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, Elementum 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 when using torrents.

Forked from Quasar, Elementum uses a new torrent engine that offers extended storage features like streaming directly to the device’s memory, downloading to a NAS or FAT32 systems.

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 use 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 system specifications, download the All-in-One package.

 

Preparing Kodi

We need to allow the use of 3rd party addons to install Elementum, we also need to let other applications control Kodi via json-rpc so it can talk to the torrent engine.

2. Open the Settings by pressing the gear 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 enable 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

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 we 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 presented with the settings dialog. We need to select a storage method and set a download folder. Use Download storage type to select the storage method and set a Download Path.
There are 4 types of storage methods:

  • Use files: it’ll store the video in the file system just like Quasar did.
  • Use memory: stores fragments of the video in memory while streaming, disk is used only to store the .torrent file, not the video itself.
  • Use FAT32: it’ll split large videos into smaller files to fit the size limits of FAT32 file systems.
  • MMap file: optimized method for storing the video in the file system with less operations, it’s on experimental stage so use with caution.

set Elementum storage type on Kodi

It’s important to set a Download path since Elementum needs to store .torrent files in it, even when using memory as storage type. We recommend creating a folder for elementum with a downloads sub-folder. We’ll use C:\elementum\downloads\ for demonstration purposes.

13. Back in the Home Screen, you should now see a shortcut to Elementum on the Add-ons tab. Elementum Kodi Addon

 

Elementum is on alpha state and some bugs are expected. If the addon crashes after installation, restart Kodi.

After installing the addon, Elementum will ask you to install Elementum Burst. Burst is a multi-provider addon responsible for searching torrents in several indexing websites. Please read How to install Elementum Burst if the automatic installation fails.

Elementum is great at getting subtitles but if you need more control over the subtitles selection process please read How to enable subtitles on Kodi.

 

Elementum WebUI

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

14. Using a web browser go to http://your_kodi_device_IP_address:65220/web/ to access Elementum WebUI. Kodi Elementum WebUI

 

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