Umbrella Kodi Addon – How to Install and Use

Following this guide, you can install and use the Umbrella Kodi addon. The Umbrella addon can be added once Kodi is installed on your device. If you still need to do 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, PCs and more. This guide uses a Fire TV Stick 4K MAX; however, the steps are similar on other devices. 

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What is the Umbrella Kodi Addon?

Umbrella is an excellent video-on-demand addon for watching movies and TV shows from premium sources. Additionally, if you use a premium account such as Real Debrid to download torrent files, the Umbrella addon allows you to access them easily.

The Umbrella Kodi addon can be found in the Umbrella Repository.

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!

TV shows in the Umbrella Kodi addon
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Umbrella Kodi addon requires the installation of an external provider
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Compatability Kodi 20 Nexus, Kodi 19 Matrix
Repository URL https://umbrellaplug.github.io//
Type of Addon Video-on-demand
Content Movies, TV Shows
Free Sources ⛔ No
Premium Sources ✅ Yes Real Debrid and others
Trakt Support ✅ Yes

Is the Umbrella Kodi 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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WARNING YOUR IP ADDRESS IS: 5.255.231.32

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.
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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 Umbrella Kodi Addon

The Umbrella Kodi addon can be installed from the Umbrella 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 Umbrella Repository.

Unknown Sources

  1. Open Kodi, then select Settings (cog icon).
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  1. Select System.
Select System from the Kodi Settings menu
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  1. Tap down the menu on the left so that Add-ons is highlighted.
  2. Tap to the right, then select the Unknown sources toggle to turn it on.
  3. Read the warning, then select Yes.
  4. 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 Umbrella Repository

The Umbrella Kodi addon can presently be found in the Umbrella Repository. Please go ahead and install the repository by following the steps below. If you already have the Umbrella repo, you can skip to the next section to Install the Umbrella Kodi 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://umbrellaplug.github.io/
  4. Select OK.
  1. Tap down, then select Enter a name for this media source.
  2. Enter umbrella or any other name you’d rather use to identify this media source.
  3. Then select OK.
Add the source URL to install the Umbrella Kodi addon 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.
Then 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 umbrella (or any other name you used to identify this media source).
  3. Then select the zip file repository.umbrella-x.x.x.zip
  4. Wait until a confirmation message appears in the top-right corner of the screen that the installation is complete.

The Umbrella Repository has been successfully installed!

Install Umbrella Kodi addon from zip file
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Install the Umbrella Kodi Addon

Once you have installed the repository, any addon within it can easily be installed with just a few more steps. The Umbrella Kodi 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 Umbrella repository
  2. Then select Video add-ons.
  3. Select Umbrella.
  4. Then select Install.
  5. Select OK.
Install the Umbrella Kodi addon
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  1. Wait until a confirmation message appears in the top-right corner of the screen and a tick is showing next to the Umbrella Kodi addon.
The Umbrella Kodi addon has been successfully installed!
The Umbrella Kodi addon has successfully installed
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Add an External Scraper for Links

Before you can use the Umbrella addon, it requires some additional effort to set up. You need to install an external scraper to get it up and running correctly. The following steps will guide you on how to install the CocoScrapers module that will provide links within the Umbrella addon.

Install the CocoScrapers Repository

  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://cocojoe2411.github.io
  4. Select OK.
  1. Tap down, then select Enter a name for this media source.
  2. Enter coco or any other name you’d rather use to identify this media source.
  3. Then select OK.
To use the Fen Kodi addon, you must also install the CocoScrapers repo
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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.
Then 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 coco (or any other name you used to identify this media source).
  3. Then select the zip file repository.cocoscrapers-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.

CocoScrapers Repository is successfully installed!

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Install the CocoScrapers Module

  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 CocoScrapers Repository
  2. Then select Program add-ons.
  3. Select CocoScrapers Module.
  4. Then select Install.
Install the CocoScrapers Module to use with the Fen addon
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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 CocoScrapers Module.

The CocoScrapers Module is successfully installed!

