How to make kodi automatically play the next episode (like netflix does)

Justin Pot has been writing about technology for over a decade, with work appearing in Digital Trends, The Next Web, Lifehacker, MakeUseOf, and the Zapier Blog. He also runs the Hillsboro Signal, a volunteer-driven local news outlet he founded. Read more.

When you’re binge watching a show, you don’t want to pick up the remote. You want the goodness to just keep coming while you lie there like a blob. Here’s how to set up Kodi to play the next episode of a show when the current one finishes–just like Netflix does.

Netflix is addictive for a lot of reasons, but one trick stands out: when you finish watching an episode of a show, the next episode starts automatically. It’s subtle, but it makes watching the default action, rather than waiting on you to decide that’s what you want to do. This is one small reason “binge-watching” and “Netflix” are so inextricably linked in most people’s minds.

Next Up Notifications is an add-on for Kodi that brings this functionality to the media center application. Here’s how to set it up, and how it works.

How to Install Next Up in Kodi

We’ve outlined how to install add-ons in our full guide to Kodi add-ons, but here’s a quick rundown. Next Up Notifications is offered in Kodi’s core repository, so it’s simple. First, head to System.

From there, head to Add-ons.

Go to Install from Repository > All Repositories > Services. Here you’ll find “Nextup Service Notification” in the list. Select the plugin, then select “Install.”

The add-on will install after a minute or so, and you can start using it immediately.

How Next Up Works

Go ahead and watch a TV show in your local library (shows from add-ons are not supported). At the end of every episode, when there are 30 seconds left, a small popup in the bottom right corner will appear.

By default you can hit “Enter” on your keyboard or “OK” on your remote to instantly start the next episode. Otherwise, you can wait 30 seconds and the next episode will start automatically.

By default, you’ll be asked to confirm you’re still there every three episodes. This is nice if you fall asleep, or leave the room for some reason.

A quick note: this all works well with the default theme, but other themes have to add support for the add-on. That isn’t to say this won’t work, just that things might look a little “off” without dedicated support.

Configure Next Up’s Options

If you’d like to tweak how this plugin works, head back to the “Services” section where you installed the add-on. Select the add-on, just like before, then click “Configure.” You’ll see a few options:

From here you can change the number of seconds that trigger the notifications, which is useful if most of you shows come with one-minute of credits. You can also choose whether episodes automatically play or not after the countdown completes. If you don’t like the “Still watching?” question, you can disable that as well, or change how many episodes you can watch before the question comes up.

There is also and “Advanced” tab, where you’ll find even more options.

From here you can disable the add-on without uninstalling it. You can also decide whether short videos should be supported, and what defines a short video.

Overall this is a simple plugin, but it really can change the way you watch TV. Just be careful, because this kind of binging really can become a habit. How-To Geek takes no responsibilities for any time you may lose while watching your favorite shows, or the productivity costs thereof.

Introducing Next Up Notifications

This addon will popup a next up notification at a specified time period before the end (default is 30 seconds). Under the hood it checks whatever is playing and when it is an episode checks for the next unwatched episode in your library. It will then present that information in a popup style to allow quicker play of the next item or to cancel the next episode playing automatically.

You can configure the time before the end of the tv show the notification will popup at in the settings (under Addons->Services), the default mode when nothing is pressed, and the number of episodes before showing the “still watching” window.

Skinners can skin the popup to their liking by checking the readme: Github

To install you can now get the addon from the official kodi repository, it’s located under Services.

Please report any issues you find or feature requests at Issues

Donations for this addon gratefully accepted

1. The dialogs look different in the skin I use, why and what can be done? This is because the default dialogs cannot include things like fonts etc. Ask the author of your skin to make a custom version.

2. It does not work for me. what can I do? Go to the settings, under advanced set the log level to debug, restart kodi, play an episode and when it gets to the end (and therefore not worked) Post a log in the thread.

3. My watched episodes are not included. Yes this is by default, you can however include watched episodes by turning the setting on in the settings section.

(2013-12-09, 08:26) Javlin Wrote: There is a option for this in settings, but it does not work as description.

Play next video automatically only works if shows are in a playlist I think or usb drive.

I would love this feature! + pressing a button, say “N” for next could skip to the next available Tv Show in season.

Needed for binge weekend Tv sessions or trying to cram as many episodes in after work before bed without warping time.

Posting Freak

I am looking to add this as an option in my addon (LazyTV); having an episode intro screen before playing the next episode.

It has a service constantly running, waiting for TV Episodes to play, so I should be able to add it there.


Posting Freak

Sorry to somewhat necro this post, but I have added the feature the OP mentioned to my LazyTV addon which could use some external testing. Once set it applies outside of the addon, so works for general TV watching.

Simply put, LazyTV notices when you are watching a TV show and prompts you once that show finishes if it was able to find the next unwatched episode in your Library.

Works for both Frodo and Gotham (though the auto-closing prompt looks much better in Gotham).

เมื่อคุณดื่มด่ำกับการดูรายการคุณไม่ต้องการรับรีโมต คุณต้องการความดีงามที่จะมาต่อในขณะที่คุณนอนอยู่ที่นั่นเหมือนหยด ต่อไปนี้เป็นวิธีตั้งค่า Kodi ให้เล่นตอนต่อไปของการแสดงเมื่อรายการปัจจุบันเสร็จสิ้นเหมือนที่ Netflix ทำ.

Netflix เป็นเรื่องน่าดึงดูดสำหรับหลาย ๆ เหตุผล แต่มีเคล็ดลับอย่างหนึ่งที่โดดเด่น: เมื่อคุณดูตอนของรายการจบแล้วตอนต่อไปจะเริ่มขึ้นโดยอัตโนมัติ มันบอบบาง แต่ก็ทำให้การดูการกระทำเริ่มต้นแทนที่จะรอให้คุณตัดสินใจว่าสิ่งที่คุณต้องการจะทำ นี่คือหนึ่งเหตุผลเล็ก ๆ ที่“ เฝ้าดูการดื่มสุรา” และ“ Netflix” นั้นเชื่อมโยงกันอย่างแยกไม่ออกในความคิดของคนส่วนใหญ่.

