Quasar is a video addon for Kodi which streams movies and TV shows using BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol. In this tutorial we are going to install Quasar on Kodi 17 Krypton with Estuary skin. Due to its P2P nature, Quasar uses both download and upload bandwidth while you are watching a video and it is not recommended for slow connections.

Let’s start by downloading the addon, go to the Quasar official site and download the latest version for your system, remember the folder where you downloaded the file, we’ll be using it later.

 

1. Go to the Home Screen and click on the Add-ons tab. addons tab on estuary skin with kodi 17
2. Press the Settings button (gear icon) near the top left corner of the screen. addon settings on kodi 17 estuary
3. Make sure the Add-ons tab is selected and enable Unknown Sources to install 3rd party addons. enable unknown sources on kodi 17 krypton estuary
4. Go back to the Add-ons screen and this time open the Add-on Browser by clicking the box icon on the top left corner of the screen. Addon browser on Kodi 17 with estuary
5. Select Install from zip fileinstalling from zip fileon kodi 17 with estuary
6. Locate the downloaded file and press on it to install Quasar. Install Quasar on Kodi 17 Krypton with Estuary skin
7. After a few seconds the Settings Dialog will open. Quasar needs a folder to temporarily store files. Click on Download path (not FAT32) and select a folder for this purpose. (You may need to create a folder on your hard drive for this)setting download path for Quasar on Kodi with estuary
8. This step is optional, disable Choose stream automatically to see a list of available torrents instead of letting Quasar automatically decide which one to play. If you want to keep a copy of the streamed files enable Keep files after playback/download stopsconfigure Quasar
9. This step is only necessary if you are planning on using Magnetic as a provider, if you want to use Quasar Burst you can skip this step. Click on the Providers tab. Enable Custom provider timeout and set the timeout to 15 seconds.  Press OK to continue. setting quasar providers timeout parameter

 

Quasar works together with a process called Quasar Daemon, we need to allow Kodi to receive instructions from other programs or you’ll get an HTTP error when searching for torrents.

10. Go back to the Home Screen and click on the gear icon near the bottom left corner of the screen to open the SettingsKodi system settings button on Estuary skin
11. Select Service settingsService settings on Kodi with Estuary skin
12. On the Control Tab, enable Allow remote control from applications on this system and Allow remote control from applications on other systemskodi-estuary-settings-service-allow-remote-control

 

We’ve installed Quasar on Kodi 17 but we still need some providers to serve us torrents or we won’t be able to stream content. Read our guide How to install Quasar Burst, Quasar Burst is a multi provider addon from the same developer as Quasar.
Alternatively you can use Magnetic to manage your torrent providers, follow our guide Torrent streaming with Magnetic Kodi Addon to install magnetic providers.

 

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How to install Quasar on Kodi 17 Krypton with Estuary skin
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2 thoughts on “How to install Quasar on Kodi 17 Krypton with Estuary skin

  • January 27, 2017 at 3:46 am
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    Hi, it work on SmartTV? On my Sony Smart TV not work, i can not set download path. TV is not rooted.
    Thanks

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    • January 27, 2017 at 9:32 am
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      Perhaps your TV’s internal memory is FAT32, if your TV has an USB port try using a NTFS formatted drive.

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