GitHub is a massively popular software development platform. It is home to millions of development projects including Airbnb, IBM, Facebook Google, and NASA – as well every Kodi addon ever developed. Using our new Git Browser (within our Indigo tool) will give you the ability to easily install any Kodi addon, directly from its developer’s own GitHub repository. From the people who brought you the Fusion Installer, the Configuration Wizard, and countless others firsts – this is the new and improved way to install Kodi addons.
Behind us are the days where you were restricted to Kodi addons made available through our Fusion Installer or clones. Not only does the Git Browser give users more choice, it empowers independent developers. Now developers can more easily distribute their addons to the masses. Aligning themselves with a particular group or community to facilitate addon distribution will no longer be necessary. We hope to see developers and blogs more readily advertise their GitHub usernames. Welcome to a new age in Kodi addon development!
If you’re using Kodi 16.1 Jarvis or Below, click here for the Git Browser guide for older versions of Kodi.
Step 1: Click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar within Kodi.
Step 2: Launch the Indigo tool from the right side of the Add-ons menu interface.
Step 3: Select the Addon Installer menu.
Step 4: Choose the Git Browser feature.
Step 5: Once you’ve read the short instructions, press any button to dismiss and continue.
Step 6: Select the Search by GitHub Username function. This is the best method to use for authentic results guaranteed.
Step 7: Click on the *** New Search **** function.
Step 8: Input the GitHub username of the addon developer you wish to find, then press the OK button.
Step 9: 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 10: Press the Install button to proceed if you’re starting by installing a repository, otherwise skip this step.
Step 11: Press the Continue button if you just installed a repository, otherwise skip this step.
Step 12: 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 13: Press the Install button to proceed with the Kodi addon installation.
Step 14: Wait a minute for the Kodi addon and its dependencies to download and install.
Step 15: Press the Restart button if you’re done installing your last Kodi addon for the moment.
Step 16: Relaunch Kodi and click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar.
Step 17: Launch the Kodi addon you just installed by clicking on its icon on the right side of the Add-ons menu interface!
We hope that you’re impressed, it took us quite a while to perfect this feature with the intention of empowering the Kodi addon development community. We want new people to be inspired to give Kodi addon development a try, on their own terms. If you’re pleased with our new Git Browser, please be sure to share this post on Facebook, Twitter and anywhere else you’d like. This is just the beginning, there are many big things to come. Thank you for being a part of our communithy.