การแจ้งเตือนถัดไปเป็นส่วนเสริมสำหรับ Kodi ที่นำฟังก์ชั่นนี้ไปใช้กับแอพพลิเคชั่นศูนย์สื่อ นี่คือวิธีการตั้งค่าและวิธีการทำงาน.

วิธีการติดตั้ง Next Up ใน Kodi

เราได้อธิบายวิธีการติดตั้งส่วนเสริมในคู่มือฉบับสมบูรณ์ของเราเกี่ยวกับโปรแกรมเสริมของ Kodi แต่นี่เป็นบทสรุปอย่างรวดเร็ว การแจ้งเตือนครั้งต่อไปมีให้ในพื้นที่เก็บข้อมูลหลักของ Kodi ดังนั้นจึงเป็นเรื่องง่าย ก่อนอื่นให้มุ่งไปที่ System.

ไปที่ติดตั้งจากที่เก็บ> ที่เก็บทั้งหมด> บริการ ที่นี่คุณจะพบ“ ใบแจ้งการบริการถัดไป” ในรายการ เลือกปลั๊กอินจากนั้นเลือก“ ติดตั้ง”


ไปข้างหน้าและดูรายการทีวีในห้องสมุดท้องถิ่นของคุณ (ไม่รองรับรายการจากส่วนเสริม) ในตอนท้ายของทุกตอนเมื่อเหลืออีก 30 วินาทีป๊อปอัพเล็ก ๆ ที่มุมล่างขวาจะปรากฏขึ้น.

ตามค่าเริ่มต้นคุณสามารถกด“ Enter” บนคีย์บอร์ดหรือ“ ตกลง” บนรีโมทเพื่อเริ่มตอนต่อไปได้ทันที มิฉะนั้นคุณสามารถรอ 30 วินาทีและตอนต่อไปจะเริ่มขึ้นโดยอัตโนมัติ.

หมายเหตุสั้น ๆ : ทั้งหมดนี้ใช้งานได้ดีกับชุดรูปแบบเริ่มต้น แต่ชุดรูปแบบอื่น ๆ จะต้องเพิ่มการสนับสนุนสำหรับส่วนเสริม ไม่ได้หมายความว่ามันจะใช้งานไม่ได้ แต่สิ่งต่าง ๆ อาจดู“ น้อย” โดยไม่ได้รับการสนับสนุน.

กำหนดค่าตัวเลือกของ Next Up

หากคุณต้องการปรับแต่งการทำงานของปลั๊กอินนี้ให้กลับไปที่ส่วน“ บริการ” ที่คุณติดตั้งโปรแกรมเสริม เลือกโปรแกรมเสริมเหมือนก่อนหน้านี้จากนั้นคลิก“ กำหนดค่า” คุณจะเห็นตัวเลือกไม่กี่:

จากที่นี่คุณสามารถเปลี่ยนจำนวนวินาทีที่เรียกใช้การแจ้งเตือนซึ่งมีประโยชน์หากคุณส่วนใหญ่แสดงมาพร้อมกับเครดิตหนึ่งนาที นอกจากนี้คุณยังสามารถเลือกได้ว่าตอนต่างๆจะเล่นโดยอัตโนมัติหรือไม่หลังจากการนับถอยหลังเสร็จสมบูรณ์ หากคุณไม่ชอบคำถาม“ ยังคงดูอยู่หรือไม่” คุณสามารถปิดใช้งานได้เช่นกันหรือเปลี่ยนจำนวนตอนที่คุณสามารถดูได้ก่อนที่คำถามจะเกิดขึ้น.

นอกจากนี้ยังมีและแท็บ “ขั้นสูง” ซึ่งคุณจะพบตัวเลือกมากขึ้น.

จากที่นี่คุณสามารถปิดใช้งาน Add-on ได้โดยไม่ต้องถอนการติดตั้ง คุณสามารถตัดสินใจได้ว่าควรรองรับวิดีโอขนาดสั้นหรือไม่.

โดยรวมนี่เป็นปลั๊กอินง่าย ๆ แต่จริงๆแล้วมันสามารถเปลี่ยนวิธีที่คุณดูทีวีได้ เพียงระวังเพราะการตีเช่นนี้จะกลายเป็นนิสัย วิธีการ Geek จะไม่รับผิดชอบใด ๆ เวลาที่คุณอาจสูญเสียในขณะที่ดูรายการโปรดของคุณหรือต้นทุนการผลิตของมัน.

Khi bạn đang say sưa xem một chương trình, bạn không muốn chọn điều khiển từ xa. Bạn muốn sự tốt lành chỉ tiếp tục đến trong khi bạn nằm đó như một đốm màu. Đây là cách thiết lập Kodi để phát tập tiếp theo của chương trình khi chương trình hiện tại kết thúc – giống như Netflix.

Netflix gây nghiện vì rất nhiều lý do, nhưng một mẹo nổi bật: khi bạn xem xong một tập của chương trình, tập tiếp theo sẽ tự động bắt đầu. Thật tinh tế, nhưng nó làm cho việc xem hành động mặc định, thay vì chờ đợi bạn quyết định đó là điều bạn muốn làm. Đây là một lý do nhỏ để xem các trò chơi trực tuyến và các trò chơi trên mạng có liên kết chặt chẽ với nhau..

Thông báo tiếp theo là một tiện ích bổ sung dành cho Kodi mang chức năng này cho ứng dụng trung tâm truyền thông. Đây là cách thiết lập và cách thức hoạt động.

Cách cài đặt tiếp theo trong Kodi

Chúng tôi đã phác thảo cách cài đặt các tiện ích bổ sung trong hướng dẫn đầy đủ của chúng tôi về các tiện ích bổ sung Kodi, nhưng đây là một bản tóm tắt nhanh chóng. Thông báo tiếp theo được cung cấp trong kho lưu trữ cốt lõi của Kodi, vì vậy thật đơn giản. Đầu tiên, đi đến Hệ thống.

