Update: the Boys addon has recently changed location. It is no longer hosted in the Chains Repo, but in THe Crew repo. THis guide has been updated accordingly.

The Boys is a new Kodi video addon that allows you to stream Movies and TV Shows. Hosted in the Crew Repository, this addon is fully compatible with the latest Kodi version 19 Matrix.

The Boys is a Real Debrid addon like SerenShadow, and Nemesis. Yet, free users are not left behind for the addon provides a 1 Click section with free content for Movies and TV Shows.

With a Real Debrid account, The Boys brings you a good deal of high-quality links including torrents so that your streaming experience is never better.

This addon features a very simple interface. Sections on the main screen include The Boys, Movies, TV Shows, Trakt, Search, Last link played, and Settings

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How to install The Boys addon on Kodi

In this comprehensive guide, we explain how to install The Boys Kodi addon 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: The Boys addon offers video content in English for most films, however, you can download subtitles. We show you how this works with OpenSubtitles addon.

  • NameThe Boys – Chains Repository
  • Sourcehttp://team-crew.github.io
  • Compatibility: Kodi 19.0 Matrix

Enable installation from unknown sources

The most interesting Kodi Addons are included in unofficial repositories. The Boys Addon can be found in the Chains Repository 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 “Addons” 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 The Crew Repository

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to Install The Crew repository.

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»

Double click «<None

Enter this link: http://team-crew.github.io/ in the box at the top of your screen. Be sure to type this exactly as provided. Click OK

Your repo needs a name ” Crew ”  in the box below,  then Select “Ok“.

Again click OK

Return to the System Settings home screen, and Click the Add-ons Package Installer

 Select “Install from zip file

A short notification will popup to warn you that addons installed from zip ( excluding served repositories) will not be auto-update and must be manually updated. Click Yes to proceed.


Find your repo under Crew name

 Select repository.thecrew-xxx.zip.

Wait for the top right to popup THE CREW REPOSITORY INSTALLED.

And this has been all regarding the repository installation. It is a valid process for any third party repository.

Install The Boys addon on Kodi 19

Now that you have the Crew Repository on your system, you need to install The Boys Addon.

Go to Install from repository


Select Chains Repository


Then Video add-ons


Select The Boys  

Click Install


Click OK to install the necessary addons and dependencies

Wait until the notification appears that the Kodi addon was installed successfully 

Now go back to the Kodi home screen, find the Add-ons tab on the left side menu, The Boys 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 The Boys, Movies, TV Shows, Trakt, Search, Last link played, and Settings


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.

The Boys section contains important categories: Chains, Ghost, and Wasteland


 Within the Ghost category, we find a 1 click free section


To watch free content from the 1 Click section, make sure this feature is enabled

  • Go to Settings
  • Selec
    t the One Click play option from the left side menu
  • Make sure to Turn on the toggle for this feature for both Movies and TV Shows

However, make sure to use a VPN to avoid any copyright infringement issues.

Setup Real Debrid in The Boys addon

AS mentioned above, The Boys is a Debrid addon. 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 The Boys addon 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 addon 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 The Boys addon.