Updated 7/17/2017: The last update of SALTS has been moved to the Cypher’s Locker Repository. Download this Repo here: https://cypher-media.com/repo/. We will add the guide soon.
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- Before we Proceed
- How to Install SALTS on Kodi
- Best Option: Cypher’s Locker
- Option 2: Kodil (Kodisrael) Repository
- A Note About Other Repositories
- Kodi Addon SALTS Feature Walkthrough
- General Addon Overview
- Detailed Feature Breakdown
- SALTS TV Section
- SALTS Movies Section
- SALTS Settings
- Why is SALTS Not Working?
- Are There Any SALTS Alternatives?
- Specto Fork
Before we Proceed
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How to Install SALTS on Kodi
SALTS exists in more than one place. We’ve also found that this addon has changed hands a few times, so we’ll keep you updated on where to find the latest working versions.
Best Option: Cypher’s Locker
Cypher’s Locker is updated up to the latest version of SALTS .
To install Exodus through the Cypher’s Locker repo, do the following:
- From your Kodi home screen, select Settings (gear symbol) option at the top left
- Head to File manager
- Select the words Add source at the bottom
- Click where you see, click on it, and then type in or copy/paste the following web address: https://cypher-media.com/repo/
- Type in a name at the bottom, such as “Cyphers Locker” and click OK
- Go back to your Kodi home screen and select Addons on the left
- Click on the Package Symbol (top left)
- Select Install from zip
- Find your Cyphers Locker web source connection and click it
- Select the zip file located there to install it
- Go back to the screen where you found Install from zip and head to Install from repository
- Find your Cypher’s Locker repository and select it
- Select Video App and then stream all the sources ( SALTS )
- Finally, click Install to add SALTS to your library (or Update if you are here to update SALTS )
Option 2: Kodil (Kodisrael) Repository
- Copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://kdil.co/repo/kodil.zip
- This will download the Kodil repository zip file
- Open up your Kodi application
- 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 Kodisrael Repository. Click on it to open it up, then click on Video App.
- Select stream all the sources and then select “Install”
You will receive an installation confirmation on the right-hand side of your screen. After that, you can find SALTS with the rest of your video App.
A Note About Other Repositories
If there are more than one repositories installed, you may spot that you will receive a message that you can choose between some repositories available to download SALTS . For example, when I go to install the salts kodi addon, I get the following choices:
For example, there are 5 repositories installed and each of them can locate a version of SALTS . However, the only current, working option is the Kodil (Kodisrael) repository. Although you may see SALTS listed in other repositories, you are likely to get an “installation failed ” message if you attempt to install from another location. If you get such messages for SALTS or other App, there’s a good chance that the repository is no longer hosting that file.
SALTS has disappeared and has risen from dust several times. If you attempted to install salts from the Kodil repository and receive an “installation failed ” notification, please let us know. It likely means the Kodil repository is either down, or has stopped hosting this addon .
Kodi Addon SALTS Feature Walkthrough
SALTS manages to pass all blocks if we are talking about streaming on Kodi add-ons. SALTS brings out the best that streaming App have to offer, without making things overly complicated. The biggest benefit, of course, is in the name: All The Sources . Realistically, 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.
General Addon Overview
There is a resolver SALTS that will check all streams available in a moment, pulling up the first one with the highest speed and quality of image. 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, that works too.
SALTS can handle with both TV shows and movies streams. Each is separated into its own category. The TV Shows category has further submenus, including ones for trending shows, popular programs, anticipated and recently updated shows and more. There is a “Genres” section (perfect for finding new, topical shows) and a calendar of 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.
It is hard to spot some limitations with this program, that makes this addon so popular. 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.
Detailed Feature Breakdown
When you download SALTS and open it for the first time, you will see some sections: Movies, TV Shows, and Settings. We’ll break down how you can benefit from each of these sections.
SALTS TV Section
SALTS TV show viewing includes:
- Trending TV Shows
- Popular TV Shows
- Anticipated TV Shows
- Recently Updated TV Shows
- TV Show Mosts
- Other Lists
- General Calendar
- Premiere Calendar
- Recent Searches
- Saved Searches
The search functions are obvious. You can search for specific TV shows, save those searches, or view recent searches you may have performed.