Từ đó, đi đến Tiện ích bổ sung.

Chuyển đến Cài đặt từ Kho lưu trữ> Tất cả kho lưu trữ> Dịch vụ. Tại đây, bạn sẽ tìm thấy Thông báo dịch vụ Nextup Dịch vụ Nextup trong danh sách. Chọn plugin, sau đó chọn Cài đặt.

Tiện ích bổ sung sẽ cài đặt sau một phút hoặc lâu hơn và bạn có thể bắt đầu sử dụng ngay lập tức.

Làm thế nào tiếp theo hoạt động

Hãy tiếp tục và xem một chương trình TV trong thư viện địa phương của bạn (chương trình từ các tiện ích bổ sung không được hỗ trợ). Vào cuối mỗi tập phim, khi còn 30 giây, một cửa sổ bật lên nhỏ ở góc dưới bên phải sẽ xuất hiện.

Theo mặc định, bạn có thể nhấn vào Enter Enter Enter trên bàn phím hoặc của bạn trên OK để điều khiển tập tiếp theo ngay lập tức. Nếu không, bạn có thể đợi 30 giây và tập tiếp theo sẽ tự động bắt đầu.

Theo mặc định, bạn sẽ được yêu cầu xác nhận rằng bạn vẫn ở đó cứ sau ba tập. Điều này là tốt nếu bạn ngủ, hoặc rời khỏi phòng vì một số lý do.

Lưu ý nhanh: tất cả đều hoạt động tốt với chủ đề mặc định, nhưng các chủ đề khác phải thêm hỗ trợ cho tiện ích bổ sung. Điều đó không có nghĩa là điều này sẽ không hiệu quả, chỉ là mọi thứ có thể trông hơi khó khăn khi không có sự hỗ trợ tận tình.

Cấu hình tùy chọn tiếp theo

Nếu bạn muốn điều chỉnh cách thức hoạt động của plugin này, hãy quay lại phần Dịch vụ trực tuyến tại nơi bạn đã cài đặt tiện ích bổ sung. Chọn tiện ích bổ sung, giống như trước đây, sau đó nhấp vào Cấu hình. Chế độ bạn sẽ thấy một vài tùy chọn:

Từ đây, bạn có thể thay đổi số giây kích hoạt thông báo, rất hữu ích nếu hầu hết các chương trình của bạn đi kèm với một phút tín dụng. Bạn cũng có thể chọn xem các tập có tự động phát hay không sau khi đếm ngược hoàn thành. Nếu bạn không thích Câu hỏi vẫn xem? Câu hỏi, bạn cũng có thể vô hiệu hóa câu hỏi đó hoặc thay đổi số lượng tập bạn có thể xem trước khi câu hỏi xuất hiện.

Ngoài ra còn có tab Advanced Advanced, nơi bạn sẽ tìm thấy nhiều tùy chọn hơn nữa.

Từ đây bạn có thể vô hiệu hóa bổ trợ mà không cần gỡ cài đặt. Bạn cũng có thể quyết định xem có nên hỗ trợ video ngắn hay không và định nghĩa video ngắn là gì.

Nhìn chung đây là một plugin đơn giản, nhưng nó thực sự có thể thay đổi cách bạn xem TV. Chỉ cần cẩn thận, bởi vì loại cắn này thực sự có thể trở thành một thói quen. How-To Geek không chịu trách nhiệm cho bất kỳ lúc nào bạn có thể mất trong khi xem chương trình yêu thích của mình hoặc chi phí năng suất của chúng.

If you have been considering ditching the cable or satellite and going with streaming TV entertainment, you could use paid services like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Instant Video. Or, you can get TV without ads, a bigger selection of shows and movies, and browse and watch it all in one interface like Kodi (formerly XBMC) on a Home Theater PC (HTPC).

There are 2 main ways to do this.

  1. Streaming using an unofficial Kodi add-on like SALTS or Exodus
  2. Download videos and audio using a Usenet provider and some free software (shown below)

If you want to explore option #1, follow those links for tutorials.

To find out more about #2, read on…

Sign up for a Usenet provider

There are lots of Usenet providers that offer unlimited Usenet access with unlimited bandwidth with 1640+ days retention, SSL, and 30+ connections for a very reasonable price. I’ve tried a number of them, and these are some of my favorite ones…

Overview of the HTPC Usenet PVR System

The applications that will need to be installed on the computer that handles this setup are…

  • SABnzbd+
  • Sickbeard (for TV shows)
  • CouchPotato (for movies)
  • Headphones (for music)

All of these applications are installed and run in the background, and are only access through the browser at the IP address of the computer (or localhost) using the specific port number that each application is set to use. I recommend you bookmark each application’s page so you don’t have to remember which port it was.

Here is a flowchart diagram that illustrates how all the separate applications and elements interact with each other. This centers around Sickbeard, but keep in mind that CouchPotato and Headphones act exactly like Sickbeard but those are focus on movies or music respectively therefore get the movie or album data from other sources (instead of TheTVDB).


After you have subscribed to a Usenet service, the first thing to do is install and setup SAB (SABnzbd+). Download it from the SABnzbd Website . This application is simply the “downloader” which access the usenet provider directly to do so. But what is doesn’t do… is know where any of the files are. That’s where the other applications come in.


Download and install Sickbeard (They have instructions on their website). Sickbeard is a TV show management application. You tell it what shows you like and it fetches all of the seasons and episodes data and lets you pick what previously aired shows you want to mark as “wanted”. It is constantly doing searched (which use search providers… we’ll get to that next) to find new shows that air (usually an hour after it’s aired live) and to find old “wanted” shows as soon as they become available. Here is a wiki on How to Use Sickbeard .

