Looking for a way to stream unlimited movies, TV shows, and more on your Fire TV or Android device? If so, you’re probably interested in Kodi and its many streaming addons.
One of the most popular Kodi addons right now is The Wizz, known for its huge library of on-demand video content. But is it legal and safe to use?
In this detailed guide, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know to get The Wizz up and running on your device. You’ll learn:
- What Kodi is and how add-ons work
- Is The Wizz legal and safe to install?
- Step-by-step installation instructions
- Setting up Real Debrid for better streams
- How to troubleshoot buffering or other issues
- Alternatives for free legal streaming
By the end, you’ll be able to enjoy thousands of movies and shows with The Wizz. Let’s get started!
What is Kodi?
Kodi is open-source home theater software that lets you access movies, TV shows, live TV, music, podcasts, and more in a single user interface. It’s totally legal and free to use.
Here are a few quick facts about Kodi:
- Over 30 million active Kodi users worldwide
- Available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Fire TV, and more
- Highly customizable with skins and add-ons
Add-ons are like apps for Kodi that provide access to streaming content and services. There are thousands of add-ons ranging from legal apps like YouTube to questionable pirated content.
The add-ons themselves are not illegal, but some access copyrighted material without permission. While Kodi has no affiliation with any third-party add-ons, users must be careful to avoid illegal streaming.
When used properly as a media center, Kodi is a powerful piece of software. Next up, let‘s discuss the legal concerns around The Wizz addon.
Is The Wizz Legal and Safe to Use?
The Wizz provides access to a huge library of movies, shows, live TV, and more. However, it‘s not an official Kodi add-on.
Since The Wizz comes from an outside source, it should be considered higher risk. Here are a few points to keep in mind:
- The Wizz may stream pirated content without permission
- There are potential privacy and malware risks
- Use a VPN to protect your data and hide your IP
- Stream at your own risk and avoid suspicious addons
I scanned The Wizz repository URL on VirusTotal and it came back clean without any detected malware. But due to the nature of third-party addons, even a clean scan does not guarantee safety.
While Kodi itself is perfectly legal, users must be responsible when it comes to copyright laws and streaming pirated content that The Wizz and other addons may provide access to.
Now that you understand the risks involved, let‘s get The Wizz installed so you can start streaming!
How to Install The Wizz Kodi Addon
Here is a step-by-step guide to get The Wizz addon installed on your Firestick, Fire TV, Nvidia Shield or any Kodi device:
- Open Kodi and click the settings icon (looks like a gear)
- Go to System > Add-Ons > Unknown Sources and Enable it
- Select Yes on the warning popup
- Go back to the main menu and click on File Manager
- Click on Add Source > None
- Enter the following source URL exactly: http://cmanbuilds.com/repo
- Enter a name like "TheWizz" and click OK
- Return to the main menu and go to Add-ons
- Click on the package installer icon (top left corner)
- Select "Install from zip file"
- Click on "TheWizz" (or the name you entered before)
- Select the repository.cMaNWizard.zip file to install the repository
- Go to Install from Repository > cMan‘s Wizard Repository > Video Add-ons
- Choose The Wizz and click Install
- Wait for the enabled notification and you‘re all done!
It may seem like a lot of steps, but once you get the process down it only takes a minute or two to install new addons to Kodi.
The Wizz should now be ready to start streaming tons of movies, TV shows and more. But first, let‘s set up Real Debrid which gives you premium high-quality streams.
Integrating Real Debrid with The Wizz
Real Debrid improves streaming in Kodi addons like The Wizz by unlocking faster, higher quality video links. It‘s like having your own premium streaming service!
Here are some of the benefits you‘ll enjoy with Real Debrid:
- Access to premium Ultra HD streams
- Consistent 1080p or 720p quality
- Faster streaming and no buffering
- Unrestricted access to more streams
The steps to integrate Real Debrid with The Wizz are:
- In The Wizz, go to Tools > Settings
- Click on Debrid Services > Re-Auth Real Debrid
- Note down the code provided and go to real-debrid.com/device
- Enter the code on the Real Debrid website to link your account
- Click Allow Access to complete authorization
And that‘s it! Real Debrid only costs around $5 per month, which is more than worth it for such a major upgrade in streaming quality and speed.