Trending and Popular, you’ll see a list of shows that others are viewing or that are frequently searched. These are also the shows that you may hear others raving about or ones that are currently popular that you may not have heard about yet.
The Anticipated Shows list gives shows that have not yet aired, but that are coming sometime soon. For example, you can learn a little bit more about shows set to air for the first time in the coming season, or shows that are airing their next season.
The Premiere Calendar reflects the Anticipated Shows section. The Premiere Calendar automatically shows you what is premiering from today’s date forward. If a show is airing today, it will be marked with a “TDA” in front of the show’s name. If the show is airing tomorrow, it will be marked with a “TOM” in front of the show name.
Premiere Calendar is good to stay on top of when your favorite shows are airing so that you don’t miss your favorite shows. Note that you cannot stream any shows from here. This section is purely informational.
You can also see the history and turn to the previous weeks to see if you missed any interesting premieres, or forward to the next few weeks to see exact dates for when some of your favorite shows or new shows are airing episodes.
The other TV sections are easy to navigate and use to find different TV streams.
One option you may find unique in the menu is the “Other Lists” section. Here, you can add another user’s watch list . This can only be accomplished if you setup a Trakt account with your SALTS . You can do so through the Settings menu.
To find out how to set up a Trakt account, read the article on How to Install Trakt.tv on Kodi.
SALTS Movies Section
There is nothing to say much about the SALTS Movies section. You’ll find this section is relatively straightforward without adding any unique options outside of other App.
The following menus exist in the Movies section:
- Trending Movies
- Popular Movies
- Anticipated Movies
- Recently Updated Movies
- Movie Mosts
- Other Lists
- Recent Searches
- Saved Searches
All of them offer similar content, just with a different approach. It’s quite likely that you’ll run some crossovers between those sections, such as some of the same titles showing up under “Trending” that are also in “Popular” or “Recently Updated,” for example. The Movie Mosts section is the only real unique section for the salts addon movie list. You can enjoy a few, directed submenus if you’re looking for interesting movies that fit a certain “most” category.
As well as with the TV Shows section, you can add to Trakt.tv list, of course, if you have Trakt.tv combined with your Kodi and salts addon. There is no separate setup needed for the movies and TV show Trakt lists. Everything is well integrated into the addon.
Stream all the sources ( SALTS ) is a very versatile addon . You’ll find a good number of ways you can personalize the addon through the Settings menu. Under Settings, you’ll find the following options:
- URL Resolver Settings
- Reset All Scraper Base URLS to Default
- Authorize SALTS to access my trakt.tv account
- This addon is developed and supported at tvaddons.ag (no longer accurate)
Most functions are basic and are related to SALTS work directly: web scraping. SALTS and App like it search the web for movie and TV streams, then display those streams within the Kodi media player.
SALTS uses what ’s known as a URL Resolver to help automate this process. The URL Resolver will determine if streams exist if they’re working, and then offer them up to you as an option for streaming in Kodi.
If SALTS streams are not working, find the URL Resolver Settings and check them out, or run the “Repair URL Resolver” option here. Running the repair feature will attempt to determine if there is an issue with the resolver (such as a full cache) and fix the problem to help fix streaming issues.
Try the Auto -Configuration if something went wrong, which will optimize somehow your salts addon and will pick up the best streams according to your internet connection and set other personal preferences. As you can see from the image below, you can choose from a long list of setting preferences. SALTS will automatically adjust the settings to your liking:
We recommend that you avoid changing too many settings unless you are confident that you understand the implications of doing so.
Why is SALTS Not Working?
A lot of apps have died in June 2017. SALTS, which has been popular for a long time, is one of the App that not only stopped working but also disappeared from its original repository location. SALTS was then posted into a new repository and is now working again. 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:
Bubbles is a relatively 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 sort of real-time streaming sites available through Bubbles that also existed on SALTS .
Click here to access our Bubbles installation guide.
Specto Fork continues 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.
You probably have heard about 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 read about for Specto Fork and Elysium installation in our Exodus Alternatives guide.