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      🔥🔥🎬 INTRO TO Xports TV IPTV SERVICE AND INSTALL VIDEO GUIDE 🎬🔥🔥   01/09/2018

      INTRO TO Xports TV IPTV SERVICE AND INSTALL VIDEO GUIDE All I ask of you all, and especially now we using more server space for this service is that you click around a few of our adverts if you have the time as this does help us pay for our server costs. 🙏❤️ Intro into Xports IPTV Below   How To Install Xports IPTV Add-on Below   AGAIN all I ask of you all, and especially now we using more server space for this service is that you click around a few of our adverts if you have the time as this does help us pay for our server costs. 🙏❤️ Addon: http://xports.tv/repo or find it in The Beast Wizard EPG: http://xports.tv/epg.xml.gz M3U: http://xports.ddns.net:25461/get.php?username=YOUR_USER&password=YOUR_PASSWORD&type=m3u_plus&output=mpegts Pricing: http://hostnerds.org/#pricing MAG: http://xports.ddns.net:25461/c Support: http://koditalk.org/topic/9477-channels-downnot-working/ Official site: http://streamhelp.org
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    • Mixdoctor

      🔥🔥🎬 THE BEAST ∃NCORE LATEST RELEASE JANUARY 12th for  Kodi 17+ ONLY 🎬🔥🔥   01/12/2018

      🔥🔥 THE BEAST ∃NCORE LATEST RELEASE 🔥🔥 🔥🔥 JANUARY 12th for  Kodi 17+ ONLY 🔥🔥 PLEASE NOTE THIS BUILD IS FOR KODI  VERSIONS 17 UPWARDS ONLY   ALSO XPORTS IPTV  IS INSTALLED READY TO USE IF NEEDED, CLICK PICTURE BELOW FOR DETAILS YES it's back at last and a completely rebuilt for Kodi 17+,  and looks AMAZZING.  Again we have to thank @ChrisB for all his work in bringing us this magnificent build, @Tech Timeruuu for our wizards (what would we do without him eh?) 🇺🇸👍. We now have updates for all our builds 17.3 and 17.4 in our wizards including our forums own build The Royalist. As I have said before PLEASE remember that Addon's come and go and somedays work and other days not as this is the world of Kodi and it seems its going to be like this for a while as the powers try their best to stop us doing what we do best. As of today all addons on the new release are working 100% but we all know things change and this is another reason why we do our best and keep updating so you all have the latest working addons for your enjoyment. Remember GUYS n GALS We make this free of charge and don’t like accepting donations. All we ask is that you please click on a few ads here and on one of The BEAST sites to help with our growing server costs   So on with the install people and enjoy The Best Build. The VIDEO GUIDE for this is near the bottom of this post HOW TO INSTALL THE LATEST BEAST ENCORE Register at https://thebeast1.com (UK Server) or https://thebeast2.com (US Server) Add a username, email address and password then click Register PLEASE NOTE when you are registering only use letters and numbers ( apart from the @ in your email ) and do not use any symbols what so ever like ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ). After the registration notification appears "Thank you for registering with us. Please  log in to continue." select  log in Enter the email password you used in the first step and click Log in You'll see the Name you chose, your chosen email, and verify. Select Verify –  DO NOT MISS THIS PART You will see weather icons. Wait for it to end. Log in for the last time: If you see  VERIFIED next to your chosen email, you've registered successfully. You  WILL NOT receive any emails. That has not been in place for months. Registration Complete, Open Kodi to Install the Latest BEAST update for KODI 16/17 -From KODI Home Screen > Add-ons > Settings (Gear symbol), top left
       >Enable Unknown Sources. BACK to KODI HOME screen > Settings (Gear Symbol), top left 
       > File Manager 
       > Add Source. Select None Type the following  EXACTLY http://thebeast1.com/repo/ and select Done OR For the USA source please use http://thebeast2.com/repo – but you must sign up at http://thebeast2.com for this (If one doesn't work, try the other, but you must register and enter the same one) Highlight the box underneath that says repo, clear it and type beast & Select OK Go back to your Home Screen Add-Ons > Click Open box in top left corner (Add-on Browser)  Select Install from zip file Select The Beast or whatever name you typed. Select  repository.beast Select repository.beast-xxx.zip *(where xxx is the version number)* Go back and select install from repository and choose The Beast Repository Go to Program add-ons and select either  The Beast Wizard U.K. or  The Beast Wizard U.S. depending on where you are. After making your selection click  Install The Beast Wizard pop up will greet you with a message and an option to the  Build Menu Click on  Build Menu You will need to enter your email and password you just created by clicking on  Enter Details Select the build you wish to install from this wizard -Make sure to chose Most Recent Dated Build Click where it says  CLICK TO UPDATE Click  Yes, Install The Beast Encore will start to download After the download completes the build will start extracting. After extraction just click OK and click on Yes, Close. launch Kodi, wait 1-3 minutes for build to finish updating. VIDEO GUIDE BELOW     As always please like this video and subscribe to our channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
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    • Mixdoctor

      🔥⭐️👊 THE BEAST UPDATED JANUARY 17th GO GET IT!,  NOW  IN THE WIZARDS ALL ADDONS WORKING PERFECTLY 👊🏼⭐️🔥   01/18/2018

      🔥👊 THE BEAST UPDATED JANUARY 17th, GO GET IT!  NOW  IN THE WIZARDS 👊🔥 🔥⭐️👊ALL ADDONS WORKING PERFECTLY 👊🏼⭐️🔥   Thats right people, The  Beast for all versions of  Kodi 17  has now been UPDATED yet again for you all, and is totally awesome and packed with all working addons.  Again @ChrisB has done a fantastic job on this release. Also a big thank you to @Tech Timeruuu for our wizards and our video guides that gets produced on every release to show you all how to install this magnificent build. 🇺🇸👍. We now have updates for all our builds for all versions of  Kodi 17  in our wizards including our forums own build The Royalist. As I have said before PLEASE remember that Addon's come and go and somedays work and other days not as this is the world of Kodi and it seems its going to be like this for a while as the powers try their best to stop us doing what we do best. As of today all addons on the new release are working 100% but we all know things change and this is another reason why we do our best and keep updating so you all have the latest working addons for your enjoyment. As most of you know I am in the UK and well UK ISP's are known to block everything they can. I have tested this build and I have to tell you that everything works flawlessly but I am going via a VPN so without a VPN I can not tell you if all the addons are working in the UK. What I can tell you though is there is only one ISP at the moment that seems to be letting everything through and that is EE, but make sure you turn off all parental settings on your account. If you are in the UK check out this post below by clicking on the post title to check you ISP settings.     Remember GUYS n GALS We make this free of charge and don’t like accepting donations either. All we ask is that you please click on a few ads here and on one of The BEAST sites to help with our growing server costs   So on with the install people and enjoy The Best Build. The VIDEO GUIDE for this is near the bottom of this post HOW TO INSTALL THE LATEST BEAST Register at https://thebeast1.com (UK Server) or https://thebeast2.com (US Server) Add a username, email address and password then click Register PLEASE NOTE when you are registering only use letters and numbers ( apart from the @ in your email ) and do not use any symbols what so ever like ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ). After the registration notification appears "Thank you for registering with us. Please  log in to continue." select  log in Enter the email password you used in the first step and click Log in You'll see the Name you chose, your chosen email, and verify. Select Verify –  DO NOT MISS THIS PART You will see weather icons. Wait for it to end. Log in for the last time: If you see  VERIFIED next to your chosen email, you've registered successfully. You  WILL NOT receive any emails. That has not been in place for months. Registration Complete, Open Kodi to Install the Latest BEAST update for KODI 16/17 -From KODI Home Screen > Add-ons > Settings (Gear symbol), top left
       >Enable Unknown Sources. BACK to KODI HOME screen > Settings (Gear Symbol), top left 
       > File Manager 
       > Add Source. Select None Type the following  EXACTLY http://thebeast1.com/repo/ and select Done OR For the USA source please use http://thebeast2.com/repo – but you must sign up at http://thebeast2.com for this (If one doesn't work, try the other, but you must register and enter the same one) Highlight the box underneath that says repo, clear it and type beast & Select OK Go back to your Home Screen Add-Ons > Click Open box in top left corner (Add-on Browser)  Select Install from zip file Select The Beast or whatever name you typed. Select  repository.beast Select repository.beast-xxx.zip *(where xxx is the version number)* Go back and select install from repository and choose The Beast Repository Go to Program add-ons and select either  The Beast Wizard U.K. or  The Beast Wizard U.S. depending on where you are. After making your selection click  Install The Beast Wizard pop up will greet you with a message and an option to the  Build Menu Click on  Build Menu You will need to enter your email and password you just created by clicking on  Enter Details Select the build you wish to install from this wizard -Make sure to chose Most Recent Dated Build Click where it says  CLICK TO UPDATE Click  Yes, Install The Beast will start to download After the download completes the build will start extracting. After extraction just click OK and click on Yes, Close. launch Kodi, wait 1-3 minutes for build to finish updating. VIDEO GUIDE BELOW     As always please like this video and subscribe to our channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
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    • Mixdoctor

      🔥🎮 THE BEAST SHIELD THEME FOR KODI 17 VERSIONS UPDATE 19th JANUARY IS NOW IN THE WIZARDS 🎮🔥   01/20/2018

      🔥🎮 THE BEAST SHIELD THEME FOR KODI 17 VERSIONS UPDATE  🎮🔥 🔥🎮 19th JANUARY IS NOW IN THE WIZARDS 🎮🔥 Well it's been asked for and now you got it! It's The New BEAST SHIELD for KODI 17+ and is a total game changer in the world of Kodi and is so simple to install. Once installed it is so powerful it literally does everything for you that you will ever need in a build even auto cleaning up and in our new wizard updating your builds is so simple now without having to do a fresh install every time Some people think this build is only for the Nvidia Shield, this is not true it is basically the Nvidia Shield skin so you can make your android box look and feel like a Shield  BIG thanks goes out to @Tech Timeruuu for creating this wizard and Repo and of course our very own @ChrisB for all our Beast Builds.  As I have said before PLEASE remember that Addon's come and go and somedays work and other days not as this is the world of Kodi and it seems its going to be like this for a while as the powers try their best to stop us doing what we do best. As of today all addons on the new release are working 100% but we all know things change and this is another reason why we do our best and keep updating so you all have the latest working addons for your enjoyment.   Remember GUYS n GALS We make this free of charge and don’t like accepting donations either. All we ask is that you please click on a few ads here and on one of  The BEAST sites to help with our growing server costs   So on with the install people and enjoy The Best Build.   HOW TO INSTALL THE LATEST BEAST SHIELD Register at https://thebeast1.com (UK Server) or https://thebeast2.com (US Server) Add a username, email address and password then click Register PLEASE NOTE when you are registering only use letters and numbers ( apart from the @ in your email ) and do not use any symbols what so ever like ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ). After the registration notification appears "Thank you for registering with us. Please  log in to continue." select  log in Enter the email password you used in the first step and click Log in You'll see the Name you chose, your chosen email, and verify. Select Verify –  DO NOT MISS THIS PART You will see weather icons. Wait for it to end. Log in for the last time: If you see  VERIFIED next to your chosen email, you've registered successfully. You  WILL NOT receive any emails. That has not been in place for months. Registration Complete, Open Kodi to Install the Latest BEAST update for KODI 16/17 -From KODI Home Screen > Add-ons > Settings (Gear symbol), top left
