Add-ons


What is a Kodi add-on? These are added features, not unlike tv channels, nested within the Repositories that enhance the Kodi Media Centre. Typically each add-on offers a wide range of content from live television to Movies, Documentaries and TV Programs past and present. You can even learn a language. Add-ons do not come bundled with the Kodi Media Centre. They must be added via a Repository (see my Repository page for a brief description including how to guides). Add-ons are created by the many developers within the Kodi community, most of whom do not earn a living, let alone any money from providing their services. It’s strictly volunteer. Some are created by members of Team Kodi, while others are created by what is often referred to as 3rd Party vendors. Some are legal, some are less so. New users should be aware of this before installing some of the Repositories and add-ons. These add-ons scrape content from various web sites which host the movie and television content you’re streaming. I don’t recommend you download movies, music or tv shows. As far as streaming content from some of these 3rd party vendors, let your own moral compass be your guide.

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xbmckodi-BennuLogoBennu

Anyone remember Phoenix? Phoenix was a great all-in-one, managed by multiple developers all contributing content to add-ons within this great add-on providing users with everything from the latest movies and television, to live streams. Loved it!! Back in May, Phoenix when offline and has recently reemerged as Bennu. This new version offers users the same great all-in-one offerings, including movies and television from past and present, live streams, documentaries, comedies, audiobooks, cooking shows, content for the kids,etc. etc. etc. The developers list includes;

  • Alecto
  • Cerus
  • Crusader88
  • Dr. Stream
  • Excalibur
  • Taurus
  • Uraeus

With such a strong offering, this add-on is well worth your time. Here’s how you install it.

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xbmckodi-gurzillogoGurzil

I stumbled onto this add-on while routing through the SMASH Repo. Gurzil is a forked add-on meaning, other developers have taken over the source code of the original and continue providing quality streams to the masses. In this instance, the original add-on that is now being forked is EXODUS. Given the success of Specto (formerly Genesis), Gurzil should do well. Without further delay, here’s how to install it.

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xbmckodi-ThePyramidThe Pyramid

The Pyramid comes courtesy of the Ares Project Repo and will be required if you wish to install this add-on. Why would you want to install this you ask?? Well, for one this is a great all-in-one. Meaning, it has everthing from live televison (including sports), to your favourite tv shows and the latest movies. If that wasn’t all, there’s a kids zone, the latest documentaries, Kodi how-tos, music, it’s all here, in one place. Without further delay, here’s how you install it.

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xbmckodi-spectoLogoSpecto

Specto was once Genesis. Created by a popular developer who goes by the handle of Lambda, the same developer responsible for Exodus and now Bubbles. When Lambda moved on, another developer started maintaining the source code for this add-on. It’s now what is commonly referred to as “forked.” Over the past 2yrs, this add-on has taken on a life of it’s own and become popular enough that other add-ons now draw upon it. This tutorial will show you step-by-step, how to install the Specto add-on. Without further delay, let’s get into it.

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xbmckodi-ElysiumLogoElysium (formerly Zen) 

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Elysium (Zen) is yet another great add-on for XBMC/Kodi for all those in search of a solid resource to stream all the latest Movies and Television shows. In fact, this has quickly become one of my favourites! This add-on comes courtesy of the same repository responsible for Bob and is required if you wish to install this add-on. If you’re looking for something similar to Exodus or Specto, then put Elysium in your wheel house. Without further delay, CLICK HERE and let’s dig into this tutorial.

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xbmckodi-covenantLogoCovenant

The Covenant add-on comes to us courtesy of the Colossus Repository and is the latest release from the lambda camp. For those unfamiliar, lambda is the developer responsible for Genesis, which now goes by Specto and of course the number one add-on in Kodi, EXODUS. With the addition of Covenant, Exodus will no longer be supported. With all that out of the way, let’s move on to the install tutorial.

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xbmckodi-BobUnleashedLogoBob Unleashed

If you’re looking for a great all-in-one that is maintained and updated regularly by skilled developers, who put their all into the add-ons they provide, then look no further than Bob Unleashed. Easily, one of the most popular add-ons within the kodi community. All the latest movies, television shows and live streams, not to mention your favourite offerings from years gone by. Perhaps the best one-stop-kodi-shop. Here’s how to install this Add-on.

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SALTSStream All The Sources

Looking for a great add-on offering the latest movies and television shows?? Want something with more customization and configuration options? Sounds like SALTS is just the add-on you’re looking for. With the ability to integrate your Trakt and Debrid accounts, SALTS can be configured so you only get the best HD streams, making this more than just another add-on for movies and television shows. This offering is available from the developer tknorris and comes bundled with the SMASH REPO. Here’s how you install it

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TheRoyalWeThe Royal We

The Royal We is a somewhat overlooked Kodi Add-on that comes bundled with the SMASH Repo. Like the other add-ons in this list, it’s a great resource for the latest movies and television shows and like the other add-ons in this list, it doesn’t have authorization from the copyright holders to stream the content. Just be aware…which I’m sure by now you are. Similar to SALTS, there is a great deal of customization users can take advantage of in the add-on settings menu to configure your account. Users can add their Trakt,, Furk.net and Ororo.tv account. Users can also Enable/Disable Scrapers (Kodi auto collects metadata information and artwork for the various thumbnailsposter/cover/fanart used in association with the Music, Videos, Movies, and TV Shows). All of which helps to improve performance, search and usability for this add-on. Let’s proceed with this tutorial.

