The Complete Guide to The Oath Kodi add-on [Nov 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 offers many features including Trakt support, library integration, Orion indexer, and support for premium accounts from Real Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid, Furk, and more.

Based on Exodus, The Oath offers a familiar interface with all the functions from its predecessor. It also features its own scrapers package called OathScrapers.

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

1. The Oath Overview

TypeVideo add-on
FeaturesMovies and TV Shows
Free sourcesYes
Premium sourcesReal Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid, Furk
Source typeFile hosting websites and cached torrents
CompatibilityKodi 19 Matrix & Kodi 18 Leia
Trakt.tv supportYes
Library integrationYes
More featuresOrion Indexer support, File downloads, Integrated subtitles

The Oath Screenshots:

press the button to install The Oath on Kodi
The Oath Kodi add-on
The Oath's main menu, the TV Shows option is selected
Real Debrid sources on The Oath Kodi add-on

2. Install The Oath 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. 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

2.2. 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

2.3. 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.

3. Additional Settings

Let’s take a look at how to set up some popular The Oath features. These steps are optional but can improve your user experience.

3.1. Using Real Debrid with The Oath

File hosting sites 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.

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 starting, 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

Note: You can manage 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.

3.2. Using Trakt With The Oath

Trakt.tv is a free service that helps you organize and keep track of your favorite movies and shows. Using a Trakt account is very helpful when you want to sync your watched status across devices.

The Oath can integrate with your Trakt account so you can access your Collection, lists, and bookmarks.

It is also capable of scrobbling, so using the official Trakt add-on is optional. Scrobbling means automatically checking in your watched episodes and movies on the cloud.

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.

4. The Oath Settings Summary

The Settings menu is divided into 10 categories: General, Playback, Source Filters, Providers, Trakt, Accounts, Library, Downloads, Subtitles, and Debugging.

To open the Settings Menu in The Oath, go to the add-on’s main menu, select Tools and press The Oath: Settings.

4.1. General

The General section lets you adjust language and other interface settings.

The Oath General Settings

Indicators (1)Local, Trakt
Info Language (2)Auto
Providers Language (3)English, Greek
Enable Fanart(On)
Enable extra & hq artwork(Off)
Hide Movies in Cinema (4)(Off)
Items per page 20
TrailersAlways choose, Choose on season/episode level, Auto play
Menu
New Movies (5)Featured, People Watching, Most Popular, In Theaters, Recently Released, Disabled
Channels (6)Disabled, Enabled
My Lists (7)Enabled, Disabled
IMDB watchlist/user lists sort by:Recently added, Title
TV Shows
Show unaired season/episodes(On)
Show Special Episodes(On)
New EpisodesEpisodes, Disabled

(1) Save the watched status markers locally or on the cloud using your Trakt.tv account.
(2) Movies and shows meta-data language (Titles and descriptions). Auto will use Kodi’s default language.
(3) Search for sources in specified language. English and Greek are available.
(4) Hides movies currently on theaters.
(5) Select action for the New Movies menu item on The Oath’s main menu.
(6) List of movies currently playing on popular cable channels.
(7) Access your Trakt or IMDB lists.

4.2. Playback

Adjust playback and source selection options.

VI. Adjust the Trakt settings according to your needs and press OK when you’re ready. The Oath Playback Settings

Default action (1)Directory, Auto-Play, Dialog
Progress DialogForeground, Background
Providers Timeout (2)45
Pre-emptive termination (3)(Off)
– Pre-emptive Limit10
Source selection appearanceDouble line, Simple
Premium Source Identifier ColorDark Orange
Secondary ColorAquamarine
Extra source infoFilename when available, Simplified info
Enable metadata on source list(Off)
When playback starts…
Resume Playback(On)
Auto Resume(Off)
When playback ends…
Refresh watched status(Off)

(1) Action to execute when selecting a movie/episode.
(2) Number of seconds to wait for responses from providers when scraping sources.
(3) Pre-emptive termination will stop scraping sources as soon as X number of sources are found. X is defined by pre-emptive limit.

4.3. Source Filters

Adjust filters and options for scrapping sources.

The Oath Source Filter Settings

Max Resolution (1)4K, 1080p, 720p, SD
Min Resolution (1)4K, 1080p, 720p, SD
– Remove CAM/SRC results (2)(Off)
Enable size filtering (3)(Off)
Debrid Sources Only (4)(Off)
Autoplay SD Quality only(Off)
Remove HEVC streams (5)(Off)
Remove pair/captcha hosts (6)(Off)
Disable CloudFlare protected providers(Off)
Filter-out duplicate links(On)
Verify torrents cache (7)(On)
– Remove uncached torrents if cached exists(Off)
Sorting Options
Primal sorting parameterResolution, Premium
Sort by size if available(On)
Sort by provider(On)

(1) Set the Maximum and Minimum resolution for sources.
(2) Remove very low quality streams.
(3) Enable this option to set different file size limits for movies and episodes.
(4) Do not show free sources.
(5) Use this option on old devices unable to decode x265 video.
(6) Remove free sources that require captcha solving and pairing.
(7) Check if torrent is already cached on the Debrid cloud.

