In this post, you will find step-by-step instructions to install the Base 19 Kodi addon. However, you may use the same installation steps on any device compatible with Kodi, including Android TV, Mobiles, Computers, Raspberry Pi, and more.
What is Base 19 Kodi Addon?
Base 19 is a Kodi addon from The Crew Repo. It provides on-demand films and shows. The Crew Repo is a popular repository that also offers one of the most widely used Kodi addons, The Crew.
This addon may feature recently released and old films and episodes. The Base 19 addon works best with a debrid service, such as Real-Debrid, Premiumize, or All Debrid.
Real Debrid is the most recommended of all. Base 19 has a simple interface and offers quality streams. For these reasons, it has been added to our Best Addons for Kodi list.
Attention, Kodi Users!
Kodi Addons and builds offer unlimited streaming content, but could also get you into legal trouble if caught streaming free movies, TV shows, or sports. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. Kodi users are strongly advised to always connect to a VPN while streaming online. A good Kodi VPN hides your identity, bypasses government surveillance, geo-blocked content, and ISP throttling (which also helps in buffer-free streaming).
I personally use ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is very easy to install on any device including Amazon FireStick. You get 3 months free and save 49% on its annual plans. Also, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied, you can always ask for a refund.
Is Base 19 Safe & Legal?
Base 19 addon is hosted on The Crew Repo, an unofficial or third-party repository. Hence, we cannot guarantee whether or not Base 19 is truly safe. However, I have used the Base 19 addon for some time and The Crew addon for quite some time. They have never caused any trouble. They did not download malicious software, adware, or viruses into my device.
I also ran the repository source URL through a web-based antivirus. The antivirus found nothing suspicious and raised no flags. So, it may be safe to assume that the Base 19 addon is harmless. Here is the screenshot:
Regarding the legality of the Base 19 addon, it is beyond our scope to verify if it has the distribution licenses for the videos it provides.
Using a Kodi VPN with Base 19 or any other third-party addon is best to avoid legal troubles.
How to Install Base 19 Addon on Kodi
To install third-party Kodi addons like Base 19, you must add the source and install the repository. This process has several steps. The instructions are easy. However, to simplify the process, I have divided it into three parts:
Part 1: Allow or Enable Unknown Sources
Kodi restricts the installation of third-party or unofficial addons for security purposes. To allow Kodi to install Base 19, we need to change a setting called Unknown Sources. This is how you do it:
Legal Disclaimer: This tutorial is purely educational. FireStickTricks.com doesn’t own, host, operate, resell, or distribute any streaming apps, addons, websites, IPTV or services. The page contains some unverified services, and we are not certain whether they hold legal licenses to distribute the content. FireStickTricks.com does not verify the legality of each app/service in all regions. Do your due diligence if you use any of the unverified apps/services, and stream only content that is available in the public domain. The end-user shall be solely responsible for the media accessed.
1. Click Kodi Settings in the upper-left area of the home screen.
2. Open System on this window.
3. Click Add-ons on the left. Click the toggle on the right for Unknown Sources to enable it.
4. Choose Yes when the following prompt appears.
5. Select Update official add-ons from on the same window.
6. Choose Any repositories. You have allowed the Base 19 Kodi addon to get updated automatically
The Unknown Sources is enabled. You may now install the repository.
Part 2: Install The Crew Repository
Usually, all the addons are installed from a repository. The Crew Repository lists the Base 19 addon. To install the repo, follow these steps:
1. Go to the Settings again.
2. Open File manager.
3. Click (or double-click on some devices) Add source.
Note: You may click it on either side.
4. Click where you see <None> on this popup.
5. Enter the following URL of the source:
Type the URL without typos to avoid any installation troubles later.
Note: We at FireStickTricks.com are not associated with these files. This URL points to the source of the repository.
6. Type the source name in the text field titled Enter a name for this media source.
You may pick any custom name. Make it memorable. I am naming it crew. Click OK.
7. Press the back button/key to get to the Settings window. Click Add-ons.
8. Open Install from zip file.
9. Choose Yes to proceed.
10. Click crew or the custom source name you provided earlier on this popup.
11. Open the file named repository.thecrew-x.x.x.zip.
12. It will take a few seconds for the Crew repository to install. The notification The Crew Repo Add-on installed pops in the upper-right part of this window.
This is how you install The Crew Repo.
Part 3: Install Base 19 Kodi Addon from The Crew Repo
Follow the steps below:
1. Navigate to Kodi Settings > Add-ons.
2. Open Install from repository.
3. Click The Crew Repo.
4. Choose Video add-ons.
5. Find and click the Base 19 addon on this list.
6. Click the Install button in the lower-right.
7. Choose OK on this popup.
8. Kodi may take a couple of minutes to install the Base 19 addon. Wait for the Base 19 Add-on installed notification in the upper-right section.
This is how you install the Base 19 addon on Kodi.
Before you start streaming with Kodi Addons or Builds, I would like to warn you that everything you stream on Kodi is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, live TV, and Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Kodi. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kinds of streaming apps and devices.
NOTE: We do not encourage the violation of copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on Kodi, here's how to get VPN protection in 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Get the ExpressVPN subscription HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Click HERE to download and install the ExpressVPN app on your streaming device. If you are using a FireStick, I have given the exact steps starting with Step 4 below.
Step 3: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That's all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for Kodi.
The following are the steps to install Kodi VPN on your Fire TV devices. If you have other streaming devices, follow Step 1-3 above.
Step 4: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE (if not subscribed already).
Step 5: Go to Fire TV Stick home screen. Click Find followed by Search option (see image below).
Step 6: Type Expressvpn in the search bar and select when it shows up.
Step 7: Click Download.
Step 8: Open the ExpressVPN app and Sign in using the email ID and password that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription.
Step 9: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your FireStick is now secured with the fastest VPN.
How to Use the Base 19 Kodi Addon
Base 19 seems like a straightforward addon. So let’s explore it quickly.
Go to the Kodi home screen.
Select (without clicking) Add-ons on the left menu. You will find the Base 19 addon on the right in the Video add-ons section.
You may see this popup. Click Close or press the back button to dismiss it.
Here is the main screen of the addon. It has a simple interface with common and familiar categories – Movies and TV Shows.
The Base19 category offers Debrid content only (you will learn to set up Real Debrid with the addon in the next section).
Set up Real Debrid with Base 19 Addon
If you are unaware of Real Debrid, please follow our guide on getting Real Debrid for Kodi.
Real Debrid is a premium link provider. It provides high-quality streaming links to Kodi addons.
The Base 19 addon also supports other premium providers, such as Premiumize and All Debrid. However, Real Debrid is the most widely used and trusted service.
Go to the Real Debrid Official website to subscribe to the service.
Follow the steps below to configure Real Debrid with Base 19 (assuming you now have a Real Debrid account):
1. Click Settings on the Base 19 main screen.
2. Select Debrid in the menu on the left.
3. Make sure Enable Debrid service is enabled.
4. Make sure Real-Debrid is selected for Choose debrid service.
5. Click Re-auth Real-Debrid.
6. A popup appears with a code to authorize Real Debrid. Access real-debrid.com/device in a browser on a computer or mobile and type this code.
Note: You will be asked to sign in with your Real Debrid account if you haven’t done that already.
7. The Base 19 OK notification shows up in the upper-right part once Real Debrid is successfully authorized.
You have integrated Real Debrid with the Base 19 addon. You will now see the premium links.
This post laid out instructions to install the Base 19 Kodi addon. Base 19 offers an extensive lineup of video-on-demand movies and shows. It works best with Real Debrid. You can install this addon from the Crew repository.
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