How to Install The Boys Add-on on Kodi (Matrix AIO Add-on)

The boys addon is a brand new AIO (all-in-one) addon that works on Kodi Matrix and Leia, and it offers both free and debrid links. On this page, you'll learn from the step-by-step guide on how to install The boys addon on Kodi.

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

Oswald | Updated on Aug 17, 2021

1. What is The Boys Kodi Add-on

2. How to Install The Boys Addon on Kodi

3. The Boys Kodi Addon Not Working Fix

1. What is The Boys Kodi Add-on

Titled after the awesome TV series, The Boys addon is a brand new AIO (all-in-one) addon available from The Crew Repository and Chains Repository. The Boys addon offers both free and debrid streams.

The Boys addon is based on the code of Shadow addon, which was one of the fastest addons for Kodi Leia, and offers Jen playlist sections for Ghost, Chains and Wasteland (additional addons). The Boys features fast scraping speed for movies and TV shows and impressive sports section.

The Boys addon sections include The Boys, Moves, TV Shows, Trakt, Search, Last Link Played, Settings. Sections offered by additional addons include Chains, Marvel, DC Comic, Regeneration, WWE, Kids, IPTV, UFC Replays, Horrors and more.

The Boys addon works best with a subscribed debrid service, supported debrid services include: Real-Debrid, Premiumize and All Debrid, and debrid authorization can be implemented from The Boys addon main menu > Settings > Debrid tab.

For its impressive performance, The Boys addon is listed as one of our Best Kodi Add-ons in 2021 and Best Kodi Matrix Add-ons.

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    Addon Info

    Addon name: The Boys

    Repo name: Chains Repo

    The latest working source URL: http://thechains24.com/ChainsRepo/

    Media source naming: ChainsRepo

    Disclaimer: This guide is for educational purposes only and should only be used to stream movies and 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.

    2. Step-by-step Guide on How to Install The Boys Addon on Kodi

    · 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 18.9. Update guide: Windows | Fire TV Stick

    · If you're using a VPN, please check your Kodi proxy settings to avoid network connection issues.

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

    Step 2. Hit File manager from System page.

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

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

    Step 5. In the pop-up box, copy & paste or type in exactly http://thechains24.com/ChainsRepo/ to the media location box, and hit OK button from the lower-right side. Check for typos, and try replacing http with https, if you encounter Couldn't retrieve directory information.

    Step 6. Define a name for the media source we just added as ChainsRepo, in lowercase. Then hit OK underneath.

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

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

    Step 9. Select Install from zip file. For first-time users, click Settings in the popup dialog to allow Kodi to install ZIP files from unknown sources, if you haven't done that already. On Kodi 19, click OK to close the pop-up warning dialog.

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

    Step 11. Select the .zip file within. If you see failed to install addon from ZIP file, check your internet connection, reboot Kodi, and install again.

    Step 12. Wait until you can see a message pops up on the upper-right side saying Chains 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 screen.

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

    Step 14. Select Video add-ons.

    Step 15. Locate and select The Boys.

    Step 16. Hit Install from the lower-right side to install The Boys addon.

    Step 17. Hit OK to allow installing additional dependencies when this dialog pops up. Try installing the required dependencies respectively if you see Failed to install a dependency.

    Step 18. Wait till you can see the message The Boys Add-on installed pops up. That's it! You can now find your The Boys addon from main menu > Add-ons. For the installed addon, we advise you to disable its auto-update feature and manually update it when needed, for safety concerns.

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    Wrap-up

    We've well tested The Boys addon, it works great on both Matrix and Leia. And aside from the ample content it has to offer, The Boys addon also encompasses better features of Leia addons including Next Up, One-click Play, Filters, support for Furk and Easy News, and more. So we recommended you to follow the tutorial and give it a try.

    And if you have any questions or further issues when using or installing The Boys addon, feel free to reach me on Twitter | Facebook and I'll be glad to help.

    The Boys Not Working Fix

    • The Boys 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 like Open Wizard 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.

    • The Boys 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.

    • The Boys 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.

    • The Boys 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

    • The Boys 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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