       >Enable Unknown Sources. BACK to KODI HOME screen > Settings (Gear Symbol), top left 
       > File Manager 
       > Add Source. Select None Type the following  EXACTLY http://thebeast1.com/repo/ and select Done OR For the USA source please use http://thebeast2.com/repo – but you must sign up at http://thebeast2.com for this (If one doesn't work, try the other, but you must register and enter the same one) Highlight the box underneath that says repo, clear it and type beast & Select OK Go back to your Home Screen Add-Ons > Click Open box in top left corner (Add-on Browser)  Select Install from zip file Select The Beast or whatever name you typed. Select  repository.beast Select repository.beast-xxx.zip *(where xxx is the version number)* Go back and select install from repository and choose The Beast Repository Go to Program add-ons and select either  The Beast Wizard U.K. or  The Beast Wizard U.S. depending on where you are. After making your selection click  Install The Beast Wizard pop up will greet you with a message and an option to the  Build Menu Click on  Build Menu You will need to enter your email and password you just created by clicking on  Enter Details Select the build you wish to install from this wizard -Make sure to chose Most Recent Dated Build Click where it says  CLICK TO UPDATE Click  Yes, Install The Beast will start to download After the download completes the build will start extracting. After extraction just click OK and click on Yes, Close. launch Kodi, wait 1-3 minutes for build to finish updating. VIDEO GUIDE BELOW   As always please like this video and subscribe to our channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
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  1. Kodi Piracy and Addon Predictions for 2018 WITH A INTERVIEW BY Tekto In many ways, the Kodi addon scene was one of the most turbulent in 2017. Today we sit down with the former operator of the Ares Project, the group behind the popular Ares Wizard, which shut down recently following legal threats. He gives his thoughts on what 2018 could have in store for unofficial Kodi projects and what threats lie in wait for the hugely popular platform. During 2017, Kodi and its sea of third-party addons hit the headlines hundreds of times. Streaming in this fashion became a massive deal throughout the year and eventually, copyright holders decided to take action, cracking down on groups such as TVAddons, ZemTV, and addons offered by jsergio123 and The_Alpha. In November, the problems continued when the Ares Project, the group behind the hugely popular Ares Wizard and Kodi repository, threw in the towel after being threatened by the MPA-led anti-piracy coalition Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment. The combined might of Columbia, Disney, Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal, Warner, Netflix, Amazon, and Sky TV was too much, leading to Ares Project leader Tekto shutting everything down. This was a significant development. Over a two year period, Ares serviced an estimated 100 million users. After interviewing Tekto last month, today we catch up with the developer again, listening to his thoughts on how the scene might further develop in 2018 and what threats lie ahead. TF: Could you tell us a bit about Kodi’s suitability as an unauthorized streaming platform moving forward? Is it flexible enough to deal with threats, is its current development effort sufficient, do addon developers like the way it works, and how could it be improved? Tekto: The public awareness of Kodi and the easy ways with which it can be customised via builds and its open source nature makes it the perfect platform for Python coders. It’s easy to fork, copy, adapt and learn, and it’s good for “builders” who modify, personalize, and “brand”. It’s also easy for users to obtain, install, and work with the plethora of wizards and addons etc, all backed by up blogs and YouTube tutorials. It’s the perfect open source platform to develop and customise to access a massive range of content. Content that may well be contentious but regardless, it is publicly available all over the web. TF: Obviously Kodi is the big thing at the moment but other apps, such as Showbox, TerrariumTV, and similar products are carving a decent niche for themselves. Where do you see the market sitting on these kinds of products moving forward and are they a threat to Kodi’s dominance? Tekto: The apps and other services don’t offer the same level of personalization. That’s what will keep a certain dedicated following happy with Kodi. We’ve had Plex, Streamio, Emby and so on, but none offer the flexibility of Kodi. TF: Does Kodi have any major weaknesses that you know of? Is it under threat from other systems perhaps? Tekto: Lets not forget we had CCcam [card sharing] for a decade and with Sky [UK TV provider] changing their encryption to end that source, a myriad of IPTV providers sprung up to replace it. All that killing the CCcam method has done, is moved people off CCcam to IPTV. It hasn’t stopped piracy or access to “premium content”, it just moved somewhere else. It probably also makes the providers more money than CCcam accounts ever did. TF: There have been a lot of legal threats in 2017. Are third-party addon developers and their community under serious threat? Tekto: If Kodi third-party devs “stopped”, something else would take over. All the Android apps that have sprung up (some have been around a while anyway) are already filling some gaps or giving options for those looking to stream. Having tried some of these, I have to say for non-tech users there are two or three apps that will suit them perfectly. Others need more work and fewer invasive ads to be more successful. Will Kodi stop? No. It is evolving and finding a new path. It has to. Well, the coders have to, at least. TF: What is your overall assessment of the various legal attacks this year? Tekto: What is being missed by all these legal “efforts” is the removal of the sources being accessed. Whilst the sources exist, apps and Kodi add-ons will find ways to access them. Did taking out a few Kodi devs and a wizard remove any content? Did it stop just one movie from being accessed? No. It did nothing to stop piracy. It did, however, give those receiving HUGE fees to act for the various movie and broadcasters, something to write on their “success” boards and reports. It just upset users for a few days whilst things adapted to the new situation. The Kodi builds listed on Ares all had their own wizards anyway – so they all carried on working. All the add-ons on Ares were mostly linked to Github, so they carried on working anyway. The takedown of guys working on the URL resolver for Covenant didn’t work at all. The code still works and if you add, let’s say, Real Debrid, it won’t ever stop working, even Exodus still works! Let’s add to this that Covenant was then forked five or six times and re-marketed. I’d say it probably increased “acts of copyright infringement” or at least access to “copyright infringing material”. TV Addons immediately took over development of the “URL resolver”, so it will be maintained and fixes for it released. The URL resolver module uses regex – regular expressions to emulate a web browser (for the most part). Let that sink in; A URL resolver is a way to bypass a web browser, as most of the content is hosted on “publicly accessible” websites, that still remain publicly available with or without Covenant or whatever the forks are called. TF: Sp there isn’t a Doomsday scenario? Tekto: If the Kodi third-party scene is somehow stopped – all Wizards, builds, etc were all stopped this very second – there would be a dozen new apps for Android in weeks. Meanwhile, there are hundreds of websites you could switch to, to watch the same content. ACE, MPA etc need to wake up to that fact. TF: One of the big deals this year, as far as the legal position goes, has been the clarification of “communication to the public” following cases at the European level featuring [pirate box seller] Filmspeler and The Pirate Bay. How do you think this will affect the addon and build scenes moving forward? Tekto: I’ve long believed that Kodi wizards and scraper addons operated in a way that wasn’t illegal, in that they never provided content, never actually handled the copyright protected files themselves. It still remains my belief that the recent efforts to use the Ziggo [Pirate Bay] ruling concerning “communicating to the public” is directly linked to torrents or at the very least actually providing content itself. It may be legal “saber rattling” – however standing your ground in the face of a well-funded legal behemoth is beyond hobbyists. TF: An addon developer I spoke with recently said that fellow addon developers will need to be smarter in future, perhaps by developing addons that aren’t so obviously infringing and are more general in their functionality. Do you feel this is a route they’re likely to take and will it make any difference? How do you think a more ‘underground’ scene will affect the situation on the ground? Tekto: Going Underground? Most will say grab a VPN and you’re safe – take note that a VPN isn’t enough. They may not get your logs, but they will get your payment info, or the times you are online tagged against another log etc. Anything like PayPal, Gmail, AdSense, etc is 100% out too – they will give people up in a heartbeat. People will have to avoid Facebook, Twitter and so on, as again, they will also link back to the “real you”. I expect more will move to Tor as a first level of hiding their identities. Hosting via Tor-only sites might be a way to avoid some obvious methods of tracing people. Add-on devs could access Github and release code without ever having to reveal who they are. Let’s not get into the whole “freedom of speech” etc scenario, however. It should mean that any developer should realistically make much greater efforts to hide their identities. TF: Thank you for your time, Tekto. Any final messages for the readers? Tekto: Yes, our Ares Wizard has returned. It’s a mainentance tool now. ADDONS ARES KODI PROJECT KODI KODI 2018 TEKTO Official site: http://streamhelp.org Help/Support Forum: http://koditalk.org Follow Techtimeruuu on twitter: https://twitter.com/techtimeruuu Techtimeruuu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techtimeruuu Follow Mixdoctor on twitter: https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor Mixdoctor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015663541691 Thank You, And Have A Great Day.
  2. ????

    Is there a way to add more addons to the encore beast build of you want to further customize it? or do i have to run strictly through kodi to continue that. If it is possible how do i add them? Also, can i switch between using strictly kodi and my beast build i installed?
  3. Newbie issues

    Hello, So fairly new to kodi. I have the Amazon firestick with the alexa remote and the newest beast build downloaded. I am wanting to add more add ons for live tv and also movies. I had a previous firestick with jarvis and old beast build but no longer have it. I had alot more options to choose from like exodus among others. I was wondering if some of those are still working? if so how do i get them?
  4. The URL Resolver has been updated to v4.0.12. The only two repos currently with the OFFICIAL update are the Looking Glass Repo and TvAddons. TVAddons has officially taken back the development of this addon. 🔥🔥 If your URLResolver just updated to v4.0.12a, it is NOT authorized. The Cerebro Repo has pushed an unwanted update and you should delete that repo immediately from your Kodi🔥🔥 Please Note: You will have to Re-Authorize your Real Debrid account when you update to the latest version if you do not see RD links.
