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