What exactly is Shadow Addon?
Shadow is a Kodi addon that allows you to stream movies and TV shows on demand.
This plugin is only compatible with premium hosting services such as Real Debrid, Premiumize, and All-Debrid.
The plugin displays a large number of high-quality links from premium hosting services.
It also appears to be faster than many other Kodi addons I’ve tried.
Shadow Kodi addon also has a large library of movies and TV series.
For these reasons, Shadow has been added to our list of the Best Kodi Addons.
In addition, the Shadow plugin supports one-click playback.
You must manually enable the one-click option.
The steps are provided later in the guide.
Users of Kodi, take note!
Kodi Addons and builds provide unrestricted streaming material, but they can also land you in hot water if you’re caught watching free movies, TV series, or sports.
Your IP address 188.8.131.52 is currently exposed to everyone.
While streaming online, Kodi users are highly encouraged to always connect to a VPN.
A good Kodi VPN conceals your identity, allows you to avoid government spying, geo-blocked material, and ISP throttling (which also helps in buffer-free streaming).
ExpressVPN is the quickest and most secure VPN that I use.
It is really simple to set up on any device, including the Amazon FireStick.
You receive three months free and save 49% on its annual plans.
It also has a 30-day money-back guarantee.
If you are dissatisfied, you may request a refund.
Learn how to Setup and Use the Best Kodi VPN.
Is Shadow secure and legal?
I have this addon installed on several devices.
It has not caused any safety issues.
I also scanned the zip file containing the addon repository (Magnetic Repo).
The scan results suggest nothing to be concerned about.
Here is evidence:
I’m not convinced that the Shadow Kodi addon is legal.
This add-on obtains streaming connections from a variety of online sources.
Many of these sources have not been confirmed.
FireStickTricks.com lacks the capacity to independently check each source.
I urge that you only watch public domain content.
If you are unsure and want to avoid the penalties of watching films from an untrustworthy source, always use ExpressVPN with the Shadow plugin.
How to Install the Shadow Kodi Addon
The official addons are those installed through the Kodi Add-ons Repository.
Third-party addons are add-ons obtained from third-party sources.
Shadow is a Kodi addon created by a third party.
Before installing such an add-on, you must adjust one Kodi parameter.
Take the following steps:
This tutorial is strictly for educational purposes.
No streaming apps, addons, IPTV, or services are owned, hosted, operated, resold, or distributed by FireStickTricks.com.
The page contains some unconfirmed services, and we’re not sure if they have legal permission to disseminate the content.
FireStickTricks.com does not confirm the legality of each app/service in every jurisdiction.
Use caution if you use any of the unverified apps/services, and only stream content that is freely available in the public domain.
The end-user is solely liable for the media accessed.
1. Navigate to Kodi’s home screen.
Go to the top-right corner.
To access Kodi Settings, click the cog/gear icon.
2. Select and open System.
3. On the left Side, highlight Add-ons in the menu bar.
4. Check the state of the option Unknown Sources in the right corner. If it is turned off, click the switch to turn it on.
5. When prompted, click Yes to confirm your action.
Steps for installing the Shadow Kodi addon
This addon is now available for installation on Kodi.
Follow the detailed yet basic instructions below:
1. Return to the Settings window once more.
Select an option
Organizer of files.
2 On both sides, you can see the Add source option.
You can choose either one (on a computer, you need to double-click it).
3. Kodi now displays the window seen below.
Simply click where you see the option None>.
4. Enter the source URL http://magnetic.website/repo into the text field on this window.
To avoid typos, type this URL carefully.
Note: FireStickTricks.com is not associated with the developers of the Magnetic Repo, the Shadow addon, or this URL.
5. To proceed, enter the source name in the indicated text field.
You are allowed to select any name you want.
Let’s stick with magnets.
When you are finished, click OK.
6. Press the back button once and go back to the Kodi Settings window again (or navigate to this window from the home screen). Open the Add-ons tile.
7. Go ahead and open Install from zip file.
8. In this box, you will see the name of the media source you selected before.
Here, click the source name.
I’ll go ahead and click magnetic, the name I chose for this tutorial.
9. When you see the zip file repository.Magnetic-x.x.x.zip, click it to install the repository.
Note: The version number of the file in the image below may have changed at the time when you install the Shadow Kodi addon.