  5. Well first of all let’s talk about what Real Debrid is. Well, for starters it’s an amazing UNRESTRICTED multihoster. Now your probably wondering, what the hell is that? Well basically, it lets you download any file at your BEST internet speed. So let’s say your pushing 75/75, than that is the speed at which your file will be downloaded. This gives you great benefits in Kodi giving you premium hosters on a great number of addons. Real Debrid works by allowing Addons to scrape the premium section of many host sites and displaying the premium links in the add-on. Some add-ons display the Real Debrid links in different colors, some display them by just showing saying Real Debrid at the beginning of the link and some add RD in the link. At the end of the day Real Debrid give addons that are compatible with it the ability to provide more links to the specific content you are trying to view. Many of these links are 1080P, 720P and some of them even have Dolby Digital 5.1. But HD is never guaranteed. Real Debrid currently offers 4 different plans to choose from: 15 days – 3 Euros = $3.27 USD 30 days – 4 Euros = $4.36 USD 90 days – 9 Euros = $9.81 USD 180 days – 16 Euros = $17.44 USD So the question to ask is it really worth the cost? Well, personally, I have been using Real Debrid for quite some time and I feel that it offers a fantastic service. I like to think of it as a VIP section in Kodi. I cannot tell you if the cost is worth it for you. If you are someone who is looking for completely free streaming then it may not make sense for you. But if you are willing to spend a few bucks a month and get a wider selection of stream sources then it may make sense. Here is the link for the Official Real Debrid website so you can check it out! https://real-debrid.com/premium If any of you guys have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us we are available 24/7 for your assistance🙂
  6. Shani, the developer of the popular Kodi-addon ZemTV, is asking the public for help so he can defend a lawsuit filed by American satellite and broadcast provider Dish Network. A proper defense is needed to avoid a bad precedent, he stresses. “The fight is rigged against the little guy, they are trying to make something illegal that shouldn’t be illegal.” Earlier this year, American satellite and broadcast provider Dish Network targeted two well-known players in the third-party Kodi add-on ecosystem. In a complaint filed in a federal court in Texas, add-on ZemTV and the TVAddons library were accused of copyright infringement. As a result, both are facing up to $150,000 for each offense. While the case was filed in Texas, neither of the defendants live there, or even in the United States. The owner and operator of TVAddons is Adam Lackman, who resides in Montreal, Canada. ZemTV’s developer Shahjahan Durrani is even further away in London, UK. Over the past few months, Lackman has spoken out in public on several occasions, but little was known about the man behind ZemTV. Today, however, he also decided to open up, asking for support in his legal battle against the Dish Network. Shahjahan Durrani, Shani for short, doesn’t hide the fact that he was the driving force behind the Kodi-addons ZemTV, LiveStreamsPro, and F4MProxy. While the developer has never set foot in Texas, he is willing to defend himself. Problem is, he lacks the funds to do so. “I’ve never been to Texas in my life, I’m from London, England,” Shani explains. “Somehow a normal chap like me is expected to defend himself against a billion dollar media giant. I don’t have the money to fight this on my own, and hope my friends will help support my fight against the expansion of copyright liability.” Shani’s fundraiser went live a few hours ago and the first donations are now starting to come in. He has set a target of $8,500 set for his defense fund so there is still a long way to go. Speaking with TorrentFreak, Shani explains that he got into Kodi addon development to broaden his coding skills and learn Python. ZemTV was a tool to watch recorded shows from zemtv, which he always assumed were perfectly legal, on his Apple TV. Then, he decided to help others to do the same. “The reason why I published the addon was that I saw it as a community helping each other out, and this was my way to give back. I never received any money from anybody and I wanted to keep it pure and free,” Shani tells us. ZemTV was a passive service, simply scraping content from a third party source, he explains. The addon provided an interface but did not host or control any allegedly infringing content directly. “I had no involvement nor control over any of the websites or content sources that were allegedly accessible through ZemTV. I did not host nor take part in the sharing of any form of streaming media. As an open source developer, I should not be held liable for the potential abuse of my code,” the developer stresses. Dish Network sees things differently, of course. In its complaint, the company accused Shani of illegally retransmitting their copyright protected channels while asking for donations to maintain the project. The case is perhaps not as straightforward as either side presents it. However, it is in the best interests of the general public that both sides are properly heard. This is the first case against a Kodi-addon developer and the outcome will set an important precedent. “This lawsuit is part of a targeted effort to destroy the Kodi addon community. The fight is rigged against the little guy, they are trying to make something illegal that shouldn’t be illegal. They tried to do it with the VCR, and now years and years later they are trying to do it with Kodi. “Since I am the only addon developer to date who is actually fighting the wrath of big media bullies, it is crucial that I win my case,” Shani adds. Going forward, the ZemTV developer believes that copyright holders are better off going after the content providers directly. If the sources are down, any problematic addons will also stop working. Rightholders can even work with addon developers and use addons to find infringing content providers. “I think the copyright holders should target the sources, it’s as simple as that,” Shani tells us. Thank You And Have A Great Day Official site: http://streamhelp.org Help/Support Forum: http://koditalk.org Follow Techtimeruuu on twitter: https://twitter.com/techtimeruuu Techtimeruuu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techtimeruuu Follow Mixdoctor on twitter: https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor Mixdoctor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015663541691
  7. 🔥🔥THE ANSWER TO WHY MOST KODI ADDONS NOT WORKING AT THE MOMENT🔥🔥 THE IMPORTANCE OF URLResolver EXPLAINED WHY MOST THINGS NOT WORKING AT THE MOMENT The shutdown of the Colossus repo and the two other developers’ addons is undoubtedly a severe blow to the Kodi scene. But, while many casual users might be familiar with Colossus and Bennu, most won’t appreciate the importance of URLResolver. Most recently maintained by jsergio12 and distributed via a well know add-on distributor, this is an extremely important addon. Here’s how it works. When Kodi plays content using addons, whether that’s a movie or TV show, links to that content have to be obtained (scraped) from sites hosting it. This means that all addons would ordinarily have to have their own code in order to find the URLs where that content can be obtained. It can be a different process for every video host, a big job for any developer. That’s where URLResolver comes in. This clever tool helps other addons access content by resolving video hosting site URLs to enable related content to be played in Kodi. URLResolver is a really important tool but since it comes packaged with addons that rely on it, most users won’t even know it’s already on their system. They’ll definitely miss it when it’s gone, since among other things it was utilized by the extremely popular Covenant addon. All may not be lost though, since the well know add-on distributor indicate they’ll try to keep URLResolver alive. The well know add-on distributor has been distributing URLResolver from our community repository since our return in August. They say they plan on continuing to provide updates, although we expect things to be slowed a bit by jsergio123’s sudden retirement,” the site said. Thank You And Have A Great Day.
  8. UK ‘Pirate’ Kodi Box Seller Handed a Suspended Prison Sentence Just click on the picture below and PLEASE click some of our adverts on the site to help server costs, ❤️ thank you so much ❤️👌 Thank You And Have A Great Day
  9. MP3 STREAMS KODI ADDON: LISTEN TO MUSIC The MP3 Streams Kodi addon is a long running music addon that lets you stream virtually any song in the world. Read more information below. The MP3 Streams Kodi addon is one of the most popular sources for listening to music on Kodi. Originally developed by kinkin, the addon has been updated and is now provided from the Noobs and Nerds Repository. MP3 Streams, along with Jango, are two of the longest running music addons for Kodi. The MP3 Streams addon has always been great for providing popular category sections to go along with easy music streaming. Upon opening the addon, you’ll see the following categories pulling data from OfficialCharts and Billboard: MP3 Streams Kodi Categories Artists Top Albums New Albums Compilations Billboard Charts Search Artists Search Albums Search Songs Favourite Artists Favourite Albums Favourite Songs Instant Mix Favourite Songs (Shuffle and Play) Instant Mix Favourite Albums (Shuffle and Play) Clear Playlist Add ID3 Tags Browser Alternative Source You can add artists and albums to your Kodi favourites for easy access. As well, you can create instant party mixes that shuffle your favourites and play them.If you are interested in installing and checking out MP3 Streams, follow the guide below. NOTE: This Kodi addon, like others, stores no content and pulls music from public sources on the internet, such as Youtube. How to Install MP3 Streams Kodi Add-on (Jarvis, Krypton, Leia) ON Kodi 17 Krypton & 18 Leia Only: From the main menu, navigate to Settings > System Settings > Add-ons > Turn On Unknown Sources > Click Yes. From the Kodi main menu, navigate to SYSTEM > File Manager > Add Source > None Type the following EXACTLY http://noobsandnerds.com/portal and select Done Highlight the box underneath and enter a name for this media Source like “nan”. and then click OK Go back to your home screen. ON Kodi 17 Krypton or later: Select Add-ons > Add-on Browser ON Kodi 16 or earlier: Select SYSTEM > Add-Ons Select Install from Zip File > “nan” > noobsandnerds_repo.zip and wait for the Add-on enabled notification Select Install from Repository > Noobs and Nerds repository > Music Add-ons > MP3 Streams > Install Wait for Add-on enabled notification Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org Thank You And Have A Great Day
  10. What Actually Happened to Our Original Domain Names (TV ADDONS and XBMC HUB) There appears to be a bit of misinformation spreading online (mostly in UK tabloids that are owned by the same media companies who are suing everybody). Certain people are under the impression that our user data and infrastructure may has been compromised. We’re hearing rumours that our original domain names are being “used by a law firm to spy on users.” This is simply false! There is nothing to worry about, in fact we hope that we have proven to everyone that we will do everything possible to protect our users privacy. The most important thing to note is that a court judgement already said that our domains were unlawfully seized, and that everything should be returned to us. The only reason why they haven’t been returned is because: everyone has the right to an appeal. They initiated the appeal for the sole intention of delaying the return of our property. It is very unlikely that they win an appeal, after having been found to have acted unlawfully and violated our founder’s rights. Now onto the subject of the law firm that is now marked as a registrant on the domains. This law firm that is holding our domains is not the law firm who is suing us. They are what is called an independent counsel, or neutral party. They have a legal obligation to protect our property at all cost, and prevent anyone (especially the law firm who is suing is) from gaining access to them. The law firm who is holding them is doing nothing more than protecting our property until the time that it will finally be returned after the appeal takes place. As for the idea that a law firm could use the domains to monitor users. They are not the police, private companies cannot setup sting operations against private individuals using backdoors. Furthermore, the idea that the court would allow them to execute code on users’ devices without their consent, is a bit farfetched as well. And this is not comparable to when rightsholders monitor torrent sites, because they do that through public means without needing any backdoors, which is why they can legally monitor that way. Lastly, for those who seem to think that our founder is giving up people’s information. He was always the person who was by far the most concerned about Kodi user privacy and security. He did not have allowed himself to know the true identities of anyone in the community. He constantly reminded the entire community about his views on privacy and security. And if you still aren’t convinced, ask yourself why there would be stories in the news about his human rights being violated if he was giving up people’s private information to entities in secret. We have the law on our side, we always obeyed copyright regulations as required. We will beat any frivolous lawsuits brought against us, assuming we aren’t forced to give up due to lack of financial resources beforehand. We understand that most people can’t afford to donate, which is fine, but please help us rebuild by sharing our new site address on social media and by visiting our web site and discussion forums often. If you read until this point, you deserve to know that we have the next generation of Kodi addons in the works, addons that will change the way people scrape content online. We aren’t going anywhere, the best is yet to come. We built this community from nothing and look what it became. Right now we are way further ahead than when we started years ago, we’ll continue to innovate and become bigger than ever, believe that. As for the return of the tvaddons.ag and xbmchub.com domain names, it won’t be until their appeal can be heard, which could take between 8-15 months, meaning by the time we get them back they’ll be useless. Facebook is one of the most popular sites on the net, if it was down for 8 months, would you keep trying to access it? And our little community is definitely not Facebook. Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  11. Dish Network has identified the people behind the TVAddons website and the ZemTV Kodi addon. The company submitted an amended complaint in a Texas District Court where the two stand accused of copyright infringement. TVAddons, however, maintains its innocence and sees the case as a threat to online innovation. Earlier this year, American satellite and broadcast provider Dish Network targeted two well-known players in the third-party Kodi add-on ecosystem. In a complaint filed in a federal court in Texas, add-on ZemTV and the TVAddons library were accused of copyright infringement. As a result, both are facing up to $150,000 for each offense. Initially, the true identities of the defendants unknown and listed as John Does, but an amended complaint that was submitted yesterday reveal their alleged names and hometowns. The Texas court previously granted subpoenas which allowed Dish to request information from the defendants’ accounts on services including Amazon, Github, Google, Twitter, Facebook and PayPal, which likely helped with the identification. According to Dish ZemTV was developed by Shahjahan Durrani, who’s based in London, UK. He allegedly controlled and maintained the addon which was used to stream infringing broadcasts of Dish content. “Durrani developed the ZemTV add-on and managed and operated the ZemTV service. Durrani used the aliases ‘Shani’ and ‘Shani_08′ to communicate with users of the ZemTV service,” the complaint reads. The owner and operator of TVAddons is listed as Adam Lackman, who resides in Montreal, Canada. This doesn’t really come as a surprise, since Lackman is publicly listed as TVAddons’ owner on Linkedin and was previously named in a Canadian lawsuit. While both defendants are named, the allegations against them haven’t changed substantially. Both face copyright infringement charges and potentially risk millions of dollars in damages. Durrani directly infringed Dish’s copyrights by making the streams available, the plaintiffs note. Lackman subsequently profited from this and failed to take any action in response. “Lackman had the legal right and actual ability to supervise and control this infringing activity because Lackman made the ZemTV add-on, which is necessary to access the ZemTV service, available for download on his websites. “Lackman refused to take any action to stop the infringement of DISH’s exclusive rights in the programs transmitted through the ZemTV service,” the complaint adds. TorrentFreak spoke to a TVAddons representative who refutes the copyright infringement allegations. The website sees itself as a platform for user-generated content and cites the DMCA’s safe harbor as a defense. “TV ADDONS is not a piracy site, it’s a platform for developers of open source add-ons for the Kodi media center. As a community platform filled with user-generated content, we have always acted in accordance with the law and swiftly complied whenever we received a DMCA takedown notice.” The representative states that it will be very difficult for them to defend themselves against a billion dollar company with unlimited resources, but hopes that the site will prevail. The new TVAddons After the original TVAddons.ag domain was seized in the Canadian lawsuit the site returned on TVaddons.co. However, hundreds of allegedly infringing add-ons are no longer listed. The site previously relied on the DMCA to shield it from liability but apparently, that wasn’t enough. As a result, they now check all submitted add-ons carefully. “Since complying with the law is clearly not enough to prevent frivolous legal action from being taken against you, we have been forced to implement a more drastic code vetting process,” the TVAddons representative says. If it’s not entirely clear that an add-on is properly licensed, it won’t be submitted for the time being. This hampers innovation, according to TVAddons, and threatens many communities that rely on user-generated content. “When you visit any given web site, how can you be certain that every piece of media you see is licensed by the website displaying it? You can assume, but it’s very difficult to be certain. That’s why the DMCA is critical to the existence of online communities.” Now that both defendants have been named the case will move forward. This may eventually lead to an in-depth discovery process where Dish will try to find more proof that both were knowingly engaging in infringing activity. Durrani and Lackman, on the other hand, will try to prove their innocence. A copy of the amended complaint is available here (pdf). Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  12. TVAddons: A Law Firm is Not Spying on Our Kodi Users Earlier this year, domains owned by third-party Kodi addon platform TVAddons were transferred to a law firm. This prompted concerns, in what was then an information black hole, that something nefarious was underway. While it’s clear today that isn’t the case, some users refuse to be convinced while others seem happy to throw fuel on the fire. A few months ago, TVAddons was without doubt the leading repository for third-party Kodi addons. During March, the platform had 40 million unique users connected to the site’s servers, together transferring a petabyte of addons and updates. In June, however, things started to fall apart. After news broke that the site was being sued in a federal court in Texas, TVAddons disappeared. It was assumed these events were connected but it later transpired the platform was being used in Canada as well, and that was the true reason for the downtime. While it’s easy to be wise after the event, in hindsight it might’ve been better for the platform to go public about the Canadian matter quite a bit sooner than it did. Of course, there are always legal considerations that prevent early disclosure, but when popular sites disappear into a black hole, two plus two can quickly equal five when fed through the web’s rumor machine. Things weren’t helped in July when it was discovered that the site’s former domains had been handed over to a Canada-based law firm. Again, no official explanation was forthcoming and again, people became concerned. If this had been a plaintiff’s law firm, people would’ve had good reason to worry, since it would have been technically possible to spy on TVAddons’ users. However, as the truth began to filter out and court papers became available, it soon became crystal clear that simply wasn’t the case. The bottom line, which is backed up by publicly available court papers, is that the law firm holding the old TVAddons domains is not the law firm suing TVAddons. Instead, it was appointed by the court to hold TVAddons’ property until the Canadian lawsuit is brought to a conclusion, whenever that might be. “They have a legal obligation to protect our property at all cost, and prevent anyone (especially the law firm who is suing is) from gaining access to them,” saysTVAddons. “The law firm who is holding them is doing nothing more than protecting our property until the time that it will finally be returned after the appeal takes place.” Unfortunately, assurances provided by TVAddons and information published by the court itself hasn’t been enough to stop some people fearing the worst. While the facts have plenty of support on Twitter and Facebook, there also appears to be an element who would like to see TVAddons fail in its efforts to re-establish itself. Only time will tell who will win that battle but in the meantime, TVAddons has tried to cover all the bases in an update post on its blog. Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  13. MetalKettle Addon Repository Vulnerable After GitHub ‘Takeover’ A removed and nonactive third-party Kodi repository has become vulnerable after an outsider re-registered the GitHub account of its developer. Former Kodi-addon developer MetalKettle urges people to delete his repository, stating that it’s no longer safe. A few weeks ago MetalKettle, one of the most famous Kodi addon developers of recent times, decided to call it quits. Worried about potential legal risks, he saw no other option than to halt all development of third-party Kodi addons. Two months before this announcement, the developer proceeded to remove the GitHub account which was used to distribute his addons. However, he didn’t realize that this might not have been the best decision. As it turns out, GitHub allows outsiders to re-register names of deleted accounts. While this might not be a problem in most cases, it can be disastrous when the accounts are connected to Kodi add-ons that are constantly pinging for new updates. In essence, it means that the person who registered the Github account can load content onto the boxes of people who still have the MetalKettle repo installed. Quite a dangerous prospect, something MetalKettle realizes as well. “Someone has re-registered metalkettle on github. So in theory could pollute any devices with the repo still installed,” he warned on Twitter. “Warning : if any users have a metalkettle repo installed on their systems or within a build – please delete ASAP,” he added. MetalKettle warning It’s not clear what the intentions of the new MetalKettle user are on GitHub, if he or she has any at all. But, people should be very cautious and probably remove it from their systems. The real MetalKettle, meanwhile, was contacted by TVAddons regarding the situation and they have placed the repository on their Indigo blacklist of banned software. This effectively disables the repository on devices with Indigo installed. GitHub on their turn may want to reconsider their removal policy. Perhaps it’s smarter to not make old usernames available for registration, at least not for a while, as it’s clearly a vulnerability. This is also shown by another Kodi repo controversy that appeared earlier today. Another GitHub account that was reportedly deleted earlier, resurfaced today pushing a new version of the Exodus addon and other sources. According to some, the GitHub account is operated by the original Exodus developers and perfectly safe, but others warn that the name was reregistered in bad faith. Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
