This tutorial provides a complete set of instructions to install Alvin addon on Kodi. This addon works on all the Kodi supported platforms including Amazon FireStick & FireStick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Mac, Windows & Linux, Raspberry Pi, Android Mobiles & TV Boxes and more.
Alvin Kodi addon brings to you a fine collection of on-demand content. It has plenty of movies and TV shows that can keep you glued in for several hours. The media library is well maintained and regularly replenished with new content.
On the scrapping front, Alvin is doing a decent job. You will find plenty of top of the line streams and many are in Full HD. Torrent streaming is also supported for an even better experience.
Alvin looks like a fork of Exodus V8 addon. Of course, it works much better than its predecessor. Therefore, we have also added it to our collection of the best addons.
How to install Alvin Kodi addon
Alvin comes from a third-party source. It is not the part of the official Kodi Add-on Repository. Third-party addons can be installed. However, there is a prerequisite to it. You must enable the security option called Unknown Sources. Let me show you how:
Enable Unknown Sources Installation
– Once you have opened Kodi app, stay on the home window. You will see a gear icon in the upper-left area. Click it to access Kodi Settings
– The next thing you want to do is click System on Kodi 18 Leia
OR, click System Settings if you use Kodi 17.6 Krypton
– In the left menu, click Add-ons (as shown in the image below)
– Go to the right area of the same window and click Unknown Sources
Note: You need to click this option only if it is disabled
– When warned, click Yes
Alvin is a safe Kodi addon
You have enabled Kodi to install the Alvin addon. We can start with the installation process now.
Steps to install Alvin Kodi addon
Follow these series of steps to get Alvin addon on Kodi:
1- We will go back to the Settings window again from the Kodi home screen
2- Next, we are going to click File manager
3- On this window, go ahead and click Add source
4- When this window is displayed, click the option
5- This is the window where you will provide the source URL octopus246.esy.es/octopus/
Check the URL once to make sure you typed it correctly
6- The URL or source you added needs to be named. I am going with the default name it picked – octopus
You may do the same or pick any other name
7- Press the back button once if you are using Kodi 18 Leia and click Addons (you are again on the Settings window)
On Kodi 17.6, go to the home screen, click Add-ons in the left menu, and on the next screen click open-box image in the upper-left corner
8- Go ahead and click Install from zip file
9- You should now be able to see the source name (octopus) that you provided earlier. Click it!
10- Click the zip file that you see on the next window: repository.octopus-x.x.x.zip
Note: x.x.x represents the current version number of the zip file, which might be different from when I wrote this guide
11- In less than a minute, you should see the notification Octopus Repository Add-on installed
12- Go ahead and click Install from repository this time
13- Now open the Octopus Repository
14- Open Video add-ons
15- Click Alvin Kodi add-on
16- In the bottom-right, click Install
17- Now you see this popup (only on Kodi 18 Leia). Click OK
18- Alvin addon now installs. It usually takes less than 2 minutes. Let’s wait for the notification Alvin Add-on installed in the top-right corner
This is how you install Alvin addon on Kodi.
Before you start streaming with Kodi Addons / Builds, I would like to warn you that everything you stream on Kodi is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Kodi users are strongly advised to connect a VPN while streaming. A VPN for Kodi will bypass ISP throttling, Government Surveillance, and geo-restriction on popular Add-ons. I always connect ExpressVPN on all my streaming devices and I suggest you do the same.
ExpressVPN is the fastest and most secure VPN. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it freely for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for the full refund.
NOTE: We do not encourage the violation of the copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on Kodi, here's how to get VPN protection in 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Get the ExpressVPN subscription HERE.
Step 2: Click HERE to download and install the ExpressVPN app on your device.
How to use Alvin Kodi addon: A quick overview
If you have used Kodi on-demand video addons before, honestly there isn’t much to explain here. Nevertheless, let me give you a quick rundown of Alvin addon for Kodi.
First, let’s see how we access Alvin (or any other video addon). Go all the way back to the home window of Kodi. Hover over or select Add-ons in the left menu. In the right section, you will find Alvin under Video add-ons
Instead of hovering over Add-ons in the left menu, click it. Now hover over or select Video add-ons in the left menu on the next window. On the right, you will find Alvin Kodi add-on
Here is the main screen of Alvin:
As you can see, it has some pretty regular categories: Movies, TV Shows, My Movies, My TV Shows, New Movies, New Episodes, Documentaries, etc. In addition, there are special categories: Networks and Boxsets
Now, all you need to do is pick a category, explore it and find the content you wish to watch and get started. It is that easy.
The first thing I like about Alvin Kodi addon is that it has a simple, fuss-free layout. It does not feature any fancy categories. However, Alvin is fetching top-notch streaming links and working really well at this time. It even gets you many torrent streams, which are usually considered superior to regular streams. Alvin gets even better with Real Debrid integration. Trakt sign-in is also supported. It is a good addon to try.
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