The complete guide to POV on Kodi [Dec 2022]

POV is a new Kodi add-on that allows you to stream movies and TV shows from premium sources. Based on Fen, POV is very fast and it has many of the features from its predecessor.

A premium account from Easynews, Real Debrid, Premiumize, Furk or All Debrid is required to use POV. These services grant you unrestricted, high-speed access to files on the cloud.

POV features Trakt support, file downloads, subtitles, its own favorites list, a Discover section to create custom lists, auto-play, extra information screens, and more.

In this guide, we’re going to install POV on Kodi. Let’s get started!

1. POV Overview

FeaturesMovies and TV shows
Free sourcesNo
Premium sourcesEasynews, Furk, Real Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid
Source TypeFile hosting websites, cached torrents, cloud storage, Usenet
Trakt supportYes
Library IntegrationNo
Other FeaturesFavorites list, customizable filters, file downloads, subtitles, auto-playback, next episode dialog, extra info screen, many context menu actions.
POV's main menu, the TV shows category is selected
select a video source with POV

2. How to install POV on Kodi

If this is your first time installing add-ons on Kodi, you’ll have 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.

2.1. Install kodifitzwell repository

Let’s add a link to POV’s official source, the kodifitzwell repository on GitHub, which allows us to download the repository file directly from Kodi.

1. Press the cog icon near the top left corner of the screen. 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 https://kodifitzwell.github.io/repo/ in the top box and pov on the bottom one. Press OK to add the source. POV add-on source URL on Kodi

Now that we added the link, let’s use it 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

You’ll see a message about the auto-update feature, press Yes to continue.

7. Select pov. open POV's source on Kodi file explorer

8. Now click on repository.kodifitzwell-x.x.x.zip. kodifitzwell repository zip file

Wait a couple of seconds while the repository is downloaded and installed. You’ll see a notification when the process is done.

2.2. Install POV add-on

Now let’s use the repository to install the add-on and its dependencies.

9. Select Install from Repository. Install add-on from repository on Kodi

10. Press kodifitzwell repository. kodifitzwell repository

11. Select Video add-ons. video add-ons category on kodifitzwell repository

12. Now select POV. POV add-on on kodifitzwell repository

13. Press the Install button. install POV on Kodi

Wait a couple of seconds while the add-on is downloaded. You’ll see a notification when the installation process finishes.

14. Go back to the Home Screen, you should now see a shortcut to POV on the Add-ons section. POV Kodi add-on

We’ve installed POV on Kodi, but we still need to set up a Debrid account.

3. Using Real Debrid with POV

POV requires a premium account from Real Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid, Easynews or Furk to function properly.

In this guide, we’re going to use Real Debrid, a popular service that grants access to cached torrents and various file hosting services for a very low price.

When using cached torrents, your device won’t connect directly to the P2P network. But rather the files will be transferred to the Real Debrid cloud, so you can easily download them via HTTPS.

1. Open POV and select Settings.POV's main menu, the settings category is selected

2. Press Settings: My Services.opening services settings on POV

3. Make sure the My Services tab is selected and press Authorize under Real Debrid.Provider accounts settings on POV Kodi addon

4. Copy the authorization code.copy the authorization code for Real Debrid

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

6. Enter POV and press Set that name.connect POV and Real Debrid

7. Back in Kodi, you’ll see a success dialog. Press OK to continue.Real Debrid successfully authorized with POV

8. Now press OK to close the settings dialog.   Real Debrid settings on POV addon

All done! You’re now ready to use POV on Kodi.

Navigate the add-on’s main menu and select a movie or TV show. Once you’ve made your choice, POV will show a selectable list of available sources.

9. Select a source to start playing the video.source select screen on POV Kodi addon

POV offers automatic subtitles downloads, but if you need more control over the subtitles’ selection process, please read How to enable subtitles on Kodi.

4. Additional Settings

Let’s take a look at some popular features on POV. These steps are optional, but they can improve your user experience.

4.1. Using Trakt with POV

Trakt.tv 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 across devices.

POV can integrate with your Trakt account, giving you access to your Collection, lists, and bookmarks.

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

1. Open POV and select Settings.POV's main menu, the settings category is selected

2. Press Settings: POV.open POV's settings

3. Scroll down to the My Lists section and press Authorize under Trakt.setting up Trakt with POV

4. Copy the authorization code.copy the authorization code for Trakt

5. Visit https://trakt.tv/activate on your web browser and enter the authorization code. (You must be logged into your Trakt account)activate kodi addon on trakt.tv

6. Press Yes to link POV with your Trakt account. authorize POV with Trakt

7. Back in Kodi, you’ll see a success dialog. Press OK to continue. Trakt successfully authorized with POV

8. Adjust Trakt settings to your preferences and Press OK to close the settings window. Trakt's settings on POV

You can now use your Trakt account with POV.

Go to My Lists on the add-on’s main menu to access your collection, watchlist, and custom lists. Other Trakt options are available inside the Movies and TV Shows categories such as In Progress, Watched, and Next Episodes.

4.2. Auto-play content

By default, POV shows a selectable list of sources before playing a video. We can override this behavior and have the add-on select a source automatically.

1. Open POV’s settings and select the Playback tab. Enable Auto Play under the Movies and/or Episodes sections. Adjust the settings according to your preferences. Enable Auto-play on POV

Activate Autoplay Next Episode to enable continuous episode playback and the “Play Next” and “Still Watching” dialogs.

You should also go to the Results tab and use the Sorting and Filtering settings to prioritize or exclude certain video formats like HEVC, HDR, Dolby Vision, AV1, CAM and 3D.

5. Alternatives to POV

Looking for more add-ons? These are some of our favorite Kodi add-ons for December 2022.

Please visit our list of the best Kodi add-ons for more information.

Umbrella: Great add-on based on Venom. (Premium sources)
Fen Kodi Add-onFen: Fen is back! This add-on is very fast and offers many features. (Premium sources)
Seren Kodi Add-on featured imageSeren: Excellent add-on with great user interface and many innovative functions. (Premium sources)
The Crew Kodi Add-onThe Crew: Great all-in-one add-on with many extra features for kids, sports, live TV, and more. (Free and premium sources)
Scrubs v2: Great add-on specialized in free sources. (Free sources)
Homelander: Based on The Oath, has all the features from its predecessor. (Free and Premium sources)
Elementum Kodi Addon featured imageElementum: An exceptional add-on that offers high-quality streams using torrents. (P2P sources)
The complete guide to POV on Kodi [Dec 2022]
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