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  15. KODI GVIDEO LINKS NOT WORKING? FIND OUT WHY Kodi Gvideo links are some of the most reliable and popular HD links found in Kodi add-ons, but sometimes they stop working or disappear. Let us explain what’s happening and help you out. August 17th: A change by Google has caused most Kodi Gvideo links to stop working. It appears that Gvideo streams now have view limits on them if you are not logged into your Google account. A URLResolver update will be coming shortly to add the ability to enter and use your Google account to stream Gvideo files. This news is worrying for those concerned about the privacy of their internet connection. By forcing you to log in to your account, Google can now tie your account to the things you stream on the internet. We recommend not using an account with your real information and hiding behind a VPN for maximum security. We will update this post when a URLResolver update comes out. Original Post: Kodi Gvideo links not working for you? Gvideo has long been the chosen web host for Kodi users because of a few nice advantages: Gvideo is powered by Google and has one of the largest server networks, ideal for large HD files. Gvideo upload and download speeds are higher than other free hosts, allowing for quicker uploads and buffer-free streaming. However, because Gvideo links are hosted by Google, they are prone to DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) requests, which allows official parties to painlessly request that Givdeo links be removed due to their piracy nature. This means that if you find Kodi Gvideo links not working for you, they’ve most likely been removed at the request of the original content owner. So, while there are some Gvideo advantages and disadvantages, the average Kodi users can’t control or do anything about it. When an HD Gvideo Kodi links is available, have fun. If you find that Covenant is skipping past all of the Gvideo links, it probably means that each link has been removed but the streaming website you are scraping hasn’t updated their index to remove them from showing up. Hopefully that helps you understand Kodi Givdeo links not working, why Gvideo is so popular, and why they are prone to uptime and downtime. Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  16. 🔥THE FULL STORY 🔥TVAddons Returns, But in Ugly War WithTelcos Over Kodi Addons Bell Canada, TVA, Videotron, and Rogers are collectively suing Kodi addon repository TVAddons, TorrentFreak can reveal. The lawsuit targets TVAddons’ operator for the alleged unlawful distribution of Kodi software addons. It’s fair to say that thus far, this process has revealed some of the most shocking abuses of power ever seen in an online copyright infringement case. After Dish Network filed a lawsuit against TVAddons in Texas, several high-profile Kodi addons took the decision to shut down. Soon after, TVAddons itself went offline. In the weeks that followed, several TVAddons-related domains were signed over (1,2) to a Canadian law firm, a mysterious situation that didn’t dovetail well with the US-based legal action. TorrentFreak can now reveal that the shutdown of TVAddons had nothing to do with the US action and everything to do with a separate lawsuit filed in Canada. The complaint against TVAddons Two months ago on June 2, a collection of Canadian telecoms giants including Bell Canada, Bell ExpressVu, Bell Media, Videotron, Groupe TVA, Rogers Communications and Rogers Media, filed a complaint in Federal Court against Montreal resident, Adam Lackman, the man behind TVAddons. The 18-page complaint details the plaintiffs’ case against Lackman, claiming that he communicated copyrighted TV shows including Game of Thrones, Prison Break, The Big Bang Theory, America’s Got Talent, Keeping Up With The Kardashians and dozens more, to the public in breach of copyright. The key claim is that Lackman achieved this by developing, hosting, distributing or promoting Kodi add-ons. Adam Lackman, the man behind TVAddons (@adam.lackman on Instagram) A total of 18 major add-ons are detailed in the complaint including 1Channel, Exodus, Phoenix, Stream All The Sources, SportsDevil, cCloudTV and Alluc, to name a few. Also under the spotlight is the ‘FreeTelly’ custom Kodi build distributed by TVAddons alongside its Kodi configuration tool, Indigo. “[The defendant] has made the [TV shows] available to the public by telecommunication in a way that allows members of the public to have access to them from a place and at a time individually chosen by them…consequently infringing the Plaintiffs’ copyright…in contravention of sections 2.4(1.1), 3(1)(f) and 27(1) of the Copyright Act,” the complaint reads. The complaint alleges that Lackman “induced and/or authorized users” of the FreeTelly and Indigo tools to carry out infringement by his handling and promotion of infringing add-ons, including through TVAddons.ag and Offshoregit.com, in contravention of sections 3(1)(f) and 27(1) of the Copyright Act. “Approximately 40 million unique users located around the world are actively using Infringing Addons hosted by TVAddons every month, and approximately 900,000 Canadian households use Infringing Add-ons to access television content. The amount of users of Infringing add-ons hosted TVAddons is constantly increasing,” the complaint adds. To limit the harm allegedly caused by TVAddons, the complaint asked for interim, interlocutory, and permanent injunctions restraining Lackman and associates from developing, promoting or distributing any of the allegedly infringing add-ons or software. On top, the plaintiffs requested punitive and exemplary damages, plus costs. The interim injunction and Anton Piller Order Following the filing of the complaint, on June 9 the Federal Court handed down a time-limited interim injunction against Lackman which restrained him from various activities in respect of TVAddons. The process took place ex parte, meaning in secret, without Lackman being able to mount a defense. The Court also authorized a bailiff and computer forensics experts to take control of Internet domains including TVAddons.ag and Offshoregit.com plus social media and hosting provider accounts for a period of 14 days. These were transferred to Daniel Drapeau at DrapeauLex, an independent court-appointed supervising counsel. The order also contained an Anton Piller order, a civil search warrant that grants plaintiffs no-notice permission to enter a defendant’s premises in order to secure and copy evidence to support their case, before it can be destroyed or tampered with. The order covered not only data related to the TVAddons platform, such as operating and financial details, revenues, and banking information, but everything in Lackman’s possession. The Court ordered the telecoms companies to inform Lackman that the case against him is a civil proceeding and that he could deny entry to his property if he wished. However, that option would put him in breach of the order and would place him at risk of being fined or even imprisoned. Catch 22 springs to mind. The Court did, however, put limits on the number of people that could be present during the execution of the Anton Piller order (ostensibly to avoid intimidation) and ordered the plaintiffs to deposit CAD$50,000 with the Court, in case the order was improperly executed. That decision would later prove an important one. The search and interrogation of TVAddons’ operator On June 12, the order was executed and Lackman’s premises were searched for more than 16 hours. For nine hours he was interrogated and effectively denied his right to remain silent since non-cooperation with an Anton Piller order amounts to contempt of court. The Court’s stated aim of not intimidating Lackman failed. The TVAddons operator informs TorrentFreak that he heard a disturbance in the hallway outside and spotted several men hiding on the other side of the door. Fearing for his life, Lackman called the police and when they arrived he opened the door. At this point, the police were told by those in attendance to leave, despite Lackman’s protests. Once inside, Lackman was told he had an hour to find a lawyer, but couldn’t use any electronic device to get one. Throughout the entire day, Lackman says he was reminded by the plaintiffs’ lawyer that he could be held in contempt of court and jailed, even though he was always cooperating. “I had to sit there and not leave their sight. I was denied access to medication,” Lackman told TorrentFreak. “I had a doctor’s appointment I was forced to miss. I wasn’t even allowed to call and cancel.” In papers later filed with the court by Lackman’s team, the Anton Piller order was described as a “bombe atomique” since TVAddons had never been served with so much as a copyright takedown notice in advance of this action. The Anton Piller controversy Anton Piller orders are only valid when passing a three-step test: when there is a strong prima facie case against the respondent, the damage – potential or actual – is serious for the applicant, and when there is a real possibility that evidence could be destroyed. For Bell Canada, Bell ExpressVu, Bell Media, Videotron, Groupe TVA, Rogers Communications and Rogers Media, serious problems emerged on at least two of these points after the execution of the order. For example, TVAddons carried more than 1,500 add-ons yet only 1% of those add-ons were considered to be infringing, a tiny number in the overall picture. Then there was the not insignificant problem with the exchange that took place during the hearing to obtain the order, during which Lackman was not present. Clearly, the securing of existing evidence wasn’t the number one priority. Plaintiffs: We want to destroy TVAddons And the problems continued. No right to remain silent, no right to consult a lawyer The Anton Piller search should have been carried out between 8am and 8pm but actually carried on until midnight. As previously mentioned, Adam Lackman was effectively denied his right to remain silent and was forbidden from getting advice from his lawyer. None of this sat well with the Honourable B. Richard Bell during a subsequent Federal Court hearing to consider the execution of the Anton Piller order. “It is important to note that the Defendant was not permitted to refuse to answer questions under fear of contempt proceedings, and his counsel was not permitted to clarify the answers to questions. I conclude unhesitatingly that the Defendant was subjected to an examination for discovery without any of the protections normally afforded to litigants in such circumstances,” the Judge said. “Here, I would add that the ‘questions’ were not really questions at all. They took the form of orders or directions. For example, the Defendant was told to ‘provide to the bailiff’ or ‘disclose to the Plaintiffs’ solicitors’.” Evidence preservation? More like a fishing trip But shockingly, the interrogation of Lackman went much, much further. TorrentFreak understands that the TVAddons operator was given a list of 30 names of people that might be operating sites or services similar to TVAddons. He was then ordered to provide all of the information he had on those individuals. Of course, people tend to guard their online identities so it’s possible that the information provided by Lackman will be of limited use, but Judge Bell was not happy that the Anton Piller order was abused by the plaintiffs in this way. “I conclude that those questions, posed by Plaintiffs’ counsel, were solely made in furtherance of their investigation and constituted a hunt for further evidence, as opposed to the preservation of then existing evidence,” he wrote in a June 29 order. But he was only just getting started. Plaintiffs unlawfully tried to destroy TVAddons before trial The Judge went on to note that from their own mouths, the Anton Piller order was purposely designed by the plaintiffs to completely shut down TVAddons, despite the fact that only a tiny proportion of the add-ons available on the site were allegedly used to infringe copyright. “I am of the view that [the order’s] true purpose was to destroy the livelihood of the Defendant, deny him the financial resources to finance a defense to the claim made against him, and to provide an opportunity for discovery of the Defendant in circumstances where none of the procedural safeguards of our civil justice system could be engaged,” Judge Bell wrote. As noted, plaintiffs must also have a “strong prima facie case” to obtain an Anton Piller order but Judge Bell says he’s not convinced that one exists. Instead, he praised the “forthright manner” of Lackman, who successfully compared the ability of Kodi addons to find content in the same way as Google search can. So why the big turn around? Judge Bell said that while the prima facie case may have appeared strong before the judge who heard the matter ex parte (without Lackman being present to defend himself), the subsequent adversarial hearing undermined it, to the point that it no longer met the threshold. As a result of these failings, Judge Bell declared the Anton Piller order unlawful. Things didn’t improve for the plaintiffs on the injunction front either. The Judge said that he believes that Lackman has “an arguable case” that he is not violating the Copyright Act by merely providing addons and that TVAddons is his only source of income. So, if an injunction to close the site was granted, the litigation would effectively be over, since the plaintiffs already admitted that their aim was to neutralize the platform. If the platform was neutralized, Lackman could no longer earn money from the site, which would harm his ability to mount a defense. “In considering the balance of convenience, I also repeat that the plaintiffs admit that the vast majority of add-ons are non-infringing. Whether the remaining approximately 1% are infringing is very much up for debate. For these reasons, I find the balance of convenience favors the defendant, and no interlocutory injunction will be issued,” the Judge declared. With the Anton Piller order declared unlawful and no interlocutory injunction (one effective until the final determination of the case) handed down, things were about to get worse for the telecoms companies. They had paid CAD$50,000 to the court in security in case things went wrong with the Anton Piller order, so TVAddons was entitled to compensation from that amount. That would be helpful, since at this point TVAddons had already run up CAD$75,000 in legal expenses. On top, the Judge told independent counsel to give everything seized during the Anton Piller search back