Fen Kodi Add-on

Fen is a popular Kodi addon known for its speed and stable features. It’s originally designed to play movies and TV shows from your own collection, either stored on your local folders, or on online services like Furk, Easynews, or your Debrid cloud.

However, Fen’s scraping capabilities can be extended by installing CocoScrapers, an external package that allows you to stream videos from premium sources like Real Debrid, Premiumize, and All Debrid. CocoScrapers is also used by Umbrella, another great addon for Kodi.

The Fen Kodi addon has many interesting features like customizable menus, extra information screens for movies and shows, a context menu with many useful options, cloud storage management, Trakt.tv support, and more.

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

Fen addon overview

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

1. How to install Fen on Kodi

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

1.1. Install Fen addon

We’ll start by adding a link to Fen’s official source, so we can download the addon zip file directly on Kodi.

You’ll notice that the new version of Fen doesn’t need a repository. The addon can look for updates by itself.

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. Enter https://tikipeter.github.io/packages in the top box, and tiki on the bottom one. Press OK to add the source. Adding Tikipeter source to Kodi

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

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

You’ll see a message about the auto-update feature. Press Yes to proceed.

7. Select tiki.
Installing Tikipeter repository on Kodi

8. Click on plugin.video.fen-x.x.x.zip to download and install Fen on Kodi.
installing Fen addon from zip file

After the addon is installed, you’ll see a “First Use” message. Press Continue to close the message.

Note: Fen Light is an experimental branch of Fen with a reduced set of features, please read How to install Fen Light for more information.

9. Go back to the Home Screen and select the Add-ons tab. You’ll see a shortcut to Fen.
Fen Kodi add-on

We have installed Fen on Kodi, but we still need to set an external scraper package and a Debrid account for the addon to work properly.

2. Installing CocoScrapers

By default, Fen Kodi addon can find sources on local folders, Furk and Easynews.

If you want to find premium sources on other services such as Real Debrid, Premiumize or All Debrid, you must install an external scraper package called CocoScrapers.

Please read How to install CocoScrapers on Kodi and come back here after you have installed the CocoScrapers external package.

2.1. Enable CocoScrapers on Fen

Now that CocoScrapers is installed, let’s enable external packages on Fen addon.

1. Open Fen and select Tools.
Fen tools on Kodi

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

3. Select the Provider Accounts tab and enable External Scrapers.

4. Press Choose External Scrapers Module.

5. Select CocoScrapers Module.

After selecting CocoScrapers you’ll see a success message.

3. Using Real Debrid with Fen

CocoScrapers requires a premium account from Real Debrid, Premiumize or All Debrid. These services 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 make them available for you to download via HTTPS.

1. Open Fen and select Tools.
Fen tools on Kodi

2. Select TOOLS: Account Manager.
Open Fen's account manager

3. Press on AUTHORIZE: Real Debrid.
Authorize Real Debrid with Fen

4. Click Yes.
confirm Real Debrid authorization

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

6. 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

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

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

Press the Back key a couple of times to go back to Fen’s main menu.

All done! You’re now ready to use Fen Kodi addon. Use the addon’s main menu to select a movie or episode, Fen will show you a list of available sources.

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

Hint: Press the left button on your remote to access the source filtering menu on the source select screen.

You can access files on your Real Debrid cloud storage. Go to Fen’s main menu, select My ServicesReal DebridCloud Storage.

Fen addon 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 addon. These steps are optional, but they can improve your user experience.

4.1. Using Trakt with Fen addon

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 Kodi addon 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 Tools.
Fen tools on Kodi

2. Press TOOLS: Account Manager.
Open Fen's account manager

3. Select AUTHORIZE: Trakt.
Authorizing Trakt with Fen

4. Press Yes.
authorize Fen with Trakt

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

6. 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

7. 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. Update Fen

Fen does not need a repository for updates, the add-on itself checks for updates and notifies you whenever a newer version is available.

Always try to use the latest version of Fen to avoid errors. Please follow these steps to update Fen Kodi addon.

1. Open Fen and select Tools.
Fen tools on Kodi

2. Scroll down and select TOOLS: Check for updates.
Update Fen

3. Press Ok to perform the Update.
Updating Fen Kodi addon

You’ll see a success message after a couple of seconds. Now, Fen is up to date. Remember to check for updates periodically.