Now let‘s take a look at all the great features The Wizz Kodi addon offers!
Overview of The Wizz Kodi Addon Features
With The Wizz fully installed and set up with Real Debrid, it‘s time to dive in and see everything this addon can do!
Here are all the main sections and features available in The Wizz:
- Thousands of movies sorted by genre, years, most popular, etc.
- Constantly updated library with new cinema releases
- Huge selection of shows from all networks
- Browse by new episodes, new seasons, networks, genres
- Live TV streams from premium channels like HBO, Showtime, Starz
- Watch networks live or choose from on-demand content
- Live sports streams in HD quality
- Covers MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL, MMA, boxing, soccer and more
- Handpicked playlists based on genres like Action, Horror, Kids, etc.
Real Debrid Integrated
- Unlocks premium high-quality streams up to 4K
- Significantly faster streaming with no buffering
- Sync your watched history and lists across devices
- Easily pick up shows where you left off
The Wizz really has everything you could want for on-demand streaming along with useful tools like Trakt syncing. Combined with Real Debrid, you get an unbeatable streaming experience.
Now let‘s go over some troubleshooting tips in case you run into any issues using Kodi and The Wizz.
Troubleshooting Kodi – Fix Buffering, Errors, Etc
Kodi is relatively smooth and problem-free, but occasional issues can come up. Here are some common problems and how to go about fixing them:
- Enable a debrid service like Real Debrid for premium streams
- Try lower quality streams if your bandwidth is limited
- Adjust cache settings in Kodi to improve performance
- Use a faster and more stable internet connection
Add-ons Not Working
- Check if the repository source is down and wait for it to come back up
- Try reinstalling the add-on from Zip file in case of corruption
- Clear cache and data for the problematic add-on
Failed Dependency Errors
- Make sure Unknown Sources is enabled in Kodi settings
- Manually install the dependencies listed in the error message
- Update Kodi to the newest available version
- Close and restart Kodi application
- Force stop the problem add-on
- Clear caches for the add-on and Kodi
- Check for Kodi and add-on updates
- Uninstall then reinstall the add-on
Hopefully covering the most common Kodi issues will help you troubleshoot and get back to streaming quickly if problems arise.
Now let‘s go over your options for legal free streaming beyond Kodi addons like The Wizz.
Alternatives for Free Legal Streaming
While The Wizz provides tons of on-demand movies and shows, there are risks involved with third-party Kodi addons as we‘ve discussed.
Fortunately, there are plenty of 100% legal options these days for free streaming across various apps and websites. Here are a few great services to check out:
Plex organizes your personal media library with free streaming channels and podcasts.
The Roku Channel
An easy free streaming option on Roku devices with thousands of hit movies and shows.
Massive on-demand library with over 20,000 movies and shows to watch free.
Access over 100 free live TV channels on this streaming service.
Take advantage of 1-week to 1-month trials for Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO Max and more.
Many local libraries now offer free access to apps like Hoopla and Kanopy with movies, shows, books and more.
The Criterion Channel
Stream classic, arthouse and independent films with a 14-day free trial.
Watch millions of movies free on YouTube, both older titles and new releases.
The days of having to pirate videos or use sketchy addons are behind us thanks to the many legal options available today. Take full advantage of free trials and streaming services to enjoy content safely and legally!
Final Thoughts on The Wizz Kodi Addon
And there you have it – everything you need to use The Wizz addon on your Firestick, Fire TV or Android TV device!
While The Wizz provides convenient access to a huge library of streaming content, please use good judgment when it comes to copyright laws.
My recommendation is taking advantage of legal alternatives as much as possible. But if you do use The Wizz or similar addons, protect yourself with a good VPN like NordVPN or Surfshark.
I hope this guide gave you a full overview of installing and using The Wizz addon, setting up Real Debrid, troubleshooting Kodi, and finding alternative streaming options. Let me know if you have any other questions!