The complete guide to Nightwing on Kodi [2023]

Nightwing is a popular Kodi add-on that allows you to stream movies and TV shows using free and premium sources. This multi-scraper add-on also features specialized sections for kids, documentaries, fitness, and 1-click content.

This add-on has many features like Trakt support, library integration, file download, subtitles, and its own providers’ package called NightwingScrapers. Nightwing also supports premium services like Real Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid, and others.

IMPORTANT: Nightwing hasn’t been updated in a while, it still works, but we recommend you to take a look at our list of the best Kodi add-ons.

In this guide, we’re going to install Nightwing on Kodi using its official source, the Magnetic repository. Let’s begin!

1. How to Install Nightwing on Kodi

If this is your first time installing add-ons on Kodi, you will need to allow the installation of unofficial add-ons. Please read How to allow 3rd-party add-ons on Kodi and come back here when you’re ready.

1.1. Install Magnetic repository

Let’s begin by adding a link to the magnetic repository, this will allow us to download the repository zip file directly on Kodi.

1. Press the cog icon near the top left corner of the screen to open the Settings menu.
Open System menu on Kodi using the cog icon

2. Select File Manager.
Kodi File Manager on System menu

3. Press Add Source.
adding source using file manager on kodi

4. Enter on the top box and magnetic repo on the bottom one.  Press OK to add the source. adding a link to Magnetic source URL on Kodi

Now, let’s use the link to install the repository.

5. Go back to the Settings menu and this time select Add-ons.Kodi Add-on Browser on System Menu

6. Click on Install from zip file.install kodi add-on from zip file

On Kodi 19, you’ll see a message about the auto-update feature. Press Yes to proceed.

7. Select magnetic repo.selecting Magnetic source

8. Click on to install the repository.installing repository Magnetic on kodi

1.2. Install Nightwing Kodi add-on

Now that the repository is installed, let’s use it to download and install Nightwing and its dependencies.

9. Now Press Install from repository.Install add-on from repository on Kodi

10. Click Magnetic repo.opening Magnetic repository

11. Select Video add-ons category on Magnetic repository

12. Select Nightwing on repository Magnetic

13. Press the Install the button to install Nightwing on Kodi

14. You’ll see a list of dependencies to be installed with the add-on. Press OK to continue and wait for the process to finish.list of dependencies for Nightwing

15. Go back to the Home Screen, you should now see a shortcut to Nightwing on the Add-ons tab. Press it to open the add-on.Nightwing Kodi add-on

16. All done! Use the menu to browse movies and TV shows.Nightwing's main menu, the TV Shows option is selected

You can now stream movies and TV shows using Nightwing and Kodi. If you want to use subtitles with your videos, please read How to enable subtitles on Kodi.

2. Using Trakt With Nightwing is a free service that helps you organize and keep track of your favorite movies and shows. Using a Trakt account is optional but it is very helpful if you want to sync your watched status and collections across devices.

Nightwing can integrate with your Trakt account so you can access your Collection, lists, and bookmarks. It is also capable of scrobbling, so using the official Trakt add-on is optional. Scrobbling means automatically checking in your watched episodes and movies on the cloud.

To use Trakt with Nightwing, visit the website, log in with your account, and follow these steps.

1. Select Tools on Nightwing’s main menu.Nightwing's main menu, tools category is selected

2. Press TRAKT: Authorise.authorizing Nightwing with Trakt

3. Copy the authorization code.copy the trakt authorization code

4. Using a web browser visit and enter the authorization code. (You must be logged into your Trakt account)activate kodi addon on

5. Press Yes to link Nightwing to your Trakt account. allow Nightwing to use your Trakt account

Back in Kodi, you should see your Trakt username next to Authorise on Nightwings’s settings menu.

6.  Enable Sync with Trakt watched status on add-on startup and also Enable Scrobbling. Set the Resume Point source to Trakt scrobbles. Then press OK to save the settings.enabling Trakt on Nightwing

Do not enable scrobbing if you’re using the official Trakt add-on to avoid conflicts between add-ons.

To access your Trakt collection and lists on Nightwing use Movies > My Movies or TV Shows > My TV Shows on the addon’s menu.

3. Using Real Debrid with Nightwing

Nightwing works with free and premium sources so using a Debrid account is optional.

File hosting sites often limit file availability and bandwidth for free users. Using premium accounts gives you unrestricted access to several file hosters and cached torrents, it can greatly improve the quality and quantity of available sources.

In this example, we’ll use Real Debrid. A popular service to get unrestricted access to various file hosters and cached torrents for a very low price.

Before starting, we recommend logging into your Real Debrid account using a web browser.

1. Select Tools from Nightwing’s main menu. Nightwing's main menu, tools category is selected

2. Press URLResolver: Settings.Open ResolveURL settings using Nightwing

3. Select the Universal Resolver 2 tab and Press (Re)Authorize My Account in the Real Debrid section.authorize Real Debrid with Nightwing

4. Copy the authorization code.copy the authorization code

5. Use a web browser to visit and enter the authorization code. (You must be logged in with your Real Debrid account).enter real debrid authorization code

6. Set the name for the connection, write Nightwing and press Set that name.registering Nightwing on Real Debrid

Note: You can manage all your connected devices on the Real Debrid website under My Devices.

Once ResolveURL is authorized with Real Debrid you can go back to Kodi and start using Nightwing. Other installed add-ons using the ResolveURL dependency will too have access to premium sources.

7. Choose a show or movie, free links sources are displayed in white and premium sources in orange.selecting streaming source with Nightwing on Kodi

When using a Debrid service, your device won’t connect directly to the P2P network. Every download is encrypted by HTTPS protocol.

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  • 7 months ago

    I followed all the same steps on my android tv box and my Xbox One S. Kodi 20.2 and I can pull all kinds of stuff up on my Android TV Box. On the Xbox, when I even click on one of the folders, IE: Movies, TV Shows, it shows yhe buffer symbol for about 5 seconds and then goes away and does nothing. What could be happening with that?

  • 1 year ago

    I noticed lately, using Nightwing to look for movies, all I get now is just two dots in the right pane. Only TV will give me a list of results. Any idea? Using Kodi build 20.0

  • 2 years ago


    Thanks for this guide.
    What you didn’t mention was downloading shows as opposed to streaming them. My internet speed is so slow that it makes streaming anything a nightmare. I can’t seem to be able to get into the library settings.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • 1 year ago

      when Nightwing is open, options will appear on the bottom left corner open and go down to the last line down loads set up wher you wont to down load to after turning the option on. then instead of left mouse on the one you want to play right mouse and download