Best Kodi addons working in 2022

There are hundreds of Kodi addons available, but only a few are worth installing on your devices. We’ve reviewed and tested scores of popular and lesser-known Kodi addons, including third-party addons like Numbers, Seren, Fen, Gaia, Hummingbird, as well as official Kodi addons like YouTube, Xumo, and PlutoTV. The best Kodi addons that still work in 2022 might surprise you.

Whether you’re looking for movie or TV addons to stream, we’ve got you covered.

Our list sifts through the junk to help deliver the best Kodi addons still working in 2022. And this month, we’ve got an all-new Quest TV addon with dozens of hours of free content!

Check back next month as well for more updates!

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Warning: Kodi should only be used for content to which you have the legal right to access. Neither the Kodi Foundation nor Comparitech advocates the use of Kodi for piracy.

Beware: New laws mean your internet provider can sell and share your browsing data

Your internet provider could sell and share details about the websites you visit, videos you download or stream and social media sites you use. By using a VPN whenever you connect to the web, you can encrypt your connection so your broadband provider doesn’t know what you’re doing. All your web activity will be hidden and can’t be shared, sold, or stolen.

We’ve tested the top VPNs for security, privacy, speed; NordVPN is our #1 choice for Kodi users.

Top unofficial Kodi addons (and the risks they present)

Please note these are the top unofficial Kodi addons based on popularity. It’s important to be aware of these addons and understand the risks they present as they populate many lists of so-called best Kodi addons.

Unofficial addons are more likely to contain malware, are less reliable, and will often carry pirated content. For these reasons, we recommend you avoid these and instead pick from our list of best official Kodi addons.

  1. Covenant – A once-popular movie and TV show addon
  2. Seren – A current addon that requires other integrations
  3. Exodus – One of the first, widely popular movie and TV show addons
  4. cCloudTV – A former and popular live TV streaming addon
  5. Gaia – A once-popular addon that infected users’ machines with malware
  6. Venom – An addon for streaming movies and TV shows on-demand
  7. Exodus Redux – A revised version of Exodus that is not maintained
  8. Real Debrid – A multi-hoster service that requires payment
  9. Premiumizer – Another multi-hoster service that requires a subscription
  10. Yoda – An on-demand movie and TV show addon
  11. Seren – Yet another multi-scraper that many users pair with real-debrid
  12. Fen – Another multi-scraper with real-debrid support for movies and TV shows

Many once-popular third-party Kodi addons have been killed off in the past few years. Anti-piracy efforts either drove their developers underground or forced many to leave the scene altogether. Most of the addons that are no longer available are already ones we tend to recommend users avoid anyway, which include Venom, Fen, FoxyStreams, Gaia, and others in those families.

30+ best Kodi addons

There are the best official Kodi addons as of 2022. While some have regionally restricted content, you can unblock them from anywhere using a VPN like NordVPN.

