Real-Debrid is one of the most popular premium services used by cord cutters today. It acts as an unrestricted downloader that provides high-speed streams from file hosters and torrent sites. This results in a smooth streaming experience without buffering.
Integrating Real-Debrid with Kodi or free streaming apps eliminates the hassle of finding working links. It also provides access to content in full HD and even 4K quality.
This guide will show you how to set up and use Real-Debrid on both Kodi and free Android streaming apps like Cinema APK and Syncler. We‘ll cover:
- What Real-Debrid is and how it works
- Registering for an account anonymously
- Integrating it with Kodi addons like The Crew
- Setting it up on streaming apps like Cinema APK
- Finding 4K and 1080p streams
- Deleting your streaming history
- Using Real-Debrid with a VPN
- And more!
Let‘s get started.
What is Real-Debrid?
Real-Debrid is a premium service that hosts files on fast servers so you can stream and download content from file hosters and torrent sites without restriction.
It acts as a middleman between you and the servers hosting your desired media files. Real-Debrid will fetch files from hosters and torrent sites, process them on their servers, and provide you with ultra-fast download speeds and streaming.
This eliminates buffering, captchas, and speed throttling you often get when streaming for free. It also provides access to content in HD and 4K quality.
Most cord cutters use Real-Debrid with their streaming device like a Firestick or Android TV box. It integrates with Kodi addons and free streaming apps to provide buffer-free playback.
Some key features of a Real-Debrid premium account include:
- Download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- No waiting for streams to load
- Access to premium hoster links
- Stream content in HD and 4K quality
- Use on multiple devices
- Integration with Kodi, streaming apps, and more
Overall, Real-Debrid takes streaming from unsupported hosters and torrents and turns it into an unrestricted, smooth, and buffer-free experience.
In order to use Real-Debrid, you‘ll need a premium account. Pricing starts at around $3 for 15 days of access.
Here are the subscription options available:
- 15 days – 3 EUR (~$3 USD)
- 30 days – 4 EUR (~$4 USD)
- 90 days – 9 EUR (~$9 USD)
- 180 days – 16 EUR (~$16 USD)
The more days you purchase upfront, the cheaper the daily rate is. A 30 day plan is the most popular for new users.
You can pay for Real-Debrid using:
- Credit card
- Amazon Pay
I suggest using an anonymous payment method like Bitcoin if privacy is a concern.
Overall, Real-Debrid offers affordable pricing compared to other premium streaming services. Given the boost in streaming quality and speed you get, it‘s well worth the small monthly cost.
Is Real-Debrid Safe and Legal?
Using Real-Debrid itself is completely legal. It simply helps you access content hosted on file hosters and torrent sites.
However, some of the content accessed through Real-Debrid may be illegally hosted. It‘s up to you to avoid copyrighted material.
Make sure to only stream content in the public domain or that you have the rights to view. Accessing copyrighted material could get you in legal trouble.
In terms of safety, Real-Debrid is based overseas. So user data is not protected by US privacy laws.
For privacy, I strongly suggest using a VPN like Surfshark or ExpressVPN while streaming with Real-Debrid. This will hide your IP address and prevent snooping on your streaming activity.
How to Sign Up for Real-Debrid
Ready to get started with Real-Debrid? Here are step-by-step instructions to sign up for an account:
First, connect to a VPN like Surfshark or ExpressVPN. This will prevent Real-Debrid from logging your true IP address.
Next, go to Real-Debrid.com and click Sign Up.
Enter a username, password, and email address. Make sure to use an alias email if privacy is a concern.
Check your email to confirm your account and complete registration.
Log into Real-Debrid and purchase a subscription plan with a payment method of your choice.
Once your payment is processed, your premium account will activate immediately.
If your credit card is declined, try using PayPal, Bitcoin, or Amazon Pay instead.
You‘re now ready to integrate Real-Debrid with Kodi or your favorite streaming app.
Setting Up Real-Debrid on Kodi
Let‘s go through how to integrate Real-Debrid with Kodi step-by-step. This will allow addons like The Crew, Seren, and many others to access premium streams.
Here‘s an overview of the setup process:
Connect your streaming device like a Firestick to a VPN.
Launch Kodi and install an addon that supports Real-Debrid like The Crew.
Open the addon settings and locate the Universal Resolvers menu.
Choose "Re-authorize Real-Debrid Account" and input the code on the Real-Debrid website.
You‘ll then be able to access high-quality Real-Debrid streams in the addon.
Now let‘s go through the steps in more detail:
Step 1: Make sure to connect your Firestick, Android TV box, or other streaming device to a VPN before launching Kodi. This prevents Real-Debrid from logging your IP address.
I recommend Surfshark or ExpressVPN since they offer dedicated apps for streaming devices.
Step 2: Launch Kodi and install a supported addon like The Crew, Seren, or Venom if you don‘t have one already. These addons allow integrating Real-Debrid to pull premium streams.
