So what is this Seren Kodi add-on?
Our research shows that Seren Kodi add-on is the latest in the line of new Kodi add-ons that take of multi-source features.
It comes to us from the developers of another Kodi addon known as Incursion Kodi add-on.
In this guide, we will talk about all the features that Seren offers to users as a new Kodi add-on.
Along with that we will also talk about all the installation steps you needs to take in order to install Seren Kodi addon on your streaming device.
Furthermore, we will touch upon some troubleshooting issues along with a short setup guide and other tips.
The first thing you need to know about Seren addon is that it is actually coded from the ground up as a new Kodi addon.
Our research shows that it is perhaps the most ambitious Kodi addon (among the new ones coming on the scene) that any developer of Kodi addons has released in some time.
Nixgates in the name of the developer that gave us Incursion.
The same developer has revealed that he/she started to work on the project after he/she had grown tired and unhappy with having to constantly edit all the old code that came with incursion.
Some of our readers might recall that Incursion came into existence as nothing but a fork of the older Covenant Kodi add-on.
This guide will talk about all the great features that Seren has to offer to its users.
Apart from that, we will also take a look at some notes on Seren and the things it does not do that well.
You can always skip to the section which you feel is most relevant to you.
Generally speaking, we will divide this guide into four parts.
Those four parts will go something like this,
- Seren Kodi addon feature
- Serent Kodi add-on installation guide
- Seren Kodi add-on setup guide.
- Seren fix for Failed to Install Kodi repository
One that readers need to know here is that currently the Seren Kodi add-on is considered to not come out of its beta mode.
And that is what you will get once you install Seren on your streaming device.
The reason why we are telling you this right now is that you may encounter bugs.
However, you should rest assured that the developer of this Kodi addon is able enough to get those bugs fixed as soon as possible.
We have also come to know that users can expect some form of help from the developer of this addon in the future as well.
Seren Kodi addon latest version
It never hurts to state the obvious but the latest version of Kodi addon Seren is v0.1.25.
The developer released this version on the 13th of January.
Moreover, the latest update manages to offers its users with a decent number of performance improvements as well as bug fixes from the initial version of this same Kodi add-on.
You are free to look at the change log for the latest edition, that is v0.1.25 but we suggest you do not waste your time on that and get straight to installing the thing.
What we will say though is that in an event where you find that after you install Seren your Kodi device becomes corrupt, then you need to make use of the feature that is known as Wipe Addon Data from the tools menu.
After that, you will have to setup your settings one more time.
If you are one of those users who still has not managed to see the latest and the greatest version of Seren, then all you have to do is to follow the installation guide that we have mentioned right at the bottom of this ‘how to install Seren on Kodi’ guide.
You should also know that you really do not need to add the official repository zip file in your file manager.
Some other testers who have not managed to see the update were still able to get the v0.1.6 to work.
We think that you will find that version to work pretty much as expected.
There is an official change log for the official v0.1.24 Seren version as well.
Again, you can go to the official website to find out more information on this add-on but we suggest you skip that and get to work via this guide.
List of Seren Features as a new Kodi add-on.
If it was not clear enough already then you should know that the developer of this Kodi addon developed it to work on Kodi versions such as 18 Leia and 17 Krypton.
Users who want to run this Kodi addon on some other version will have no other choice but to compromise on compatibility.
And that is never a good thing.
As far as speed is concerned, our research shows that Seren is actually FAST.
What exactly do we mean by that?
We mean that it is quick at scraping content from different sources on the internet and it is also fast in allowing users to navigate via its menus.
Seren does a good job of caching the scraped information so that it is further able to have a speed boost and make the overall addon much much faster.
As mentioned before as well, Seren can probably thank for its speed the developer who wrote every single line of code from scratch in order to give it unique powers.
Netflix and its similarity to it.
The official Seren Kodi add-on tends to show a Netflix-like behavior in the sense that it automatically develops playlists of all the shows and movies that the user selects.
It does that by default so you do not have to do a thing in order to take advantage of this feature.
Seren also has the ability to resume the content that you were on when you left it because of other obligations.
