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What is Exodus Streaming and Is It Legit?  

What is Exodus Streaming and Is It Legit?

If you use the media player Kodi or know anyone who does, you may have heard of the Exodus streaming app, an add-on for Kodi. Exodus allows you to stream media from a vast library of movies and TV shows free of charge, making it easy to watch nearly endless TV. If you’re thinking this is maybe too good to be true, you’re right. It is.

If you live anywhere in the United States or Western Europe, streaming from applications like Exodus is illegal. As a general rule of thumb, if you’re getting popular movies and TV shows, especially those created specifically for other streaming channels, for free it’s illegal and the government probably considers it to be a form of theft.

Now that the short answer is out of the way, you can keep reading to learn more if you’re still interested.

What is the Exodus Streaming App

If you use Kodi, the Exodus streaming app can be downloaded by installing the “Addon Installer” and finding it through that list of applications. Exodus is a third-party app developed for Kodi and not approved by Kodi developers.

The app itself was developed from the original Kodi Genesis application, which has now become defunct, and works similarly Genesis.

Exodus scrapes hundreds of free streaming sites to find free movies and videos to watch, while simultaneously scraping movie information such as images and actors from IMDB. This allows users to get a very quality search experience, although Exodus has no library support.

As you may guess, the simple act of scraping links from the web is not illegal in and of itself. Exodus is actually legal to have so long as you don’t actually use the content that it scrapes. The sites it scrapes are typically very illegal and are pirated streaming sites, so any content you view through the app is stolen.

Is Exodus Safe to Use?

Exodus is a third-party application that is not verified by or approved by Kodi. This means that the inherent safety of the software is never a guarantee.

For example, in February of 2017, some users experienced problems after a faulty update of Exodus rolled out with malicious software in it. The malware was designed to turn user computers into a Botnet to launch a DDoS attack against the Ares blog, but the problem was quickly solved after the update was recalled.

Most users should be concerned enough about issues like this one to ensure that if they use Kodi with any kind of third-party add-ons like Exodus, they use it with an antivirus. If you can, sandboxing your applications by limiting their access to the rest of your computer is also an excellent idea.

What About Legallit?

Streaming apps like Exodus take advantage of media available across the Internet, and this is of questionable legality at best. While the United States no longer participates in the 6 Strikes Law, meaning that your provider will no longer penalize you for streaming media illegally, you may still be at risk. For example, some publishers and television broadcasters take as many people to court over infringements as they can. If you are linked to using an application involved in a lawsuit, you could be taken to court and sued. While the chances of this are low, the chances of legal repercussions do exist and they could be quite severe. Because copyright infringement affects both civil and criminal justice, the fees and fines for pirating media are severe.


Kodi allows you to stream and watch media including legal films and files. If your goal is to view movies for free, there are plenty of legit free movie sites you can use without breaking the law.