This tutorial will show you how to install The Crew addon on Kodi 19.5 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.
What is Crew Addon?
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. It has become one of the most well-known addons.
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 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 Crew Addon Safe & Legal?
The Crew addon comes from the namesake repository, The Crew. It is one of the most widely used repositories. I haven’t heard any safety complaints from the users. This repository has also not caused any trouble on my device.
However, I still decided to scan the repository with a reputed antivirus, Virus Total. The image below shows the scan results (the repository has not been flagged malicious by any security vendor):
Whether or not The Crew addon is legal is an entirely different subject. While using the addon, you will notice that it brings video streams from numerous providers. Unfortunately, FireStickTricks.com does not have the resources to verify each provider separately and determine whether they have obtained the streaming license.
I recommend watching only those videos available in the public domain. Also, to avoid legal trouble, use ExpressVPN with The Crew addon. A VPN masks your online identity and encrypts your streaming data.
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:
Legal Disclaimer: This tutorial is purely educational. FireStickTricks.com doesn’t own, host, operate, resell, or distribute any streaming apps, addons, 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. First, we run the Kodi app. It will open to the home screen you see in the image below. Next, 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.
On the right side, you can now see Unknown sources. Switch the toggle to turn it on.
4. Confirm that you wish to keep Unknown sources switched on by clicking Yes.
5. 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.
6. Click Add source.
7. You now want to click the option <None> on the next screen.
8. We now type the source path from where Use the URL: https://team-crew.github.io/
Note: FireStickTricks.com has no affiliation with the developers of the Crew Repo or the Crew addon. This URL will take you to the original source of the repository.
9. You are now required to name this source path. Name it the crew and click OK.
10. Go back to the Settings menu again and choose Add-ons.
11. Now we need to open Install from zip file.
12. Here, you see the source path name you added. Click the crew.
13. Always open the zip file with the highest version. In our case, it is repository.thecrew-0.3.4.
14. Wait for THE CREW Add-on installed notification in the top-right corner.
Note: We have only installed The Crew Repository. We still need to install the addon.
15. Open Install from repository.
16. Click THE CREW REPO.
17. Go to Video add-ons and open it.
18. Now, we click THE CREW addon on this list.
19. Click the option Install on the bottom.
20. Click OK.
21. 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.
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. 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, 1 Clicks, and Stand Up Comedy.
Every category on the main window is likely to be organized into subcategories.
For example, the content within the Movies category is sorted into subcategories like Trending, Most Popular, Box Office, etc. The TV Shows section has similar subcategories.
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 precisely 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 and TV shows or the name of artists, actors, or directors. The search results are usually accurate, though sometimes skewed.
There are some options in the Tools main-screen menu you can use.
You can click Trakt: Authorize to sign in with your Trakt account in the Tools menu.
To authorize Real Debrid, click ResolveURL: Settings.
If you want to use subtitles on Kodi with The Crew addon, click Settings: Subtitles to enable subtitles.
The tools menu has some utility tools as well. For example, you can clear the cache if you experience buffering issues on The Crew addon.
What are the dangers of The Crew add-on?
The Crew addon is safe if you are using it to stream copyright-free content in the public domain. However, if you watch copyrighted content, there may be legal troubles.
How do I install The Crew add-on on Firestick?
You can install The Crew addon from its official repository on FireStick. Just follow the instructions in this guide to install this addon.
What can you watch on Crew Kodi Add-on?
The Crew is a multipurpose addon that lets you watch Movies, Shows, Live TV, Sports, and more.
How do I fix buffering on The Crew add-on?
To fix buffering on Crew Add-on, follow our guide on how to fix buffering on Kodi.
The Crew addon is an excellent option to stream various media, including movies, shows, live TV, and more. Its scrapers are doing a fabulous job providing the finest streams from quality sources. The addon also supports Real-Debrid sign-in, enabling more 1080p and 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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