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How to Install Working The Crew Addon on Kodi [Step-by-step Guide]

Author by Oswald

Update on July 3, 2020

The Crew is one of the best all-in-one addons on Kodi in 2020 that has outdone most similar ones. What's more, it's fetching countless high-quality media streams for its users, and working quite well as of this writing. Now, follow this guide to install The Crew addon on your Kodi right away!

I'll demonstrate the installation on Windows PC, with Kodi Leia 18.7. This installation guide applies to Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, Android & IOS, Mac, Android TV, Android Boxes as well.

Important update.

The Crew repo missing? The Crew Addon fails to launch with saying 'the crew error, check the log for more information'? That could be the program addon Indigo added a new code in April 2020 to block you from these addons including The Crew. Click here to learn how to uninstall Indigo on your Kodi to get everything back working.

· More Troubleshooting on The Crew Not Working/Stopped Working

Part 1. What is Kodi The Crew Addon?

Kodi The CrewKodi The Crew

Developed by THE CREW team, titled after the same name of the repository it belongs, The Crew is a major addon selection from THE CREW REPO repository, and claims to provide users with the best in entertainment on Kodi. As a new candidate of the the best Kodi addon in 2020, The Crew certainly outsmarts its elderly counterparts like Kodi Covenant and Kodi Exodus.

Not just free movies, IPTV, TV shows, TV episodes like many Kodi addons do, it also provides users with mouthwatering Holiday Cheers; live sports including: NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, etc.; Kids; Fitness; Food & Brews; 1-Click, Stand Up Comedy and more. Also, the basic The Crew installation is already integrated with free torrent providers, Trakt.tv & Real-Debrid (We'll get to that in a bit), etc. there is no doubt about the content The Crew serves us, the only worry you should have, is what to enjoy first.

· More tips on The Crew addon: How to download movies and TV shows from The Crew

· 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. The latest version of Kodi as of this writing is Leia 18.7. Update guide: Windows | Fire TV Stick

Part 2. How to Install the Latest Working The Crew Addon on Kodi

Add-on name: THE CREW

Repo Name: THE CREW Repo

The Latest Working Source URL: https://team-crew.github.io/

Media source naming: the crew

Adult Section password: lol (case sensitive)

Before starting,

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

Click on cog icon

Step 2. Click on File manager from System page.

Click on File manager

Step 3. Double click on Add source from the left column.

Double click on Add source

Step 4. Double click on <None> from the box in the middle.

Click on None from the box in the middle

Step 5. In the pop-up box, copy & paste or type in exactly https://team-crew.github.io/ to the media location box, and hit OK button from the lower-right side.

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 click OK underneath.

Name the media source the crew

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

Click on Add-ons from the left panel

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

Click on the box icon

Step 9. Click Install from zip file.

Click Install from zip file

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

Click on the source the crew

Step 11. Click on the repository.thecrew-0.2.10.zip file within.

Click on 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. Then click Install from repository from the current page.

· If you fail to install from repository and receive an error message “could not connect to repository”, check out our troubleshootings.

The Crew Repo Add-on installed

Step 13. Please note that's just the installation of repository, then it's time to add addon to Kodi from repository. Select The Crew Repo.

Select The Crew Repo

Step 14. Click Video add-ons.

Click Video add-ons

Step 15. Click on THE CREW from the top of the addon list.

Click on THE CREW

Step 16. Click Install from the lower-right side to Install THE CREW addon.

Click Install to install THE CREW Kodi addon

Step 17. Click OK to allow installing additional dependencies when this dialog pops up.

Click OK to install dependencies

Step 18. Wait till you can see the message THE CREW Add-on installed pops up. That's it! You can now find you The Crew addon from main menu > Add-ons, enjoy your The Crew!

THE CREW installed

Part 3. How to Install and Setup Real-Debrid on The Crew

Real-Debrid is a service with which you integrate a Kodi addon to acquire faster internet stream downloads for buffering-free video playback. To get started, sign up for a free Real-Debrid account at http://real-debrid.com/ if you haven't had one already. The integration implementations for other supported ResolveURL or URL resolver services go with the same principle.

·  Here's a post where you can learn more about Real-Debrid.

Step 1. Launch Kodi. Go to Add-ons > Video addons, open The Crew.

Open The Crew

Step 2. Scroll down and click on Tools.

Click on Tools

Step 3. The Crew uses Resolveurl, click on RESOLVEURL:SETTINGS.

Click on Authorize Real Debrid Resolveurl

Step 4. From the Universal Resolvers tab, you can see there are multiple service that The Crew support, scroll down until you find Real-Debrid. Then click (Re)Authorize My Account from Real-Debrid section.

Click on Real Debrid (Re)Authorize My Account

Step 5. A small window will pop up with an authorization code automatically generated, do not click Cancel now. Note that it's a temporary code that expires shortly, so we better hurry.

