The Complete Guide to The Oath Kodi add-on [Apr 2022]

The Oath is a popular Kodi add-on that allows you to stream movies and TV shows using free, premium, and official sources.

IMPORTANT: The Oath and its repository are no longer available. We recommend you to try The Promise, a new add-on based on The Oath. Check out the list of our favorite add-ons for more alternatives to The Oath.

This add-on offers many features including Trakt support, library integration, free sources, premium accounts from Real Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid, and more. It can also find sources in official streaming services if you have a corresponding account and Kodi add-on installed. The Oath is amazing!

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 The Oath on Kodi from its official source. Let’s get started!

IMPORTANT: The Oath and its repository are no longer available. We recommend you to try The Promise, a new add-on based on The Oath. Check out the list of our favorite add-ons for more alternatives to The Oath.

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 allows us to install The Oath and update 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 2 tab and Press (Re)Authorize My Account in the Real Debrid section.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 the 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)
Items per page 20
Trailers SourceIMDb, YouTube, TMDb
Trailers ActionSelect, Auto Play
Menu
New Movies (4)Featured, People Watching, Most Popular, In Theaters, Recently Released, Disabled
Channels (5)Disabled, Enabled
My Lists (6)Enabled, Disabled
IMDB watchlist/user lists sort by:Recently added, Title
TV Shows
Show unaired season/episodes(On)
Show Special Episodes(On)
New EpisodesTrakt Progress, Trakt Episodes, Disabled, Episodes

(1) Indicators: Save the watched status markers locally or on the cloud using your Trakt.tv account.
(2) Info Language: Movies and shows meta-data language (Titles and descriptions). The “Auto” setting will use Kodi’s default language.
(3) Providers Language: Search for sources with audio in the specified language. English and Greek are available.
(4) New Movies: Select action for the New Movies menu item on The Oath’s main menu.
(5) Channels: List of movies currently playing on popular cable channels.
(6) My Lists: 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
Official Source Identifier ColorSpring Green
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) Default action: Action to execute when selecting a movie/episode.
(2) Providers Timeout: Number of seconds to wait for responses from providers when scraping sources.
(3) Pre-emptive termination: 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)
Remove HEVC streams (5)(Off)
Remove Dolby-Vision Stream(Off)
Remove pair/captcha hosts (6)(Off)
Filter-out duplicate links(On)
Verify torrents cache (7)(On)
– Remove uncached torrents if cached exists(Off)
Sorting Options
Primal sorting parameterPremium, Resolution
Sort by size if available(On)
Sort by provider(On)

(1) Max/Min Resolution: Set the Maximum and Minimum resolution for sources.
(2) Remove CAM/SRC results: Remove very low-quality streams.
(3) Enable size filtering: Enable this option to set different file size limits for movies and episodes.
(4) Debrid Sources Only: Do not show free sources.
(5) Remove HEVC streams: Use this option on old devices unable to decode x265 video.
(6) Remove pair/captcha hosts: Remove free sources that require captcha solving and pairing.
(7) Verify torrents cache: Check if the 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

Built-in Providers
Library (1)On
Official Providers (2) 
– Country codeUS
– Amazon Prime(Off)
– BBC IPlayer(Off)
– Crackle(Off)
– Curiosity Stream(Off)
– Disney+(Off)
– HBO max(Off)
– Hulu(Off)
-Netflix(Off)
– Paramount+(Off)
  
External Providers
Enable external providers (Oathscrapers) (3)(On)
– OathScrapers Settings 

(1) Library: The Oath will search for sources in the local library.
(2) Official providers: You can use The Oath with your streaming subscriptions. You’ll have to install the corresponding Kodi add-on for each streaming service you want to use.
(3) Enable external providers (Oathscrapers): Oathscrapers will find free and premium sources.

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) Authorize: Press to authorize your Trakt account.
(2) Client ID/Secret: Alternatively, you can authorize Trakt using your API key.
(3) Enable Scrobbling: Scrobbling will synchronize your watched status with Trakt. Do not enable if you’re using the official Trakt addon for scrobbling.
(4) Resume Point source: Enable to use resume point from Trakt.
(5) Schedule Update: 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) Fanart.tv personal API key: Use your Fanart.tv account to get better quality background images for your movies and shows.
(2) TMDB API key: You can use your TMDB account with The Oath.
(3) User ID: You can also use your IMDb account.
(4) OpenSubtitles.org: Enter your OpenSubtitles account to use the add-on’s subtitle feature.
(5) ResolveURL Settings: Open ResolveURL Settings to manage your Debrid account.
(6) Furk.net: 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) Movies/TV: Select the folders to store Library data. You need to add each folder as a media source for the library to work.
(2) 24HR delay before import: 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 downloads: Enable the file download feature.
(2) Movies/TV: 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 May 2022.

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

The Promise: Free and Premium sources. Based on The Oath, has all the features from its predecessor.
The Crew Kodi Add-onThe Crew: Free and premium sources. Great all-in-one add-on with many extra features for kids, sports, live TV, and more.
Scrubs v2: Free sources. Great add-on specialized in free sources.
Nightwing: Free and Premium sources. Popular add-on similar to The Oath with extra features.
Seren Kodi Add-on featured imageSeren: Premium sources. Excellent add-on with great user interface and many innovative functions.
Ezra Kodi addon featured imageEzra: Premium sources. Based on Fen, this add-on has all the great features of its predecessor.
Elementum Kodi Addon featured imageElementum: P2P sources. An exceptional add-on that offers high-quality streams using torrents.
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  • 2 weeks ago

    (Most, but not all) saved content suddenly replaced by generic Oath circle image. Unclear if this is an overstuffed cache (how do you clear,) repo down etc.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    I have been unable to add The Oath for the last few weeks. Just like many others, I had been using the oath for a very long time. However, I did notice that I was unable to use or add The Oath every since I updated to Kodi 19.4. It was my go to add on for everything.

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    • 2 weeks ago

      Hi, The Oath is no longer available. Please check out The Promise, a new fork of The Oath.

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  • 1 month ago

    From what I can tell…the repo is no longer available on github.io, 404 not found for the whole repo as of 4/13/22 8:26 PM

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    • 1 month ago

      I just checked and it looks like the repository is gone, at least for the moment. Not sure if it’s temporary or permanent yet.

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  • 1 month ago

    I have been using The Oath for quite a while now. This past week, there appears to have been a change to ResolveURL that is causing me to lose Real Debrid authorization every night around 8PM EST. I can re-authorize and everything is fine until the next night. Is anyone else seeing this?

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