Search Providers

Now, one thing you will need to do to improve your results with Sickbeard is to setup as many search providers as you can. Search providers do indexing of what files exist within Usenet. Sickbeard uses these to search for a show episode. If it is found, the search provider returns a URL of an NZB file and gives it to Sickbeard. This is called a “snatch” in Sickbeard. Upon a snatch, Sickbeard then sends the NZB URL to SAB to download the file that the NZB is referring to.

Here are the Search Providers I have setup in my Sickbeard…

  • register
  • register
  • (currently disabled)
  • register

Built-in Search Providers:

  • php (there is a one-time fee to upgrade to VIP)
  • NZBMatrix is no more 🙁


Once the download is complete, SAB can run a script called “Sab2Sickbeard” (see the setup instructions) which sends the downloaded file back to Sickbeard to handle the post-processing where it renames the file with a unified naming convention, attaches metadata, and moves the file to the final destination. At this point, Sickbeard marks it as “downloaded”.

XBMC Notifications

You can also setup notifications so that Sickbeard will notify XBMC (or one of many other media centers) that the file has been added and will trigger a media library update.


CouchPotato is like Sickbeard for movies. Download it from CouchPotato’s website . Here are some instructions on configuring CouchPotato .


Play It Safe With a VPN

One more thing, if you’re going to be downloading TV shows and movies from a Usenet provider, I highly recommend you play it safe and use a VPN. A VPN will encrypt your traffic so your ISP doesn’t see what you’re streaming or where you’re streaming it from. Better safe than sorry, am I right?!

Anyway, I personally use IPVanish and it works great. Feel free to give it a free trial to make sure it works well for you.

Need help?

Do you need any help or notice any important pieces of info that is left out? Leave your comments below. Thanks!

Justin Pot has been writing about technology for over a decade, with work appearing in Digital Trends, The Next Web, Lifehacker, MakeUseOf, and the Zapier Blog. He also runs the Hillsboro Signal, a volunteer-driven local news outlet he founded. Read more.

Kodi can make your massive media collection easy to browse and play, but adding new media is a bit of a chore. By default, you need to manually tell the program to re-scan your folders every time you add something, which is annoying if you add new media regularly. Isn’t there a way to automate this?

Yes: there are three options. Here they are, listed in terms of how easy they are to set up:

  1. Tell Kodi to update the library every time it starts up. This doesn’t require any add-ons, but only works if you close and open Kodi regularly.
  2. Use Library Auto-Update, a lightweight add-on that re-scans folders on a timer you set. This is ideal if you don’t restart Kodi regularly, but still want routine updates.
  3. Use Watchdog, a slightly heavier add-on that monitors folders and adds new files in real time. This is ideal if you are constantly adding new media, but takes up a lot of system resources and might prove unstable.

None of these methods are particularly complicated, but the two add-ons are going to require a bit more effort, with Watchdog being the most work. In exchange for more complication, each option gives more flexibility than the last, so it’s worth going over all three.

Our recommendation: choose the least complicated option that does what you want.

Option One: Update Kodi’s Library When the Program Launches

Kodi can, without any add-ons, re-scan your library every time it starts up. To get started, click the Settings gear from the home screen.

Next, head to Media Settings.

From here you’ll find the option to scan the library on startup. Note that there is a different option for Videos and Music.

Toggle those two options and your done: Kodi will now update the library every time you start it up. If that’s all you want, you don’t need to do anything else.

Option Two: Update on a Timer with Library Auto-Update

Some people rarely, if ever, restart Kodi, putting the computer to sleep instead of shutting it down. If that’s you, re-scanning the library probably isn’t good enough. Library Auto-Update is a Kodi add-on that lets you set a schedule for re-scanning your library. The add-on is lightweight, too—all it does is trigger the built-in library scan on a regular basis.

You’ll find Library Auto-Update in the default Kodi add-on respository, under Program add-ons. If you aren’t familiar with how to install add-ons, check out our guide.

Scroll down until you find the add-on, then install it.

Access the settings and you can configure whether or not each update has notifications. There will be many updates, so consider toggling this.

Under the Video and Music sections you can set how frequently updates occur.

By default all of your video sources will be scanned, but you can instead set specific folders to be scanned here. Do that and only the specified folders will be updated regularly.

If you delete videos frequently, you might be annoyed to see them still referenced in your Library. The Cleaning section of the settings lets you take care of that.

Enable the “Clean Libraries” option to regularly remove all references to any deleted files from your library. This will take a bit of time, so only enable this if you really do delete media files with some frequency.

Option Three: Monitor Your Folders in Real Time with Watchdog

Scheduled updates are nice, but if you add media files constantly, they not enough. This is particularly true if you’ve got some sort of automated system set up for recording or downloading new TV episodes, and you want to watch them right when they’re available.

If that’s your situation, Watchdog is the add-on you’re looking for. You’ll find it in the default Kodi repository, under Services. If you aren’t familiar with how to install add-ons, check out our guide.

Scroll down to the bottom and you’ll find Watchdog.

Install it and you’re pretty much done: Kodi will start adding new files to the library basically as soon as you put them in a source folder. The downside: this can take up a lot of system resources, and is occasionally unstable.

You can tweak things quite a bit, however, so head to the add-on’s settings and get familiar. From the main settings, you can tell the add-on to remove deleted files from the library, or even to scan when you start up Kodi.

You can also tell the add-on not to scan new files while you’re watching something, using the “Pause during playback” feature. If you don’t like seeing notifications, you can also turn those off.

By default, the add-on will scan your complete library, with all sources, but you can set it to watch specific folders instead. If you’ve got a PVR set up to integrate with your Kodi library, for example, you could set it to watch only your PVR folder.

You’ll find a few more things to tweak in the “Advanced” section.

From here you can set the polling interval in seconds; that is, you can set how often Kodi will check folders for new files. You can also set a delay between finding a new file and adding it to the library. You can even set Kodi to automatically scan the entire library when new files are added.

Overall, Watchdog is the most complete tool for automatically keeping your library up-to-date, and is a must for automation freaks. But it can be a bit of a resource hog, so only use Watchdog if it’s worth it to you.

