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This 4th of July: Give the Gift of Kodi to Friends, Loved Ones, Neighbours

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Today’s the 4th of July, the day of American independence. Normally we’d hope that our fans would be outdoors enjoying the summer, but with record high temperatures perhaps an indoor activity (like installing Kodi for friends) might be more comfortable. Those of you who have kept up with our platform over the past year know that things are running smoother than ever, with the seeds of a less centralized Kodi community having been recently planted. And if you’re not totally in the know when it comes to the latest Kodi addons, this guide should walk you through every step of the way.

Installing Kodi is really a three part process. First, you’ll need to download the standard version of Kodi which does not ship with any third party addons by default. Next, we’ll walk you through configuring the TV ADDONS basics, needed to commence your journey to the world of unofficial Kodi addons. And lastly, we’ll show you how to use our Git Browser tool which allows you to connect directly to independent developers so that you’ll be able to install any Kodi addon you’d like, regardless of whether we approve or not. The whole thing shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes!

Before we get started, we’d like to point out the following guides which might be useful to certain users:

Step-by-Step Guide to Download Kodi and Unrestricted Kodi Addons

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Part 1 Download Kodi 17.6 Krypton

Windows | Mac | Android (Google Play) | Android (Sideload) | Amazon Fire TV | NVIDIA Shield TV | Xiaomi Mi Box | Raspberry Pi (OSMC) | Raspberry Pi (LibreELEC) | Apple TV 4 | iPad or iPhone | iPad or iPhone (Jailbroken) | Xbox One (Unstable)


Part 2 Add the Fusion Installer Source

This is your gateway to the world of unofficial Kodi addons!

Step 1: Navigate to the little settings cogwheel at the top left corner of the Kodi interface.

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Step 2: Click on the File manager icon at the bottom right.

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Step 3: Select the Add source function.

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Step 4: Click on the top text inbox field which displays <None> by default, under the Enter the paths or browse for the media locations heading.

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Step 5: Using the on-screen keyboard, input http://fusion.tvaddons.co and then press the OK button.

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Step 6: Click on the lower text input field, under the Enter a name for this media source heading.

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Step 7: Using the on-screen keyboard, input fusionco and then click on the OK button.

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Step 8: Click on the OK button at the bottom of the window to save the new Fusion Installer file manager source.

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Step 9: Return to the main Kodi interface at this point.

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Part 3 Install the Indigo Tool

Indigo is like a Swiss Army Knife for Kodi, use it to install Kodi addons we index, and more!

Step 10: Click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar.

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Step 11: Navigate to the little box icon at the top left corner of the Kodi Add-ons interface.

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Step 12: Choose the Install from zip file function.

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Step 13: If you’re prompted by an unknown sources notice, click on the Settings button. Otherwise, skip to Step 17 of this guide.

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Step 14: Click on the Unknown sources field.

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Step 15: Click on the Yes button to proceed.

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Step 16: Return to the previous menu by pressing the back button once unknown sources are enabled.

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Step 17: Click on the Install from zip file function once again.

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Step 18: Select the fusionco folder from the listing.

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Step 19: Choose the begin-here folder at this point.

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Step 20: Click on the plugin.program.indigo-4.0.3.zip file and then wait about a minute for it to install to your device.

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Step 21: Return to the previous Add-ons menu, then launch the Indigo tool.
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Step 22: Wait a few seconds for the Indigo tool to initiate for the first time.

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Part 4 Git Browser for Kodi Addons

Git Browser allows you to connect directly with unofficial Kodi addon developers, regardless of whether we approve of them or not. If you’re having trouble figuring out which GitHub Usernames to lookup, a Google search for “GitHub Usernames Kodi” should do the trick!

Step 23: Select the Addon Installer menu within the Indigo tool.

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Step 24: Click on the Git Browser function at the top of the list.

The Git Browser is currently the most popular method of Kodi addon installation, allowing for access to unrestricted Kodi addons by connecting you directly to independent addon developers’ GiHub repositories. This is the only method of installing Kodi addons which we do not index.

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Step 25: Press the Yes button when prompted to download the Git Browser addon.

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Step 26: Wait a few seconds for the Git Browser plugin to download.

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Step 27: Click on the Git Browser function once again.

The Git Browser is currently the most popular method of Kodi addon installation, allowing for access to unrestricted Kodi addons by connecting you directly to independent addon developers’ GiHub repositories. This is the only method of installing Kodi addons which we do not index.

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Step 28: After reading, press the back button to dismiss the Git Browser instructions.

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Step 29: Select the Search by GitHub Username function.

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Step 30: Click on the *** New Search *** function.

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Step 31: Using the on-screen keyboard, input the GitHub username of the developer from whom you wish to download your first Kodi addon, then press the OK button.

If you’re having trouble figuring out which GitHub Usernames to lookup, a Google search for “GitHub Usernames Kodi” should do the trick!

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Step 32: Click on the repository ZIP file at the top of the listing to install the developer’s repository. It should look something like repository.mhancoc7.public-0.1.2.zip usually naming the developer.

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Step 33: Click on the Install button to proceed with the repository installation.

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Step 34: Wait a few seconds for the repository to download and extract.

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Step 35: Press the Continue button once prompted.

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Step 36: Select the Kodi addon ZIP file you wish to install. It should look something like plugin.video.ustv.catchup-0.2.3.zip or what not.

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Step 37: Click on the Install button to proceed with the Kodi addon installatiion.

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Step 38: Wait a few seconds for the Kodi addon to download and extract.

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Step 39: Click on the Restart button once you’re done installing your desired Kodi addons.

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Part 5 Launching Kodi Add-ons

This part should be fairly straight forward. Pick your addon, select what you wish to watch, choose a streaming source if applicable.

Step 40: Once you’ve restarted Kodi, click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar.

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Step 41: Launch your newly installed Kodi addons from within the Video add-ons category.

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Now that you’re done, go outside and get a bit more sun before you come back in and spend the rest of the night watching TV. We’re curious which Kodi addons you’ve installed, so please let us know in the comments below! If you enjoyed this walk through, be sure to share this guide with your friends, loved ones, neighbours and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Have a Question? Visit our Discussion Forums Today! There's always someone who's eager to be of assistance. Praise is always appreciated as well.

Please remember that our community is supported entirely by volunteers, developers are not paid and updates to their Kodi addons are made during their free time.