How to install Kaito Beta – Kodi Anime add-on [Oct 2022]

Kaito Beta lets you stream anime on Kodi using premium sources. It’s the successor of the original Kaito based on Seren and WonderfulSubs. Kaito Beta offers great features like continuous episode playback, anime airing calendar, subbed and dubbed categories, skip intro and play next episode dialogs, and more.

This add-on scrapes sources from websites like Nyan and uses cached-torrents to stream videos. You need a premium account from Real Debrid, Premiumize, or All Debrid to use Kaito Beta.

You can also integrate your AniList, Kitsu, or MyAnimeList account with Kaito Beta to access your custom anime lists and keep track of your watched episodes.

IMPORTANT: Kaito Beta is reaching end-of-life. Check out Otaku, a new add-on from the same developers of Kaito Beta. Visit our favorite Kodi add-ons for more suggestions.

In this guide, we are going to install Kaito Beta on Kodi. Let’s get started!

1. Install Kaito Beta on Kodi

If this is your first time installing add-ons on Kodi, you will need to allow the installation of unofficial add-ons. Please read How to allow 3rd-party add-ons on Kodi and come back here when you’re ready.

1.1. Install Hooty’s Repository

Let’s add a link to Kaito’s official source on Hooty’s GitHub page, This allows us to download the repository zip file directly on Kodi.

1. Press the cog icon near the top left corner of the screen. Open System menu on Kodi using the cog icon

2. Select File manager. Kodi File Manager on System menu

3. Press Add source. adding source using file manager on kodi

4. Enter https://goldenfreddy0703.github.io/repository.hooty in the top box and repository.hooty on the bottom one. Press OK to add the source. adding a link to Kaito source on Kodi

Now that we’ve added the source, let’s use it to download and install the repository zip file.

5. Go back to the Settings menu and this time select Add-ons. Kodi Add-on Browser on System Menu

6. Click on Install from zip file. install kodi add-on from zip file

On Kodi 19, you’ll see a message about the auto-update feature. Press Yes to proceed.

7. Select repository.hooty. accessing swagotaku source

8. Click on repository.hooty-x.x.zip to download and install the repository. install swagotaku repository

1.2. Install Kaito Beta add-on

Now that the repository is installed, let’s use it to download Kaito Beta and its dependencies.

9. Press Install from repository. Install add-on from repository on Kodi

10. Select Hooty’s Repository. SwagOtaku Kodi repository

11. Press Video add-ons. video add-ons category on SwagOtaku  repo

12. Select Kaito Beta. Kaito Kodi add-on on SwagOtaku repo

13. Press the Install button. install Kaito Kodi addon

14. Press OK to install the add-on and its dependencies. Wait a couple of seconds for the installation process to finish.

15. Go back to the Home Screen and select the Add-ons tab, press on Kaito Beta to open the add-on. Kaito Kodi add-on

Kaito Beta is now installed on Kodi. Next, we’re going to authorize a Debrid account.

2. Using Real Debrid with Kaito Beta

Debrid services offer unrestricted access to file hosters and cached torrents. When using cached torrents, your device will not connect directly to the p2p network, instead, Real Debrid will fetch the file for you and allow you to get it as a normal download.

Kaito Beta requires a premium account from Real Debrid, Premiumize, or All Debrid to work.

In this example we’re going to use Real Debrid, a popular service to get access to cached torrents and various file hosters for a very low price.

1. Select Tools on Kaito’s main menu. Tools category on the Kaito main menu

2. Press Open Settings Menu. Opening settings menu on Kaito

3. Make sure the Accounts tab is selected. Activate Enable Real-Debrid and press Authorize Real-Debrid.authorize Real Debrid with Kaito

4. Copy the authorization code. Real Debrid authorization code

5. Using a web browser, visit https://real-debrid.com/device and enter the authorization code. (You must be logged into your Real Debrid account). enter real debrid authorization code

6. Type Kaito Beta and Press Set that name. set a name to connect Kaito and Real Debrid

Back in Kodi, you’ll see a success notification.

7. All Done! Now you’re ready to watch anime on Kodi with Kaito. Kaito main menu, Airing Anime Calendar category is selected

3. Customize Kaito Beta

Let’s take a look at some customizations. These are suggestions that users might find useful, specially the Watchlist feature that allows you to synchronize your watched status on the cloud.

3.1. Change anime title language

You can choose to display anime titles in English or Romaji (Japanese with Roman characters).

1. Select Tools on Kaito’s main menu. Tools category on the Kaito main menu

2. Press Open Settings Menu. Opening settings menu on Kaito

3. Go to the General Tab and change Title Language according to your preferences. Press OK to save the changes. change anime title language on Kaito

3.2. Manually selecting sources

By default, Kaito will automatically pick a source to play. You can change the Play Style settings to see a list of available sources and select one manually.

1. Select Tools on Kaito’s main menu. Tools category on the Kaito main menu

2. Press Open Settings Menu. Opening settings menu on Kaito

3. Go to the Playback Tab, change Movie Play Style and Episode Play Style to Source Select. Press OK to save the changes. change play style on Kaito

3.3. Synchronize watchlist with AniList

Kaito Beta can access your online watchlist and keep track of your episodes’ progress on AniList, Kitsu or MyAnimeList. In this example we’re going to use AniList, but the steps are similar for the other websites.

1. Select Tools on Kaito’s main menu. Tools category on the Kaito main menu

2. Press Open Settings Menu. Opening settings menu on Kaito

3. Go to the Watchlist Tab. Enable Update Watchlist and set Watchlist to update to AniList. enable watchlist update

4. Next, activate Enable AniList and press Click to authorize… authorizing Kaito with AniList

Follow the on-screen instructions to authorize your account.

First, you’ll have to log in to AniList with your user account. Then visit the URL shown on screen and copy the authorization token. Once you got the token, go back to Kodi, paste the authorization token and press the Authorize button.

The authorization token is a long string of number and characters, on some android devices, you may need a remote control app like Kore or Yatse to copy and paste the authorization token.

5. Your custom watchlist will appear on top of Kaito’s main menu. access your cloud watchlist with Kaito

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  • 2 years ago

    Is kaito taken down don’t seem to be working

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