The DejaVu Kodi Addon is one of the best all-in-one addons at the moment. DejaVu comes with sections for movies, TV shows, live sports and live TV. Regarding movies and TV shows there are sections for scrapers and one click video content. The live sports category comes with daily schedules and British, American and international TV channels. On top of that you get 24/7 streams, wrestling and UFC replays and much more content. Read our guide below to find out how to install the DejaVu Kodi Addon.

Make sure to use Real Debrid to make the most out of this powerful addon!

UPDATE: The DejaVu Repository is currently not available! Check out or list of the BEST Kodi addons for working alternatives.

Attention: Protect Your Privacy Online

Please remember that streaming certain video content may be illegal in your country. Protecting your privacy online is becoming more and more important. We suggest you to use a VPN. A VPN encrypts your traffic and stops your provider and other authorities from seeing what you do on the internet.

With a VPN provider you are also able to change your public IP address to gain access to services which are normally not available in your country.

We recommend CyberGhost, a VPN service with the highest security standards, fast download speeds for streaming, 7200 servers located in over 90 countries and the most value for your money. CyberGhost allows you to use up to 7 devices and offers dedicated apps for Amazon Fire TV, Android, Windows, iOS and many more platforms.

Table of Contents


Sections Overview

  • 4K UHD Movies
  • Latest Movies Scrapers
  • Latest Movies One Click
  • Latest Debrid One Click
  • Classic Debrid One Click
  • Classic British Cinema
  • Kids Movies One Click
  • TV Shows One Click
  • TV Shows Scrapers
  • World TV Channels
  • Documentaries
  • The Comedians
  • WWE/AEW/UFC Replays
  • Live Sports
  • Trakt Lists Scrapers
  • Search
  • Search History
  • Last Link Played
  • Settings
  • My RD History

How to install DejaVu Kodi Addon

Install Dejavu Repository

  1. You may need to enable unknown sources in your Kodi settings
  2. Go into your Kodi settings and open the file manager
  3. Select “Add source” and click on “None”
  4. Type in the path “” and select “Done”
  5. Highlight the box underneath and type in a name like “Dejavu” for this media source
  6. Click “OK”
  7. Go back to your main menu and select “Addons” on the left side
  8. Open the addon browser by clicking on the little box symbol at the top left
  9. Select “Install from ZIP file”
  10. Answer the warning message with “Yes”
  11. Open the source “Dejavu” and select the file “”
  12. Wait until the notification appears that the repository was installed successfully

If you are not sure how to install a Kodi addon check out our guide with screenshots.

Install DejaVu Kodi Addon

  1. In your addon browser select “Install from repository”
  2. Select the installed “DejaVu Repo”
  3. Open the category “Video addons”
  4. Select DejaVu and click on “Install” on the bottom right
  5. Confirm the installation of the dependencies by selecting “OK”
  6. Wait until the notification appears that the Kodi addon was installed successfully
  7. Return to the main menu and the Kodi addon will be accessible from there

Best Settings for DejaVu Kodi Addon

The DejaVu Kodi Addon is working very well out of the box. However to fine-tune things a little bit you should take a look into the settings and check some values.

Important: The following settings only affect scraped videos! Playlists, one click content and streams will always work the same way.

Open up the DejaVu Kodi Addon, scroll down and click on “Settings”.

First of all hover the tab “Debrid” and check that your Real Debrid account is connected and authenticated. If you are not sure that’s the case simply click on “Re-auth Real-Debrid” and follow the instructions.

Move over to “General”. Look at “Filter out sources more than GB”. The default value is 40 GB which means that videos with a bigger file size are not listed in the results.

If you are looking for 3D content, high definition sound and other benefits you may want to increase the value. If you are not interested in that or have limited data volume you want to decrease it a little bit.

Under “Filters” make sure to choose a “Minimum quality” of 720 for both movies and TV shows. Videos in old standard definition (SD) are not looking that good on large screens.

Open up the settings for “Next Up”. “Next Up” is very useful when you are binge watching TV shows because at the end of every episode the DejaVu Kodi Addon shows you the next one automatically.

We suggest to enable “Next Up” and set “Auto play if no choice is made” to ON if you don’t want to manually start every episode shown in the “Next Up” box. Regarding movies you probably don’t want to have the box at the end so set “Next up movie enabled” to OFF.

In the “One Click Play” settings section you can enable one click start for scraped video content. This disables the results lists.

If you want to disable specific sources and scrapers there is a dedicated section in the settings for it called “Soruces”. You only want to disable sources if you are 100% sure that the specific sites don’t return good results.

Seren is a brand new, next-generation Kodi streaming add-on from Nixgates, the developer of the old Incursion add-on (my previous favorite).

Well, Nixgates really knows his stuff, and I think I found my next favorite Kodi add-on.

Seren is the best add-on if you use debrid services like Real-Debrid, and REALLY shines if you’re a Premiumize subscriber!

The reason why Seren does so well with Premiumize is because Seren and Gaia are the only add-ons that support Premiumize’s cached torrent providers. Cached torrent providers through Premiumize give you high resolution 1080p and 4K uncompressed video with incredible speed. They load very fast and don’t have issues with buffering like you would find with free hosters.

Another thing that stands Seren apart from the rest is the screen when it’s scraping providers. It’s a full-screen overlay and is the FASTEST auto-play I’ve ever seen in a Kodi add-on.

Are you ready to jump into the new Seren Kodi add-on?

Prerequisite if you have the Gaia Repo

If you have Gaia Repo installed and want to install the Seren add-on, you will need to make sure you have the latest Gaia repo, at least version 3.2.0

If you have Gaia Repo 1, 2, & 3, then after you update the Gaia Repo to 3.2.0+, then uninstall Gaia Repos 2 & 3.

Continue to with the rest of the setup below.

Seren Kodi Add-on Details and Status

Other add-ons in the Nixgates repo:

How to Install Nixgates Repo Using the GitHub Browser

This is the easiest way to install Seren if you already have the GitHub Browser add-on from TVAddons / Fusion.

