How to Install the 4K Addon on Kodi in 2022

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Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 20 Feb 2022

Introduction:

Gone are the days when finding quality 4K content was tricky. With 4K TVs becoming more affordable than ever, you can easily find binge-worthy content these days. All you need to do is to find out where to look, and you’ll have enough content to stay glued to your 4K TV for hours on end.  

That’s why we have created this guide. We’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide on installing the 4K Kodi addon. Apart from supporting 4K streaming features, this Kodi addon also supports services like Real Debrid, Premiumize, and All Debrid.

What’s more, the 4K addon is also compatible with Trakt Integration. You can thus count on it to help you stream 4K movies, TV shows, and drama series without a care in the world. Read on to know how to install and use the 4K Kodi addon on your Fire TV Stick.

A Brief Intro to Kodi and its 4K addon Interface

You can easily download and install the Kodi application from the Downloader app on your Firestick. If you don’t have this application, download it from the store (Search for Downloader in the search bar). 

After installing the Downloader app, open it and type the Kodi app URL to download it onto your Android TV or Firestick. Remember to turn on the Unknown Sources option from your settings to allow the Downloader app to download the Kodi app. 

Once you’ve managed to install Kodi and its 4K addon, you will see multiple options (such as Main Section, Movies by Year, Movies Genres, Settings, among others) on the home screen. Use these options to find and stream your favorite piece of content. Kodi initializing screen

How to Install 4K Kodi Addon on Firestick?

  • Launch the Kodi app and go to Settings.

Select the System option. 

Kodi System option in settings

  • Click on the addons option. Under Settings/System category, choosing Add-ons shows Unknown sources with an on-off slider button

A list of options will appear. Enable Unknown sources (as shown in the screenshot)

Kodi 4K addon can now download apps from unknown sources. By default, this option is turned off due to security issues. 

  • Now that you’ve enabled installation from unknown sources, open the File Manager from the home page.File Manager Option
  • Select the Add Source option. In Kodi File Manager, Add source appears as an option
  • Click <None> in the dialogue box. Kodi Click on None
  • A pop-up will appear.
    Type this URL: http://narcacist.com/repo.Kodi File Manager window, adding narcacist repo URL
  • After writing the URL, click Add. Kodi File Manager window, naming file source for narcasist

Next, enter a name for the file source and click Ok.

  • Return to the app’s home page and click on the addons.Kodi on the Add-ons menu
  • Select Install from zip file option on the following page. Kodi Add-on list, navigate and select the Install from zip file option
  • If a pop-up appears (it usually comes up in Kodi 19 Matrix), select Yes. Warning for installing Zip
  • Choose the file you just saved. Kodi install from Narcacist Repo zip file
  • Click on the link (repository.NarcacistWizard.zip) and press the OK button. Select repository.NarcacistWizard.zip
  • After a few minutes have passed, you will see a side pop-up telling you that your repository is installed.notification for successful Narcacist repo installation
  • Now, it’s time to install your file from this repository.
  • Select the Install from repository option on your Kodi’s homepage.Kodi home screen with Install from repository highlighted
  • Choose your saved file’s repository. Narcacist’s Wizard Repository
  • You will see a bunch of addons’ options in this tab.
    Choose Video addons.Narcacist Wizard Repository Video add-ons
  • Scroll down to the 4K option. Kodi Add-ons screen, 4K highlighted
  • Select the 4K option and click on Install. Narcacist Wizard Repository Kodi 4K add-on Install screen
  • A pop-up will appear asking your permission to install additional addons.Narcacist Wizard Repository Kodi 4K additional add-ons prompt

Select Ok.

A few minutes later, you’ll see a confirmation pop-up telling you that the addon has been installed. Wait for this pop-up (it may take longer to appear).

After the pop-up has appeared, go to the homepage and select the addons option. 

  • You should be able to see the addon you just installed in the Video addons tab. Kodi homepage 4K add-ons

Congratulations! You have successfully installed the 4K addon.

