The Crew Kodi Add-on

The Crew is a 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 sports, kids, radio, comedy, live TV, and more. The Crew also supports premium services like Real Debrid, Premiumize, and All Debrid.

The Crew is not yet compatible with Kodi 19 Matrix but we hope it’ll be updated soon. If you’re using The Crew as your main add-on we recommend waiting a bit before upgrading Kodi or installing one of the suggested add-ons at the end of this guide.

In this tutorial, we’re going to install The Crew on Kodi 18.9 Leia. 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. Skip to the next section if you already did this.

1. Press the cog icon near the top left corner of the 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 The Crew source to Kodi

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

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 in the top box and the-crew on the bottom one. Press OK to add the source. The Crew add-on source URL on Kodi

Installing The Crew repository

The repository is responsible for installing the add-on and updating it when there’s a new version. Let’s use the new source to download and install the repository.

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

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

9. Select the-crew. installing The Crew repository on Kodi

10. Click on to download and install the repository. install The Crew repository

Install The Crew add-on on Kodi

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

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

12. Click THE CREW REPO. The Crew Repository

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

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

15. Press the Install button. install The Crew addon

16. 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

17. 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

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

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

[Optional] 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.

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 Resolver tab, scroll down to Real Debrid section and press (Re)Authorize My Account. 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 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 dependency will have access to premium sources.

VII. Use The Crew to select a movie or show, premium links will be shown in pink, 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.

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.

Looking for more add-ons? These are our favorite Kodi add-ons for February 2021.
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How to install The Crew Kodi addon [Feb 2021]
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Leland Merrill

when using the link in Kodi addon, there are no files. Is the link dead?

Mahlet Bluford

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.

Janice Rae

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.


Does this work for NFL Football games as well?


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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