Install One Nation Portal Kodi Build in 5 Minutes [2019]

One Nation

One Nation is behind some of the most popular builds available on Kodi. They offer an all in one solution. With various themes including Star Wars and Mario. One Nation has remained popular because it’s relatively small in size for a build and keeps updated with add ons which work, so reduces the bloat many builds have with an excessive number of add ons.

What is Kodi?

Kodi started as a piece of home brew software for Xbox gamers to store and play media on their Xbox in 2002. Since then it has grown to become an enormous piece of feature rich software with millions of downloads.

Run and maintained by the XMBC Foundation, Kodi is now in it’s 18th major version and continue to grow and improve. Its main draw is the extensive library of add ons, both official and from unknown sources. These add ons give unlimited additional functionality from allowing you to watch Live TV in Romania to the latest Holly wood blockbuster.

Kodi has been the media player of choice for Android TV users because it has a 10-foot user interface which scales Android applications to be seen on a TV and can be used , using a TV remote.

What is a Build?

A build is preconfigured Kodi file which contains add ons, skins and customized settings.

They are a great place to start if you are new to Kodi, as it means you can fresh install an all in one package which has everything you could need. Rather than having to find and install each add on one by one.

What is One Nation?

One Nation was previously known as Pyramid originally. The original developer decided to move and handed over the code base to a new developer. For a brief time, it was then known as The Dogs Bollocks before becoming One Nation

Features

  • Massive range of add ons
  • Low size suitable for low Ram devices like the Amazon Firestick
  • Updated and from a trusted source
  • High speed link fetching
  • Up to 10 sources used for scrapers
  • Easy to navigate UI
  • Fully integrated with Trakt, RealDebrian, Premiumize
  • Live Sports and IPTV section

How to Install One Nation

Get up and running with One Nation using these steps

  1. Start from the Kodi Home Screen
  2. Click on Settings then System
  3. Turn on Unknown sources, so that Kodi can recognize files not from the official Kodi Add-On library
  4. Go back to the previous screen and click File Manager
  5. Click add source
  6. “Add None”
  7. In the “Enter the paths or browse for the media locations” pop up that comes up, type the following into the URL bar : http://www.onenation.info/Portal/  (Sometimes URL’s can go down or stop working, if that happens Google a Mirror URL for the above)
  8. Name the source 1Nation
  9. Go back to the Add ons menu
  10. Click the box icon above the video add ons selection on the menu
  11. Click install from Zip file
  12. Click the file named 1 Nation then install from repository
  13. Click Build Menu once the installation completes
  14. Choose the build which you prefer
  15. Choose Force close once the build has installed and restart Kodi
  16. Your One Nation Build will be installed and you will have a brand-new layout and a host of new add ons to play with

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

One Nation is one of the oldest and most respected repositories on Kodi, with a long history of releasing quality files.

Your biggest danger will come from corrupted files downloaded from non-official websites and URLs.

Is it Legal or Grey?

One Nation is a grey area but not by much. The build can hardly claim to be legal as it acts like a media library between illegal torrenting websites which host copyrighted content illegally and users.

Its saving grace is that One Nation does not store and host the content itself. Having said that we don’t recommend you use Kodi with an unencrypted connected as you will find over time some and then all of the add ons will stop working as their IP addresses are denied access by your Internet Service provider.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

Yes, always use a VPN, and by that we mean a VPN you pay for and has trusted reviews.

Without a VPN some of your Kodi add ons may not work, your ISP will log your browsing history, and third parties can track back your home location and IP address.

Is it Free?

Yes

History

When Was it Released ?

One Nation dates back to 2017 and offers a massive array of builds in cool and funky skins from a variety of themes from Star Trek to Nintendo

Best Alternatives

Tough to know why you would need another build, as you could just pick another one of the many available under One Nation. But here are a few of our favorites:

  • Stealth
  • Lobo
  • Turbo
  • Titanium
  • No Limits Magic

If all else fails, just use Google to find the best working builds for that month.

Our Opinion

One Nation is one of the best and most trusted build providers out there.

Importantly for us they keep the size down. Coming in at around 300MB when some builds can reach over half a GB. Size is important to keep down if you are using a low RAM device like a basic Amazon Firestick.

Bloated  builds can cause your Kodi application to freeze repeatedly or even crash all together.

Don’t worry too much about getting the wrong build, if you change your mind you can always just install a fresh version of Kodi or revert it back to factory settings.

Also, with One Nation you get over 40 different builds to choose from. Each one custom made and of varying sizes. Simply put, there is something for everyone and it’s difficult to think why you would need another repository.

 

Red Box

Red Box

Is it Any Good?

Red Box has fast got a name for itself as being one of the best IPTV (Internet Player) providers around. You can access over 1,000 live channels across 17 countries, though you will have to put up with quite a lot of adverts.

It’s hands down one of the best free IPTV applications out there at the moment.

What Does it Do?

Red Box works just like Terrarium but for Live TV links. The app’s web scrapers scour the internet trying to find links to live feeds for all the channels it covers. You are then provided with a variety of links to watch these channels. Red Box does not host any content or the live streams but simply links you to a third party.

What Platforms Does it Work On?