If you want to use the GitHub Browser to install the Nixgates repo, then follow my tutorial on how to install the GitHub Browser. After you have the GitHub Browser add-on installed, you can easily install the Nixgates repo simply by searching for the GitHub username:

After you have installed the Nixgates repository, move on to learn how to install the Seren add-on from the Nixgates repo.

How to Install the Nixgates Repo from the KinkeadTech File Source

  • Go to Settings (cog icon) >File Manager
  • Select Add Source

Hint: If you’re on a phone and the URL is too long, swipe sideways.

How to Install the Seren Add-on From the Nixgates Repo

  • After you have the Nixgates Repo installed, go back to the Settings > Add-ons screen and select Install from Repository > Nixgates Repo > Video add-ons > Seren > Install

How to Finish the Seren Setup

Right out of the box, the Seren add-on actually DOES NOT work. You will need to set up some things to get it working.

But luckily, once we get it configured, you will find that the Seren Kodi add-on may be the fastest Kodi streaming add-on there is. It truly is a next generation add-on.

So, here’s what we need to set up…

Install Providers in Seren

Seren doesn’t come pre-installed with providers. You will need to install some providers.

  • Go to Tools > Open Settings Menu > Providers
  • Select “Install Provider Package”
  • Select “Web Location…”
  • Enter the URL…
  • Select “Install”

Connect Seren to Premiumize or Real-Debrid

Seren is not an add-on that utilizes free publicly available hosters like you would find in other add-ons like Exodus. Instead, Seren aims for the best streaming experience by using either Premiumize or Real-Debrid.

  • Go to Tools > Open Settings Menu > Accounts
  • Enable either Premiumize or Real-Debrid (or both!)
    • If Premiumize, enter your API key from the “Account” page on
    • If Real-Debrid, select “Authorize Real Debrid” and follow the instructions

Again, these are paid services. They are incredibly cheap and totally worth every penny if you want a hassle free Kodi experience with high-quality and high-bandwidth streams.

Connect Seren to Trakt

You will need to authorize your Trakt account in order to use many of the “Smart Play” features in Seren like…

  • Up Next
  • Auto Playlist Creation
  • Auto Episode Resume
  • Pre-emptive Scraping

To authorize Trakt in your Seren add-on:

  • Go to Tools > Open Settings Menu > Accounts
  • Select “Authorize Trakt” and follow the instructions

Optional: Install the Up Next Service

You can install “Up Next” service from nixgates’ repo to get Netflix-like “Up Next” notifications.

  • Go to the Add-on Browser > Install from repository > Nixgates Repo > Services > install “Up Next”.
  • After it installs, the select “Configure” on the same screen.
  • Change “Default action when nothing selected” to “Don’t play”.
  • Enable “Enable on playlist”.
  • Select OK to save.

Migration from a bugged initial release of Seren has failed

If you saw this message that means you were one of the early adopters of the Seren add-on from when it was initially released.

Apparently, some of the changed they made in the newer version could not repair the bugs from the initial release.

In order to have the latest version of Seren without the bugs, you need to uninstall and reinstall it. To do that:

  • Go to the Add-on Browser > My add-ons > Video add-ons > Seren
  • Select the “Uninstall” button and confirm
  • Go back to the Add-on Browser > Install from repository > Nixgates Repo > Video add-ons > Seren
  • Select the “Install” button and confirm
  • Restart Kodi

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Discovery Plus has some really cool content, but there are features we’ve become accustomed to that are missing from the service, like a way to turn off autoplay.

On Netflix, for instance, turning autoplay on and off is something you can do from the settings area, but on Discovery Plus, there’s really not much you can do from there.

Moreover, there’s really no setting you can use to stop autoplay. In fact, if you want to stop autoplay, you have to do it when you’re actually playing the video.

Towards the end of the video, a few seconds before it ends, you’ll get a small window on the right area showing you the next episode. That’s the only place where you can cancel the autoplay. It’s also the way you can skip to the next episode faster if you wanted to.

Unfortunately, unlike other streaming services, this one still lacks quite a few features that we’ve become accustomed to and, therefore, seems pretty basic in comparison. Whether any of these will get added later on remains to be seen.

  • Discovery Plus Watchlist Disappeared? Here’s What to Do
  • Can I Change My Primary Profile on Discovery Plus?
  • Discovery Plus Not Working? Here’s What to Do
  • How to Watch Discovery Plus With Friends?

While it was expected for older services to come out basic and then build upon that, the fact that newer services are missing out on more advanced features doesn’t really make sense. The first platforms had to learn what features users wanted, what would make their lives easier, etc. Now, this knowledge is widespread, and given people’s experience with the likes of Netflix and Hulu, more advanced features are expected.

Discovery Plus costs $4.99 for the ad-supported version and $6.99 for the ad-free version. The service allows users to get content from a ton of networks under the Discovery umbrella, such as HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, Animal Planet, A&E, History, Discovery Channel, Lifetime, and others. Plus, there are also quite a few original shows available, which you can binge on. In total, there are over 55,000 episodes from about 2,500 current and classic shows, so that’s a lot of content. Hopefully, the platform itself will improve as time goes on.

No there was not but I have added it now as control 3007 (see readme)

Thanks for the update but it doesn’t seem to be working.

I tried some of the other text based controls at random and they work, but 3007 doesn’t show anything.

I am using PlexKodiConnect but I don’t think that should make a difference because the other controls seem to work.

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Thanks for the random videos feature. I realize that it causes a bit of trouble for some but I like it. Sometimes I forget about a series that I had intended to watch but did not get around to, and this is a nice reminder.

One small suggestion. Is it possible to add a feature to have the random video be from a similar tag ( I use Emby) as the playing episode. In that way I could avoid advertising a show like Diary of A Call Girl to my daughter when she is watching Hanna Montana. It could be tag or rating or both whichever is easier.

