Looking for a way to stream unlimited movies and TV shows for free? If so, you‘ll definitely want to get the Tempest addon installed on your Kodi media center.
With Tempest, you can access thousands of films and series with just a few clicks on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android device. It provides an easy way to cut the cord from expensive cable and streaming subscriptions.
In this detailed guide, I‘ll walk you through everything you need to know to get Tempest installed and streaming. I‘ve been using Kodi for years and want to share what I‘ve learned to help others set up this awesome media software.
Here‘s what I‘ll cover:
- What Kodi is and why you need addons like Tempest
- Step-by-step installation instructions
- Features and content overview of Tempest
- Is it legal and safe to stream?
- Tips to stay protected
Let‘s dive in!
What is Kodi and Why Do You Need Addons?
First, a quick overview for those new to Kodi.
Kodi is a free and open-source media center software. It provides a ton of tools for managing your local media libraries of movies, shows, music, pictures, and more.
But what really gives Kodi its strength are the diverse addons that expand its capabilities. Kodi addons allow you to stream online content from around the web.
There are thousands of addons available, both legal and illegal. Popular legal addons include PlutoTV, YouTube, Haystack TV, The Roku Channel, and more. These give you free streaming channels like a cable TV guide.
Then there are gray area addons like Tempest that aggregate content from around the web. These addons don‘t host the content themselves, but provide easy access. Much of this material likely infringes on copyrights.
According to a 2021 survey, over 30 million households worldwide use Kodi. Of those users, 70% said they use the platform for streaming addons rather than local media libraries.
This just shows the huge demand for streaming content, both free and paid. Addons like Tempest cater to this demand with unlimited on-demand movies and shows.
Next, let‘s look at Tempest itself before we dive into the installation process.
Overview of Tempest Kodi Addon
The Tempest Kodi addon provides free streaming access to a massive library of movies and TV series.
As a fork of the once-popular Covenant addon, Tempest replicates much of the same functionality and codebase. It‘s fast, stable, and regularly updated by the active development team.
Tempest scrapes content links from various host sites around the web. It then aggregates these into its easy-to-navigate menus of streamable movies and shows.
Some highlights of Tempest:
- Huge library of new and classic movies and TV shows
- Content sorted by genres, ratings, actors, networks, years
- Supports Real-Debrid for premium high-quality streams
- Integrates with Trakt to track watched status across devices
- Actively maintained and updated with fresh links
In testing, I‘m able to consistently find high-quality streams through Tempest. While not every link works flawlessly, the sheer amount of options makes it easy to find one that does.
The interface is also really user-friendly. Within just minutes of installing Tempest, I was browsing movies and firing up streams with no hassle.
Now let‘s walk through the installation process step-by-step.
How to Install Tempest Kodi Addon on Firestick / Fire TV
I‘ll be demonstrating the Tempest installation process on a Fire TV Stick 4K. However, these steps will work on any Fire TV model, Fire tablet, or Android TV box running Kodi.
- Kodi 18 Leia or 19 Matrix installed
- Enable Unknown Sources option in Kodi settings
- Tempest repository URL:
Here are the step-by-step instructions to get Tempest installed:
- Open Kodi and click the gear icon to access the Settings menu
- Click System Settings from the vertical menu bar
- Scroll down to Addons and toggle on the option for Unknown Sources
- Read the warning prompt carefully and click Yes to enable external addons
- Return to the Kodi home screen
- Click the Addons icon from the top left corner of the interface
- Select the open box icon to launch the addon browser
- Choose Install from Zip File
- Click on None and enter
https://tempest0580.github.io/as the source
- Name the source "Tempest" and click OK
- Return to Install from Zip File
- Select the Tempest source you just created
- Install the
- Wait for the Repository Installed notification
- Go back and open the Install from Repository menu
- Select the Tempest Repo you just installed
- Enter the Video Addons section
- Choose Tempest and click the Install button
- Accept the additional dependency addons and wait for the final Installed message
Once installed, you‘ll find Tempest ready to use under the Addons section in Kodi. Take some time to explore all the available movies, shows, settings, and integrations.
Let‘s take a closer look at all this awesome content now!
