Exodus “No Stream Available” error messages happening more often lately?  They were for me too.  That’s because Exodus is dead.  It’s been replaced by the Covenant add-on.

Goodbye, Exodus.  It’s been fun.

Exodus was abandoned by the original developer, lambda. TVAddons announced their plans to open Exodus to the development community as an open source project as previously mentioned. However, they made this announcement shortly before they were taken offline by legal action against them.

When TVAddons came back, they had a new plan for their business moving forward to only host legitimate add-ons.

Needless to say, it doesn’t sound like the Exodus open source project was going to go anywhere.

Then after I started recommending the Smash repository, they changed their directory labels a bit, and one of such changes clearly pointed to the demise of Exodus.  This is the folder in Smash repo that only had the Exodus add-on…

OLD ADDONS NO LONGER GETTING UPDATES - old tva addons + others

Covenant is the Newer, Better Exodus

The good news is that Covenant looks and behaves almost exactly the same as Exodus did.  I’m happy about that because I was a big fan of Exodus.

After switching to Covenant, I immediately noticed a lot of things started working better.

  • Real-Debrid started working again.  I appears that Real-Debrid stopped working on Exodus recently.  Even after reauthorizing it many times, I couldn’t get it to work.  With Covenant, I have Real-Debrid working perfectly.
  • MORE LINKS!  I noticed Exodus was declining rapidly in the number of available links.  I kept getting No Stream Available in Exodus, or I was getting very few links (which were also very slow).  The last episode I tried watching in Exodus only had 2 links and they both buffered a lot.  After switching to Covenant, I tried playing the exact same episode and got 104 links, and didn’t have any buffering!

NOTE: Whenever using unofficial Kodi streaming add-ons like this, I recommend using a VPN to protect your privacy.  Check out my 4 Reasons Why Kodi Streamers Need a VPN.

Covenant Kodi Add-on Details and Status

Last Activity:Status:
Add-on:Covenant (1.1.34)Dec 29, 2017Online
Repo:ColossusDec 29, 2017Online
GitHub Username:covenantkodi
Working?

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How to Install Colossus Repo Using the GitHub Browser

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

If you want to use the GitHub Browser to install the Colossus 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 Colossus repo simply by searching for the GitHub username:

covenantkodi

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

How to Install the Covenant Add-on From the Colossus Repo

  • After you have the Colossus Repo installed, go back to the Add-on Browser screen and select Install from Repository > Colossus Repo > Video add-ons > Covenant > Install
Select Covenant > Install

Select Covenant > Install

Kodi Streamers Should Be Using a VPN

Whether you need to get around your ISP blocking you from add-ons repositories or streaming servers, OR you just want to keep your video streaming private, I always recommend Kodi streamers to use a VPN.  Please read my 4 Reasons Why Kodi Streamers Need a Kodi VPN.

Failed to Install Covenant?

Did the instruction above result in seeing an error message about the installation failing?  I had that on one device as well.

The solution is to disable all other repositories besides Smash and Colossus (which is Covenant’s repo).

To disable repositories in Kodi:

  • Go to the Add-on browser screen
  • Select My add-ons
  • Select Add-on repositories
  • Select one of the old repositories
  • Select Disable

Another possible (and likely issue) is that the repo source is taken down like all the ones before it.  If you have trouble installing the repo, try copying the URL and pasting it into your browser to make sure it shows a list of files instead of a 404 File Not Found error.

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If you run into any issue when trying to install Covenant, please let me know in the comments below.  I love to help.  Thanks.

255 comments on “How to Install the Covenant Kodi Add-on

  1. Madison Burris on

    I followed all the steps and it shows a new Primewire fix on my add ons but every time I click it it says “failed to connect to url”. None of my add ons work.

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  2. Carol on

    I can’t get pass add sorce http:/mediarepos.net/kodistuff

    My screen says path not found or invalid

    I’m getting so frustrated :( HELP

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  3. Amanda Jamison Gillen on

    After I do this it says failed to install. I’ve tried it thru all ways mentioned. We used to have it all set up but lost everything when we had to uninstall and reinstall kodi. Would not having a vpn have something to do w it? It works in our other firestick a fine.

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    • Nathan Kinkead on

      The only reason why having a VPN would help in that scenario is if your ISP is blocking access to a repository required to download add-ons like this. It’s possible, so if you have one, it’s worth a shot trying to connect to it. Do you have any other repositories installed? If you go to My add-ons > Add-on repositories, how many are there? Select each one that is not Smash or Covenant and deactivate them. Then, try to install Covenant again.

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  4. Tracey McGill on

    OMG! I could kiss you thank you @[email protected] this is the first website thsy i have seen that talks to normal heads about this stuff and not just tech heads!! So simple to follow even i could do it!! THANK YOU!!!!

