How to Install The Oath Kodi Addon on Firestick in 2022

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Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 4 Jan 2022

The Oath Kodi Setup Guide With Screenshots — works on both Kodi Matrix & Leia!

The Oath is one of the most popular Kodi addons available. It works on both Kodi 19 Matrix and 18 Leia. It also has an intuitive user interface to help you find anything you’re looking for, letting you view the latest movies and TV shows from your Firestick! Plus, you can connect it with other top Kodi addons like Trakt and Real Debrid to create a personalized one-stop content viewing spot. 

We’ve covered Exodus on Kodi in another post. The Oath is based upon this addon. Here, we’re moving on and explaining how to install The Oath on Kodi. 

Unfamiliar with installing Kodi addons on your Firestick device? Rest easy! This guide has easy-to-follow instructions with screenshots that will help you install The Oath on your Firestick.

We’ll also show how to view content on The Oath without risking your network security or privacy. And finally, we’ll provide answers to some frequently asked questions regarding The Oath.

Read on to get started!

Summary

  • Setting up Kodi to download from unknown sources
  • Installing The Oath repo
  • Installing The Oath Kodi addon

How to Install The Oath on Firestick in Under 10 Minutes!

Want access to the hottest TV shows and movies on your Firestick? Follow these instructions, and you’ll have this addon installed in no time!

Note: These instructions assume you’ve already installed Kodi on your Firestick device. If not, you can visit our guide on installing Kodi on Firestick & Fire TV before setting up this addon.

Setup Kodi to enable downloading from unknown sources

1. Open Kodi from your Firestick and select ‘Settings’—the gear icon on the top left.

Kodi Settings button is indicated by a large cog button at the top of the left navigation menu on Home Page

2. Choose ‘System’ on the bottom right—the icon has a gear with a screwdriver on top.

Kodi System option in settings

3. On the left menu, scroll down and highlight ‘Add-ons.’ Then move right and choose ‘Unknown sources’ and toggle the switch to ‘on.’ 

Under Settings/System category, choosing Add-ons shows Unknown sources with an on-off slider button

4. A warning will appear stating you’re responsible for any damage to your device if you select ‘Yes.’ Choose ‘Yes’ to proceed, as this is the only way to download The Oath onto your device.

 

Kodi addon prompt to enabled Unknown Sources

Download and install The Oath repo

Once you’ve configured your Kodi settings, you’ll be able to install any addon from an unknown source—including The Oath. Follow the next set of instructions to install The Oath’s repository, a.k.a. The Oath repo.

1. Go back to the ‘Settings’ menu.

Kodi Settings button is indicated by a large cog button at the top of the left navigation menu on Home Page

2. Select the ‘File Manager’ icon

Kodi File Manager in settings

3. Choose ‘Add source’ on the left. 

 

In Kodi File Manager, Add source appears as an option

4. A pop-up named ‘Add file source’ will appear. Select ‘None.’

Click None option

5. In the next window, enter The Oath repo – make sure you type this exact URL: https://host505.github.io/ and click ‘OK.’ This is your source path for The Oath.

Kodi file source path window to enter The Oath addon URL

 

6. Under ‘Enter a name for this media source,’ type a source path you can easily remember — like ‘Oath’ — and then click ‘OK.’ 

Add file source window on Kodi’s File Manager with the media source name field and the OK button highlighted

7. Hit the ‘Back’ button on your remote until you return to the ‘System’ screen. Then select ‘Addons.’

System menu and then click on Add-ons

8. From the menu, select ‘Install from zip file.’

Kodi install from zip file

9. A ‘Warning!’ prompt will appear. Select ‘Yes.’

Warning for installing Zip

10. Find your newly named source path file for The Oath from the list and select it.

The Install from zip file window showing the filename Oath as one of the source paths

11. Choose the zip file URL: repository.host505-2.5.zip

The Install from zip file window showing The Oath repository file

12. Give the system a moment to download the addon, and you’ll see a notification that says ‘Host505 Repo Add-on installed’ on the top right.

Kodi Add-ons menu showing The Oath addon repo file as installed

Install The Oath Kodi addon

You’re almost there! You’ve downloaded the addon and installed the repository, so you must now install the addon. Use these instructions:

1. Return to the ‘System’ menu and select ‘Add-ons’ again.

System menu and then click on Add-ons

2. Select ‘Install from repository.’

Kodi install from repository option under Add-ons/Add-on browser

3. Choose ‘host505 repo’ from the repositories list.

Kodi's Install from repository menu with The Oath repo highlighted

4. Choose ‘Video add-ons.’

Select Video addon

5. From the list, select ‘TheOath.’

Video-add-ons-menu-on-Kodi-showing-TheOath-selected

6. Click ‘Install’ on the bottom right.

The-Oath-window-on-Kodi-showing-the-Install-menu

7. Another pop-up will appear telling you which files will install. Click ‘OK.’

The dialog box for The Oath video addons showing the Orion, YouTube, Google Drive, repository onion, and InputStream Helper addon files with the OK button highlighted for clicking

8. Give the files a moment to download. When it’s finished, you’ll see another notification on the top right, indicating the successful installation of The Oath addon.

