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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.  Depending on your location, you might need a VPN to protect your privacy while using torrents.

In this guide, we’re going to install Quasar on Kodi. Let’s begin.

Quasar has not received updates in a while, it still works but we recommend using Elementum. Elementum is a fork of Quasar, it uses a new torrent engine with extended features like FAT32 support or streaming directly to RAM. Please read How to install Elementum on Kodi for more info.

Downloading Quasar

Lets start by downloading Quasar’s zip file from its official site.

1.  Go to Quasar’s official site and download the appropriate package for your system. Remember the folder where you downloaded the file, we’ll be using it later. Quasar Kodi addon official site

FireTV and most Android Boxes should download the Android arm package. Nvidia Shield and modern tablets/smartphones use the Android arm64 package. Raspberry Pi running Raspbian use the Linux arm v7 package. If you’re not sure about your device specifications just download the Universal package.

Preparing Kodi for Quasar

Before installing Quasar we must allow the use of 3rd-party addons on Kodi and we also need to allow Kodi to communicate with other applications so it can talk to the torrent engine.

2. Open the Settings menu by pressing the cog icon near the top left corner of the Home Screen. Open System menu on Kodi using the cog icon

3. Select System. Kodi System Options on System Menu

4. Select the Add-ons tab and enable Show notifications and Unknown sources. Enable unknown sources and notifications on Kodi

Enabling Unknown sources will allow installation of 3rd party addons that are not available in the official Kodi repository, we also recommend enabling Show notifications since most addons use them to display important information.

5. Go back to the System menu and this time select Service. kodi system settings

6. Highlight the Control tab and activate Allow remote control from applications on other systems. allow Kodi to communicate with other applications

Installing Quasar on Kodi

Now we are ready to install Quasar on Kodi.

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

8. Select Install from zip file. install kodi add-on from zip file

9. Locate the installation file that we downloaded earlier and click on it to Install Quasar.Install Quasar on Kodi 17 Krypton with Estuary skin

10. Quasar needs a folder to download files while streaming, go ahead and create a folder on your hard drive. Return to Kodi when you’re ready and press OK to continue.Quasar download path not selected message

11. Quasar’s Settings Dialog will open. Click on Download path (not FAT32) and select the folder you just created, then press OK.setting download path for Quasar on Kodi with estuary

12. Wait a couple of seconds and you’ll be prompted to install Quasar Burst. Burst is a multi-provider addon responsible for searching torrents on several websites. Press Yes to install Quasar Burst.auto-installing Quasar Burst

Sometime Quasar Burst fails to install. If the automatic installation fails you’ll have to do it manually. Please read How to install Quasar Burst for more information.

[Optional] Quasar Web Interface

There’s a useful web interface to remotely manage your torrents from a smartphone or other devices on your local network.

I. Using your browser go to http://kodi_local_IP_address:65251/web/ to access Quasar WebUI.Kodi Quasar web interface

More info:

How to install Quasar on Kodi
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Mike
Mike

Elementum looks promising, but is pretty useless because of the extremely slow download speeds. Sticking to Quasar because it works, and you can actually download stuff with it.

Bruno Graça
Bruno Graça

Is addon down?

mile budak
mile budak

i have same question.. it keep crashing non stop when I turn kodi on

Cori
Cori

I’m at step number 7 and the settings dialouge won’t open for me and I feel like I’ve tried everything

Mickel
Mickel

Does it works with a vpn srevice, i am using ivacy. Are there other steps for vpn users?

Aidan
Aidan

Which version of android (ARM x86 or x64) should i select for Amazon firestick (OSFire5.0)??

Ivano
Ivano

Hi, it work on SmartTV? On my Sony Smart TV not work, i can not set download path. TV is not rooted.
Thanks