Just because they’re official, doesn’t mean they’re boring. In fact, the official Kodi repository contains dozens of useful Kodi addons that are sure to bring you limitless hours of entertainment. Kodi is extremely picky about which addons make it into their repository, and as such most developers choose to develop independently without being restricted by rules surrounding update frequency, code structure and content.
We’ve gone through the official Kodi addon repository carefully, and have selected what we believe to be the most useful Kodi addons for the greatest number of people. Some of the Kodi addons below might not interest you at all, just ignore them and embrace the ones that suit your needs. While installing any of the Kodi addons below, take note of other availabilities which may be to your liking.
Installation Instructions: Add-ons -> Download -> Install from repository -> Kodi Add-on repository -> Video add-ons -> Addon name -> Install.
BEST “OFFICIAL” KODI ADD-ONS
(in alphabetical order)
Cable News Network is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T’s WarnerMedia. CNN was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner as a 24-hour cable news channel. CNN for Kodi developed by Lunatixz.
DAZN (pronounced “Da Zone”) is a paid subscription video streaming service. It is dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand streaming of events from various properties. DAZN first launched in Austria, Germany, Japan, and Switzerland in August 2016, and in Canada the following year. DAZN for Kodi is developed by jin.
FilmRise is a film acquisition and distribution company headed by producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher, and Alan Klingenstein. Danny and Jack Fisher were the founders of the film and television company City Lights Media. FilmRise for Kodi developed by Lunatixz.
#4 Food Network
Food Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Television Food Network, G.P., a joint venture and general partnership between Discovery Inc. and the Tribune Company. Food Network for Kodi developed by t1m.
#5 Fox News
Fox News is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. The channel broadcasts primarily from studios at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York City. Fox News for Kodi developed by t1m and divingmule.
#7 iPlayer WWW
BBC iPlayer is an internet streaming, catchup, television and radio service from the BBC. The service is available on a wide range of devices, including mobile phones and tablets, personal computers, and smart televisions. iPlayer WWW for Kodi developed by CaptainT, Cas, ihurst and primaeval.
#8 Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan with a goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. The organization produces short lessons in the form of YouTube videos. Khan Academy for Kodi developed by jbel.
LiveLeak is a video sharing website located in London, United Kingdom that lets users post and share videos. It aims to take reality footage, politics, war, and other world events and combine them with the power of citizen journalism. Hayden Hewitt of Manchester is the only public member of LiveLeak’s founding team.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. Nasa for Kodi developed by Tristan Fischer.
#11 PBS Kids
PBS Kids is an American digital broadcast and online television network operated by the Public Broadcasting Service. The network features a broad mix of live-action and animated children’s programs distributed to PBS by independent companies and select member stations, which are designed for improving the early literacy, math, and social-emotional skills of young children. PBS Kids for Kodi developed by t1m.
Plex is a client-server media player system and software suite comprising two main components. The Plex Media Server desktop application runs on Windows, macOS and Linux-compatibles including some types of NAS devices. Plex for Kodi is developed by the official Plex team.
Pluto TV is an Internet-based TV platform operated by Pluto Inc. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Los Angeles, California. The company currently has more than 75 content partners, over 100 free channels, and reaches over 6 million monthly active users. Pluto.TV for Kodi deeveloped by Lunatixz.
Popcornflix was conceived in July 2010, and went into live beta in March 2011. The site primarily streams independent feature films, many of which come from Screen Media’s library. The service is currently accessible in the United States and Canada, with plans to launch in more territories in the future. Popcornflix for Kodi developed by t1m.
#15 TED Talks
TED Talks is a media organization that posts talks online for free distribution, under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TED’s early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its Silicon Valley origins, but it has since broadened its focus to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic topics. TED Talks for Kodi developed by Skipmode A1, moreginger, rwparris2.
Since January 2007, TDF has been curating awesome documentaries and it’s been a host to a vibrant community of people who’re making this place even more interesting. As of now there are more than 3,000 documentaries published on TDF (most of them are full length docs), organized in 25 different categories. Top Documentary Films for Kodi is developed by Damon Toumbourou.
#17 TV Ontario Kids
TVOKids is a Canadian children’s programming block seen daily on TV Ontario, the public educational television network for the province of Ontario, Canada. TVOKids is Canada’s most trusted and most educational media brand for kids providing programs, games and apps. TV Ontario for Kodi developed by t1m.
Udacity began as an experiment in online learning, when Stanford instructors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig elected to offer their “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course online to anyone, for free. Over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries enrolled. Udacity for Kodi is developed by Lex Toumbourou.
Vice is a digital media and broadcasting company. Vice consists of youth and young adult–focused digital media, including online content verticals and related web series, the news division Vice News, a film production studio, and a record label among other properties. Vice for Kodi is developed by Damon Toumbourou.
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