From the home screen navigate to;
- System (icon top left corner)
This is your System menu window with a much different look from previous xbmc/kodi versions. From the 11 menu items to choose from, locate and select the folder that says
- File Manager
On the Right Panel scroll down and select the menu item that says;
- Add source
This will open your Add File Source Window. Go ahead and select where is says < None >
You will now be asked to Enter the paths of browse for the media locations. Enter the path exactly as you see it written below;
Updated – Feb. 14/18
- When you’re finished entering your path, select OK to the right of your screen.
You will now need to name your media source. Click in the blank field underneath the Enter a name for this media source heading and call this repo;
- select ok
We now need to enable downloading from an unknown source. If you’ve completed this step already, skip down to Step 13. Otherwise, go back to your System window/menu once again (Step 1) and select the following
- System settings
From the menu on the left, scroll down and select the Add-ons menu item
The add-ons Unknown sources is disabled by default. We want to turn it on. You can do this by selecting the Unknown sources field.
Step 10 :
Once the Unknown Sources is enabled, a pop-up window will open warning you of the hazards of 3rd part add-ons
Note: The developers of Kodi are posting this warning here as they do not endorse or support any 3rd party add-ons themselves. Kodi is an open source media player and anyone with the know-how can post information/media sources to it. All the source links used by 3rd part add-ons are available online. The developers of these 3rd party add-ons are just pointing the media to this shared source link. I myself have never had any issues with malware or cyber attacks via Kodi. I always recommend using a VPN for your internet security and do your best to research any 3rd party add-ons you wish to install. At least I do. I visit multiple forums to see what other users are saying about the add-on before I recommend it to anyone using my site. I hope this helps! Now select Yes if you wish to continue and let’s move on
Head back to your home screen and select the following
Look for the icon that looks like an open box (probably located near the top of your screen). This is the Add-ons browser icon. Select it
From the menu to the right of your screen, locate and select
- Install from zip file
The install from zip file window will open. Look for the media source you named and select it. In this instance, look for and select;
Each Repository/3rd party add-on is going to have its own, unique set of files contained within the zip file. For each tutorial I post regarding installing Repositories/3rd party add-ons, I will indicate what file(s) to select. For the purpose of this tutorial, please select
- select OK to the right
If your install was successful, you will be given an add-on update/enabled icon in the top right corner of your screen
The next step you will want to do is select the Install From Repository menu item.
Note: this will not always be the case. Some Repositories/3rd party add-ons do not require this step. In each tutorial I provide, I will indicate if this step is necessary.
With the Install from repository window open, you would then look for the Repository/3rd party add-on you just installed. scroll down and select;
- Blamo Repo
Look for and select from the right side of your screen
- Video Add-ons
Once you’ve select Video Add-ons, all the 3rd part add-ons available within the selected Repository will populate in the main window to the right of the screen. All you need do from here is select the add-on you are after. select;
- Neptune Rising
An install window will appear. Select the Install icon on the far right from the list of options at the bottom. If you are successful, you will be given an add-on enabled/update icon in the upper right corner of your screen.
Once installed, head back to the Add-ons screen and select
- Video Add-ons
All that’s left for you to do is locate the add-on you just installed and select it to ensure it’s up and running. The steps used here for installing Repositories/3rd party add-ons are the same for all XBMC/Kodi Repositories/3rd party add-ons. I hope this made sense and you were able to follow along. All the best!