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Seren - Modular Multi-source Addon


Last updated: September 09, 2019. The information contained within the Seren software (the "Service") is for general information purposes only. The author assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions in the contents on the Service, nor does it assume responsibility for any material provided by any external services. The use of the Service does not author the user to engage in any kind of illegal, criminal or tortious activity through the use of the software, including infringement of any third party intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyright, trade marks, patent, trade secrets and confidential information), fraud, child pornography, trafficking in obscene material, violation of applicable export restrictions, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, hacking, sending of viruses or other harmful files or illegal posting of computer passwords or computer code. The user is responsible for all their activity in connection with the use of the Service and the author reserves the right to report any potentially criminal activity to appropriate law enforcement agencies. The user must not transmit to or via the Service, any material that may infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party, or any defamatory, derogatory or offensive material or publication. In no event shall the author of this software be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Service or the contents of the Service. The author reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modification to the contents on the Service at any time without prior notice. The author of this software does not warrant that the software is free of viruses or other harmful components. Seren may contain links to external websites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with the author. Please note that the author does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information on these external websites.


Seren is a modular provider based, cloud service streaming software that is tightly interwoven with Trakt. Seren provides the freedom to view media from a single menu system from service providers of the users choosing. Please Note: This addon requires the use of a compatible cloud service.


Changelog 2.1.8 Fix prescrape cache result being ignored Fix get_sources to return all relevant torrent hashes from torrent cache Some minor cache performance improvements Changelog 2.1.7 Fix MyFiles listings for all FileWalkers Fix Rescrape item should overwrite torrent cache Added info meta up to par check in fallback logic Fix playback history normalization needed for Quick Resume context menu bug Fix reset playback progress for shows/seasons/episodes Handle Cloudflare 530 error for Trakt Fix space_used now returns value in TB Handle bugs in API for list files gracefully. Changelog 2.1.6 Work around Sqlite on Leia under Windows does not support boolean named values Ensure we fetch all pages for syncing ratings and ignore cache for bookmark/hidden sync Fix collections.Mapping import for Python >= 3.3 Changelog 2.1.5 Workaround trakt shitty season data Added trakt list sort types for Watched, Collected and My Rating Fix trakt season milling for updated shows Fix mill_if_needed queries for seasons and episodes Use cache for first load of widgets for trakt lists Force a cache clear on release version changes Update seasons statistics again, with even more fallbacks Ensure we clean up AD/RD cloudfiles if we can't identify the file to play Fixed typo in url for widget refresh from activities sync Allow widget refresh while playing for foreground tasks Fix air dates not always showed correctly for shows/seasons Fix tzlocal call to pytz.tzinfo.build_tzinfo and update pytz to 2021.3 Hide trakt auth option if we are already authed Change icons to transparent background Use an empty content type value for menu containers Added 'an' to the list of excluded sort tokens Update Dutch translations Update French translations Add Polish translations Changelog 2.1.4 Genre and Next Page icons Improve widget refresh logic Update show/season statistics after reinserting from updated meta Perform trakt sync on system resume Support kodi standard addon localisations Fix downloads Fix hide shows from episodes/season items Add "Auto-Delete Torrents" for AD Fix RD torrents not auto-deleting Fix broken cache cleaning Don't use show OMDB data for seasons Remove update checker Localize custom windows Use show ids for setUniqueIDs Always mill specials Optimise TVDB threading Optimise filter_dictionary and safe_dict_get Increase requests connection pool size Don't use dict.keys() when unnecessary Some minor fixes and optimisations to tools and globals Minor performance improvement to the sqlite row factory Optimise TZ initialisation Debounce onSettingsChanged callback in SerenMonitor Added database indices to episodes, movies, hidden and bookmarks tables Changelog...

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How To Install

Direct installation

Via Repository

Via Directory

  1. Download the addon.
  2. Open up Kodi and navigate into Add-ons.
    addon install - Add-ons
  3. Click the open box icon (above the side-menu).
    addon install - openbox
  4. Select Install from zip file.
    • If this is the first addon you install, Kodi will warn you about installing addons from "unknown sources" for security reasons - it's your call.
    • In any case, Kodi will warn you, you may not get auto-updates for this addon.
  5. Navigate into the location where you've downloaded the addon to and select it to Install.
Installing via directory means you connect to a Web server directly using Kodi.
It also means that the addon is found under a repositry or a sub-repository you install from that directory (check out which repositories host Seren addon below).
  1. Open up Kodi and navigate into the System settings screen by selecting the cogwheel button (above the side-menu inside Kodi's home-screen).
  2. Select File manager.
    addon install - Kodi file manager
  3. Select Add source from the left pane (the right pane is in case you want to move files from one folder to another, if you're using a mouse you may need to double click it).
  4. Click the line where it says <None> and enter the following url:
    Note: some servers may be case-sensitive.
    addon install - Add new source
    click OK after you are done typing.
  5. Below that, if there isn't already, enter a name for the source which will be easy for you to recognize in the future. Click OK
  6. Now press the return button twice to return to home-screen.
    Navigate into Add-ons.
    addon install - Add-ons
  7. Click the open box icon (above the side-menu).
    addon install - openbox
  8. Select Install from zip file.
    • If this is the first addon you install, Kodi will warn you about installing addons from "unknown sources" for security reasons - it's your call.
    • In any case, Kodi will warn you, you may not get auto-updates for this addon.
  9. Look for the name of the source as it was entered in step 5, select the repository zip file you see inside it.
    That's it. The rest of the instructions are as detailed in installing Via Repository, use the repository you've just installed.

For a full installation guide please click here.

Additional Information

Updated: November 12, 2021

Platform: all

License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE. Version 3, 29 June 2007

Depends On:

xbmc.addon (>= 17.9.910)

future (>= 0.17.1)

requests (>= 2.22.0)

BeautifulSoup4 (>= 4.6.2)

Seren - Global Context Menu Items (>= 2.0.0)

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