In this tutorial, I will show you how to install The Crew addon on Kodi 19.1 Matrix and lower versions. This addon works smoothly on FireStick and all other Kodi-compatible devices including Android TV boxes, mobiles, TV OS, computers, etc.
The Crew Kodi addon contains options to watch on-demand movies and TV series as well as IPTV, Sports, Kids, and more. The addon has been online for quite some time, but the developers have pushed it out in the open only recently.
With diverse content categories to choose from, quality playback, and smooth navigation, it took no time for The Crew addon to become our favorite. It is now part of our collection of Best Kodi Addons.
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 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.
How to Install The Crew Kodi Addon
You will be sideloading this addon onto Kodi. Therefore, the first 5 steps are for enabling the option Unknown Sources. These steps must be followed to get The Crew Kodi addon. The installation part of the process will start from Step 6.
Here are the steps:
1. First, we run the Kodi app. It will open to the home screen you see in the image below. Click the gear image under the Kodi logo in the top-left corner. It will open Kodi Settings
2. Now, you want to click System
3. On the left side of the next screen, there is a left menu on which you need to click Add-ons
4. On the right side, now you can see Unknown Sources. Switch the toggle to turn it ON
5. Confirm that you wish to keep Unknown Sources switched ON by clicking Yes
6. Now you may go to the Settings menu again (press the back button once or navigate to Settings from the home screen of Kodi again). Click File manager
7. Click Add source
8. You now want to click the option <None> on the next screen
9. We now type the source path from where The Crew Kodi addon will be downloaded
Use the URL: https://team-crew.github.io/
10. You are now required to name this source path.
Even though you can give it any name you want, I suggest making it identifiable. You are going to use it later (Step 13)
Name it the crew
11. Go back to the Settings menu again and choose Add-ons
12. Now we need to open Install from zip file
13. Here you see the source path name you added
Click the crew
14. Always open the zip file with the latest version
In our case it is repository.thecrew-0.0.2
15. Wait for The Crew Add-on installed notification in the top-right corner
Don’t get confused. We have only installed The Crew repository. We still need to install the addon.
16. Open Install from repository
17. Click The Crew
18. Go to Video add-ons and open it
19. Now we click The Crew addon on this list
20. Click the option Install on the bottom
21. Click OK
22. It may take more than a minute to install The Crew Kodi addon.
You can see the installation progress on the Kodi screen.
Wait for the notification in the top-right corner.
23. You may also see this YouTube message during or after the installation.
YouTube is a supporting addon for The Crew. But, it doesn’t have to be set up in order for you to use The Crew addon. So, click No
The Crew Kodi addon is now successfully installed.
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 Crew Addon on Kodi
The installed addons can be accessed from the home screen of Kodi. Simply select Add-ons in the left menu and you will find your addon in the Video add-ons category on the right side.
OR, click Add-ons in the left menu and select Video add-ons in the left menu on the next window. Now, click The Crew addon on the right side
This is the main window of this addon
The Crew Addon is a multipurpose addon with streaming options related to Movies, Shows, Kids, IPTV, Sports, Fitness, 1 Clicks, and Stand Up Comedy
Every category on the main window is likely to be organized in subcategories.
For example, the content within the Movies category is sorted in subcategories like 24/7 Movies, Box Sets, Genres, Year, Trakt Lists, etc.
Similarly, TV Shows has 24/7 TV Shows, Documentaries, Genres, Networks, International, Trending, etc.
In fact, don’t be surprised if there are more subcategories within these subcategories. This is a standard layout of any decent Kodi addon. You will find the streaming content by navigating these categories.
If you know specifically what you want to watch, you can also use the Search option on the main screen of The Crew Kodi addon
You can look up Movies, TV Shows, or by the name of the artists/actors/directors (People – Movies & People – TV Shows options). The search results are usually accurate, though sometimes skewed
There are some options in the Tools main-screen menu you can use
In the Tools menu you can click Trakt: Authorize to sign in with your Trakt account
If you want to use subtitles on Kodi with The Crew addon, click Settings: Subtitles to enable subtitles
Tools menu has some utility tools as well. You can clear cache if you experience buffering issues on The Crew addon.
The Exodus Kodi addon offers better streaming of Movies and Shows. However, if you are looking for a multipurpose add-on with options to stream movies, shows, sports, live TV, etc. you would like to try the Crew addon instead.
The Crew addon is safe if you are using it to stream copyright-free content in the public domain. If you watch copyrighted content, there may be legal troubles.
You can install The Crew addon from its official Repository. Just follow the instructions in this guide to install this addon.
The Crew is a multipurpose addon and it lets you watch Movies, Shows, Live TV, Sports, and more.
To fix buffering on Crew Add-on, follow our instructions in our guide on how to fix buffering on Kodi.
The Crew addon looks like an excellent option to stream a variety of media including movies, shows, live TV, and more. Its scrapers are currently doing a fabulous job of providing the finest streams from quality sources. The addon also supports Real-Debrid sign-in, enabling more 1080p and even 4K resolution streams. It is indeed one of the best Kodi addons to have at this time.
So, now you know how to install The Crew addon on Kodi. Let us know your thoughts or feedback via the comments section below.
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