Red Box works on all Android based devices

Features

  • Lovely layout which is easy to navigate
  • Reduced buffering time for live TV
  • Lightweight application
  • Separate categories for countries, you can choose from 17 different countries including the US, UK, Australia, Germany, France, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Iran, Portugal, Philippines, Turkey, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Malaysia
  • Separate categories by types of television including a Kids section
  • Favourites tab to save your favourite channels and shows
  • Ability to flag dead links and request new channels
  • Compatible with a wide range of media players
  • Password protection function
  • You also have a section for Movies and TV Shows

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • One of the biggest selections of TV Channels with the exception of Mobdro
  • Really easy to navigate layout
  • Sections means you can access country specific channels or category specific channels. For example, have all your sports channels in one place
  • Favorites tab means that after the first time of watching you can collect and add to your personal tv channels to save you searching later
  • Really good up time, with many channels having a number of links in case one goes on
  • The live feedback function means you can quickly report deadlinks
  • The in-app feedback function is a nice touch to request new content
  • Easy to use application for those with limited knowledge of live streaming applications
  • Massive variety of channels
  • Lightweight application to install
  • Availability of HD channels

Cons

  • A lot of users report many adverts while navigating to their chosen channel (on every click)
  • Application is only suitable for home use or unlimited data plans; we don’t suggest live streaming on your mobile phone
  • Application can slow down mobile phones
  • Does not have PVR functionality
  • Specifically targeted for Live TV not on demand movies and tv shows
  • No active community available on Reddit or Facebook

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Absolutely, download from the Amazon store, a trusted third-party app store like Aptoide or straight from the official website.

Is it Legal or Grey?

Any Live TV application is serving content which you can be sure is not legal to be distributed. TV companies are pretty hot on shutting down streams, but apps like Red Box have an advantage because they can constantly keep updating their links and cycling through dead links.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

Using Red Box without a VPN is quick way to see just how many of the links you are trying to access are blocked by your Internet Service Provider.

Estimates say that as much as half of all online content is banned by ISP’s as being unsuitable or deemed breaching a law somewhere. Using a VPN, you can access all of this content with ease.

Your VPN encrypts your connection, by doing so it means that your ISO cannot control or moderate where you go once you pass through your VPN’s DNS system, you can also keep yourself safe by changing your own IP address and preventing anyone from tracking you back to your original IP.

Is it Free?

Yes, Red Box uses advertising to generate revenue

Are There Ads? (If it has ads is there a modded version)

Yes, there are quite a lot of adds. We recommend searching Reddit for the latest modded version. A modded version means it has been altered to not serve ads.

Is There a Premium Version?

No

Is There an Official Website?

Yes, Red Box has a pretty helpful website with a features section, downloads and installation instructions.

You can find them at:  https://myredboxtv.com/redbox-tv-apk/

What Other Devices Does it Work On?

Red Box will work on any devices running the Android operating system. Alternatively, you can use an emulator for iOS or Windows.

How Does the App Work?

Just download, install and go. Red Box is super easy to use and you can get going in minutes.

What is the Minimum Version of Android I Need?

Android 4.0

History

How Long Has it Been Around?

Red Box is positively old compared to some other applications out there, with the first version released in early 2018.

Is it a Terrarium Clone?

No

What is the Development Team Like?

There wasn’t much that we could find about the development team, we couldn’t find any obvious recent activity on Facebook or Reddit.

Best Alternatives

If you want the same application for Live TV check out Mobdro, USA TV, Pluto TV or Exousia.

For same in class the only real competitor for an IPTV only application is Mobdro. USA TV is dying.

Our Opinion

Red Box TV is a great application for streaming live TV. Offering over a thousand channels is pretty much unheard of, and plus you get access to a lot of foreign channels which may appeal to expats in the West.

We were really impressed with their range, simple layout, categories and your ability to favorite content which means you can literally build you own list of great tv channels.

There are a lot of adverts, but Red Box has to make money somehow, we did find a number of modded applications on Reddit so a simple search should help you to find an ad free version

 

How To Install Seren Kodi Addon on Firestick and Fire TV

Seren

Coming from Nixgate the makers of the highly popular Incursion add on. Seren was highly anticipated and has become one of the widest used add ons on Kodi as it has not disappointed. So, we took the time to find out what all the fuss was about.

What is Kodi?

Kodi has been around since 2002 and has been adopted by millions of users around the world, becoming one of the most widely uses open source, free and legal media players around.

Kodi remain popular first and foremost because no other media player has a such a wide and extensive library of add ons. Numbering in the thousands these add ons give access to most of the media known to man, and mostly for free.

In addition, Kodi can play almost any media format and has a 10-foot user interface which allows you to scale any Android application to be seen and used on your Tv using the remote provided with your Android Tv device.

What is an Add On?

An add on provides extended functionality. Think of Kodi as a media player, a Swiss army knife. An add on gives you an added tool. To access a certain type of media or give additional support in the form of web scrapers coded to scrape particular web sites and find new sources of media.

What is Seren

Seren is a brand new add on which has been freshly coded. Meaning that it offers flexibility and features not found anywhere else. Nixgate originally coded Seren, as they became unhappy at constantly having to alter the code base for Incursion which was itself a fork of the popular Covenant add on

Features

  • Menus and scrapers are very fast and highly responsive
  • As a user you can build, add or subtract your own scrape lists giving a new level of customization
  • Compatible with Real Debrid and Premiumize so you can access high quality links
  • Compatible with Trakt.tv
  • Cache torrents
  • Download offline
  • Automatic caching for Premiumize users, meaning you can play straight from the Cloud without delay
  • Next up
  • Shuffle Play
  • A lot of very similar Netflix like capability but delivered to a higher standard than most other add ons

How to Install Seren

Get Seren up and running in minutes using our simple step by step guide. We recommend you have a VPN enabled if you want to use all the features Seren has to offer. Your Internet Service Provider may block some or all of them if you try to use it with an unencrypted connection:

  1. Start on the Kodi home screen
  2. Click on settings (top left-hand corner gear icon)
  3. Click System
  4. Turn on Unknown sources so that your Kodi application can use source outside of their official repository
  5. Go back to the previous screen and click File Manager
  6. Click add source and then “Add None”
  7. In the “Enter the paths or browse for the media locations” URL bar that comes up type in :  https://nixgates.github.io/packages (If this URL does not work, copy and paste it into Google Search with “+ working URL”)
  8. Name the source Seren
  9. Click OK, Seren will now be added to your Kodi file manager
  10. Click add ons and install from zip file. Seren needs to be unzipped before being installed
  11. Select your Seren file and wait for it to unzip
  12. Now you can install Seren from the Seren Repositor
  13. Click Video Add ons and then install, also click install for additional add ons
  14. Go back to the home screen and Seren should be installed and ready to go

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Seren comes from Nixgate a trusted developer and is safe to use. Your biggest threat will come from trying to download the file from an unofficial repository. Always check the URL before downloading and then installing a file.