  1. YouTube – On-demand and live content addon for YouTube
  2. Tubi – TV and movies-on-demand and completely free
  3. iPlayer WWW – Live TV and on-demand content for the BBC iPlayer
  4. Crackle – TV and movies-on-demand and completely free
  5. FilmRise – Movies on-demand and completely free to use
  6. Documentary Storm – Huge selection of free documentaries
  7. Classic Cinema – Free vintage and retro movies
  8. Popcornflix – Movies on-demand and completely free to use
  9. Black and White Movies – Movies on-demand and free of charge to use
  10. Netflix – TV and movies-on-demand directly from Netflix thanks to Kodi DRM
  11. Shout Factory TV – TV and movies-on-demand and broadcast live
  12. HGTV – TV on-demand for the popular HGTV channel’s content (free)
  13. Comet TV Live – Live TV focusing on action and sci-fi content
  14. Xumo – Live TV covering a large number of genres and completely free
  15. Dailymotion – Live and on-demand content spanning a massive number of genres
  16. Zattoo Box – Free live TV from major European and British TV networks,
  17. NewsOn – Live TV focused on local news from across the US
  18. DAZN – Sports content, including fight sports. Requires account
  19. – Sports content for fight sports. Free to use
  20. Sling TV – Live TV from major US networks.
  21. Comedy Central – All the latest shows from Comedy Central, free of charge
  22. Indigo – Maintenance addon for maintaining your Kodi addon settings
  23. Trakt – Watchlist tracking for TV shows and movies
  24. Indy Darlings – A hot new option for wrestling fans, including AEW broadcasts
  25. National Geographic – A Kodi addon scraping directly from the NatGeo website with free content available
  26. Vimeo – Offers thousands of free short films, documentaries, and videos examining everything from fashion to anime and more.
  27. ConTV – A Kodi addon for free comics, TV shows, movies, anime, and much more
  28. NHK World TV – Complete live and on-demand access to NHK World content
  29. Disney+ – The Kodi add-on for access to Disney+ on Kodi
  30. Freeform – Access to FreeForm’s free content (no account required!)
  31. – Full access to Twitch video game and other streaming channels
  32. Binge – An Australian streaming service with tons of popular TV shows
  33. HBO Max – Yet another major streaming service makes its way to Kodi
  34. Paramount+ – Brings a wealth of high-profile TV shows and movies, plus live streaming TV.
  35. 7plus – Free access to live and on-demand content from Australia’s Channel 7.
  36. Free Live TV – Hundreds of live streams available covering everything from local news to 24/7 Bob Ross marathons.
  37. discovery+: An internationally-available streaming service with thousands of hours of TV and movies.
  38. Quest: Collects free-to-watch episodes of top Quest TV shows. USA only.

Before We Start: Always use a VPN with Kodi

Although Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are sometimes used by people trying to hide their illegal activities from their ISP, there are many valid reasons law-abiding Kodi users should use one too.

If a Kodi addon were to be hijacked, the user’s computer would be at the mercy of the attacker. By using a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack, hackers have access to all of the victim’s internet history, saved browser information, and even login credentials.

Also, several internet service providers (ISPs) have been known in the past to deliberately limit the download speeds of their customers in an effort to combat online video streaming. This could leave you with speeds far below those that you pay for.

A VPN can help secure your computer against corrupted addons used for spying purposes. You will also find a solid VPN will help eliminate spying from your ISP and reduce instances of buffering and speed throttling.

We recommend using NordVPN. It’s not only fast with top-level security and no-logging policies in place, but it also is one of the few that have working apps for the Amazon Firestick. Best of all, this service works with every Kodi addon we’ve tested.

BEST VPN FOR KODI:NordVPN is our top choice. Has a large uncongested network of servers and achieves good speeds. Strong security and privacy features make NordVPN a favorite for Kodi and Amazon Fire TV Stick users. Try it risk-free with the 30-day money-back guarantee.

NordVPN includes a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can cancel if you are unhappy for any reason.

Our favorite new Kodi addon: Quest

Quest Kodi addon

Quest is a new addon from veteran developer MetalChris. It allows users in the US to stream Quest TV shows like Salvage Hunters for free, and you don’t even have to log in with a cable provider first.

This addon isn’t available in the MetalChris repo and currently has to be downloaded from the Kodi forum.

Best Kodi addons for movies

Some of the most popular Kodi addons are the ones that offer a wide selection of movies and TV content.

The official Kodi repository offers addons that not only allow you to browse a large collection of free movies but also expand that collection by integrating with your other streaming subscriptions.

While testing, we’ve found many of the movie addons only offer content in a select few countries. So if you’re traveling abroad you can use a VPN to bypass those region blocks and access all of the content library available in your home country.


Official Crackle Kodi addon best kodi addons

Crackle is a streaming service that has a varied selection of films and TV shows. It’s free to use and offers some better-known titles, like 2003’s Underworld. Crackle region locks their content, so to watch, you’ll need to connect your VPN to an American server.