to Lackman. The order to return items previously seized But things were far from over. Within days, the telecoms companies took the decision to the Court of Appeal, asking for a stay of execution (a delay in carrying out a court order) to retain possession of items seized, including physical property, domains, and social media accounts. Mid-July the appeal was granted and certain confidentiality clauses affecting independent counsel (including Daniel Drapeau, who holds the TVAddons’ domains) were ordered to be continued. However, considering the problems with the execution of the Anton Piller order, Bell Canada, TVA, Videotron and Rogers et al, were ordered to submit an additional security bond of CAD$140,000, on top of the CAD$50,000 already deposited. So the battle continues, and continue it will Speaking with TorrentFreak, Adam Lackman says that he has no choice but to fight the telcoms companies since not doing so would result in a loss by default judgment. Interestingly, both he and one of the judges involved in the case thus far believe he has an arguable case. Lackman says that his activities are protected under the Canadian Copyright Act, specifically subparagraph 2.4(1)(b) which states as follows: A person whose only act in respect of the communication of a work or other subject-matter to the public consists of providing the means of telecommunication necessary for another person to so communicate the work or other subject-matter does not communicate that work or other subject-matter to the public; Of course, finding out whether that’s indeed the case will be a costly endeavor. “It all comes down to whether we will have the financial resources necessary to mount our defense and go to trial. We won’t have ad revenue coming in, since losing our domain names means that we’ll lose the majority of our traffic for quite some time into the future,” Lackman told TF in a statement. “We’re hoping that others will be as concerned as us about big companies manipulating the law in order to shut down what they see as competition. We desperately need help in financially supporting our legal defense, we cannot do it alone. “We’ve run up a legal bill of over $100,000 to date. We’re David, and they are four Goliaths with practically unlimited resources. If we lose, it will mean that new case law is made, case law that could mean increased censorship of the internet.” In the hope of getting support, TVAddons has launched a fundraiser campaign and in the meantime, a new version of the site is back on a new domain, TVAddons.co. Given TVAddons’ line of defense, the nature of both the platform and Kodi addons, and the fact that there has already been a serious abuse of process during evidence preservation, this is now one of the most interesting and potentially influential copyright cases underway anywhere today. TVAddons is being represented by Éva Richard , Hilal Ayoubi and Karim Renno in Canada, plus Erin Russell and Jason Sweet in the United States. Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  17. 🔥🔥 THE BEAST UPDATE JULY 28th ADDONS FIXED AGAIN 🔥🔥 Again our man @ChrisB has been working hard for us again and updated our famous BEAST BUILD for KODI version 17.3. So read below and we will guide you on how to install the latest BEAST BUILD for 17.3, So BIG respect goes out to Chris for sorting out all the Addons that have been updated, moved onto other servers and getting rid of the ones no longer working. Also not forgetting our man @Tech Timeruuu for the install guide video (see bottom of this post) and the rest of the team on here and our sister site StreamHelp. Many of you are asking "Why all these updates?" Well basically as most of you know the Kodi community has been hit hard by the powers and basically people including google and our ISP's are trying to block as many sources as they can hence rendering the relevant Addons useless, and other sources are being threatened with legal action etc. Well when this happens Addons move to new sites and scrapes to search for your favourite programs gets moved and closed down. So these updates to the builds are needed to make sure everything points to there new places allow us (the users) to continue to watch our favourite sources. How to install the latest Beast update! Simply head on to google or any other search site and type in “The Beast Kodi” after that select the site that fits your location better. VIDEO GUIDE AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST GUYS n GALS 😉 Remember The Beast 1 is for the UK and the Beast 2 is for the US Register at https://thebeast1.com (UK Server) or https://thebeast2.com (US Server) Scroll all the way down to bottom of the page Add a username, email address & password and then click Register PLEASE NOTE when you are registering only use letters and numbers ( apart from the @ in your email ) and do not use any symbols what so ever like ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ). After the registration notification appears ”Thank you for registering with us. Please log in to continue.” select log in Scroll all the way down to the bottom for the login box. Enter the email & password you used in the first step and click Log in Scroll all the way down again, you’ll see the Name you chose, your chosen email, and verify. Select Verify – DO NOT MISS THIS PART You will see a message that says “It can’t rain all the time” Wait for it to end, Scroll all the way down log in for the last time: If you see VERIFIED next to your chosen email, you registered successfully. You WILL NOT receive any emails. That has not been in place for months. Please remember if you already have a build already on your Kodi you need to clear the data and cache to enable Kodi to run as a Fresh Install (Fresh Start) Registration Complete, Open Kodi to Install the Latest BEAST update for KODI 17.1 -From KODI Home Screen > Add-ons > Settings (Gear symbol), top left >Enable Unknown Sources. BACK to KODI HOME screen > Settings (Gear Symbol), top left > File Manager > Add Source. Select None Type the following EXACTLY http://thebeast1.com/repo/ and select Done if you’ve signed up at http://thebeast1.com OR For the USA source please use http://thebeast2.com/repo – but you must sign up at http://thebeast2.com for this (If one doesn’t work, try the other, but you must register and enter the same one) Highlight the box underneath that says repo, clear it and type beast & Select OK Go back to your Home Screen Add-Ons > Click Open box in top left corner (Add-on Browser) Select Install from zip file Select The Beast Select plugin.video.beast.zip Wait for Wizard enabled notification Go back to your KODI Home Screen Look for The Beast Wizard Under Program Add-ons BUT read below: Highlight or Click WITH 3 line menu button on remote (see below) The Beast Wizard – DO NOT SELECT (if message appears Re-Read) –Open the Context Menu (C on your keyboard, right click with a mouse, long press on touch screen devices or Menu button, usually has 3 lines, on your remote) and select Add-on settings Add the Email and Password you created at the beginning of the guide and select OK Select The Beast Wizard Select the build you wish to install from this wizard – THE BEAST Make sure to chose Most Recent Dated Build The Beast will now start to download After the download completes the build will extract NEXT STEP IMPORTANT After extraction if you are on an Android/Amazon device unplug and plug back in and the Beast will be installed, wait 3 minutes for build to load up then ready to use. If on any other device (Windows OSX) select OK, Select OK again Enjoy. As always please like this video and subscribe to my channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org Help/Support Forum: http://koditalk.org Follow Techtimeruuu on twitter: https://twitter.com/techtimeruuu Techtimeruuu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techtimeruuu Follow Mixdoctor on twitter: https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor Mixdoctor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015663541691 VIDEO INSTALL GUIDE Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day.
  18. 🔥🔥 THE BEAST UPDATE JULY 28th ADDONS FIXED AGAIN 🔥🔥 Again our man @ChrisB has been working hard for us again and updated our famous BEAST BUILD for KODI version 17.3. So read below and we will guide you on how to install the latest BEAST BUILD for 17.3, So BIG respect goes out to Chris for sorting out all the Addons that have been updated, moved onto other servers and getting rid of the ones no longer working. Also not forgetting our man @Tech Timeruuu for the install guide video (see bottom of this post) and the rest of the team on here and our sister site StreamHelp. Many of you are asking "Why all these updates?" Well basically as most of you know the Kodi community has been hit hard by the powers and basically people including google and our ISP's are trying to block as many sources as they can hence rendering the relevant Addons useless, and other sources are being threatened with legal action etc. Well when this happens Addons move to new sites and scrapes to search for your favourite programs gets moved and closed down. So these updates to the builds are needed to make sure everything points to there new places allow us (the users) to continue to watch our favourite sources. How to install the latest Beast update! Simply head on to google or any other search site and type in “The Beast Kodi” after that select the site that fits your location better. VIDEO GUIDE AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST GUYS n GALS 😉 Remember The Beast 1 is for the UK and the Beast 2 is for the US Register at https://thebeast1.com (UK Server) or https://thebeast2.com (US Server) Scroll all the way down to bottom of the page Add a username, email address & password and then click Register PLEASE NOTE when you are registering only use letters and numbers ( apart from the @ in your email ) and do not use any symbols what so ever like ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ). After the registration notification appears ”Thank you for registering with us. Please log in to continue.” select log in Scroll all the way down to the bottom for the login box. Enter the email & password you used in the first step and click Log in Scroll all the way down again, you’ll see the Name you chose, your chosen email, and verify. Select Verify – DO NOT MISS THIS PART You will see a message that says “It can’t rain all the time” Wait for it to end, Scroll all the way down log in for the last time: If you see VERIFIED next to your chosen email, you registered successfully. You WILL NOT receive any emails. That has not been in place for months. Please remember if you already have a build already on your Kodi you need to clear the data and cache to enable Kodi to run as a Fresh Install (Fresh Start) Registration Complete, Open Kodi to Install the Latest BEAST update for KODI 17.1 -From KODI Home Screen > Add-ons > Settings (Gear symbol), top left >Enable Unknown Sources. BACK to KODI HOME screen > Settings (Gear Symbol), top left > File Manager > Add Source. Select None Type the following EXACTLY http://thebeast1.com/repo/ and select Done if you’ve signed up at http://thebeast1.com OR For the USA source please use http://thebeast2.com/repo – but you must sign up at http://thebeast2.com for this (If one doesn’t work, try the other, but you must register and enter the same one) Highlight the box underneath that says repo, clear it and type beast & Select OK Go back to your Home Screen Add-Ons > Click Open box in top left corner (Add-on Browser) Select Install from zip file Select The Beast Select plugin.video.beast.zip Wait for Wizard enabled notification Go back to your KODI Home Screen Look for The Beast Wizard Under Program Add-ons BUT read below: Highlight or Click WITH 3 line menu button on remote (see below) The Beast Wizard – DO NOT SELECT (if message appears Re-Read) –Open the Context Menu (C on your keyboard, right click with a mouse, long press on touch screen devices or Menu button, usually has 3 lines, on your remote) and select Add-on settings Add the Email and Password you created at the beginning of the guide and select OK Select The Beast Wizard Select the build you wish to install from this wizard – THE BEAST Make sure to chose Most Recent Dated Build The Beast will now start to download After the download completes the build will extract NEXT STEP IMPORTANT After extraction if you are on an Android/Amazon device unplug and plug back in and the Beast will be installed, wait 3 minutes for build to load up then ready to use. If on any other device (Windows OSX) select OK, Select OK again Enjoy. As always please like this video and subscribe to my channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org Help/Support Forum: http://koditalk.org Follow Techtimeruuu on twitter: https://twitter.com/techtimeruuu Techtimeruuu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techtimeruuu Follow Mixdoctor on twitter: https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor Mixdoctor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015663541691 VIDEO INSTALL GUIDE Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day.
