The Crew Kodi Add-on

The Crew is a very popular Kodi add-on that allows you to stream movies and TV shows using several file hosting websites, it provides a great selection of free and premium sources.

This add-on comes with lots of great features like dedicated sections for live sports, kids, radio, comedy, live TV, and more. The Crew also supports premium services like Real Debrid, Premiumize, and All Debrid.

The Crew is compatible with Kodi 19.4 Matrix and Kodi 20 (Beta 1) Nexus. Keep in mind that pre-release versions are unstable and may cause unexpected problems, we recommend using the current version of Kodi.

In this guide, we’re going to install The Crew on Kodi. Let’s get started!

1. The Crew Overview

FeaturesMovies, TV shows, Sports, Live TV, Comedy, Kids section, and more.
Free SourcesYes
Premium SourcesReal Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid
Source TypeFile hosting websites and cached torrents
Trakt SupportYes
Library IntegrationYes
More Features Integrated subtitles, File downloads.
The Crew Kodi add-on
main menu on The Crew Kodi addon
Real Debrid sources on The Crew Kodi add-on

2. How to install The Crew on Kodi

If this is your first time installing add-ons on Kodi, you will need to allow the installation of unofficial add-ons. Please read How to allow 3rd-party add-ons on Kodi and come back here when you’re ready.

2.1. Install The Crew repository

Let’s add a link to The Crew’s official source on GitHub, this will allow us to download the repository zip file directly from Kodi.

1. Press the cog icon near the top left corner of the screen. Open System menu on Kodi using the cog icon

2. Select File Manager. Kodi File Manager on System menu

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

4. Enter https://team-crew.github.io/ in the top box and team-crew on the bottom one. Press OK to add the source. The Crew add-on source URL on Kodi

Now that we added the link, let’s use it to install the repository.

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

6. Click on Install from zip file. install kodi add-on from zip file

7. Select team-crew. installing The Crew repository on Kodi

8. Click on repository.thecrew-x.x.x.zip to download and install the repository. install The Crew repository

Wait a couple of seconds while the repository is downloaded and installed. You’ll see a notification when the process is complete.

2.2. Install The Crew add-on

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

9. Select Install from Repository. Install add-on from repository on Kodi

10. Click THE CREW REPO. The Crew Repository

11. Select Video add-ons. video add-ons category on The Crew repository

12. Select The Crew. installing The Crew addon on Kodi

13. Press the Install button. install The Crew addon

14. You’ll see a list of dependencies to be installed with the add-on. Press OK to continue and wait for the process to be finished. list of dependencies for The Crew

15. Go back to the Home Screen, you should now see a shortcut to The Crew on the Add-ons tab. Click on it to open the add-on. The Crew Kodi addon

16. All done! Use the menu to browse Movies, TV shows and other categories. main menu on The Crew addon

The Crew features integrated subtitles, but if you need more control over the subtitles’ selection process, please read How to enable subtitles on Kodi.

3. Using Real Debrid with The Crew

File hosters often limit file availability and bandwidth for free users. Using premium accounts gives you unrestricted access to several file hosters and can greatly improve the quality and quantity of available sources.

Using a Debrid account with The Crew is optional.

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

I. Select Tools on The Crew’s main menu. The Crew tools on Kodi

II. Press RESOLVEURL: SETTINGS. open Resoiveurl settings on The Crew tools menu

III. Select the Universal Resolvers 2 tab and press (Re)Authorize My Account in the Real-Debrid section. authorize Real Debrid account with The Crew and ResolveURL

IV. Copy the authorization code. authorizing The Crew with Real Debrid

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

VI. Set a name for this connection, we’ll use the-crew and press Set that name. use The Crew with Read Debrid

Once ResolveURL is authorized with Real Debrid you can close the browser and go back to Kodi. All the add-ons using ResolveURL as a dependency will have access to premium sources.

VII. Use The Crew to select a movie or show, premium links will be shown in pink color, cached torrents in purple and free sources in white. using Real Debrid with The Crew addon

The Crew uses cached torrents, this means that your device won’t connect directly to the p2p network, instead, it’ll use Real Debrid’s servers to fetch the files so you can stream them as a normal download.

4. The Crew Kodi addon FAQ

Do I need a Debrid account to use The Crew?

