How to Install Elementum on Kodi

The Elementum add-on uses BitTorrent to stream movies and TV shows, and it doesn’t stream them directly from a specific server like other add-ons. BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing protocol that uses both download and upload bandwidth. Using Elementum you can watch the media online or download it to your storage and watch it offline.

Elementum is supported for the following platforms: Android, macOS, Linux and Windows, and each platform has its installation file. It replaces the popular Quasar add-on, which is no longer maintained.

As Elemntum uses Torrent, you should read our Torrent protection guide and protect yourself, if needed.

Elementum logo
Elementum logo

Here are the instructions on how to install Elementum:

  • Go to the official Elementum website and download from there the proper package for your platform, which is a ZIP file. Don’t download the all-in-one file as it is much bigger then the one for a specific platform
  • Launch Kodi
  • Click the Settings icon  Settings icon
  • Click System settings
  • Hover over Add-ons
  • Click Unknown source to enable it (if you didn’t do it already)
  • Go back to the Kodi home page
  • Click Add-ons
  • Click the Add-on browser icon  add-on browser icon
  • Click Install from zip file
  • Locate the ZIP file that you downloaded and click on it
  • Click to Yes to install Elementum Burst (used for searching torrents on several indexing websites)
  • Wait till you see an Add-on installed message

How to download media to local storage:

Elementum can store the media in memory or download it to the local storage. If you want to download the media, do the following:

  • Go to the Kodi home page
  • Hover over Add-ons
  • Hover over Elementum
  • Click the menu button
  • Click Settings
  • Hover over General
  • Change Download storage type from Use memory to Use files
  • Click Download path
  • Choose the path where you want the media to be stored and click OK
  • Click OK in the Settings menu

How to choose a stream manually or automatically:

Once choosing a media, you can let Elementum choose the best stream for it or choose the stream manually from a list of streams. Here is how to do it:

  • Go to the Kodi home page
  • Hover over Add-ons
  • Hover over Elementum
  • Click the menu button
  • Click Settings
  • Hover over General
  • Enable Choose stream automatically to choose the stream automatically or disable it to choose the stream manually
  • Click OK in the Settings menu

How does it work?

Elementum is a torrent finding and streaming engine. It doesn’t go to torrent websites for legal reasons. It calls specially crafted add-ons called providers that can be installed and updated. Here’s what Elementum does when you choose the media to watch:

  • Enumerate the installed providers
  • Call parallelly all the providers to find the media you want to watch
  • Each provider returns a list of BitTorrent links they found
  • Collects and deduplicates all the links
  • Goes on the BitTorrent network to find out the number of seeds and peers in real-time
  • Finds out the quality of the different links by their names
  • Ranks the links by quality and availability, where quality counts first
  • Sends the chosen link to the BitTorrent streaming engine

All of this is done in only a few seconds depending on your platform and timeout settings. The BitTorrent streaming engine is based on the libtorrent package.

That’s all, now you can watch movies and TV shows with the Elementum add-on. Enjoy it!



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