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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NOTE: This addon is considered in beta mode right now. There may be bugs, but the Seren developer is very capable and will help users out in the future.

Seren Latest Version

April 17th: Seren has been updated to v0.2.15 with fixes for some of the bugs that were introduced in the last major update. Some of the improvements are:

  • General bug fixes
  • Fixed issue where the wrong episode would play
  • Smartplay workaround (fixed playback failed error even when playback was successful)
  • Fixed preemptive termination
  • Fixed Trakt sync error

 

April 11th Update: Seren has been updated to v0.2.5. A lot of development time has gone into the addon and over 100 new additions and bug fixes have been added! Check out the full change log at the very bottom of this guide, but the main changes you should know about are:

  1. There is a new “My Files” option from the main menu that shows all of the media files you have downloaded to your Premiumize and Real Debrid cloud. Quickly continue season packs and see what is being stored by those services.
  2. There are new movie and TV show categories integration for Years and Networks.
  3. There are tons of Trakt bug fixes and improvements. The first time you launch Seren after v0.2.5 is updated, you will be asked to initialize Trakt. Make sure you select “yes”.
  4. The slowest 5 providers are now shown in the scraping dialog window. This is helpful if you would like to disable or turn these off.

Check out the new update to truly see all of the improvements!

April 2nd Update: We’ve updated the link to the Seren scrapers back, so check out the setup section and make sure that this new URL is installed in your system to get the latest scraper updates.

The last version of the Seren Kodi addon is v0.1.34, released on February 19th. This update comes with a huge amount of bug fixes and improvements from the last release.

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

  • Added ability to delay Trakt Sync
  • Added notice for Initial Trakt Sync with warning about delaying
  • Added further information to the Trakt Sync background progress dialog
  • Increased item filtering accuracy Improvements to Premiumize torrent link identification

 

  • Removed unused show thread for TVDB modoule episode
  • IDToListItem Rework of 24 hour release delay setting
  • Fixed issue with some seasons not showing episodes
  • Hoster scrape threads exit more gracefully now

 

  • Maintenance cycle timeout reduced to 15 minutes
  • Reduced concurrent tasks for background trakt syncs
  • Added more fallbacks for menus with items that can’t be built

 

  • Fixed issue if Kodi meta was unable to be filled for mixed episode list record
  • Added removal of None items for next up list.
  • Fixed UnWatchedEpisodes list item property for seasons
  • Fixed Movie Collection Sorting
  • Fixed shows get_season_episodes falling back to episode update

 

  • Fixed Marking As Watched not updating local trakt records
  • Meta requests now run in a queue to throttle thread creation
  • Fixed season_count not being checked in local trakt database
  • Added more info label cleanups
  • Added TotalSeasons to item properties
  • Fixed spelling of UnWatchedEpisodes item property

 

  • Removed thread stack size changes (possibly causing Kodi crashes)
  • Fixed Movies not correctly marked as watched
  • Movies Collection now pulled from local database instead of Trakt call
  • Added Years menu item to shows
  • Added Background Task Style scrape display option
  • Fixed source utils deaccent function Added
  • Re-Build Trakt Datbase menu item

 

  • Trakt Sync Database now integrated
  • Duplicate source removal now performed using dictionary of hashes and urls
  • Real Debrid cache checks are now threaded to increase cache check speeds
  • Fixed Hide SD causing only SD to show
  • Torrents from local database now show original provider name
  • Fixed temporary provider files not being cleaned up on zip install
  • Added new My Files menu, allows browsing and playback of cloud stored files
  • Fixed Trakt Bookmarks

 

  • Fixed trakt scrobbling on item start
  • Slowest 5 providers now show their names on scraping screen
  • Missing season posters now fall back to show poster
  • Fixed issue with movies creating transfer requests for premiumize users
  • Fixed lists throwing error when no liked lists were found
  • Fixed watched episodes showing in Next Up
  • Fixed issue with trakt scrobbling on item finish

 

  • Fixed Fanart pulling items with wrong language
  • Fixed Scrobbling (again)
  • Fixed My Movies List Menu Item
  • Fixed display of individual providers in dialog
  • Increased Premiumize movie detection
  • Fixed Trakt Scrobbling
  • Fixed issue error caused on player skip
  • Fixed Search History not showing from main menu search
  • Fixed Search History sorting
  • Fixed error on torrent sizes if size is 0
  • Fixed spelling issue on Movies Years Menu

 

  • Removed duplicate semaphore acquisition which caused large show menus to stall forever
  • Provider versions are now shown in the disable/enable windows
  • Fixed issue with scraping caused by absolute numbering
  • Torrent Sources now receive two new keys in the simpleInfo dictionary “isanime, absolute_number”
    • absolute_number is the relevant episode number in the series
  • Adjust custom providers so installs can be requested from external addons (with user approval)
  • Added Hide SD quality option to settings
  • TVDB images now filter by language code (statically set to english for the interim)
  • Multiple Language String Fixes
  • Added fix for Seren scrobbling items twice
  • Added ability for providers to override provider display names
  • Next Up now filters items if they are the first episode in the series and have previously been completed
  • Added Show Networks to Discover TV Shows
  • Added Hide Un-Aired Episodes to Settings options
  • Added Movie Years to Menu
  • Added Networks to TV Shows Menu
  • Fixed Real Debrid Cache Assist
    • Real Debrid Cache Assist should now properly cache entire season packs
  • Fixed issue where providers/__init__.py could be overwritten with malformed provider package
  • Fixed scrape error caused by missing artwork
  • Sources that are not compatible are now hidden from users Fixed landscape image issue for episode items

 

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Seren Kodi Addon Install: The #1 Ultimate Guide was last modified: April 17th, 2019 by Admin
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