***Update 17 November 2017
With the shutting down of Bennu, Colossus, and Covenant, almost everyone in the Kodisphere has begun panicking. Freebies all over the world are worried about losing access to their favorite TV shows/movies. However, we are here to tell you, there is a very eligible and amazing replacement to Covenant. Oh yes, third-party developers will never let us down. Download the FANTASTIC add-on (which is a ditto of Covenant) from the Firestick Plusman Repo by following the steps below:
- Launch the Kodi Krypton application and go to “Settings”
- From the list of options, click on “File Manager”
- Scroll down and click on the “Add-Source” option
- Select “None” and enter: http://fspmkodi.com
- Name the media source “Firestick Plusman” and hit OK
- From the main menu, go to add-ons and click on the “Package” symbol
- Select the “Install from zip file” option and click on Firestick Plusman
- A new window will open up. Click on “repository.Firestickplusman-0.1.2.zip”
- Wait for the repository to install successfully and return “Install from repository” menu
- Find FANTASTIC in the video add-ons category and Press the install button
- Enjoy watching free movies/TV shows, once again!
The Hollywood industry has been at war with illegal streaming platforms for quite some time now. The anti-piracy alliance supported by a variety of UK and US movie studios, ensured the shutting down of popular extensions like Exodus, Genesis, and Phoenix. After their demise, many Kodi users turned to Covenant for watching their favorite movies/TV shows. However, according to recent news, the anti-piracy alliance has given another serious blow to third-party Kodi add-ons: Covenant has officially SHUT DOWN!
Let us take a moment of silence for our fallen warrior… We will miss you Covenant, your efforts will always be remembered to all us freebies. You probably must be wondering: how did we get here? Well, so far all we know is that “The Alpha” reportedly received a hand delivered letter to their UK Home, which denounced that six major United States film studios will take strict legal action, if the repositories handled by the developers were not shut down. Below is a copy of the letter:
Soon after receiving the letter, Sportie, Bennu, Covenant, and the entire Colossal repository were deleted. This means, you no longer will be able to access the extensions or use it for streaming popular TV shows/movies. It is hard to understand how the add-on was traced back to the developer. We have reason to believe that identity was put at risk, after posting a GoFundMe campaign for an unrelated charitable cause. Below is a tweet from the legend himself:
Sorry to say but I am stopping all development of the urlresolver, metahandler, and my other addons. I am not responsible for covenant and bennu but colossus has agreed to delete the repo too.
— jsergio123 (@jsergio123) November 15, 2017
Best Covenant Kodi Alternatives
The news although saddening reveals that using Kodi is getting increasingly riskier. Add-ons keep shutting down, but that will not stop us freebies from watching what we want to, right? Therefore, subscribe to a high protection Kodi VPN service and consider using these official Kodi plug-ins for streaming movies/TV shows, sports, and live channels on your device (at least for now):
- iPlayer WWW
- Fox Sports Go
Wrapping Things Up
This is certainly a very sad day for Kodi users. Not only the Colossus Repository has come to an end, but the anti-piracy alliance has also taken down Covenant and Bennu with it. We can only hope that third-party developers come up with a solid solution for making Kodi fans happy again. Until then, stay tuned for more updates. Feel free to drop a comment below sharing your grief 🙁