Shadow is a video add-on for Kodi that allows you to stream a huge catalog of movies and TV shows. Hoasted in the Diamond Build Repo, It has been updated to work on the latest version of Kodi 19 Matrix.
Shadow is a Real Debrid add-on like Seren and Nemesis. So if you are a free user, this is not really for you. With a Real Debrid account shadow brings you a good deal of high-quality links including torrent links so that your streaming experience is never better.
This add-on presents a very simple interface. Sections on the main screen include Movie world, TV world, Trakt, search Search History, Last Link Played, Settings, Resume Watching, My RD History, RD Torrents, and Actor. Within the Movies and TV Shows sections, the content is organized in subcategories like Genre, Year, Most popular.. and more, to help you easily navigate and decide what to watch.. So, no room for confusion about where to start from.
How to install Shadow add-on on Kodi 19 Matrix
In this comprehensive guide, we explain how to install Shadow Kodi add-on and set it up completely.
This guide was realized on Kodi 19 Matrix, the latest stable version of Kodi, and applies to all compatible devices including Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, Mi TV Stick, Android & IOS, Mac, Android TV, Android Boxes, etc…
NOTE: Shadow add-on offers video content in English for most films, however, you can download subtitles. We show you how this works with OpenSubtitles add-on.
- Name: Shadow – Diamond Build Repo
- Source: http://diamondbuild.xyz
- Compatibility: Kodi 19.0 Matrix
Enable installation from unknown sources
The most interesting Kodi Add-ons are included in unofficial repositories. Shadow Add-on can be found in the Diamond Build Repo which is a third-party source. So, the first thing you have to do is enable installation from unknown sources. If not already done, just follow these steps
Launch Kodi and click on the “System Settings” Icon.
On the next page, click on “System Settings” as shown in the image below.
In the “Add-ons” tab of the left panel, make sure that the ” Unknown sources ” option is activated.
The option is disabled by default for privacy and security reasons, but you must enable it before you can install add-ons from outside the official Kodi repository.
Upon this warning window, click Yes
Install Diamond Build Repository
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to Install the Diamond Build Repo.
To do so, follow these steps:
Launch Kodi and click on the “System Settings” Icon.
From the available options, select «File manager»
Then select «Add source»
Enter this link: http://diamondbuild.xyz in the box as your media source. Be sure to type this exactly as provided. Click OK
You need to enter a name for this source, type ” diamond“ and press “Ok“.
Again click OK
Return to the System home screen, and click the Add-ons Package Installer
Select “Install from zip file“
short notification will popup to warn you that add-ons installed from zip ( excluding served repositories) will not be auto-update and must be manually updated. Click Yes to proceed.
Now find the repository you named “diamond”
Wait until the notification appears that the Kodi addon was installed successfully
And this has been all regarding the repository installation. It is a valid process for any third-party repository.
Install Shadow add-on on Kodi 19
Now that you have the Narcacist Wizard Repository on your system, you need to install Shadow Add-on.
Go to Install from repository
Select Diamond Build Repo
Then Video add-ons
On the top right, a pop-up will let you know that your add-on is installed
Now go back to the Kodi home screen, find the Add-ons tab on the left side menu, The Shadow Addon should appear under the Video add-ons category. Open it and enjoy a huge library of movies and TV shows.
Sections on the main screen include Movie world, TV world, Trakt world, Track, search, Search History, Last Link Played, Settings, Resume Watching, My RD History, RD Torrents, and Actor.
You can search for content in the Movies and TV Shows sections by Genre, Year, Most popular.. and more.
This will help you easily navigate and decide what to watch. When you click on a link, it will start streaming at the maximum speed that your connection supports.
However, make sure to use a VPN to avoid any copyright infringement issues.
Setup Real Debrid in Shadow add-on
AS mentioned above, Shadow is a Real Debrid only add-on. This service gives you unrestricted access to several file hosters and can greatly improve the quality and quantity of available sources.
Before starting, make sure you have created a Real Debrid account, in case you don’t already have one. Then, start Shadow add-on from the Kodi Addons section, within the Video Addons section.
In the main menu, click Settings.
Under the Debrid tab. Make sure Debrid service is enabled then press (Re)Auth Real-Debrid
Next, you will see a message showing an authorization code.
You must enter the given code in your Real Debrid account to authorize Shadow add-on access. To do this, go to this URL, enter the code displayed on Kodi and click Continue.
In case you have not accessed your Real Debrid account, you will be asked to enter your access credentials.
You may want to give a name to this new entry to easily identify it later
If everything goes well, you will see a confirmation message on Kodi indicating that the authentication in Real Debrid was successful.
And with this, you will have already configured Real Debrid in Shadow add-on.