Is it Legal or Grey?

Seren operates in a grey area, as though it does not distribute illegal copyrighted content it acts as a content library. Linking up users and providers. For that reason, we always recommend that you use a VPN/

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

Always use Seren with a VPN. Without it the add on may work. Also, you leave yourself open to being tracked by your ISP, having your traffic logged and potentially more serious consequences if you are a heavy user.

Better to be safe than sorry.

Is it Free?

Yes

History

When Was it Released ?

Seren was released in 2018 from the highly respected Nixgate development team, who had great success with the Covenant fork they named Incursion. In fact, Seren is their in-house coded improvement to Incursion

Best Alternatives

Though Seren may deliver everything you could want in an add on, it always pays to have multiples downloaded that may appear to serve the same function. This speaks to the nature of add ons and what they do. Due to the content users can watch on them, they have a habit of going down, being blocked, becoming unstable or being abandoned.

Here are a few alternatives we recommend you keep:

  • CinemaHD
  • Mobdro
  • Exodus Redux
  • The Magic Dragon
  • Show Box

Don’t forget to stay on top of new add ons by regularly checking Google and looking for “best Kodi add ons” new ones pop up every month and a few stick.

Our Opinion

Seren has really impressed with its functionality, slick interface and also improved compatibility with Real Debrid and Premiumize. 

By coding the add on from the ground up rather than forking someone else’s project they have created a better product which they can modify quickly and easily.

The add on removes a lot of the bloat that you find in other add ons, and a fresh code base gives the developers unlimited potential to expand the add on based upon new features that may become available in the coming years.

Seren is a keeper.

 

Show Box

Show Box

Is it Any Good?

Show Box is an app mentioned in the same sentence as Terrarium and Popcorn Time. Around since 2014, Show Box has been downloaded millions of times and has also at times been steeped into controversy.

A number of sites linked to Show Box had to agree to settlements with US copyright lawyers, and there have been a whole host of copycat apps riddled with malware and viruses.

By far one of the most popular apps of all time for Android TV, it is still going strong with a supportive development team and regular update.

Still a great app if you use the official version which has a ton of support and a massive community.

Show Box Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sshowbox/ (50,000+ likes)

Show Box Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/showbox/ (10K+ members)

What Does It Do?

Showbox uses updated web scrapers to find the best content online and deliver it through a slick User Interface, enabling easy search, click and watch.

Show Box clearly states that it works as a media index tool and does not host any content on its site directly.

What Platforms Does It Work On?

Show Box works on Android and iOS devices. A bonus for those tired of finding good streaming applications that only work on Android.

Features

  • Buffer free steaming
  • Works with a wide variety of external media players
  • Enormous library of movies and TV shows
  • Download content and watch offline
  • Intelligent search interface allowing you to search by multiple terms and keywords
  • Create your own library with favorites
  • Sort content functions
  • Access multiple servers including fast servers for HD
  • Multiple languages are supported as well as open subtitles
  • Access multiple resolutions including HD and Ultra HD
  • Newly added Show box Music meaning you listen to music on the go
  • Inbuilt games 
  • Clean and intelligent user interface

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The UI is hard to fault, with one of the best experiences around
  • Enormous library with 5 years’ worth of content
  • Download and watch offline is a great feature
  • Show box Music is like Spotify but free, great added functionality not available anywhere else
  • Access to a wide range of links and high-quality sources
  • Massive community
  • Regular updates and developer support
  • Ultra-fast servers
  • Intelligent search makes it easy to sift through the large library

Cons

  • No compatibility with Premiumize
  • A lot of copycat apps and misinformation means caution is needed
  • As a high-profile app, it is subject to going down and vulnerable to copyright lawyers
  • Reports of some apps from websites having malware

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Showbox couldn’t be safer, just be wary of copy cat sites and application with similar names, there have been plenty of report of corrupted apk files going around.

Is it Legal or Grey?

A number of Show Box collaborators who were distributing content have been forced to settle with copyright litigators and had their websites shut down. Show Box operates in the grey are of providing links but not hosting content.

But make no mistake if you are using Show Box you are almost definitely watching copyrighted material, caution and a VPN should always be used lest you also become a target.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

Always use Showbox with a VPN, considering the grief that they have received over the years and that they are a well known application, both they and their users will be subject to scrutiny by third parties.

Using a VPN will stop you from being tracked and monitored by both your ISP and also anyone watching incoming and outgoing traffic to Show Box’s servers. VPN’s do this by encrypting the data in your requests using a 256-bit AES key, which is unbreakable and used by the US Military.

A VPN’s abilities extend beyond this by allowing your IP to become that of the VPN DNS Server you are using which could be based in a wide range of countries and cities around the world making tracing your original address almost impossible. 

Is it Free?

Yes, Show Box is free and down not even require a registration

Are There Ads? (If it has ads is there a modded version)

Yes, there are ads but not a massive amount

Is There a Premium Version?

No

Is There an Official Website?

Yes, Show Box TV has a great official website with plenty of guides : https://showbox.fun/

Refreshing to see this as many basic Android TV applications give you no help or support at all through guides.  Another benefit of using a provider which has a long history.

What Other Devices Does it Work On?

Show Box works on all Android and iOS , and could even be used on Windows with an emulator.

