In this tutorial, you will learn to install Venom addon on Kodi. It works on all the Kodi compatible platforms including Amazon FireStick (and Fire TV Cube and Fire Stick 4K as well), Mac, Linux and Windows Computers, Android & iOS Mobiles, Raspberry Pi, and Android TV Boxes.
I discovered Venom Kodi addon at the time when a lot of other popular addons had gone offline all too suddenly. Venom is an on-demand addon with dozens of movies and TV shows to keep you glued for hours. As I have noticed, the addon is also updated regularly with new content.
You wouldn’t find a lot of extras here, but if all you want is to stream Movies and Shows, Venom Kodi addon could be a great choice.
Install Venom Kodi Addon
We will get to the installation part of this process a bit later. To allow the installation of Venom addon on Kodi, we need to take care of a prerequisite first. Here are the steps we will follow before installing Venom:
Enable Unknown Sources on Kodi
1- Go to the Kodi Settings. You will find the gear icon in the top-right of the home window of Kodi. Click it!
2- Now, we click System (on Kodi 18.8 Leia)
For those, who still use Kodi 17.6 Krypton, click System settings
3- You will find the item Add-ons in the left section of the next window. Click it!
4- Jump to the right side while Add-ons is selected and click Unknown Sources
Note: You simply need to make sure that Unknown Sources is switched ON. If it is already enabled, no do not click it.
5- Since you are changing an important security setting, there will be a warning. Click Yes and continue. Venom has been tested as a safe and reliable addon
We are now ready to install the Venom Kodi addon.
Installation Steps for Venom Addon
The installation instructions provided below will cover the following aspects of the process:
– Add the media source
– Install the desired repository
– Install the Venom addon from the repository
You may now follow these steps and install the Venom addon on Kodi:
1- You want to be on the home window of Kodi again. From there, click Settings one more time
2- Now, we click and open File manager
3- What you find next is this window split into halves. Go ahead and click Add source in either half
4- You must now see the following dialogue box. It is currently empty. We will provide the source information here. Start by clicking <None>
5- Write the following path/URL using the keypad that appears on the next window: https://123venom.github.io/
Recheck the path to make sure it is correct and then click OK
6- We now need to add the source name for the URL we provided in the previous step. It is totally up to you what name you choose
I like to make it relevant so that it is easier to identify later
Let’s go with the name venom
And by doing that, you have added the media source. We move on to the next part.
7- Hit the back button one time on Kodi 18.8 to go back to the Settings window. Or, you may also click Settings again if you are on the home window of Kodi
Note: If you happen to be Kodi 17.6 user, click Add-ons in the left section on the home window, followed by the open box symbol in the top-left corner of the next screen
8- Now click and open Install from zip file
9- You should find the source name you provided earlier in Step 6. Click it!
I typed venom so that’s what I am clicking
10- You should now see a zip file on the next screen repository.venom-x.x.zip. Go ahead and click it
Note: x.x is the file version number you may see on your window and it is subject to change
11- Allow Kodi a minute to install the Venom Repo. The installation notification slides out from the upper-right corner of the window
This is how you install the repository. We now install the Venom Kodi addon from the repository
12- Open Install from repository
13- Open Venom Repo that you installed
14- Click Video add-ons
15- Go ahead and click Venom
16- Click Install on the following window
17- Only Kodi 18 users will see this popup window with the list of additional addons. Go ahead and click OK
You may also be prompted to choose the version of the addon. Choose the latest version on the top of the list.
18- If you see the following prompt from YouTube addon, go ahead and click No.
Note: You may also click Yes to start the setup wizard, but that won’t be necessary. Also, don’t worry if this prompt doesn’t appear
19- Wait while the Venom addon is installed. It may take 2-3 minutes. The installation may also get stuck at 55%. Don’t worry. Give it some time and it will install.
This is how you install the Venom addon on Kodi.
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.
How to Use Venom Kodi Addon and a Quick Overview
Let me quickly show you how to access the Venom addon first. We will go to the home window of Kodi first. There are two ways to access any video addon:
– Hover over or select Add-ons in the left section (without clicking it). You will find Venom and other add-ons on the right in the Video add-ons section
– Click Add-ons instead of selecting or hovering over it. Now hover over or select Video add-ons in the left section on the next screen. You will find Venom in the right section (check the image below)
When you open the addon for the first time, you may run into the changelog prompt. Press the back button or click anywhere outside the prompt to dismiss it
Now here is the main window of the Venom Kodi addon. As you can see, the addon doesn’t have any bells or whistles. It is a fuss-free addon with simple categories for Movies and TV Shows
The categories are self-explanatory. All you need to do is click one category and start exploring the content. Remember that the chosen category (say Movies) has nested subcategories to organize, sort, and filter the content properly. If you are looking for something specific, you may use the Search option on the main window of the Venom addon.
I guess that’s pretty much it about Venom Kodi addon. Go ahead and start enjoying the content.
Fixed: No Streams or Few Streams
If the video content isn’t pulling the adequate number of streams, there is a little fix you may try. Follow these steps:
– Go to the main window of the addon, scroll down and click Tools
– On the following window, click Open Scrapers Settings
– Make sure the General tab is selected in the left section. In the right section, click Enable All Providers
This will fix the streaming issues in all likelihood.
Venom is a welcome addition to our inventory of Kodi Addons, especially when so many addons have gone offline recently. This addon has a simple layout with options to stream your favorite Movies and TV Series. There are no extras or any fancy categories. However, by keeping things simple, Venom Kodi addon keeps itself lightweight and easy to use. As I write this guide, Venom is fetching plenty of working streams in up to 1080p resolution. Of course, you will have a better experience with Real Debrid integration. Venom is a solid Kodi addon and I recommend you to give it a try!
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