The Crew Kodi Add-on

The Crew is a popular Kodi addon 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 Kodi addon also supports premium services like Real Debrid, Premiumize, and All Debrid, which are recommended since free sources availability on The Crew has been decreasing lately.

FeaturesMovies, TV shows, Sports, Live TV, Comedy, Kids section, and more.
Free SourcesSome
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

The Crew addon overview

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

1. 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.

1.1. Install The Crew repo

Let’s add a link to The Crew’s official source on GitHub, this allows 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 Crew repo is downloaded and installed. You’ll see a notification when the process is complete.

1.2. Install The Crew addon

Now that the repository is installed, let’s use it to download and install The Crew addon 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

You are now ready to use The Crew on Kodi.

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

2. Using Real Debrid with The Crew

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

Using a Debrid account with The Crew addon is optional, but keep in mind that free sources are increasingly harder to find these days. For an optimal streaming experience, a Debrid account is recommended.

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

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

2. Press RESOLVEURL: Settings. open Resoiveurl settings on The Crew tools menu

3. Select the Universal Resolvers 2 tab, scroll down to the Real-Debrid section and press (Re)Authorize My Account. authorize Real Debrid account with The Crew and ResolveURL

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

5. 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

6. 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 go back to Kodi. Now The Crew and all the other installed addons using ResolveURL as a dependency will have access to premium sources.

7. 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 Kodi addon 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 via HTTPS.

3. Using Trakt with The Crew

Trakt.tv is a free service that helps you organize and keep track of your favorite movies and shows. Using a Trakt account with The Crew is optional, but it’s very helpful if you want to sync your watched status across devices.

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

2. Press Trakt: Authorize. Autorize Trakt account with The Crew

3. Copy the authorization code. Copy the Trakt authorization code

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

5. Press Yes to link Trakt with The Crew. Authorizing The Crew on Trakt

6. Back on Kodi, you’ll see The Crew’s Trakt settings. Press OK to continue. Trakt settings on The Crew

Once Trakt is authorized, you can access your collection, lists, and other Trakt features by going either to Movies > My Movies or to TV Shows > My TV Shows.

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

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

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  • 6 months ago

    I have used the crew add-on for several years now. Quite recently I’m noticing that the crew add-on is not coming up with the streams for either movies and or television shows I’ve tried to reinstall it several times but first uninstall it and reinstall it and still I’m getting the same results. Please let me know if there’s any special settings or any other add-ons that I need to install for the crew add-on to work as before thank you

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