With so many Kodi addons suddenly going down, many Kodi users are wondering where they can get their streaming fix. The new Elysium Kodi addon is a perfect place for Kodi users to turn to. The Elysium Kodi Addon is a high-quality Kodi addon that scrapes a large number of websites for working content streams. This guide will help walk you through the process of how to install Elysium on Kodi.
We’ve provided a step-by-step visual guide to help walk you through the process. Towards the end of the article you’ll also find a review of the article’s pros and cons, so you’ll know exactly what you’ll find on the inside after installing the addon. Finally, we also give a few Elysium addon alternatives you might want to consider should you find that it goes down for any reason.
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- 1 Before we Proceed
- 2 How to install Elysium Kodi addon
- 3 Elysium Kodi addon features walkthrough
- 4 I couldn’t download Elysium. Now what?
- 5 I’m getting a “Streams Unavailable” message in Elysium. How so I fix it?
Before we Proceed
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How to install Elysium Kodi addon
The Elysium Kodi addon, formerly known as Zen, is now available on the Noobsandnerds Kodi addon repository. We’ve searched for alternative locations, but at present believe that this is the only reliable source.
Update 6/23/2017: While we already had this addon installed for testing, we also found that the addon would not install from the repository during our current testing process. The Noobsandnerds repository appears to be still working, however, as we were able to download and install other addons from their repository. We’re investigating this issue. The Noobsandnerds repository was recently transferred to another server, so there may have been some errors during the transfer process. Additionally, Elysium has gained a lot of popularity recently such that the server load may be extreme.
To install the Elysium Kodi Addon, do the following:
- Open your Kodi media player
- Go to your System Settings (gear symbol on top left)
- Click on File manager
- Click on Add Source
- Select <none> and enter the following web address exactly as written: http://nan.aftermathwizard.net/nanrepo/
- The name will automatically register as nanrepo below. You can keep this name or give it a different name
- Return to your Kodi home screen
- Click on Addons on the left
- Select the Package symbol at the top left
- Click on Install from zip
- Find your naprepo FTP link and click on it
- Select noobsandnerds Repo zip file. It will install the repository onto your computer, with a successful installation message on the top right after completion
- On the same screen where you found Install from zip, click on Install from repository.
- Locate the noobsandnerds Repository, and click on it
- Click on Video Addons
- Find the Elysium addon and click on it
- Click on Install. You will receive a successful installation message on the top right after the installation. You can then find Elysium with the rest of your Video Addons
Elysium Kodi addon features walkthrough
There are a number of reasons why the Elysium Kodi addon has gained in popularity. One of those reasons is fairly clear from the addon’s main menu, which you can see from the image below:
As you can see, Elysium has a large number of menu options, splitting what it scrapes from the web into a good number of categories.
One of the big draws for Elysium is that it automatically uses what’s known as a URL Resolver to scrape a variety of different websites, looking for the specific content you’ve searched. If it finds the content on a website, Elysium will then attempt to see if that content has a working stream. If a working stream is found, Elysium will further distinguish whether that film is in High-Definition (HD), High-Quality (HQ), or Standard Definition (SD).
Generally speaking, HD is going to be considered anything above 720p, while HQ will be anything between 360p to 480p.
You’ll find that SD quality is going to be anything below these.
For some streams, you’ll either get a mixture of SD, HQ and HD films, while for others, you may only get SD. At times, you may not find any working streams for different content you’re seeking to find. This is not unusual, as some films may simply be unavailable.
Each section within Elysium has different things to offer. The primary sections in Elysium include the following:
- TV Shows
- New Movies
- New TV Shows
- TV Calendar
Below, we give a quick overview of what we found in each section.
The “Movies” section in Elysium gives you several submenus, including:
- In Progress
- New Movies
- Top Rated
As well as several menu options. You’ll also find an option for Genres, which allows you to search through the available films based on different category interests, such as your common Fantasy, History, Drama, Comedy, and Science Fiction, but also includes a menu option for TV Movies and War.
The “TV Shows” section in Elysium has similar submenu options as what’s available in the “Movies” section. However, here you’ll also find sections for:
- Most Voted
- New TV Shows
- Returning TV Shows
- Highly Rated
- Airing Today
- TV Calendar
The TV Calendar submenu is especially convenient if you don’t actually want to go perusing different network websites to figure out when some new and popular shows are airing on TV. If you click on the current date, you’ll get the shows airing today, but you likely won’t find any streams for those shows yet. However, if you click on past calendar dates, you may find working streams, depending on whether they’ve been posted up to this point.
