How to install Venom on Kodi 19 Matrix & 18 Leia [June 2021]

Venom is a popular Kodi add-on that allows you to stream movies and TV shows using premium sources. This addon has many features like support, library integration, Youtube section, Debrid cloud manager, and more.

You’ll need a premium account from Real Debrid, All Debrid, or Premiumize for Venom to work properly. This add-on uses FenomScrapers, an external scraper package also used by other add-ons like Fen.

Venom addon has been updated and is fully compatible with Kodi 19 Matrix and Kodi 18 Leia.

In this guide, we’re going to install and setup Venom on Kodi. Let’s get started!

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.

Adding Venom source to Kodi

Let’s begin by adding a link to the official source on 123venom’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. Write on the top box and venom on the bottom one. Press OK to add the source. Venom source on Kodi

Installing Venom repository

The repository is responsible for installing and updating the add-on, let’s use the new source to download Venom repo.

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 venom. venom kodi source on file manager

8. Click on to download and install the repository.

Installing Venom add-on

Now we’ll use the repository to download and install Venom addon with all its dependencies.

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

10. Click on Venom Repo.Venom repository on Kodi

11. Select Video add-ons category on Venom repo

12. Now select Venom.Venom Kodi add-on on its own repository

13. Press the Install button.install Venom Kodi add-on

14. You’ll see a list of dependencies to be installed along with the add-on. Press OK to continue and wait until the process is finished.list of dependecies for Venom add-on

If the Youtube set-up wizard comes up just press No to continue.

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

We have installed Venom on Kodi, but we still need to authorize a Debrid account so that the add-on can find sources and stream content.

Authorizing Real Debrid with Venom

Using premium accounts gives you unrestricted access to several file hosters and cached-torrents. It greatly improves the speed, quantity, and quality of available sources.

In this tutorial we’ll use Real Debrid, a popular service to get access to various file hosters and cached torrents for a very low price.

16. Select My Accounts.configure accounts on Venom using My Accounts

17. Select the Debrid Accounts tab and click on Authorize under Real-Debrid.authorizing Real Debrid on Venom using My Accounts module

18. Copy the authorization codeReal Debrid authorization code for Venom

19. Use a web browser to visit and enter the authorization code. (You must be logged in to your Real Debrid account). enter real debrid authorization code

20. Set a name for this connection, we’ll write Venom. Press Set that name to continue. authorize Venom with Real Debrid

21. Go back to Kodi. You should now see your user name in the Real Debrid section. Press OK to continue. Real Debrid authorized on Venom

All done! Now you’re ready to stream content on Kodi with Venom. Use Venom’s main menu to search for movies or TV shows.

If Venom doesn’t return any results after authorizing Real Debrid, try enabling premium scrapers on FenomScrapers. Open FenomScrapers Module > Select Premium Hosters > Press Enable all Hoster Providers and Press OK.

When using cached torrents, your device won’t connect to the p2p network directly, instead, Real Debrid will fetch the files on their servers and it’ll let you get them as a normal download.

If you want to use subtitles with Venom please read How to enable automatic subtitles on Kodi.

Venom Kodi addon features

  • Kodi 19 Matrix and Kodi 18 Leia Compatible
  • Premium sources with Real Debrid, All Debrid and Premiumize
  • Trakt Integration
  • Library integration
  • Youtube section
  • Debrid cloud manager
  • Context menu with useful features
  • Main Menu structure
    • Discover Movies
    • Discover TV Shows
    • My Movies
    • My TV Shows
    • Youtube Videos
    • Search
    • Tools
    • Premium Services
    • News and Info
    • Change Log

Venom Kodi add-on FAQ

Do I need a Debrid account to use Venom?

Yes. Venom has dropped support for free sources since the September 2020 update.

Do I need a VPN to use Venom?

No. When using a Debrid account your traffic is already encrypted using HTTPS.

I get a “No streams available” message on Venom, what should I do?

First, make sure your Debrid account is authorized and it hasn’t expired. Then, try clearing Venom’s cache. Follow these steps:
  1. Select Tools on Venom’s main menu.
  2. Select Cache Options.
  3. Press Clear all caches.
  4. Confirm by pressing Yes.
  5. Restart Kodi.

Is it safe to use cached torrents?

Yes. Cached torrents files are downloaded by your Debrid service provider using their servers. These files are then stored on their servers so you can access them as a normal download using HTTPS which is an encrypted protocol. Since you’re using the Debrid’s server as a proxy, your IP address is not exposed to the P2P network.

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How to install Venom on Kodi 19 Matrix & 18 Leia [June 2021]
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Thanks, everything is working fine. But i hate the thumbnail – icon of this add on. Can you please tell me how to change it?


I’ve just followed all to install, I’ve deleted all caches, I’ve just registered a Debrid account, but I’m getting always the message “permission-denied” and “unknown_resource”


Thanx for fast answering. Well I’ve just seen that I should buy the real debrid service to use it, I was supposed to use it for free. Actually I’m not interested in buying this service.

Philip Lancaster

Same. I tried everything for this “permission-denied” and “unknown_resource” and it’s not working. My account is still on and nothing seems to work. Surely you must have done something that you forgot to annotate.

Also, I would like to input that you commented, “When using cached torrents, your device won’t connect to the p2p network directly,” yet everything that I see for any movie or show literally has nothing but Cached Torrents.

Help? Explain?

Daniel VanderWoude

All of this worked, but when I choose a movie, I just keep getting, “Permission_Denied, Unknown_Ressource”


Same here, have you been able to figure how to make it work?

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