The Seren Kodi addon is a brand new multi-source offering from the developer of the Incursion addon. We have a full featured Seren addon guide including install instructions, setup guide, troubleshooting, and tips.

Seren has been coded from the ground up and is the most ambitious new addon that has been released in a while!

Nixgates, the developer of Incursion, started on the project after being unhappy with constantly having to edit old code within Incursion (which was a fork of Covenant).

Interested?

Check out the full list of features and notes about the Seren addon below.

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Seren Latest Version

September 2nd: The Seren Kodi addon has been updated to v1.4.7. A summary of all of the major changes to the addon since the last release is listed below!

  • Enable Kodi Menu caching on search results
  • Increase speed in TMDb module by threading more network requests
  • Created Artwork Category in Settings
  • Increased title and information identification for sources
  • Fixed Premiumize visibility equations
  • Hundreds of other bug fixes and optimizations.

 

To see all of the recent Seren addon changes, head down to our Seren change log section below which has more information!

 

If in the event your Seren install becomes corrupt, I would suggest making use of the “Wipe Addon Data” feature in the tools menu and re-setup your settings.

 

 

Seren Kodi Addon Features

Seren is built to work on Kodi 17 Krypton and 18 Leia, for maximum compatiblility.

Speed 

Seren is FAST with its menus and scraping. Scraped information is cached to make the addon quicker.

Almost every line of code has been written from scratch

Netflix-like Behavior

The Seren Kodi addon automatically creates playlists of shows that you select by default. It has the ability to resume where you left off with a single click on a show.

As well, Seren prompts you asking if you would like to continue to the next episode.

Seren’s default behavior is to scrape and find the best media source to play. It has pre-emptive scraping and autoplay enabled by default. This means that you will only ever see the scraping windows on the first episode of a show.

Custom provider installer

Seren is built to accept individual provider packs. Users can built a master scraper list and enable and disable at their choice.

Other Features

Seren has automatic caching for Real-Debrid and Premiumize users.

Premiumize users – Seren will automatically download and remove items from your cloud so that they can be played quickly and on demand.

Shuffle Play – Pick one episode, hit shuffle play, and the Seren Kodi addon will randomly play episodes until you are done.

Next Up – Pick a show and Seren will build a list of where you left off and start playing.

Cached torrents

Trakt integration. 

Show/hide x265. The list of Seren Kodi addon features goes on and on.

Either Real-Debrid or Premiumize are highly suggested for this addon.

Exhausted yet?

Let’s have a look at how to install the Seren Kodi addon! Underneath that, we have a full setup and integration guide to check out and read.

 

Premium Accounts with Seren Kodi Addon

Right now, this addon does not work without either Premiumize or Real Debrid. Seren was built from the ground up to use features offered by these services. These premium servers can also handle the load of Kodi users, unlike free file hosts which get abused frequently.

Also, smart play settings such as Up Next, Auto Playlist Creation, Auto Episode Resume, and Pre-Emptive Scraping do not work without an authorized Trakt account. Trakt is a free service.

 

How to Install Seren Kodi Addon

  1. From the Kodi main menu, navigate to SYSTEM > File Manager > Add Source > None
  2. Type the following EXACTLY https://nixgates.github.io/packages and select Done
  3. Highlight the box underneath and enter a name for this media Source like .nix 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 > .nix > nixgates.repository.zip and wait for the Add-on enabled notification
  6. Select Install from Repository > Nixgates repository > Video Add-ons > Seren > Install
  7. Wait for Add-on enabled notification

 

How to Install Seren Kodi Addon – Git Browser Method

If you don’t already have the Git Browser Kodi addon installed, click here to read our guide and then come back here and use the instructions below.

  1. From your Kodi home screen.
    • ON Kodi 17 Krypton or later: Select Add-ons > Add-on Browser 
    • ON Kodi 16 or earlier: Select SYSTEM > Add-Ons
  2. Select My Addons > Program Add-ons > Indigo
  3. Navigate to Addon Installer > Git Browser > Search By GitHub Username > **New Search**
  4. Enter nixgates into the search bar and then click OK. Select nixgates.repository.zip from the list, making sure you select the highest revision of the repository.
  5. After the repository has installed, click Continue when you get the popup.
  6. Back out of the Indigo addon and navigate to SYSTEM > Add-ons > Install From Repository > Nixgates Repository > Video Addons > Seren > Install
  7. Wait for the Add-on Enabled Notification

 

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How to Setup the Seren Kodi Addon

When you launch the Seren Kodi addon for the first time, there is some setup and integration you will want to complete in order to ensure that you have a good experience! Follow the steps below, which have been accompanied alongside the addon install guide.

  1. Launch the Seren Kodi addon.
  2. Navigate to Tools > Open Settings Menu
  3. Go to the Accounts tab and click on Authorize Trakt and follow the instructions on the screen.
  4. Click on Enable Premiumize and Enable Real Debrid and follow the instructions to sync your accounts to the addon.
  5. Go to the Providers tab and click on Install From Web URL
  6. Type in http://bit.ly/a4kScrapers and click OK
  7. A prompt will come up asking if you’d like to install the scrapers. Press Install and then press OK after they are done.

You are now ready to use and explore the Seren Kodi addon!