4.3. Auto-play content

By default, Fen displays a selectable list of sources before playing a video. We can override this behavior and have Fen 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.enable automatic playback on Fen

Tip 1: Make sure you enable Auto Play Next Episode to continuously play episodes.

Tip 2: Go to the Results tab and use the Sorting and Filtering settings to prioritize or exclude certain video formats like HEVC, HDR, Dolby Vision, AV1, CAM and 3D.

4.4 Helpful Tips

Fen Kodi addon is packed with many useful features, you can customize the menu to your liking, create shortcuts to your most used categories, add movies and shows to its favorites section, create your own lists using filters and many more.

There are just too many features to cover in one article, luckily, Fen comes with a helpful user manual that you should definitely read.

1. Open Fen, select Tools and press on TOOLS: Tips for Fen Use.Fen's user manual

5. Fen addon Settings Overview

The settings menu is divided into 8 categories: General, Features, Navigation, Metadata, Meta Accounts, Provider Accounts, Results, and Playback.

To open the Settings Menu on Fen, go to the addon’s main menu, select Tools, and press SETTINGS: Fen.

5.1. General

Customize Fen’s general settings.

Fen settings: General

General

Auto Start FEN when Kodi Starts: Go straight to Fen’s main menu when opening Kodi.
Enable Kodi Menu Caching: Make navigation faster by caching menu items.
Limit Concurrent Threads: Limit the amount of concurrent processes when scraping. Only disable if you’re running on a powerful device.
— Maximum Active Threads: Maximum number of concurrent threads.
Custom Fen Windows Highlight Color: Select a highlight color for custom windows.
Attempt to use Skin Fonts in Fen Windows: Use skin fonts on Fen’s custom windows.
Use Custom Skin XMLs When Available: False/True.

Watched Indicators

Watched Status Provider: Trakt/Fen. Select a provider for your bookmarks. (You must authorize your Trakt account to use Trakt)

Trakt Cache

Resync Internal (mins): Time between Trakt cache data synchronization.
Attempt to Reload Widgets After Refresh: Reload widget information after watching a video. (Used with skins that support custom widgets)

UTC Time Offset

UTC(+/-): Set your time zone.

Downloads

Movies Directory: Select a folder for downloaded movies.
TV Shows Directory: Select a folder for downloaded TV shows.
Premium Files Directory: Select a folder for downloaded premium files.
Image Files Directory: Select a folder for downloaded images.

5.2. Features

Settings for Fen’s extra windows. Extra windows show more information about the selected items.

Fen Settings: Features

Extras

Open Fen Extras When Selecting: Use Fen’s custom windows for Movies and Shows instead of Kodi’s menu.
Enable Content for Extra Lists: Select info to show on extra windows.
Set Actions for Extras Buttons: Configure buttons on extra windows.
Restore Extra Buttons to Default Actions: Restore buttons functionality on extra windows.
— Ratings to Display: Select the ratings to display on extra windows.
— Rating Icons Type: Select the icon type for ratings.
Enable Scrollbars on Extra Lists: Off/On.
Exclude Non Acting Roles in Person Results: On/Off.

Custom Actions

Open Fen Menu Editor Instead of Kodi Context Menu (for Menus): Replace the context menu with the Menu Editor.
Open Fen Options Instead of Kodi Context Menu (for Media): Replace the context menu with Fen’s options.
Open Fen Extras Instead of Kodi Info Dialog (for Media): Replace the default info window with Fen’s Extra window. (It shows more information about the selected item)

5.3. Navigation

Customize navigation settings.

Fen settings: Navigation

Sorting

In Progress: Title/Recently Watched.
Watched: Title/Recently Watched.
Collection: Title/Date Added/Release Date.
Watched: Title/Date Added/Release Date.
Ignore Articles When Sorting Lists: On/Off.

Content

Paginate Lists When Available: Break long lists into pages for faster loading.
Show TV Show Specials When Available: On/Off.
Use Season Titles When Available: Use season name instead of season number.
Include Unaired Episodes When Available: List info of episodes that are not released yet.
Suppress Episode Plot in Fen Custom Windows: Avoid spoilers by hiding episode Plot summary on custom windows.
Include Unaired Media in Trakt Watchlists: List info of unaired episodes on your Trakt watchlist.
Include Year in Title: Show release year in Title.
Flatten TV Shows Seasons: Show all episodes together on a list instead of grouped by season.
Single Episode Lists Title Format: Select a format for episode titles.
Single Episode Lists Airdate Format: Select a format for air date.

