The popular Exodus Kodi addon is great: except for when it stops working, that is. Have you found Exodus not working on Kodi? There are a number reasons why that might be the case, and most are pretty easy to fix.
Below, we’ve laid out a step-by-step guide to you get your Exodus Kodi addon back up and running. However, please note that as of this time of writing (10/25/2017), Exodus has been officially dropped by the last developer who picked it up. The addon received one last update. However, unless another developer chooses to pick it up after this week, it won’t be receiving any more updates going forward.
Additionally, there was a recent controversy regarding a suspicious Exodus update from a potentially compromised add-on repository. We recommend that if you are still using Exodus, do not install any further updates until further notice.
If you find that none of these fixes for common Exodus problems work, please shoot us a message in the comments section at the bottom of the page. We’ll do our best to see if we can figure out your specific problem, or let you know as soon as possible if we can’t find a solution and where you might go to find one.
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Before we Proceed
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Where to Find the Latest Exodus Addon Version
If your problem with Exodus is that it’s outdated, simply uninstalling and reinstalling from the same location is not going to be useful. You will need to update your download location and ensure that you are using the most recently updated and working version of the add-on.
We’re constantly monitoring the Exodus addon for updates, so you can find the latest version by clicking here to go to our Exodus Kodi addon installation guide.
The current working version of Exodus, Version 3.1.25, is available the in the Cypher’s Locker repository. The latest version was updated by Kodi developer COLDFIRE.
Consider Upgrading to a Supported Add-on
Exodus support was officially dropped several months ago. The current trustworthy version of Exodus has many issues that may not be able to be resolved due to lack of developer support. We recommend users switch over to an add-on that currently has active support. Consider the following alternatives:
Covenant: an Exodus fork that is built on the same structure.
Nemesis: a new add-on that maintains live TV and on-demand streaming
No-Name: a new add-on from COLDFIRE, the same developer who last maintained Exodus.
We list some additional options at the bottom of this article.
Exodus Not Working on Kodi? Follow These Steps to Fix It
Before you start poking around trying to fix Exodus, there may be a good chance that your problem has nothing to do with Exodus at all. Here are some common issues that can occur with the Exodus Kodi addon and other streaming addons like it.
You See “No Streams Available” Message
If you see “no streams available,” this may not be an Exodus problem. Here are some reasons you might see this:
- There really are no streams available. Kodi pulls streams directly from websites. If those websites’ streams are down, you’ll get this message.
- Content filters. If you’re using public WiFi, there’s a good chance the business providing the wifi has a filter in place that’s preventing you from accessing the streaming sites that Exodus pulls from. Alternatively, you may have a content filter on your on WiFi that’s causing this.
- Outdated addon version. If you don’t have auto-updates turned on, there’s a chance your Exodus version is out of date. You may get the “no streams available” message if that’s the case.
How Do I Fix These Problems?
- If the streaming issue is because of content filtering on public WiFi, connect to a VPN service. This should bypass the content block in place. However, note that content filtering you may not be able to access a VPN site if you don’t already have one installed.
- If your home internet is content blocking, check your firewall and content filtering settings. What this will look like for different users will vary, but you may try to turn off the filter and the firewall completely to see if streams start working. If they do, fine tune the settings so you can still get proper firewall filtering while allowing access to streaming sources.
- If you’re using an outdated version of the Exodus addon, simply delete it from your Kodi addons, or turn on auto-update if you don’t have auto-update turned on. To either delete or turn on Auto-Update, do the following:
- Go to My Addons
- Click on Video Addons
- Select Exodus and right-click on it, then click on Information. You’ll see the option to turn on Auto-Update if it’s off or to uninstall.
If you need instructions on reinstalling Exodus, access our Exodus installation guide.
- You may need to adjust the settings in Exodus as well. Follow the instructions from above to get to the Exodus options screen where you find Auto-Update or Uninstall, and click on Configure. Under Configure, do the following:
- Under General, change Provider Timeout to 60 (this will increase how long it takes to receive the timeout notification when trying to pull a stream).
- Under Providers, make sure all available are enabled. This will increase the chances that you’ll find a working stream.
You See an “Exodus Error” Message When Loading Exodus
At times, you might get an error message when trying to load the Exodus addon. This would appear as a message on the upper right-hand corner of your screen that says “Exodus Error”, similar to the one you see here in the top-right corner for the now-defunct “Indigo” addon:
If you get something similar with Exodus, try doing either the auto-update or uninstall/reinstall method explained above.
Alternatively, you may just need to uninstall and reinstall Kodi itself. Only use this as a last-ditch effort, as you may need to re-download and install all of your addons. While we have not heard of any errors occurring with the newest version of Exodus, if you are experiencing Exodus errors, a fresh install of Kodi may help clear up programming conflicts.
Exodus only works with Kodi 15 or above, so if you are using Kodi Version 15 or below, it’s time for an upgrade.
