Thursday, 13 October 2016
Use RealDebrid To Enhance Kodi
For anyone thinking about cutting the cord to their television provider, Kodi is something to strongly consider. It can save you hundreds of dollars a year.
I've been using Kodi on my Amazon FireTV for about a year now and it's incredible. With Kodi I can watch pretty much any television show or movie, usually in 1080p or HD resolution, and without commercials.
But I did notice I sometimes had challenges finding reliable high-quality streams for certain content, so I set about looking for a solution.
RealDebrid, an unrestricted downloader/streaming service that offers access to many private/paid streaming sources.
I subscribed to the 180-day plan for RealDebrid for about $25 CDN, and haven't regretted it for a moment.
The streams I now have access to are high-quality, fast, and free of buffering problems that sometimes happen when using free streams.
RealDebrid supports many Kodi add-ons including: Exodus, SALTS, iStream, Release Hub, Specto, Entertainment Hub, Ice Films, and 1Channel.
Personally I use Exodus and it works flawlessly. For about $50/year I have access to all the content I could ask for, and none of the frustration.
Definitely worth it in my opinion.
Ready to try RealDebrid? Here's how you can add it to Kodi:
1) Select System
2) Choose Add-ons
3) Choose System
4) Select Dependencies
5) Choose URL Resolver
6) Choose Configure
7) Choose Universal Resolvers
8) Scroll down to Real-Debrid
9) Choose Priority
10) Change the priority to 90 & select Done
11) Choose OK to save your changes
12) Choose Configure again
13) Choose Universal Resolvers
14) Scroll down to Real-Debrid
15) Select (Re)Authorize My Account
At this point you will see a message instructing you to go to the Real Debrid website.
From any browser (computer, tablet, phone) go to https://real-debrid.com/device and enter the code, then choose Continue
Now we just need to activate Real Debrid inside Exodus. Don't worry, this part is faster.
1) Open Exodus
2) Choose Tools
3) Go to Settings: Accounts
4) Scroll down to RealDebrid and choose Authorization
5) Follow the instructions on the screen by going to https://real-debrid.com/device from any web browser and enter the code on the screen.
6) If a message asks if you would like to authorize the Lambda add-on choose Allow.
Close and re-open Exodus. Your Real Debrid links should now appear in all your search results.
A nice bonus with Real Debrid is they give you "Fidelity Points" when you subscribe. The longer the subscription period, the more points you get.
Fidelity points can be converted in to additional subscription time for free. 1000 points = 30 days of service.
By using Kodi and a Real Debrid account I was able to completely replace my television service. I can watch all the shows I did before, whenever I want. No need to remember to record a show.
All shows have had the commercials removed, so I can actually watch more content in the same amount of time.
But Homegeek, I want to watch the local news!
No problem, buy a digital antenna and connect it to your TV. Antennas range in price, but a decent one shouldn't cost more that $75 or so. It's a one-time cost, and now you should have access to a bunch of local stations for free.
If you've been thinking about cutting the cord I suggest trying Exodus with a Real Debrid subscription. You can buy a 15 day subscription for under $5 to test it out, and purchase a longer subscription afterwards if you like it.
-The Home Geek