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Wako (Watch on Kodi) is a remote control app that lets you track your favorite TV shows and movies. It offers a very convenient way to interact with Kodi using your Android or iOS smartphone.

In this step-by-step tutorial, we’re going to configure Wako with Helios, an addon that searches for video sources on several popular streaming websites. To use Wako with Helios you’ll need a Trakt.tv account and, for better results, a Real Debrid account.

Enable remote control on Kodi

Kodi has an integrated server that allows it to receive commands from other devices on your local network. Lets enable it.

1. Press the cog icon near the top left corner of the Home Screen to open the Settings menu. Open System menu on Kodi using the cog icon

2. Select Services. Kodi Service settings on System menu

3. Select the Control tab, enable Allow remote control via HTTP and Allow remote control from applications on other systems. Allow remote control via HTTP on Kodi

You can now go back to the Home Screen, but do not close Kodi.

Connect Wako to Kodi

Open Wako on your smartphone.

4. Press the cog icon on the bottom right corner and select Configure Hosts. configure host on wako

5. Tap the ADD button. add host on wako

6. Wako will try to automatically detect your Kodi device. If you see your device listed press on it to select it and continue with to the next section.
If your device is not detected press the Skip button on the top right corner and follow the step below. detecting hosts on wako

6a. Enter a Name for your Kodi device and the IP address, the Connection status should now display a green OK. Press Save Host to continue. manually adding host to wako

To check the IP address of you Kodi device go to the Home Screen on Kodi, press the cog icon near the top left corner to open the Settings menu and select System Information.

Using Trakt with Wako

Trakt.tv is a service to keep track of what you’re watching and lets you discover new shows and movies based on your profile. You must enable Trakt if you want to be able to install 3rd party Wako add-ons like Helios.

1. Press the cog icon on the bottom right corner to open the Settings, scroll down and select Sign in or Sign Up with Trakt. setting up trakt account on wako

2. Enter your Trakt.tv username and password. linking wako with trakt.tv

3. The Home button on the bottom bar will now act as a bookmark for all your episodes. wako home screen with trakt.tv account

Now that Trakt is enabled you’ll be able to install third-party add-on on Wako.

Installing Helios add-on on Wako

Helios is a 3rd party add-on for Wako, it finds sources on file hosting websites (providers) and it lets you play them on Kodi.

1. Press Configure / Install Add-ons.install addons on wako

2. Enable Unknown Sources and press Add a third-party add-on.enable unknown sources on wako and install 3rd party addons

3. Let’s download Helios. Type https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wako-unofficial-addons/helios/master/dist/manifest.json and press OK.install helios on wako

You’ll see a message before installing the add-on. Press OK to confirm that you want to install Helios on Wako. Now the add-on’s setup wizard will open.

4. Press on I have read and agree with this.accept Helios disclaimer

5. We need to add some providers. Tap on Add Providers and enter https://pastebin.com/raw/dwiUBFxe in the URL field. Press OK to continue.installing providers for Helios on Wako

6. Choose your preferred video quality.setup your preferred video quality

Helios works better with a Debrid account from Real Debrid, Pemiumize, or All Debrid. In this guide we’ll use Real Rebrid, a popular service to get unrestricted access to various file hosters and cached torrents for a very low price.

7. Press Login under Real Debrid.using real debrid with wako

8. Copy the authorization code and press Open the link.linking real debrid account with wako

9. Enter the authorization code press Continue. (You must be logged in to your Real Debrid account).entering wako authorization code on real debrid

10. Set a name for the connection, we’ll call it Wako, then press the Set that name button.set a name to your wako connection on real debrid

11. Now select a default player for Wako.select a default player for wako

12. You can visit the official support forums on Reddit or Discord. Press Skip to continue.official support for wako helios

13. We are ready to use Wako with Helios. Press Close.setting up Helios addon on Wako

Playing content on Kodi with Wako

We’re now ready to use Wako, use the bottom bar to select movies or TV shows and pick some content.

7. Once you’ve found something to watch press the Play button. Helios will search for sources and play them on Kodi. opening content in wako

More info:

Wako – Remote control for your Kodi (Updated May 2020)
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This post is not valid anymore, wako doesn’t do that anymore, you can only watch movies/tv shows using itunes add-ons