Home Download Kodi Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene!...

Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

980
SHARE

Did you hear about Kodi through the grapevine and think to yourself “what the heck is a Kodi?” If you did, this guide is for you! Kodi is an open source media player (open source means that the code is public, and people can alter it as they wish). Kodi itself is officially intended to be used for the purpose of organizing and playing your own media files. Kodi kodi icon 150x150 - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)developers do not get paid for their work, and the project is governed by an American non profit organization known as the XBMC Foundation.

Kodi addons however, are not part of the intended official use of Kodi, despite the fact that the addons are what Kodi is most widely known for. Kodi addons are independently developed and are mostly used to “scrape” online content from different dummies guy 150x150 - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)streaming web sites, and format it to be displayed through a Netflix style interface. There are thousands of Kodi addons currently available for installation, each serves a different purpose and gives access to different content, ranging from movies and television, to foreign language content and more.

We’re now going to walk you through the entire Kodi setup and Kodi addon configuration. It might seem long but it should only take about ten to twelve minutes from top to bottom. Please follow the instructions below carefully and you’ll be watching your favourite shows through Kodi in no time at all…

Before Proceeding

Android Users: Those of you who are running older devices or cheap Android boxes might run into some trouble. Kodi 17.6 Krypton requires Android 5.0 or higher to run. If your device doesn’t support Android 5.0, you’ll need to buy a new Android TV box in order to continue to enjoy Kodi. Alternatively, you could try FTMC.

Apple TV 2 Users: Even though the last two versions of Kodi didn’t support the Apple TV 2, the device still seemed to work alright. This will no longer be the case moving forward, without HTTPS or HD support it’ll be next to useless, it’s time to purchase a new Android TV box.

United Kingdom Users: It will be necessary to disable certain router security settings before continuing, we’d also highly recommend using a VPN Provider to circumvent site blocking.


Help Us Keep the Lights On

donate credit - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton) donate bitcoin - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)


Part 1 Download Kodi 17.6 Krypton

All you have to do in this step is download the Kodi installer below and then install the same way you would any other app.

kodi logo - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Kodi 17.6 Krypton for Windows

Kodi 17.6 Krypton for Mac

Kodi 17.6 Krypton for Android (Google Play)

Kodi 17.6 Krypton for Android (Sideload)

Kodi 17.6 Krypton for Amazon Fire TV

Kodi 17.6 Krypton for NVIDIA Shield TV

Kodi 17.6 Krypton for Xiaomi Mi Box

OSMC for Raspberry Pi

LibreELEC for Raspberry Pi

Kodi 17.6 for Apple TV 4

Kodi 17.6 for iPad or iPhone

Kodi 17.6 for iPad or iPhone (Jailbroken)

Kodi 18 Alpha for Xbox One (Unstable)

Mac Users: If you get an unknown developer error when trying to launch Kodi for the first time, simply navigate to your computer’s System Preferences, followed by the Security & Privacy tab and press the Open Anyway button.

United Kingdom Users: It will be necessary to disable certain router security settings before continuing, we’d also highly recommend using a VPN Provider to circumvent site blocking.


Part 2 Add the Fusion Installer Source

The Fusion Installer is the bridge between Kodi and the world of unofficial Kodi addons, it’s the first thing every Kodi addon user needs.

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

Screen Shot 2017 08 08 at 4.29.23 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 2: Click on the File manager icon.

Screen Shot 2017 08 08 at 4.29.43 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 3: Click on the Add source function.

Screen Shot 2017 08 08 at 4.29.45 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 4: Click on the top input field that displays <None> under the Enter the paths or beowse for the media locations heading.

Screen Shot 2017 08 08 at 4.29.47 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 5: Input the following using the on-screen keyboard and then press the OK button:

http://fusion.tvaddons.co

Screen Shot 2017 08 08 at 4.30.00 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 6: Click on the bottom input box under the Enter a name for this media source heading.

Screen Shot 2017 08 08 at 4.30.03 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 7: Input fusionco (or fusion) using the on-screen keyboard and then press the OK button again.

Screen Shot 2017 08 08 at 4.30.05 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 8: Click on the OK button at the bottom of the window, then Return to the Kodi home screen.

Screen Shot 2017 08 08 at 4.30.07 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)


Part 3 Install the Indigo Tool

The Indigo tool is the key to jumpstart your Kodi addon experience. It allows you to install any Kodi addon you’d like, automatically configure Kodi, or even reset Kodi should you ever wish.

Step 1: Click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar within Kodi.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.06.39 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 2: Click on the little box icon at the top left corner of the Kodi Add-ons interface.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.06.42 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 3: Select the Install from zip file function.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.06.46 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

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.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.06.49 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 5: Click on the Unknown sources setting.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.06.52 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 6: Press the Yes button when prompted to allow unknown sources.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.06.54 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 7: Press the Back button to return to the previous menu.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.06.56 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 8: Press the Install from zip file function once again.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.07.11 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 9: Select the fusionco (or fusion) server folder.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.07.13 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 10: Choose the begin-here folder.

Screen Shot 2017 07 31 at 2.00.56 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 11: Click on the plugin.program.indigo-4.0.3.zip file.

Screen Shot 2017 07 31 at 2.01.03 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 12: Return back one level to the Add-ons menu.

