How To Install and Use Wako App to Stream Kodi from your Phone
How To Install and Use Wako App to Stream Kodi from your Phone
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The following tutorial will provide you with step-by-step instructions to install and setup Wako App for Kodi.
Wako is a mobile app designed to work with Trakt to stream content via Kodi.
With Wako, you can browse and search Movies and TV Shows right on your phone.
After making a selection within the app, you can simply push to play preferred content directly to your TV!
Wako works with all streaming devices and is available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
The directions below will show you how to install Wako and how to set it up properly to watch content on your Kodi device.
Please make sure to read and follow all instructions to ensure the app is setup properly.
Prior to using the Wako app, you must have a working Kodi add-on installed on your device. Install your favorite addon or use the TROYPOINT Best Kodi Add-Ons list to find a reliable choice.
In the instance below, I am using Yoda to stream content. I have also enabled auto-play within the addon which allows the title to automatically play after selection instead of browsing through sources.
(At the bottom of this page is a guide that will provide you with instructions to setup auto-play within Kodi if you wish to do so)
Follow the guide below to install and setup Wako on Kodi. In this guide, I am using an iPhone XS with Kodi 18.2 installed on a Fire TV Stick 4k. However, these instructions will work on an Android phone with any version of Kodi.
You should always use a VPN to protect your identity and security when streaming free movies and TV shows with third party Kodi addons/builds such as this.
Enable Kodi Remote Control
Prior to installing and setting up Wako we must enable remote control usage within Kodi. Follow the steps below to do so:
1. Click Settings
2. Click Services
3. Under the Control Tab, click the toggle to Allow remote control via HTTP and make sure Port is set to 8080
4. Enable toggles for both Allow remote control from applications on this system and Allow remote control from applications on other systems
That’s it! We can now install Wako App on our mobile device for streaming.
How To Install & Setup Wako App
1. On your mobile device, go to your respective App Store and search for and install the Wako App
2. Open the app and login to Trakt (Or create an account if you don’t already have one)
3. When prompted, Click Yes
4. Return to app home-screen and click Settings then Click Configure Hosts
5. Click Add
6. Choose your Kodi device
7. Your host is now Saved
That’s it! Your app is now ready for streaming.
Before you use the app to control Kodi, however, we must setup the app to work with Wako.
Use the guide below to program Kodi with the Wako App.
How to Setup Kodi with Wako
Open Kodi on your preferred device. Make sure you have an add-on installed that you would like Wako to stream from.
1. Click Settings
2. Click File Manager
3. Click Add source
4. Click <None>
5. Type the following url exactly how it is listed here – https://a4k-openproject.github.io/ and click OK
6. Highlight the box under the source that you just typed in and enter a name for this media source, type a4 or any other name you would like to identify this source as and click OK
7. Click your back button on remote or keyboard until you are back on the System screen
8. Choose Add-ons
9. Click Install from zip file
10. Click a4
11. Choose repository.addons4kodi.zip
12. Wait for Addons4Kodi Repoository Add-on installed message to appear
13. Click Install from Repository
14. Choose Addons4Kodi Repository
15. Click Video add-ons
16. Choose OpenMeta
17. Click Install
18. Kodi will then prompt the message below stating “The following additional add-ons will be installed”, Click OK
19. Wait for OpenMeta Add-on installed message to appear
20. Return to Addons4Kodi Repo and click Program add-ons
21. Click OpenInfo
22. Click Install
23. When prompted, Click OK again
24. Execute setup-wizard or click No to skip
25. Wait for OpenInfo Add-on installed message to appear
26. Return to Kodi home-screen and open the OpenMeta addon
27. Click Settings
28. Within the General Tab, make sure the Players URL reads the following or input if it does not: http://bit.ly/openplayers
29. Click Total setup
30. Wait until you see OpenMeta sources setup notification
31. Click Yes if prompted to update
That’s it! With this addon setup, you can now use your Wako app to browse and play content to your Kodi device.