  19. 🔥🔥 THE BEAST UPDATE JULY 28th ADDONS FIXED AGAIN 🔥🔥 Again our man @ChrisB has been working hard for us again and updated our famous BEAST BUILD for KODI version 17.3. So read below and we will guide you on how to install the latest BEAST BUILD for 17.3, So BIG respect goes out to Chris for sorting out all the Addons that have been updated, moved onto other servers and getting rid of the ones no longer working. Also not forgetting our man @Tech Timeruuu for the install guide video (see bottom of this post) and the rest of the team on here and our sister site StreamHelp. Many of you are asking "Why all these updates?" Well basically as most of you know the Kodi community has been hit hard by the powers and basically people including google and our ISP's are trying to block as many sources as they can hence rendering the relevant Addons useless, and other sources are being threatened with legal action etc. Well when this happens Addons move to new sites and scrapes to search for your favourite programs gets moved and closed down. So these updates to the builds are needed to make sure everything points to there new places allow us (the users) to continue to watch our favourite sources. How to install the latest Beast update! Simply head on to google or any other search site and type in “The Beast Kodi” after that select the site that fits your location better. VIDEO GUIDE AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST GUYS n GALS 😉 Remember The Beast 1 is for the UK and the Beast 2 is for the US Register at https://thebeast1.com (UK Server) or https://thebeast2.com (US Server) Scroll all the way down to bottom of the page Add a username, email address & password and then click Register PLEASE NOTE when you are registering only use letters and numbers ( apart from the @ in your email ) and do not use any symbols what so ever like ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ). After the registration notification appears ”Thank you for registering with us. Please log in to continue.” select log in Scroll all the way down to the bottom for the login box. Enter the email & password you used in the first step and click Log in Scroll all the way down again, you’ll see the Name you chose, your chosen email, and verify. Select Verify – DO NOT MISS THIS PART You will see a message that says “It can’t rain all the time” Wait for it to end, Scroll all the way down log in for the last time: If you see VERIFIED next to your chosen email, you registered successfully. You WILL NOT receive any emails. That has not been in place for months. Please remember if you already have a build already on your Kodi you need to clear the data and cache to enable Kodi to run as a Fresh Install (Fresh Start) Registration Complete, Open Kodi to Install the Latest BEAST update for KODI 17.1 -From KODI Home Screen > Add-ons > Settings (Gear symbol), top left >Enable Unknown Sources. BACK to KODI HOME screen > Settings (Gear Symbol), top left > File Manager > Add Source. Select None Type the following EXACTLY http://thebeast1.com/repo/ and select Done if you’ve signed up at http://thebeast1.com OR For the USA source please use http://thebeast2.com/repo – but you must sign up at http://thebeast2.com for this (If one doesn’t work, try the other, but you must register and enter the same one) Highlight the box underneath that says repo, clear it and type beast & Select OK Go back to your Home Screen Add-Ons > Click Open box in top left corner (Add-on Browser) Select Install from zip file Select The Beast Select plugin.video.beast.zip Wait for Wizard enabled notification Go back to your KODI Home Screen Look for The Beast Wizard Under Program Add-ons BUT read below: Highlight or Click WITH 3 line menu button on remote (see below) The Beast Wizard – DO NOT SELECT (if message appears Re-Read) –Open the Context Menu (C on your keyboard, right click with a mouse, long press on touch screen devices or Menu button, usually has 3 lines, on your remote) and select Add-on settings Add the Email and Password you created at the beginning of the guide and select OK Select The Beast Wizard Select the build you wish to install from this wizard – THE BEAST Make sure to chose Most Recent Dated Build The Beast will now start to download After the download completes the build will extract NEXT STEP IMPORTANT After extraction if you are on an Android/Amazon device unplug and plug back in and the Beast will be installed, wait 3 minutes for build to load up then ready to use. If on any other device (Windows OSX) select OK, Select OK again Enjoy. As always please like this video and subscribe to my channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org Help/Support Forum: http://koditalk.org Follow Techtimeruuu on twitter: https://twitter.com/techtimeruuu Techtimeruuu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techtimeruuu Follow Mixdoctor on twitter: https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor Mixdoctor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015663541691 VIDEO INSTALL GUIDE Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day.
  20. YOU COULD BE AT RISK IF YOUR USING TVADDONS Kodi Security Risk Emerges After TVAddons Shutdown Three domains previously operated by defunct Kodi addons site TVAddons have been transferred to a law firm in Canada. With no explanation forthcoming, the security implications cannot be ignored. According to Kodi Project Manager Nathan Betzen, a third party in control of these domains could potentially do whatever they wanted to vulnerable former TVAddons users. Formerly known as XBMC, the popularity of the entirely legal Kodi media player has soared in recent years. Controversial third-party addons that provide access to infringing content have thrust Kodi into the mainstream and the product is now a household name. Until recently, TVAddons.ag was the leading repository for these addons. During March, the platform had 40 million unique users connected to the site’s servers, together transferring an astounding petabyte of addons and updates. Everything was going well until news broke last month that the people behind TVAddons were being sued in a federal court in Texas. Shortly after the site went dark and hasn’t been back since. This was initially a nuisance to the millions of Kodi devices that relied on TVAddons for their addons and updates. With the site gone, none were forthcoming. However, the scene recovered relatively quickly and for users who know what they’re doing, addons are now available from elsewhere. That being said, something very unusual happened this week. Out of the blue, several key TVAddons domains were transferred to a Canadian law firm. TVAddons, who have effectively disappeared, made no comment. The lawyer involved, Daniel Drapeau, ignored requests for an explanation. While that’s unusual enough, there’s a bigger issue at play here for millions of former TVAddons users who haven’t yet wiped their devices or upgraded them to work with other repositories. Without going into huge technical detail, any user of an augmented Kodi device that relied on TVAddons domains (TVAddons.ag, Offshoregit.com) for updates can be reasonably confident that the domains their device is now accessing are not controlled by TVAddons anymore. That is not good news. When a user installs a Kodi addon or obtains an update, the whole system is based on human trust. People are told about a trustworthy source (repository or ‘repo’) and they feel happy getting their addons and updates from it. However, any person in control of a repo can make a Kodi addon available that can do pretty much anything. When that’s getting free movies, people tend to be happy, but when that’s making a botnet out of set-top boxes, enthusiasm tends to wane a bit. If the penny hasn’t yet dropped, consider this. TVAddons’ domains are now being run by a law firm which refuses to answer questions but has the power to do whatever it likes with them, within the law of course. Currently, the domains are lying dormant and aren’t doing anything nefarious, but if that position changes, millions of people will have absolutely no idea anything is wrong. TorrentFreak spoke to Kodi Project Manager Nathan Betzen who agrees that the current security situation probably isn’t what former TVAddons users had in mind. “These are unsandboxed Python addons. The person [in control of] the repo could do whatever they wanted. You guys wrote about the addon that created a DDoS event,” Betzen says. “If some malware author wanted, he could easily install a watcher that reports back the user’s IP address and everything they were doing in Kodi. If the law firm is actually an anti-piracy group, that seems like the likeliest thing I can think of,” he adds. While nothing can be ruled out, it seems more likely that the law firm in question has taken control of TVAddons’ domains in order to put them out of action, potentially as part of a settlement in the Dish Network lawsuit. However, since it refuses to answer any questions, everything is open to speculation. Another possibility is that the domains are being held pending sale, which then raises questions over who the buyer might be and what their intentions are. The bottom line is we simply do not know and since nobody is talking, it might be prudent to consider the worst case scenario. “If it’s just a holding group, then people [in control of the domain/repo] could do whatever they can think of. Want a few million incredibly inefficient bit mining boxes?” Betzen speculates. While this scenario is certainly a possibility, one would at least like to think of it as unlikely. That being said, plenty of Internet security fails can be attributed to people simply hoping for the best when things go bad. That rarely works. On the plus side, Betzen says that since Python code is usually pretty easy to read, any nefarious action could be spotted by vigilant members of the community fairly quickly. However, Martijn Kaijser from Team Kodi warns that it’s possible to ship precompiled Python code instead of the readable versions. “You can’t even see what’s in the Python files and what they do,” he notes. Finally, there’s a possibility that TVAddons may be considering some kind of comeback. Earlier this week a new domain – TVAddons.co – was freshly registered, just after the old domains shifted to the law firm. At this stage, however, nothing is known about the site’s plans. Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  21. I have a brand new 2017 XGODY Media Player Latest 17.3 Smart Android 6.0 TV BOX Network Streamer 4K box which is apparently running Krypton 17.3 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. I attach a screenshot of the main screen when I switch it on. As you can probably tell I am a total newbie, and floundering. To add video add-ons, all the instructions start: The first thing you need to do after launching Kodi Krypton is click on the Settings Icon in the top left corner.Then, go to System Settings -> Expert Mode -> Addons.Make sure to turn on ‘Unknown Sources.’ Otherwise, you will not be able to install third-party add-ons.When the warning box pops up, click ‘Yes’.But I don't have a Settings Icon in the top left. That says Home. There is a Settings over on the right, a little way down, but thats not got System Settings!Help, how can I find my way around the menu to install addons? ...... thanks in advance!
  22. Hi, I am trying to add additional addons into the Beast 17.3 June update but can't find the 'install from zip' command anywhere. Do we do it differently in the latest build?
