How To Install Covenant Kodi

//How To Install Covenant Kodi

How To Install Covenant Kodi

Install Covenant Kodi

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to install Covenant on Kodi.

Covenant is the replacement for the popular Exodus addon.  Exodus is no longer being updated, so it is important that you install Covenant.

The developers from the team that brought us Exodus has now released Covenant which will pick up where the old addon left off.

Upon launching Covenant in Kodi you will find the following categories; Movies, TV Shows, My Movies, My TV Shows, New Movies, New Episodes, Channels, Tools, and Search.

The Movies category within Covenant has some nice filtering options such as Genres, Year, People, Languages, Certificates, People Watching, Most Popular, Most Voted, Box Office, Oscar Winners, In Theaters, New Movies, My Movies, People Search, and Search.

Within the TV Shows section, you will find many of the same as movies in addition to Airing Today, New TV Shows, New Episodes, TV Calendar, and My TV Shows.

When digging into the Movies and Television categories within Covenant, you will find the following Genres; Action, Adventure, Animation, Anime, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, History, Horror, Music, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Sport, Thriller, War, and Western.

Covenant supports Trakt TV integration which makes is a breeze to manage what we have watched or are planning on watching.  You can setup your Trakt TV account within Covenant by clicking Tools and then Accounts.

The popular unrestricted downloader, Real-Debrid also works great within Covenant and provides buffer-free viewing for movies and television shows.

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**Bonus Video at bottom of the page which will teach you how to auto-play movies and tv shows in Covenant on Kodi 17.4.  This will also get rid of the annoying pairing requirements that many of the sources prompt you with.


You will find two methods outlined below on how to install Covenant.

How To Install Covenant On Kodi Guide – Kodi 17.4 Colossus Repository

  • Launch Kodi
  • Click the settings icon which looks like a gear or cog in top left-hand corner under Kodi logo Kodi Settings Icon
  • Click System settings
  • Hover over Add-ons menu item and turn on Unknown sources if not already on – you will receive a confirmation message where you must click Yes
  • Click back on remote to go back to System page
  • Click File Manager
  • Click Add source
  • Click <None>
  • Type the following url exactly how it is listed here – and click OK
  • Highlight the box under the source that you just typed in and enter a name for this media source, type kodi1 or any other name you would like to identify this source as and click OK
  • Click your back button on remote or keyboard until you are back at the Kodi home screen
  • Click Add-ons menu item
  • Click the small “open box” icon at top left side of page under the “Add-ons heading” Install Kodi Addon
  • Click Install from zip file
  • Click kodi1 or other name you assigned the media source in previous step
  • Click KODI REPOS category
  • Click repository.colossus zip file
  • Wait for Colossus Repository Add-on installed message to appear
  • Click Install from repository
  • Click Colossus Repository
  • Click Video add-ons
  • Click Covenant
  • Click Install
  • Wait until you see Covenant Add-on installed message

Install Covenant Kodi 17.4 With Ares Wizard

Note:  Ares Wizard has been down lately due to server overload.  If the following tutorial doesn’t work, refer to first tutorial above.  

Note:  If you have already installed Ares Wizard, you do not need to install it again.  If you have already installed Ares, Click Here to start tutorial in proper place.

  • Click gear icon which will take you into Kodi settings panel

Click gear icon

  • Click System settings button

Click System settings

  • Turn on Unknown sources and click back on your remote or keyboard to go back to previous screen

Turn on Unknown sources

  • Click File manager

Click File Manager

  • Click Add Source

Click Add source

  • Click None to pull up keyboard so you can enter source url

Click None

  • Type in

Input Ares URL


  • Click media source name box to open keyboard

Rename Kodi media source

  • Name source whatever you would like such as ares

Type in new source name

  • Click OK button and go back to Kodi home screen

Click OK to add new file source within Kodi

  • Click Add-ons button on Kodi home screen

Click Add-ons button on home screen of Kodi

  • Click the icon that looks like an open package in top left corner of screen

Click open package icon for add-ons screen

  • Click Install from zip file option

Click Install from zip file

  • Click ares or whatever you named sources in previous step

Click the source that you setup in previous step

  • Click the repository folder for Ares Project

Click repository

  • Click the Ares Project zip file

Click zip file

  • Wait until Ares project Add-on installed message appears

Wait for Ares Project message to appear

  • Click Install from repository

Click Install from repository

  • Click Ares Project

Click Ares Project

  • Click Program add-ons

Click Program add-ons

  • Click Ares Wizard

Click Ares Wizard

  • Click Install

Click Install

  • Wait until you see Ares Wizard Add-on installed message to appear

Wait for Add-on installed message

  • Exit to home screen of Kodi and click Ares Wizard icon which you will find under Program add-ons category 

Exit to Kodi home screen

  • Wait for Ares Wizard to load.  This can take a minute after updates, be patient – Click Browse Addons

Launch Ares and click Browse Addons

  • Click Video Addons

Click Video Addons

  • Hover over Covenant and click select button or hit enter on keyboard – Install button will become highlighted

Hover over Covenant and click it

  • Click Install button

Click install for Covenant

  • If you receive message that Covenant artwork can’t be downloaded, click OK

Click OK for Covenant artwork

  • Wait for Covenant was successfully installed message and then click OK

Wait for Covenant success message

  • If asked if you want to install Covenant repository, click Yes – this is important to receive future updates and this should also allow for artwork download that didn’t work in previous step

Click Yes to install Covenant repository

  • Wait until you see Colossus was successfully installed message and click OK+

Wait for Colossus was successfully installed message

  • Click Close button in Ares Wizard and return to Kodi home screen

Close Wizard

  • Launch Covenant which you will find by hovering over Add-ons menu item, and clicking Covenant icon under Video add-ons category

Launch Covenant Kodi Addon

  • If your screen looks empty, proceed to next step

Restart Kodi if screen looks blank

  • Close Kodi by clicking exit button and then relaunch – Covenant will work once Kodi is restarted

Click exit button in Kodi and then re-launch

How To Auto-play Movies & TV Shows In Covenant On Kodi – Bonus Video




2017-09-23T16:56:21-05:00 By |Kodi|282 Comments
  • Rhina Torres

    Question: Some shows’ seasons’ folders are denoted with italicized red letters and when clicked it says “no stream available”. Does this mean I need an update to mt Covenant?