 

How to Install Up Next Kodi Addon

The Up Next Kodi addon provides a Netflix-style popup menu for automatically starting the next episodes playback in Kodi. Since Seren’s integration with Premiumize and Real-Debrid is designed to automatically queue up multiple episodes at a time, Up Next integration is a very handy feature!

To install Up Next, first install Seren using the instructions above. Then, perform these steps:

  1. Navigate to SYSTEM > Add-ons > Install From Repository > Nixgates Repository > Services > Up Next > Install
  2. Wait for the Add-on Enabled Notification
  3. Click on the addon and click on Configure to bring open the settings screen.
  4. In the Settings tab, change the Default action when nothing selected option to Don’t Play. This will stop Seren from automatically playing the next episode when you don’t select it to.
  5. Enable the option to Enable on Playlist.
  6. Press OK to save your settings.

Also In the Up Next Kodi addon settings, you can adjust things like how long the popup stays on your screen for, advanced presentation settings, and more!

 

Having Trouble With Seren?

If you are having trouble getting the Seren Kodi addon to work, we’ve created an excellent Seren help guide that helps you solve some or your troubleshooting issues.

If you are still having problems after reading that guide, let us know on Twitter or Facebook if we can help you out!

Seren Context Menu Addon – Skin Integration

Kodi build makers will be happy to find a Seren context menu addon within the repository above. This allows the use of Seren’s context menus on any Seren related item in skin widgets.

To activate this, complete the first 7 steps of the install guide above. Then, navigate to

  • SYSTEM > Add-ons > Install From Repository > Nixgates Repository > Context menus > Seren – Global Context Menu Items > Install

This will improve the use of Seren’s context menu throughout Kodi.

 

Full Seren Change Log – Latest Version

V0.2.30

  • Fixed dictionary key issue for show items in smartPlay modules created with new workaround

  • Added removal of duplicate space characters to clean title function
    Added support for single episode folders to Premiumize cloud inspection
    Fixed issue with addonName variable change
    Adjusted RD cache inspection to allow multiple video files within a single movie item
    Adjust RD movie resolving to pull largest file out of torrent item
    Seren now polls Kodi for supported video containers instead of hardcoding
    Fixed key error when marking episode as watched in local database
    Added settings cache dictionary to reduce Kodi’s logging of “trying to load setting definitions from old format…”
    Cleaned up addon logging
    Fix Auto Episode Resume
    Movie years now uses the popular API endpoint
    Added option to enable Debrid Cloud inspection during scrape
    Added Upcoming Episodes to My Shows menu
    Added By Actor search to Discover Show/Movie menus “
    Hide Un-Aired Episodes” renamed to “Hide Un-Aired Items”
    “Hide Un-Aired Items” setting now applies to movie/show/season menus as well
    Marking show/season item as watched/collected now triggers a background re-sync of relevant items Increased resolving restrictions
    Playstyle for Episodes and Movies are now seperate
    Fixed issue with Premiumize Torrent File Picker Speed
    Increase for playlist building
    Fixed issue with None value for seren_version entry of trakt database

 

V0.2.23

  • Added workaround to combat file extraction error while obtaining GMT timezone information.
  • Fixed issues with activities failing due to no progress dialog raised
  • Re-added extended information argument to the list call items to fix issues with the first point above.

 

V0.2.22

  • Re-added ability for next-up to be sorted by Recently Played
  • Added error message when attempting to play an item with no debrid accounts setup
  • Added clearart/clearlogo to upnext meta data
  • Fixed issue with menu “Unfinished Show In Collection” showing finished shows
  • Removed requests for extended info for tvshowMenus trakt requests
  • Further removal of un-aired items from SmartPlay Lists
  • Added argument “ignore_collected” to recommended shows
  • Added argument “ignore_collected” to recommended movies
  • Removed remaining requests for extended info for movie menus
  • Cleaned up logging
  • Fixed datetime error on playlist building
  • Date delay setting now set to false by default
  • Fixed datetime format for mixed episode lists
  • Fixed general.textColor not applying if no value has been set
  • Release times are now measured to exact date/time provided from trakt
  • Added fallback to Trakt title if TVDB does not supply title
  • Trakt Databases upgraded to version 0.2.19
  • Duplicate search queries now removed from search history
  • Search queries are now URL quoted
  • Clear Search history added to tools menu
  • Language strings added for New show/movie search, clear search history
  • Added option to add item to user’s cloud on successful resolving of link for premiumize users
  • Fixed type in drop table requests for trakt sync database
  • Re-added release filter for playlist builder
  • Added ability to set addon menu view types
  • Fixed aliases info key not being cleaned up
  • Added general.textColor back to settings to avoid
  • Added ability to resolve files containing conjoined episodes eg: ‘s04e01e02’ identifier
  • Tightended up resolving on some items being triggered by 1080p label
  • Added progress dialog for the rare case that show/movie meta is updated on initial sync
  • Fixed season premiers not showing if the previous season was not finished  
  • Fixed variable issue in Next Up call
  • Fixed language filter for New Shows menu
  • Networks now utilise the Trakt shows/Popular API endpoint
  • Reduced meta refresh check timeout to 2 hours
  • Next Up now utilises the trakt sync database to identify the next episode to watch
  • Added database versioning, database can now be flushed and upgraded/downgraded as required by Seren

 

 

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