Authorization code generated

Step 6. Visit https://real-debrid.com/device with your browser, enter the authorization code into the box exactly. Check if there's any typo! Then Real-Debrid will ask you to login with your account if you haven't.

Enter the authorization code

Step 7. Set an identifiable name for your current device, like Android TV living room.

Set a name for your device

Step 8. It's done! Real-Debrid is now fully setuped on your The Crew Kodi addon. You can now close the Real-Debrid webpage, get back to Kodi and enjoy smooth video streams.

Real-Debrid setup complete

Wrap-up.

If you have problems installing or using The Crew, check out the FAQs below to find possible solutions. For further questions or better ideas on The Crew addon, feel free to reach me by clicking on my name from the top of the page, right next to my avatar. Have a good one.

Additional Reading: Kodi FAQs

· What is Kodi?

A: Kodi is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation. Kodi features a sleek option buttons layout, easy to navigate GUI (Graphical User Interface), wide scope of video format supported, and smooth video playback performance and the specialty in serving as a media library for Kodi users to manage their media collection. The best part of Kodi is that the numerous versatile Kodi addons that capture online media streams, to provide users with gorgeous audiovisual content without cost.

· Is Kodi Legal?

Kodi is legal, using Kodi is legal, and using Kodi addons is also legal. Certain contents on Kodi addons, however, could be illicit when you stream them. So that we suggest you stream contents under the public domains only.

· What are Kodi Addons? Why Do I Need Addons for Kodi?

A: For those who don't know, the official Kodi version doesn't provide any content whatsoever. Unofficial Kodi versions, however, are not recommended to use since they might bring you malware and other risks. To explore the full potential of Kodi on the official version, installing addons for Kodi is an essential process. Kodi addons will pull media resources from network streams to create a free connection between Kodi and online media resources, thus we Kodi users get to enjoy free movies, live TV, live sports, TV shows, etc. without cost.

· What are Kodi Repositories?

A: Kodi repositories, Kodi repos in abbreviation, are containers like addon bundles that contain a set of featured addons. By installing a Kodi repository instead of individual Addons, the Addons are automatically updated when a new version is released. Kodi repositories come in the form of ZIP files or a source URL, and adding addons to Kodi is often based on the repo's installation.

· Can't understand the language of Kodi interface, or prefer another language instead of the default English?

A: Here you can learn how to change language in Kodi so that you can understand.

· I have some private media folders and add-ons that I don't want to be accessible by others, is there any way that I can encrypt Kodi?

A: Yes, here you can learn how to set a password for Kodi to protect your privacy.<

· What is the best maintenance addon on Kodi and how to install it?

A: Ares wizard is our highly recommended tool for Kodi maintenance, backup, tweaks. And it's perfectly working right now. Here you can learn how to install Ares Wizard for Kodi maintenance.

· My Kodi buffers a LOT during video playback, any fixes?

A: If there's nothing wrong with your network connection and bandwidth, and you're in no reason to be throttled by your Internet service provider, then Kodi buffering can very likely be boiled down to heavy cache. For smooth viewing enjoyment, learn how to clear Kodi cache in the simplest way, and this is also a possible fix to Failed to Install a Dependency Kodi issue.

· I received a message saying: “Couldn't retrieve directory information. This could be due to the network not being connected. Would you like to add it anyway?” when adding media source to Kodi, what gives?

A: The cause of that issue varies, here you can learn about some possible fixes for “Kodi unable to connect” error.

· Some of my Kodi addons are not working, how to remove them to free up my storage space?

A: The original repository or media source of installed addons will get blocked or shut down - happens all the time. To slim your Kodi, you should learn how to remove unnecessary and invalid addons.

· I once lost everything in my Kodi, don't want that happen again, any suggestion?

A: During the use of Kodi, we will inevitably run into a system crash or hardware failure and need to reinstall the system or Kodi. To avoid the loss of previously installed Kodi add-ons, customized settings and configuration, here's a great post for you to learn how to backup and restore Kodi.

· I've found a great addon on Github but I don't have its media source URL, how can I install it on Kodi from Github directly?

A: There's a practical addon called Git Browser that was developed for that, learn how to install Git Browser on Kodi.

· Suffering from playback issues like video buffering/stuttering, video can't play, video no sound, weird color display, etc. on Kodi default video player.

A: Find Kodi default media player somewhat unsatisfactory? Kodi can perfectly support almost any video player program as its external player, and adopting an external player for Kodi won't lose the marks on videos like “watched”. Learn from this guide on how to adopt an external media player for Kodi.

· I've encountered an error message saying "Check the log for more information" and I have no idea what's going on, what should I do?

A: That error occurs all the time when we use Kodi. Kodi log file can be used to analyze and find the problem for experienced users; and can also be uploaded to the Kodi official forum for help as required for general users, so as to facilitate those people or experts to locate specific error information and offer the most practical and accurate solution. On this page you'll learn how to check Kodi error log file on any device.

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