How Does The App Work?

You can download the application on the Amazon store, or directly download the apk file from the Show Box website

What is The Minimum Version of Android I Need?

Android 4.2

History

How Long Has it Been Around?

Show Box has been around since 2014, according to the date on their Facebook page. They are one of the oldest surviving Android TV apps still in operation

Is it a Terrarium Clone?

No

What is The Development Team Like?

Developed reputedly by Ivan Nichiporuk , their development team or general support is pretty active on Facebook and Reddit.

Best Alternatives

There are quite a few great alternatives to Show Box including Cinema HD, Zion TV, Cyberflix, Tea TV and Bee TV

Our Opinion

Show Box is around and still has staying power, with more than 60 million downloads it is probably the most prolific application of it’s time with the exception of Pop Corn Time.

The development and community seem to be going strong, and rumors of its early demise seem to have been exaggerated. Looks like Show Box is here to stay and a great addition to anyone’s app library even if they aren’t first choice.

 

Tea TV

Tea TV

Is it Any Good?

Tea TV is one of the oldest android tv application still around. Now almost 2 year’s old. They have developed an enormous library of 3rd party content which can also be directed straight from source. They have a solid community including their own sub-Reddit and Facebook Group and have become well established on the Android TV scene.

What Does it Do?

Tea TV acts like a 3rd party scraper, gathering titles from across the web as well as the cover art and putting them together in a clean and easy to use format.

They are one of the few providers who also have a worked iOS and Windows version which can be downloaded from their website.

Tea TV offers an all in one package of a great library, good support and subtitles as well as a responsive development team.

Simply download the client and get going without even needing to register

What Platforms Does it Work On?

Tea TV has working applications for Android, iOS and Windows

Features

  • 1080p and HD support
  • In app tutorials
  • Search suggestions
  • External media player support
  • Fast Providers
  • Fire TV compatible
  • Live TV
  • Multiple language support
  • Open Subtitle support
  • Real Debrid and Trakt compatible
  • Premiumize compatible
  • Sort and Filter functions
  • Chromecast support
  • Auto Play and Auto Next
  • Search by multiple filters including actor/actress name

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Enormous library of high-quality media
  • Solid support from multiple developers
  • Compatible with a wide range of external media players and sources including Trakt (allowing you to resume watching where you left off) Real Debrid (import tons of new titles) and Premiumize (allow for fast download of torrents)
  • Supports multiple languages and Open Subtitle accounts
  • Application has history and is currently on Version 9 with clear indication that the development team is responsive to community feedback and actively fixes bugs
  • Clean and easy user interface
  • Powerful sort and filter functions
  • Ability to download directly from the media source
  • Auto Play and Auto Next function which is often missing from other providers
  • Support for multiple operating systems is rare
  • Free
  • No registration needed for anonymity

Cons

  • Caution is advised when downloading material from 3rd party sources, Tea TV has no in-built virus scanner
  • Malware reported on their desktop application when downloaded from unofficial sources
  • No streaming from torrents
  • Contains Ads, but no premium package to remove the ads

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Yes, the application is available to download from the Amazon Store. There have been reports of the Desktop application containing malware, so make sure you always download the package from their official website

Is it Legal or Grey?

Grey, Tea TV hosts a wide range of copyrighted materials. If it does not store this material on it’s servers by allowing access and collating these links it is carrying out copyright piracy, always use a VPN or you will find that Tea TV will be blocked

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

Yes, without a VPN Tea TV would almost certainly be blocked by your ISP as they allow access to illegal torrents and copyrighted material. Using a VPN will obscure your IP and your traffic allowing you to watch in peace.

We also recommend using Malwarebytes to scan any downloads of the Tea TV client if it comes from an unofficial source. A VPN will also allow you to anonymize and reduce the risk of being targeted by a hacker with malware.

Always download material from 3rd party sites at your own risk and make sure you scan it before opening, you may be better advised to download from a torrent site where the file has been scanned and verified.

Is it Free?

Yes, Tea TV make their money through Ads

Are There Ads? (If it has ads is there a modded version)

Yes, ads are served within the application

Is There a Premium Version?

There is no premium version, so you have to suffer the ads. We suspect this is to prevent modded applications which are ad free and not paid for 

Is There an Official Website?

Yes, Tea TV have got a really lovely looking site, as well as an active blog which we don’t see very often.

Find Tea TV at: https://teatv.net 

What Other Devices Does it Work On?

Tea TV will work on all Android based devices as well as iOS devices and also on Windows Desktop. So basically, anything apart from Linux, which you could make work with an android emulator

How Does the App Work?

You either download the app from the Amazon Store, Apple Store, Google Play or direct from the website

What is the Minimum Version of Android I Need?

Android 4.4

History

How Long Has it Been Around?

Based upon their Facebook Group creation date we can see they are around 2 years old

Is it a Terrarium Clone?

No

What is the Development Team Like?

Though we couldn’t find much about the development we are guessing there is more than one. Putting out an iOS app, as well as Windows desktop application takes more than one developer. Also, their Android application receive regular updates and patch functions

Best Alternatives

Good alternatives would be TV Zion, Cinema HD and Bee TV

Our Opinion

Tea TV is really impressive. The one drawback being that some of their users would be happy to pay if it removed the advert, though considering the problems that TV Zion has had we can hardly blame them.

They are one of the few applications that will run on your iPhone as well as your Windows Desktop which shows that the development team have ploughed money and time into ongoing development.

Also, they offer an impressive range of media, along with powerful sort and filter functions which are so important with big libraries. Many times, we see sort functions that either don’t work or show content that no longer exists.

A great application to use that has stability, history and community support.