  • H Benavente

    I accidentally deleted my add one. Trying to get covenant back but it’s not working. After I get to the install from zip step, click the file, it’s empty. I’m not sure what to do next.

    • See Method #1 above to install Covenant on Kodi. This has been updated today and is now working properly.

  • Wesley

    I have Covenant and all I’m getting is trailers no films. Can someone please help?

    • On some skins you can click a button that will play the trailer. Look around and make sure that you are clicking the play button for the actual movie itself.

      • Wesley

        Hi Troy, I’m quite advanced at this and have tried everything I can find on the web to no avail its only started happening literally 5 days ago and now I can’t get any films or TVs shows. Many thanks for your kind reply

    • Michelle Jones

      Hi did you fix this as I’m having the same problem?

      • Wesley

        Michelle hi, no still not fixed and I see thousands are having the same problem and can’t find an answer anywhere

  • Diana Colclasure

    I installed ares wizard, but when I try to install covenant it tells me that the normal download method failed, and if I want to try the alternative method. I click yes and then it says download error 404. Help

    • Jim Casy

      If you haven’t subscribed to the supercharge guide you should do this. There are ways to get a build that has things like Covenant and Ares pre-installed….takes like 15 minutes to do if you’ve done it before. You won’t get spammed or anything by subscribing, just an email once in awhile when there is a new vid up or info about server being down, etc.

  • Lindsay Johnston

    I can install Covenant, I went through the tutorials to turn off pairing and enable AutoPlay and nothing happens when I click on a movie to play. It goes through the motions like it is searching providers and all it seems to do is refresh the Most Popular movie options page

    • Hi Lindsay, keep in mind that if you are trying to find a newer movie, there might not be as many sources available so you might need to adjust the timeout and increase it. I usually don’t even mess with watching anything through Kodi unless already on Blu-ray as the quality is usually terrible if still in theaters.

  • Michael Sorrentino

    I can’t install covenant. I get a dependency could not be verified mediagenic.

    • Kodi Home

      google seach how to fix liveresolver fails…you will fixed the error dependency

  • Alison Bedell

    Is covenant instead of pulse? From what I see ares is no longer available and I can’t use that method

    • Alison, the first guide above is working. Yes, Ares has been having problems installing Covenant on Kodi.

      • Alison Bedell

        Thank you for the reply. I was finally able to get into the Ares wizard and install covenant. Is there a way to move it to the main screen and replace the elyssium icon under the movies and TV headings?

        • Whatever skin you are using, you should be able to go into Settings / Skin Settings / Menu, etc. You can change items within there.

  • Carly Keogh

    I have downloaded everything and allowed add ins but when I go to install from zip file it saysits disabled but it clearly shows it is turned on??

  • Colin Johnston

    I used ares to install Covenant but when I try to browse in the sections eg most popular nothing appears? Tried so many times, please help!!

    • Try restarting your device and router.

      • Colin Johnston

        Neither make any difference? I’ve downloaded Krypton 17.4 to a fire stick but can’t load any addons no matter which source I use? Even tried some pre builds and none of them worked either? ANY idea how to solve?!

        • Jim Casy

          Did you turn on “unknown sources” in KODI? Gear icon>System Settings>Add-ons>Unknown Sources Slider to the right>”yes” to the warning?

          • Colin Johnston

            Yes I’ve done that. Followed all instructions perfectly but for some reason the data just doesn’t show???? I Going out of my mind! I have set loads of these up before with no problem. Could it be the firestick itself??

          • Jim Casy

            Yeah, I mean if you’ve done it that many times before then you know the drill, so it could very well be. I’m looking at Covenant on 17.4 right now and it is OK here. Maybe try doing a factory wipe on the stick and start from scratch?

  • Davida De La Harpe

    Thanks- it all worked… i love the idiot proof line by line explanation….excellent !

    • Thanks for comment Davida. Glad you got Covenant installed on Kodi.

  • PbxJedi

    I’ve tried various links for Covenant and via this wizard, all options fail. It seems Covenant isn’t available.

    • Try again. It appears the repo is back in. Refer to method #1 above.

  • Mike

    Method 2 failed

    • Method 1 above is now working again.

      • Schmo Joe

        This is insanity, neither are working, what do I do? It says no network when I try to add kodistuff and then I can’t install from zip file.

        • I just updated guide above as the other repo has been down today. See Guide #1, I just tested and it is working. Use this address now –

  • Tristan Gonzalez

    Both methods didn’t work for me!!

    • Method #1 is now working again.

  • moviefan

    I have Kodi 17.3 and Titanium. I noticed Covenant is an option under Movies, but when I click on it; nothing happens. Although it shows there, do I still have to install it separately?

    • Maybe Covenant got deleted? Try installing again. It won’t hurt anything.

  • Richard

    Method #1 for Covenant worked like a charm on Firestick! Thanks!

    • Thanks for comment, Richard! Usually only hear when things don’t work on these discussion boards.