Key Features and Content of Tempest Kodi Addon
As a fork of the Covenant addon, Tempest retains a very similar interface and streaming options:
Huge Selection of Movies
Find a massive catalog of movies sorted by genre, year, actor, director, country, and more. Easily locate popular new releases or your favorite classic films.
Every TV Show Imaginable
TV shows are organized by network, genre, premier status, air-date, and more. Subscribe to shows to get notified of new episodes.
Personal Media Libraries
Integrate Tempest with Trakt to build and manage your own media libraries of movies, shows, and playlists. Keep your content in sync.
Premium Streaming with Real-Debrid
Link your Real-Debrid account for high-quality streams from premium hosts. Minimal buffering for an amazing viewing experience.
Convenient Search Function
Instantly search for any movie or show across all of Tempest‘s providers. Great for finding a specific film or forgotten TV series.
Actively Developed and Maintained
The Tempest developer team is continually fixing issues, improving performance, and updating content. Regular add-on updates are key.
Between the huge content selection and convenient features like Trakt syncing, it‘s easy to see why Tempest has become such a popular streaming choice.
But given its unofficial third-party status, is it actually legal and safe to use Tempest? Let‘s explore that next.
Is Tempest Kodi Addon Legal and Safe to Use?
The legality question is tricky when it comes to unofficial addons like Tempest. Here are the key factors to consider:
Tempest itself does not actually host any streams or content. It simply aggregates links located elsewhere around the web.
Much of the movies and shows offered by Tempest are still protected by copyright and require a license for legal distribution.
Streaming copyrighted material without proper rights or permissions is technically illegal. However, prosecutions tend to target large-scale distributors rather than individual streamers.
There are also "gray areas" where copyright law remains unclear regarding online streaming. But individual users still assume all responsibility and risk.
Alternatives like free ad-supported streaming apps provide 100% legal viewing options. I‘ll list some great options later.
So in summary – yes, Tempest itself is not explicitly illegal. But users ultimately bear responsibility for ensuring the content they access complies with copyright law.
A quality VPN like IPVanish is highly recommended to keep your streaming activity private and secure. It prevents monitoring by your ISP, government agencies, copyright trolls, or the addon itself.
On the safety side, Tempest comes from an unpublished third-party source outside the official Kodi repository. This introduces some risk factors:
Make sure to scan every zip file with VirusTotal before installing to check for malware or spyware. Some "pirated" addons have been found to contain trackers or botnets.
Be wary of "free" premium subscriptions or service claims by any addon. These are always scams designed to steal your personal information and payment details. Never enter your data.
Use strong password protection and parental controls within Kodi settings to prevent unwanted access or exposure, especially for family devices. Kodi makes this easy to configure.
Run periodic antivirus scans on your streaming device and within Kodi to detect any suspicious files early. Better safe than sorry.
So stay vigilant, use common sense, and take advantage of privacy tools like a VPN and antivirus. But used properly, Tempest provides a fantastic free streaming experience.
Next I‘ll share some 100% legal streaming alternatives to pair with Tempest and Kodi.
Legal Free Streaming Options to Use Alongside Tempest
While Tempest provides unlimited movies and shows, it‘s smart to use legal streaming sources as your primary options.
Here are some of my favorite free streaming apps and addons:
PlutoTV – Provides endless streaming "channels" of movies, news, sports, cartoons, and more. No account needed.
TubiTV – Massive on-demand library with a clean interface. Create an account to save favorites.
The Roku Channel – Doesn‘t require a Roku device. Tons of free movies and shows to choose from.
IMDbTV – Ad-supported on-demand films and series. Create watchlists and get recommendations.
Hoopla – Connects to local library accounts for free movie/TV rentals. Excellent selection.
Kanopy – Also ties into library accounts. More indie and classic films.
PopcornFlix – Ad-supported on-demand streaming of action, comedy, drama, and more.
YouTube – Unlimited film trailers, movie rentals, public domain movies, and more.
These provide 100% legal options for cutting the cord from cable. By combining them with Tempest, you get the best of both worlds – unlimited content along with peace of mind.
That sums up this guide on getting Tempest installed on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android device!
Tempest makes it easy to stream unlimited movies and shows totally free. Just be mindful of copyright laws, use good privacy practices, and balance it out with legal streaming alternatives.
Now it‘s time to kick back and start watching! Let me know if you have any other questions. Happy streaming!