The Shadow is an awesome Kodi addon that allows you to do a lot of cool stuff. Whether you want to watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, play games, or anything else, there is a lot that you can do with it. However, like all addons, it’s not perfect. What follows is how to install this awesome addon on your FireStick, PC, or Android.
If you are a FireStick user and you want to install shadow you are not alone. Shadow is one of the most sought after addons on the FireStick and it’s popularity is growing rapidly. This article explains how to install shadow on your FireStick.
In this guide, you will learn how to install the Shadow addon on Kodi. With this addon you can watch streaming on FireStick, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and all other Kodi devices.
Shadow is an addon for Kodi that allows you to watch movies and TV shows on demand. This addon only works with premium hosts like Real Debrid, Premiumize or All-Debrid.
The addon shows a lot of high quality links thanks to premium hosting. It also seems faster than most other Kodi add-ons I’ve used. The Kodi Shadow addon also has a large collection of movies and series. For all these reasons, we have included Shadow in our collection of the best addons for Kodi.
In addition, the Shadow addon offers one-click playback. You must manually activate the one-click option. I have described the steps below in the manual.
Attention KODI users: please read before continuing
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To install the shadow addon on Kodi
Addons installed from the Kodi addon repository are official addons. Add-ons that are downloaded from third-party vendors are called third-party add-ons.
Shadow is a third-party addon for Kodi. This add-on requires you to change a setting in Kodi before installing it.
Perform the following steps:
1. Go to the Kodi home screen. Go to the top right corner. Click on the cog icon to open the Kodi settings.
2. Now select and open the System tile
3. Go to the left side and select Add-ons from the menu bar.
4. In the right pane, check the status of the Unknown Sources option.
If it’s off, click the switch and turn it on.
5. When prompted, press Yes to confirm your action.
Steps to install Shadow KodiAddon
You can install this addon on Kodi now. Follow the detailed but simple steps below:
1. Go back to the settings window
Select the file management option
2. Here you see the Add Source option on both sides
You can click on any of these items (on a computer you have to double-click)
3. Kodi will now show the following window
Move forward and click where you see the <None> option.
4. Now we need to enter the source URL in the text field of this window.
Enter this URL with care to avoid mistakes
5. To continue, enter the name of the source in the highlighted text box.
You can choose any name
Let’s get the magnetic
Press OK when you are finished.
6. Press the back button once and return to the Kodi settings window (or open this window from the home screen).
Open the Extras tile
7. Go to and open Install from zip file
8. In this window, you will see the name of the media source you selected earlier. Click here on the name of the source.
I’m going to push the magnet, that’s the name I chose for this tutorial.
9. When you see the zip file repository.Magnetic-x.x.zip, click on it to install the repository.
Message: The version number of the file in the image below may have changed during the installation of the Shadow Kodi addon.
10. After about 30 seconds, a message will appear in the upper right corner that the Magnetic Repo add-on is installed.
11. Now click on Install from Archive
12. Open the Magnetic Repo you just installed.
13. Go ahead and click on Video Add-ons
14. You can find the Kodi Shadow addon in this window after you scroll down a bit.
Click on this add-on
15. Click on the Install button at the bottom right of this window.
16. A window appears with other additions. Just click on OK
17. Installing the addon usually takes 1-2 minutes.
The notification about the installed shadow add-on confirms this.
That’s it. Here’s how to install the Shadow addon on Kodi.
Before you start streaming video with Kodi addons or modules, I want to warn you that everything you stream on Kodi is visible to your ISP and the government. This means that streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, live broadcasts and sports) can lead to legal problems.
Fortunately, there is a reliable way to hide all your streaming activities from your ISP and the government. All you need is a good VPN for Kodi. A VPN masks your original IP address and helps you bypass surveillance, ISPs and geographical restrictions on content.
Personally, I use and recommend ExpressVPN, the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all types of applications and streaming devices.
