Real Debrid Addon for Kodi: Premium Streaming

The dedicated Real Debrid addon for Kodi gives premium subscribers to the Debrid service a new way to stream high quality links quickly within Kodi. 

The addon lets you input Debrid media links, torrent files, and magnet links into it, which uses the Debrid servers to stream the media file through Kodi.

For premium users, this addon is the perfect way to stream HD content in the format and quality that you want.

We’ll explain everything in this guide, including:

If you aren’t familiar, Real Debrid is a premium service that gives you access to a ton of fast servers with a single account. Debrid links are less prone to buffer and have more bandwidth, which means that higher quality and bigger media files are more commonly stored on them.

Debrid is highly recommended for all Kodi users. Click here to learn more about Real-Debrid. Click here to sign up for Real-Debrid directly.

So why would you use this manual Real Debrid addon verses letting it automatically pull links for you in a multi-source scraping addon like Seren or Gaia?

Manual Real Debrid Addon Advantages

  • More control over the quality of your streams. You can find a stream on the internet on any “scene release” website, enter it into the addon, and know exactly that your stream will be 1080p, 7.1 surround sound, or whatever else based on the scene title.
  • Real Debrid offers the playing of torrent and magnet files. Simply download a torrent or magnet file, select it in the addon, and Real Debrid will encrypt and play the file in Kodi.
  • View the status of all Real Debrid file hosts quickly and see which ones are currently offline.
  • The addon tracks your history, so you can easily playback Debrid files you played in the past.
  • The addon is way faster and more efficient verses multi-source addons which have to manually load metadata, pictures, and other things which slow down your Kodi box.

Real Debrid Addon Sections

After you install the Real Debrid addon, you’ll see the following links on your main screen:

  • Unrestrict Link
  • Add torrent file
  • Add magnet link
  • View torrents
  • View unrestricted links
  • View host status

The Real Debrid addon can be found in the repository.

Interested in installing and trying out the addon? Follow our install guide below.

NOTE: Real-Debrid is not hosting or offering any content. Your account gives you access to use their fast servers to transfer content manually as you wish.

How to Install Real Debrid Kodi Add-on 

ON Kodi 17 Krypton & 18 Leia Only: From the main menu, navigate to Settings > System Settings > Add-ons > Turn On Unknown Sources > Click Yes.

  1. From the Kodi main menu, navigate to SYSTEM > File Manager > Add Source > None
  2. Type the following EXACTLY and select Done
  3. Highlight the box underneath and enter a name for this media Source like “fusion”. and then click OK
  4. Go back to your home screen.
    • ON Kodi 17 Krypton or later: Select Add-ons > Add-on Browser 
    • ON Kodi 16 or earlier: Select SYSTEM > Add-Ons
  5. Select Install from Zip File > “fusion” > kodi-repos > and wait for the Add-on enabled notification
  6. Select Install from Repository > repository > Program Add-ons > Real Debrid > Install
  7. Wait for Add-on enabled notification

How to Use Real Debrid Kodi Addon

Using the addon is simple, but it requires you to find your own links to stream, which can turn some people off.

Don’t worry though, we have a few sample sites below and a quick google search will find you a lot more.

For regular links hosted by a file host, you want to look for a “scene release website”. Scene releases are media files that adhere to a higher standard as far as audio and video quality. Sites like,, and post about all the latest scene releases.

Included within each posting on these sites are file host links to some of the sites Real Debrid is compatible with like Rapidgator, Openload, Nitroflare, and more.

Simply copy the URL to these files and paste them into the Unrestrict Link option to decode and stream.

If you are working on the Android TV, you may want to run your file host link through a link shortener service such as to get a smaller link to input.

Torrent and magnet links work similar! Torrent websites such as and store torrent files. If you copy the location of one and paste it into the Add Torrent/Magnet File option in the Real Debrid addon for Kodi, it will pass through the Real Debrid servers and play!

Hopefully this gives you all you need to start using the Real Debrid addon for Kodi.

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23 thoughts on “Real Debrid Addon for Kodi: Premium Streaming”

  1. If I wanted to pay for TV, I would deal with the thieving cable companies. I’m not going to pay for something that was technically “stolen”.

  2. When I attempt to play a large 4k video through Kodi on Fire TV or PC I get, “Source too slow, read rate too low for continuous playback.” Smaller 5gb files play okay. Tested internet speed at 97 mbps, hardwired connection . Any thoughts on what could be causing this?

  3. How can I paste a link into the addon? It is very time consuming to have to manually type in the link, and for that reason I’m using the real-debrid in my internet browser still.

  4. For the ones out there that say Real-Debrid is no good , you do know that you need a Premium account . Its only free for short time. I find that it works great.

  5. Ive used RD for atleast 2 years now and it works great, if its not working for you either you have it set up wrong or your equip ( box, Internet , etc is not good)

  6. I tried a month of RD Premium and it’s unreal! EXCEPT that in some 1080 5.1 audio links I get buffering on a 2gb ram Chromebox wired into the router…Im on fast (50??) internet and I am not a beginner LOL.
    Do you all think it’s the crappy ISP modem even though it’s their ‘best one’??

  7. Who are you people? I have to be the most suspicious person I know and I started testing for 15 days. Couldn’t believe how well it worked so I signed up for a month, then became afraid I’d run out of time so now I’m 3 months and happy as ever. When my time is up, will renew for maybe a year.
    Sometimes, it’s true, a real-debrid file will act up. So, move to the next. Honestly. For just pennies it’s worth it.

  8. To the people bitching it doesn’t work, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG THEN. Never even had 1 movie buffering, upgrade to a proper box and stop wining

  9. If this is not working for you it is your isp or your equipment. My experience is that it works flawlessly. We use 1080 so I cannot speak to 4k but someone else already did. Happy watching 🙂

  10. Hello all

    try the addon RELEASE HUB ….ppv , sport , 4k movie’s , 1080 movie , tv shows , everything with real debrid , also Real Movie’s is a good 1

  11. Both Covenant, and Elisyum stopped working.

    New dialog upon selecting a show with 4k,1080, 720, 480 for “Premium” and “Normal”. Hundreds of links found but then get “No Stream” error. Even shows I watched last night.

    Switched back to Specto and at least got a huge list of links but for example: NCIS LA, there were 83 “Real Debrid:Openload links all which asked for opening a browser and entering a code even though “Captchas” were disabled.

    Finally found a link, 123rd in the list, for the show.

    Is there a URL resolver problem????

  12. For those of you that say Real debrid is pointless or doesn’t work… you’re doing something wrong. Has ALWAYS worked for me. Be smarter

  13. Real Debrid suck now, no content on most.
    Another problem is that almost all that says 1080 only is sd or cam. This must stop, otherwise people will find other ways to watch movies.

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