Kodi, open-source software designed specifically with home entertainment in mind – and it’s perfect if you’re a fan of movies, sports, films, and TV shows. Previously known as XBMC which was created for Microsoft Xbox, Kodi has continued to evolve and grow. Kodi can be installed on most of your devices including Windows, iOS, Android, MacOS, Smart TV, Linux, and even the Raspberry PI. Basically, Kodi turns your device into a digital set-top box or streamer, giving users the ability to stream files from the internet, a home network and local storage. Kodi is not held back by any licensing, so you can download a range of community-made apps or add-ons, and watch whatever you like.
Kodi can be easily installed on your android devices from Google Play Store directly or you can also download Kodi for Android devices from the official website but make sure that your device accepts unknown sources (you can check this from settings>security). Similarly, you can download Kodi for other devices from respective stores or from the official website of Kodi. Installing Kodi on iOS devices can be little difficult as you need to have a jailbroken iDevice running iOS 6.0 or higher (8.0 or higher recommended). Again you can download Kodi from the official website for any platform or any device.
Once you are done installing Kodi on your devices, then it,s about adding add-ons because Kodi does not provide any media itself. Users have to add their own content or manually point Kodi to third-party online services. Also, Kodi project does not provide any support for bootleg video content. So, below you can find our pick of top 5 add-ons for Kodi.
Similar topic: Top Kodi addons for Roku in 2019
To install any add-ons you need to make sure you turn on unknown sources in Kodi and here are the steps to set up unknown sources:
1) Click on the Settings icon which can be found on the top left corner
2) Go to System Settings
3) Go to Add-ons
4) Turn on Unknown Sources
5) Click Yes for the warning box
Top 5 Kodi Add-ons and guide to install them:
It is currently the most popular add-on and works very well. It can play movies and TV shows.
Steps to install Exodus:
- Click the File Manager icon which can be found on the top left corner
- Then, click on Add Source on the left-hand side
- Click on none and type in the following URL: http://fusion.tvaddons.ag/
- Name it Fusion
- Make sure everything is correct and press OK
- Go back to the main menu and click on Settings and go to Add-ons
- Choose install from Zip file option
- Choose Fusion from the list
- Go to Kodi-repos
- Choose English
- Select repository.exodus-1.0.1.zip and it will download the repository and install
- The screen will pop up with Installed and or Updated
- Now, go back to Settings > Add-ons, this time Click on install from repository
- Click on All repositories
- Click on Video add-ons
- Select on Exodus and it will be installed
- It will be available in the Add-ons > Video Add-ons
Phoenix has a lot of content which includes TV shows, movies, and sports. It is steady and updated with new sources. You can find tons of content within it from a kids section to sports and movies. It a big resource to find good streams.
Steps to install Phoenix:
All the steps remain same just type in this URL: http://toptutorials.co.uk/kodi/ for Step 3 as shown above and name it anything and choose a repository.xbmchub-1.0.6.zip file while installing from zip file option. Then, from the install from repository option choose TVAddons.ag Add-ons Repository and select Phoenix and install it and you are done.
Specto Fork plays both movies and TV shows and gives you a server list to choose from for the best feed.
Steps to install Specto Fork:
Name: Film Kodi
Similar steps for installing Specto Fork type in this URL: http://kodi.filmkodi.com and name it Film Kodi.
Install from the zip file: Install repository.filmkodi.com-2.1.0.zip from repository.filmkodi.com by clicking on FilmKodi
Then, choose Filmkodi.com repository-MRKNW by installing from a repository and finally go to Video add-ons and install Specto Fork.
4.UK Turk’s Playlist
UK Turk’s is a nice add-on with a unique layout for categories such as live TV, TV shows, sports, movies, cartoons, and documentaries.
Steps to install UK Turk’s Playlist:
Name: Metal kettle
Again, same steps but type in this URL and name http://kodi.metalkettle.co and Metalkettle respectively.
Install from Zip file: Click MetalKettle and choose repository.metalkettle-1.7.1.zip
Install from Repository: Click Metal kettles Addon Repository
SportsDevil, as its name suggests, is mainly for sports but also has a wide variety of other channels. It’s the best feature is many of the streams play live streams from the Cartoon Network to Fox News.
Steps to Install SportsDevil:
Name: Fusion (repository.unofficialsportdevil-1.0.0.zip)
Installing SportsDevil is similar to installing Exodus. Everything remains same just keep in mind to select repository.unofficialsportdevil-1.0.0.zip while installing from a zip file and install Unofficial Sports Devil Repository while installing from the repository. Finally, install SportsDevil add-on from Video Add-ons.