What to Do When Exodus Is Not Working

Exodus not working in Kodi? Here's how to fix it

Like any other add-on for the Kodi media player, Exodus may encounter problems and need occasional maintenance. Here's what you can do if you're having issues with Exodus not working in Kodi.

Instructions in this article apply to all versions of the Exodus add-on for Kodi.

Causes of Exodus Not Working in Kodi

Exodus caches media streams, and the pool of streams it draws from changes. If Exodus tries to load a stream from a cache that's no longer available, it will fail. Regularly clearing the cache can help prevent this problem. If Exodus stops working altogether, it could be because a newer version is available.

There has been a concerted effort by the film and television industries to shut down streaming add-ons for Kodi. If you use Exodus, your ISP might send you DMCA notices, throttle your speed, or even block content entirely. Fortunately, using a VPN can help you circumvent ISP restrictions.

If you don't have any luck with the steps below, there are some general troubleshooting tips for Kodi you can try.

How to Fix Exodus Not Working in Kodi

Try these troubleshooting steps in order until Exodus is working properly:

  1. Clear the cache. To clean the entire Kodi cache, you need to install a separate add-on. However, if you just want to clear the cache for Exodus, you can follow the instructions in the section below.

  2. Look for an Exodus update. Broken add-ons are usually a good indication that you're due for an update. Go to Add-ons > My Add-ons > Video Add-ons > Exodus, then select Update to see available updates. Select the latest one and install it.

    Screenshot of Exodus Available Updates
  3. Adjust your timeout settings. If you're having trouble finding streams after clearing your cache, launch Exodus and go to Tools > Settings. Select the General tab, then move the Providers Timeout slider down to about 30.

    The reduced timeout setting will stop Exodus from waiting around for a provider. If a provider is slow, Exodus will just drop it and move on to a different source.

    Exodus General Settings
  4. Connect through a VPN. Make sure whichever device you're using is connected to the internet through a VPN. Pick the closest server that doesn't have a ton of other traffic, and make sure it's not leaking DNS information by performing a DNS leak test. If possible, implement a VPN kill switch to ensure no data can leak.

  5. Reinstall Exodus. If all else fails, consider reinstalling Exodus. Go to Add-ons > My Add-ons > Video Add-ons > Exodus, then select Uninstall. This will uninstall Exodus completely from Kodi. Navigate to the Exodus add-on page again, then select the Install button.

    Exodus Information page in Kodi with Uninstall selected
  6. Look for a new repository or switch add-ons. There's always a chance that Exodus will be dropped and unmaintained again. There's also a chance that a different repository will become the primary home for Exodus. The Kodi landscape is in no way static, and you'll find add-ons rise and fall. Check out alternatives like Covenant, Gaia, or Exodus Redux.

How to Clear the Cache for Exodus

To clear the Exodus cache in Kodi:

  1. Launch Exodus from the Kodi home menu.

    Launch Exodus from the Kodi home menu.
  2. Select Tools in the Exodus menu.

    Select Tools in the Exodus menu.
  3. Select Cache Functions.

    Select Cache Functions.
  4. Scroll down and select Clear All Cache.

    Scroll down and select Clear All Cache.
  5. Select Yes to confirm and clear out the Exodus cache.

    Select Yes to confirm and clear out the Exodus cache.