The complete guide to POV on Kodi [April 2024]

POV is a 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 Real Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid, Offcloud, or Easynews is required to use POV. These services grant you unrestricted, high-speed access to cached-torrents and file hosting websites.

POV features Trakt support, file downloads, subtitles, autoplay, extra information screens, and more.

POV screenshots

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

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

1. 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.

1.1. 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 zip 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.

1.2. 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.

2. Using Real Debrid with POV

POV requires a premium account from Real Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid, Offcloud, or Easynews 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

All done! Go back to Kodi, and you’re now ready to use POV.

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.

3. Additional Settings

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

3.1. 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

Go back to Kodi. 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.

3.2. 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.

4. Alternatives to POV

Looking for more add-ons? These are some of our favorite Kodi add-ons for April 2024.

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

Fen Light: New version of Fen. Popular addon with nice user interface and innovative features. (Premium sources)
Umbrella: Great addon with many features. (Premium sources)
Seren Kodi Add-on featured imageSeren: Very stable addon with a clean user interface and many features. (Premium sources)
Elementum Kodi Addon featured imageElementum: An exceptional addon that offers high-quality streams via torrents. (Free sources)
Scrubs: Great addon specialized in free sources. (Free sources)
The complete guide to POV on Kodi [April 2024]
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