No. The Crew can use both free and premium sources. Keep in mind that you won’t find many high-definition videos when using free sources.

Are cached torrents safe?

Yes. Debrid providers use their servers to download and store torrents so your IP address is never exposed to the P2P network. Cached torrents are only available with a Debrid account.

Do I need a VPN when using The Crew?


Free sources usually use HTTPS to encrypt traffic and are mostly safe. That being said, depending on your geographic location, you might feel safer using a VPN when using free sources to protect your privacy.
Debrid users, on the other hand, don’t need to use a VPN. All the data between your device and the Debrid server is encrypted.

5. Alternatives to The Crew

Looking for more add-ons? These are some of our favorite Kodi add-ons for December 2022.

Please visit our list of the best Kodi add-ons for more information.

Umbrella: Great add-on based on Venom. (Premium sources)
Fen Kodi Add-onFen: Fen is back! This add-on is very fast and offers many features. (Premium sources)
Seren Kodi Add-on featured imageSeren: Excellent add-on with great user interface and many innovative functions. (Premium sources)
The Crew Kodi Add-onThe Crew: Great all-in-one add-on with many extra features for kids, sports, live TV, and more. (Free and premium sources)
Scrubs v2: Great add-on specialized in free sources. (Free sources)
Homelander: Based on The Oath, has all the features from its predecessor. (Free and Premium sources)
Elementum Kodi Addon featured imageElementum: An exceptional add-on that offers high-quality streams using torrents. (P2P sources)
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18 thoughts on “How to install The Crew on Kodi [Dec 2022]

  • 1 week ago

    I installed The Crew just as you instructed above. Thank you for such clear instructions. However, I am still getting the notation says “my library is empty.” I can get movies by clicking on add-ons from the main screen. But I am not getting the main screen I am used to seeing with the movie, sports, tv, etc options. The screen goes straight to “your library is empty screen”. I am setting up my firestick. Did I miss a step?

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  • 5 months ago

    The crew has stopped working for me when I click on IPTV. I used to get live tv around the world. Now when I click on it nothing happens.

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    • 5 months ago

      I just did more research on this CREW issue. When I do a fresh install and click on IPTV prior to the final updates, it works perfectly. However, once it automatically updates the IPTV TV list menu disappears and can no longer be found. Does anyone know how to get it back?

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  • 7 months ago

    The Crew add on seems to have stopped working for me. After selecting sports and a category/sport it finds nothing and goes no further.

    This happens on both Windows 11 PC and Raspberry Pi.

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  • 7 months ago

    Why does The Crew have a Slots advertisements now. They come on before and during the movies. Are there any way to stop them.

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    • 7 months ago

      The Crew does not have advertisements. Are there any other add-on installed on your system?

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  • 11 months ago

    Never could play anything TV sports movies on crew always says no links available.Any way to correct this?

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  • 1 year ago

    Keep saying no stream available pffft

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  • 1 year ago

    Porn videos keep on exiting. How to fix it please?

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    • 2 years ago

      Awesome! thanks for the heads up!

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  • 2 years ago

    I did everything you showed, Kodi Matrix 19, when I get to the “Install from zip file” i get a new screen, but there is no zip file showing

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  • 2 years ago

    I installed Fuck Indigo to disable Indigo which allowed me to install The Crew. When I clicked on The Crew, I got an error message telling me to “check the log for more information.” I don’t know what “the log” is, how to find and check it, or what to do once I find it. Suggestions please.

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  • 2 years ago

    Crew Add-on was working fine although the only stream that works is the cartoonhd provider now yesterday movies won’t open as it’s not there when doing search of available providers.I have cleared cache but this does nothing..The providers list when looking for streams shows cartoonhd when doing the search but when the final list comes up it’s not there so I’m unable to get movie to play .In tools in the list of all the providers cartoohd is there switched on . What’s wrong I need this provider to watch movies.

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  • 2 years ago

    Does this work for NFL Football games as well?

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  • 3 years ago

    I followed the instructions and everything was working fine for a couple of days but now the addon no longer finds any sources. Any suggestion?

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    • 3 years ago

      Hi! Try clearing the cache. Open The Crew, select Tools, and press Clear All Cache…

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