TVZion Down, Time to Head Back Kodi – Best New Addons You Should Try

Confirmed news came out from the developers team in September 2020 that TVZion was actually shut down. On this page, we have rounded up 7 practical new video addons on Kodi media player for wandering Zioners out there looking for reliable streaming options. Welcome back and please enjoy.

Oswald | Sep 18, 2020

A few days ago, Zioners find TVZion APK stopped working, only feeding back message “Failed to Initiate TVZion”. News came out shortly after that TVZion is actually dead. Yielding to the pressure of cease-and-desist letter, TVZion domains, support groups, Facebook groups, SubReddit and Discord channels are now all in shut-down status, confirmed the downfall of the once best streaming APK.

Now cord cutters have to move on to another outlet for satisfying growing streaming demand, but the worst thing is, there’s no other APKs anywhere near Zion. As for now, Kodi is arguably the only solid app for ad-free viewing enjoyment. You might have abandoned Kodi for its slow stream loading and the intricacy of tinkering, but Kodi addons are fuller grown these days and they may live up to your expectations this time.

For those who aren’t familiar with Kodi, Kodi media player is a multiplatform, free and open-source video player app featuring the installation of various add-ons that have potential of scraping unlimited high-quality movies, TV shows, live TV streams on the internet.

The ever-changing Kodi world is now dramatically different from years before, the latest version today is Kodi Leia 18.8, which we strongly advise users to upgrade the Kodi to for avoid potential issues, and we’re seeing many outperforming new addons ushered into Kodi communities. In the following, you’ll find the best of them, and I hope they can serve as good alternatives to Zion for you.

1. Seren

If seeking something on Kodi resembling TVZion APK, Seren is just about right. Seren is almost perfect and just like TVZion in all aspects except some configurations it requires. With the integration with a provider package and premium downloader services like Real-Debrid and Premiumize, Seren is able to deliver fast and high-quality movies and TV shows from rich sources. So versatile Seren is that it even supports to customize skins and menu icons and has auto-playback and next-up dialog features.

Seren Addon Installation and Configuration Guide

2. Shadow

If you value video quality, fast download speed and buffering-free playback but rather not to deal with too many addon configurations, Shadow may be exactly what you need. Shadow is a new debrid-only streaming tool with concise context menu. Supported services include Real-Debrid, AllDebrid and Premiumize.       

Shadow Addon Installation Guide

3. The Crew

The Crew is a new and continually updated Exodus fork with tons of new categories. Other than movies and TV shows, with The Crew you can also enjoy live TV, live sports, kids, fitness, stand-up and adult content as well, which makes The Crew one of the best AIO (all-in-one) Kodi addons in 2020 that you should totally have a try.

The Crew Addon Installation Guide

4. Venom

Venom is a new and more frequently updated Exodus fork. Even I-A-C, the developer of Exodus Redux is quitted updating his addon but urging people to try Venom. Compared with its countless predecessors, Venom has a similar structure and use OpenScrapers as well but has sorted many loose ends and is added with the auto playback new feature.

Venom Addon Installation Guide

5. Elementum

Elementum is a fork of the discontinued Quasar addon and is now the best torrent finding and streaming engine on Kodi in 2020. No paid services needed, just free and handy direct torrent streaming. Please note that VPN is a must when streaming with Elementum to ensure anonymity.

Elementum Addon Installation Guide

6. Gaia

Gaia is a fork of bubbles addon with many thoughtful improvements. Gaia works with premium services including Premiumize.me, OffCloud, Real-Debrid to access cached torrent and download links from torrents, usenets and hosters for streaming, and Orion to sift out better links. For new users, Gaia offers stepwise wizards to follow and conduct major setups.

Gaia Addon Installation Guide

7. TMDb Helper

Currently housed in Official Kodi addon repository, TMDb Helper was originally designed to be a playlist browser with which you can browse from private and featured lists from The Movie Database. If added with external players, it gets to play movies & TV shows from its lists with external addons. Later update has added simple Trakt.TV account authorization support to TMDB Helper.

TMDb Helper Installation Guide

Wrap-up

Looking for more cord-cutting options? Check out up-to-day Best Kodi Addons in 2020 list, there you’ll find 70+ working addons serving up all types of content including movies & TV shows, IPTV & live TV, sports, anime, music, and more. Additionally, try installing some of the best repositories in 2020 is also a quick way to get started. With our streaming choice recommendations, I’m sure you find Kodi as good as TVZion.

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), a wide scope of video formats 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. Watching certain content behind Kodi addons, however, could be illicit if you bypassed copyright protection. 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.

· 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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