In this guide, I will show you how to install Seren Addon on Kodi 18.1 / 18.0 Leia and Kodi Krypton 17.6. The detailed instructions laid out in this guide work on Android devices like FireStick, Mobiles, & Tablets, iOS devices like iPhone & iPad, Computers including Mac & Windows, and all other Kodi supported platforms.
Seren is a new entry into the world of Kodi addons. The addon still seems to be in beta phase but looks very promising. Therefore, as soon as I stumbled upon it, I decided to introduce it to you.
This on-demand addon hosts a big line-up of movies and TV shows. As I write this guide, Seren only supports the premium links through Real-Debrid and Premiumize hosters. This means you will need a premium subscription of one of these services. I personally recommend Real-Debrid after having used and tested both for a long time.
One of the biggest benefits of using only the premium links is that you are guaranteed high-quality streams. Real Debrid is also known to offer faster, buffer-free streaming. This is why I don’t mind paying a small fee for a dramatically better experience.
Seren has a simple interface and lets you get started instantly. But, you must authorize Real Debrid or Premiumize to watch videos. This guide first covers the steps to install Seren addon on Kodi. Later, you will find detailed instructions to authorize premium hosters.
Note: If Seren Addon is not working even after premium authorization, please do not forget to read the last section of this guide that provides the possible solutions.
How to Install Seren Kodi Addon
Seren is a third-party Kodi addon. If you haven’t installed any third-party addon before, a Kodi setting will need to be changed to allow the installation. Follow these steps:
#1: Access the Kodi Settings from the home-screen by clicking the cog icon on the top-left
#2: Open System settings on the next screen
#3: Go ahead and click Add-ons on the left menu bar and click the Unknown Sources switch on the right to turn it on
#4 Do not worry about this prompt warning you about the risks. Seren Kodi addon is safe. I have used it personally. However, you may disable Unknown Sources after installing this addon
You are now ready to install any third-party addon. Let’s get started with the Seren Kodi addon installation instructions.
#5: Open the Settings again from the home-screen of Kodi
#6: Now navigate to the File manager and open it
#7: Open the option Add source on the following window. It is on both sides of the screen and you can open either
#8: Click where it says <None> on the small window that appears
#9: Type in the following URL in the empty space provided on the next window: https://nixgates.github.io/packages
It is important to enter the URL correctly as it is pointing to the server from where you will eventually install the Seren addon
#10: Type the name of the source in the empty space when you are back on this window. You may choose any name you wish to identify this source with.
I am choosing Nix
#11: Go back to the Kodi home-screen one more time and click Add-ons on the left side
#12: Click the icon that looks like an open-box. It is in the top-left corner and is called Package Installer
#13: Open the option Install from zip file on the following window
#14: Click the name that you added in Step 6 earlier. I am clicking Nix because that’s what I named it
#15: Click the zip file nixgates.repository.zip on the next screen
#16: Now wait for the acknowledgement Nixgates Rep Add-on installed. It will appear on the top-right of your display
#17: Click Install from repository while staying on the same window
#18: Click Nixgates Repo next
#19: Open Video add-ons
#20: Click Seren to continue
#21: Click Install button on the next screen
#22: Wait for the Seren addon to install and the notification Seren Add-on installed to appear on the right-top of the display
You have successfully installed the Seren addon on Kodi
How to Set Up Seren Kodi Addon with Real Debrid
As I have already said, Seren only fetches the premium links through Premiumize or Real Debrid. I recommend Real Debrid over Premiurize as it is faster and sources better quality links.
To use Seren, you will first need to sign in with Real Debrid. And for that, you would need a Real Debrid account. Follow our guide on How to Install & Use Real-Debrid on Kodi.
For Seren, follow the Real Debrid account sign up part only in the guide. Real Debrid authorization part of Seren is covered here.
Note: Real Debrid offers free subscription with limited capabilities. For high quality and buffer-free playback, choose the paid subscription. You can use Real Debrid not just with Seren but with most Kodi addons and many FireStick streaming apps.
Once you have created Real Debrid account, follow the instructions below to set it up on Seren Kodi addon:
#1: From the Kodi home-screen go to Add-ons followed by Video add-ons and open the Seren addon
#2: Click Tools on the main-screen of Seren
#3: Click Open Settings Menu on the following window
#4: Select the option Scraping on the left and on the right, under Auto Add Un-Cached Sources to Debrid choose Real Debrid as the Preferred Cloud Location
#5: Now click Accounts tab on the left and on the right enable the option Enable Real Debrid
#6: Scroll down on the same window and click Authorize Real Debrid…
Note: If you have a Premiumize account, click Enable Premiumize instead
#7: You must now see a prompt with a code
#8: As the prompt above instructs, use a mobile or computer browser and go to https://real-debrid.com/device
Enter the code on the prompt and click Continue (code is NOT case sensitive)
#9: Device authorization acknowledgement will be displayed on the next page of your browser. If you are not logged in to your Real Debrid account already, the webpage will ask you to log in with your credentials before authorizing Seren Kodi addon.
Back on Kodi, you will see the following prompt upon successful authorization:
Now that you have authorized Real Debrid, you can start watching your favorite movies and shows. This is the main-screen of the addon. Click Discover Movies or Discover TV Shows to get started
When you click the video you want to watch, Seren will use Real Debrid (or Premiumize) to fetch the streams. This is how the work in progress will look like. Seren is usually fast and takes only a few seconds to pull the links.
Click one of the streams and start watching.
Before you start streaming with Kodi Addons / 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, Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Kodi users are strongly advised to connect a VPN while streaming. A VPN for Kodi will bypass ISP throttling, Government Surveillance, and geo-restriction on popular Add-ons. I always connect ExpressVPN on all my streaming devices and I suggest you do the same.
ExpressVPN is the fastest and most secure VPN. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it freely for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for the full refund.
NOTE: We do not encourage the violation of the 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.
Step 2: Click HERE to download and install the ExpressVPN app on your device.
Step 3: Click the Power icon to connect a VPN server. That's all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for Kodi.
Seren Kodi addon does not come preinstalled with default providers. That’s because it uses Real Debrid and Premiumize premium providers to fetch the streams. However, if Seren isn’t finding any playable streams, even after authorizing the premium providers, you may want to try installing the Provider Packages.
This solution is known to work, though there are no guarantees. Nevertheless, there is no harm in trying. It takes all of two minutes. Here is what you need to do:
#1 Open Seren Kodi addon from Kodi Home-screen > Add-ons > Video addons
#2 Click Tools
#3 Click Provider Tools next
#4 Click Install Provider Package
#5 Click Web Location…
#6 Enter the URL https://tinyurl.com/a4kscrapers and click OK
#7 Click Install
#8 Click OK when you see the ‘Successfully Installed’ prompt
#9 Now repeat steps 1 through 8 for the URL https://tinyurl.com/Lscrapers
That will be all!
This is how you install, set up and use Seren addon on Kodi. Even though Seren is still being developed, it already feels that it has the making of being special. For now, you can only watch videos with Real Debrid or Premiumize. However, this may change in the future when the addon is fully developed. Please feel free to share your experience with this addon in the comments section below.
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