Screen Shot 2017 07 31 at 2.04.22 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)


Part 4 Git Browser for Kodi Addons

We’re now going to walk you through the new (and improved) method of Kodi addon installation. The Git Browser allows you to install unrestricted Kodi addons directly from their developers.

Beware of Unsafe Forks: Consult This List of Malwarebytes Tested Addons

Step 1: Launch the Indigo tool from the right side of the Add-ons menu interface.

Screen Shot 2018 01 20 at 2.29.33 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 2: Select the Addon Installer menu.

Screen Shot 2018 01 20 at 2.29.37 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 3: Choose the Git Browser feature.

Screen Shot 2018 01 20 at 2.29.40 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 4: Once you’ve read the short instructions, press any button to dismiss and continue.

Screen Shot 2018 02 02 at 10.34.37 AM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 5: Select the Search by GitHub Username function. This is the best method to use for authentic results guaranteed.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.40.21 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 6: Click on the *** New Search **** function.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.40.24 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 7: Input the GitHub username of the addon developer you wish to find, then press the OK button.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.40.38 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 8: 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.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.40.59 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 9: Press the Install button to proceed if you’re starting by installing a repository, otherwise skip this step.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.41.02 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 10: Press the Continue button if you just installed a repository, otherwise skip this step.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.41.07 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 11: 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.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.41.11 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 12: Press the Install button to proceed with the Kodi addon installation.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.41.15 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 13: Wait a minute for the Kodi addon and its dependencies to download and install.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.41.25 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 14: Press the Restart button if you’re done installing your last Kodi addon for the moment.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.41.31 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 15: Relaunch Kodi and click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.42.35 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 16: Launch the Kodi addon you just installed (in this case USTVcatchup) from the right side of the Add-ons interface.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.42.40 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 17: All done! Hope you got your popcorn ready.

Screen Shot 2018 02 01 at 3.42.53 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)


Optional Part 5 Configuring Debrid Services

Debrid services are basically shared pools of premium cyberlocker accounts for which you signup to one service in order to gain access to dozens of premium host accounts. This will give you access to substantially more reliable HD streaming, more HD sources, and eliminate buffering.

Signup to the paid debrid service of your choice before continuing:

Real-Debrid

Premiumize

Step 1: Navigate to the settings cogwheel at the top left of the Kodi home screen.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 4.46.59 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 2: Select the System settings menu.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 4.47.02 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 3: Highlight the settings level at the bottom left of the screen that displays Basic by default.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 4.47.06 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 4: Click on the settings level button until Advanced is displayed.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 4.47.09 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 5: Navigate to the Add-ons menu tab.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 4.47.13 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 6: Click on the Manage dependencies function.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 4.47.16 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 7: Select the URLResolver dependency towards the bottom of the listing.

If you see ResolveURL on the list, you’ll want to complete Part 5 of this guide for that dependency as well.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 4.47.24 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 8: Click on the Configure icon at the bottom of the screen.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 4.47.30 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 9: Navigate to the Universal Resolvers tab.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 4.47.39 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 10: Scroll down to the debrid service of your choice (we’re using Real-Debrid for this example), and then click on the Priority field that displays 100 by default.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 4.47.57 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 11: Use the Backspace button to clear the current setting level, and then input 95 and press the Done button.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 4.48.02 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 12: If you’re configuring Real-Debrid, you’ll now want to press the OK button at the top right of the window in order to save the priority level setting before continuing.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 5.04.33 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 13: Click on the Configure button once again.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 5.04.36 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 14: Select the Universal Resolvers tab once again.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 4.47.39 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 15: Once again, scroll down to the debrid service of your choice. If you’re using Real-Debrid, click on the (Re)Authorize My Account button, for Premiumize input your login details and then click on the OK button at the top right of the window.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 5.04.49 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 16: If you’re using Real-Debrid, you should follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account authorization process. You’ll want to visit the link using your computer’s web browser.

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 5.04.53 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 17: You’re done! Once completed, you’ll see a quick message display saying Real-Debrid Resolver Authorized at the top right of your screen. Kodi will now automatically use your debrid service when available, giving you access to way more HD sources and less buffering. Return to your Kodi home screen and enjoy!

Screen Shot 2017 03 12 at 5.05.22 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)


Part 6 Launching Kodi Add-ons

The most popular Kodi addons right now are probably USTVnow Plus and FilmOn Simple. There are many others installed that you might find interesting as well, so explore away!

Step 1: Click on the Add-ons menu tab on the vertical menu bar.

Screen Shot 2017 07 31 at 2.05.47 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 2: Select the Video add-ons tab on the vertical menu bar.

Screen Shot 2017 07 31 at 2.05.52 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Step 3: Click on any Kodi addon to launch it.

Screen Shot 2017 07 31 at 2.06.02 PM - Kodi for Dummies: Kodi Addons Setup for the Average Joe, or Jolene! (17.6 Krypton)

Now that you have Kodi installed and operational, what are you going to watch today? Please remember to forward this page to anyone you feel would enjoy Kodi addons as much as the rest of us. Please remember, developers are volunteers and are not paid, we’re all about sharing and paying it forward.

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 made to their addons are made during their free time.