Location: eracknaphobia Addon Repo


FilmRise best kodi addons

FilmRise is a distributor of TV shows and independent films. This company offers two addons: FilmRise, which contains six of their TV shows, and FilmRise – YouTube, which also includes free-to-watch movies. Note that the YouTube addon (and thus, FilmRise) now requires you to create your own API key — see our YouTube entry further down for more information on how to do this.

Location: Kodi Addon Repository

Documentary Storm

documentary storm addon

As you might expect, Documentary Storm provides dozens of feature-length documentaries covering everything from true crime to politics. This addon is free to use and accessible from anywhere.

Location: MetalChris Addon Repository


Kodi Popcornflix addon main

Popcornflix has a large selection of free-to-watch movies spanning every conceivable genre. While most of these films aren’t well known, some, like Korean horror Train to Busan and We Need to Talk about Kevin are critically acclaimed. Note: although Popcornflix is technically available worldwide, this addon won’t work unless you have a US IP address.

Location: Kodi Addon Repository


Tubo Kodi Add On

TubiTV is one of the largest streaming video-on-demand websites around. The service boasts a library of over 50,000 titles, from movies to TV shows. Additionally, there is no fee to use TubiTV It offers the service as a free, ad-supported option.

You can stream TubiTV on Kodi via the Tubi addon from the TVAddon repos. This service is ad-supported but due to the way Kodi works, it automatically blocks advertisements. This means that you can enjoy your streams quite easily and without interruption. If you want to unlock Tubi, you will need a VPN, however, as it only works in the US.

Location: Diggz repo

Shout Factory TV

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Perhaps one of the best addons to come around in a long time, Shout Factory TV provides users access to dozens of cult classic TV shows and movies. This free addon is completely legal to use and offers up a huge load of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes, Rifftrax episodes, movies and TV shows across a dozen genres, and even stand-up comedy routines.

The developer has noted that this addon works properly with Kodi 19, and announced that moving forward, older versions of Kodi will not be supported by this addon.

Location: Kodi Addon Repository

Black and White Movies

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Classic movies are available for streaming and downloading using the Black and White Movies addon. This addon focuses purely on classic movies that are made free thanks to expired copyright licenses. The quality and speed of the streams are also top-notch

Location: MetalChris repository.


Netflix Kodi addon

Netflix users can now access their Netflix streams directly through Kodi. As of Kodi 18, Kodi offers Digital Rights Management support (DRM), which is essential to allowing account logins for subscription-based services like Netflix.

You can download and install this addon from Asciidisco’s GitHub page.


HBO Max Kodi Add On

One of the biggest changes to the streaming landscape recently has come from HBO Max. This is not only home to a ton of high-profile shows (including The Wire, The Sopranos, and Game of Thrones), but has also been the only place to watch releases like Wonder Woman 1984 outside of theaters.

This addon is geo-restricted, so you’ll need a US IP address to use it. Obviously, you’ll also need a subscription (prices start at $15 USD per month).

Location: SlyGuy repository


Paramount Plus Kodi Add On
Another month, another major streaming service brought to Kodi. The Paramount+ addon allows you to stream hundreds of TV shows and movies, as well as live TV on almost any device you like. However, you will need a Paramount Plus account ($4.99 USD per month), as well as a US IP address (if you’re trying to use the service while traveling abroad).

The Paramount+ addon can be found in the SlyGuy repository.

Classic Cinema

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A quality, free streaming service, Classic Cinema has a ton of old movies. Better still, this service is completely free to use, and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Location: Kodi Addon Repository.

Best Kodi addons for TV shows

When it comes to watching TV shows, Kodi users have several options. There are several legitimate content providers that offer collections of well-known shows. These are usually free to watch, although there are a few that have additional costs.

