This process can theoretically be used to install individual addons as well, but we warn against it due to compatibility issues! Lately we’ve been hearing a lot of people asking about how to install certain repositories since many have been temporarily removed from our Fusion Installer server. We’ve seen a lot of Fusion Installer clones (the middleman) pop up, but the integrity of most are questionable, and we’d like to show you a better way. It should be noted that this method is best for repositories and not for addons themselves. Once you’ve installed the repository, which is necessary to receive future addon updates, you’ll then be able to use the standard Kodi system to install the addons themselves.
It is important to distinguish the difference between a “GitHub repository” and a “Kodi addon repository.” GitHub repositories are simply hosting accounts for open source code. Many Kodi addons are hosted within GitHub repositories which don’t have the requirements to be called Kodi addon repositories. Kodi addon repositories can be hosted anywhere, but are structured in a way that can be read by Kodi, as well as push code updates. In order to install a Kodi addon repository, you’ll need to find the web link to a ZIP file that looks something like this: repository.xbmchub-3.0.0.zip.
Part 1: Finding the Repository ZIP File Link
GitHub is the biggest site for open source code developers, so it’s a good place to start. Alternatively, you can look on Google, and instead of downloading the repository, right-click and use the Copy Link Location function and then paste that into a Notepad file to get the repository’s web link.
Step 1: Navigate to the GitHub web site using your computer’s web browser.
Step 2: Search for kodi repository or for the name of a specific addon or developer.
Step 3: Select your desired repository from the search results.
Step 4: This step could be different bit depending on how the repository is structured. You’ll either want to look for a folder that says zips or for the folder that is called repository.example (example being replaced by the name of the repository).
Step 5: Once you’re in the folder that contains the addon ZIP files, look for the folder called repository.example (obviously switching example with the repo’s name). This step might not be necessary depending on how the repositiory is structured.
Step 6: Select the latest version of the desired repository from the listing.
Step 7: Right-Click on the Download button.
Step 8: Click on the Copy Link or Copy Link Location function.
Step 9: Open a new Notepad file, and Paste the link you just copied. This is the web link to the repository ZIP file, which you’ll need in a few steps.
Part 2: Installing Repositories from Online Sources
Once you’ve found the web link for the repository ZIP file, the rest of the process is fairly simple. First you’ll use our Indigo tool to download and install the repository, then use Kodi’s built-in addon system to enable the Kodi addons you desire.
Step 10: Click on the Add-ons tab from the sidebar within Kodi.
Step 11: Select the Program add-ons category.
Step 12: Launch the Indigo tool from the listing.
Step 13: Select the Addon Installer menu.
Step 14: Click on the Install ZIP from Online Link function at the bottom.
Step 15: Input the repository ZIP file address that you found earlier in Step 9 of this guide.
Step 16: Click on the Install button to proceed.
Step 17: Click on the Restart button if you aren’t installing any other repositories.
Step 18: Relaunch Kodi and Click to the Add-ons tab from the sidebar.
Step 19: Click on the little box icon at the top left corner of the screen.
Step 20: Select the Install from repository function.
Step 21: Select the repository name that you just installed.
Step 22: Choose the Video add-ons category, or whichever other interests you.
Step 23: Choose the Kodi addon you wish to install.
Step 24: Click on the Install button at the bottom right of the window.
Step 25: You’re done! Return to the Add-ons menu to find your newly installed Kodi addon ready for use.
This guide will have hopefully helped you piece things together and install any and every Kodi addon repository that you’d like. Once you get the hang of things, this is really the best way to install addons, allowing you to bypass the “middleman” or Fusion Server clone. If you like this and other guides on this site, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook and share our site with all your friends![kkstarratings]