This guide will show you how to set up Real Debrid on kodi, a premium service that you can set up on the media center to provide the best streaming links including torrents.
This guide was realized on the latest version of kodi, but the steps should apply to older versions of the media center. Also, the same steps should perfectly work on all devices and platforms that support kodi.
Kodi addons allow you to access a long list of content. To enjoy these contents you need to have an internet connection suitable for the quality with which you want to watch these contents, whether in SD, HD or 4k.
Even so, you could always have buffering problems that will prevent the videos from loading correctly. This depends on the links rather than your internet connection. Because of this, many users use Real Debrid with Kodi.
What is Real Debrid?
Before setting up and configuring Real Debrid, let’s see what this service is and what it consists of.
Real Debrid is an online file download service. With this service you will be able to download files of a considerable size at a much higher transfer speed than you would get through protocols such as torrent.
Even if your internet connection is very fast, the download speed with torrent files is very low. For the speed to be optimal the file will have to have multiple sources. Using Real Debrid you will not have this problem. There are many download sites that use this service.
In addition to being able to use the Real Debrid online service, it is also available as a service that can be used by many Kodi addons. After configuring Kodi to use Real Debrid, you will need to use a compatible addon to appreciate its high download speed. If you have buffering issues, it is always an option to consider.
Real Debrid is a paid service. It has several plans, but all of them will allow you to download files at a speed of up to 300Mbps. The only difference between the plans is their duration. You can find more information about Real Debrid’s plans on their official website.
There are several ways to integrate Real Debrid with Kodi, but the most used is to configure a Kodi dependency called URL Resolver. If you use an addon like The Crew or similar, you probably already have this dependency configured.
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Set up Real Debrid on Kodi
Create a Real Debrid account
Before you can set Real Debrid you need to fulfill a number of requirements. To start with, you need to create a Real Debrid account on its official website. To do this, go to their official website and register.
There are many addons that support Real Debrid. If you have not already installed any addon that supports it, it will be useless to use this service. If this is your case, you can install The Promise, which is one of the most popular addons in Kodi.
Set up Real Debrid on Kodi
After creating a Real Debrid account and installing an addon that supports this service, let’s see how to set up Real Debrid on Kodi. To do this, we will configure the URL Resolver of Kodi to support Real Debrid links. This way any addon that supports them will be able to use them. To do this you must follow these steps:
Go to the Kodi home screen and click on the gear icon at the top left to access the Kodi settings.
Then click on the System Settings option.
At the bottom left of this screen you will be able to switch between basic and advanced mode. Click this button until the Expert mode is selected.
Next, select the Addons option from the left menu and then click on the option to Manage dependencies.
A list of Kodi dependencies will display. You should look for the one with the name URL Resolver and click on it.
A preview of the dependency will be displayed. You must click on Configure.
After clicking Configure, a new window with several options will be displayed. Click on the Universal Resolvers option.
On the right side of the window you will see a section with the title Real Debrid. Scroll down until it appears, then click on Priority in the Real Debrid section.
The priority will be set to 100, which is the default value. You should change it to 90.
Click Ok to close the window, then click Configure again.
The same window as before will open again. Click on Universal Resolvers and in the Real Debrid section click on the (Re)Authorize My Account option.
After this a new window will open with a timer and an authorization code that you must write down.
The time shown is the time you have to enter the authorization code into your Real Debrid account. To do this, go to the URL https://real-debrid.com/device and enter the code.
After typing the code you will have to enter the login details of your Real Debrid account and finally you will see a message saying that you have authorized your account to be used by Kodi.
You may want to give a name to this new entry to easily identify it later
And with this you have finished the configuration of Real Debrid.
After integrating Real Debrid with Kodi’s URL Resolver dependency, any addon that makes use of this dependency will be able to use your Real Debrid account.
From now on you will be able to see Real Debrid links every time you use a Real Debrid compatible addon. All these links usually work perfectly.
Real Debrid is not essential, but it is an option to take into account if all you use is Kodi. This way you can rest easy knowing that your download speed is correct.