(2016-05-08, 20:52) bratishka Wrote: Hey there,
I have a problem with this otherwise great addon. Whenever I press OK to watch the next episode, my Kodi crashes.
I’m using Windows 10 – the error message is ERROR: Exception caught on main loop. Exiting
Kodi version is 16.1, addon version is 1.0.23, I use a skin called Mimic.


(2016-05-08, 20:52) bratishka Wrote: Hey there,
I have a problem with this otherwise great addon. Whenever I press OK to watch the next episode, my Kodi crashes.
I’m using Windows 10 – the error message is ERROR: Exception caught on main loop. Exiting
Kodi version is 16.1, addon version is 1.0.23, I use a skin called Mimic.

It looks like the skin your using is missing a definition for the plot for next info (in particular control id 3001 needs to be defined). If it is skin related please report this on the Mimic skin thread. To confirm/reject my theory please try a different skin. It should be fine in Confluence and obviously it’s fine in my skin too.

This branch is not ahead of the upstream CastagnaIT:master.

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Netflix Plugin for Kodi 18 (

This source code comes from the caphm repository given the discontinuity of his work, i’m trying to keep the project alive, help from skilled people are welcome. The initial project is on the repository of asciidisco no longer maintained but used as a reference.

This plugin is not officially commisioned/supported by Netflix. The trademark “Netflix” is registered by “Netflix, Inc.”

Inputstream.adaptive >=v2.0.0 (with Kodi 18 should be installed automatically, otherwise you will be notified)

Cryptdome python library, with Kodi 18 will be installed automatically (for Linux systems, install using pip install –user pycryptodomex as the user that will run Kodi)

Widevine DRM For non-Android devices, will automatically be installed (by inputstream.helper). Please make sure to read the licence agreement that is presented upon Widevine installation, so you know what you´re getting yourself into.

Repository that provides automatic updates for release builds:

  • First download the repository zip
  • Open Kodi, go to menu Add-ons, select “Install from zip file”, and select the downloaded zip
  • Last step, go to “Install from repository”, select CastagnaIT repository and Netflix addon

For those who prefer to stay up to date with the daily build should do the manual installation, or use other repositories Daily builds

  • Multiple profiles
  • Search Netflix (incl. suggestions)
  • Netflix categories, recommendations, “my list” & continue watching
  • Browse all movies and all TV shows Netflix style
  • Rate show/movie
  • Add & remove to/from “my list”
  • Export of complete shows & movies in local database
  • Keep My List and local database in sync
  • Export new seasons/episodes to local database when they become available on Netflix

Does it work with Kodi 17?

No. Netflix’s DRM is incompatible with inpustream from Kodi 17.

Does it work on a RPI?

Yes, but you most likely won’t get 1080p playback to work properly (see next FAQ).

Can it play 1080p videos?

On Android devices Yes, as long as they are available from Netflix and your hardware can handle it. To understand if your device can handle them, you need to check if it has support for the Widewine L1 DRM

Other platform (Windows, Linux, . ) The video is always software decoded due to Netflix licensing restrictions, so you’ll need a CPU that can handle the load of software decoding 1080p video otherwise you’ll have the result of stuttering video playback. Which is what happens with certain RPI, 720p is maximum for those devices, and even then you need to make sure to properly cool your RPI or you’ll have stuttering playback as well.

It only plays videos in 480p/720p, why is that?

inputstream.adaptive selects the stream to play based on an initial bandwidth measurement and your screen resolution. If you want to force 1080p playback, set Min Bandwidth to 8,000,000 in inputstream.adaptive settings. Also make sure your display resolution is at least 1080p or enable Ignore display resolution in inputstream.adaptive settings. If it’s still not playing 1080p, the title most probably just isn’t available in 1080p.

Can it play 4K videos?

Yes, but only on Android devices with Widevine L1, and you need to set the following parameters:

  • In the addon settings, Expert page: Enable VP9 profiles to OFF Enable HEVC profiles to ON Force support to HDCP 2.2 to ON
  • In the Inputstream Addon settings, Account page: Override HDCP status to ON

If you don’t get 4k resolution when you play: Try to enter the ESN from your Netflix App (can be found unter Settings => About).

Can it play HDR?

Yes, as long as the 4K prerequisites are met. Additionally, you must enabled HDR and/or DolbyVision profiles in addon settings. Depending on your setup, there may be some tinkering required to get HDR to work. This depends on your TV, if you are using an AV-Receiver, which device Kodi is running on, etc. Please make sure to search the issues and available forum threads for a solution before opening an issue!

Does it support 5.1 audio?

Yes, enable the option Enable Dolby Digital Plus in addon settings (is enabled by default).

Is Dolby Atmos supported?

Yes. It’s enabled by default, when option Enable Dolby Digital Plus is enabled. But only some videos have Atmos, they can be distinguished from the skin media-flag “Dolby-HD”. Note: Need a premium netflix account.

Are image based subtitles (Hebrew, Arabic, . ) supported?

No. They are provided in a different format, which requires some work to support, either on Kodi or the addon side. It’s on the roadmap but doesn’t have an ETA.

Why do i always see subtitles in every video?

Just change how Kodi handles subtitles by choosing forced only. In Kodi Settings -> Player -> Language set: Preferred subtitle language to Forced only

I added/removed something to My List on PC/in the Netflix App but it doesn’t show up in my Kodi library?

Only add/remove to My List from within the addon keeps the Kodi library in sync. Changes made in other clients (PC, App, . ) are not recognized because it’s unclear how to handle those actions with multiple profiles.

My watched status is not being updated?!

The addon does not report watched status back to Netflix (yet). This is a top priority on our roadmap, but we haven’t been able to figure this out just yet.

Something doesn’t work

If something doesn’t work for you, please:

  • Make sure all prerequisites are met
  • Enable the Debug log in your Kodi settings
  • Open an issue with a title that summarises your problems and attach the full debug log

We can’t help you if you don’t provide detailed information (i.e. explanation and full debug log) on your issue. Please also use a service like pastebin to provide logs and refrain from uploading them to where they’ll be hidden behind an ad-wall or any other sketchy services.

