How to Fix Kodi No Stream Available Error in 2022

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Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 10 May 2022

Error: "Kodi No Stream Available"

In this guide, we are going to show you how to fix the Kodi no stream available error and what the possible causes may be. Whether you are a recent cord-cutter or if you’ve been using Kodi for a while, you will eventually face the problem of the Kodi no available stream error.

The no stream available error is the most common problem faced by Kodi users, and we are going to help you solve it once and for all.

How to Fix Kodi No Stream Available Error

There are several possible reasons for a Kodi No Stream Available error. They could be as small as an addon that has been discontinued or due to network problems. Let’s delve right in.

Kodi Addon Isn't Working

One of the most frequent reasons behind the Kodi no stream error is that the addon you are using is no longer working, or the developers haven’t updated it.
So, what happens when an addon is no longer updated? Well, when a Kodi addon is dropped by its developers, any issues or bugs that it has will no longer be fixed, and new content will not be added unless or until someone else takes over the addon and starts working on it.

If the addon is not updated regularly, the sources it fetches the streams from will not work properly, and you will not be able to stream anything with these addons.

Solution: This problem can be solved easily by installing more than one Kodi addon. For example, if you want to watch movies, you can install more than one addon that is capable of streaming movies.

Sometimes deleting and reinstalling an addon can also fix the issue.

So, how can you tell if it’s the Kodi addon that is no longer working or if you have just chosen a movie that is not working? Well, you can always try to search for another movie or other video content to stream. If nothing else is working, then it is the addon that is not working anymore, but if it’s just one movie, then that means that the movie servers are down, and the stream cannot be fetched for you to watch.

Try to search or stream something that has been available for a few months from the popular or trending categories of the addons, and if that works, that means that the addon is working fine, and it just doesn’t have whatever content you are trying to stream.

Kodi Sources are Not Available

Another popular reason for getting the no stream available error while using the Kodi addon is that the content you’re trying to search for is not available on any of the servers.

If something is not available on any server, that means that there is no way for the addon to fetch that stream and play it for you.

One of the common reasons for not finding any sources is that you are trying to find a rare or old movie/TV show. If the video content you are looking for isn’t very popular, it is more than likely that the addon will not find any source to fetch any streams for you.

Even if you see the list of available sources in the Kodi addon, it is highly likely that the content has been removed from the internet.

Clearing Kodi Cache and Providers

The secret to making sure your Kodi is running smoothly is by clearing its cache and providers often.

Clearing the cache will discard any unwanted data that might be slowing down your Kodi.

This is how to clear  Kodi’s cache from Firestick Settings:

  1. Go to Firestick Settings.
    Click Settings App
  2. Navigate to the Applications icon and open it.
    Firestick gallery, Application menu highlighted
  3. Scroll down to Manage Installed Applications and open it.
    Manage Installed Application window
  4. Scroll down through the list to find Kodi.
    Manage Installed Application window KODI highlighted
  5. Open Kodi and scroll down.
    Manage Installed Application window KODI highlighted
  6. Click on the Clear Cache option.
    Kodi screen, clear cache highlighted

When you click on Clear cache, the cache will be cleared, and the cache size will become 0 MB.

Network Problems

Sometimes Kodi might face issues because of network problems. If you have tried all the above-mentioned solutions and still there is no stream available, then it is highly possible that your network is not working correctly.

The problem with the network could be external or internal

Problems in an Internal Network

These problems are the ones that you can solve from within the comfort of your home and usually require minimal effort.

One of the most frequent solutions for internal problems is restarting your internet router.

To restart your router, just unplug its power cord wait for one minute, and then re-plug it.

If restarting your internet router does not help,  you can restart your DSL or modem to fix the Internet issues.

You can also check your Internet speed by going to the fast.com speedtest.net and letting it run.

If your internet speed is lower than what you have ordered, then you can complain to your Internet service provider to fix the speed. If the Internet speed is the same as what you have purchased, you can upgrade your network speed.

If for some reason, you cannot upgrade your Internet speed, then one of the ways you can fix the internet network problem is by connecting the internet cable directly to your streaming device.

Taking the streaming device off Wi-Fi and connecting it directly to the internet service provider connection will enhance your internet speed on the streaming device.

Extend Kodi Addon TimeOut

If your Internet connection is slow, you can easily extend the time that the Kodi addon will take to fetch a stream or scrape the internet in search of the movie or TV show that you want to stream.

You can extend the timeout time of any Kodi addon from the addon’s settings. I am going to show you how you can extend the time out in any Kodi addon. For this example, we will use The Oath Kodi Addon.

