It seems that there has been a bit of confusion surrounding the topic of debrid services, and what exactly they do and don’t do. Services such as Real-Debrid and Premiumize allow for users to gain access to a sort of community pool of premium video streaming sources, without actually needing to signup to each one manually. Debrid services provide access to faster sources and less buffering.
Once you configure a debrid service within Kodi, you’ll get access to the premium hosts that your debrid service offers, different debrid services give access to different premium hosts. It is important to understand that these debrid services aren’t hosts, they simply act as a proxy, bridge, or passthrough between your system and the host’s premium service.
It will give you access to certain hosts that wouldn’t even previously show up on the source list because they don’t provide free service. You’ll find that many of these services are faster, because they only provide service to authorized users, and not the entire internet. Examples of this are File Factory and RapidGator.
It will also give you access to the premium version of certain free services, meaning faster streaming through the hosts you’re already accustomed to using. It will mean more reliable, faster streaming to hosts you couldn’t previously use because of excess buffering. Examples of this are MovShare and NowVideo.
Remember that these debrid services have nothing to do with the video quality being less than reported by the addon, that is likely an issue with the site that indexes the links that power the addon, generally because the site has mislabled the quality of the links in the first place. Some debrid services also provide a variety of other features such as cloud torrenting and VPN.
Now that you know the story, which debrid service will you use?