 

Install The Magic Dragon Kodi Addon for Firestick and Fire TV – Aug 2019

The Magic Dragon

The Magic Dragon has had quite a few names before this and makes a massive return using a well-known code base and scraper sources. In this review we look through it’s features, give full instruction on how to install The Magic Dragon as well as commonly asked questions.

What is Kodi?

Kodi is a free and open source media player which is free to download. The software is run and managed by the XMBC Foundation, and the software itself was not always known by the name Kodi. It’s been around since 2002 and originates from a piece of homebrew software to allow Xbox gamers to play and store media directly on their device.

Now Kodi is used worldwide and has been downloaded tens of millions of times. Its popularity stems not just from its age or regularity of updates, but mainly for its enormous library of add ons. Officially it has around a thousand add ons which provide legal services, but unofficially there are thousands of add ons from unknown source. Though not endorsed by Kodi these add ons open the doorway to any form of media you could think of.

What is an Add On?

An add on is simply an added feature which when downloaded on Kodi gives you the ability to stream a particular type of media or make Kodi look a certain way with a skin.

The ability to change Kodi and what it can do and access is virtually unlimited.

What is The Magic Dragon?

The Magic Dragon was previously known as Pyramid originally. The original developer decided to move and handed over the code base to a new developer. For a brief time, it was then known as The Dogs Bollocks before becoming The Magic Dragon

Features

  • Intelligent search by categories, popularity and rating
  • Clean and easy to use UI
  • Compatible with Real Debrid as well as number of other third-party services like Open load
  • You can see how many other people are watching the same show or movie as you, also handy for finding links that work
  • Easily find new releases
  • In application trailers
  • Access to high quality stream and 4K movies
  • Catch up on the latest episodes for your favorite shows with Catch UP TV
  • Wide selection of categories
  • Kids TV
  • Access music, radio as well as live sport
  • Good depth for fringe TV and miscellaneous categories including Manga

How to Install The Magic Dragon

Get the Magic Dragon up and running in a few minutes using these easy to follow steps

  1. Open Kodi
  2. From the home screen click on settings and then system
  3. Turn on Unknown sources which will allow Kodi to install and run add ons outside of its official library
  4. Go back to click File Manager
  5. Click add source and then click “Add None”
  6. A pop up will then appear saying “Enter the paths or browse for the media locations” enter the following URL exactly : http://repo.rubyjewelwizard.com (Sometimes URL’s may stop working or be blocked, if that happens type the URL into Google and look for mirror URL’s)
  7. Name the source Magic Dragon, the zip file has now been added to your repository as a zip file
  8. Click Add ons and then install from .zip file
  9. Select you’re The Magic Dragon file, it takes a few seconds to unzip the file
  10. Now click install file from repository
  11. Click the Magic Dragon Repo
  12. Click Video Add ons and then install, also click install for additional add ons
  13. Magic Dragon is now ready to go and launch from your home screen

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

The Magic Dragon is perfectly safe to use when installed and downloaded from the official repository. Only use the link above or one similar. Using files downloaded from 3rd party servers leaves yourself open to infected files.

Is it Legal or Grey?

The Magic Dragon is definitely in the grey area when it comes to watching content. Though it acts as an aggregator of scrapers from across the web the large majority of content that you watch will have come from illegal sources. Chances are if you are using The Magic Dragon then you know you’re going to be accessing pirated content, we just advise against using it without a VPN as some or all of the services may be blocked.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

Always use the Magic Dragon with a VPN, without it you may find the add on does not work or has reduced functionality which you could mistake for being the fault of the developers.

Internet Service provider work actively with media companies to block IP address which distribute copyrighted content illegally. A VPN helps you to stay anonymous online and retain your privacy through encrypted connections and an obscured IP.

Is it Free?

Yes

History

When Was it Released ?

The Magic Dragon as a code base has been around since 2017, but in its current format was only released in 2019

Best Alternatives

It’s always best to have multiple add ons installed on Kodi as chances are good that one or more will be down every day. Their servers are shut down or the repositories stop working. So, you should always have a number of back ups to make sure nothing interrupts your Kodi experience.

Our favorite add ons right now are:

  • Deathstar
  • Destiny
  • Exodus Redux
  • Mobdro
  • Bee TV
  • Tea TV
  • Zion TV
  • Cyberflix
  • Gaia
  • Yoda

You can always search out new add ons , on Kodi through Google which are being added every day. Only use add ons which have been reviewed or been talking about on Reddit.

Our Opinion

The Magic Dragon comes from great provenance from the once highly popular Pyramid and offers an astonishing array of media as well as IPTV and a huge back catalogue.

Its integration with a wide number of third-party applications means that you can also get the best functionality out of it.

 

Titanium

Titanium

Is it Any Good?

Titanium is a straight clone of Terraium TV, so you can expect all the same features and plus points like a clean and elegant user interface, sophisticated filtering and sorting as well as access to a TV calendar where you can view recently streamed episodes and see what is coming out soon.

But, it does lack the support of the better clones like Cyberflix and CinemaHD. In terms of clones Titanium is so so and has lacked recent updates or support, with the last one in March actually removing the download function to watch offline.

Titanium has since been found to be a fork of Cyberflix, designed by Team No Name who seem to be ploughing their resources into their other applications namely: Morph TV, Black Panther TV and Penguin TV.

We recommend looking elsewhere.

What Does it Do?

Titanium works exactly the same way Terrarium did. Using proprietary web scrapers, they seek out new links to content every day. These links are then added with cover art to give you brand new updated content. 

Many Android streaming applications clearly state that they only provide links to third parties and do not host the content themselves. For one reason only, if they hosted the content they will quickly get shut down.

What Platforms Does it Work On?

