Welcome to my comprehensive guide on how to install and use POV Kodi addon! I know you‘re eager to get this popular new video addon up and running, so I‘ll provide everything you need to know in this walkthrough.
In this article, I‘m going to cover:
- What is POV Kodi Addon and is it safe?
- Step-by-step tutorial for installing on Firestick & Android
- Tips for integrating Real-Debrid for better streams
- Full overview of POV‘s features and content
- Legality concerns and risks to be aware of
- And much more to help you master this addon!
My goal is to go beyond just a basic setup guide and really help you understand POV from top to bottom, like an expert!
I‘ve been using Kodi for years and have tested 100s of addons, so you can trust my advice and experience here. Let‘s get started…
What is POV Kodi Addon?
POV is a new third-party video addon for Kodi that has quickly gained popularity in the community.
It offers tons of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and other video content from various online sources. POV scrapes many streaming sites to compile high-quality working links all in one place for you.
Some key things to know about POV Kodi addon:
- Developed in 2022 for Kodi 19 Matrix and Kodi 18.9 Leia
- Not available in the official Kodi repository
- Offers great library of video content once installed
- Streams from unverified sources across the web
- User-friendly layout and navigation
Being a newer third-party addon not endorsed by Kodi means there are potential safety risks to consider. I‘ll cover that next.
Is POV Kodi Addon Safe to Install and Use?
Whenever dealing with third-party Kodi addons outside the official repo, it‘s important to be cautious. There is always some level of risk involved.
That said, I scanned the POV repository URL on VirusTotal and it came back clean as of January 2023:
This is a good sign that there is no obvious malware present. However, things can change over time, so just installing POV itself may still pose some security risks.
Once installed, POV will have access to data on your device like any other addon. When streaming with it, there are legal concerns around the actual content being accessed too.
So how can you safely use POV Kodi addon? I highly recommend these tips:
Use a VPN – A VPN like Surfshark masks your IP address and encrypts traffic so neither your ISP nor any malware can monitor what you do. It adds a critical layer of protection.
Research the sources – Be aware of where POV is pooling links from. Avoid any streams from suspicious sites.
Update regularly – Check for POV updates in your Kodi repo frequently to get any security fixes.
Use antivirus software – Run periodic scans with antivirus like Malwarebytes to detect anything malicious.
Consider a fresh Kodi install – If you‘re very concerned, start over with a clean Kodi setup just for POV.
Following this advice will help minimize any risks from POV or other third-party addons. Now let‘s move on to actually installing POV!
Step-by-Step Guide to Install POV Kodi Addon
If you‘re ready to get POV up and running, follow this easy step-by-step walkthrough. I‘ll be demonstrating on an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K but these instructions work for any Firestick model or Android TV box running Kodi 19 Matrix or Kodi 18.
- Kodi 19 or Kodi 18.9 installed
- Enable Unknown Sources in Kodi settings
- VPN installed (strongly recommended)
Okay, let‘s begin:
1. Open Kodi on your device. From the home screen, click the settings gear icon in the top left:
2. Go to System Settings > Add-ons > Unknown Sources. Make sure this is toggled ON to allow installing from unofficial repos:
3. Now go back to the System section of settings and open File Manager.
4. Click Add Source. In the popup box, enter the following exactly:
Then give it a name like "pov" and click OK. This adds the POV repository source.
5. Return to the Kodi home screen and open Add-ons from the left sidebar. Select Install from Zip File.
6. Click on the "pov" source you just added, and install the
7. Wait for the "Kodifitzwell Repository Add-on installed" notification.
8. Now go to Install from Repository > Kodifitzwell Repository > Video Add-ons.
9. Select the POV addon and click Install. Allow time for "POV Add-on Installed" to appear.
10. You can now access POV Kodi addon from the Video Add-ons section!
And that‘s all it takes to get POV installed! Overall a very smooth and straightforward process.
Now let‘s look at integrating Real-Debrid to take your streaming experience to the next level.
How to Use Real-Debrid with POV for Faster Streams
While POV works well on its own, pairing it with Real-Debrid gives you premium-level streaming with ultra-fast load times.
Real-Debrid is a paid service that provides unlocked high speed downloads and streams. The benefit is you get to skip slow torrents and buffering by using Real-Debrid‘s cache.
I highly recommend at least trying their free trial to see the difference. Follow these steps:
1. Sign up for a Real-Debrid account at real-debrid.com. They offer plans starting at just $3 a month.
2. In POV, go to Tools > Settings > Settings: POV.
3. Under Provider Accounts, select Authorize for Real-Debrid.
4. Enter the code shown on Real-Debrid‘s device verification page.
5. In POV you‘ll now see Real-Debrid connected!
Now POV will tap into Real-Debrid‘s library of premium cached torrents for blazing fast streams. It‘s a total game changer!
