How to Fix Exodus Kodi not Working

By Lillian Lai in Technical Tips Tags: exodusKodi

You want to watch a new episode of Game of Thrones at a Sunday night, so you open Kodi, but only to find Exodus is not working in Kodi. That may ruin your whole weekend, right?

Exodus has been an amazing addon in Kodi, considerably increasing the watching experience when using Kodi. It can be annoying if it stops working. But you can now fix Exodus not working in Kodi very easily. Try the fixes in this article sorted by different kind of issues.

Below is the list of issues of Exodus Kodi not working. Before you check the solutions for the specific issue, please do refer to the important solution. If the important solution doesn’t work for you, try those solutions under the issue you are having.

Important solution to fix Exodus not working
Exodus not working – No stream available
Exodus not working – Exodus Error Message
Exodus not working – Buffering issues
Exodus not working – Can’t see new movies
New Replacement to Exodus – Covenant

Important solution to fix Exodus not working

As we know, many Exodus not working issue can be resolved by updating Exodus, so if you are running into issues with Exodus add-on, you can try to update Exodus. First you may need to uninstall Exodus, and then reinstall the latest Exodus in Kodi.

How to uninstall Exodus?

1) Open Kodi, then click Add-ons in the left menu. 

2) Click the package icon at the upper left corner.

3) Click My add-ons, then click Video Add-ons.

4) Click Exodus.

4) Click Uninstall at the bottom right, and click Yes to confirm, then you can uninstall Exodus in Kodi.

How to install the latest Exodus?

After uninstalling Exodus, you can now install the latest Exodus in Kodi. You can follow the instructions below to install Exodus, or you can also check this article for alternative ways to install Exodus on Kodi step by step.

1) Go to Kodi > Settings > File Manager.

2) Double click Add source at the bottom.

3) Click <None>.

4) Copy the following web address and paste it in the field, and click OK. 

http://archive.org/download/repository.xvbmc/

5) Type any name at source field then click OK to proceed. For example, you can enter xvbmc to save the repository. 

6) Back to Kodi home page, click Add-ons, then click the Package icon on the upper left corner. 

7) Select Install from zip file

8) Select the file you just saved, so I select xvbmc.

9) Select repository.xvbmc.4.2.0.zip, then click OK.

10) Wait for the add-on enabled notification.

11) Click Install from repository.

12) Select XvBMC (Add-ons) REPOsitory.

13) Then select Add-on repositorytknorris Release Repository > Install. Then wait for the installed notification on the upper right corner.

14) Press Backspace three times to go back to the add-ons browser screen, then click Install from repository.

15) Click tknorris Release Repository.

16) Click Video add-ons > Exodus

17) Click Install at the bottom right corner.

18) Waif for a few seconds to complete and you will see a notification of add-on enabled.

Exodus not working – No stream available

One of the most common issues for Exodus not working in Kodi is the error message of No stream available. It generally occurs when you are trying to stream TV or movies. You can try these methods to fix this error.

Method 1: Update your Exodus to fix No stream available

This issue may be caused by the outdated add-ons in your Kodi, so you can try to update your Exodus to the latest version to solve it. 

You may need to uninstall the existed Exodus, then install the latest one in your Kodi. Please refer to the important solution to do that.

Method 2: Get a VPN to fix No stream available

According to the feedback from many users, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may filter videos for your Kodi. So if you always use the same network from the same ISP to stream videos, you may get into this problem. 

In that case, we recommend getting a VPN (Virtual Private Network). VPN can protect your privacy information from being easily known by ISP or hackers. With a VPN, the videos won’t be blocked by your ISP. 

How to Get a VPN?

You can search VPN in your browser, then you will get the best matched result. You can pick up the one with high reputation. 

It’s recommended you use a paid VPN for stable connection and fast network speed, instead of a free VPN. If you’re not sure how to find a good VPN, you can try IPVanish, which is what I’m using. 

Method 3: Clear cache & providers to fix No stream available

The error No stream available may be caused by the cache in your Exodus add-on, so you can try to clear the cache and providers to make Exodus play the up-to-date source:

1) Click Add-ons > My add-ons > Video add-ons > Exodus.

2) Click Tools in the menu.

3) Click Clear Providers, and click Yes to confirm.

4) Click Clear Cache, and click Yes to confirm.

Then restart to stream videos again.

Method 4: Set up a suitable stream time to fix No stream available

Sometimes there is no stream available because the time for streaming is too short for Exodus to search. Check the settings in your Exodus to set up a suitable time:

1) Click Add-ons > My add-ons > Video add-ons > Exodus.

2) Click Tools in the menu on the left.

3) Click General.

4) In the General tab, slide the slider of Providers Timeout to 20-35 seconds. Then click OK.

Tips: If the Providers Timeout is set too short, then Exodus may not have enough time to stream videos.

5) Try streaming again to see if the problem is solved.

Exodus not working – Exodus Error Message

Many users have reported that they see Exodus Error message on the upper right corner when loading Exodus. There is actually no official solution to this problem. You can try the following method to see if it works.

