How to Install the Venom Kodi Add-on

The Venom Kodi add-on is another Exodus fork that makes use of IMDb, TheMovieDB, and Trakt, and has been actively maintained at the time of writing this.

The Venom Kodi add-on is another Exodus fork that makes use of IMDb, TheMovieDB, and Trakt, and has been actively maintained at the time of writing this.

Here’s a look at the main menu…

Venom Main Menu

Venom Kodi Add-on Details and Status

Last Activity: Status:
Add-on: Venom (5.1.9) Apr 10, 2022 Offline
Repo: Venom Jul 4, 2021 Offline
File Source: (KinkeadTech) Online
GitHub Username: 123Venom
News: Update – v5.1.9 – June 19, 2021 — Added new setting to “Sources Options” called “Terminate on Cloud Sources”. Now if cloud sources are found you can force the scrape process to terminate. — Resume dialog now utilizes the Kodi Matrix/19 new “yesnocustom” dialog. Matrix users can now chose from “Sta…

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How to Install Venom Repo Using the GitHub Browser

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

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


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

How to Install the Venom 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 Venom Add-on From the Venom Repo

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

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

16 thoughts on “How to Install the Venom Kodi Add-on

        1. Thanks RJ. What do you mean by questionable internet? Is it questionable that you even have an internet connection from your Kodi device? Or, are you concerned that your ISP is blocking some servers or content? If it’s blocking, then again I suggest you try a VPN.

  1. hi, installed venom (pi 3b+ and Win10) on monday and am unable to play torrent links. have paid RD, have cleared cache via indigo/supreme builds/venom/function cache, authorized RD through dependencies and RD addon, turned off ipvanish before doing anything above and then connect. but, either way with vpn runs through all the links until it hits a normal non-RD link.

      1. Would you recommend Premiumize over RD for Kodi Torrent Links and Downloading? Is there an actual SOP on how you’re supposed to clear cache (from each video addons, etc.) authoring RD for ResolveURL/URLResolver and then VPN?

        1. Keith, Premiumize is a bit more reliable and robust than Real-Debrid, but it comes at a much higher price.
          There’s no SOP for this. Each add-on’s settings area has an Accounts section that contains authorizing/clearing links for each of debrid providers. For those add-ons that use ResolveURL or URLResolver, they will have a link in the settings that takes you over to the settings area for that universal resolver.
          VPNs are completely separate from all of this. Usually, it involves a separate app from the VPN provider that is running in the background.

  2. Ok, so it seems that this add on requires a RD account? Nothing is showing put when I do a search on a Show , season, episode XX-XX but at the bottom of the screen it is telling me no RD account set up…

    So does this add on force me to get a RD account

  3. Good Morning Nathan, thanks for responding to my question, so I’ve signed up to try Real-Debrid so I will see how it goes. is there any other current add-0ns you would suggest for folks with Real Debrid? Venom is now working but it does not seem to have anywhere near the sources that say… .The Crew has.

    What other add on would you suggest that utilizes Real Debrid and has alot of sources? I’m going to look at your Add On Tracker but currently I have Venom, The Crew and Tempest I know a lot of these add ons share resources so I don’t look to fill up my box… One program you don’t talk about is Cinema HD I”ve seen several articles on the web but so far, have not seen an posts by you on this option…

    Also in the add on area where the account for Real Debrid is authorized there is a lot of other accounts (that I do not subscribe to) but they are clicked enabled.. .do I really need them to be enabled or can I just click them off or does it really matter, I have always figured if your not using it turn it off :-)

    Thanks for all you help, I do enjoy reading your information and updates.

  4. Hi i found a paige showing how to install older versions of venom by downgrading kodi and using maveric zip or the crew worked great but i had to install a back up now i cant fond the page with details of how to do it

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