Elementum is an addon for Kodi that uses BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol, to stream movies and TV shows in great video quality. Due to its P2P nature, it uses both download and upload bandwidth while you’re watching a video. Depending on your location, you might need a VPN to protect your privacy while using torrents.

Forked from Quasar, Elementum uses a new torrent engine with extra storage features like streaming directly to the device’s memory, downloading to a NAS or FAT32 systems, and more.

In this tutorial we’re going to install Elementum on Kodi, let’s begin.


Downloading Elementum

1. Go to Elementum’s official website and download the proper package for your system. Remember the folder where you download the file, we’ll be using it later.elementum kodi addon official website

FireTV and most Android Boxes should download the Android arm package. Nvidia Shield uses the Android arm64 package. Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 running Raspbian use the Linux arm7 package. If you’re not sure about your device specifications download the All-in-One package.


Preparing Kodi for Elementum

Before installing Elementum we must allow the use of 3rd party addons on Kodi and we also need to allow Kodi to communicate with other applications via json-rpc so it can talk to the torrent engine.

2. Open the Settings by pressing the cog icon near the top left corner of the Home Screen.Kodi system settings on estuary skin
3. Select System settingskodi system settings
4. Make sure the Add-ons tab is selected, enable Show notifications and Unknown sourcesenable unknown sources on kodi 17 krypton estuary
5. Go back to the System screen and this time select Service settingsService settings on Kodi with Estuary skin
6. Highlight the Control tab and activate Allow remote control from applications on other systems
7. Restart Kodi. Click the Power button on the top left corner of the Home Screen and select Exit to properly close Kodi. (You can also use the S key on your keyboard)restart kodi


Installing Elementum on Kodi

Now we are ready to install Elementum on Kodi.

8. Open Kodi and press the Add-ons tab on the Home Screen. addons tab on estuary skin with kodi 17
9. Open the Add-ons Browser by pressing the box icon on the top left corner of the screen. Addon browser on Kodi 17 with estuary
10. Select Install from zip fileinstalling from zip fileon kodi 17 with estuary
11. Locate the installation file downloaded earlier and click on it to install Elementum and the Elementum Repository. elementum kodi addon installation zip file
12. Wait a couple of seconds and you’ll be prompted to install Elementum Burst. Burst is a multi-provider addon responsible for searching torrents on several indexing websites. Press Yes to install Elementum Burst. Auto install Elementum Burst on Kodi

Sometimes Elementum Burst fails to install, in that case restart Kodi and you’ll be prompted to install Elementum Burst again. If the automatic installation fails you’ll have to install it manually, please read How to install Elementum Burst.


Using Elementum

13. Go back to the Home Screen and highlight the Add-ons tab. Press on Elementum to open the addon. Elementum and Elementum Burst on Kodi Home Screen
14. Use the menu to find Movies or TV Shows, in this example we’ll select Movies. stream movies with Elementum Kodi
15. Press on TrendingElementum Kodi Addon
16. Click on a movie and Elementum Burst will search for torrents on several websites, after a couple of seconds you’ll see a list of available torrents, select one. List of available torrents on Kodi Elementum Burst
17. Elementum will connect to other peers and download a small buffer before the movie starts playing. loading initial buffer on Elementum Kodi


By default, Elementum will use the device’s RAM to temporarily download fragments of the file while streaming. If you want to keep files on the hard drive you can change the storage method and many more options using the add-on’s settings. Go to the Home Screen, highlight the Add-ons tab, open the Context Menu on Elementum and select Settings. (Use C on the keyboard, Menu Key on the remote, long-press on touch devices or right-click with the mouse to open the Context Menu).

To use Elementum with the library please read Library Integration with Elementum and Kodi. You can also use it to get access to your Trakt.tv account, please read How to use Trakt with Elementum for more information.

Elementum supports automatic subtitles but if you need more control over the subtitles selection process please read How to enable subtitles on Kodi.


Elementum WebUI

Elementum features a web interface to manage your torrents remotely from other devices on your local network.

18. Using a web browser go to http://kodi_local_IP_address:65220/web/ to access the Elementum WebUI. Kodi Elementum WebUI

There are a couple of  addresses that shows extra information on Elementum. To see the torrent engine’s status go to http://kodi_local_IP:65220/info.
To check Elementum’s debug information use http://kodi_local_IP:65220/debug/all, you can also see the debug info together with Kodi’s log using http://kodi_local_IP:65220/debug/bundle, this information is very helpful when reporting bugs.



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