SopCast and AceStream are P2P-based live streaming platforms, similar to torrents. The streaming protocols are really starting to gain in momentum. The more users using a SopCast or AceStream, the faster the speed and the better quality the stream will be. These type of P2P streams are much better than conventional live streams which always end up lagging due to lack of network resources. Since SopCast and AceStream are P2P-based, it is imperative that you use a VPN provider in order to ensure your privacy.
Please follow the guide below which will explain exactly how to install the Plexus addon, followed by the AceStream Engine. This guide is meant specifically for Android TV devices like the NVIDIA Shield TV and Xiaomi Mi Box, but should be the same for any other Android based TV boxes that use the Leanback Launcher interface. See this guide for Amazon Fire TV. Once you’ve got Plexus and the AceStream Engine running, you’ll need to do a Google search for the term “AceStream Search” in order to find updated AceStream links which are called hashes. It would also be a good idea to search for SopCast and AceStream streams on Reddit.
Part 1: Installing the Plexus Kodi Addon
Step 1: Navigate to the Add-ons tab from the left side vertical menu within Kodi.
Step 2: Click on the little box icon at the top left corner of the Kodi interface.
Step 3: Click on the Install from repository function.
Step 4: Select the TVADDONS.CO Add-on Repository option.
Step 5: Select the Program add-ons category.
Step 6: Choose the Plexus addon from the listing.
Step 7: Click on the Install button at the lower right of the window.
Step 8: Once the download is complete, return to the previous Add-ons menu in Kodi.
Step 9: Select the Program add-ons category from the left side vertical menu bar.
Step 10: Launch the Plexus Kodi addon for the first time.
Step 11: Click on the No button when asked if you want to use an external application/player.
Step 12: Click on the OK button when it says “Sopcast: All done successfully!”
Step 13: Click Yes when prompted to download the AceStream Engine.
Step 14: Wait a few seconds for the download to complete, then press the OK button when prompted.
Step 15: Click on the OK button again once prompted by the troubleshooting options notice.
Step 16: Press the OK button again once the success message is displayed.
Step 17: Return to the Kodi home screen and click on the Power icon at the top left corner.
Step 18: Click on the Exit button at this point.
Part 2: Installing the AceStream Engine
Step 19: Launch the ES File Explorer application.
Step 20: Click on the Local tab on the left side vertical menu bar.
Step 21: Select the Download tab.
Step 22: Click on the AceStream-126.96.36.199-2in1.apk icon on the right side of the window.
Step 23: Click on the Install button.
Step 24: If prompted by an unknown apps warning, click on the SETTINGS button. Otherwise, skip to Step 30 below.
Step 25: Click on the Unknown sources field.
Step 26: Click on the OK button to allow unknown sources.
Step 27: Click on the Back button of your remote to return to the ES File Explorer application.
Step 28: Click on the AceStream-188.8.131.52-2in1.apk icon again.
Step 29: Click on the Install button again.
Step 30: Click on the INSTALL button at the bottom of the prompt.
Step 31: Wait a few seconds for the Ace Stream Engine to install.
Step 32: Click on the DONE button at the bottom of the prompt, then return to your Android TV launcher main menu.
Part 3: Starting the AceStream Engine
Step 33: Navigate to the Settings icon at the bottom of your Android TV launcher main menu.
Step 34: Click on the Apps tab.
Step 35: Select the Ace Stream Engine app.
Step 36: Click on the Open button.
Step 37: Return to the Android TV launcher main menu once the Ace Stream Engline is launched and displays the “Start succeed” message.
Part 4: Playing AceStream Links in Kodi
Step 38: Launch Kodi once again.
Step 39: Select the Add-ons tab from the left side vertical menu bar.
Step 40: Choose the Program add-ons category.
Step 41: Launch the Plexus Kodi addon.
Step 42: Click on the AceStream: Play Acestream hash / Torrent URI function.
Step 43: Input the Acestream hash using the on-screen keyboard, then press the OK button.
Step 44: Watch and Enjoy! Sometimes the stream you try might not work, if that’s the case just try another one.
We highly suggest searching for AceStream and SopCast streams on Reddit, there seems to be quite the community there. We know it might be a hassle to type in those long hashes, but the reliability and quality you’ll get is certainly worthwhile. The more experience you get in searching for AceStream and SopCast streams, the easier it’ll be. We’re going to have a guide for installing AceStream to the Fire TV posted shortly as well.