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xbmckodi-whitedevilstreamsLogoWhite Devil Streams

White Devil Streams is a great all-in-one that seems to keep getting better and better! In addition to the latest movies and television, there are live streams to 24/7 television channels, from multiple add-ons associated with the Brettus Repo, Anime, 4k Movies, Documentaries, Karaoke, CAM’s and yes, adult content too. This add-on comes courtesy of the Brettus Repository and will be required if you wish to install this add-on Without further delay, CLICK HERE let’s get into this tutorial.

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xbmckodi-duckpoolsmallDuckpool

Duckpool (formerly iStream of the now defunct Xfinity/Xunity repository) comes courtesy of the Mucky Duck’s Repository. It’s another great add-on from him and for those looking for the latest movies and television shows, with a sizable catalog that encompasses some classics as well. There’s plenty of up to date movie and television content here. Without further delay, let’s get into this tutorial

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xbmckodi-PicassoLogoPicasso

Picasso comes courtesy of the Goliath Repository. This repo has suffered some setbacks since the recent events that have effected developers and their builds in both the UK and USA however, I’ve no doubt they will be back better than ever. Picasso offers users streaming content for movies, television, live sports, documentaries, music, fitness and even stuff for the kiddies. Without further delay, CLICK HERE to install this add-on.

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xbmckodi-safehousemoviesLogoSafeHouse Movies

SafeHouse Movies comes courtesy of DandyMedia. It features lots of movie content and is another great alternative to Exodus or Specto. DandyMedia offers great content within their 3rd party add-on/Repo and will be required if you wish to install this add-on. Without further delay, CLICK ON THIS LINK and let’s get into this tutorial.

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xbmckodi-scenepeeperLogoScene Peeper

Scene Peeper is another great add-on from Mucky Ducks 3rd party add-on/Repository family. Mucky’s been around for a while and updates his add-ons regularly. This repo offers a collection of add-ons that gather streams from some of the most popular streaming websites from around the globe. Add-ons such as PMovies, Yes Movies, Movie Vault , MoviePool, etc, are all set up and function in a similar manner, offering users more options for streaming movies. I point out Scene Peeper here as it seems to be a bit more comprehensive than the other aforementioned add-ons however, why not test them all and you be the judge? Users wishing to install this add-on will be required to install Mucky’s Repository first. Without further delay, CLICK HERE let’s get into this tutorial.

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xbmckodi-InTheMoviesIn The Movies

In The Movies comes courtesy of the Dandy Media Repository, and will be required if you wish to install this add-on. This add-on is all about movies and perhaps, a good go-to if you’re undecided on what to watch. For that reason, this add-on may prove quite handy. Users may want to try Random Movies, New Releases, or Recommended for a quick search. Otherwise, take your time and search by Genre or year. Without further delay, CLICK HERE and let’s get into this tutorial.

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xbmckodi-pubfilmslogoPubFilms

PubFilms comes courtesy of the Mucky Duck’s Repository and will be required if you wish to install this add-on. If, like me, you’re always looking for the latest movies and television shows and another option apart from the usual suspects aka. EXODUS, SPECTOBOB, then this is a decent offering, with a sizeable catalogue that encompasses some classics as well. There’s plenty of up to date movie and television content here. Without further delay, CLICK HERE and let’s get into this tutorial

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xbmckodi-123MoviesLogo123 Movies

123 Movies comes courtesy of the Mucky Duck’s Repository and will be required if you wish to install this add-on. Don’t let the name fool you, this add-on offers users the latest movies and television shows and should be considered as a decent alternative to the usual suspects aka. EXODUS, SPECTOBOB. There’s plenty of up to date movie and television content here. Without further delay, CLICK HERE and let’s get into this tutorial

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xbmckodi-attheflixLogoAt The Flix

At The Flix comes courtesy of the Maverick Repo/3rd party add-on and is a great resource for streaming movies. Everything is categorized and sub categorized for your convenience. There’s even movies here in 4K and 3D. Well worth adding to your add-on collection. Without further delay, CLICK HERE and let’s get into this tutorial.

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xbmckodi-theredpillLogoThe Red Pill

If, like me, you love great documentaries and are always looking for documentary sources within Kodi, might I suggest you add The Red Pill to your add-on collection. This add-on comes courtesy noobsandnerds, aka BOB and offers users plenty of great content. Without further delay, CLICK HERE and let’s get into this tutorial.

