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Install Odin Kodi Addon on Firestick/Android (Kodi 19 Matrix)

Kodi has become one of the most popular media centers with over 30 million monthly active users worldwide. But what exactly is Kodi and what can it do?

Kodi is an open source home theater software that allows you to organize and stream your personal media library, as well as access online streaming content from various add-ons and services.

Some of the main features of Kodi include:

  • Support for all major audio, video, and photo formats
  • Library management for your local media
  • Scraper integration to download metadata
  • Central hub for all your media
  • Highly customizable interface and skin options
  • Available across multitude of devices and platforms

But Kodi really comes alive through its extensive add-on ecosystem that provides users access to free movies, TV shows, sports, and more.

There are thousands of addons that can be installed to enhance the functionality of Kodi. And one of the most popular all-in-one addons for streaming movies and shows is Odin.

In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll walk you through everything you need to know to get the Odin addon installed and working on your device.

What is the Odin Kodi Addon?

Odin is a versatile video addon for Kodi that provides streams for both movies and TV shows. It scrapes content from various free streaming sites and services to populate its video library.

Some of the key features of Odin include:

  • Huge library of movies and TV shows
  • Support for Real-Debrid for high-quality streams
  • One-click playback for Real-Debrid streams
  • Separate kids section
  • Constantly updated with new content
  • Manual caching of torrents

Odin is frequently updated by the developer Narcacist to fix bugs, improve performance, and add new features.

For instance, in a recent v1.0.8 update the dev fixed problems with duplicate links, non-working sources, and issues with downloading on Android devices. Updates like this keep Odin working smoothly even as Kodi evolves across platforms.

The extensive video libraries and constant improvements make Odin one of the most popular third-party video addons for Kodi 19 Matrix.

But since it‘s not an official Kodi addon, let‘s take a closer look at the legality and safety of using Odin.

Is Odin Kodi Addon Safe and Legal to Use?

The main concerns when using any third-party Kodi addon are safety and legality. Since Odin is not part of the official Kodi repository, we have to verify it independently.

Here are a few key points about the safety of Odin:

  • The addon‘s repository URL has been scanned with no malware found.
  • The developer Narcacist is trusted and active in the Kodi community.
  • There are no widespread reports of the addon containing malware or suspicious code.

However, even though Odin seems safe, you should still take precautions like using a VPN while streaming. A VPN like IPVanish will encrypt your connection to keep your streaming activity private and secure.

Now let‘s discuss the legality of using Odin and other third-party Kodi addons.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) passed in 1998 made it illegal to access copyrighted content through unauthorized sources. Streaming movies, shows, and other media without rights is considered copyright infringement.

According to an IP Protection report, online streaming piracy costs the US entertainment industry over $29 billion per year in lost revenue.

However, Kodi itself is perfectly legal open-source software. The developers do not promote or enable copyright infringement in any way.

They have taken steps to remove abusive third-party addons from their repository if they clearly enable illegal streaming.

So addons like Odin themselves are not illegal. But some of the free streaming sources they index could potentially provide illegal copyright-infringing content.

The legality comes down to the end user and how they choose to use Kodi addons like Odin. Accessing personal media or free public domain content is fine. But streaming commercial movies and shows without authorization is illegal.

With this background on the legality, let‘s go through the installation process so you can start using Odin responsibly.

Step-by-Step Guide to Install Odin Kodi Addon

Since Odin is not included in the default Kodi repository, we‘ll need to add the developer‘s repository first before installing it.

Here are the detailed steps to get Odin installed:

1. Enable Unknown Sources

Before installing any third-party addons, you need to enable "Unknown Sources" in Kodi‘s settings. This allows Kodi to install addons from outside the official repository.

To do this:

  1. Open Kodi and click on the Settings gear icon.
  2. Go to System Settings
  3. Click on Add-ons on the left sidebar.
  4. Select Unknown Sources and click Yes to enable.

Enabling unknown sources allows you to install Odin from the developer‘s repository.

2. Add the Odin Repository

Now we can add the repository that hosts the Odin Kodi addon:

  1. Go back to the main Kodi home screen.

  2. Click on File Manager in the system menu.

  3. Select Add Source

  4. Enter the following source URL exactly:
  5. Name the media source something like "Odin Repo" and click OK.

This will add the repository hosted at as a media source in Kodi.

3. Install the Repository

With the repository source added, we can now install it:

  1. Go back to the Kodi main menu and click on Addons.

  2. Select Install from zip file.

  3. Click on the name you gave the repo source in step 2. For example, "Odin Repo".

  4. Select to install the repository.

  5. Wait for the "Mallen22 Repository Addon Enabled" notification.

The repository will now be installed and enabled in Kodi.

4. Install the Odin Addon

Now that the repository is added, we can install Odin:

  1. Click on Install from repository

  2. Select the Mallen22 Repository

  3. Click on Video add-ons

  4. Choose Odin and install it.

After Odin finishes installing, you‘ll see the "Odin Addon Enabled" message. It will now be available in your addons list.