Titanium works on all Android based devices

Features

  • Compatible with multiple external media players
  • Wide selections of tv shows and films
  • Support for Chromecast as well as Fire TV to enable you to watch on a compatible TV
  • Ability to soft and filter intelligently to find content and working links
  • TV Calendar to see when latest shows air
  • Smart suggestions
  • Subtitles from Open Subtitles
  • Clean and easy to use user interface

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • All the functionality of Terraium and Cyberflix
  • Clean and easy user interface
  • Wide range of titles
  • Able to integrate with subtitles
  • TV calendar is neat
  • Compatible with a wide range of devices

Cons

  • Not compatible with Real Debrid, Trak. TV or Premiumize
  • Download function for offline content was recently removed
  • The application hasn’t seen any updates since March
  • There is a lack of community support
  • No Reddit and only a fake Facebook page with little information
  • Questionable stability and performance
  • Poorly performing fork of Cyberflix
  • Development team are spending more time on their other projects, only a matter of time before Titanium is offline

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Yes, the application is available to download from the Amazon Store. Always make sure you download from a trusted site, the Amazon store, Titanium’s official website or Team No Name’s official website

Is it Legal or Grey?

Titanium is just like Terraium in all respects, though it says that it acts like a third party and does not store or distribute copyrighted content it has made itself complicit in the act.

Titanium is well and truly in the grey area and should always be used with a VPN.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

A Virtual private Network (VPN) will allow you to obscure your data from your ISP, change your IP and also do things online which may fall into the grey areas of browsing.

Using military grade technology, you first connect your VPN client to their DNS server, creating an encrypted tunnel. As your data passes through this tunnel it just looks like secured traffic and can therefore be pretty much anything you can think of.

Without a VPN if you try to access any site or use an application that means you can watch copyrighted material illegally, your access may be blocked, your internet connection could be slowed down or you will be served with a cease and desist notice, or potentially a fine or even jail time.

Always use a VPN when browsing online to maintain your privacy.

Is it Free?

Yes, Titanium is 100% free

Are There Ads? (If it has ads is there a modded version)

Yes, there are ads served within the application

Is There a Premium Version?

Like Cyberflix the free version is the premium version

Is There an Official Website?

Yes, there are two sites. One for Titanium: https://titaniumtv-app.com/download/ which is a pretty standard format, containing guides for installation and the latest updated application.

You can also download it from the developer’s site Team No Name: https://titaniumtv.xyz/

Remember always use an official site when downloading the apk as it may be filled with a virus or malware. If in doubt scan it with Malwarebytes.

What Other Devices Does it Work On?

Titanium will work on any Android device, as long as it has the minimum version

How  Does the App Work?

You can download the application on the Amazon store, or directly download the apk file from the Titanium website. Then simply unzip, install and go.

What is the Minimum Version of Android INneed?

Android 4.4

History

How Long Has it Been Around?

Titanium has been around since late 2018.

Is it a Terrarium Clone?

Yes

What is the Development Team Like?

Titanium is designed (or forked) by a development team know as Team No Name, who also have a number of other streaming apps on their website. From the looks of things on Reddit it looks like their time is mainly being spent on their newer applications and Titanium will fall behind.

Best Alternatives

Best alternative has to be Cyberflix which is one of the best Terrarium Clones around. You can also try Cinema HD, Zion TV, Bee TV and Tea TV.

Honestly better to use Cyberflix which is the real thing then a poor man’s fork of the same code. Cyberflix has better support, updates, functions and a bigger community behind it.

Our Opinion

There are better applications out there. Titanium is pretty a half-hearted attempt just to fork Cyberflix and get an app going that can generate some easy advertising dollars.

With the download function being removed in the latest update it’s clear to us that the writing is on the wall as far as Titanium is concerned. We expect user number to drop and the development team to push the other applications that it has developed.

 

Tubi TV

Tubi TV

Is it Any Good?

Tubi TV is a lot like Pluto TV. A massive free and legal streaming application that you have never heard of. To put it into perspective they have over 5 over 550K reviews and 50 million downloads on the Google Play Store. Outstripping even Pluto TV as the biggest and most used free  Android TV streaming application on the planet.

Like Pluto they make their money from ads which you can expect every 15 minutes during the shows and films.

The company has raised $4M in funding since it started in 2014 and shows no signs of slowing down having recently signed a distribution deal with NBC Universal as well as output deals with almost all the big American TV provider.

A great application, the only drawback is because of GDPR is not available in Europe so must be used with a VPN which has servers outside of the EU.

Oh, in 2019 Tubi TV have promised to spend $100M on licensed content. Unlike Netflix they will use this for licensing agreements rather than creating their own content.

What Does it Do?

Tubi TV has signed distribution deals with a host of big-ticket US media distributors. The UI has a real Netflix feel to it, and they make money through adverts, saying they show less adverts than you see on TV. Which is probably true when compared to US Cable which seems to run ads every 5 minutes.

Movies and TV Shows are updated with new content every Friday

What Platforms Does it Work On?

Tubi TV works on all Android based devices

Features

  • Enormous catalogue of movies and tv shows
  • Free and legal to watch
  • Available to download from the Google Play Store
  • New content added every Friday
  • Media available in HD quality
  • Create a personal library
  • In app media created by Tubi
  • Compatible with Chromecast, Airplay and Roku
  • Pick up watching where you left off
  • Easy to navigate UI
  • Intelligent search functions and genre selection
  • Compatible with Xbox and PlayStation
  • Wide range of international media
  • Download the app or watch straight from the website
  • 50,000+ titles to choose from

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • An established but young company pushing boundaries and adding content at a prolific rate
  • If you can put up with ads every 15 minutes it’s an ideal platform
  • Large array of titles
  • Compatibility across a wide range of devices as well as being available to access from website
  • Has the money and the development team to keep upgrading and updating
  • Creating a personal library means you don’t have to search every time
  • New content being added regularly is refreshing compared to even paid services like Amazon Prime
  • Completely free and legal for those who don’t want the hassle of using a VPN
  • Massive community and a growing user base mean more money for better content

Cons

  • Not available in the EU without the use of a VPN
  • Titles can be a bit hit and miss
  • Unlikely to get the latest releases
  • Ads may annoy some

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Yes, you can download it from the Google Play Store or watch it direct from their website

Is it Legal or Grey?

