Kodi users have been having a tough time lately. With some of the most popular add-ons shutting down to protect themselves from legal threats, it’s becoming much more difficult to find high-quality add-ons that still work.
That’s why we at Comparitech have done the research for you. We’ve scoured social media and various forums, compiling a fully crowdsourced list of all the Kodi add-ons which are still functioning properly. This list will be updated as the situation changes, so we’d recommend that you bookmark this page and check back regularly.
We do not support the use of pirated content through Kodi. This list is designed to be an all-inclusive collection showing the working status of commonly-used add-ons, including first and third-party plugin. Readers should be particularly cautious when using any third-party add-on, and avoid streaming pirated content through such add-ons. We’ve found that many third-party add-ons often offer a mixture of both legal and pirated content, although some focus more heavily on pirated content. We have not distinguished here between which add-ons offer such content. Users should use caution when streaming through third-party addons.
With the current level of media attention Kodi is getting these days, it’s more important than ever to use a virtual private network (VPN). This stops your internet service provider from finding out your browsing habits and putting a cap on your download speeds. We recommend IPVanish (currently discounted 60%) – it’s inexpensive, doesn’t keep logs of your browsing history, and doesn’t slow you down.
Comparitech does not condone or encourage any violation of copyright restrictions, including illegal streaming through Kodi. Kodi can be used for many excellent, legal online streaming purposes. Please consider the law, victims, and risks of piracy before downloading or streaming copyrighted material without permission.
One of the first things you’ll notice is that the Fusion repository is down. This is because TVAddons, the site which hosts it, has gone offline. In an interview with TorrentFreak from last year, the team claimed to have plans for an updated website, so unless their plans have changed, it’s likely that Fusion will be available again at some point in the future. An email from one of the developers stated that TVAddons would be back, but with a focus on legal streaming services.
The Simply Caz (also known as Cazwall) repository is also down, but we have a better idea of what’s going on with this than we do with TVAddons. As so many other repositories have gone offline, the Simply Caz repo was bombarded with an influx of new users, causing it to crash. The creator, Caz Wallace, said in a video that the additional costs and attention that came with having a dedicated server weren’t worth the risk to his welfare and family life. He announced that hereafter, the repository would host only the legitimate add-ons he created and no third party content.
A couple of weeks ago, cCloud TV went down, leading to users speculating that it was gone for good. The team behind the add-on put up a post on social media stating that the reason cCloud couldn’t be accessed was because the Podgod repository had been taken down with the rest of the content on Fusion. Since Podgod has been uploaded elsewhere, cCloud TV is now working as expected.
A change in focus for Kodi addon developers
There seems to be a change in focus for a lot of Kodi add-on creators. The negative media attention that they have been receiving recently has prompted some to consider removing all illegal content and concentrate on providing easier access to legitimate sources. The Kodi team have been quick to denounce add-ons which provide access to illegal streams, saying “[pirates] leech off our infrastructure” and “create significant security risks.”
The problem is public perception. Both Kodi and law-abiding developers are being tarred with the same brush as the pirates, even though there is a clear distinction between the two groups. Kodi does not provide any content at all—it’s up to the user whether they use it for legal media streaming or not. To combat this, Kodi has mentioned possibly implementing low level digital rights management (DRM) in order to make legitimate content providers feel more comfortable with their software.
With Kodi, the landscape is always changing. New add-ons are created, old ones stop working or announce new policies. We’ll keep an eye on the situation, updating the table above to reflect any changes in availability to the add-ons, and, of course, we’ll continue to provide you with the latest developments on Kodi as a whole.