How to Install the Shadow Kodi Add-on

The Shadow Kodi streaming add-on from The Crew repo was built from scratch for high performance and came highly recommended. Here's how to install Shadow...

The Shadow Kodi Add-on is a newer add-on which is gaining popularity and comes highly recommended by some of you who have reached out to me to suggest it.

Shadow is in The Crew repo, and it was built from scratch with performance in mind.  They claim that is runs really well on low-powered devices like a Fire Stick or a cheap Android box.

Here’s a look at a couple screens in the Shadow add-on…

Shadow Kodi Add-on Details and Status

Last Activity: Status:
Add-on: Shadow (2.7.0) Nov 24, 2023 Offline
Repo: The Crew Feb 13, 2024 Online
File Source: (KinkeadTech) Online
GitHub Username: thecrewwh

Other add-ons in the The Crew repo:

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How to Install The Crew Repo Using the GitHub Browser

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

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


After you have installed the The Crew repository, move on to learn how to install the Shadow add-on from the The Crew repo.

How to Install the The Crew Repo from the KinkeadTech File Source

  • Go to Settings (cog icon) > File Manager
  • Select Add Source
  • Click on the <None> box and type in the URL of the repo server, exactly like this (case-sensitive):

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

  • Give it a name in the box below (name it KinkeadTech)
  • Now, go to the Settings > Add-ons > Install from Zip File > KinkeadTech >

How to Install the Shadow Add-on From the The Crew Repo

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

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9 thoughts on “How to Install the Shadow Kodi Add-on

  1. I like this Add-on very fast loading stream and the way it handles the links. One good thing about it is how it handles the torrents but, having problem connecting my Trakt TV List, it connects to my movies with no problem. Other than that good addon.

  2. Even though I have both a real-debrid and premiumize account, I am not getting a lot or any links for most of my tv shows. When I select an episode say for the show Wings, I see the 1080 and 720 counters go up and then a message about rejected links comes up. I was able to watch an episode of Boardwalk Empire and that seem to work fine, but like I said not a whole lot of options available.

  3. Hi Nathan,
    I have installed shadow but each time I select a tv prog, movie ect it asks me to install a code via a browser. My Q does this addon only work with Debrid?

    1. I didn’t think this was a debrid-only add-on, but maybe I forgot. Does it send you to Real-Debrid’s website to enter a code to pair your account? If there’s no way to skip it and use it without Real-Debrid, then it must be debrid-only.

      1. I just thought I’d give it a try but it does look like the really only way to get many streams is to have Real Debride… I had ( I thought one of the free Real debride accounts) or maybe it was a trial but all it does is lock up . I removed (or trned off Real Debride) and very few links come up…. I guess it was fun to try.

  4. Slowed down a lot but still use it occasionally, used to be my fav, now I primarily use shadow when I know what I want to search for, FEN used to be awesome but is getting finicky but still slightly better than venom still but mainly the apps I use most are Shadow, Exodus V8 but says “ExodusVPN” when opened now (not the redux one which used to be my fav but not updated in a while, looks like it says v10 here, have to check what mine says as it does update regularly), Fen & Venom,

    I do use real-debrid most of these don’t work well without it anymore these days.

    So these are all the ones I use mostly now.

    I do have others installed I still use mainly as backups
    Yoda, Seren, Exodus Redux,

    Still installed but haven’t used in a while
    Tempest (hasn’t worked last time I tried it)
    The Crew (doesn’t work/install)
    The Magic Dragon (doesn’t work after install)

    Any others I don’t bother with.

  5. I just read that Shadow has been up dated on other forums to be Kodi 19 compatible have you also heard this and updated your files?

  6. Hate to be a bother, but, FYI. my box upgraded to Kodi 19 and I’ve got a few add ons that work but I’d like to get shadow back now that I have real debride I follow all the steps and when I get to install from zip that’s when there is a problem. I chose repository.thecrew.0.3.1 click to install it and it says failed to an invalid structure I tried the one before that as well 0.3.0 and get the same thing… Any suggestions?
    So far I have revolution the oath and Seren all working fine with Real Debrid.

  7. Could you please update on this add on… I’ve looked at several sites about this add on and have tried to install it on both Kodi 18 and 19 and neither are showing up in the repo’s you have listed or your library… Could you pease update the information here on what you find… I am having no luck at all.
    none of the repos you list have “Shadow’

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