  1. Open Kodi addon and go to Tools
    tools option
  2. Now click on The Oath: Settings
    The Oath settings menu
  3. From the left side menu, select the Playback option. Then go to the middle menu and click on Providers Timeout.
    playback setting oath
  4. You will see a small bar with a button. All you have to do is  just move the bar to the right and extend the time. This will increase this time for the addon to scrape the internet and find the stream to use.In this example we will move it to 60.
  5. Now select OK from the right hand side menu, and you’re done.
    Provider timeout 60

External Network Problems

In most cases, your Internet service provider will have some filters that filter out your streaming applications since they can affect their overall Internet speed. These filters might block your Kodi from accessing different streams.

You cannot complain to your ISP to fix this issue, but you can easily bypass this feature by installing a VPN. A VPN will encrypt all of your streaming and internet activities and fix this issue.

A VPN will encrypt your data and stop ISPs from finding out what you are searching for or streaming; hence they will not be able to block your streams or applications.

A VPN also helps and protects you from the spying eyes of different organizations, governmental agencies, and hackers that can access your internet activity and store your data to use it, later on, to sell to advertisement companies for easy money.

At VPNcheck.org, we tried and tested ExpressVPN. We use it daily and have been using it for a long period of time without any hassles, which is why we highly recommend you start using it as well.

ExpressVPN is a paid service and can be installed on your streaming applications devices, and the official application is available in different app stores.

How to Setup ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is very easy to use. Even if you are not very accustomed to new technology, you will be able to set up your ExpressVPN account and application in no time.

For step one, you will need a laptop or smartphone browser, which you can use to buy a subscription to ExpressVPN. The ExpressVPN application for Firestick does not allow you to buy a subscription.

  1. Go to the ExpressVPN website. There are three steps given on the website, and you can follow them to buy the subscription to ExpressVPN. Once you have selected the plan you want to buy, you need to enter your email address, select the method of payment. Follow these steps through, and you will have successfully bought an ExpressVPN subscription.
    Screenshot of ExpressVPN signup page with subscription plans and payment options
  2. The ExpressVPN application can be found on the Amazon official App Store and to download it on your application, just go to the Amazon Firestick Home screen and click on Find then on Search.
    Firestick home page with prominent Find and Search buttons
  3. Search for ExpressVPN using the onscreen keyboard, or you can search using Alexa voice search by pressing the mic button on your remote.
    type ExpressVPN
  4. Select ExpressVPN, and when you see the Download button, click on Download.

Note: If you are downloading it for the first time, you will see the option of Get instead of download. Click on Get.
ExpressVPN Download Screen

  1. Launch the application from the installed apps section, and select the Sign-in option. Now enter your Email ID and Password.
    ExpressVPN Login INterface
  2. Once you have logged in, you can select the server of your choice. You can select the server that is closer to your location, or you can select the server of a specific country that you want. Click on the Power icon button to turn the VPN on.
    ExpressVPN home screen with Connect button highlighted
  3. The ExpressVPN Screen will turn green, indicating that you have connected to the VPN server.
    ExpressVPN menu with the on/off button highlighted

Installing Alternatives for Streaming

As most cord-cutters know, you cannot rely on just one streaming application, or only one Kodi addon.

There are multiple addons available for the same type of content. For example, if you want to watch free movies, you can install more than one addon to provide you with the same content. So, when one addon stops working or is facing issues, you can choose the other addon.

The different addons will bring streams from different servers, and some will play something faster while others may not work.

We have made a list of the best Kodi addons, along with a brief introduction to every addon that we’ve recommended.

30 Best Kodi Addons

Having more than one option is always a wise choice.

Sometimes it is also better to have Kodi as just a backup and have other applications as your main streaming applications. Doing so will save you from streaming illegal stuff and getting into legal troubles.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I fix the No Stream Available Error on Kodi?

You can use the many methods discussed in this guide. Follow these methods to fix the Kodi No Stream Available error.

2. Why am I not able to load streams on Kodi?

The reason that you cannot load streams on Kodi could be that you are using an addon that is no longer working or that your internet isn’t working correctly. It could also be possible that there are no links to fetch for the title.

3. What is the best way to get streams on Kodi?

Kodi is just a media player. You cannot get streams directly on it. Kodi fetches streams when you’ve installed Kodi addons and builds in it.

4. Can I install Kodi on Firestick?

Yes, Kodi is compatible with Amazon Firestick and other Android TV devices.