The Complete Guide to Umbrella on Kodi [August 2022]

Umbrella is a new Kodi add-on that lets you stream movies and TV shows using premium sources. Based on Venom, Umbrella has many of the features of its predecessor.

A premium account from Real Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid, Easynews or Furk is required to use Umbrella. These services grant unrestricted, high-speed access to files on the cloud.

Umbrella features Trakt support, library integration, file downloads, subtitles, cloud storage manager, continuous episode playback and more.

In this guide, we’re going to install Umbrella on Kodi 19.4 Matrix. Let’s get started!

1. Umbrella Overview

TypeMovies and TV Shows
Free SourcesNo
Premium SourcesReal Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid, Easynews, Furk and more. 
Source typeCached Torrents and File Hosting Websites
Trakt.tv supportYes
Library IntegrationYes
More FeaturesCloud storage manager, file downloads, subtitles, continuous episodes playback, context menu actions, youtube section.
Kodi Umbrella add-on
accessing Trakt features on Umbrella

2. How to Install Umbrella on Kodi

If this is the first time you install add-ons on Kodi, you’ll have 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. Install Umbrella repository

Let’s add a link to Umbrella’s source on GitHub, this allows us to download the repository zip file directly with 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://umbrellaplug.github.io/ on the top box and umbrella on the bottom one. Press OK to add the source. Umbrella 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

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

7. Now select umbrella. installing umbrella repository from source URL

8. Click on repository.umbrella-x.x.x.zip to download and install the repository. Umbrella repository zip file

2.2. Install Umbrella add-on

Now we’ll use the repository to download and install Umbrella and its dependencies.

9. Select Install from repository. Install add-on from repository on Kodi

10. Click on Umbrella Repository.Umbrella repository on Kodi

11. Select Video add-ons.video add-ons category on Umbrella repo

12. Now select Umbrella.Umbrella add-on on its own repo

13. Press the Install button.install Umbrella on Kodi

14. Press OK to install Umbrella and its dependencies.list of dependencies for Umbrella

Wait a couple of seconds while the add-on is downloaded. You’ll see a notification when the installation process finishes.

15. Go back to the Home Screen, you’ll see a shortcut to Umbrella on the Add-ons tab.Kodi Umbrella add-on

We have installed Umbrella on Kodi, but we still need to authorize a Debrid account so that the add-on won’t find sources to stream content.

3. Using Real Debrid with Umbrella

Umbrella requires a premium account from Real Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid, Easynews or Furk to function properly.

In this guide, we’re going to use Real Debrid, a popular service that grants access to cached torrents and various file hosting services for a very low price.

1. Open Umbrella and select Tools.Umbrella's main menu, the Tools category is selected

2. Press SETTINGS: Accounts.   Umbrella's tools menu, open My Accounts

3. Make sure the Accounts tab is selected and press Authorization under Real-Debrid.autorize Real Debrid with Umbrella

4. Copy the authorization code.Real debrid authorization code

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. Enter Umbrella and press Set that name to continue. authorize Umbrella with Real Debrid

7. Back on Kodi, press OK to save  the settings. Real Debrid successfully authorized with Umbrella

All done! Now you’re ready to stream content on Kodi with Umbrella.

Use the add-on’s main menu to select a movie or TV show, Umbrella will display a selectable list of available sources.

8. Select a source to start playing the video. source select screen

You can access the files on your Real Debrid cloud directly with Umbrella, go to Premium Services > Real Debrid.

By using cached torrents, your device does not connect directly to the P2P network, instead, Real Debrid will fetch the files on their servers and will make them available to download over HTTPS.

Umbrella supports automatic subtitles, but if you need more control over the subtitles’ selection process, please read How to enable automatic subtitles on Kodi.

3. Additional Settings

Let’s take a look at other features on Umbrella. These are optional, but can improve your user experience when using the add-on.

3.1. Using Trakt with Umbrella

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

Umbrella can integrate with your Trakt account, giving you access to your collection, lists, bookmarks, and other Trakt features.

1. Open Umbrella and select Tools.Umbrella's main menu, the Tools category is selected

2. Press SETTINGS: Traktopen Trakt settings on Umbrella

3. Make sure the Trakt tab is selected and press Authorization.   authorize Umbrella with Trakt

4. Copy the authorization code.   copy the authorization code for Trakt

5. 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

6. Press Yes to link your Trakt account to Umbrella. connecting Trakt account with Umbrella Kodi addon

Let’s not forget to enable scrobbling on Umbrella. Scrobbling is the automated process of keeping track of your watched videos on Trakt. If you’re using the official Trakt add-on, you can skip this step.

7. Back in Kodi, scroll down and activate Enable Scrobbling. You should also set Resume Point Source to Trakt scrobbles to keep your watched status synchronized across devices. Press OK to continue. Enable scrobble on Umbrella

Note: if you’re using Kodi on a single device, you can keep the Resume Point source on Local to avoid unnecessary calls to the Trakt API that might slow down navigation.

8. All done! Use My Movies and My TV Shows on Umbrella’s main menu to access your collection, lists, and other Trakt features. accessing Trakt features on Umbrella

3.2. Continuous episode playback

By default, Umbrella shows a selectable list of sources before playing a video. Let’s change the settings to play episodes automatically and also show the PlayNext popup at the end of each episode.

1. Select Settings: General on Umbrella’s Tools menu. Umbrella's Tools menu. General:Settings is selected

2. Highlight the TV Shows tab and activate Enable PlayNext popup. enable continuous playback on Umbrella Kodi addon

3. Now select the Source Options tab and scroll down to the Source Filtering Options section. Adjust the Max quality and other setting to your preferences, then press OK to close the settings. adjust source filtering options

Automatic playback is now enabled and configured.

4. When selecting an episode, open the context menu and press Play from here. (To open the context menu,  use long-press on the remote or press the C on the keyboard).use Play from Here on the context menu for auto-play

You must use Play from here for continuous episode playback and next episode popup.

Enabling PlayNext will hide the source select screen for episodes, the add-on will automatically select a source following the Source Filtering Options we just set. If you want to see the list of sources and pick one manually, use the Source Select option on the context menu.

4. Alternatives to Umbrella

Looking for more add-ons? These are some of our favorite Kodi add-ons for August 2022.

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

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.
Umbrella: Premium sources. Great add-on based on Venom.
Fen Kodi Add-onFen: Premium sources. Fen is back! This add-on is very fast and offers many features.
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.
Elementum Kodi Addon featured imageElementum: P2P sources. An exceptional add-on that offers high-quality streams using torrents.
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