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

Looking for more add-ons? These are some of our favorite Kodi add-ons for March 2024.

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

Seren Kodi Add-on featured imageSeren: Excellent add-on with great user interface and many innovative functions. (Premium sources)
Umbrella: Great add-on based on Venom. (Premium sources)
Fen Kodi Add-onFen: This add-on is very fast and offers many features. (Premium sources)
Elementum Kodi Addon featured imageElementum: An exceptional add-on that offers high-quality streams using torrents. (Free sources)
Scrubs: Great add-on specialized in free sources. (Free 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)
How to install The Crew Kodi addon [2024]
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  • 6 months ago

    Hi can i watch my iptv subscription through kodi also besides an app from playstore

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  • 6 months ago

    The website is all debrid. Not real debrid

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  • 6 months ago

    On my the crew add on I now keep getting a playback failed message when I try to watch ESPN or any channels on the Live Channels Tv247. I use a free VPN called proton , and my Download speed is around 56 Mbs. I have reinstalled Kodi and the Crew twice Now with the Same playback Failed message Returning , can Someone please Help?? Thank you

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    • 6 months ago

      Hi! Live channels are usually unreliable. This is a common issue on many add-ons offering free live channels. The links on the original websites are frequently taken down and it is hard for the addon’s developers to keep up and find new working streams. For reliable live TV you should consider getting an IPTV subscription.

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      • 6 months ago

        Hello thank you for the Reply, I’m still going to keep the Crew for Sports just was Hoping to get ESPN and Espn2.

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  • 6 months ago

    Hi. All was working well using the Crew addon , now for all tv programs i get playback failed message, » one or more items failed to play. The crew works fine for live sports. Same with Genocide, watching tv programs, i get plenty of torents but then get a « no streams available « message. For Shadow, I get error in RD message ( RD88) ? Any idwas in how to fix? Thanks!

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  • 6 months ago

    Is The Crew Add-on working at this time? It’s the best. Please get it up and going.. Thanks.. Family

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  • 7 months ago

    Scenerls sometimes I get these sometimes I don’t how do I said it so I get them all the time

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    • 7 months ago

      How do I send it so I get those Scenerls streams. Thank you.

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  • 7 months ago

    When I type the extension link and click to confirm, I get an error message .
    “Couldn’t retrieve directory information”
    What should I do to solve this problem?

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  • 7 months ago

    Exactly the guide I needed for my fire stick. Greatly appreciated!

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  • 8 months ago

    I got through step 7 then step 8 would not do anything.

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  • 9 months ago

    Keep this going pleаse, great job!

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  • 10 months ago

    Why is the crew not playing on the kodi 2.0 version?

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    • 5 months ago

      Very nice

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  • 11 months ago

    Hi cannot play any movies or TV a window pops saying no stream would you help me please. Thanks

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  • 1 year ago

    In Kodi 20, and the latest version of the Crew, the download option no longer seems to be available within the settings?

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  • 1 year ago

    hi cannot get the actual crew video addon to open, crew repo installed ok, repo in ok, video crew addon enabled ok but when i select crew video addon get message ” error refer to log for more information” how do i do that??.
    also have same message with asgard,patriot and kodiverse video addons when selected to open !help!

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  • 1 year ago

    Who developed the Crew software? Can you ask them a question?

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    • 1 year ago

      The Crew is developed by team-crew. The best way to communicate with them is to open an issue on their GitHub page. If you’re reporting a bug, make sure to include your log file.

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