How to Fix No stream Available Kodi Error With 3 Simple Working Methods
You’ve searched through endless titles on your shiny new Kodi add on and finally found the one you’ve been looking for.
Then you click on the best link available and get a no stream error. You resist the urge to grab your TV and rip it out of the wall.
No stream errors are common, and if you haven’t come across one yet then you will.
In this guide, we’ll identify what a no stream error, and then give you 3 simple working methods to fix Kodi streaming errors, as well as 3 additional fixes just in case those don’t work.
What is a No Stream Error?
No stream errors can come in a variety of formats. From the video just not playing at all and displaying a clear error message. To occasional jumpy buffering with interminable frustrating minutes in between.
Worst of all when you are halfway through a show and at that vital moment it drops the connection and doesn’t work again no matter how many times you refresh and reconnect.
The good news is, a no stream error is one of the first and most common problems that Kodi users come across, and there a lot of common fixes.
These fixes should be done in order, so if the first doesn’t work, try the second and so on.
Check your Internet Connection
Any time you are connecting to anything online when you get a connectivity issue the first thing you want to check is your internet connection.
Check Your Internet Speed
You can just Google “speed test” and use Google’s internal tool or go to a website like www.speedtest.net , if your internet is registering download speeds of less than 10Mbps, then you may actually just have a slow internet problem.
The next thing you can do is simply restart your router.
If your internet speed stays slow again after you restart your router, then you may need to move your device closer to the router and use a cabled connection. A CAT cable connection is always faster than Wi-Fi.
If the problem persists then use a laptop to check your cabled connection speed, if you still see slow speeds, then contact your Internet Service Provider, and find out why you are not getting the speeds advertised.
As most internet speeds are fast these days, chances are you have good speed, just poor connection. So, might be worth buying a Wi-Fi repeater or an extender.
Clear Kodi Cache
Have a full cache can be a big problem, particularly with devices with a small amount of memory and RAM like the Amazon Firestick. These devices are great because they are cheap, but they lack disk space.
Every program you watch on Kodi is cached to disk. This means over time your disk gets full of old shows and needs to be cleared. In the same way, you would clear the cache on your internet browser.
Follow these steps to clear cache and providers, give your system a clean slate to start again at maximum speed and space:
- Scroll to Tools on your Add on (Bear in mind not all add ons will have a clear cache function as this isn’t built into Kodi, or some add ons. You can alternatively download Supreme Builds: http://repo.supremebuilds.com/ and run their cleaning tools. Or go through the Amazon menu if you have an Amazon Fire Device.)
- Click clear providers
- Click clear cache
- Restart Kodi
Clearing cache varies by device. So, you can look further through Google to find your device settings, or just use the cleaning tools in Supreme Builds.
Find a Working Add On
Add ons have a short shelf life. Many will simply be abandoned by their developers and fall into disuse. If an addon is not maintained and updated, then over time streams will stop working.
Add ons need to be connected to working scrapers and source providers, these links change regularly and if they are not updated then you will get repeated no stream available messages.
This is worth bearing in mind if you find you are regularly getting this problem while using an add on.
We recommend using add ons like:
- Exodus Redux
- 7 of 9
Of just Google “best working addons Kodi” for an up to date list of add ons that are up and working.
Hopefully, the 3 fixes we provided will have fixed most of the no stream errors you’ve gotten, but if the problem persists then you can work through the next 4 fixes.
Troubleshooting the Add On
Some add ons will have an inbuilt troubleshooter function, but otherwise, it can be as simple as checking you have the latest version of the add on and seeing if an update is available.
Are You Using a VPN?
We cannot stress enough how important it is that you use a VPN with Kodi, and any add ons. Your Internet Service Provider may let you stream unprotected on Kodi for a few weeks. But once they realize the source you are using, they will start blocking your connection to IP addresses that give you access to copyrighted materials.
A VPN helps to maintain your anonymity and privacy online. As well as encrypting your connection making what you do online purely between you and your target website.
This is a simple solution. For any form of media, you’ll get provided with multiple sources. Sometimes it may be a case of just clicking through a couple of sources. If one hosting provider is being blocked on that day.
Use Real Debrid
For $4 a month save yourself ever having to put up with a no stream available error message every again. Real Debrid pulls high-quality links from 50+ providers and can be synchronized with most Kodi add ons. Meaning you’ll always be served a high-quality working link.