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xbmckodi-imperialstreamsLogoImperial Streams

For those following my blog, you know I’m a fan of Mucky Duck Repository (@KODImediaportal) and I’m happy to promote his add-ons. Today, we have Imperial Streams. Another great resource for television and movies in addition to Cartoons, Documentaries and Anime. Mucky’s Repo will be required if you wish to install this add-on. Without further delay, CLICK HERE and let’s get into this tutorial

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DareWatchLogoDareWatch

This tutorial will show you how to install the new DareWatch add-on for Kodi. This add-on is requires the DandyMedia Repository. You can follow the install tutorial by selecting the link provided. Once you’ve done that, just follow the steps below to add the DareWatch add-on to your collection. This add-on will offer users a wide selection of Movies and television streams. You will never be in want of something to watch. Without further delay, CLICK HERE and let’s begin the install tutorial.

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RedditLogoReddit Reader

Reddit Reader comes courtesy of Urepo. Without further delay, CLICK HERE and let’s get into this tutorial.

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xbmckodi-urlresolverLogoURL Resolver

The URL Resolver works in the background for XBMC/Kodi. Developed and maintained by some of the best developers in the kodi community ( T0mmo, TKnorris, Lambda), this add-on works to decode host files often blocked by captcha’s. The add-on works through those files to find the next working file. I’m sure you’ve watched this happen when you’ve selected a stream and then watched the pop up window sort through a list of links like Openload, Gvideo, clicknupload, etc. Anyway, it’s not a bad idea to update this add-on and given the most recent events with TVAddons, this update will need to be done manually by downloading the file. Without further delay, here’s how to do just that. CLICK HERE

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xbmckodi-LearnMusicLogoLearn Music

Ever wanted to learn to play the guitar? How about the piano? Sure you could surf YouTube and find a pile of hap hazard instructional videos by someone who may or may not know what they are doing. Or, you can install the RetroMania repo to access the Learn Music add-on. Clear, concise, lessons offered from beginner to advanced. CLICK HERE to install this tutorial. Enjoy!

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EasyAdvanced-LogoSMEasy Advanced Settings

If buffering is ruining your Kodi experience, try installing the Easy Advanced Settings or EAS for short. With this add-on, users can manually adjust their cache size (the temporary data) so your Kodi media centre can process data faster. In this tutorial, I will show you how to manually adjust your Cache size to help minimize some of the buffering issues you may be experiencing. It will not eliminate the issue altogether however, it may serve to improve your Kodi experience.

For most Kodi devices, your video cache is set to 60MB by default. Kodi is not set up to detect the size/amount of space you have for cache and therefore limits it to a small amount. If you increase the amount of cache space available, your device will be able to download larger portions of video files at one time and help to minimize some buffering issues. It should be noted however, buffering can be caused by a number of issues such as your internet speed, the amount of traffic on your network, wifi connection vs ethernet and the number of people attempting to access the same files at any given time. This tutorial will not resolve all of you buffering issues, nor will it speed up your device. You should however, see significant improvements to your cache performance and video playback.

This add-on comes courtesy of Kinkin via the KIG Repository and will be required if you wish to install. Without further delay, let’s get started.

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xbmckodi-fearofthedarkLogoFEAROFTHEDARK

FEAROFTHEDARK add-on for XBMC/Kodi comes courtesy of The Alpha Repository and will be required if you wish to install this add-on. If you love scary movies ( and really, who doesn’t??!! ), be sure to add this to your Video Add-ons collection. Tons of great content here to make you want to sleep with one eye open, or leave the bathroom light on for good measure. CLICK HERE for the install tutorial.

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xbmckodi-readallcomicbooksRead All Comic Books

S’up nerds?! That’s right, just like the title implies this add-on gives you access to a veritable buffet of comic books. Of course all Marvel and DC titles are present here. And I do mean all!! This add-on goes way beyond that. If you like reading comic books I invite you to check this add-on out or use the big screen at home to read some of these gems to the next generation of comic book nerds occupying one of the rooms in your house, eating all your captain crunch. Here’s how you install it

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xbmckodi-moviemadnessLogoMovie Madness

Movie Madness is an oldie but a goody from DandyMedia and has been recently been updated with new sources. This is a great add-on for streaming movies both old and new. Here’s how you install it

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xbmckodi-filixanityLogoFlixanity

Flixanity comes to us courtesy of the Streamhub Repository. Flixanity offers users the latest movies and television shows. There doesn’t appear to be a search option, it’s only going to list current titles that are net favourites. This is not a bad thing. Having an alternate resource to stream GOT the day after works for me. No download function and there doesn’t appear any way to customize this within the settings menu. Still, StreamHub has been a very popular repo in the past year and Flixanity should prove worth while. Here’s how you install it.

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