The entire installation process takes less than 5 minutes when following these steps.

5. Configure Odin (Optional)

Upon first launching Odin, it will have default settings. You can configure options like default playback action and enabling subtitles in its addon settings.

To access the settings:

  1. In Kodi, go to Addons and select Video addons
  2. Choose Odin and open it.
  3. Click on the gear icon Settings in the upper left corner.
  4. Adjust options like playback, subtitles, providers etc.

The developer recommends enabling Odin‘s "Torrent Cache" feature in the settings. This caches torrent files to improve link quality and consistency.

With Odin fully installed and configured, let‘s take a look at what you can expect when using it.

Odin Kodi Addon Features and Overview

Odin provides an easy way to stream free movies and TV shows within Kodi. The main interface consists of various sections to browse and search content:

Some of the key sections in Odin include:

  • Movies – Extensive library of movies sorted by genres, years, actors etc.

  • TV Shows – Popular shows with new episodes added constantly.

  • Real-Debrid – Premium streams if you have a Real-Debrid account.

  • New Movies – Latest movies ready for streaming.

  • New Episodes – Recently aired episodes from TV shows.

  • Kids – Children‘s movies and shows.

  • Search – Find specific movies or shows to stream.

I really like the dedicated Kids section in Odin for finding appropriate content for children. The movies and shows have all been pre-filtered to have family friendly ratings.

The Search feature is also very handy for looking up something specific like a new movie release or popular TV show. Just type in the name and browse the streams.

For the best experience, you can pair Odin with a Real-Debrid account. Real-Debrid provides premium high-speed streams by sourcing content from file hosters and torrents. It‘s very inexpensive starting at just $3 a month.

Overall, Odin does a great job centralizing movies and TV shows from across the web into an easy to use addon.

How Does Odin Compare to Other Kodi Addons?

There are a lot of competitors when it comes to Kodi video addons. Here‘s how Odin stacks up against some other popular options:

Addon Content Real-Debrid Scraping
Odin Movies, TV shows, kids Yes Good
The Crew Movies, TV shows, sports, live Yes Excellent
Venom Movies, TV shows Yes Average
Seren Movies, TV shows Required Uses own scrapers instead of common sites
Numbers Movies No Unique algorithmic scraping from common sites
Tempest Movies, TV shows Yes OK

Scraping refers to how well the addon finds working streams from hoster sites. As you can see, Odin holds its own against the competition when it comes to content selection and quality.

No single addon will have every movie or show, so most Kodi users switch between a few favorites like Odin, The Crew, Venom, or Seren.

Troubleshooting Odin Installation

The Odin Kodi addon installation process is straightforward for most users. But occasionally you may run into an issue.

Here are some common problems and how to resolve them:

Repository installation fails

This is typically caused by entering the wrong repository URL in the file manager source. Double check you entered exactly.

Odin addon won‘t install

If the repository installed correctly but Odin fails, try restarting Kodi and installing again. Also temporarily disable any VPN or antivirus.

Odin keeps crashing

Go into Odin‘s addon settings and make sure "Torrent cache" is enabled. This often fixes stability issues. A full Kodi reset may also be required if it crashes frequently.

No streams found in Odin

Try clearing the addon cache under Odin‘s settings. Check that your internet is working properly without any Kodi firewall blocking access.

For any other issues with Odin, your best bet is to visit the official Kodi forum thread for the addon. The developer regularly responds to questions there.

Now that you know how to troubleshoot any installation problems, let‘s go over some frequently asked questions about Odin.

Frequently Asked Questions About Odin Kodi Addon

Here are answers to some common questions about Odin:

1. Does Odin work on all devices?

Yes, Odin works great on Windows, Mac, Android, Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield, and most other platforms that run Kodi 19 Matrix.

2. Do I need Real-Debrid for Odin to work?

No, a Real-Debrid account is optional. Odin will scrape free hoster links without it. But a Real-Debrid premium subscription unlocks faster, higher quality streams.

3. Is Odin safe to install on my Firestick?

Odin itself does not contain any malware according to community reports and scans. But as discussed earlier, you should still use a VPN and exercise caution with any third-party Kodi addon.

4. Can I get free Real-Debrid accounts to use with Odin?

No, Real-Debrid requires a paid subscription. But it starts at just $3/month so it‘s very inexpensive to unlock Odin‘s full potential.

5. Does Odin offer 4K streams?

There are some 2160p (4K) sources but availability depends on the host sites. A Real-Debrid subscription will provide more 4K links when available.

6. How is Odin different from Kodi addons like Exodus or The Crew?

Odin has a nicer interface and TV show organization. The Crew may have more niche content. But all 3 are top video addons that often get compared.

And there you have it – everything you need to know to get Odin installed and working perfectly in Kodi 19 Matrix. Its vast libraries and constant improvements definitely make it one of the best all-around options for free streaming content.


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