How to Install Addons on Kodi

How to Install Addons on Kodi

Kodi is one of the best applications you can get on your device, especially on a streaming device like a Firestick TV. But Kodi is made better by the addons that it has. So here we will take a look at how to install addons on Kodi. So follow the steps below closely, so you can be done with the process in no time and continue to enjoy everything that these addons have to offer.

What are Kodi Addons?

Before we continue with this process on how you can install Addons on your Kodi, we will go over a bit on what these Addons are and what they offer. 

In simple terms, Kodi Addons are apps that are explicitly made for Kodi, and these add-ons allow you to do quite a lot of things in your Kodi app. Usually, Kodi add-ons are used for streaming shows, live tv, movies, or other video content out there. On another article of our own, we have gone in-depth on the best Kodi addons, so you can take a look at it over here and see which addon is the best for you and your needs.

To get these add-ons on your Kodi app, you can either install them through the method that we will be using below or get them bundled up on a Kodi Build. If you want to know which are some of the best Kodi Builds out there, you can take a look at our other article over here. There you will see which are the best builds and what add-ons they have on them. Apart from addons and builds for Kodi, there are also repositories, and you can learn more about which are the best on our article regarding it.

But in order to get all these addons, builds, and other stuff, you will first need to have the Kodi app, and if you want to know how you can get it, you can take a look at how you can install it on your Firestick over here, and if you have it, but you want to update it to a newer version you can take a look at how to do that over here. As you will see, Kodi is quite customizable, so if you ever feel like changing how it looks, you can take a look at what are some of the best skins for it. 

How to install Addons on Kodi?

Now that we learned more about Kodi and Kodi addons, we will see how you can install any addon you want on Kodi. But depending on what addon you want and who made that addon, the process can be different. There are a lot of addons for Kodi out there, and most of them are made by third parties, so they are not official. There are some other addons that are official, but quite a large number are not, which shows us the need for a quick change on the settings of the app, so we can proceed to install any addon we want. 

For Third-party addons, you need to follow these steps below.

Step #1

You will need to go into the settings of the Kodi app. These settings can be accessed from the home screen.

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Step #2

Once you have opened the settings, you will need to open the “System Settings.”

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Step #3

Inside it, you will see a few different options, but you will need to find the Add-ons tab that is on the left menu. 

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Step #4

On the Add-ons tab, you will see four options; the one we need for installing third-party addons is the “Unknown Sources,” This one should be turned on; to do that, you need to click on it, then press Yes on the warning that will be shown to you.

By enabling this, you will be able to install whatever addon you want from third parties, aka unknown sources. 

Now that that is out of the way, we can start learning how to install any addon you want. So read all the steps below carefully. 

Step #1

The first step that you will need to take is to open Kodi and go into the settings. Once you are there, select the File Manager.

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Step #2

On the File Manager, you need to press on the “Add Source,” and on the screen that is shown when you press that, you will need to click on the <None>.

Step #3

There you will need to type the URL that you need for the addon, all addons have different URLs, so depending on which one you want to install, it will be different. After you have typed the URL, you will need to name it; that can be done by pressing on the “Enter a name for this media,” which is located just below the <None>. For this is the same as with the URL, you can name it after the name of the addon or whatever name you want to use for it.

Now you have entered the source of the addon, which concluded the first part of the whole installation process. 

Step #4

Since the first part is over, now we can head back to the settings screen of Kodi. Once you are there, go into the Add-ons tab that is on the top row. 

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Step #5

Once you are there you will see some options on the screen, and there you will need to click on the “Install from Zip File.”

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Step #6

When you click on the “Install from Zip File,” you will see a list of sources, and finding the right one is easy; you just have to remember how you named it earlier and once you find it select it. Every repository looks different, but the process is the same, and the only thing left for you to do here is waiting for the repository to be downloaded and installed from the source and zip file you selected. 

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The second part is over, which means that you are very close to installing addons on your Kodi. 

Step #7

Unlike with the second part, you will not have to go back to the home screen, instead of on the same place you were on Step 5, meaning the package installer. This time you will need to press the “Install from repository” option. The options that will be displayed upon you may be a few, but you will need to find the repository that you installed before and the name it had. Once you do, open it.

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Step #8

There click on “Video Addons.” As for what to do next, you will need to click on the addon that you want. Once you do, click on Install so that you can start the process. Please wait for it to install, and that’s it. Congratulation, now you learned how to install whatever addon you want to your Kodi. 

Closing thoughts

As you saw, the installation process might be a bit more complicated than usual, but once you start installing different add-ons, you will get the hang of it, and the process will seem much smoother later on.

Now that you saw how to do it, the only thing left for you to do is find what addons you want on your Kodi and start installing them, so you can enjoy the content they provide. 

You will need to be careful and follow the steps above with great caution so that you don’t make any mistakes. Other than that, you won’t have to worry about anything else, apart from what addon to get and what movie or show to watch.  

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