In this tutorial, I will show you how to install The Crew addon on Kodi 18 Leia and Kodi 17.6 Krypton. This addon works smoothly on FireStick and all other Kodi compatible devices including mobiles, TV OS, computers, etc.
The Crew Kodi addon contains options to watch on-demand movies and TV series as well as IPTV, Sports, Kids, and more. The addon has been online for quite some time, but the developers have pushed it out in the open only recently.
With diverse content categories to choose from, quality playback, and smooth navigation, it took no time for The Crew addon to become our favorite. It is now the part of our collection of Best Kodi Addons.
How to install The Crew Kodi Addon
You will be sideloading this addon onto Kodi. Therefore, the first 5 steps are for enabling the option Unknown Sources. These steps must be followed to get The Crew Kodi addon. The installation part of the process will start from Step 6.
Here are the steps:
1- First, we run the Kodi app. It will open to the home screen you see in the image below
Click the gear image under the Kodi logo in the top-left corner. It will open Kodi Settings
2- Now, you want to click System (for Kodi 18 Leia users)
If you use Kodi 17.6 Krypton, click System Settings
3- On the left side of the next screen, there is a left menu on which you need to click Add-ons
4- On the right side, now you can see Unknown Sources
Switch the toggle to turn it ON
5- Confirm that you wish to keep Unknown Sources switched ON by clicking Yes
The Crew Addon is completely safe
6- Now you may go to the Settings menu again (press the back button once or navigate to Settings from the home screen of Kodi again)
Click File manager
7- Now you see this window
Click Add source
8- You now want to click the option
9- We now type the source path from where The Crew Kodi addon will be downloaded
10- You are now required to name this source path
Even though you can give it any name you want, I suggest making it identifiable. You are going to use it later (Step 13)
Name it the crew
11- The Kodi 18 users will go back to the Settings menu again and choose Add-ons (image below)
Kodi 17.6 users go to the home screen and in the left menu click Add-ons. On the following screen go to the top-left and click the open-box option
12- Now we need to open Install from zip file
13- Here you see the source path name you added
Click the crew
14- Always open the zip file with the latest version
In our case it is repository.thecrew-0.0.2
15- Wait for the The Crew Add-on installed notification in the top-right corner
Don’t get confused. We have only installed The Crew repository. We still need to install The Crew addon on Kodi
16- Open Install from repository
17- Click The Crew
18- Go to Video add-ons and open it
19- Now we click The Crew addon on this list
20- Click the option Install on the bottom
21- Only on Kodi 18 you see this window. Click OK
22- It may take more than a minute to install The Crew Kodi addon
You can see the installation progress on the Kodi screen
Wait for the notification in the top-right corner
23- You may also see this YouTube message during or after the installation
YouTube is a supporting addon for The Crew. But, it doesn’t have to be set up in order for you to use The Crew addon. So, click No
The Crew Kodi addon is now successfully installed.
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.
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How to Use the Crew Addon on Kodi
The installed addons can be accessed from the home screen of Kodi. Simply select Add-ons in the left menu and you will find your addon in the Video add-ons category on the right side.
OR, click Add-ons in the left menu and select Video add-ons in the left menu on the next window. Now, click The Crew addon on the right side
This is the main window of The Crew Kodi addon
It is a multipurpose addon with streaming options related to Movies, Shows, Kids, IPTV, Sports, Fitness, 1 Clicks, and Stand Up Comedy
Every category on the main window is likely to be organized in subcategories.
For example, the content within the Movies category is sorted in subcategories like 24/7 Movies, Box Sets, Genres, Year, Trakt Lists, etc.
Similarly, TV Shows has 24/7 TV Shows, Documentaries, Genres, Networks, International, Trending, etc.
In fact, don’t be surprised if there are more subcategories within these subcategories. This is a standard layout of any decent Kodi addon. You will find the streaming content by navigating these categories.
If you know specifically what you want to watch, you can also use the Search option on the main screen of The Crew Kodi addon
You can look up for Movies, TV Shows, or by the name of the artists/actors/directors (People – Movies & People – TV Shows options). The search results are usually accurate, though sometimes skewed
There are some options in the Tools main-screen menu you can use
If you want to use subtitles on Kodi with The Crew addon, click Settings: Subtitles to enable subtitles
Tools menu has some utility tools as well. You can clear cache if you experience buffering issues on Kodi while using The Crew addon.
The Crew looks like an excellent option to stream a variety of media including movies, shows, live TV and more. Its scrapers are currently doing a fabulous job of providing the finest streams from the quality sources. The addon also supports Real-Debrid sign-in, enabling more 1080p and even 4K resolution streams. It is indeed one of the best Kodi addons to have at this time.
So, now you know how to install The Crew addon on Kodi. Let us know your thoughts or feedback via the comments section below.
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Written by David Minister
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