And it does that with the help of nothing but a single click.
More specifically, click on a show and if you have watched it to some extent when Seren will begin play from that point onwards.
Apart from that, we would like to inform you that Seren does have a tendency to prompt you by asking you if you really need to continue directly to the upcoming episode of a given show.
As mentioned just now, our research shows that the default behavior of Seren dictates that it scrapes the internet for media and then tries to find the best source for that media in order to begin the process of playing it.
The Seren Kodi addon comes with pre-emptive scraping feature.
By default it also as the autoplay feature enabled for users.
For the end user that means they would only have to see the Kodi scraping window when they watch the first episode of a given show that they are about to begin.
Not a bad deal, we would reckon.
A proprietary provider installer
What does that even mean?
It means that the developer behind Serene built this Kodi addon to have the ability of accepting individual provider packs.
Using such a feature, Kodi users actually have the opportunity to build a, sort of, master scraper list.
After doing that, the user is free to disable and/or enable the scraper list by their own will.
Some other features
Seren is one of the handful of Kodi addons in the market today that offers features such as automatic caching for Premiumize and Real-Debrid users.
For Premiumize Kodi users, this Seren Kodi addon would automatically take the responsibility of downloading and removing items from their cloud.
In this way, Kodi users can play those items fairly quickly and almost on-demand.
There is also the Shuffle Play feature.
What does it do?
Well, if you want to take advantage of this feature then you first need to pick one TV episode.
Then you need to hit the option that says shuffle play.
After that, Seren Kodi would take it upon itself to randomly play the given TV show’s episodes until the Kodi user, that is you, is done.
Seren Kodi addon also offers the Next Up feature using which you can pick a TV show and then enable Seren Kodi addon to build a complete list of where the user, that is you, left the show.
The next time you come in, it will start playing from that exact position.
There is also the Cached torrents feature.
If these were not enough then guess what?
Seren has more.
It offers the show/hide x265 feature as well as the Trakt integration feature.
Really, the complete list of features that one gets to use with Seren Kodi addon can go on and on forever (not literally).
We highly suggest that you try out either Premiumnize or Real-Debrid of this Seren Kodi addon.
We hope you are not exhausted by now because there is still some way to do.
Let’s do a quick read on how to install Seren on Kodi as an addon.
After that section, we will provide you with the complete integration and setup guide.
So check those sections out as well (even right now) if you feel like you have more need of those sections than what is to come right now.
Seren Kodi addon and premium accounts.
At the time of writing this guide, the Seren Kodi addon did not offer anything to users who did not have Real Debrid and/or Premiumize.
As mentioned before, Seren was actually built right from the ground up with the help of features that the likes of Real Debrid and premiumize offered.
The other thing you need to know here is that such premium servers have everything that they need to handle the actual load of many Kodi users at the same time.
That is very unlike the file hosts that offer their services for free.
It is not that free file hosting services are bad.
It is that people tend to abuse them to death very frequently.
You can go to the official individual sites of Premiumize and Real Debrid to sign up for their services by running a simple search on Google.
Seren offers some two or three smart play Kodi settings such as Auto Episode Resume, Auto Playlist Creation, Up Next and Pre-Emptive Scraping.
None of these features work if you do not have an authorized official Trakt account.
But do not worry.
Trakt is pretty much a free service.
How to install Seren on Kodi (step by step guide)
- The first step is to go to the official main menu.
From there you need to navigate to the option that says SYSTEM.
Then you need to click on File Manager.
After that, you must click on the option that says Add Source.
When that is done, you need to click on None.
- After that, you must use your keyboard to type out the following URL exactly as we have shown it to you, https://nixgates.github.io/packages.
- When you have done that, you need to click on the option that says Done.
- And then you need to highlight that small box right underneath the current option.
There you need to enter a proper name for your new media source.
We suggest you use a name such as .nix.
After doing that, you need to click on OK.
- When that is done, you must make your back to your official Kodi home screen.
- Take note that if you on the Kodi version 17 Krypton or even a later version then you need to first choose the option that says Add-ons and then go to Add-on Browser.