Trakt Calendar

Sort Order: Sorting order for Trakt calendar.
Show Previous Days: How many previous days to show on the calendar.
Show Future Days: How many future days to show on the calendar.

Next Episodes

Sort Type: Recently watched/Air Date/Title.
Sort Order: Descending/Ascending.
Sort Episodes Airing Today to Top: Off/On.
Include Airdate in Title: Off/On.
Include Unaired Episodes When Available: Off/On.
Include Trakt Watchlist: Off/On.

Widgets

Hide Watched items in Widgets: Off/On.
Hide Next page in Widgets: Off/On.

5.4. Metadata

Customize Metadata settings.

Fen settings: Metadata

Extra Art (Powered by Fanart.tv)

Enable Extra Art: Get extra posters, Clearart, banners and other images from Fanart.tv. (Can increase navigation time)

TMDb Image Resolution

Resolution: Set a resolution for background images. (Bigger file size can increase navigation time)

Language

Set Metadata Language: Set a language for titles, synopsis and other metadata. (Does not change the audio language on videos)
MPAA Region: Set a region for movie and TV shows ratings.
MPAA Prefix: Set a prefix for ratings.

Search

Prompt for Year in Search: Use release year when searching for movies or shows.

Filter

Include Adult Content: Disable to exclude adult content on search results.

5.5. Meta Accounts

Manage user accounts for metadata providers.

Fen settings: Meta Accounts

Trakt

Authorize: Press to authorize your Trakt account with Fen.
Username: Your Trakt username once you authorize your account.
Revoke Authorization: Press to unlink Fen and your Trakt account.

TMBd

API Key (Optional): You can set your own TMDb API Key.

Fanart.tv

API Key (Optional): You can set your own Fanart.tv API Key.

OMDb

API Key: Use your own OMDb API key.

IMDb

User: Your IMDb username.

5.6. Provider Accounts

Authorize your cloud provider accounts with Fen.

Fen settings: Provider Accounts

External Scrapers (Powered by Coco Scrapers)

Enable: On/Off.
Open Coco Scraper Settings: Press to open Coco Scraper settings.

Real Debrid

Enable: Activate to use your Real Debrid account.
Username: Your Real Debrid username.
Revoke Authorization: Press to unlink Fen and Real Debrid.
Use Torrent Services: Use cached-torrents sources.
Use Hoster Services: Use file locker sources.
Add Resolved Torrents to Cloud: Automatically add streamed files to your personal cloud storage.
Search Cloud Storage: Search on your personal cloud storage when scraping sources (activate if you manually add torrents to Real Debrid).
Priority (Lower Number Equals Higher Priority): Set a priority for results coming from Real Debrid.

Premiumize

Authorize: Press to authorize your Premiumize account with Fen.

All Debrid

Authorize: Press to authorize your All Debrid account with Fen.

Furk

Enable: Activate to use your Furk account.
Login: Your Furk username.
Password: Your Furk password.
API Key (Optional): Authenticate using your API key instead of username/password.

Easynews

Enable: Activate to use your Easynews account.
Login: Your Easynews username.
Password: Your Easynews password.

Folder 1-5

Enable: Activate to include local folders on the scraping process.
Set Sources Folder (Tools → Sources Folders Manager): Press to select the folders containing your video files.
Filter Results by name: On/Off.
Check Before Full Search: Off/On.
Show Results at Top: On/Off.
Ignore Quality and Size Filters: Off/On.

5.7. Results

Customize how to process and display the sources found on the scraping process.

Fen settings: Results

Display

Scraper Timeout: Number of seconds until timeout.
Results Display Format: Select a style for the source selection screen. (List/Infolist/Medialist/Rows/Thumbs)
Use Contrast Display Style: On/Off.
Progress Results Quality Direction: SD-4K/4K-SD.

General

Check Year Before Search: Use release year to identify reboot TV shows or movies.
Stop Search Early if Most Sources Finished: Off/On.
Display Uncached Torrents: Off/On.
Ignore All Filters When No Results Available: Off/Auto/Prompt.

Sorting and Filtering

Results Sorting: Select a sorting method.
Size Order Sort: Sort results by file size (Descending/Ascending).
Filter Results by Size: You can filter results by file size or internet speed.
Include Pre-Release Results (CAM/SCR/TELE): On/Off.
Include 3D Results: On/Off.
HEVC Files Filter: Include/Exclude/Prefer (Autoplay).
HDR Files Filter: Include/Exclude/Prefer (Autoplay).
Dolby Vision Files Filter: Include/Exclude/Prefer (Autoplay).
AV1 Files Filter: Include/Exclude/Prefer (Autoplay).
Choose Audio Properties to Exclude: Exclude files with selected audio formats.

