Chains Reaction Kodi Addon – How to Install and Use

By following this guide, you’ll be able to install and use the Chains Reaction Kodi addon. Chains Reaction can be added once you have Kodi installed on your device. If you haven’t already done that, you can click here to install Kodi.

Kodi can be installed on almost any device, e.g. Firestick, Fire Cube, Nvidia Shield, Android box, Chromecast, phones, tablets, PC and more. This guide uses a Fire TV Stick 4K MAX; however, the steps are similar on other devices. 

The Amazon Firestick is undoubtedly the most popular streaming device on the market right now due to its low price and ability to jailbreak it with just a few simple tweaks. It’s a perfect streaming device for beginners as well as advanced users who wish to cut the cord.

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What is the Chains Reaction Kodi Addon?

Chains Reaction (also known as Chains Reaction Lite) is an excellent all-in-one addon for lots of on-demand content. Because it’s an all-in-one addon, you’ll find movies, TV shows, live TV and more. The Chains Reaction addon can be found in The Crew Repository.

This addon chiefly searches and scrapes free links from online databases and websites. However, Chains Reaction works particularly well with Real Debrid. Real Debrid, to clarify, is a premium service that searches for premium-quality links. This provides many more links in buffer-free and high quality, up to 4K in resolution.

This addon is also compatible with Trakt. This is a great tool to synchronise your favourite movies, shows, watchlists and more across multiple devices and applications. With Trakt, you can always keep on top of what you’re watching and, what’s more, never miss an episode!

Chains Reaction categories
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Compatability Kodi 19 Matrix and Kodi 18 Leia
Repository URL https://team-crew.github.io/
Type of Addon All-in-one
Content Movies, TV Shows, Live TV
Free Sources ✅ Yes
Premium Sources ✅ Yes Real Debrid and others
Trakt Support ✅ Yes

Is the Chains Reaction Addon Legal?

Yes, it certainly is! This addon does not host any content and is essentially just a search engine. It is, therefore, 100% legal to install. However, most links scraped from databases and websites are unlikely to hold the proper licencing for broadcasting/distributing the content. In reality, this means you will be unlawfully streaming copyrighted content. Doing so could get you into legal trouble. Accordingly, you may prefer to use this addon with a VPN

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Your online activity is open to threats and snooping from your ISP, hackers, or governments. For that reason, a VPN can help to protect and defend you against any attacks. Using a VPN can also unblock access to the internet in countries where the internet is censored and can bypass other geographical restrictions.
In order to stream anonymously, stay protected, and unlock the internet, I recommend using NordVPN.
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WARNING YOUR IP ADDRESS IS: 178.250.0.208

Your online activity is open to threats and snooping from your ISP, hackers, or governments. For that reason, a VPN can help to protect and defend you against any attacks. Using a VPN can also unblock access to the internet in countries where the internet is censored and can bypass other geographical restrictions.
In order to stream anonymously, stay protected, and unlock the internet, I recommend using NordVPN.
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Legal Copyright Disclaimer: As has been noted, streaming copyrighted content is unlawful and could get you into legal trouble. On account of this, we do not condone the streaming of copyrighted content. Therefore, check your local laws for streaming content online before doing so. Consequently, the information on this website is for general information and educational purposes only. 

How to Install the Chains Reaction Addon

The Chains Reaction addon can be installed from The Crew Repository by following the steps below. Before you start, please ensure that you already have Kodi installed on your device. You’ll also need to change the Kodi settings to allow the installation of addons from unknown sources. If you have already changed this setting, you can go to the next section to Install The Crew Repository.

Unknown Sources

  1. Open Kodi, then select Settings (cog icon).
  2. Select System.
  3. Tap down the menu on the left so that Add-ons is highlighted.
  4. Tap to the right, then select the Unknown sources toggle to turn it on.
  5. Read the warning, then select Yes.
  6. Press the back button on your remote in order to return to the System menu.

You can now install unofficial or 3rd party addons! 

Turn on Unknown sources
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Install The Crew Repository

The Chains Reaction addon can presently be found in The Crew Repository. Please go ahead and install the repository by following the steps below. If you already have The Crew repo, you can skip to the next section to Install the Chains Reaction Addon.

