Fen Kodi Add-on

Fen is back! After a brief absence, one of our favorite Kodi add-ons is up and running again. As you may already know, Fen allows you to stream movies and TV shows from premium sources. It specializes in services like Easynews and Furk, and it can also work other services like Real Debrid or Premiumize.

This add-on is very fast when browsing through menus and scraping sources. Fen has many interesting features, like its own favorites list, a Discover section to create lists using filters, extra information screen, a context menu with many useful options, cloud storage management, Trakt.tv support, and more.

There are many new under-the-hood changes on Fen. User accounts are now managed internally by the add-on itself, and it uses a new scrapers package called CocoScrapers which is also used by Umbrella. A fresh installation is recommended instead of upgrading the add-on to avoid conflicts with old dependencies.

If you like Fen, make sure you check out Ezra and POV, two great add-ons based on Fen.

In this guide, we’re going to install Fen on Kodi 19.4 Matrix. Let’s get started!

1. Fen Overview

FeaturesMovies and TV shows
Free sourcesNo
Premium sourcesEasynews, Furk, Real Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid
Source TypeFile hosting websites, cached torrents, cloud storage, Usenet
Trakt supportYes
Library IntegrationNo
Other FeaturesFavorites list, customizable filters, file downloads, subtitles, auto-playback, next episode dialog, extra info screen, many context menu actions.
Fen Kodi add-on
main menu on Fen kodi add-on
Real Debrid sources on Fen

2. How to install Fen on Kodi

If this is the first time you install add-ons on Kodi, you’ll have 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.

2.1. Install Tikipeter repository

Let’s add a link to Fen’s official source, located in the Tikipeter repository on GitHub. This allows us to download the repository zip file using Kodi.

1. Press the cog icon near the top left corner of the Home 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. Type https://tikipeter.github.io/ on the top box and tiki on the bottom one. Press Ok to add the source. Fen add-on source

Now that we added the link, let’s use it to install the repository.

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 tiki.
Installing FEN on kodi using its official source

8. Click on repository.tikipeter-x.x.x.zip to download and install the repository.
instal tikipeter repository for FEN Kodi addon

Wait a couple of seconds while the repository is downloaded. You’ll see a notification when the installation process is done.

2.2. Install Fen add-on

Now that we’ve installed the repository, let’s use it to download and install Fen and its dependencies.

9. Select Install from Repository.
Install add-on from repository on Kodi

10. Press Tikipeter’s Repository.
FEN Tikipeter's Repository

11. Select Video add-ons.
video add-ons category on Tikipeter repository

12. Click Fen.
Installing Fen Kodi add-on

13. Press the Install button.
install Fen Kodi add-on

14. Press OK to install Fen and its dependencies and wait for the process to be finished.
list of dependencies for Fen

15. Go back to the Home Screen and select the Add-ons tab. Click on Fen to open the add-on.
Fen Kodi add-on

We’ve installed Fen on Kodi, but we still need to set a premium account for it to work properly.

3. Using Real Debrid with Fen

Fen requires a premium account from Easynews, Furk, Real Debrid, Premiumize or All Debrid. These services can grant you access to file hosting websites, cached torrents, Usenet files and/or cloud storage.

In this example, we’ll use Real Debrid. A popular service to get access to cached torrents and various file hosting websites for a very low price.

When using cached torrents, your device will not connect directly to the p2p network. Instead, Real Debrid will fetch the files on their servers and will make them available for you to download over HTTPS.

1. Open Fen and select Settings.
Settings option on Fen's main menu

2. Now press Settings: Fen.
open Fen's settings

3. Select the Provider Accounts tab and press Authorize under Real Debrid.
press authorize to link real debrid with fen

4. Copy the authorization code.
Real Debrid authorization code for Fen Kodi add-on

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

6. Type Fen and press Set that name.
using Fen with Real Debrid

7. Back in Kodi, you’ll see a success message. Press OK to continue.
Real Debrid authorization successful with Fen

All done! You’re now ready to use Fen.

Navigate Fen’s main menu to select a movie or episode. Once you made your choice, Fen will show you a list of available sources.

8. Select a source to start playing the video.
Real Debrid sources on Fen

Tip: Use the My Services category on Fen’s main menu to manage your cloud storage.

Fen features subtitle downloads, but if you need more control over the subtitles’ selection process, please read How to enable subtitles on Kodi.

4. Additional Settings

Let’s take a look at some popular features on Fen. These steps are optional, but they can improve your user experience.

4.1. Using Trakt with Fen

Trakt.tv is a free service that helps you organize and keep track of your favorite movies and shows. Using a Trakt account is optional, but it is very helpful if you want to sync your watched status across devices.