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  • Has anyone tried watching with a VPN? I’ve got buffering issues when watching through a VPN. Didn’t have those issues when I was using the modded Netflix apk. Is there settings or anything I need to adjust within Kodi?

    Edit : Is there any way I can fix buffering issues regardless if I am using a VPN?


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  • I got the ESN and tried to modify it, but NW 6-404 error appeared
    Thank you very much for asking for help!

    How can I modify it? What is the corrected ESN?



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  • It works great when I’m watching local content, but I also used to use my VPN to watch geo-restricted content, and with the Kodi addon it seems to buffer a lot whenever watching a different region via VPN (I didn’t have that issue with the Android TV mod). Not sure if it’s something in Kodi itself I need to change, or the Netflix Kodi addon?

    Has anyone else tried different Netflix regions with a VPN? If so, are you getting buffering?


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  • Kodi-Mod Netflix option is ok thanks for sharing this app.

    But still 540p or slightly better playback
    720 and 1080p don’t work

    The best solution is to run CoreELEC from an sd card
    netflix runs in 1080p without any problems.

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  • Kodi-Mod Netflix option is ok thanks for sharing this app.

    But still 540p or slightly better playback
    720 and 1080p don’t work

    The best solution is to run CoreELEC from an sd card
    netflix runs in 1080p without any problems.

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    -Any uncertified device by Netflix

    -You can insert any ESN number
    -Google verification disabled

    What works:
    -Audio 5.1

    Tested on MI TV 4A/4S RU Edition ​

    -Any uncertified device by Netflix
    -Security Level: Widevine L1
    -Doesn’t work if the level is Widevine L3

    -You can insert any ESN number
    -Disable app signature verification

    What works:
    -HD and UHD(4K)
    -Audio 5.1
    -Netflix Recommendations on Home Screen (You need to update the Android TV Home app)

    Tested on MI TV 4A/4S RU Edition

    Modification instructions:

    1. Download original apk:
    2. Decompile the APK file with APKTOOL 2.5.0
    3 . Find out your ESN number in any way, such as using Kodi+Netflix plugin, etc.

    Example, on my device ESN Number: NFANDROID2-PRV-0-XIAOMMITV-MSSP1-11579-8E7EBE41602D7BFE5FB467845C6F254CAD5677390EFB960CA0D11755BB31CDD5
    The ESN number needs to be adjusted, but all this is individual, for me, the working option turned out to be this: NFANDROID1-PRV-0-XIAOMMITV-MSSP1-11579-

    4. Add your device’s ESN number to the file BaseEsnProvider.smali :
    The file is located in the directory: DECOMPILE_APK\smali\com\netflix\mediaclient\service\configuration\esn\

    Where “YOUR ESN NUMBER”, insert your ESN number.

    4.1 To remove the optimization error (-14):
    Find the file: DECOMPILE_APK\smali\com\netflix\ninja\MainActivity.smali
    Comment out line 3723 like this: # invoke-virtual , Landroid/app/AlertDialog;->show()V

    4.2 This solution to disable PUSH error (-14) on Home Screen ATV:
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    These days, there’s more content than ever, and the sheer amount of titles out there can make picking something to watch seem near impossible. Netflix does provide suggestions based on content you’ve already viewed, which helps, and the company believes so much in its algorithms that it now gives you the option to auto-download videos on your devices based on your interests, no decisions required.

    Netflix launched its auto-download feature, dubbed “Downloads For You,” on Monday, Feb. 22, but only on its Android app. It says that iOS testing will begin “soon,” so don’t expect to see this feature hit your iPhone for some time.

    Now, this new “Downloads For You” feature shouldn’t be confused with “Smart Downloads,” which automatically deletes episodes from your device after you finish them while simultaneously downloading subsequent episodes.

    Setting Up Downloads for You

    On Android, update your Netflix app to version 7.91.0 or later, then launch it. When you first log in, you should be greeted by a blue pop-up letting you know about Downloads for You. But you should head over to “Downloads” to find the full Downloads for You welcome screen, then tap “Setup” to continue.

    Now, you choose how much data you will allow Netflix to download onto your device, using the minus (–) and plus (+) buttons on-screen. This data cap dictates just how many TV shows and movies the app will download onto your phone. For example, if you stay with the default 3 gigabytes, the app will stop downloading content just before it reaches that limit.

    Netflix says you can choose between 1 GB, 3 GB, or 5 GB, but in our experience, the app lets you choose from 0.5 GB all the way to 9.5 GB in half-gigabyte increments. When you’re happy with your data limit, tap “Turn On.”

    Now all that’s left to do is let Netflix start downloading for you! While the Downloads for You page tells you to come back later to see what the app has downloaded for you, it won’t take long before you start to see titles populate the page.

    Managing Your Titles

    If you have Smart Downloads enabled, Netflix will automatically delete episodes you watch and replace them with the following title, data permitting. However, it doesn’t appear to delete movies after you watch them, so you need to delete them manually.

    To delete any title, just long-press on it or tap the pencil in the top right. Then, tap on the title, along with any other title you want to delete. Finally, tap the trash can in the top right to confirm.

    Disabling Downloads for You

    Downloads for You not for you? No problem because you can disable the feature at any time. Just head back to the “Downloads” page and tap “Smart Downloads.” Now, check out “Downloads for You” and disable the slider next to the feature’s description.

    Setting Data Limits for the Entire Netflix Account

    You might notice something interesting on the Smart Downloads settings page: data limit controls for other members on your Netflix account.

    You see, this feature doesn’t just apply to you — all members of your Netflix account can opt-in as well. That said, there’s a total account download limit of 28 GB, at least on my three-person Netflix account. No one can take up the entire allotment since the limit is 9.5 GB per member, but the limit still exists. These numbers might be different depending on the number of members in the account.

    Anyone in the account can manage the other member’s data limits, which seems like an oversight on Netflix’s part. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the company restrict that feature to just the account holder, but in the meantime, it’s open season. If you want, you can tap the plus/minus buttons to change the data limits for anyone on your account.

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