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 while using torrents.
Forked from Quasar, Elementum uses a new torrent engine with extended 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 system specifications, download the All-in-One package.
Before installing Elementum we must allow the use of 3rd party addons on Kodi, we also need to allow Kodi to communicate with other applications 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 must store .torrent files in it, even when using memory as storage type. We recommend creating a folder for Elementum with a downloads sub-folder in it, we’ll use C:\elementum\downloads\ for demonstration purposes but you should choose a better location.
Restart Kodi if the addon crashes after installation. You’ll be prompted 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.
To use the library with Elementum please read Library Integration with Elementum and Kodi. Elementum can also access your Trakt account, please read How to use Trakt with Elementum for more information.
Elementum supports 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.