How to install The Oath on Kodi 19 Matrix & 18 Leia [May 2021]

The Oath is an add-on that allows you to stream movies and TV shows using free and premium sources. The Oath is compatible with Kodi 19 Matrix and 18 Leia.

This add-on has many features including Trakt support, multiple scrapper packages, library integration, Orion indexer, and support for premium accounts from Real Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid, and others.

Based on Exodus, The Oath offers a familiar interface with all the functions from its predecessor. With updated code ready for the upcoming version of Kodi, it also features its own scrapers package called OathScrapers and support for OpenScrapers.

The Oath is a great alternative to Exodus Redux and other Exodus forks that will soon be retired. This add-on has been rapidly gaining popularity among Kodi users over the past few months.

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

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.

Adding The Oath source to Kodi

Let’s add a link to the Oath’s official source on Host505’s Github page, this will allow us to download the repository zip file directly on Kodi.

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 File Manager.
Kodi File Manager on System menu

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

4. Enter https://host505.github.io/ on the top box and the-oath on the bottom one.  Press OK to add the source. adding a link to The Oath source URL on Kodi

Installing host505 repository

Host505 is the official repository for The Oath add-on. The repository is responsible for installing The Oath and updating it when a new version is available. We’ll use the newly added source to download and 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

On Kodi 19, you’ll see a message about the auto-update feature. Press Yes to proceed.

7. Select the-oath.accessing host505 source on GitHub from Kodi

8. Click on repository.host505-x.x.zip to install the repository.install The Crew repository

Install The Oath add-on

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

9. Now Press Install from repository.Install add-on from repository on Kodi

10. Click Host505 repo.opening host505 repository

11. Select Video add-ons.video add-ons category on host505 repository

12. Select The Oath.The Oath add-on on host505 repo

13. Press the Install button.installing The Oath on Kodi

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 finish.list of dependencies for The Oath add-on

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

16. All done! Use the menu to browse movies and TV shows.The Oath main menu

You can now stream movies and tv shows using The Oath and Kodi. If you want to use subtitles with The Oath please read How to enable subtitles on Kodi.

[Optional] Using Real Debrid with The Oath

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 Debrid. A popular service to get unrestricted access to various file hosters and cached torrents for a very low price.

Before we begin we recommend logging into your Real Debrid account using a web browser.

I. Select Tools from The Oath main menu.THe Oath tools on Kodi

II. Press ResolveURL: Settings.Open ResolveURL settings with The Oath

III. Select the Universal Resolver tab. Scroll down to the Real Debrid section and press (Re)Authorize My Account.authorize Real Debrid account withThe Oath and ResolveURL

IV. Copy the authorization code.authorizing The Oath 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 with your Real Debrid account).enter real debrid authorization code

VI. Set the name for the connection, write the-oath and press Set that name.Setting a name for new device on Real Debrid

You can see all your connected devices on the Real Debrid website under My Devices.

Once ResolveURL is authorized with Real Debrid you can go back to Kodi and start using The Oath. Other installed add-ons using the ResolveURL dependency will too have access to premium sources.

VII. Choose a show or movie, free links sources are displayed in white and premium sources in orange.Real Debrid sources on The Oath Kodi add-on

You’ll see 3 types of premium links:

  • Cached Torrent: The file is already on the Real Debrid cloud and ready to be downloaded.
  • File Locker Site:  The file will be downloaded directly from the specified File Hosting website.
  • Uncached Torrent: The magnet link or torrent file will be transferred to the Real Debrid cloud, where it will be downloaded and made available to you as soon as possible. Waiting time depends on the number of seeds/peers available.  You can see the download progress on the Real Debrid website under My Torrents. 

When using a Debrid service, your device won’t connect directly to the P2P network. Every download is encrypted by HTTPS protocol.

[Optional] Using Trakt With The Oath

Trakt.tv is a free service that helps you organize and keep track of TV shows and movies you watch. The Oath can integrate with your Trakt account so you can access your Collection, lists, and bookmarks.

Using Trakt is specially useful for synchronizing your watching status across devices.

The Oath is capable of scrobbling so installing the official Trakt add-on is optional. Scrobbling means automatically tracking what you’re watching instead of manually checking in from your phone or the website.

To use Trakt with The Oath, visit the Trakt.tv website, log in with your account, and follow these steps.

I. Select Tools on The Oath’s main menu.the oath main menu, tools category is selected

II. Press TRAKT: Authorize.authorizing The Oath with Trakt

III. Copy the authorization code.copy the trakt authorization code

IV. 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

V. Press Yes to link The Oath to your Trakt account. allow The Oath to use your Trakt account

Back in Kodi, you should see your Trakt username on The Oath’s settings menu.

If you’re not using the official Trakt add-on you should activate Enable scrobble and change Set Resume Point to Trakt Scrobbles to synchronize your watched status with Trakt.

VI. Adjust the Trakt settings according to your needs and press OK when you’re ready. Trakt options on The Oath's settings menu

You can now access your Trakt collection and lists with The Oath using My Movies and My TV Shows on the addon’s main menu.

The Oath Kodi add-on features

  • Kodi 19 Matrix support
  • Free sources
  • Premium sources with Real Debrid, All Debrid, Premiumize, and others
  • Trakt integration
  • Orion indexer support
  • Library integration
  • Support for multiple provider packages (OathScrapers and OpenScrapers)
  • Main Menu structure
    • Movies
    • TV Shows
    • My Movies (requires Trakt or IMDB account)
    • My TV Shows (requires Trakt or IMDB account)
    • New Movies
    • New Episodes
    • Tools
    • Search

The Oath Kodi addon FAQ

Do I need a Debrid account to use The Oath?

No. The Oath can use both free and premium sources. Keep in mind that free sources are lower quality than premium ones and prone to buffering issues.

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.

Do I need a VPN when using The Oath?

Debrid users don’t need to use a VPN. All the data between your device and the Debrid cloud is encrypted by HTTPS.
Most free sources already use HTTPS to encrypt traffic and are usually safe. Depending on your geographic location, you might need a VPN to protect your privacy.

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How to install The Oath on Kodi 19 Matrix & 18 Leia [May 2021]
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