You Have Subtitle Issues
Are you having subtitle issues on Exodus? We’ve detailed out how to fix that issue in another article. Please refer to our piece: How to Add Subtitles on the Exodus Addon for Kodi.
You Have Buffering Issues
If you have buffering issues while using Exodus, there’s a possibility that the issue is not actually with Exodus. Check out our guide on How to Stop Kodi Buffering.
You Only See Older Movies
If you only see movies from a certain date and earlier (such as 2000 and earlier), then you may have your time and date settings incorrectly set. This is more a problem for Kodi TV box users, however, and it can potentially affect other devices, such as tablets.
If that’s your situation, go into your device settings and update the time and date to the present. That process will vary, depending on which type of device you’re using to run Kodi.
You Can’t Use the Search Function
An inability to use the search function in Exodus is a problem with older Exodus versions. This has since been fixed in newer versions, including the most recent version of Exodus. If you find you cannot use the search function, please install the latest version of Exodus from the Cypher’s Locker repository.
I Can’t Use Trakt.tv
A Trakt.tv account integration problem recently emerged for Exodus addon users. This problem has also been fixed in a newer update to the addon. If you’re still on an older version and want to use your Trakt.tv account with Exodus, you will need to update to the newer version.
You Have a Different Issue Than Those Listed Above
Do you have a different problem than those listed above? Did you try all of these fixes and find no solution? Please send us a detailed message (with screenshots, if possible) of your problem. We’ll see if we can find a fix for it.
Exodus Support Officially Dropped
The version of Exodus you can download from the Cypher’s Locker repository may be the last version available.
After installing the 3.1.25 COLDFIRE version of Exodus, and then opening up the addon, you will be greeted with the following message:
What Does This Mean?
Here, COLDFIRE is effectively “signing off” on his involvement with the addon. In this notification, we find that COLDFIRE is doing three things:
- Officially letting users know he is no longer providing updates to the Exodus addon
- Opening up the addon to other developers who may wish to keep it going
- Providing a legal disclaimer to help absolve himself of any wrongdoing
COLDFIRE’s recent updates to the Exodus Kodi addon were previously housed in the Agent 47 repository, which went offline. Before this, the developer Smash was doing minor updates on the Exodus addon, which at that point was available in this Colossal (Colossus) repository.
Will Exodus Get New Support?
At this current time, we have no information on whether any other developers will continue providing support for Exodus. At present, there are a large number of Exodus forks that have gained popularity. Many developers are choosing to focus their attention on those forks. Exodus has been a part of the Kodi community for some time, and it does maintain a significant level of appreciation among many Kodi users. There is a chance that another developer may choose to recreate or renew support, or even go the route of Genesis as we currently see with Genesis Reborn.
Should this addon get new support from another developer, we will update this article and our Exodus Kodi addon installation guide, where we primarily house our recent Exodus updates and news.
Other Exodus Alternatives
If you’ve decided Exodus just isn’t working out for you, and you can’t seem to find a solution that fixes your errors, you might want to try another movie and TV show addon. If that’s the case for you, we suggest some of the following alternatives:
Covenant is the most noteworthy Exodus fork that currently exists. The third-party addon developer Smash, who was previously providing some updates and fixes for Exodus errors, decided to drop Exodus support in favor of this new Covenant fork. Covenant provides all of the same benefits that you will find with Exodus. The added benefit of switching to Covenant from Exodus is that this addon currently has full support from Smash and the developers working with Smash.
Covenant is a true fork, changing little of what made Exodus popular. To that end, you’ll find all of the same features when you open up Covenant, including an identical menu layout and a very similar visual theme.
Specto is another addon in the same family as Exodus. Like Exodus, you’ll be able to scrape the web for movies and TV shows from a wide variety of sources. Specto also looks and acts similarly to Exodus, so you’ll have no problem working your way through this addon to get to the content you’re looking for. You’ll also be able to easily integrate your Trakt.tv, and IMDb accounts through here.
The SALTS Kodi addon is one of the few Exodus alternatives that are not directly based on the same architecture. Like Exodus, this addon lost and gained developer support, but is currently getting maintained to keep it working. You’ll find that SALTS (Stream All The Sources) lives up to its name, finding far more sources for your streams than most other addons.
One of the best things about Bob is that this addon is fully unique in almost every way. You’ll find that the Bob Kodi addon, which comes directly from the well-developed and popular Noobsandnerds development team, is well constructed, quirky, and fun to use. This addon offers up a lot of content and makes finding high-quality streams easy. The NaN development team also promises to add in live sports streaming in the future, making this an option you’ll almost certainly want to add to your library.
Additional Streaming Options
Looking for just a bit more? You may want to check out our following guides, where we lay out a larger number of popular TV and movie streaming options:
If you’re looking for great live TV options, you may also want to consider the following:
Is there an Exodus fork you’re currently using that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments below!