Update 6/24/2017: The Sanctuary Kodi Addon has been rebranded and is now called Quantum. The Quantum Kodi Addon is located in the same repository, so the installation method has been updated slightly to reflect the new change.
Given the recent shakeup in the Kodi community, we’ve been updating our addons to reflect installation changes for addons. This includes the popular Quantum Kodi addon. Any Kodi users looking for television and movie titles will feel right at home with the Quantum (formerly Sanctuary) Kodi addon. The Quantum Kodi addon covers the gamut from IPTV to on-demand movies and even a handy direct link to some great anime. Below you’ll find our quick-and-not-so-dirty guide to install this addon. As a bonus, we provide a nice overview of its features, including what it does well and any areas we found that could use some improvement.
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Before we Proceed
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How to install the Quantum Kodi addon
To install the Quantum addon, do the following:
- From your home screen, go to System Settings (gear symbol, top left) > File manager
- Click on Add source
- Select None
- Type in the following address EXACTLY: http://sanctuaryrepo.esy.es/sanc/
- In the box underneath, enter a name for the repo. This can be anything. The program will likely automatically name it “sanc”
- Return to your Home Screen
- Click on Addons and then Package symbol
- Click on Install from zip file
- Scroll down to locate and select “sanc” FTP connection and click on it
- Click on repository.sanctuary zip file. The version number here may change, so the number doesn’t matter too much. Clicking will install the repository, which should display a successful installation message on the top right of your screen
- Return to the Addons > Package symbol section where you found Install from zip, and then click on Install from repository
- Locate and select Sanctuary repository
- Click on Video add-ons
- Click on Quantum
- Click on Install
- You will find Quantum from your home screen under Add-ons > Video Addons
Quantum Kodi Addon – Benefits and limitations
Quantum is one of the most eclectic addons out there. While many addons try to do one thing well, Quantum throws almost everything you want from an addon and attempts to do it all well. There are mixed results on that end, of course, but for the most part, Quantum provides a very high-quality viewing experience for IPTV (through Oblivion) on-demand movies and tv shows.
When you open up the addon, you’ll probably be a bit confused from the menu. Your options consist of:
- Big Bag “O” Tricks
- Live TV
- TV Shows
Sound like a lot? It is. Quantum pulls from a long list of other services, operating more like a middle man than anything else. As such, most of its functionality is tied into how well the service it’s pulling from is working.
From our testing, many of the channels are working pretty well. We’ll spare you the details of what every single channel here offers, but suffice to say, outside of the ones that are more obvious in the title, you’ll find pretty much the same things: TV shows and movies on-demand with a smattering of live television options.
You may be particularly interested in the add-ons section. The Quantum Kodi addon has a large number of Kodi add-ons which we’ve found no longer work alone, but which have been adopted into the Quantum addon and now run almost exclusively through this addon. This includes the following options:
- Pandora’s Box
- Brettus Anime
- Oblivion IPTV
- Renegades Darts
- Just For Him
- BAMF IPTV
- Quicksilver Music
- Silent Hunter
- Dojo Streams
- Freedom IPTV
- Ultra IPTV
- Midnight Society
Freedom is IPTV has a very large selection of international channels, whereas most IPTV add-ons typically emphasize US and UK networks over all others.
The same can be said of Oblivion IPTV as far as functionality. It works, and well, although its focus leans more towards US and UK networks.
As of our most recent update (6/22/2017), we put some of the other options to the test as well, to see whether all of these additional addons really work. Here’s a quick breakdown:
- Quantum’s menu loads fine, with a large number of streams available.
- Pandora’s box is unfortunately (and perhaps ironically) empty.
- Pyramid returns an error message when trying to load.
- FreeView (which requires a UK IP address) loads up well with a lot of options for live TV.
- Brettus Anime loads its menus well, but you may struggle to find working streams.
- Oblivion IPTV works extremely well and provides its current “online” status.
- Supremacy works very well with high-quality live TV streams.
- Renegades Darts pulls primarily from YouTube, although it sent failure messages when testing.
- Just For Him is an adult-oriented section. We did not test this one.
- BAMF IPTV sends back an error message and fails to load.
- QuickSilver Music loads its menus but has issues with playback.
- Silver Hunter has a lot of working TV and movie streams.
- Dojo Streams has primary folders that are all empty.
- Cerberus is empty.
- Ultra IPTV is empty.
- Fido has working live TV, TV and movie streams, although with a lot of buffering.
- Midnight Society there are some working sections in here, but a lot of failure messages as well.
- DELIVERANCE has a good number of working live TV, video and TV show streams.
Recent Reorganization for Quantum
Quantum received a recent revamp after getting acquired by a new development team. The previous developer decided to drop the addon after the current TVAddons and ZemTV fallout.
A key change to the program was in the menu layout and the name. Quantum was formerly known as Sanctuary when under the original developer. However, due to many users pestering the former developer with questions about functionality, he requested that the new developers change the addon’s name.
Its recent revamp also moved all the other add-ons that Sanctuary pulls content from into the Add-ons section. There, you’ll find the Freedom IPTV and Oblivion IPTV sections, among many other options.
This revamp also streamlined the process to discover certain types of content. For example, the new Live TV section makes it easier to locate live TV channels than in the previous version of the addon.
One section you may be confused about before installing Quantum is the Big Bag “O” Tricks section. That section is just a bit of a mashup of different features. It includes some live TV for sports, a section for new movies, and a somewhat small “TV Guide” that also includes a channel search option.
Overall, we found the Quantum Kodi addon to be a solid plugin, especially with the new reorganization through the new developer. We’ll keep you updated on any additional changes that we find with this addon.