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.
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.
Installing Elementum on Kodi
Now we are ready to install Elementum 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.
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 features a web interface to manage your torrents remotely from other devices on your local network.
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.