You may have heard of Kodi through a friend, neighbour or coworker – or perhaps read about us getting sued in the news. Kodi is an open source media player that supports plugins known as Kodi addons, which offer extended functionality.
The most popular Kodi addons are unofficial, meaning they have no connection to the core development of Kodi. Developers from around the world create Kodi addons which can be used to scrape content from online sources and play them directly on your TV.
Using the right Kodi addons, you can turn online streaming web sites into a Netflix-style experience. Simple, one click play. No popups, no ads, no malware! Continue reading below to learn how-to get started with Kodi in 15 minutes or less.
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How-To Install Kodi Addons
This guide will walk you through every step of the way, follow carefully and you’ll have no problem at all.
Part 1: Download Kodi
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- Kodi for Android
- Kodi for iPhone or iPad
- Kodi for Android TV
- Kodi for Amazon Fire TV
- Kodi for Raspberry Pi
- Kodi for Xbox One (Experimental)
Part 2: Fusion Installer
- Navigate to the little settings cogwheel at the top left corner of your Kodi setup.
- Select the File manager icon at the bottom right.
- Click on the Add source function.
- Click on the top input box that displays <None> under the Enter the paths or browse for the media locations heading.
- Input http://fusion.tvaddons.co using the on-screen keyboard, then press the OK button.
- Click on the bottom input box under the Enter a name for this media source heading.
- Input fusionco using the on-screen keyboard, then press the OK button.
- Press the OK button at the bottom of the window to save this new file source.
- Return to the main menu, the Fusion Installer configuration is complete.
Part 3: Indigo Tool
- Click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar.
- Navigate to the little box icon at the top left corner.
- Click on the Install from zip file function.
- Click on the Settings button if prompted by a security notice. This happens the first time you try to install anything unofficial.
- Click on the Unknown sources field.
- Press the Yes button to proceed.
- Return to the previous menu level.
- Click on the Install from zip file function again.
- Choose the kodi-repos folder.
- Select the english folder.
- Click on the repository.xbmchub-1.0.0.zip file towards the bottom of the list.
- Select the Install from repository function at this point.
- Choose the TVADDONS.CO Add-on Repository option.
- Select the Program add-ons category.
- Click on the Indigo addon for Kodi.
- Press the Install button at the lower right of the interface.
- Return to the main menu at this point.
Part 4: Git Browser
- Launch Indigo from the Add-ons menu within Kodi.
- Wait a few seconds for the tool to initialize.
- Navigate to the Addon Installer menu.
- Select the Git Browser menu.
- Click on the Yes button to proceed, if prompted.
- Click on the Git Browser menu once again.
- Press the back button after reading the instructions to dismiss the window.
- Choose the Search by GitHub Username function.
- Click on the *** New Search *** function.
Part 5: GitHub Usernames
Due to our ongoing legal battle against Canada’s biggest telecom companies, we’ve instituted a temporary addon policy which restricts the submission of certain Kodi addons.
If you cannot figure out which GitHub usernames to lookup on your own, there’s always Google. Searching for “GitHub Usernames for Kodi” should do the trick.
We kindly ask that you not discuss nor distribute Blacklisted Kodi Addons over our platform nor using our tools.
Part 6: Kodi Addons
- Input your desired developer’s GitHub Username using the on-screen keyboard, then press the OK button. We’re using mhancoc7 as an example.
- Select the developer’s repository first, it should look something like repository.username-1.0.0.zip or similar. In this example, repository.mhancoc7.public-0.1.2.zip is found.
- Press the Install button to proceed.
- Wait a few seconds for the Kodi repository download to process.
- Press the Continue button when prompted.
- You’ll now want to select the Kodi addon you wish to install. Addons files usually look like plugin.video.name-1.2.0.zip or similar. In this example, the file is called plugin.video.ustvnow.tva-14.8.4.zip as shown below.
- Press the Install button to proceed with the Kodi addon installation.
- Wait a minute for your desired Kodi addon to download and install.
- Press the Restart button once you’re done installing your desired Kodi addons. Kodi will need to be restarted before the addons you’ve chosen will work.
Part 7: Streaming Content
- Click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar within Kodi.
- Select the Video add-ons tab.
- Launch the Kodi addon of your choice.
- Browse or search for the title you’re looking to watch.
- Select a source, some file hosts like Openload require pairing.
- Watch and Enjoy!
That’s all for now folks! We hope that by the time you’re reading this you already have something streaming on your TV screen. Once you get the hang of things, Kodi is very easy to use. If you enjoyed this guide, please share it with your friends and family over Twitter and Facebook. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to visit our discussion forums, where someone is always eager to be of assistance.