10. After about 30 seconds, a notification appears in the top-right corner saying Magnetic Repo Add-on installed.
11. Now, we click Install from repository.
12. Open the Magnetic Repo you installed just now.
13. Go ahead and click Video add-ons.
14. You will find the Shadow Kodi addon on this window after scrolling down a little bit. Click this addon.
15. Click the Install button in the bottom-right section of this window.
16. The addon usually takes 1-2 minutes to install. Shadow Add-on installed notification will confirm it.
This is how you install the Shadow Kodi addon.
Before you begin streaming with Kodi Addons or Builds, please be aware that everything you watch on Kodi is visible to your ISP and government.
This means that streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, live TV, and sports) could land you in hot water.
Fortunately, there is a failsafe method for concealing all of your streaming activity from your ISP and the government.
All you need is a reliable Kodi VPN.
A VPN will hide your original IP address, 184.108.40.206, and assist you in circumventing online surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
ExpressVPN is the quickest and most secure VPN that I personally use and recommend.
It works with a wide range of streaming apps and devices.
NOTE: We do not advocate for the violation of copyright laws.
But what if you unintentionally stream content from an unauthorised source?
It is not always easy to distinguish between legitimate and illicit sources.
So, before you start streaming on Kodi, follow these three simple steps to get VPN protection.
Step 1: Purchase an ExpressVPN membership HERE.
It is backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee.
That means, you can use it for free for the first 30-days, and if you are unhappy with the results (which is quite rare), you can request a complete refund.
Step 2: Download and install the ExpressVPN app on your streaming device by clicking HERE.
If you’re using a FireStick, I’ve included detailed instructions beginning with Step 4 below.
Step 3: To connect to a VPN server, click the Power button.
That’s all there is to it.
With the fastest and best VPN for Kodi, your connection is now safe.
The methods for installing Kodi VPN on your Fire TV devices are as follows.
If you have additional streaming devices, repeat Steps 1-3 above.
Step 4: Sign up for ExpressVPN HERE (if not subscribed already).
Step 5: Return to the Fire TV Stick’s home screen.
Click Find, then the Search option (see image below).
Step 6: Enter Expressvpn into the search field and pick it when it appears.
Step 7: Click Download.
Step 8: Open the ExpressVPN app and Sign in using the email ID and password that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription.
Step 9: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your FireStick is now secured with the fastest VPN.
How to Use the Shadow Kodi Addon
First, we’ll look at how to install the Shadow addon on Kodi.
You can skip this section if you already know how.
Go to the Kodi home screen and select Add-ons from the menu on the left.
The addon is accessible via the Video add-ons menu on the right.
Alternatively, on the home screen, select Add-ons.
On the next window, pick Video add-ons.
On the right, you’ll see the Shadow Kodi addon.
You can open it by clicking the addon tile.
However, before you open it, read the next section.
Sign Up for Real Debrid
Shadow is an add-on that uses Real-Debrid.
As a result, before we can use it, we must first configure Real Debrid.
You can also use Premiumize or All-Debrid in conjunction with the Shadow Kodi addon.
However, Real Debrid is by far the greatest.
Right-click the addon on a PC.
Select the addon on FireStick by long-pressing it or pressing the menu key on the remote.
If you’re using Kodi on an Android TV, long-press will suffice.
Long-pressing works on touch devices as well (mobiles & tablets).
The popup menu shown below appears.
On the left, select Debrid.
Using the Select debrid service option, select the service for which you want to sign up.
I’m going with RD because I’m signing up with Real Debrid.
Re-auth Real-Debrid by clicking the button.
The following popup appears.
It contains the permission code for Real Debrid.
Enter the code at https://real-debrid.com/device (login to the Real Debrid account if required).
You can begin using the addon once you have signed in.
This is how the primary window appears.
The user interface is straightforward.
Simply select a category and begin browsing the information.
How to Activate One-Click Play
The Shadow Kodi addon allows for one-click playback.
One click, on the other hand, is disabled by default and must be enabled explicitly.
One-click playback starts the title or episode without providing many links to select from.
On its own, the addon selects the best streaming link for you.
If that’s what you desire, here’s how to make it happen:
Open the addon and go to the bottom-left corner and select Options.
Click Add-on settings on this menu.
On this dialogue box, select One-click play to allow one-click play for movies and TV series
Shadow is one of the most impressive Kodi addons I’ve recently encountered.
It is a paid addon available only to hosts.
As a result, you must use Real Debrid, Premiumize, or All-Debrid to sign in.
That is exactly why it offers high-quality streaming.
If you have a premium subscription, try the Shadow Kodi addon.