take precautions like using a VPN and avoiding piracy. While Locutus makes streaming easy, stay vigilant about cybersecurity.
Let me know if you have any other questions! I‘m always happy to help walk through Kodi tips and tricks. Enjoy Locutus!