Kodi-video-add-TheOath-successfully-installed

9. Return to the Kodi home screen and scroll down to ‘Add-ons’ using the menu on the left. Then scroll right and select ‘TheOath’ under ‘Video add-ons.

Kodi home screen with Add-ons being highlighted and TheOath selected

10. And you’re done! But before you watch any content, read and follow the instructions in the next section on using a VPN for safe browsing.

Kodi Videos screenwith Movies being highlighted

Is it Safe and Legal to Use The Oath Kodi Addon?

Safety

Safety with addons on Kodi is relative to each user. The Oath isn’t an official Kodi addon, so there is no control from the Kodi team regarding what goes into the repository. It can change at any moment.

As a user, it’s on you to protect your privacy and guard against malicious software. Current scans have shown no malware or suspicious files within The Oath’s repository. 

However, the best practice is to use a combination of virus protection and VPN before downloading or viewing content via The Oath. It’s the only way to protect personal information from hackers and your internet service provider.

Legality

Most content on The Oath is not legal. This add-on has tons of content sourced from pirate sites and torrent repositories. Streaming copyrighted content without payment is illegal nearly everywhere in the world.

Without a VPN, you could be caught and subject to legal action for viewing this content. That’s why it’s important to hide your IP address from your ISP using ExpressVPN.

Installing ExpressVPN for safe browsing

ISPs, hackers, and corporations all over want to track your online movements and invade your privacy for their own purposes. To avoid such risks, we’ve provided a list of the best Kodi VPNs in another post. 

Best VPNs for Kodi

But if you want to go straight to the top of the list, then download ExpressVPN. It’s intuitive, user-friendly, easy-to-install, and comes with free updates. 

With servers in 160 locations in 94 countries, ExpressVPN provides tons of solid, reliable IPs to enjoy your favorite content. The program uses top encryption systems to keep your information safe and allows you to load content at some of the fastest speeds on the VPN market. Plus, it works on a variety of operating systems, including macOS, Linux, Windows, Firestick, Android, and iOS. Or you have the option to install it directly onto your router.

ExpressVPN keeps both your system and personal information safe while browsing. Using the web on any device without a VPN opens your network to hackers for information theft and other nefarious purposes. It’s best practice always to keep your IP private with a reliable VPN.

Before accessing content on The Oath, use your free 30-day trial and look into any discounts currently offered from ExpressVPN. Visit their site to learn more.

To stay safe with ExpressVPN while using The Oath, follow these steps:

1. Visit the ExpressVPN sign-up page, sign up, and select a payment method. You can pay with Bitcoin and/or use a separate email address for added privacy.

Screenshot of ExpressVPN signup page with subscription plans and payment options

2. Download, install, and run the ExpressVPN application on your device. Then sign in.

a screenshot to sign in with the account details you created

3. After signing in, you must use the activation code provided by ExpressVPN, or you can sign in with the email sign-in link.

Activating ExpressVPN using activation code

4. Upon completing this process, ExpressVPN’s primary interface should appear. From here, select a VPN location for your IP. 

Choose Location window of ExpressVPN

The location you choose could affect your ability to play various links. And IP locations closer to you run faster as the data doesn’t travel as far.

5. After choosing a location, click the power button to activate ExpressVPN!

Power Button of ExpressVPN

How to Use The Oath Once You’ve Installed It

By now, you’ve installed The Oath, and you should have ExpressVPN or some other VPN installed and running. If this isn’t the case, it’s best to revisit the previous section before viewing any content. If you’re all good, then let’s explore The Oath and learn how to view content on it using two methods.

The Oath Kodi categories

With The Oath, you have access to thousands of movies and TV shows—modern hits and classics. The interface has a wide range of categories to choose from, including:

  • People – Search here to find content featuring your favorite actresses and actors
  • New Movies – The latest and greatest movies recently released—some still in theaters!
  • New Episodes – Search the latest episodes from popular TV series

Under the ‘Movies’ category, you can watch movies from a wide variety of sub-categories, including:

  • Genres – Has nearly every genre you can imagine – from Action down to Western
  • Year – Sorts movies by year
  • Decade – Sorts movies by decade
  • Languages – Offers categories from over 30 languages
  • Certificates – Sorts movies by the Motion Picture Association rating
  • Oscar Winners – Movies that won an Academy Award
  • Box Office – Sorts movies by how much money they made in theaters

There are even more categories beyond these for you to explore.

Under the ‘TV Shows’ category, you also can sort by genres and languages, but you can also explore sub-categories such as:

  • Networks – Sorts shows based on the network they air on
  • Certificates – Sorts shows based on their TV Parental Guidelines
  • Airing Today – Offers a list of shows that will air today
  • TV Calendar – Allows you to find shows based on the current TV calendar going back for a month

Playing content

Option 1 - Play content through the categories list 

To start, we’ll guide you through the steps to watching a movie via the various category lists available on The Oath on Kodi. Note that this process works the same for TV Shows, but the category listings differ slightly.