Check out our addon installation guides if you need help with the setup:
Step 3: With your chosen addon open, go to the addon settings and find the "Universal Resolvers" section:
Addon Home Screen > Tools > ResolveURL Settings > Universal Resolvers
Step 4: In the Universal Resolvers menu, scroll down and select "(Re)Authorize Real-Debrid Account".
Step 5: A verification code will appear. Write this code down.
Step 6: Pull up Real-Debrid.com in a web browser, go to the device verification page, and enter the code. Click continue.
This will authorize your streaming device to use your Real-Debrid account.
Step 7: Go back to Kodi and try playing a movie or TV show in your addon. You should now see premium Real-Debrid streams at the top!
That‘s all there is to it! Kodi is now setup to access your Real-Debrid account and premium streams.
How to Set Up Real-Debrid on Streaming Apps
You can also use Real-Debrid with free streaming apps like Cinema APK, BeeTV, CyberFlix, and others.
Here‘s how to do it:
Install the streaming app if you don‘t have it.
Launch the app and go to Settings.
Find the Real-Debrid option and enter the device verification code on the website.
Real-Debrid links will now appear at the top of your streams within the app.
Let‘s use Cinema APK as an example and go through the steps:
Step 1: Install Cinema APK on your Firestick or Android streaming device if you don‘t already have it. See our Cinema APK installation guide for help.
Step 2: Launch Cinema APK, click the menu icon in the top left corner, and select Settings.
Step 3: In settings, find the Real-Debrid option and select to login or authorize Real-Debrid.
Step 4: A verification code will appear. Write this code down.
Step 5: Go to Real-Debrid.com/device in a web browser and enter the code. Click continue to authorize.
Step 6: Return to Cinema APK and try playing a movie or TV episode.
You‘ll now see Real-Debrid streams at the top of your results for fast buffer-free playback!
The process is the same for other apps like BeeTV, CyberFlix, etc. Just make sure to enable Real-Debrid in the app‘s settings.
Finding Real-Debrid Streams in Kodi & Apps
Once Real-Debrid is setup in Kodi or your streaming app, you‘ll start to see premium streams at the top of your results.
Here are some tips for spotting Real-Debrid links:
In Kodi addons, Real-Debrid streams will have "RD" in the name or a different color text.
In free streaming apps, Real-Debrid links appear at the very top and highlighted in a different color.
Real-Debrid streams are almost always 720p, 1080p, or 4K quality.
Real-Debrid links load instantly with no buffering.
There are often way more high quality links with Real-Debrid enabled.
In my experience, Real-Debrid streams tend to be far more reliable than free links. They load instantly in HD or 4K quality with no stuttering or lag.
One tip – If you have Real-Debrid enabled but still see a lot of free links in an addon, try switching to a new primary scraper in the addon settings. This will prioritize Real-Debrid providers.
Using Real-Debrid Securely with a VPN
As mentioned earlier, using a VPN while streaming with Real-Debrid is highly recommended for privacy and security.
Here are a few reasons you should always use a VPN with Real-Debrid:
It hides your IP address from being logged by Real-Debrid‘s servers.
It encrypts all of your streaming data and activity from your ISP.
It allows you to access geo-restricted content.
It adds an extra layer of protection against copyright notices.
I suggest using a VPN like Surfshark or ExpressVPN that offers dedicated apps for Firestick and Android TV devices.
The key is setting up a VPN kill switch to prevent any data leakage if your VPN connection drops.
On a Firestick, the Surfshark and ExpressVPN apps have a built-in kill switch in the settings. Enable this before you start streaming.
Deleting Your Real-Debrid History
Over time, your Real-Debrid account will build up a download history of all the files you‘ve streamed through their service.
Real-Debrid retains this data for up to 1 year. But thankfully, you can manually delete your history.
Here‘s how to do it:
Login to Real-Debrid.com and go to your account page.
Select Download History in the left menu.
Click on the trash can icon to delete your entire history.
I suggest clearing your history every so often for better privacy. Just keep in mind Real-Debrid will retain records for 1 year regardless.
You can also choose to delete your download history on specific devices if you prefer.
How to Cancel Real-Debrid
Don‘t want to continue using Real-Debrid? Here‘s how to cancel your subscription:
Login to Real-Debrid.com and go to your account page.
Under ‘Current subscription‘ look for the end date of your plan.
Once your plan expires, Real-Debrid will automatically cancel your subscription.
Unfortunately, there is no way to immediately terminate or delete a Real-Debrid account. You‘ll need to let your current subscription end.
Once canceled, you can optionally contact Real-Debrid customer support to request deletion of your account data. But keep in mind records are retained for 1 year regardless.
And that covers the ins and outs of using Real-Debrid for buffer-free streaming! Let me know if you have any other questions.