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      • Miriam on

        Yes, I have an old version of Kodi. Hitting the down arrow did not bring me to File Manager. Ive seen many icons but none for File Manager. I’m not savvy with this technology and don’t understand what a skin is. I think the Skin that I am using is AEON Nox 5: Redux as that is the only one enabled

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      • Nathan Kinkead on

        You know what? I’ve never used the channels page until now. I see what you mean that there’s not much there. It looks like all Sky channels. However, they don’t appear to be live TV channels at all, but it just simply links you over to the movie that’s on for a certain channel, and it just streams the movie as it would if you just searched for it. Seems like a pretty useless page to me.

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  5. Mia on

    When I try to install smash repo from install from repository I get “could not connect to repository”. I am using the firestick and hv a VPN

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      • Mia on

        Must be. I tried the other repos in the list just to check and got the same msg. I will try again tomorrow then. Thank u for responding so quickly.

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          • Mia on

            Hi, I just tried again today and I got the not able to connect error again. I deleted smash and re-added it, but now when I go to install from zip I see the following “-SmashRepo(soloman is a scam DO NOT HELP).zip” so I don’t know what to do.

          • Nathan Kinkead on

            I see that there too. You can ignore the message. Go ahead and install that zip file.

            The person who manages the Smash Repo just put that message there warning people about soloman who is a guy who makes a lot of YouTube videos about Kodi. I’ll have to look and see what he’s referring to.

          • Mia on

            I tried again and I keep getting “could not connect to repository”. I actually get it on everything I have on install from repository. What could be wrong?

          • Mia on

            I installed the ipvanish app on the firestick and connect to it from there. I am able to watch shows and movies with my amazon prime. I checked the internet on kodi and it says it is connected. I can’t think of what else it can be.

          • Nathan Kinkead on

            I’m sorry, I can’t really think of what could be the issue. You have the Colossus repo successfully installed, but get that error when you try to install an add-on from it?

          • Mia on

            I am only able to do this part: After you have the Smash repo installed, go back to the Add-on Browser screen and select Install from Repository > -SMASH Repo > Add-on repository > Colossus Repository, after this I cannot connect to any repositories from the “install from repository “

    • Lindsay Herr on

      No error message. I actually sent this and something popped up. I can’t remember what, but i tried to run it and got nervous because it asked if i would allow things and i was nervous…so i backed out. Went back into it and it won’t pull it up again. I’ll try again tomorrow. Exodus is working ok at the moment. I don’t see as many HD options as I had before but I had tried other things before i stumbled upon this, so who knows. :P

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  6. Nathan Kinkead on

    Are you using the new default skin called Estuary? It would look like my screen shots. If it doesn’t look like my screen shots, can you tell me what skin you’re using or send me a screen shot? Or, you can just switch to the Estuary theme to follow along with my tutorial.

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  7. Bhavin Patel on

    I’ve downloaded Covenant but still have the same problem ‘No stream available’. I’m getting very frustrated as I’ve been trying to find a good link all day then spent an hour trying this. Any help would be much appreciated I’m thinking about just chucking it away. I don’t know what system im running or if it’s up to date?

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  8. Courtney on

    So I have successfully installed covenant. Should i have a covenant “link” when I go under movies/tv shows etc? Or would I continue to click on exodus? I don’t have anything that says covenant on my build (I’m using pulse) thank you!

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      • Courtney on

        No I haven’t gotten a reply. But I figured out that if you go to video add-ons either in system or when you click on exodus and hit the back button once it will pull up a list of your add-ons. I scrolled down until I found covenant!

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        • Nathan Kinkead on

          Courtney and Kerrie,

          I’m glad you found that little workaround to find Covenant. If you are using a build that has custom menu items, you might be able to change the menu items under Settings > Appearance > Skin Settings (or something like that). There is usually an option to customize the home screen menu.

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  9. Nick Creelman on

    Hi Nathan,
    I’ve had no problem getting the smash repo installed – however when I go to install the colossus repo it just comes up with Version 000.000.0 and I can’t install it. What can I do?
    When I log into kodi I get “version check error” – not sure if that’s playing a role
    Any help is appreciated!

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  10. Nathan Kinkead on

    I am not customer service because I didn’t develop Kodi or Covenant. I’m just a blogger who writes tutorials to help people figure this stuff out. With that said, I’m willing to help if you let me know what issue you’re having. Thanks.

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  11. Emma Ann Fairgrieve on

    In have an android MXQ box 4.2. I can only run jarvis16.1 on it and I have covenant installed. I am not getting any streams bad or good for a lot of films? I tried running the latest version of kodi through 4.4ebox and it found streams but were very jumpy? Losing my marbles here, help.

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  12. Michael Sorrentino on

    The message I am getting says “Add-on is incompatible due to unmet dependencies. Would you like to disable it on your system?

