Seren is a new addon for Kodi which 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 and more. Seren is still in beta stage so some bugs are expected.

To use all of Seren’s awesome features you’ll need a Trakt.tv account and also a premium account from Real Debrid or Premiumize. In this tutorial we’re going to install Seren on Kodi 18 Leia from its official source, we’ll also configure Trakt and Real Debrid on Seren.

 

Adding Seren source to Kodi

Let’s add the addon’s source to Kodi so we can download the repository.

1. Open the System menu by pressing the cog icon near the top left corner of the Home Screen. Open System menu on Kodi using the cog icon
2. Select File ManagerKodi File Manager on System menu
3. Press Add Sourceadding source using file explorer on kodi with estuary skin
4. Enter https://nixgates.github.io/packages/ on the top box and nixrepo on the bottom one. Press OK to continue. Seren source on Kodi 18 Leia

 

Installing Nixgates repository on Kodi

The repository is responsible of installing Seren and updating the add-on when a new version is available.

5. Go back to the System menu and select Add-onsKodi Add-on Browser on System Menu
6. Press Install from zip fileinstall kodi add-on from zip file
7. Select nixrepo, the source we’ve just added. adding nixgates seren source to kodi
8. Click the file nixgates.repository.zip to download and install the repository. install seren repository on kodi

 

Installing Seren add-on

Now let’s use the repository to install the Seren add-on on Kodi.

9. Select Install from repositoryInstall add-on from repository on Kodi
10. Click on Nixgates Repo to open the repository. Nixgates Kodi repository
11. Select Video add-onsvideo add-ons category on Nixgates repo
12. Now select SerenSeren Kodi add-on on Nixgates repository
13. Press the Install button. install seren kodi addon
14. You’ll see a list of all the dependencies for Seren, click OK to download the addon and its dependencies. Wait a couple of seconds for the process to finish. list of dependencies for Seren add-on for Kodi 18 Leia
15. Go back to the Home Screen, highlight the Add-ons tab and select Seren to open the addon. Kodi Seren add-on

 

We installed Seren on Kodi but we still need configure a couple of things. Seren requires a Trakt.tv account and a premium account from Real Debrid or Premiumize to work properly. We also must install providers packs on Seren.

 

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 preemptively scrape sources for the next episode of a show.

16. Select Tools on Seren’s main menu. opening Seren tools on Kodi
17. Press Open Settings Menuopen setting menu on Seren Kodi add-on
18. Select the Accounts tab and click on Authorize Trakt… use Trakt with Seren on Kodi
19. Copy the authorization codeTrakt authorization code for Seren Kodi add-on
20. 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
21. Press Yes to allow Seren to use your Trakt account. authorize seren with trakt

Back in Kodi you’ll see a Successfully authenticated with Trakt dialog, press OK to continue. Authorizing Trakt with Seren will enable the My Movies, My Shows and Continue Watching sections on Seren’s main menu.

 

Setting up Real Debrid with Seren

Debrid services like Real Debrid and Premiumize offer unrestricted access to file hosters and cached torrents, they connect to the p2p network to cache the file on their servers and then let you get the file 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.

22. Select Tools on Seren’s main menu. opening Seren tools on Kodi
23. Press Open Settings Menuopen setting menu on Seren Kodi add-on
24. Select the Accounts tab. Click on Enable Real Debrid… enable Real Debrid on Seren Kodi addon
25. Scroll down and press Authorize Real Debrid… authorize Real Debrid on Seren Kodi add-on
26. Copy the authorization codeReal Debrid authorization code for Seren Kodi addon
27. 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

Back in Kodi you’ll see a Real Debrid Authentication is completed dialog, press OK to continue.

Install providers for Seren

Seren uses modular providers packs, this allows other developers to write their own providers for Seren. Currently there are 2 providers packs, a4kScrapers and LambdaScrapers.

a4kScrapers is a set of providers for cached torrents and LambdaScrapers is a set of providers for file hosting websites, both require premium accounts and use normal downloads to get the files (no p2p is used on your device). In this guide we’re going to install both provider packs for Seren.

28. Select Tools on Seren’s main menu. opening Seren tools on Kodi
29. Press Open Settings Menuopen setting menu on Seren Kodi add-on
30. Highlight the Providers tab and click on Install from Web URL… install providers for Seren Kodi addon

As we mentioned earlier there are currently 2 providers packs for Seren, we’ll have to install one at a time.

31. Type https://tinyurl.com/a4kscrapers to install a4kScrapers or https://tinyurl.com/Lscrapers to install LambdaScrapers, press OK to continue. source for a4kScrapers for Seren Kodi addon
32. Press the Install button to download and install the providers pack. installing a4kscrapers on Seren

Repeat the process to install both a4kScrapers and LambdaScrapers on Seren. In the future we can expect more providers packs that will extend the abilities of Seren to work with foreign sources and even free providers.

 

Now you’re ready to use Seren. Since Seren is meant to be a click and play experience, its default behavior is to automatically search for sources and play the best one without any interaction from the user.
To see a list of all the available sources and manually select one go to Tools > Open Settings Menu > General tab > change Play Style to Source Select.

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

 

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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.

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CatFood

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