For example, if you missed one of your favorite over the air network shows the previous night, you can likely find the working stream using the TV calendar section instead of searching other locations.
Still, there is a “Search” function in the TV Shows menu for you to use as well.
When testing, we found that this section did not load. We’re currently unsure what this section is intended to hold, based on the name. If you find that this section works for you, please let us know in the comments.
This section was a bit self-explanatory. If you’re looking for “new movies,” this is where you’ll go. There are no submenus here.
New TV Shows
This section was also self-explanatory. Those looking for new TV shows will go here. As with New TV Shows, there were no submenus here.
Elysium has two ways to help you monitor what you’ve watched within the addon. The first is through separate watchlists for your TV shows and movies. The second is through the use of TMDb. TMDb, which stands for “The Movie Database,” is a website and service that categorizes movies, TV shows and other kinds of films. TMDb has an API key that allows it to be used with different Kodi addons. If you create a TMDb account, you can access your account through the Elysium Kodi Addon and use it to track your movie and TV show watch lists.
To learn more about TMDb, click here to go to their website. Note that TMDb is not the same as IMDb, but a somewhat similar concept. Both provide movie and TV show information, although TMDb is a crowd-sourced site.
This opens up the same TV Calendar that’s available in the TV Shows section. If you’re looking to go quickly to the calendar, you can bypass clicking on the TV Shows menu and more directly use this link.
The Channels section did not load when we tested this addon. If you find that the Channels section loads for you, please let us know in the comments. Based on the name of the section, we believe the Channel section may have something to do with TV channels, but at this time we cannot be sure.
Elysium has a large number of setting options that you can adjust from Tools. This includes all of the following:
- URL Resolver Settings
- Clear Providers
- Clear Cache
- Backup Watchlist
- Restore Watchlist
- Clear Progress Database
The large number of settings is one of the reasons why Elysium has gained in popularity.
Below, we’ll provide a quick run-down of a few setting options you may find useful to improve your viewing experience through Elysium.
URL Resolver Settings
The URL Resolver settings allow you to adjust what the URL Resolver will do when it’s searching for streams. That includes what quality of streams it will look for, which universal resolvers it uses. It also allows you to add in different resolvers. You can also enable and login to different Debrid services through here.
AddonHQ does not encourage the use of paid Debrid services. These services, such as RealDebrid, may be illegal in your country.
You can access all of the other setting options through General Settings. You can also adjust the look and feel of Elysium through here.
This setting area allows you to change how video playback works on Elysium, which includes adjusting the max quality of streams you want. For example, if you only want SD streams, you can set Elysium to only look for and stream SD quality streams.
If you are using either Alluc or TMDb, you can enable and login to your accounts through this section.
Here, you’ll find all of the different content providers from which Elysium draws its content. If you don’t want certain providers to show up, you can turn off individual providers. For example, if some providers consistently don’t work, you can stop Elysium from trying to scrape from and list those sites, which will decrease how long it takes for Elysium to find working streams.
By default, Elysium is set to avoid downloading any content. However, you can turn downloads on through this setting.
If you would like subtitles to show up for some films, you will need to turn these ON through the subtitles menu. You can choose a primary and second language, and allow Elysium to convert subtitles to UTF-8.
To learn more about adding subtitles to Kodi, click here.
If you’re finding streaming issues and significant buffering, try clearing your cache. Here, you’ll simply need to click on the Clear Cache option in tools. Your cache is the limited memory that the addon holds as it streams your videos. If the cache is full, it may cause significant or noticeable buffering issues.
To learn more about other Kodi addon fixes, click here to access our guide on fixing common Kodi issues.
I couldn’t download Elysium. Now what?
Did you find that the Elysium Kodi addon wouldn’t download? This is not an uncommon issue, as some addons and their repositories come and go. If you could not get this addon working, we suggest that you try another addon.
Please check out our Exodus Alternatives post for more options that are similar to Elysium.
Due to how addons like Elysium work, if you are getting “Streams Unavailable” messages for different film or TV show options, there’s not much you can do about it through your addon. Addons like Elysium simply search the web for different working streams for content. If the websites you’re searching do not offer that content, the streams won’t display in the addon.
If you are consistently running into this issue in Elysium or other addons, check your internet connection. You may be behind a firewall that is preventing you from actually accessing any streams. If you are using a public wifi connection or you’re on a school or university internet connection, your chances of getting this message are much higher. Many public wifi providers will block sites where streams are available, as do many schools and universities. You can get past these blocks using a VPN, or by connecting from your home network instead.