- And if you on the Kodi 16 version and earlier, then you must first go to SYSTEM and then to the option that says Add-ons.
- The next step is to choose the option that says Install from Zip File.
Then select the item that says .nix.
After that click on nixgates.repository.zip.
When that is done you need to show some patience and wait for Kodi to show you the Add-on enabled message somewhere at the top of your screen.
- After that, you must choose the option that says Install from Repository.
Then you need to click on the option that says Nixgates repository.
When that is done you must click the option that says Video Add-ons.
After that, you must hit Seren.
And then hit Install.
- With that out of the way, you must wait for Kodi to show you the message of Add-on enabled.
How to quickly install Seren on Kodi (the fast Git browser method)
We know you want to save time.
That is why we have this second way of installing Seren.
For this guide to work, you need to make sure that you have the official Git Browser Kodi addon ready and installed on your Kodi device.
If you do not know how to do that then read a guide on it and then continue forwards.
After you have installed Git Browser addon you must follow the step-by-step guide shown below.
- First, go to your Kodi main menu.
- Then if you on Kodi Krypton 17, you should choose the option that says Add-ons and then select the item that says Add-on browser.
- For those Kodi users who are on the 16 or earlier version, you need to first go to SYSTEM and then click the option that says Add-ons.
- After completing the previous step you must click My Add-ons.
Then you should click on Program Add-ons.
After that, you must click on Indigo.
- Once that is done, you must navigate some more to Addon Installer.
And then hit Git Browser.
After that click on Search by GitHub username.
With that out of the way, you should click on **New Search**.
- Once you have completed the previous step, you should click the search bar and then enter the term nixgates into it.
After that, you need to click the option that says OK.
And then select the option that tells you something like nixgates.repository.zip.
It should be present somewhere in the list so do not stop looking for it.
While you are at it you need to make sure that you are selecting the latest revision of the given repository.
- Once you have managed to install the above-mentioned repository then you need to hit the option of Continue but only when Kodi shows you the popup.
- With that out of the way, you actually need to back out a bit to get out of Indigo addon.
Then you need to navigate to the option that says SYSTEM.
After that, you must click on Add-ons.
Then you need to click on Install from repository.
When that is done, you should click on Nixgates Repository.
And then you must click on Video Addons.
With that out of the way, you must hit Seren.
And then click on Install.
- Then you need to play the waiting game again in order to let Kodi do its thing after which it would automatically show you the Add-on Enabled message.
How to setup Kodi addon Seren.
The strange thing about Seren Kodi addon is that the first time you launch the thing you still have to do some integrations.
It is almost another setup.
So let’s get to it.
- Go to Kodi.
- Launch Seren.
- Go to tools.
- Make way to Settings menu.
- Open Accounts category.
- Hit Authorize Trakt.
- Follow all the shown instructions.
- Hit Enable Premiumize.
- Then hit Enable Real Debrid.
- Follow all the shown instructions in order to sync different accounts to the new addon.
- Click the shown Providers tab.
- Hit Install From Web URL.
- Then use the keyboard again to write https://tinyurl.com/Iscrapers.
- Hit OK.
- When Kodi asks, give it permission to install new scrapers.
- Hit Install.
- Click on OK.
And that is it.
Now you are all set to not only use Seren but also explore this great Kodi addon.
How to install Up Next addon on Kodi.
You need this addon if you want a Netflix-like experience.
If you have integrated Real Debrid and Premiumize then this addon is a must to enable Kodi to start the next episode automatically.
When installed, it will automatically queue up a multiple number of episodes.
Follow these steps,
- Open Kodi.
- Hit System.
- Go to Add-ons.
- Hit Install from Repository.
- Click Nixgates repository.
- Click Services.
- Hit Up Next.
- Tap Install.
- Then wait.
- After a while, hit Addon.
- Then hit Configure.
- From the new settings menu click on the Settings option.
- Modify the option Default Action When Nothing Selected.
Change it to Do not Play.
- Then activate the option that says Enable on PlayList.
- Hit OK.
- Save Settings.
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