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  13. @wstledger on

    Help with covenant.
    Sometimes when I click on my tv shows / collection it will not load up my programs. It just says no trakt account even do it worked a short time ago. I am running the 1.1.14 version of covenant and the 17.4 of kodi.

    Is covenant running smoothly for others?

    I seem to be getting errors like streams not loading or sections of covenant not loading up. I am using a real debrid account.

    Any help would be great.

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    • Nathan Kinkead on

      That’s odd because it all seems to be working fine for me. For Trakt, you should reauthorization your Trakt connection. Also, make sure your Real-Debrid connection is still working. If not, you need to reauthorize that too. Besides those, also try doing a clear cache and clear providers in the Covenant Tools page.

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  14. Gregg Gates on

    We can’t get the movie list! We can only watch movies that we’ve already watched. What can I do to get the full movies list. Example of my problem if you click movies>genres>crime it only shows what we’ve watched.

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  15. Nathan Kinkead on

    So the repository gets installed, but you can’t get into them when you go to Install from repository > Colossus? That’s so weird because I’ve been doing that a lot and haven’t been having any issues. Try toggling your VPN off and on in case that’s causing an issue for some reason. You could also try checking the Kodi logs to see what URL is not accessible?

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  16. Vanessa Perez on

    I can only see one or two streams per movie/show and from providers I’ve never seen before. What can I do to see a full page like I used to see?

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  17. Melina Roxanne on

    What if Kodi doesn’t work at all? Every single add-on just shows the loading symbol but never, ever loads. Covenant, Phoenix, IceFilms… everything.

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      • Melina Roxanne on

        I always close out kodi, and launch app when I want to use it. The skin is the default one, I’ve tried others but ended up going back to the original. I’m about to just give up and forget the money I spent on the firestick

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  18. Fatboyslick on

    I followed the set of instructions (on a Fire stick) and is said the add on had installed…..but where is it on Kodi….on my TV Shows menu i still have Zen, Exodus, Specto, Salts, UK Turks and MetalliQ

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  19. John Chambers on

    I keep getting a message stating that network connection failed. My internet is working just fine so I have no idea why the network would be down.

    Reply
    • Nathan Kinkead on

      In Kodi 17 using the Estuary skin, it’s in Settings (the cog icon) and then File Manager. If you’re using Kodi 16, it’s old and you would need to upgrade anyway. If using Kodi 17, but with the old Confluence skin, hit the down arrow on System, and you should get a dropdown which would have File Manager.

      Reply
  20. Nicole Paterno on

    I keep getting an error message: “Couldn’t retrieve directory information. This could be due to the network not being connected. Would you like to add it anyway?”

    Boo. Not sure what this needs but I need help. Thank in advance! :)

    Reply
  21. Brad Price on

    When I try to install colossus from the smash repository nothing happens. I get into the smash repository, and I see “Colossus Repository”, click on it, then try to install, but literally nothing happens… Any ideas Nathan?

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  22. Jasmin Siamandow on

    Hi Nathan, forgive my total lack of tech knowledge in advance! I think I’ve installed colossus and covenant correctly. I just followed your steps. I’m still having problems though. Am I meant to disable Exodus? I’ve tried doing that and it won’t allow me to. A message saying “Exodus repository is used by the following installed add-on (s)
    Exodus
    This add-on can’t be disabled”

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    • Nathan Kinkead on

      What you’re trying to do is disable the Exodus repo, but it won’t let you because the Exodus add-on is still active. Go into Add-on Browser > My Add-ons > Video Add-ons > Exodus and disable that first (that’s the add-ons). Then, you can go back to Add-on Browser > My Add-ons > Add-on Repositories > Exodus Repository, and disabled that.

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  23. Redd on

    Hey there- I had been having problems, which turns out to have been Exodus- followed your great advice and installed Colossus and then went on to add Covenant. But, attempting to stream, everything is still Exodus as I had as default. I then restarted the FireStick thinking that might allow me to get free of the default Exodus. The appearance of everything Kodi had changed and Exodus remained. I then attempted to disable other add ons, but after that I could not find Covenant. Any suggestions?

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    • Nathan Kinkead on

      It sounds like your skin has a main menu shortcut that goes to Exodus. Go into your settings > interface > skin settings and there is probably a place for you to manage your main menu. You can change the shortcut from Exodus to Covenant.

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      • Redd on

        Thanks for all your quick help Nathan. After I went through the steps to install Covenant, I was quickly able to watch a movie, But, after I went through the steps to change the skin appearance, things went wrong and now instead of the usual “home screen” I have a home screen that only displays videos and music, the settings and system menus appear in a bar below. I had to search add ons to try to find Covenant again, and when I did, the usual choices i.e. TV, movies, Box Office, etc were missing from the view.
        Now I’m wishing I hadn’t tried to change the appearance, because I think I’m in too deep.