  1. Open the Kodi Settings
  2. Select File Manager.
Select File manager
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  1. Then select Add source.
  2. Select the box labelled < None >.
  3. Then enter the following URL exactly as you see it: https://team-crew.github.io/
  4. Select OK.
  1. Tap down, then select Enter a name for this media source.
  2. Enter crew or any other name you’d rather use to identify this media source.
  3. Then select OK.
Enter the URL address to add The Crew Repository
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  1. Press the back button on your remote several times until you are back at the System menu.
  2. Select Add-ons.
Select Add-ons
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  1. Select Install from zip file, then select Yes if you get a warning message on the screen.
  2. Tap down, then select crew (or any other name you used to identify this media source).
  3. Then select the zip file repository.thecrew-x.x.x.zip
  4. Select OK.
  5. Wait until a confirmation message appears in the top-right corner of the screen that the installation is complete.

The Crew Repository has been successfully installed!

Install The Crew Repository from the zip file
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Install the Chains Reaction Addon

Once you have installed the repository, any addon within it can easily be installed with just a few more steps. The Chains Reaction addon can be installed by following the steps below.

  1. Make sure that you are in the Add-ons menu.
  2. Then select Install from repository.
To install Nightwing Kodi addon, select install from repository
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  1. Select The Crew Repo
  2. Then select Video add-ons.
  3. Select Chains Reaction.
  4. Then select Install.
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  1. Select OK.
  2. Wait until a confirmation message appears in the top-right corner of the screen and a tick is showing next to the Chains Reaction addon.

The Chains Reaction Kodi addon has been successfully installed!

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How to Use the Chains Reaction Kodi Addon

Once you’ve installed the Chains Reaction addon, it’s easy to browse the categories to find the content you want to watch. The interface is simple, easy to use and allows you to watch with just a few taps.

Browse Categories and Content

The Chains Reaction addon home screen allows you to select the following categories: Chains Reaction, Retrowave, Siren, Carnival of Screams, Crimewave, Marvel, DC Comics, Science Fiction, Slam City and Tools.

Each category is packed full of amazing content tailored to different audiences.

Sub-categories in the DC Comics category in the Chains Reaction addon
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As an example, the Chains Reaction category has more categories containing even more sub-categories!

4K Hub – 4K TV Shows, 4K Movies, 4k Boxsets, 4K Star trek Collection, 4K Star Wars Collection, Kids 4K, 4K Horror.
Movies – Trailers, Upcoming Movies, New Releases, Remastered/Directors Cut Movies, New Horror, Classic Collections, Top 250 Movies, War Zone, and more.
TV Shows – Trending Shows, 4K TV Shows, Classic Shows, Reality Shows, Paranormal Shows, Period Drama, Netflix, Disney+, and more.

Movies sub-categories in the Chain's Genocide addon
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Documentaries – Documentary Shows, True Crime Documentaries, New Documentaries, Timeline History Documentaries, and more.
Kids World – Kids Movies, Kids Boxsets, Teens TV, Family Movies, Pixar, Universal Studios and more.
Music – Glastonbury 2022, Music Channels, Rock Music Videos, Concerts, Now Music Collection, and Greatest Hits.
IMDB – IMDB Top rated Shows, IMDB Top rated Movies, IMDB Top rated Kids and more.
Crackle – Movies and TV (requires installation of the Crackle addon – select Yes to install when prompted). 
Chains Live – Live TV.

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Remember that the Chains Reaction addon is an all-in-one addon, which even has a section for live TV!

The Chains Live sub-category (within the Chains Reaction category) has further sub-sections: Chains Live One, Two, Three and Four. You will need to install additional addons for these sections to work, but all you need to do is click the Yes button to install them.

Head into one of these sections and explore the categories. There are loads to choose from;  Documentaries, Entertainment, Food, Kids, Movies, Music, News and Sports and this includes premium networks and channels.

You’ll find links to many free sources for a ton of free live TV channels from multiple countries, such as France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 

The Chains Reaction addon has many live TV categories and channels
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Search and Play

Browse the categories and sub-categories, or if you’re looking for something in particular, select the Search option from within one of the Chains Reaction categories, then enter your search term.