Get a VPN for a secure Kodi streaming experience

Kodi applications or their addons do not offer you a safe streaming experience. Whatever you search, stream or browse is visible to your ISP and the government. That might not be a problem unless you are using Kodi to stream copyrighted content. 

However, if you’re caught streaming copyrighted content, you might end up getting slapped with a fine, some jail time, or both. That’s why we recommend you use a reliable VPN, like ExpressVPN, while using Kodi to stream your favorite shows. 

ExpressVPN hides your activity on the internet, making sure that neither your government nor your ISP can track your online behavior. This way, you become a virtual ghost, shielded from the reach of the authorities and anyone else who may take an interest in your streaming activities. 

How to Install ExpressVPN on Firestick?

Follow these steps to download, install and use Express VPN on your Firestick:

  • Open your Firestick’s search bar.  Click on the Search option on firestick tv
  • Type ‘ExpressVPN‘ and press enter.
  • Select the ExpressVPN icon from the search results. Start the download and wait until it’s complete. Amazon Firestick Express VPN highlighted on home screen
  • Once the download is complete, sign in to ExpressVPN by entering your login details (email and password) Sign In option on ExpressVPN
  • The only thing left to do now is to connect to a server location. You will see the connecting symbol on the screen. Click on it and let the VPN automatically connect you to a reliable server location. ExpressVPN home screen with Connect button highlighted

How to Use Real Debrid with Your 4K Kodi Addon?

Many people are fond of the Real Debrid service. This service provides its users with HD links of premium movies and shows that aren’t available elsewhere. Real Debrid provides you with links from up to 56 host sites. And that, too, without costing you a penny. 

As a result, now that you have the Kodi 4K addon, it’s recommended that you double your fun by integrating the Real Debrid service with it. Doing so is extremely easy.  All you have to do is connect both the services from your Kodi homepage and have unlimited fun. 

Follow these steps to use Real Debrid with your 4K Kodi addon: 

  • Go into the Settings of your 4K Kodi addon. 4K Kodi addon screen Settings highlighted
  • You will see the Debrid option on top. Click on it. Debrid tab
  • Enable the toggle beside the Enable Debrid Service option. 4K Kodi addon screen Settings Debrid highlightedAlso remember to select the Real Debrid option. It will be right beneath the Enable Debrid Service option.4K Kodi addon screen Choose Debrid service and toggle button highlighted
  • Select the Re-auth Read Debrid. 4K Kodi setting screen Re-auth Read Debrid highlighted

A pop-up will appear asking you for further authorization. 

  • Here, you will see the authorization code that will help you connect your 4K addon to the Real-Debrid account.4K Kodi setting screen authorization code to connect 4K addon to the Real-Debrid account

  Note down this code. 

  • Open this link: https://real-debrid.com/device using a web browser from your computer or smartphone and enter the code.
    Press Continue afterward.RealDebrid website with link account menu
    RealDebrid website login page
  • Choose any desired name for the connection and set it up. This is the final step.

Can You Use Trakt with the 4K Kodi Addon?

Trakt might be another exciting addition to your streaming experience. This app keeps track of whatever you watch before making content recommendations based on your watching history, likes, dislikes, etc. You can think of it as Netflix for recommendations. 

Follow these steps to use Trakt with your 4K Kodi addon

  • On your 4K addon’s main page, you will find a folder named Trakt.4K addon main page, with a folder named Trakt highlighted 
  • Select the Trakt folder. 

An Authenticate Trakt dialogue box will appear, asking you to confirm your selection again. Select Yes.

  • 4K addon main page, Trakt authentication promptJust like you got an authentication code while setting up Real Debrid on Kodi, you will get one here too. 4K addon main page, Trakt authentication code prompt
  • Open the https://trakt.tv/activate from your mobile or any other device to verify the code.
  • After verifying the code, a pop-up will appear, letting you know that you can now use your Trakt ID with your Kodi addon.

Conclusion

Real Debrid and Trakt have the potential to revolutionize your 4K streaming experience. The former will let you watch your favorite movies, drama series and TV shows. The latter, meanwhile, will make recommendations based on your browsing history, likes, dislikes, etc. What more can you ask for!

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