Tubi TV is 100% legal. There are no grey areas as all content is fully licensed with their respective owners. It’s the same as watching Netflix or Hulu

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

Always use Tubi TV with a VPN. Using a VPN will allow you to change your IP and physical location as well as providing an encrypted tunnel for you to stream any content. This way you can browse anonymously as long as you sign up with a provider with unlimited bandwidth, good speeds and a solid zero logs policy.

Any VPN will allow you to access Tubi if you are based inside Europe.

Is it Free?

Yes, Tubi TV is free

Are There Ads? (If it has ads is there a modded version)

Yes, you can expect ads every 15 minutes

Is There a Premium Version?

The  free version is the premium version

Is there an Official Website?

Yes, Tubi TV have  simple website like Netflix : https://tubi.tv

There is also heaps of information guides and forums online.

What Other Devices Does it Work On?

Tubi TV works on all Android devices as well as Chromecast, Roku, Air TV, PlayStation and Xbox

How Does the App Work?

Download from the official website or watch it online

What is the Minimum Version of Android I Need?

Android 4.1

History

How Long Has it Been Around?

Tubi TV has been around since 2014

Is it a Terrarium Clone?

No

What is the Development Team Like?

AdRise has a small team of staff and is the brainchild behind Tubi TV. They essentially have built an innovative TV ad platform to monetize TV shows and films. They have also been pioneers of advertising video on demand. Which means unlike paying for ad space on regular TV, advertisers can have their videos screen when a certain type of demographic is watching and switch between thousands of tv shows and films

Best Alternatives

If you are looking for the latest titles and the best UI as well as an impressive library then go for Zion TV. Or if you are really averse to seeing adverts then our vote goes to Cyberflix which is 100% ad free

Our Opinion

Tubi TV is the biggest free provider of online TV in the game and it’s a good application to have in the arsenal simply because it’s so easy to use and has a massive range of titles to choose from.

The $100M commitment to content in 2019 also shows that they have pretty deep pockets to go after more popular content, rather than cheaper content which has become less costly to license since the rise of Netflix.

 

Typhoon TV

Typhoon TV

Is it Any Good?

Typhoon TV is one of the newer Android TV applications on the block but has attracted a wealth of attention for its great features, slick interface and wide adoption. The app itself has been downloaded over 10 million times which is impressive considering it only came around at the start of 2019. Though we have noticed a strong of copycat websites alleging their applications have been downloaded millions of times so we will take that with a big pinch of salt. But Typhoon does legitimately look exciting.

With an engaged developer and impressive functionality Typhoon Tv is a great addition to anyone’s library.

What Does it Do?

Typhoon TV has custom scrapers which run a script daily to harvest the best links online for you to watch your favorite media.

Typhoon TV also excepts recommended links by form and allows you to download content and watch offline

What Platforms Does it Work On?

Typhoon TV works on all Android based devices

Features

  • Clean and easy to use UI
  • Streams available in multiple quality types including HD, Full HD and 4K
  • Multiple languages supported with open subtitles
  • No registration required 
  • Ability to sort titles using multiple options
  • Mark episodes as watches
  • Compatible with most mainstream external media players including MX and VLC
  • Download content and watch offline
  • Live TV Calendar
  • Fast Servers for big files
  • Wide selection of genres
  • Supports Chrome Cast
  • Supports Real Debrian and Trak.tv
  • Bookmark favorites
  • Chromecast support
  • Built in video player in case your external media player is not supported

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Enormous content library which continues to grow
  • Popular app with a lot of users supporting ad revenue
  • Active developer who is regularly releasing updates
  • In app media player, means you don’t have to worry about compatibility with your own software
  • No registration gives anonymity
  • Compatibility with Trak and Real Debrian, means you can pick up watching where you left off as well as access high speed downloads
  • Downloading content for offline watching is becoming rarer, great feature to have
  • TV calendar is Terrarium inspired and allows you to track recent episodes of your favorite TV shows
  • Bookmarks means that you can build your own personalized content library
  • Easy to navigate with smart search
  • Open contributions from the community encourage the latest links being available and working
  • Great community support
  • New application with traction and a huge number of downloads
  • Able to see popular categories as well as popular and trending now

Cons

  • No compatibility with Premiumize
  • Relatively new app sometimes can flag after initial support wanes

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Typhoon TV may be new, but it’s wealth of community support and updates means it’s safe to use. Just beware of copycat sites trying to take advantage of a rising star but offering you to download it from their site. Stick to their official website or an alternative Android app provider like Aptoide or APK Time.

Is it Legal or Grey?

It’s a grey area, but we’d say Typhoon TV is leaning on the side of not so legal. Many apps have prevented users from downloading content as it makes them complicit in the distribution of pirated material, but Typhoon TV have included it as a popular feature.

Also, the higher number of users and the more mainstream it becomes the greater the scrutiny it will receive from copyright enforcers.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

We always recommend that you use any Android streaming application with a VPN, otherwise the chances are that some or all of the links may not work.

Is it Free?

Yes, Typhoon TV is free and down not even require a registration

Are There Ads? (If it has ads is there a modded version)

Yes, there are ads but not a massive amount

Is There a  Premium  Version?

No

Is There an Official Website?

Yes, Typhoon TV have got a really helpful website, listing all features as well as change log for the updated application. Which is immensely helpful when you want to keep up with their updates.

They also have an active Facebook page and Discord channel.

