This guide will demonstrate how to install Venom addon on Kodi 18 Leia & Kodi 17.6 Krypton. This addon is supported on the entire range of Kodi compatible devices, such as FireStick, Android TV Boxes, Windows, Mac, etc.
Venom Kodi addon is for Movies and TV Shows only. These are the two most-watched categories in the streaming world. The addon gives you access to a big library of video content. It is currently doing a great job of pulling the fine quality streaming links. It also supports Trakt and Real-Debrid integration.
If you want a simple and effective streaming tool for Kodi, try Venom. It is also always up to date with the new content. Therefore, you never run out of streaming options. Venom is also included in our catalog of Best Kodi Addons.
How to install Venom addon on Kodi
Let me first give you a quick overview of the process so that you know what exactly you are up to. Here is what you will do:
– Enable Unknown Sources: To allow installation of the third-party addons like Venom
– Provide the source path/URL: It is the web link from where the Venom repository will be installed
– Install the Venom repository: This repository hosts the Venom Kodi addon
– Install the Venom addon
The steps that follow below cover the above in the same order they have been provider:
1: After running the Kodi app, click Settings on the home screen. Settings is the cog icon on the top and in the left corner
2: Open the option System if you use the Kodi 18 Leia app
On Kodi 17.6 Krypton it is the System Settings
3: Go ahead and select the menu item Add-ons on the left
4: Now, this is the window where the Unknown Sources option is displayed. We need to turn it ON. Click the switch to do that
5: When this popup warning is displayed, go ahead hit the Yes option
Venom is known to be a safe addon
6: Press the back button (or the backspace key) once to go back to the Settings window
Click File manager
You may also access Settings from the home screen
7: This window is now displayed
Click Add source (double click on a computer)
8: When this small window appears, click where it says <None>
9: Now we type in the source URL or the path from where the Venom repository will be installed
Make sure there are no spaces after ‘/’
10: Before we move onto the next step, we must name the source
I am choosing Venom
You may choose any other source name you like
You will use this source name in Step 13 below
11: If you use Kodi 18 Leia, go back to the Settings window again and click Add-ons
Kodi 17.6 users will navigate to Add-ons > open-box symbol (package installer option in the top-left corner)
12: Go ahead and access the option Install from zip file
13: If you would scroll down, you will see the source name you chose earlier (venom in our case)
14: Now run the zip file that you see on the screen
The version number on your screen may be different if the file has been upgraded
15: Wait for the Venom Repo to download and install and the notification to display in the top-right
16: Now we go to Install from repository
17: Choose the Venom Repo
18: Open the option Video add-ons
19: Go ahead and click Venom Kodi add-on
20: Click the Install option in the lower-right
21: You should now see this window if you use Kodi 18 Leia
Click OK to continue
If you are asked to choose the version number, pick the latest one.
22: Wait for the Venom to install on Kodi (takes a couple of minutes)
You may encounter this message from YouTube
Even though YouTube is a supporting addon for Venom, you don’t need to set it up
23: Venom Add-on installed message is displayed after a while
This is how you install Venom addon on Kodi.
Looks like you are all set to start watching your favorite content. However, do not forget that all your streaming activities and your online identity are still unprotected and exposed to your Government and your ISP. Streaming with third-party services may cause legal trouble.
Thankfully, you can easily protect yourself and go invisible from your Government and ISP by using a VPN. Whenever I am streaming with Kodi, I always connect to ExpressVPN and recommend the same to you.
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Please remember that we encourage you to use a VPN to maintain your privacy. We do not condone breaking the copyright laws.
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Step 3: Open the ExpressVPN app on your device. Sign in with your account. Click the connect/power button to connect to the VPN
Great! You have successfully secured yourself with the best Kodi VPN.
A Quick Look at Venom Kodi Addon
Now that you have successfully installed the Venom addon, let me give you a quick rundown of it.
If you are new to Kodi and don’t know where to find your installed addons, here is what you do:
– Go to the home screen of Kodi and select (not click) Add-ons in the left menu
– Venom and other video add-ons are displayed under Video add-ons
Click the addon to open it
You are likely to see this Changelog window on the first run of the Venom Kodi addon. It outlines the key changes made to the addon in the version updates
Press the back button to go to the main window of the addon
Venom is an on-demand addon with the only focus on Movies and TV Shows. Therefore, all its categories are related to them
Movies, TV Shows, My Movies, My TV Shows, New Movies, New Episodes, etc. are some of its categories.
Every category is further organized in useful subcategories. For instance, when you click Movies, you may browse the content in subcategories such as In Theaters, Now Playing, Anticipated, Upcoming, Popular, Most Popular, Box Office, Most Voted, Top Rated, etc.
In fact, each subcategory may have more nested subcategories
Same goes for the TV Shows category on the main screen of the Venom Kodi addon
Running into No Streams issue? Here is the fix!
It is not common, though also not impossible, for you to run into ‘No Streams’ issue. Or, probably there are very few quality streams to choose from.
If that’s the case with you, there is a fix that is likely to work. Here is what you can do:
– From the main screen of the addon, click Tools (you may need to scroll down a bit)
– Next, choose Open Scrapers Settings
– Now, the General option in the left menu on the next window must be selected
Open Enable All Providers
Go back to the addon main screen and start streaming.
In the end…
Venom addon does not come with the bells and whistles. It is a simple on-demand addon designed to give you access to high-quality streaming of movies and TV shows. This is its main focus and the addon does a great job at it.
While Venom addon on Kodi is already pulling plenty of streams, Real Debrid sign-in will make it even better. How has your experience been with the addon? Let us know through the comments section below.
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