Quasar is a video addon for Kodi that uses BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol, to streams movies and TV shows in great video quality. Due to its P2P nature, Quasar uses both download and upload bandwidth while you are watching a video.
|Kodi Quasar Addon Overview|
|Features||Library integration, file downloading, subtitles, web-interface, VPN support using SOCKS5.|
|Supported services||Trakt.tv, TMDb, CloudHole.|
|Main menu categories||Movies. TV Shows, Search, Torrents, Add Torrent, Providers.|
|Streaming method||BitTorrent (P2P)|
There’s a fork of Quasar called Elementum, it uses a new torrent engine with extended storage features like support for FAT32 or streaming directly to RAM. Elementum is still alpha stage so some bugs are expected. Read How to install Elementum on Kodi for more info.
How to install Quasar Kodi Addon
In this tutorial we are going to install Quasar on Kodi. Let’s start by downloading the addon, go to Quasar’s official site and download the appropriate version for your system, remember the folder where you downloaded the file, we’ll be using it later.
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.
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.
Quasar Web Interface
Quasar has a handy web interface that allows you to remotely manage your torrents from other devices on your local network.