It seems that many of our newer users have been going around installing every Kodi addon they find, many of which they have no need for whatsoever. It might not seem like a problem, but installing too many Kodi addons will definitely result in major performance degradation over time. It is for this reason that we highly recommend that you do your research before going ahead and installing every addon you find, and immediately uninstall addons which you don’t plan on using in the future.
Assuming your device doesn’t have unlimited free space (there’s no such thing), the more addons you install, the quicker your device’s available space will fill up, leaving less and less room for functionality necessary for streaming to operate. If you don’t leave enough free space for Kodi to pre-download or buffer content as you’re watching it, you’ll experience freezing and other nuissances that could easily be avoided.
If you have ten addons installed, which have updated ten times each, you basically have the equivalent of one hundred addons installed, since each time an addon updates it keeps an archive of the addon update file on your system. It is quite common for third party Kodi addons to update on a weekly basis, so your system will be flooded in no time if you install too many addons unnecessarily.
Basically what we’re trying to say is that you should only download the Kodi addons that you need, and if you decide you no longer need one, go ahead and uninstall it in order to avoid your device’s memory from clogging up like an old drain pipe. You’ll find many of the most popular (and functional) addons listed within our Addon Library under the Featured Addons category.
If you feel that you’ve already clogged up your Kodi configuration with too much garbage, there are a few options. Those of you who really have a lot of nonsense installed and suffer from weak performance are encouraged to run our Indigo tool’s Fresh Start function which will restore Kodi back to its default factory state. You’ll then be able to reconfigure Kodi the right way, with precisely what you need, nothing more, nothing less.
If you’d like to simply speed up Kodi a bit, while clearing up some free space, it would be a good idea to run the Clear Cache, and Purge Packages function using our Indigo tool’s Maintenance Tool section. You’ll probably want to do this at least once every few months in order to ensure the best possible performance out of your Kodi device far into the future.