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How to Install Chains Sinisters on Kodi (Matrix Compatible)

Author by Oswald

Updated on July 5, 2023

Chains Sinisters is a newly developed AIO (all-in-one) addon for the community and turned out to be one of the bests. On this post, you'll find our review on Chains Sinisters and the step-by-step guide on how to install working Chains Sinisters addon on Kodi.

I'll demonstrate the installation on Kodi Leia 18.9, the latest stable release version of Kodi. This installation guide applies to all compatible devices including Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, Android & iOS, Mac, Android TV, Android Boxes, etc.

Important update

Update: Chains Sinisters is currently unavailable.

1. What is Chains Sinisters Kodi Addon?

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Just renamed from Chains and Sinister Six, Chains Sinisters is a newly developed all-in-one addon for the community. From its well laid out menu, Chains Sinisters serves up plentiful movies, TV shows, documentaries, live TV, music, YouTube videos, and folders for kids content and WWE shows/specials/replays.

Chains Sinisters now is a Real-Debrid only addon yet provides users with non-debrid sections with ample one-click links. Chains Sinisters also support the use of account for various personalized watchlists.

Chains Sinisters is the gathering of the reputed Chains addon and other best community addons. From this addon, without further addon installation, you can also access the others including Hazmats (Hazmats Corner), Ghost (Ghost Tavern), Wasteland, Mad Titan and Base to acquire more exclusive libraries.

In the view of the excellent performance of Chains Sinisters in delivering all types of content in one place for both Real-Debrid and non-debrid users, we've put it on our Best Kodi Addons list.

Chains Sinisters was once stored in EzzerMacs Wizard Repository. Now we suggest users to, and will demonstrate in the following with, The Crew repository to install Chains Sinisters addon, as The Crew addon is another must-have all-in-one addon.

Addon Info

Addon name: Chains Sinisters (renamed from Chains and Sinisters Six)

Repo name: THE CREW

The latest working source URL:

Media source naming: crew

Disclaimer: This guide is for educational purposes only and should only be used to stream movies or TV shows under the public domain. WonderFox is in no way collaborated, affiliated with or hosting any Kodi add-ons, repositories or builds. We do not endorse or advocate copyright infringement, the end-user should be responsible for any content accessed via the services or apps referenced on this post.

· For new users, install Kodi on your device to get started. Installation guide: Windows | Fire TV Stick | Android Phone | Android Box

· Since Kodi prohibits the installation of third-party addon/repos by default for security issues, we need to set Kodi to allow installation from unknown sources to go on.

· Update Kodi to the latest version to avoid potential issues. . Update guide: Windows | Fire TV Stick

2. Guide on How to Install Chains Sinisters Addon on Kodi

· You can click on any steps that you find hard to follow to show the demonstration snapshot.

Step 1. Launch Kodi. Hit the cog icon from the upper side of the left panel to enter System.

Hit the cog icon

Step 2. Hit File manager from System page.

Hit File manager

Step 3. Double hit Add source from the left column.

Double hit Add source

Step 4. Hit <None> from the box in the middle.

Hit None from the box in the middle

Step 5. In the pop-up box, copy & paste or type in exactly to the media location box, and hit OK button from the lower-right side. Check for typos if you encounter Couldn't retrieve directory information.

Enter the path of media location

Step 6. Define a name for the media source we just added as the crew. Make sure all characters of the source name are lower-cases, or you might encounter a problem connecting to internet server later during installation. Then hit OK underneath.

Name the media source the crew

Step 7. Then get back to the main menu. Click Add-ons from the left panel.

Select Add-ons from the left panel

Step 8. Click the box icon from the upper side of the left panel.

Hit the box icon

Step 9. Select Install from zip file.

Select Install from zip file

Step 10. Select the media source the crew we just added to Kodi.

Select the source the crew

Step 11. Select the .zip file within.

Select the .zip file within

Step 12. Wait until you can see a message pops up on the upper-right side saying The Crew Repo Add-on installed. Please note that's just the installation of the repository, then it's time to add addon to Kodi from repository. Select Install from repository from the current page.

The Crew Repo Add-on installed

Step 13. Select The Crew Repo. If you encounter "Could not connect to repository" error message, check out our troubleshootings.

Select The Crew Repo

Step 14. Select Video add-ons.

Select Video add-ons

Step 15. Locate and select Chains Sinisters.

Select Chains Sinisters

Step 16. Hit Install from the lower-right side to install Chains Sinisters addon.

Install Chains Sinisters addon on Kodi

Step 17. Hit OK to allow installing additional dependencies when this dialog pops up. Select No if a setup-wizard message pops up. Try installing again if you see Failed to install a dependency.

Hit OK to install dependencies

Step 18. Wait till you can see the message Chains Sinisters Add-on installed pops up. That's it! You can now find you Chains Sinisters addon from main menu > Add-ons.

Chains Sinisters addon installed


Since we're here, I hope you've followed our guide and have successfully installed Chains Sinisters addon on Kodi. As of this writing, Chains Sinisters addon is perfectly working, continuously updated by Chains and offering numerous quality streams. Enjoy your streaming!

Chains Sinisters Not Working Fix

• Chains Sinisters No Stream Available/Streaming Buffering/Stream Pending after Loading but Won't Play

The causes of no stream available and other streaming failed issue vary, most effective solutions include:

1. Use the option in your device settings or maintenance addons to clear Kodi cache.

2. Reauthorize debrid services like Real-Debrid, Premiumize and All Debrid with the updated ResolveURL.

3. Go to addon settings and switch Auto Play feature to Source Select.

4. Stop using VPN with debrid services.

5. Use a proxy to bypass ISPs blocking.

• Chains Sinisters Fails to Start/Launch

That could be the addon stopped working, we'll put up an announcement from the top of the page, in that case, stay tuned to our updates. In addition, working addons will also fail to launch, try the following methods to sort that.

1. Make sure the server and port number in your Kodi Internet access match the ones of your network. Check that especially if you're using a VPN. Learn more: Kodi Proxy Settings

2. Try clearing Kodi app cache in your device settings or with maintenance tools like Open Wizard, reboot Kodi, and launch the addon again.

• Chains Sinisters Error Check the Log for More Information

First try clearing Kodi app cache from your device settings, reboot Kodi, and try the previous behavior again and see if this issue still occurs. If so, learn how to check log file on Kodi and draw support from someone who can read it. Please note that don't seek assistance for third-party addons from official Kodi support channels.

• Chains Sinisters Links Fails to Play Requiring Stream Authorization

If you're asked to authorize stream when trying to play a link, you can either:

1. Use a static IP address to pair with the hoster site.

2. Use a debrid service with Kodi and disable free hosters in addon settings.

Learn more: Stream Authorizations on Kodi – Is it Safe? Several Ways to Deal with Them

• Chains Sinisters The Dependencies Could Not be Satisfied

This issue results from python code discrepancy of addon's dependencies. In that case, you should use a compatible version of Kodi for the addon. As always, we only advise the use of the latest stable release version of Kodi and the latest version of continually-updated addons.

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