Matching search results will be displayed on the screen. Tap on the movie or show you want to watch then the addon will scrape for free links from online databases. Select a link to start watching.

Paid links are scraped if you are using Real Debrid. How to Link Real Debrid to the Chains Reaction Addon.

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Playback Controls

During playback using the Kodi internal player, the left side has controls for play/pause, fast forward/rewind (if applicable) and stop. The right side has buttons to view information, bookmark scenes, enable subtitles (if available) and open additional playback settings.

Kodi playback controls
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Opening the additional playback settings (cog icon) allows you to make adjustments to the following settings:

Audio settings help adjust volume, amplification, offsetting the audio, change the audio stream (if available) and allow passthrough.

Subtitle settings allow you to offset the subtitles and download or add external subtitles.  

Video settings provide many options for changing the display, such as zoom, orientation, aspect ratio, etc.

Toggle audio stream allows you to change the audio to another language (if available).

Kodi playback settings
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Add to Favourites

If you have a favourite movie, show or live TV channel that you’d like quick and easy access to, add it to your favourites! You can find out how by following the steps below.

  1. Tap down, so your favourite movie, show or live TV channel is highlighted.
  2. Press and hold the Select button on your remote to open a menu.
  3. Select Add to favourites.
Add your favourites from the Chains Reaction addon
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  1. Then, return to the Kodi home screen.
  2. Tap down the menu on the left to highlight Favourites.

You can quickly find and access your favourites from the home screen when you load up Kodi.

Quickly open your favourite movie or show in the Chains Reaction addon by adding it to your list of Favourites
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Autoplay Content with the Chains Reaction Addon

As shown above, as a default, Chains Reaction will search and show you a list of selectable sources (unless you are in a 1Click section). You can then manually choose a source according to your viewing preferences. However, this can be overridden to have the addon automatically select a source for you.

  1. Open the Chains Reaction addon, then tap down the menu and select Tools.
  2. Tap down the menu on the left so that One Click Play is highlighted.
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  1. Then tap to the right and select both of the One Click Play toggles under the Movies and TV shows headings to switch them ON.
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  1. Then tap back to the left and tap up the menu and select Next Up.
  2. Tap across to the right and select Auto play if no choice is made to turn the toggle ON.
  3. Tap across to the right again and select OK.

Chains Reaction will now automatically select a link when you choose content to play. 

Select Next Up to turn on autoplay in the Chains Reaction addon
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Link Real Debrid to the Chains Reaction Addon

If you have a Real Debrid account, it’s easy to link your account to this addon. Find out how by following the steps below.

  1. Open the Chains Reaction addon, then tap down the menu and select Tools.
Go into the Chains Reaction addon Settings
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  1. Tap down the menu on the left so that Debrid is highlighted.
  2. Then tap to the right and select Re-auth Real-Debrid.
  3. Note the code displayed on the screen, as you’ll need it later.
  4. Open a web browser, then go to real-debrid.com/device.
  5. Login to your Real Debrid account if not already logged in.
  6. Enter the code that you made a note of earlier.
  7. Then select Continue.

Your Real Debrid account is now linked!

Authorise your Real Debrid account to link it to the Chains Reaction addon
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Link Trakt to the Chains Reaction Addon

If you have a Trakt account, it’s easy to link your account to this addon. Find out how by following the steps below.

  1. Open the Chains Reaction addon, tap down the menu and select Trakt.
  2. Then select any category from the list. In this example, I will select Movie Lists.
  3. Select Yes to carry on and Authenticate Trakt.
Open the Trakt categories in the Chains Reaction addon
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  1. Note the code displayed on the screen, as you’ll need it later.
  2. Open a web browser, then go to trakt.tv/activate.
  3. Login to your Trakt account if not already logged in.
  4. Enter the code that you made a note of earlier.
  5. Then select Continue.

Your Trakt account is now linked!

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Wrapping Up

Chains Reaction is a fantastic all-in-one Kodi addon for streaming great and entertaining content from various categories, genres and interests. You’ll find plenty of high-quality free (and paid) links, and with its simplistic design and layout, the Chains Reaction addon is simple and easy to use.

Following this guide taught you how to install and use this addon. Take a look at Chains Reaction and share your thoughts below.

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