How to Download Movies and TV Shows with Kodi

Many Kodi users watch their favorite content online using Kodi as a streaming service for movies and TV shows. A less known feature of Kodi but an externally useful one is downloading media files to your local storage. It has significant advantages over streaming, as you can watch it at any time without buffering issues or searching for working links. You don’t even need an internet connection available.

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You can easily download movies and TV shows with the Elemntum add-on

Find here how to install and configure the Elementum add-on. Look for the section in the tutorial explaining how to download media files to local storage.

Another easy way to download movies and TV shows is to use Real Debrid

If you have a Real Debrid account, you can download movies and TV shows from the Real Debrid website. It works with any add-on that is linked to your Real Debrid account. Just start playing the movie or episode that you want to download. After a few seconds, stop playing and then go to https://real-debrid.com/downloads. There you will find your watched media, and you can click there on Download to download the media to your local storage. That’s it, fast and simple.

Here is how to download movies and TV shows with the Exodus Redux add-on or add-ons which are Exodus forks:

This part should be done only when you want to enable this feature or when you want to change the directories where the movies and TV shows are downloaded to.

  • Launch Kodi
  • Click Add-on
  • Click Video add-ons
  • Hover over Exodus Redus or add-ons which are Exodus forks
  • Click the menu button
  • Click Settings
  • Hover over Playback
  • Change the Set Auto-play, Directory or Dialog field to Directory
  • Hover over Downloads
  • Click Enable downloads to enable it
  • Click Movies, choose the directory where you want the movies to be stored and click OK
  • Click TV, choose the directory where you want the TV shows to be stored and click OK
  • Click OK to save the settings

Here is how to download movies and TV shows with the Fen add-on:

For Fen it is easier because the configuration is ready for downloading, but you can change the directories where the movies and TV shows are downloaded to. This part should be done only if you want to change them.

  • Launch Kodi
  • Click Add-on
  • Click Video add-ons
  • Hover over Fen
  • Click the menu button
  • Click Settings
  • Hover over Downloads
  • Click Movies Directory, choose the directory where you want the movies to be stored and click OK
  • Click TV Shows Directory, choose the directory where you want the TV shows to be stored and click OK
  • Click OK to save the settings

If you keep the default value for the Movies Directory field, you will find the downloaded movies in Android in one of the following directories:

  • [data/sdcard/Android]/data/org.xbmc.kodi/userdata/addon_data/plugin.video.fen/Movies Downloads
  • /sdcard/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/plugin.video.fen/Movies Downloads
  • /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/plugin.video.fen/Movies Downloads

For every movie or TV show you want to download, you need to do the following:

  • Select the movie or TV show you want to download, so the list of sources shows up. Choose one of the sources and click the menu button
  • Click Download at the menu
  • A popup appears with the downloaded video name and size, click Confirm
  • You will get a message periodically with the download progress in percentages. Once the download is completed a popup appears indicating that it was successful.
  • The video will be stored under the directory you chose

After downloading, you can watch the video with Kodi or use your favorite media player.

That’s all, now you can download movies and TV shows and watch them offline. Enjoy it!



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