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Seren is an addon for Kodi that allows you to stream movies and TV shows, it has been designed to provide a smooth experience when watching content with fast menus and innovative features like continuously playing episodes back-to-back like Netflix does, preemptive scrapping of sources, custom provider modules, cached torrents support and more.

You’ll need a premium account from Real Debrid or Premiumize to use Seren but it’s definitely worth it. It can also integrate with your Trakt.tv account to keep track of your favorite shows and display recommendations based on your preferences.

In this tutorial we’re going to install Seren on Kodi 18.x from its official source, we’ll also set up Real Debrid and we’ll show you some extra configurations, let’s begin.

Allowing 3rd party add-ons on Kodi

If this is the first time you install add-ons on Kodi you’ll have to allow the installation of 3rd party add-ons.

1. Press the cog icon near the top left corner of the Home Screen to open the Settings menu. Open System menu on Kodi using the cog icon

2. Select System. Kodi System Options on System Menu

3. Make sure the Add-ons tab is selected and enable Unknown sources and Show notifications. Enable unknown sources and notifications on Kodi

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

Adding Seren source to Kodi

Let’s add a link to the official source for Seren on Nixgates’ Github page so we can download and install the repository zip file.

4. Go back to the Settings menu and select File Manager. Kodi File Manager on System menu

5. Press Add Source. adding source using file manager on kodi

6. Enter https://nixgates.github.io/packages/ on the top box and nixrepo on the bottom one. Press OK to add the source. Seren source on Kodi 18 Leia

Installing Nixgates repository on Kodi

The repository is responsible for installing Seren and updating the add-on when new versions are available.

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

8. Press Install from zip fileinstall kodi add-on from zip file

9. Select nixrepo.adding nixgates seren source to kodi

10. Click the file nixgates.repository.zip to download and install the repository. install seren repository on kodi

Installing Seren Kodi add-on

Now that the repository is installed, let’s use it to download and install Seren and its dependencies.

11. Select Install from repositoryInstall add-on from repository on Kodi

12. Click on Nixgates Repo to open the repository. Nixgates Kodi repository

13. Select Video add-onsvideo add-ons category on Nixgates repo

14. Now select SerenSeren Kodi add-on on Nixgates repository

15. Press the Install button. install seren kodi addon

16. You’ll see a list of all the dependencies for Seren, click OK to continue and wait a couple of seconds for the process to finish. list of dependencies for Seren add-on for Kodi 18 Leia

If the YouTube configuration wizard comes up just press No to use its default settings.

17. Go back to the Home Screen, highlight the Add-ons tab and select Seren to open the addon. Kodi Seren add-on

We have installed Seren on Kodi but we still need to configure a couple of things. Seren requires a premium account from Real Debrid or Premiumize to work properly. We also must install a provider pack so Seren can find sources.

Setting up Real Debrid with Seren

Debrid services like Real Debrid and Premiumize offer unrestricted access to file hosters and cached torrents. When using cached torrents, your device will not connect directly to the p2p network, instead, Real Debrid will fetch the file for you and allow you to get it as a normal download.

In this example we’re going to use Real Debrid, a popular service to get access to cached torrents and various file hosters for a very low price.

18. Select Tools on Seren’s main menu. opening Seren tools on Kodi

19. Press Open Settings Menuopen setting menu on Seren Kodi add-on

20. Select the Accounts tab and click on Enable Real Debridenable Real Debrid on Seren Kodi addon

21. Scroll down and press Authorize Real Debrid… authorize Real Debrid on Seren Kodi add-on

22. Copy the authorization codeReal Debrid authorization code for Seren Kodi addon

23. Using a web browser visit https://real-debrid.com/device and enter the authorization code. (You must be logged into your Real Debrid account) enter real debrid authorization code

24. Type Seren and press Set that name. use Seren with Real Debrid

Once Seren is authorized with Real Debrid you can close the browser and go back to Kodi.

25. Re-open the Settings Menu, select the Scraping tab, and set Preferred Cloud Location to Real Debrid. Press OK to continue. set auto caching assistant to real debrid on Seren

We are almost done, next we will install the provider package.

Installing providers for Seren

The providers are responsible for finding files on hosting websites and cached torrents. We’re going to install the a4kScrapers provider pack.

26. Select Tools on Seren’s main menu. opening Seren tools on Kodi

27. Press Open Settings Menuopen setting menu on Seren Kodi add-on

28. Highlight the Providers tab and press Manage Provider Packages. Manage provider packages on Seren

29. Now click on Install Provider Package.install Seren providers package

30. Select Web Location… install providers for Seren Kodi addon

31. Type http://bit.ly/a4kScrapers to install a4kScrapers. Press OK to continue. source for a4kScrapers for Seren Kodi addon

32. Press the Install button to download and install the provider pack. installing a4kscrapers on Seren

All Done! Now you’re ready to use Seren on Kodi.

Seren offers a click-and-play experience. When you select a movie or episode it’ll automatically search for sources and play the best one available without any interaction from the user.

You can set filters to make sure Seren won’t select a file that’s too large for your bandwidth or exclude low-quality files, go to Tools > Open Settings Menu > Sort & Filter tab and adjust the preferences to your liking.

If you want to use subtitles with Seren please read How to enable subtitles on Kodi.

[Optional] Manually select sources

It is possible to override the automatic selection of sources and have Seren show a list of all available sources to choose one manually.

To set manual selection of sources go to Tools on Seren’s main menu and select Open Settings Menu.

I. Make sure the Playback tab is selected and change Movie Play Style and Episode Play Style to Source Select. Press OK to save the settings. change Play style to source select to override autoplay on Seren Kodi add-on

[Optional] Setting up Trakt with Seren

Seren provides full Trakt integration to give you access to your Collection, lists and bookmarks. It also uses information on Trakt for its Smart Play features allowing it to automatically resume episodes and make suggestions based on your profile. Use your preferred browser to visit the Trakt.tv website and log in with your account.

I. Select Tools on Seren’s main menu. opening Seren tools on Kodi

II. Press Open Settings Menuopen setting menu on Seren Kodi add-on

III. Select the Accounts tab and click on Authorize Trakt… use Trakt with Seren on Kodi

IV. Copy the authorization codeTrakt authorization code for Seren Kodi add-on

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

VI. Press Yes to link Seren to your Trakt account. authorize seren with trakt

Back in Kodi, you’ll see a Successfully authenticated with Trakt dialog, press OK to continue. Wait while Seren synchronizes with your Trakt account.

Authorizing Trakt with Seren will enable the My Movies and My Shows sections on Seren’s main menu so you can interact with your Collection and lists, it will also enable other features like suggestions based on your preferences.

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How to install Seren Kodi add-on – June 2020
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Gary

Why does Seren not play any of the films in the recently updated list?

CatFood
CatFood

This has got to be the strangest add-on I’ve ever seen. I authorized trakt yet no trakt. No “menu” even after adding providers.

What gives? I suspect there is something missing…like prioritizing either provider but I can’t find it.

CatFood
CatFood

I figure it out but add-on still clumsy to use. I’d not recommend for newbies to Kodi.