Stremio is an excellent media player and has proven to be a tough competitor for Kodi. Though new in the market, it is light, smart, and fast. In this article, we will talk about the best add-ons for Stremio that will enhance your experience.
Best Stremio addons
While the new player has fewer features, it is significantly easy-to-use. The procedure for integrating add-ons with Stremio is easy. You do not need to download the add-ons, thus saving space on the system. They are picked up directly from the server. The list of best add-ons for Stremio are as follows:
- Open Videos
- Popcorn Time
Subtitles always have important for those who like movies. However, with streaming players like Stremio, Kodi, etc., they become even more helpful since most of the shows aren’t necessarily in your native language. OpenSubtitles is the best add-on to get subtitles on Stremio. It is smart enough to understand any language and convert it into your native language without changing any meaning or transliterating the words. If you use Stremio for watching movies or shows, this would be a necessary add-on for you.
YouTube doesn’t need any introduction here. It is the largest video streaming platform. While YouTube’s app is available for Android, and iOS, the official app on the Microsoft Store does not cater to PCs. It works with Xbox and the Hub only. However, you could use it on your PC using Stremio. Since Stremio is a light application with limited functionality, you wouldn’t be able to sign in to YouTube, nor would you be able to access your favorite, history, etc.
When people started using online streaming players like Kodi to stream Netflix, the intention was to access its content sans location restrictions and perhaps even without paying for it. That isn’t the case with Stremio. You would still have to log in to Netflix, though through a secure connection. Stremio won’t store your credentials; rather it would direct you to the Netflix website for logging in. The main benefit of using Netflix on Stremio is that you would be streaming on a superior media player rather than the basic one Netflix provides by default.
4] Open Videos
Open Videos is a media streaming add-on, which, unlike Netflix, helps users access popular media on the internet. Netflix and its likes need to pay a subscription fee to brands to stream their content. It doesn’t usually support open source content. YouTube streams all kinds of videos; however, if you intend to watch movies or popular videos, the video quality would rarely exceed 480 pixels. This is where Open Videos is helpful.
Zoogle is a must-have add-on for Stremio users. It isn’t a server or a website in itself, but a content aggregator which finds the best of content from the database and presents it to you. So if you are searching for an on-demand movie, instead of scanning through the add-ons, consider using the Zoogle add-on.
6] Popcorn Time
Popcorn Time is one of the best add-ons for Stremio. It compiles the library for EZTV and YTS servers and presents their collection of on-demand movies and videos. Since EZTV and YTS are the heaviest servers for media, you would get access to the widest range of open source content. Even more, EZTV and YTS servers keep updating their library, so would never be short of stuff to watch.
IBERIAN is one complete add-on for videos, music, etc. It is specific to Stremio. The add-on features the latest TV shows and movies in high-quality mode. This is rare with the open source content. Either you need to pay for subscriptions like Netflix, or deal with low-quality content. However, IBERIAN helps solve this problem by offering quality videos for free. The con is that it has limited stuff to offer.
If you are looking for something beyond the usual movies and videos, the FilmOn add-on would be helpful for you. It presents a collection of 600 TV Channels over and above 45,000 movies and documentaries. One of the best features of the FilmOn add-on is free social television, something no other add-on offers.
WatchHub helps users stream movies and videos directly from their providers. It supports media from Hulu, HBO, iTunes, Amazon, etc. The shows are primarily meant for US and UK users. While it database is limited, the shows are mostly premium.
DTube is the acronym for decentralized YouTube. Its interface is similar to that of YouTube, except for the fact that it is decentralized. This means that no one person or company controls your video uploads. DTube displays no ads and doesn’t censor the content much. Also, since the add-on has no predefined algorithm, the results are random but unbiased. If you are a video creator, DTube will give you a better chance of getting noticed than YouTube.
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