  23. Covenant (the new Exodus moving forward) Is In The New Colossus repo Hi everyone, Just a quick note before you read on :- As this is a brand new repo and a brand new site I have noticed a few (more than expected) problems on the web page from where I sourced this latest news about Exodus and other Addons. Now I am posting this for News only as our team are yet to check this out, so install at your own risk as at the moment we can not verify that all is working as it should. Hopefully this team will grow and grow as reading between the lines they would like to carry on from where TVaddons left us. So lets keep an eye on these guys and see where they go forward in our world of Kodi. Anyway read below the information I have found and please if you give this repo a try let us know in the comments below and tell us what you think. The Colossus repo is the new OFFICIAL home of some of the most popular Kodi addons available on the internet today. Find out which addons have joined. Following a little over a month of uncertainty, a group of Kodi addons have joined together to form the Colossus Kodi Repo (also called Colossal). Unlike other repositories, such as Smash, who were providing links to unmaintained Kodi addons as-is, the Colossus Kodi repo contains live developed addons. Included in the Colossus Repo are addons such as: Fear of the Dark Covenant (the new Exodus moving forward) Dr. Stream Football Today Made in Canada Movie Dude Ororo Tinklepad and much more! Fans of Exodus should be aware that “Exodus” will not receive any updates and in order to continue receiving quality updates, you should install Covenant today. Interested in getting the Colossus Kodi repo? Check out our install guide below. How to Install Colossus Kodi Repo (Colossal) (Jarvis, Krypton, Leia) ON Kodi 17 Krypton & 18 Leia Only: From the main menu, navigate to Settings > System Settings > Add-ons > Turn On Unknown Sources > Click Yes. From the Kodi main menu, navigate to SYSTEM > File Manager > Add Source > None Type the following EXACTLY http://mediarepos.net/tco and select Done Highlight the box underneath and enter a name for this media Source like “colossus”. and then click OK Go back to your home screen. ON Kodi 17 Krypton or later: Select Add-ons > Add-on Browser ON Kodi 16 or earlier: Select SYSTEM > Add-Ons Select Install from Zip File > “colossus” > Repo_Colossus.zip and wait for the Add-on enabled notification That’s it! If you head into Install From Repository and choose the Colossal Repository, you will be able to install all of the addons included in the repo. you can find the Colossus website by clicking HERE Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  24. Kodi Box NOT WORKING? Devices with add-ons unable to stream video, users claim KODI has published a statement following a slew of complaints from users of so-called Kodi Boxes that their streaming add-ons and IPTV plugins have stopped working. Noticed some of the add-ons and plugins installed on your Kodi Box have stopped working? You’re not alone. In a new blog post, Kodi confirmed that a swathe of third-party add-ons have ceased to work on the platform following a crackdown on online piracy. Back in May, the Digital Economy Act received royal assent – and increased the maximum jail sentence for copyright infringement in the UK from two to three years. Separately, the European Court of Justice ruled that streaming copyright-protected materialwithout the right-holders permission was illegal. Downloading pirated copies of movies, music, and television shows has always constituted copyright infringement. However, streaming the same content was previously a legal grey area. That’s because files that are stored temporarily – like those being created and constantly overwritten when streaming media content online – were technically exempt under copyright law. This loophole enabled those who sold set-top boxes, like those powered by the Kodi media player, to promote the easy facilitation of piracy via streaming. The combination of this landmark ruling and the increase in sanctions for those who infringe copyright has led some developers to abandon Kodi. In early June, Kodi fans saw one of the most popular destinations for third-party add-ons removed from the web. TVAddons, which hosted a number of add-ons that enabled free streaming of copyright-protected material, was taken offline completely. Even its Facebook page was unavailable, blog TorrentFreak reported. TVAddons offers Kodi users the chance to access numerous illegal streams such as premium live sport and movie channels. Kodi is a neutral, open-source media player that can be installed on a broad range of devices – from discount set-top boxes powered by Android, to known brands, like Amazon Fire TV Stick. Kodi itself is completely legal. Although, it’s worth checking to make sure that you will not violate the manufacturer’s terms and conditions when installing the open-source software onto their hardware. Ready-made “pirate” devices preloaded with a number of third-party add-ons designed to facilitate piracy are colloquially known as Kodi Boxes or IPTV Boxes. According to YouGov data, around five million people in the UK use pirated TV streaming services via so-called Kodi Boxes, Amazon Fire TV Chipped Sticks, and illegal streaming apps on smartphones and tablets. Last September, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) branded the use of Kodi software to tune into pirated streams as an “epidemic”. Writing on its official blog, Kodi said: “Due to recent legal action against websites and repositories promoting add-ons that use pirated (stolen) media content, many have shut-down their services. “This is driving a large increase in users complaining in our forums and on social media about their ‘Kodi Box’ no longer working.” If you post in our forums or social channels about a pirate add-on or streaming service not working please expect ZERO sympathy or support. We don’t care Kodi Spokesperson Kodi is run by a team of unpaid developers who volunteer their time and expertise to create the hugely-popular media player and manage the brand. “If you post in our forums or social channels about a pirate add-on or streaming service not working please expect ZERO sympathy or support. We don’t care,” the blog post is at pains to point out. “We care less than not caring. We don’t care biggly. And to counter a popular comment; if the Kodi userbase drops a huge percentage because pirate services flee or die, we’re fine with that. “Kodi has been around since 2002 and we are not going to implode or disappear (unlike the pirates). “Life will be a little quieter, but less time spent on self-entitled whiny people means more time writing great code and having fun. We’re okay with that too.” The news comes as Facebook updated its advertising policy to explicitly ban the sale of any streaming device that facilitates or encourages unauthorised access to digital media. The social network confirmed to Express.co.uk that it tweaked its Commerce Policy to prohibit the sales of these so-called Kodi Boxes. Facebook is following in the footsteps of similar blanket bans from the likes of eBay and Amazon. The latter has taken an increasingly tough stance on streaming boxes that “promote” or “suggest” the easy facilitation of piracy. Sellers who violate the policy could see any inventory stored in Amazon fulfilment centres destroyed – with no reimbursement, the company warns in its updated policy. While online marketplaces, like those operated by Facebook, Amazon and eBay, are targeting the sale of these ready-made Kodi streaming devices – other agencies have targeted the streaming that enable the piracy. The Premier League recently launched its “largest ever” crackdown on streams fuelling piracy on these set-top boxes, like those running Kodi. Speaking to The Guardian, a spokesperson for the Premier League said: “The Premier League is currently engaged in its largest ever anti-piracy campaign to protect its copyright. “Like other sports and creative industries our model is predicated on the ability to market and sell rights and protect our intellectual property. It is because of this that clubs can invest in and develop talented players, build world-class stadiums, support the English football pyramid and schools and communities across the country – all things that fans enjoy and wider society benefits from.” The Premier League recently secured a hugely significant court order which is aimed at stopping rights-infringing video streams of its matches. This new ruling gives the league the ability to block servers which are broadcasting the games – stopping users of Kodi and other streaming devices from tuning in for free. Until now, rights holders could only close individual streams which could easily be restarted via a new server. The Premier League says they are implementing the order because of concerns that fans are side-stepping premium pay services, such as Sky and BT Sport, who each pay huge sums for the rights to broadcast the matches. Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  25. HUNDREDS of Kodi Box sellers have been shutdown, following a ruling by the EU Court of Justice back in April that made the sale of preloaded pirate streaming set-top boxes and add-ons illegal, an anti-piracy group has revealed. Hundreds of Kodi Box sellers have been shut down since the EU ruling in April Kodi Boxes – which have previously been described as an “epidemic” in the UK – are now a little harder to find. According to the Protection Rights Entertainment Industry Netherlands (BREIN), around 200 individuals and companies selling so-called Kodi Boxes have been shut down since April. The majority of these sellers were selling the pirate streaming devices through dedicated sites and major online shopping destinations, like Amazon, Facebook and eBay. Each of these online retail sites has previous spoken-out against the illegal pirate devices. Earlier this year, Amazon confirmed that sellers who violate its policy would see any inventory stored in Amazon fulfilment centres destroyed – with no reimbursement. “Typically we send an explanatory letter with a cease and desist undertaking,” BREIN Chief Tim Kuik told blog TorrentFreak. “Everyone gets the opportunity to settle. Most take it.” Kodi guide – All the devices you own that can run this streaming app KODI is legal if used correctly and here’s all the devices that can run this streaming software. KODI GUIDE – which devices are compatible But should the seller refuse to comply with the cease and desist, Kuik says “wilful infringement is assumed and this means no more warnings. “Providers who settle with BREIN pay up to 10,000 euros. Those who continue can count on a multiple of that. There’s a raw deal for those who think they’ll just get a warning. That time is now over Tim Kuik, BREIN “There’s a raw deal for those who think they’ll just get a warning. That time is now over.” Back in April, a ruling by the EU Court of Justice – Europe’s highest court – made it easier for member states to stop the sale of preloaded media players and streaming add-ons. The court ruled: “In the present case and having regard, in particular, to the content of the advertising of the multimedia player and to the fact that the main attraction of that player for potential purchasers is the pre-installation of the add-ons concerned, the Court finds that the purchaser of such a player accesses a free and unauthorised offer of protected works deliberately and in full knowledge of the circumstances.” The following month, the Digital Economy Act received royal assent – and increased the maximum jail sentence for copyright infringement in the UK from two to three years. The combination of this landmark ruling and the increase in sanctions for those who infringe copyright has led some developers to abandon Kodi. In early June, Kodi fans saw one of the most popular destinations for third-party add-ons removed from the web. TVAddons, which hosted a number of add-ons that enabled free streaming of copyright-protected material, was taken offline completely. Even its Facebook page was unavailable, blog TorrentFreak reported. TVAddons offers Kodi users the chance to access numerous illegal streams such as premium live sport and movie channels. Kodi is a neutral, open-source media player that can be installed on a broad range of devices – from discount set-top boxes powered by Android, to known brands, like Amazon Fire TV Stick. The BEST Kodi Add-On and Plugins We’d Love To See On Kodi Boxes Kodi project lead Martijn Kaijser has revealed his team is looking to bring Digital Rights Management (DRM) to the platform to entice legitimate sources of copyrighted content to Kodi. If the plan works, here are some of the best movies, live sports and video games we’d love to see make the jump to Kodi BBC • KODI 1 of 13 Apps we’d love to see make the jump from Apple TV to the Kodi Add-On store Kodi itself is completely legal. Although, it’s worth checking to make sure that you will not violate the manufacturer’s terms and conditions when installing the open-source software onto their hardware. Ready-made “pirate” devices preloaded with a number of third-party add-ons designed to facilitate piracy are colloquially known as Kodi Boxes or IPTV Boxes. According to YouGov data, around five million people in the UK use pirated TV streaming services via so-called Kodi Boxes, Amazon Fire TV Chipped Sticks, and illegal streaming apps on smartphones and tablets. Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org