Method 1: Update your Exodus to fix Exodus Error message

If your Exodus version is too old to use, you’re very likely to run into the error, so it’s recommended to update your Exodus to the latest version.

If you don’t know how to update Exodus, please refer to the important solution.

Method 2: Reinstall Kodi to fix Exodus Error message

According to Exodus’ developers, it is most probably related to Kodi. So if your problem still persists, you may need to update Kodi to fix it. You can refer to this article on How to update Kodi on different platforms.

If updating Kodi doesn’t solve the issue, you can uninstall and reinstall Kodi on your device to fix it. Please refer to the appropriate link to uninstall and reinstall Kodi in your operating system:

How to uninstall and reinstall Kodi in Windows

How to uninstall and reinstall Kodi on Android

How to uninstall and reinstall on Mac OS

How to uninstall and reinstall on iOS devices

After reinstalling Kodi, try it again to see if the Exodus error message is fixed.

Exodus not working – Buffering issues

The buffering issue can be one of the most annoying Exodus not working issues. So if you are experiencing this painful issue, try these fixes below:

Note: Please make sure that you have updated Kodi and Exodus to the latest version before you try the following methods. 

If not, check this to update Exodus. And check this to update Kodi.

Method 1: Adjust the cache settings and clear the temp files

Every time you load a movie or TV program in Kodi, it saves a file in your device, so if the files is too large, you will get into the buffering issue.

First of all, you may need to install an add-on called Ares Wizard, then configure the correct settings to clear cache and temp files.

How to install Ares Wizard?

1) Go to Kodi > Settings > File Manager.

2) Double click Add source at the bottom.

3) Double click None, then copy and paste the following URL in the field and click OK.

http://ares-repo.eu/

4) In the field, enter ares repo. Then click OK.

5) Back to Kodi home page, click Add-ons in the menu on the left. Then click the Package icon in the upper left corner. 

6) Click Install from zip file.

7) Click ares repo, and click the zip file to install (there should be only one zip file here).

8) Click Install from repository.

9) Go to Ares ProjectProgram Add-ons > Ares Wizard. Then click Install at the bottom right corner. 

How to adjust the cache settings?

After installing Ares Wizard, you can start to clear cache and temp files.

1) Go to Add-ons on the homepage, click Program add-ons

2) Click Ares Wizard to launch, then click Tweaks.

3) Click Advanced Settings Wizard, then click Next.

4) You will see the settings related to buffering videos. Pay attention to the Buffer Mode. It’s recommended to select Mode 2 if you have lots of memory in your device. 

Mode 1: Kodi buffers all Internet streams including FTP streams.
Mode 2: Kodi buffers everything, including the local files.
Mode 3: Kodi buffers only stream  from web.
Mode 4: disable buffering.

How to delete temp files?

If your device is running out of space for Kodi, you may have buffering issues. So you can try to delete the temp files in your Kodi.

1) Click Add-ons on the homepage, click Program add-ons.

2) Click Ares Wizard to launch, then click Tweaks.

3) Click the maintenance tab.

4) click DeleteThumbnails, Delete Packages and Delete Cache\Temp

That will solve the buffering issue.

Method 2: Get a VPN to fix buffering issue

Sometimes the issue can be caused by the slow network. If your network is slow, it will take a long time to stream the videos.

1)  You can check your network connection with your ISP about your network speed. If the network is slow, you may need to upgrade your network plan to have a faster network.

2) You can consider getting a VPN to fix the buffering issue. Just search VPN in your browser, select a reliable one and go for it.

Exodus not working – Can’t see new movies

When Exodus streams movies for you, you may find that you can only see the old movies, such as movies from 1970. Exodus or Kodi doesn’t have much to do with this issue. It may be caused by the incorrect time settings in your device settings, such as the TV box.

So go the your device’s settings, find the time and date settings, and set the time and date to present. Then open your Kodi to see if the new movies shows up.

New Replacement to Exodus – Covenant

Since Exodus developer has announced to stop update and maintain Exodus in the future, there are new developers restart updating Exodus on Kodi, and you can check this article to know more details about How to install Exodus on Kodi with various repositories.

Additionally, a new replacement to Exodus has become more and more popular, which is the Covenant add-on. You can enjoy almost the same as you did with Exodus. It’s a video add-on on Kodi, and brings you the latest sources of the videos. Check this article to know more about Covenant and the tutorial to install Covenant on Kodi: How to Install Covenant on Kodi – Step by Step.

These are the fixes for the general Exodus not working issues in Kodi. Please leave a comment below if it helps. If you have any other issues, feel free to let us know, and we will do our best to help.

  • Tim C Long

    Could not connect to repository XvBMC (Add-ons) REPOsitory. Had everything ok until that point

  • Lillian Lai

    Hi Megan, sorry to hear what has happened.
    Is the Kodi in your device the latest version (Kodi 17.6)? Could you please try to install Exodus again following the method in the article? I have updated the repository path and installation steps and it should work now. 🙂
    Feel free to let me know if you need any help.