Update 6/23/2017: We’ve located a working repository for SALTS with a working version of the addon as well. We’ve updated this guide to match this update.
Thinking of streaming movies? If you don’t have the SALTS Kodi addon, you’re going to want it, today. A fair number of Kodi addons are more of a backup option. SALTS is not one of them. The SALTS (Stream All The Sources) Kodi addon operates as a multi-scraper, sifting through large list of sites in order to bring in top quality streams. We’ll start this article by giving you the installation instructions for SALTs. Towards the end of the article, we’ll dig into the details of the SALTs, showing you the pros and cons of the addon.
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Before we Proceed
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How to Install SALTS on Kodi
Getting SALTS installed is a pretty painless ordeal. To install SALTS, follow these steps:
- Copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://kdil.co/repo/kodil.zip. This will download the Kodil repository zip file.
- Open up your Kodi application
- Click on Addons
- Click My Addons
- Select the ellipses (…) at the top
- Click on Install from zip
- Find your downloaded file from above and click on it to install
- Return to your the screen with Install from zip option, then select Install from repository
- Find your Kodisreal Repository. Click on it to open it up, then click on Video addons.
- Select Stream All The Sources and then select Install
You will receive an installation confirmation on the righthand side of your screen. After that, you can find SALTS with the rest of your video addons.
Kodi Addon SALTS – Benefits and Limitations
SALTS is, unquestionably, one of the kings on the block when it comes to Kodi streaming add-ons. SALTS brings out the best that streaming addons have to offer, without making things overly complicated. The biggest benefit, of course, is in the name: All The Sources. Of course, SALTS doesn’t actually connect to all of the sources. But it gets close enough to that to make it free from false advertising. And, thankfully, SALTS does not make you sift through the streaming links all by yourself. The auto-resolver will cycle through the streams at a very fast rate, pulling up the first, quality one that it can find and start streaming it right away. You can change the resolver priorities as well. That way, if you want nothing less than high-quality streams, or want SALTS to prioritize those first, that’s what you can get. Alternatively, if you’re working with a slow connection and need something low quality and less bandwidth-hungry, you can set that up as well.
SALTS streams both TV shows and movies. Each is separated into its own main category. The TV category has further submenus, including ones for trending shows, popular programs, anticipated and recently updated shows and more. Thankfully, there is a genres section (perfect for finding new, topical shows) and a calendar for current shows and even show premiers. You can also perform a search, save your searches and review previous searches. The movies section is equally well-organized, including a “Movie Mosts” section, covering a variety of “mosts”, such as most played (week and month), most watched and most collected. In both areas, you can find streams of varying qualities, including those coming in HD. You can also see how many views each streaming link has had.
Limitations are hard to find with this addon, which is part of why it is an overwhelmingly popular addition to anyone’s addon library. However, one note is that some of the genres provided have nothing in them. Only a small negative, but it does happen. Chances are, you’ll find yourself coming back to SALTS over and over.
Why is SALTS Not Working?
Many Kodi addons went down in early June 2017. SALTS, which has been popular for a long time, is one of the addons that not only stopped working but also disappeared from its original repository location. The addon was reposted into a new repository and is now working. However, if you downloaded it from the wrong repository, you may find a version that isn’t working at all. You are likely to get an error when trying to load streams. We do not currently know of any fixes for this problem, other than using the right installation method mentioned above.
Are There Any SALTS Alternatives?
There are several alternatives to SALTS that you might want to consider. These include:
- Specto Fork
- Elysium (formerly Zen)
Bubbles is a fairly new Kodi addon that focuses specifically on integrating with the paid streaming services RealDebrid, EasyNews (a Usenet service) and Premiumize (a torrent and Usenet service). You’ll find far more torrents on Bubbles than other types of streams, although you will find the same type of real-time streaming sites available through Bubbles that also existed on SALTS.
Click here to access our Bubbles installation guide.
Specto Fork is based on the Exodus addon architecture. With Exodus and SALTS currently down, many users are turning to Specto Fork for streaming. If you’ve used Exodus, you’ll find the layout to be extremely familiar.
Click here to access our Specto installation guide.
Formerly known as Zen, Elysium is a new Kodi addon that is designed to help users connect to a large number of online streams for TV and movies. You’ll find that Elysium offers a large number of menu options and settings. Its current popularity can be partly attributed to its design, as well as the large library of websites it references to scrape content from.
You can find installation information for both Specto Fork and Elysium in our Exodus Alternatives guide.
If you know of other alternatives we have not mentioned, please let us know in the comments below!