The long awaited new Kodi add-on that lambda has been working on is finally released, and it’s called Exodus! I should have known!!
We knew lambda stopped working on the famous Genesis add-on back in October and was working on a new add-on. Today, lambda finally announced his new add-on, cleverly (and maybe a bit predictably) named “Exodus”.
I was greeted this morning in Kodi by this lovely announcement overlay from TVAddons.ag.
Since I’ve written about the demise of Genesis and the rumors of something new coming from Lambda, I was expecting and looking forward to this.
My Thoughts On Exodus
Before I get into the step-by-step installation guide below, I first want to share some of my thoughts about Exodus after spending a little bit of time on it.
- It’s more reliable at getting good streams if you have a Real-Debrid subscription. Exodus has the latest Real-Debrid API integration as opposed to Genesis which was using the old API which is discontinued.
- The idea of having Trakt.tv integration is awesome. SALTS uses it, and after using it, I started not caring about Library Integration or MySQL Shared Library features. I’m happy that Exodus is going in that direction.
The Trakt.tv integration doesn’t appear to be working for me. It works fine in the SALTS add-on, but not in Exodus. UPDATE: Exodus must have updated because I tried again and now it works!
- Like I mentioned above, Exodus doesn’t have library integration, but if we have working Trakt.tv integration, then I won’t care much about that.
- Exodus seems to be missing the ability to see the most recent episodes from my Trakt list. I don’t like having to go into each show to see if there is something new. I like the “My Calendar” feature in SALTS which shows the aired episodes from yesterday, today, and upcoming out of just my Subscription List in Trakt. Exodus needs a feature like this, and preferably a way to get that to appear on my home screen as a panel widget.
Overall, it’s promising, but I’m going to continue using SALTS which is working great for me. Check out my tutorial on that if you’re interested. Otherwise, read on to learn how to install Exodus.
How to Install the Exodus Add-on for Kodi
If you haven’t already done so, go to the Kodi File manager, and add a source to
http://fusion.tvaddons.ag and name it Fusion. UPDATE: Fusion is shut down. Use an alternative.
Then go to Settings > Add-ons > Install from Zip > Fusion > xbmc-repos > english > repository.exodus-1.0.0.zip
Next go to Install from Repository > Exodus repository
Click on Exodus and click Install
That’s it! You’ve installed Exodus! Run or launch it from there, or find it in the Video Add-ons.
How to Configure Kodi Exodus Settings
From within the Exodus add-on, go to Tools…
Then click any of the settings options and it will take you to that part of the settings dialog.
Here’s the General settings page. It has appearance where you can choose between Genesis or Exodus, the Providers Timeout, Indicators, etc.
The Playback page is where you set Max Quality, Host selection (which I always set to Directory so that it doesn’t have to rescan all the sources if you pick a bad link), File Hosting Filters, and Auto-Play setting.
The Providers page is where you can turn some providers off if you want.
Now this is where you need to pay attention. The Accounts page in the settings is where you authorize your Trakt.tv account as well as your Real-Debrid account,
The Downloads page is where you can enable downloading in Exodus, but you will have to specify a path where it will save the downloads. Make sure that path is added as a Video Library source.
The Subtitles page lets you globally enable Subtitles for all Exodus videos using their own source for Subtitles. You may also leave this off and use your own.
Authorizing Trakt.tv in Exodus
According to lambda’s announcement about the release of the Exodus plugin, one of the big features in Exodus over Genesis is that Exodus has “full Trakt.tv integration”.
That means Exodus should rely on your Trakt.tv account to sync all your favorite shows, subscriptions, watched status, etc.
The SALTS add-on already has this integration, and it’s awesome! It has actually made me think that I no longer have to mess with library integration, which I think is the reason behind Lambda’s decision to not include library integration in Exodus.
So, here’s how the Trakt authorization should work in Exodus. When you click Authorize, you will get a popup like this…
So, open the browser on the same computer, and go to that URL. Once you login to your account, you will click the Authorize button, and it will give you a code to enter into the popup dialog in Kodi.
After that is done, you should be able to go back into the Exodus add-on and go to “My Lists” and it should pull your lists from your Trakt.tv account.
“No Trakt or IMDb account found” Error in Kodi Exodus
If you’ve authorized Exodus to work with your Trakt.tv account and tested by going to “My Lists” and it gave you this error message, you are not alone. Many have complained about this issue,
and I have the same issue myself. If anyone knows of the solution to this issue, please leave a comment below to share with the community!
UPDATE: It’s working for me now.
How to Authorize Real-Debrid in Kodi Exodus
In the Exodus settings > Accounts page, under REALDEBRID, click Authorization.
A popup like this will appear. Go to that URL in your browser and enter that code when prompted.
Play It Safe With a VPN
One more thing, if you’re going to be using a Kodi streaming add-on like Exodus, 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.
Enjoy Exodus on Kodi!
Thanks for reading! If you have any questions or tips, please leave a comment below. Thanks!