OPINION: We do not encourage copyright infringement. But what if you accidentally upload content from an illegal source? It is not always easy to distinguish between a legal and an illegal source.
So before you start streaming on Kodi, read here how to get VPN protection in 3 easy steps.
Step one: Purchase your ExpressVPN subscription HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. This means you can use it for free for the first 30 days. If you are not satisfied with the service (which is unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step two: Click HERE to download and install the ExpressVPN application on your streaming device. If you are using a FireStick, I have included the exact steps below, starting with step 4.
Step three: Click on the power icon to connect to the VPN server. That’s it. Now your connection is secure with the fastest and best VPN for Kodi.
The steps to install Kodi VPN on Fire TV devices are described below. If you have other broadcast devices, follow steps 1 to 3 above.
Step four: Sign up for ExpressVPN HERE (if you are not already a subscriber).
Step 5: Go to the Fire TV Stick home screen. Click the Search button and then the Search option (see figure below).
Step six: Type expressvpn into the search bar and select when it appears.
Seventh step: Click on the Download button.
Step 8: Open the ExpressVPN application and log in using the username and password you created when you purchased your ExpressVPN subscription.
Step 9: Click on the power icon to connect to the VPN server. That’s it. Now your FireStick is protected with the fastest VPN.
How to use the Shadow addon on Kodi
First, let’s see how to access the Shadow addon in Kodi. If you know how to do it, you can skip this part.
Go to the Kodi home screen and select Add-ons on the left. You can access the addon through the Video Addon header on the right side of the page.
You can also click on the Extras option on the home page. In the next window, select Video Enhancements. The Kodi Shadow addon is displayed on the right. You can click on an addon tile to open it. But, before you open it, check the following section.
Real Debrid Sign Up
Shadow is an add-on based on Real-Debrid. Therefore, before we use it, we should check whether Real Debrid
Message: You can also use Premiumize or All-Debrid with the Kodi Shadow addon. Real Debrid is the best of the bunch, though.
On the computer, right click on the addon. Select an addon on the FireStick and long press it or press the menu button on the remote. If you are using Kodi on an Android TV, long press is sufficient here too. Long press also works on touch devices (phones and tablets).
The following pop-up menu appears. Press Settings
Click on Debride on the left
Select the service you want to connect to from the Unlock Service option. I choose RD because I register with Real Debrid.
Press Re auth.RD
The following pop-up window appears. It contains the authorization code for Real Debrid.
Go to https://real-debrid.com/device and enter the code (log into your Real Debrid account if necessary).
Once you are logged in, you can start using the addon. This is what the main window looks like.
The interface is simple. Just choose a category and start browsing.
To enable one-click playback
The Kodi Shadow addon supports one-click playback. However, the one-click feature is disabled by default; you must enable it manually.
One-click playback lets you automatically play a title or episode without displaying multiple links to choose from. The addon independently selects the best link for streaming. If you wish, you can activate this option as follows:
Open the addon and click on Options in the lower left corner.
In this menu, click on Add-on settings
In this dialog box, select One Click Play and enable One Click for movies and/or TV shows.
Shadow is definitely one of the best Kodi addons I’ve come across in a long time. This is an add-on module for premium hosts. That’s why you need to sign up for Real Debrid, Premiumize or All-Debrid. Therefore, it offers high quality streaming. If you have one of the premium services, try the Kodi Shadow addon.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I add shadows to Kodi?
To add shadows to Kodi, you need to install a third-party add-on called “Shadow Settings”.
How do I install 3rd party apps on Kodi?
You can install 3rd party apps on Kodi using the Addon Installer.
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You can install ultimate Whitecream on Firestick using the steps below: Open the Fire TV home screen. Navigate to the settings cogwheel icon. Select System. Select Apps & Games. Select Search by app or game. Type in “Whitecream” and select the app. Select Install. How do I uninstall Whitecream from Firestick? You can uninstall Whitecream from Firestick using the steps below: Open the Fire TV home screen. Navigate to the settings cog