4.4. Providers

Manage the providers settings. By default, The Oath uses its own providers package called OathScrapers.

The Oath providers settings

Choose Provider Source(s)
Provider Source: (1)OathScrapers, Built-in, OathScrapers + Built-in
– OathScrapers Settings (2) 
– Clear Providers Cache 
Built-in Providers
Orion (3)(Off)

(1) Select a Provider Package.
(2) Open OathScraper Settings.
(3) Orion is a media indexing service. Enable this if you have an Orion account.

4.5. Trakt

Manage your account, enable scrobbling and other Trakt options.

The Oath Trakt settings

Authorize (1) 
Utilize your own Trakt API Key (optional)
Client ID (2) 
Client Secret (2) 
 
Enable Scrobbling (3)(Off)
Show Notification on Scrobble(Off)
Resume Point source (4)Local, Trakt
Auto Trakt Collections Syncing
Sync on Kodi Start(Off)
Schedule Update Every _ Hour/s (5)0

(1) Press to authorize your Trakt account.
(2) Alternatively, you can authorize Trakt using your own API key.
(3) Scrobbling will synchronize your watched status with Trakt. Do not enable if you’re using the official Trakt addon for scrobbling.
(4) Enable to use resume point from Trakt.
(5) Update Trakt collection every X Hours. 0 means no scheduling.

4.6. Accounts

Manage metadata, Debrid and other accounts used with The Oath.

The Oath Accounts settings

Fanart.tv personal API key (1) 
TMBD API key (2) 
IMDb
User ID (3) 
OpenSubtitles.org (4)
Username 
Password  
Configure Debrid Services in ResolveURL settings
ResolveURL Settings (5) 
Furk.net (6)
Furk Username  
Furk Password 
Furk API Key 
Limit results25

(1) Use your Fanart.tv account to get better quality background images for your movies and shows.
(2) You can use your TMDB account with The Oath.
(3) You can also use your IMDb account.
(4) Enter your OpenSubtitles account to use the add-on’s subtitle feature.
(5) Open ResolveURL Settings to manage your Debrid account.
(6) Enter your furk account data. Using a Furk account can increase the number of available sources.

4.7. Library

Organize your favorite movies and shows using the library.

The Oath Library settings

Movies (1)special://userdata/addon_data/plugin.video.theoath/Movies
TV (1)special://userdata/addon_data/plugin.video.theoath/TVShows
 
Auto update TV Shows(On)
Show notifications during update(On)
 
Update library after adding content(On)
Avoid creating duplicate content(On)
 
24HR delay before import (2)(Off)
Include episodes with unknown air dates(On)
Include special episodes(On)

(1) Select the folders to store Library data. You need to add each folder as a media source for the library to work.
(2) Sometimes, metadata for newer items like episode art or synopsis, are not available right away. Delaying import will avoid incomplete metadata.

4.8. Downloads

Enable file downloading on The Oath.

The Oath Downloads settings

Enable downloads (1)(Off)
Movies (2) 
TV (2) 

(1) Enable the file download feature.
(2) Set a folder to download Movies and another one to download TV shows.

4.9. Subtitles

Automatically download subtitles, you must enter your OpenSubtitles account on the Accounts tab to use this feature.

The Oath Subtitles settings

Enable Subtitles(Off)
Primary LanguageGreek
Secondary LanguageEnglish
Convert subtitles to UTF-8(On)
Show notification(On)

5. 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.

6. Alternatives to The Oath

Looking for more add-ons? These are some of our favorite Kodi add-ons for November 2021.

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

The Crew Kodi Add-onThe Crew: Free and premium sources. Very popular add-on with many extra features like live sports and more. (Kodi 19 Matrix & 18 Leia)
The Oath: Free and premium sources. Great add-on based on Exodus. (Kodi 19 Matrix & 18 Leia)
Seren Kodi Add-on featured imageSeren: Premium sources. Excellent add-on with great user interface and many innovative features. (Kodi 19 Matrix & 18 Leia)
Venom: Premium sources. Very popular add-on with great features. (Kodi 19 Matrix & 18 Leia)
Elementum Kodi Addon featured imageElementum: P2P sources. An excellent add-on that offers high-quality streams using torrents. (Kodi 19 Matrix & 18 Leia)
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  • 2 months ago

    I follow the steps to add oath but it fails everytime can you help please

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