        The Firestick I’m using was jailbroken when I got it. I was thinking maybe I should unistall and attempt to reinstall, but I’m concerned that the programming I enjoyed before won’t be there.

        What’s your valued opinion?

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  24. JJt on

    I’ve been trying to fix SALTS and I was so confused by other websites until I found this and it is now working. You gave directions that were easy to follow (which wasn’t an easy task as someone like me lol) so thank you so much for this.

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  25. Megan Macias on

    When I’m at ‘Install From Zip File’, the box comes up that has a list of things to choose from, including smash, on the left side of box, and on the right, ‘OK’ and ‘cancel’. When I click anything from the list, smash or otherwise, the ‘ok’ button does not light up – I cannot click it.

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    • Nathan Kinkead on

      Megan, sorry for the delay getting back to you. If you select the file source of Smash in the Install from zip file screen and nothing happens, then the URL must have a typo or it’s getting blocked. Here’s a screenshot of what I see at the bottom of that screen when Smash is selected. https://imgur.com/a/ZUsrk Make sure yours is exactly the same. If not, go back to the Kodi file manager and edit that source to fix the URL.

      If yours is exactly the same, then it must be getting blocked either by your router, firewall, or ISP. In that case, you need to use a VPN if you can’t get it unblocked. https://kinkeadtech.com/reasons-kodi-streamers-need-vpn/

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    • Nathan Kinkead on

      So, you’ve successfully added the Smash file source, then installed the Smash repository, but now when you try to install the Colossus repository using the Smash repository, it doesn’t work? What does it do?

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    • Nathan Kinkead on

      I’ve seen lately that a lot of links that don’t work don’t even say “no stream available” anymore. Now a lot of them just don’t do anything. If you have auto-play turned on, press the menu (or “c”) and select “Play using…” to get the list of links to go through to find one that works.

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  26. Stacey Stone on

    All I watch is movies and tv shows every night like ncis, right now when I go to kodi I have no movies or shows its like covenant gone… what do I need to do

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  27. Jeff on

    I installed the -smash repo however when I am trying to install the colossus repository, I click on install but nothing is happening. Please advise….dying here.

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  28. Danny Chegwidden on

    Hi I’ve just been trying to put the new exodus on my kodi 17 and used the mediarepo url but nothing happens when trying to install from zip file. Any advice?

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  29. jackmur2012 on

    I installed Kodi 17.6 on my computer and have 17.3 on my TV. That is as far as I got. I tried to install Smash on my computer and I can’t seem to do it. It shows that I have smash 2 times. Anyway I’m not ready for the next step to install Covenant. I don’t know what to do. I am on Windows System 7…

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  30. jackmur2012 on

    Nathan, I appreciate all of your good work. However, with all of the peaks and valleys and ups and downs it has left me so totally confused. Would it be possible for you to start all over with the latest steps 1, 2, and 3 that could get everything up and running again? Thanks again, Jack

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    • Nathan Kinkead on

      Jack, I’ve completely revised this post to clean out some of the old updates that happened along the way and to show you the new way to get Covenant. Give it a try and let me know if you run into any snags. Thanks!

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  31. Rafael Goldfarb on

    Nathan, I’ve installed the Fantastic Add-on, that looks very similar to Covenant (and Exodus). It generally works OK but sometimes I’m getting a different movie than the one I selected. Is this something that can be fixed? Thanks for your great assistance to all of us, the Kodi enthusiasts.

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    • Nathan Kinkead on

      Rafael, thanks for the comment. I haven’t tried Fantastic yet, but I definitely will. Regarding getting a different movie, that can happen from time randomly. Some factors that increase your chances of this happening are… 1) The movie is too new, like maybe still in theaters or not on DVD/Blu-Ray yet, and 2) if you are not using Real-Debrid. Having a Real-Debrid Premium subscription increases the quality and accuracy of the links provided. Thanks for being a Kodi enthusiast!

      Reply
  32. Carlos on

    Hi Nathan! I still get “No stream available” error on Covenant. Is something similar working, so as to install it in a RPi 3? Thanks and best regards!

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  33. Kaetlyn Smith on

    I get to this step “Install the Covenant Add-on from the XvBMC Repo: and It won’t do anything. It just spins and nothing comes up

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  34. Raggle on

    Was able to install the XvBMC (Add-ons) REPOsitory but can’t connect to it to install add-ons
    I receive error “Could not connect to repository.” at step: Install from Repository > XvBMC (Add-ons) REPOsitory
    Is there something to try?

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  35. Joni Staggs Marie Wright on

    hello i am a bit behind i know … when i try to install from zip file that file is empty..any suggestions? this is for covenant

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