Just a week ago, we released a hugely anticipated update to our Indigo tool, which included the new and improved way to install Kodi addons, directly from GitHub. We received tons of thanks and positive feedback for this monumental new function, and we are grateful to the community for that. We also received some very useful constructive criticism that enabled us to quickly fix any issues that were previously unknown to us. Software development is a process, and open source software is able to really evolve quickly when there’s a community the size of ours behind it, showing their support. Thanks to the feedback of our users, we proudly introduce you to our new standalone Git Browser for Kodi – with many fixes, along with new functions that have never been seen before!
Before we get started on explaining how to use this new tool, we’d like to say a bit about the work that went into creating this and other original Kodi addons, it’s not easy. Since the beginning, we have always been an innovator. Creating the nito Installer, the first configuration wizard, the first community file manager source, and the majority of the most popular Kodi addons (codebase of most forks) are all innovations that took countless hours of hard work and dedication by TV ADDONS developers. We do this because we love open source and sharing, and we love forks too! Please remember that our developers are not being paid, and do this for the greater good, for the users. There’s still a lot more to come, this is just the beginning. Online streaming is about to change for the better!
If you’re using Kodi 16.1 Jarvis or Below, and can’t figure it out on your own, click here for the Indigo version guide for older versions of Kodi.
Step 1: Click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar within Kodi.
Step 2: Click on the little box icon at the top left corner of the Kodi Add-ons interface.
Step 3: Select the Install from zip file function.
Step 4: If you’ve never installed a Kodi addon before, it will prompt you to allow unknown sources. Press the Settings button, otherwise skip to Step 9.
Step 5: Click on the Unknown sources setting.
Step 6: Press the Yes button when prompted to allow unknown sources.
Step 7: Press the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Step 8: Press the Install from zip file function once again.
Step 9: Select the fusionco (or fusion) server folder.
Step 10: Choose the kodi-repos category.
Step 11: Select the english folder.
Step 12: Scroll down and click on repository.xbmchub-3.0.0.zip near the bottom of the list.
Step 13: Select the Install from repository function at this point.
Step 14: Select the TVADDONS.CO Add-on Repository from the listing.
Step 15: Choose the Services category.
Step 16: Click on the Git Browser addon.
Step 17: Press the Install button at the lower right corner of the interface.
Step 18: Wait a few seconds for the Git Browser addon to download, then return to the Add-ons menu within the main Kodi interface.
Step 19: Select the Program add-ons menu from the vertical menu bar within the Add-ons section.
Step 20: Launch the Git Browser for the first time.
Step 21: Once you’ve read the short instructions, press any button to dismiss and continue.
Step 22: Select the Search by GitHub Username function. This is the best method to use for authentic results guaranteed.
Step 23: Click on the *** New Search **** function.
Step 24: Input the GitHub username of the addon developer you wish to find, then press the OK button.
Step 25: Optionally, it’s a good idea to install the developer’s repository in order to facilitate updates. In this case, the file is called repository.mhancoc7.public-0.1.2.zip however it may look different, choose whichever is most similar to the addon developer’s name. Otherwise, skip to step 27.
We’re already working on a new version that will offer the option to receive automated updates for previously installed addons.
Step 26: Press the Install button to proceed if you’re starting by installing a repository, otherwise skip this step.
Step 27: Press the Continue button if you just installed a repository, otherwise skip this step.
Step 28: Select the video addon you wish to install, in this case we’re going with plugin.video.ustv.catchup-0.2.7.zip as an example.
Step 29: Press the Install button to proceed with the Kodi addon installation.
Step 30: Wait a minute for the Kodi addon and its dependencies to download and install.
Step 31: Press the Restart button if you’re done installing your last Kodi addon for the moment.
Step 32: Relaunch Kodi and click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar.
Step 33: Launch the Kodi addon you just installed (in this case USTVcatchup) from the right side of the Add-ons interface.
Step 34: All done! Hope you got your popcorn ready.
We hope that wasn’t too difficult for you, we try to make our guides as newbie friendly as possible. Please tell us which Kodi addons you’ve installed in the comments below, and visit our discussion forums to give your feedback and find support. If you liked this and other Kodi addons we offer, please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and refer your friends, family and coworkers anytime.