Install the CocoScrapers Module to use with the Fen addon
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Setup the CocoScrapers in the Umbrella Addon

  1. Open the Umbrella addon, then tap down the menu and select Tools.
  2. Then select SETTINGS: Providers.
Umbrella Kodi addon Settings Providers
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  1. Tap down the menu on the left so that Providers is highlighted.
  2. Then tap across to the right and find the External Providers heading, then select the Enable External Providers toggle underneath.
Enable external providers in the Umbrella Kodi addon
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  1. You should now be able to select External Provider.
Select External Providers in the Umbrella Kodi addon settings
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  1. Select CocoScrapers Module from the list.

You’ll now see a message in the top-right of the screen that the CocoScrapers external module has been set successfully.

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Link Real Debrid to the Umbrella Kodi Addon

As mentioned, Umbrella only works with a premium account such as Real Debrid. You can find out how to link your Real Debrid account to the Umbrella addon by following the steps below.

Need to create a Real Debrid Account? Click here to register.

  1. Open the Umbrella addon, then tap down the menu and select Tools.
Select Tools in the Umbrella Kodi addon
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  1. Then select SETTINGS: Accounts.
  1. Tap down the menu on the left so that Accounts (Debrid) is highlighted.
  2. Then tap to the right and tap down under the Real-Debrid heading.
  3. Select Authorization.
  1. Note the code displayed on the screen, as you’ll need it later.
  2. On another device, such as your phone, open a web browser, then go to real-debrid.com/device.
  3. Login to your Real Debrid account if not already logged in.
  4. Enter the code that you made a note of earlier.
  5. Then select Continue.
  6. Select OK in the Umbrella addon to save your changes.

Your Real Debrid account is now linked!

How to Use the Umbrella Kodi Addon

Once you’ve installed the Umbrella Kodi addon, and linked your Real Debrid account, 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 Umbrella Kodi addon home screen allows you to select the following categories: Search Movies, Search Shows, Discover Movies, Discover TV Shows, My Movies, My TV Shows, YouTube Videos, Search, Tools, Premium Services and News and Info.

Choose a category, and if applicable, choose a sub-category. For example, the Discover Movies category has sub-categories to browse and search movies: Now Playing, Coming Soon, Anticipated, Upcoming, Recently Released, Most Popular, Box Office, Most Voted, Top Rated, Trending, Oscar Winners, Genres, Year and more. 

Categories you'll find in the Umbrella Kodi addon
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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 the Umbrella home screen, 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 premium links from online databases. Select a link to start watching.

Links displayed in the Umbrella Kodi 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 or TV show 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 or TV show is highlighted.
  2. Press and hold the Select button on your remote to open a menu.
  3. Select Add to favourites.
Add favourites in the Umbrella Kodi 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.

Access Umbrella Kodi addon favourites
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Access your Debrid Torrents

If you use Real Debrid, or other premium services to download torrent files safely, you can easily access them through the Umbrella Kodi addon. Find out how by following the steps below.

  1. Open the Umbrella addon, then tap down the menu and select Premium Services.
  2. Select Real-Debrid (or your other premium service).
Open the Umbrella Kodi addon Premium Services menu
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  1. Then select Real-Debrid: Torrent Transfers.

Select any of your downloaded torrent files and start watching in the Umbrella Kodi addon.

View your torrent files in the Umbrella Kodi addon
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Link Trakt to the Umbrella Kodi 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 Umbrella addon, then tap down the menu and select Tools.
Select Tools in the Umbrella Kodi addon
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  1. Then select SETTINGS: Trakt.
  1. Tap down the menu on the left so that Trakt is highlighted.
  2. Then tap to the right and select Authorization.
  1. Note the code displayed on the screen, as you’ll need it later.
  2. On another device, such as your phone, 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!

Wrapping Up

Umbrella is a great Kodi addon for streaming movies and shows. You’ll find plenty of high-quality premium links, and with its simplistic design and layout, the Umbrella addon is simple and easy to use.

However, as this addon uses premium links only, you may prefer an alternative such as The Crew. The Crew is one of the best Kodi addons and is free to use.

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

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