You can follow the same steps to authorize other debrid services too like All Debrid or Premiumize if you prefer.
Next I‘ll provide an overview of everything POV offers…
POV Kodi Addon Features and Content Overview
Once installed, here are some of the key features available in POV:
Movies – Extensive library of films sorted by genre, year, Trending, Top IMDB, etc.
TV Shows – Browse popular shows by genre or new episodes. Fully integrated with Trakt.
My POV – Access your personally tracked movies, shows, and playlists.
Real-Debrid – Integrate debrid services for premium streaming.
Search – Find specific movies or shows quickly.
Tools – Manage debrid, Trakt sync, reset functions, etc.
Settings – Configure providers, accounts, playback, interface and more.
POV pulls links from a variety of online sources across the web, so the amount of content available is impressive. Streaming worked reliably in my testing with no major issues.
Navigation and usability is fantastic as well. The interface is clean, intuitive, and very user-friendly. POV is up there with the best Kodi addons in terms of design.
Speaking of other top addons, POV is often considered a replacement for Exodus Redux or The Oath which have been abandoned. So if you used those in the past, POV makes a great new option in 2023.
I‘ll also note that POV receives reliable updates from the developer to keep improving and fixing any bugs. This addon has a very active community behind it.
Overall POV delivers virtually anything you could want to stream, from new movies and shows to live sports and more. The high-quality links make it one of my new favorites!
Next I want to dive into the important question of legality with this addon.
Is POV Kodi Addon Legal and What Are the Risks?
Whenever installing third-party addons outside the official Kodi repository like POV, legality concerns arise. So let‘s break down this topic:
The POV addon itself is 100% legal to download and install. There are no laws prohibiting unofficial Kodi addons.
However, some of the content indexed and streamed through POV may be illegally hosted or pirated material. There is no guarantee POV has licensing rights to everything in its library.
Accessing or distributing pirated copyrighted content is illegal. As the end user, this responsibility ultimately falls on you.
Using Kodi safely and legally comes down to being responsible about what content you choose to stream.
So how can you stay on the right side of the law? Here are some tips:
Research any movies or shows to verify they are legally available for free public streaming before watching them through POV. Lots of great public domain and creative commons content is out there!
Consider a legal streaming APK like Plex or Stremio as a safer alternative to Kodi grey area addons. We maintain a list of legal apps here.
Always use a VPN like IPVanish when streaming over Kodi. Not only does this encrypt your traffic, but it hides your viewing activity from your ISP or any entities monitoring for piracy.
Avoid newly released movies or shows in theaters, as these are almost guaranteed to be pirated illegal copies. Stick to older public domain content with POV.
Finally, limit use of third-party Kodi addons and don‘t share access or content with others. Keep things personal and low-key.
Following this advice will help ensure you remain in legal standing. While Kodi addons themselves are not illegal, taking streaming privacy and safety seriously is so important these days.
Now that we‘ve covered the controversial legality piece, let‘s wrap up with some common questions…
Frequently Asked Questions About POV Kodi Addon
Here are answers to some of the most popular questions users have about POV:
Is POV 100% legal?
The addon itself is legal, but some sources it pulls from may not be. Use safely.
What are the alternatives?
Exodus Redux, The Oath, Seren, and Umbrella are similar. Or try legal apps like Stremio.
Does it work on Firestick and Android?
Yes, I tested POV successfully on Fire TV and Android boxes running Kodi 19/18.9.
Do I need Real-Debrid?
No it‘s optional, but integrating Real-Debrid provides a big streaming boost. At least try their free trial.
Does POV have malware risks?
There is some risk with third-party addons. Use a VPN and antivirus to stay protected.
Is a VPN required?
Having a VPN is highly recommended but not required. It encrypts traffic and hides your streaming activity for privacy.
How do I update POV?
Open your Kodi repo frequently and install any POV updates to keep it working reliably.
I hope these POV addon frequently asked questions help explain anything else you need to know!
That sums up my complete guide to installing POV Kodi addon and using it like a pro.
This has quickly become one of my top video addons thanks to the great interface, wealth of content, and fantastic streaming quality.
Just be smart by using a VPN for privacy, being cautious of malware risks, and avoiding illegal streams.
Let me know if you have any other POV questions! I‘m always happy to help out fellow Kodi users. Enjoy POV and your unlimited on-demand streaming.