Fen can integrate with your Trakt account, giving you access to your Collection, lists, and bookmarks.

To use Trakt with fen, visit the Trakt.tv website, log in with your account, and follow these steps.

1. Open Fen and select Settings.
Settings option on Fen's main menu

2. Press Settings: Fen.
open Fen's settings

3. Select the Meta Accounts tab and press Authorize under Trakt.
authorize Fen with Trakt

4. Copy the authorization code.
Trakt authorization code for Fen

5. Using a web browser, visit https://trakt.tv/activate and enter the authorization code. (You must be logged into your Trakt account)activate kodi addon on trakt.tv

6. Press Yes to authorize Fen with Trakt.authorizing Trakt and Fen

Back in Kodi, you’ll see a success notification. You can now use your Trakt account with Fen.

Tip: Go to My Lists on the add-on’s main menu to access your collection, watchlist, and custom lists. Other Trakt options such as In Progress, Watched, and Next Episodes are available inside the Movies and TV Shows categories.

4.2. Auto-play content

By default, Fen displays a selectable list of sources before playing a video. We can override this behavior and have the add-on select a source automatically.

1. Open Fen’s settings and select the Playback tab. Enable Auto Play under the Movies and/or Episodes sections. Adjust the settings according to your preferences and press OK to save the settings.enable automatic playback on Fen

Make sure you enable Auto Play Next Episode to continuously play episodes.

5. Fen Kodi addon FAQ

Do I need an Easynews, Furk, or Debrid account to use Fen?

Yes, Fen only works with premium accounts.

What is Easynews?

Usenet is a distributed network of newsgroups where users can post messages and files. These newsgroups are stored and mirrored across many servers around the world. Usenet provides a very fast download speed over a decentralized SSL encrypted network.
Easynews is an Usenet provider, it offers different plans to access Usenet and a zero-log VPN to protect your privacy.

What is Furk?

Furk is a personal secure storage service that fetches media files and lets you stream them immediately. It offers many plans to access its cloud servers. You can use it to stream videos or listen to your music from your devices.

What’s a Debrid service?

File hoster websites often restrict the availability and bandwidth for free users. Debrid services like Real Debrid, All Debrid, and Premiumize offer unrestricted access to file hosters and cached torrents.

Are cached torrents safe?

Yes. Debrid providers use their servers to fetch the torrent, so your IP address is never exposed to the P2P network. All data between your device and the Debrid provider is encrypted by HTTPS.

6. Alternatives to Fen

Looking for more add-ons? These are some of our favorite Kodi add-ons for September 2022.

Please visit our list of the best Kodi add-ons for more information.

Seren Kodi Add-on featured imageSeren: Premium sources. Excellent add-on with great user interface and many innovative functions.
Ezra Kodi addon featured imageEzra: Premium sources. Based on Fen, this add-on has all the great features of its predecessor.
Umbrella: Premium sources. Great add-on based on Venom.
Fen Kodi Add-onFen: Premium sources. Fen is back! This add-on is very fast and offers many features.
The Promise: Free and Premium sources. Based on The Oath, has all the features from its predecessor.
The Crew Kodi Add-onThe Crew: Free and premium sources. Great all-in-one add-on with many extra features for kids, sports, live TV, and more.
Scrubs v2: Free sources. Great add-on specialized in free sources.
Elementum Kodi Addon featured imageElementum: P2P sources. An exceptional add-on that offers high-quality streams using torrents.
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4 thoughts on “The Complete guide to Fen on Kodi [Sep 2022]

  • 2 months ago

    Good news everybody! Fen is back!

    Reply
  • 10 months ago

    Hello
    Why doesn’t Fen work with trakt anymore?
    For TV shows, I used to go to TV shows, my list but now I get errors. I have to go to TV shows then trakt collections. Why is this?

    Thanks
    Trent

    Reply
  • 11 months ago

    Fen is has been my go to app for a long time
    Now I just fed up with it because it is down more than it’s up
    The silly dev will not leave the darn thing alone and he now has decided to block most people from using it with this 3rd party bs . The process doesn’t work per these instructions because he left off 2 steps .
    So I started using something else and found I get better results using other apps and went back and watched stuff Fen couldn’t find.
    No use trying Venom because they both use the same scraper which results in low results because the Femon scraper isn’t allowing . If I have to fight these addons every other day to get them to work than it too much hassle . I hope they figure it out because Fen use to be BEST now it is more of a headache

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  • 1 year ago

    Fen not working today on my Android TV box. Works on PC OK. Any ideas?

    Reply