One of our most popular (and longest running) Kodi addons is not for watching movies or TV shows, but for watching live high definition live webcam footage! Thanks to the EarthCam network, you can visit New York, Paris, Tokyo (or anywhere else) at the touch of a button. Many of the live cams provide audio as well, so you really get a feeling for what it’s like being there. We thought that the Times Square footage is particularly cool for New Year’s Eve, but maybe you’d prefer to get some sun and visit a beach in the Philippines? Don’t forget your sunscreen and start stirring your mimosas!
The easiest way to install the Earthcam addon for Kodi would be to use our Indigo tool. Using Indigo to install Earthcam will ensure that live stream support is automatically enabled within Kodi, otherwise you would have had to enable it manually. We’ve been using Earthcam for years and absolutely love it, however it should be noted that sometimes certain feeds work better than others, so play around and see what your favourite place to visit might be. Earthcam and Kodi bring couchsurfing to the next level. Please follow the guide below, which will walk you through installing the latest version of Indigo, followed by the Earthcam addon itself.
Step 1: Click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar within Kodi.
Step 2: Select the little box icon at the top left corner of the Kodi interface.
Step 3: Choose the Install from zip file function.
Step 4: Select the fusionco (or fusion) server folder. If yours isn’t working, you probably haven’t configure our new Fusion Installer and are still using the old version.
Step 5: Select the begin-here folder.
Step 6: Click on the plugin.program.indigo-3.0.2.zip file.
Step 7: Return to the previous menu and launch Indigo from Program add-ons for the first time.
Step 8: Select the Addon Installer menu.
Step 9: Choose the Search by: Addon/Author function.
Step 10: Input earthcam using the on-screen keyboard, then click on the OK button.
Step 11: Select the EarthCam addon from the search results.
Step 12: Click on the Install button to proceed with the EarthCam Kodi addon installation.
Step 13: Wait a few seconds, then press the Restart button once prompted.
Step 14: Click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar once again.
Step 15: Launch the EarthCam Kodi addon for the first time.
Step 16: Select the Featured Cams category.
Step 17: Choose the Times Square 4K, New York option.
Step 18: Click on the Times Square 4K feed.
Step 19: Enjoy! This is really as close as you can get without actually being there.
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