1. From the main screen, select ‘Movies.’

Kodi main screen select Movies

2. In the next menu, you can select any category you want  – the process is relatively the same. For this example, we’ll go with ‘Genres.’

Kodi Videos screen with Genres highlighted

3. You can select any genre from this sub-menu. Why don’t we choose ‘Comedy.’

The Genres menu in Kodi Videos with Comedy highlighted

4. The genre section puts the latest and most popular movies at the top of the list. From here, you can choose any title. Let’s try ‘Red Notice.’

The Oath Kodi addon search results for Movies with Red Notice highlighted

5. Give The Oath’s link scraper a moment to compile a list of links.

The Oathscrapers dialog box indicating the progress of movie Red Notice

6. With the list of links, choose a link based on the resolution you’d like to view the movie in and enjoy your content! Note: 1080p is Full HD, so it’s usually a better choice than 720p.

The Oath Kodi Addon search menu with list of options for the movie Red Notice

Option 2 - Play content through The Oath’s search functions

If you know exactly what you want to watch, the easiest way to get there is to search for your content directly. Use these instructions to find the content you’re looking for and play it on The Oath.

1. On the main menu, scroll down and select ‘Search.’

Kodi Videos menu with the Search option highlighted

2. Choose whether you want to search by Movie or TV Show, or choose ‘People’ to search by actor or actress. For this example, we’ll select ‘Movies.’

Kodi Videos menu for the Search category showing Movies, TV Shows and People as options with Movies highlighted for selection

3. The Oath saves all of your recent searches on this menu, so you can go back and search again with ease. But if you haven’t searched for something, click ‘New Search’ to begin.

Kodi Videos search window

4. Use your remote to type in your search on the keyboard and click ‘OK.’ We’ll go with ‘Red Notice’ again to keep things simple.

Kodi Search interface showing ‘red notice’ typed in the search bar and the OK button highlighted for clicking

5. Fortunately, it’s the top option on the list, but you may need to scroll through to find what you’re looking for. Once you find your content, highlight and click it.

The-Oath-Kodi-search-results-for-Movies-with-Red-Notice

 

6. The scraper will find a list of links, and you can click on any link to play your content!

The Oath Kodi Addon search menu with list of options for the movie Red Notice

What if the link on The Oath isn’t working?

Although The Oath connects to the top repositories and links, sometimes you’ll get one that doesn’t work. It either won’t buffer well, constantly stop to buffer, or just not play at all. It happens every so often, and that’s why The Oath Kodi addon populates a long list of links to choose from.

If you have trouble with the link you selected, simply hit the ‘Back’ button on your remote to bring up the links list. And then choose another link of the list. You may have to try three or four links to get things running smoothly.

Summary

With The Oath add-on installed on Kodi, you’ll be able to access the newest movies and TV shows available. The installation process can be somewhat tedious, but you’ll be prepared for when you install more unofficial Kodi add-ons in the future. Just remember to always use a VPN when viewing content. Enjoy The Oath!

FAQs

What is The Oath Kodi addon?

The Oath is an unofficial Kodi addon that gives you access to stream TV shows and movies from a variety of sources—free and premium. The addon works with Kodi 19 Matrix and 18 Leia.

With The Oath, you get access to a range of features like premium account support from Real Debrid, All Debrid, Premiumize, and more. There is also library integration and support from Trakt within the addon.

The Oath was one of the first Kodi 19 Matrix addons, but it’s based on the Exodus addon, which worked well for a long time.

What is the best Kodi addon?

There are a lot of top lists, reviews, and opinions regarding the best Kodi addons.

Add-on developers are coming up with new interfaces almost every month that include new features and well-sourced links. Plus, they’re always updating to keep things working as Kodi also develops.

Some addons have features that work better for others, but what is not up for debate is how well the links work. And The Oath is one of the most reliable for solid links that don’t have buffering issues.

Is it the best? That’s for you to decide! The Oath is top-notch for movies and TV shows, but it lacks sports and IPTV content. You’ll need to download and install The Crew for that!

If you don’t know which add-on would be best for you, review our list of the best Kodi addons. From there, you can get all the information you need to make an informed decision.

How do I use Kodi addons, and are they legal?

There are different paths to using a Kodi addon, and the key question is whether it is official or unofficial. You can download official Kodi addons directly from the Kodi interface and use them immediately. But unofficial addons have a few more steps, as you saw in the guide above.

To download an unofficial Kodi app, you’ll need to configure settings and download and install both the repository and the actual app such as described in our article here on how to install The Oath on Firestick. From there, it’s easy to open any app, navigate through the categories and features, and view content. Most addons include links to TV shows and movies, and some may also include live TV and sports links. 

On the legal side, things get a little shady. It’s legal to download, install, and use Kodi addons. However, unofficial Kodi add-ons typically grant users access to copyrighted content. And it’s illegal to watch copyrighted content without paying. 

So you should always install and run a reliable VPN — like ExpressVPN — on your Firestick before watching content on any Kodi addon.

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