The Easynews Kodi add-on is for Kodi users looking to stream premium Usenet content on Kodi. Read on for more information.
Easynews is a popular premium Usenet provider that gives you fast, secure access to millions and millions of video and audio files. The Easynews Kodi add-on gives you access to stream these files through your Kodi interface!
Unlike the files scraped by popular Kodi add-ons like Incursion or Covenant, which are known to stop working, Usenet links reside on private, encrypted servers to give you more dependable access.
As well, a premium usenet service has content safely stored from the past 30+ years. This means that with the Easynews Kodi add-on, you can also stream obscure content that is generally never available through any Kodi add-on. Thousands of new files are uploaded and available almost instantly on a daily basis. The Easynews Kodi add-on might in face be the only add-on you need.
Premium Usenet Information
Usenet is a worldwide, encrypted network that organizes it’s content into over 100,000 topic-specific groups (called newsgroups). These newsgroups are accessible through Usenet a newsgroup provider like Easynews to cover nearly every topic of interest imaginable.
The amount of information available on Usenet and number of users continues to grow at a staggering rate. Millions of users around the glove access Usenet which now has a total daily volume of new information exceeding 10 TB.
Premium Usenet and Easynews are not for everyone. In order to gain access to this large amount of data, you need to subscribe to a premium paid account for access, but the access is reliable, extremely fast (no buggering) and encrypted. There is also a 2-week free trial so you can try it before subscribing.
The Easynews website has a few different links and plans listed, starting with the Classic Plan for $9.98 USD per month. Plans increase in price for higher web data transfer.
So, click the link below and select the classic plan.
Click here to sign up for Easynews!
After you have your Easynews account setup, here is how you can install the Kodi add-on:
Easynews Kodi Addon Latest Version
The Easynews addon hasn’t officially been maintained or developed for a few years. However, there is not much maintenance required since the addon doesn’t use multiple scrapers and resolvers like a traditional addon such as Venom or Fen.
Easynews only connects to one scraper: the Easynews Usenet service. It plays all links directly using your credentials.
So even though the addon isn’t regularly updated, it’s worked great for 4+ years now. We’ve used it for that long without issue.
How to Install Easynews Kodi Add-on (Jarvis, Krypton, Leia)
ON Kodi 17 Krypton & 18 Leia Only: From the main menu, navigate to Settings > System Settings > Add-ons > Turn On Unknown Sources > Click Yes.
- Click here and download v5.0.1 of the Easynews addon.
- Go back to your home screen.
- ON Kodi 17 Krypton or later: Select Add-ons > Add-on Browser
- ON Kodi 16 or earlier: Select SYSTEM > Add-Ons
- Select Install from Zip File > plugin.video.easynews-5.0.1.zip and wait for the Add-on enabled notification
Easynews will now be found in your video addons!
Easynews Kodi Addon Setup
- Hover over the Easynews add-on and press menu (‘c’) > Add-on Settings and set the following settings up:
- Under Accounts, enable Turn Popup Message OFF
- Under Easy News, enable Easy Account and enter in your Easynews.com username and password you signed up with above.
- Under Easy News, you can choose to Enable Downloads and set your download path. Then when you hover over a file and press menu, you can choose to download that file!
- Under each media tab, enable No Dialog Asking For Preferred Extension and change the File Extension to ANY
- Under EasyNews Search, enable No Dialog Asking For Preferred Extension and change the File Extension to ANY.
Easynews Kodi/Usenet Kodi FAQ Guide
Q. I’m concerned about 20GB/40GB/150GB listed on the website as not being enough for my streaming needs per month.
A. Depending on your streaming usage, Easynews can give you at minimum, 20+ hours worth of HD content every month. Brand new Kodi content is usually found in abundance through other free sources. If you utilize these for basic streaming needs and keep your Easynews quota for more obscure content, you can easily save data. Easynews quota’s roll over to the next month and over time, you will build up a bank of data to use.
Q. What advantage does Easynews give me over another premium service like Real-Debrid?
A. Real-Debrid allows you to stream from a selection of public file hosts. Links through Real-Debrid go down as much as free hosts. Usenet servers are completely private and not indexed and files stay up indefinitely and the number of files available is in the hundreds of millions.
Q. How do I search in the addon?
When you launch the Easynews addon, you’ll see “Search Easynews” as your top choice. If you click on this, you can search by any media title you can think of.
For TV Shows, remember the SxxExx syntax. If you want the 14th episode of the 3rd season for a show, enter in “Show Title s03e14”. This should help you find what you want.
Do you have any other premium Usenet Kodi or Easynews Kodi questions? Get in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook and we can help you out! With your Easynews account, you can also log in at Easynews.com and download files directly from the website!