Check the official website at: https://typhoontv.gq/  (At the time of writing the website had just been suspended, we recommend downloading the apk from Ola TV: https://olatv.me/typhoon-tv-apk/ )

Always be wary of visiting copycat websites, their apk may be infected with malware. If in doubt scan with Malwarebytes first.

What Other Devices Does it  Work On?

Typhoon TV will work on any Android devices. You can also use an Android emulator to get it to work on 

How Does the App Work?

Simply download, install and go

What is the Minimum Version of Android I Need?

Android 4.1

History

How Long Has it Been Around?

Typhoon TV’s Facebook page and first version dates from February 2019, but we suspect the app is older and has been rebranded under a new name.

Is it a Terrarium Clone?

Yes

What is the Development Team Like?

There is a sole developer based in Bosnia and Herzegovina who seems very active and is cranking out the updates at the rate of once a month

Best Alternatives

Typhoon TV is great and luckily there are some really popular stable alternatives out there as well:

  • Zion TV
  • Cyberflix
  • Cinema HD
  • Unlock my TV
  • Mobdro
  • Tubi TV

Our Opinion

Typhoon TV is showing some really impressive functionality and usability, one to watch for the future and a definite back up.

There is lots to get excited about with downloading offline content and a wealth of community support in the early stages of release for an application is always a good sign as it keeps the developer motivated.

If the updates keep rolling out it will be trading blows with Zion TV and Cyberflix soon.

 

Unlock My TV

Unlock My TV

Is it Any Good?

Unlock My TV offers two clones of popular service. One of the now defunct Terrarium TV and the other for one of our top 5 applications Cinema HD. It offers a lot of functionality and everything you can expect to find on Cinema HD you will get here with slight lag due to updates, also it has a clean and easy to use interface which makes it a dream to use.

Cinema HD is one of the most downloaded Android streaming apps around supported by an enormous community.

What Does it Do?

Unlock My TV works by using online web scrapers to find new titles that are being added each day from hundreds of different popular sites including torrents. The links are then aggregated and added to the existing libraries meaning content is updated on a daily basis and old links are culled.

Unlock My TV works like a Google for new media, meaning that you can always find a link to the latest episode of your favorite TV show or the newest films from the box office.

What Platforms Does it Work On?

Unlock my TV works on all Android based devices

Features

  • Large library of high-quality media
  • HD links
  • Compatible with Amazon Fire TV series of devices
  • Clean and simple user interface
  • Able to watch trailers
  • Download programs to watch them offline or while you travel
  • Kids mode to block adult content
  • Free with in application ads
  • Supports Real Debrid and Trak.TV
  • Favorite titles
  • Search and Filter function

Pros and Cons

As Unlock My TV is a clone of Cinema HD you would get all the same Pros as CinemaHD with a slight lag when it comes to updates.

Pros

  • Free to use
  • Download movies and watch them on the go
  • Links are scanned prior to being placed in the public library, if you click a link and it is found to be suspicious you will serve the next best safe link
  • By integrating with Real Debrian you can download content at high speeds and gain access to the community with a large number of playlist and titles to expand your library
  • Compatibility with Trak.tv means you can pick up watching a programme where you left off
  • Really lovely user interface, full of information with a clean design
  • Being able to watch trailers means you can check if a new programme is for you before trying to find a working link

Cons

  • Lacks the support of Cinema HD as it is a clone
  • Little information widely available in terms of the developer, update logs and upcoming events as they have no Facebook page or subreddit

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Yes, the application is perfectly if downloaded from the Amazon store or their official website. Avoid third party sites which say you can download it there. You are just setting yourself up for a corrupt file.

Is it Legal or Grey?

Though some reviewers try to paint Unlock my TV as legal it isn’t really. Any content delivery network that is serving or helping users to access copyrighted content comes under a grey area. Though they may take down copyrighted content it will just get replaced the following day by the scrapers.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

You should always use any Android TV service with a VPN. Preferably one that has inbuilt malware scanning software. 

Your Internet Service Provider is likely to block many of the links that you try and use through their scrapers as they will have been flagged as serving illegally distributed content.

A VPN helps to keeps your anonymous online, avoid being watched by your ISP as well as obscuring your IP in the case that a media provider tries to trace back individual users.

Is it Free?

Yes, it’s 100% free

Are There Ads? (If it has ads is there a modded version)

No, there are no ads whatsoever

Is There a Premium Version?

No

Is There an Official Website?

Yes you get a basic 1 page website giving you a link to download the official apk: https://unlockmytv.com/#downloads

Always remember to download the apk from an official website, or trusted source. If not use Malwarebytes or some form of malware scanner to scan the file before you open it. The internet is rife with malware from copycat websites.

What Other Devices Does it Work On?

Unlock My TV will work on any device which uses the minimum version of Android required.

How Does the App Work?

You can download the application on the Amazon store, or directly download the apk file from the Unlock My TV website

What is the Minimum Version of Android I Need?

Android 4.0

History

How Long Has it Been Around?

Hard to say, but as a clone of CinemaHD which has only been around since May 2018, we estimate somewhere around the second half of 2018. The clone was probably put up when CinemaHD’s servers went down

Is it a Terrarium Clone?

No, a Cinema HD clone, on the website it says you can download the Terraium TV Clone UnlockMyTTV but the link just loops you back to the home page.

What is the Development Team Like?

Unknown, there is no information about the developer that we could find online, whether that be through Google, Facebook or Reddit

Best Alternatives

Lots of great alternative to what is a good app. Of course, you can use CinemaHD which also is 100% free without ads, Cyberflix, or Zion TV

Our Opinion

Unlock My TV is a well designed and thoughtful application, which is becoming popular by being a 100% without adverts.

However, in all honesty it would make little sense to us to use Unlock My TV when we could just use Cinema HD which has more support and an active developer at the helm.

As they say, why use the clone when you can use the real thing?