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Alvin Kodi Addon: Installation Guide & FAQs

This tutorial will teach us how to install the Alvin Kodi add-on in 2-3 minutes. Undoubtedly Alvin is among the top Kodi add-ons even in 2024. Interestingly, it is a lightweight Kodi add-on with around 500KB.

Though Alvin is not from Kodi’s official repository, developers regularly update the Alvin add-on library. Alvin add-on, the fork of the Exodus add-on, supports torrent streaming and full HD Videos.

Moreover, Alvin is on the Kodi 19 Matrix builds and add-ons list and works with Kodi 19.

Alvin is a lightweight Kodi add-on with simple, user-friendly navigation and layout. You can have buffering-free and fast video streaming on the Alvin add-on. Like the TheOath Kodi add-on, you can integrate Real-debrid with the Alvin add-on.

How to Install Alvin Kodi Addon

1. First, we need to allow installation from unknown sources. Therefore, go to the Kodi settings by clicking on the gear icon at the top-left of Kodi’s home screen.

Alvin Settings

2. In the settings menu, you will find many options: file manager, Add-ons, System information, Event log, etc. Moreover, in settings, we have Player, Media, PVR & Live TV, Services, Games, Interface, Profiles, and System. Click on the System option.

System Alvin Kodi Addon

3. On the left sidebar, you will find the Add-ons option, the second last option. Click on the Add-ons option.


4. Then, on the radio button named Unknown sources.

Unknown sources

5. Click on the Yes button.

Alvin Warning

6. Once you click the Yes button, the dialogue box will close.

Alvin Kodi Addons

7. Then go to the File manager option.

File Manager

8. Click on the Add source button to add Alvin source.

Add Source

9. Then click <None>.


10. Enter the Alvin add-on media source location.

Alvin Media Location

11. Media location for installing the Alvin Kodi add-on is http://octopus246.esy.es/octopus/.


12. By default media source name will be the octopus. Leave it as it is; there is no need to change.

Octopus Alvin Source

13. Click the OK button and go back.

Add Source

14. Now click on the Add-ons option.

Alvin Kodi Add-ons

Alvin Addon Installation From Zip File

15. Next, click on the Install from zip file option.

Install Alvin from zip file

16. Click Yes when a warning popup appears.

Manually Update Alvin

17. Click on the octopus option (the same option we added earlier).


18. Click on the repository.octopus-x.x.xx.zip option.

repository.octopus.zip file

19. The Octopus Repository installation starts, so wait until the “Octopus Repository Add-on installed” message appears.

Octopus Repository

Install Alvin From the Repository

20. After that, click on Install from repository.

Install Alvin from repository

21. Next, you will find three options All repositories, Octopus Repository, and Kodi Add-on repository. So click on Octopus Repository.

Octopus Repository

22. Then select Video add-ons.

Video add-ons

23. Wow! You have your favorite add-on available here. Yes, the Alvin. Hurry up and click on Alvin.


24. Next, click on the Install button.


25. Click the OK button when a pop asks to install additional add-ons.

Alvin Additional Addons

26. Alvin Kodi add-on downloading starts; you can see the progress on the right side.

Downloading Alvin Kodi Addon

27. A message appears as “Alvin Add-on installed” after a few minutes.

Alvin Add-on Installed

28. Go to the Add-ons option available on Kodi’s home screen. Open the Alvin add-on.

Kodi Home

29. You will have many categories like Movies, TV Shows, My Movies, My TV Shows, New Movies, New Episodes, Channels, etc.

TV Shows

30. When you click on TV Shows, a list of many categories appears. For example, genres, Networks, Languages, Certificates, People Watching, Most Popular, Highly Rated, Most Voted, TV Show Mosts, Airing Today, New TV Shows, etc.

Most Voted

31. When you scroll down Alvin add-on TV show categories, you will find even more categories. For example, airing today, New TV Shows, New Episodes, TV Calendars, etc.

Airing today

32. If you want to watch a movie on the Alvin Kodi add-on, select the “New Movies” option from the category list.

New Movies

That’s all; the Alvin add-on installation process is complete. After that, you can start streaming on the Alvin Kodi add-on.

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