Results Color Highlights

Highlight Results Based On: Set highlight colors based on Provider/Quality/Scraper Type.

Progress Color Highlights

Internal Scraper Color: Set a color for internal scrapers in progress dialog.
External Scraper Color: Set a color for external scrapers in progress dialog.

5.8. Playback

Customize playback settings like automatic source selection, continuous playback and subtitles.

Fen settings: Playback

Movies

Auto Play: Enable this to automatically select a source when playing a movie.
Limit Auto Play Quality: Select your preferred video quality for automatic source selection.
Automatically Resume Playback: Never/Always/Autoplay only.

Episodes

Auto Play: Enable this to automatically select a source when playing an episode.
Limit Auto Play Quality: Select your preferred video quality for automatic source selection.
Auto Scrape Next Episode: Enable for continuous episode playback with manual source selection between episodes (Can’t be used together with Auto Play).
Automatically Resume Playback: Never/Always/Autoplay only.

Playback Utilities

Mark Watched After (Playback %): Mark video as watched only if playback reaches the specified percentage.
Set Resume Point After (Playback %): Create a resume point only if playback reaches specified percentage.
Monitor For Successful Playback: On/Off.
— Pause Between Playback Attempts (in ms): 1500.
Load Empty Widget Container on Playback Start: On/Off.
Limit Resolve Attempts to Selected Result Only: Off/On.
Disable Content Lookup Before Playback: Off/On.
Check Volume Before Start of Playback: Off/On.

Subtitles (Powered by opensubtitles.org)

Download Subtitles Action: Fen can automatically search for subtitles on OpenSubtitles. It provides methods for automatic and manual selection.
— Primary Language: Set your preferred language for the subtitles.
— Secondary Language: Set a secondary language for subtitles.
— Force Enable Local Subs: Use subtitles included on stream if available.

6. 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.

7. Alternatives to Fen

Looking for more add-ons? These are some of our favorite Kodi add-ons for March 2024.

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

Seren Kodi Add-on featured imageSeren: Excellent add-on with great user interface and many innovative functions. (Premium sources)
Umbrella: Great add-on based on Venom. (Premium sources)
Fen Kodi Add-onFen: This add-on is very fast and offers many features. (Premium sources)
Elementum Kodi Addon featured imageElementum: An exceptional add-on that offers high-quality streams using torrents. (Free sources)
Scrubs: Great add-on specialized in free sources. (Free sources)
The Crew Kodi Add-onThe Crew: Great all-in-one add-on with many extra features for kids, sports, live TV, and more. (Free and premium sources)
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  • 2 months ago

    Hoe kan ik bestanden in history verwijderen

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  • 2 months ago

    Why have I got right arrows (>>) when searching down the menu tree, instead number of unwatched Videos?
    Can I get this back? I now have to go all the way down the menu tree to see if there are any new video’s.
    Please>>>

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  • 6 months ago

    The main screen of fen appears to have changed and you can no longer see episode lists.

    Is there a way to get this feature back

    Look forward to your reply

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  • 6 months ago

    As of 2 months ago, this does not work for FEN. all the guides are now wrong. the author is insane.

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    • 6 months ago

      It actually works. Installing fen or umbrella is very awkward now thanks to cocoscrapers but it still works. In your case the problem exist between keyboard and chair.

      Reply
  • 6 months ago

    No FEN in repository. Only CoCoScrapers

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  • 6 months ago

    Coco scrapers module have been removed in the latest update? I don’t understand why it’s not showing on mine. It’s not working, please help!!

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  • 12 months ago

    Fen addon keeps giving ‘no results’ WHEN A MOVIE SELECT. tried new install same thing

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    • 12 months ago

      Hi, see if your debrid subscription is still active

      Reply
  • 1 year ago

    Hiw to get sports on fen

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  • 1 year ago

    Very good guide.
    Thanks

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  • 1 year ago

    Thanks for the guide. Fen feels very snappy on my Firestick 4K. Will it get slower if I install more addons?

    Reply
  • 2 years ago

    Good news everybody! Fen is back!

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  • 2 years 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

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  • 2 years 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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  • 3 years ago

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

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