Follow the steps below that will show you how to use Wako to stream Movies and TV Shows right to your TV!
How To Use Wako Kodi App
Open the wako app and search for or click your desired content.
In the instance below, I am streaming Night of the Living Dead which is considered one of the Best Public Domain Movies by TROYPOINT.
After you find the title you are looking for simply select it and Click Play on Kodi:
You will notice your Addon working in the background of Kodi to find links:
Once the addon is finished browsing for sources, you can select a link OR if you have auto-play setup, the film will automatically play!
NOTE: To learn how to setup auto-play in Yoda or any other add-on, keep reading for step-by-step guide to enable this option
This will then open the film within the app where you have all controls right at your fingertips!
As you can see, this allows you the ability to pause, play, fast forward, and exit out of the Movie/TV Show along with a few other options.
Using Wako makes it easier than ever to watch your favorite content in Kodi!
How To Setup Auto-Play for Automatic Streaming
Follow these steps to enable auto-play within your preferred Kodi add-on which will eliminate the process of browsing and selecting provided links for your chosen content.
In the steps below I am using the Yoda addon, however, these steps will work for nearly all Kodi add-ons available for installation.
1- From the addon main menu Click Tools (This may also say Settings)
2- Click Settings: Playback
3- Change Default action to Auto Play
4- Click OK
Auto Play is now enabled on your Kodi device!
Wako Details & Features
Wako works with the Kodi addon to display and play content directly to your streaming device.
Users can edit the addon to their specific preferences which will elevate your streaming experience.
To use Wako properly you must have Kodi open on your streaming device. However,
I have found the addon does not need to be open and Wako can work from the Kodi home-screen.
To get the most out of Wako, I highly suggest integrating a Trakt.tv account within the app.
This will track and sync your content across all platforms and devices making your streaming experience a breeze!
How To Setup Trakt.TV on Kodi
You can also setup Providers within Wako under the Settings Tab. This will personalize the app to use only providers you add/select.
Overall, Wako is an awesome app with tons of features that will simplify your viewing experience.
Give Wako a try today and let us know what you think in the comment section below.
Warning! Protect Yourself With A VPN
Most cord-cutters use a VPN and rightfully so.
The free streaming applications, addons, and paid IPTV services that you use are usually hosted on insecure servers.
Without a VPN, your IP Address is being logged.
Your IP Address points back to your location and identity which compromises both your privacy and security.
Your current IP Address is 18.104.22.168 – When you use a VPN, your real IP address will be converted into an anonymous new one.
A VPN will provide you with an anonymous connection to the Internet.
This will prevent your Internet Service Provider, app/addon developers, government agencies, and any 3rd party from logging what you’re accessing online.
The most popular VPN among cord-cutters is IPVanish due to their blazing fast speeds and zero log policy.
Its important to use a VPN that is fast since we are streaming large HD files. Its also crucial to find one that keeps no logs of what their subscribers access while online.
Setting up IPVanish VPN on your streaming device is simple!
1Step Register for an IPVanish VPN account by clicking the link below.
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2 Step – Hover over the search icon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube and type in “Ipvanish”
You may also find the IPVanish App in the Google Play Store for those of you who are using Android TV Boxes, phones, and tablets.
3 Step – Click the IPVanish VPN option that appears.
4 Step – Click the IPVanish icon under Apps & Games.
5 Step – Click Download.
6 Step – Click Open.
7 Step – Enter your username and password to login. Your username is the email that you used to register for IPVanish service with and your password is automatically generated and emailed to you.
8 Step – Click Connect button.
9 Step – Click OK for Connection request if it appears.
10 Step – You will notice that your IP Address changes along with location of connection. You are now operating anonymously through your device.
Click the Home Button on your remote and the VPN will remain running in the background.
Congratulations! You are now protected by a VPN which means everything that you stream or access through your Firestick or Android TV Box is hidden from the rest of the world.
If you ever need to stop the VPN service, simply re-launch the application and click the DISCONNECT button.
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