Kodi is like the Swiss Army Knife of home theater PCs.
Out of the box it is a great tool for organizing media libraries and even for watching live TV with the use of Linux based set top box PVRs. Due to the open source nature of Kodi, a huge community has gathered around it, creating various things for Kodi.
Themes are an example of this, there are so many themes to choose from it is easy to find something that appeals to you. Kodi also has addons and these addons are what make Kodi so special. There is a wealth of addons that can make Kodi into so much more than what it is from a fresh install.
Exodus is one such addon that really adds a lot to your Kodi experience and this guide will teach you how to install Exodus on Kodi 17 Krypton.
What is the Exodus Kodi 17 Krypton addon?
The Exodus for Kodi 17 addon allows you to stream Movies and TV Shows directly to your Kodi software or Kodi device. It does this through a community made addon that is installed directly into Kodi and is accessed through the Video Addons section within the software.
The legality of streaming this content varies from country to country, so the best way to stay safe is to use a VPN. This will keep your online communications encrypted. Whether it is legal or not where you are from, using a VPN is recommended. Better to be safe than sorry, as the saying goes.
What you’ll need
- Kodi software/device
- Internet connection
Step one – Enabling Expert Mode
Open Kodi and make your way to the settings window by clicking on the little cog just underneath the Kodi logo. On the next page, click “System Settings”. In this window, you should see in the bottom left, a cog icon and next to it a word (usually standard). You want to click this until the word “Expert” appears. This will give us access to the options we need.
On that same window, click the “Addons” tab and make sure the “Unknown Sources” button is active, it will pop up with a warning, select yes. We’ll need this option enabled for later.
Step two – Adding the Exodus repository source
Addons in Kodi that aren’t available from the default repositories are stored elsewhere in user run repositories. These have to be added manually to Kodi in order to access the Addons stored on them.
Go back to the settings page (back once) and choose “File Manager” and then “Add Source”. A window will pop up, this is where we add the source URL. Double Click the “<None>” entry, a box will pop up asking you to enter a source URL.
In this box enter (without quotes) http://fusion.tvaddons.ag/, in the bottom box, this is the name of the source, call it “Fusion”. We are done adding the source so click okay and you should see it in the File Manager.
Step three – Downloading the repository into Kodi
Now we have the source to download the Exodus addon from we can get to actually downloading the Repository to Kodi itself.
Go back to the Kodi home screen. Scroll down and select the “Addons” tab. Above all of the Addon tabs you will see three icons, choose the one that looks like an opened cardboard box. Now select “Install from zip file”.
You will now need to make your way to the Exodus repository. It is located in “Fusion/kodi-repos/english/”. In the English folder, you want to find a zip file called “repository.exodus-1.0.1.zip”, double click it or press “OK” when you find it. Wait for the notification that says that the Addon is installed.
Step three – Installing Exodus for Kodi 17 Krypton
Now you want to choose the “Install from repository” option on the same page you got the zip file from in the previous step. You should see the “Exdous Repository”, select it. Now choose “Video add-ons”, then “Exodus” and finally “Install”.
Step four – Enjoy Exodus!
Now just wait for the “Add-on installed” banner notification, once you see it you are ready to use Exodus for Kodi. You can find it in the Videos/Add-ons section.
What kind of VPN is best for use with Exodus on Kodi?
When using services like Exodus it is always important to keep your communications secure, no matter which country you are based in. When choosing which VPN to use for Exodus you have a few decisions to make, such as which protocol and which VPN vendor to choose.
At all costs, you should avoid PPTP, it has been cracked for over 20 years and is not very secure. Your best choices are L2TP/IPsec and OpenVPN.
SSTP is another good option but the issue is that it is a Microsoft developed protocol and as such is only supported on Microsoft devices.
L2TP/IPsec is natively supported on a wide array of devices including mobile phones. OpenVPN requires external software to run on PC, similarly with Android, the OpenVPN app is required. The setup is a little more involved too. You have to use config files, though your VPN provider should have readymade config files for you to use.
In regards to which VPN provider to choose, it depends on a few aspects. These include such things as budget, how you want to pay, how often you want to pay, security options, and much more.
For the best security options, VyperVPN is a good option. They offer PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN and their own 256bit OpenVPN variant “Chameleon” that allows you to bypass VPN blocks. A very good general use feature. They have their own apps for basically every device you can think of. They have servers in over 70 countries as well, so there is plenty to choose from.
You can pay monthly or annually but it costs almost double to go monthly ($6.67 p/y, $12.95 p/m for VyperVPN Premium). There is no option to use cryptocurrency, which is a bit of a shame.
CactusVPN is a good shout for those that want a cheap and reliable service that won’t tie you in for long periods of time.
They offer PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, SSTP and SoftEther protocols along with a Smart DNS service for just $6.99 a month. If you just want a VPN there are three different packages for just $4.99 a month. There are savings for those that prefer to pay quarterly or annually. There is a 14 percent saving for the former and a 35 percent saving for the latter.
CactusVPN also allows you to pay via Bitcoin, so for those that value anonymity above all else, CactusVPN is worth a try. They also offer a 30-day money back guarantee so if you aren’t a fan of it, you can get your money back within the month. A nice show of confidence from the company.
Installing Exodus onto Kodi Krypton 17 is a piece of cake, it doesn’t require huge amounts of time or equipment. What you get out of it is a very competent video streaming service. Having that in combination with a solid VPN service will keep you secure across all of your internet endeavours.
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