TV show addons often pull from sites that use geographic content blocking, so be sure to check out whether it makes sense to bypass content blocks to help access your streams.

iPlayer WWW

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The iPlayer WWW Kodi addon takes content from the BBC’s iPlayer streaming platform. It offers live and on-demand TV shows, radio stations, and movies. iPlayer WWW is free to use but requires a valid UK TV License. Additionally, its content is region-locked, so to watch from outside of the UK, you’ll have to connect your VPN to a British server.

Location: Kodi Addon Repository


Binge Add On

Australian broadcaster Foxtel recently launched its own streaming service, Binge, and fans can now watch all of their favorite movies and TV shows right here on Kodi. You will need an account (prices start at $10 AUD per month) and an Australian IP address to use this service, but with titles like Game of ThronesTrue Detective, and The Walking Dead, there’s plenty to keep you occupied.

Location: SlyGuy repository.


NewsON Kodi addon best kodi addons

NewsON is the best Kodi addon for US news. It groups its live streams by state and shows which regions each station covers. Streams load quickly and while it’s a US-only news addon, there’s no region-locking. This means that it can be watched from anywhere in the world.

Location: GitHub

Zattoo Box

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Hands down one of the best options available on Kodi, the Zattoo Box Kodi addon offers easy access to Zattoo Box, the free live TV service available in Europe. You’ll find that this service requires an account to work, but you can sign up for free on the Zattoo Box website. Note that if you’re outside of the main region where Zattoo Box is available, you will need a VPN to both sign-up and stream content.

Available channels include the BBC and ITV. There are over 200 channels for free, with a paid option as well.

Location: Kodi Addon Repository

Comedy Central

Comedy central kodi addon

With clips and full episodes from a wide range of Comedy Central shows (including The Colbert Report and Futurama), the Comedy Central Kodi addon is a must-have. What’s more, this service is free-to-use and you don’t even have to create an account before diving in.

Location: Kodi Addon Repository


Xumo kodi sports addons best kodi addons

Similar in style and scope to Pluto TV, Xumo has over 100 completely free channels you can watch on your web browser or via an app. It’s also 100 percent legal, making it a great IPTV option for Kodi. The addon is brand new as well from developer Lunatix, making it a solid entry in the official Kodi addon market.

Location: Kodi Addon Repository

Comet TV Live

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Comet TV Live is a unique and free live TV addon that offers up a host of movies. From cult classics to some really high-quality gems, you’ll find a lot of interesting sci-fi TV shows and movies streaming live to your Kodi installation.

Location: Kodi Addon Repository


HGTV best kodi addons

HGTV stands for Home and Garden Television, and the network hosts full episodes of its shows online. These episodes can also be viewed from within Kodi using the HGTV addon. There are 17 different shows available, all in high-definition, so you can watch DIY programming to your heart’s desire.

Note: This addon was recently rebuilt for Py3 and as such, will only work on Kodi versions 19 and up.

Location: Kodi Addon Repository

National Geographic

National Geographic kodi addon

Outside of the BBC, with its hand-crafted nature documentaries, nobody does nature docs like National Geographic. Kodi users who love Nat Geo’s content can now enjoy it directly through Kodi thanks to developer Fraserc.

This addon works immediately after download, no login required. There’s a load of free content available, although you may need to go back to your web browser if you want to log in with your streaming provider’s credentials.

Location: Kodi Addon Repository

NHK World TV

NHK World TV Kodi Addon

NHK World TV gives you direct, HD access to all of the content currently available from NHK World. Still in beta, this addon works extremely well. Tons of on-demand content is available, and you can get access to NHK’s live stream, as well. You can also adjust a few settings to customize the experience.

As of this time of writing, this addon is available from the NHK World TV Development Repository

Free Live TV

Free Live TV Kodi addon

The Free Live TV addon provides access to hundreds of free-to-air live streams including those from regional US news channels, over-the-air networks, and free streaming services like Pluto TV. Best of all, there’s no signup or login required.

The only catch is that some of the streams are region-locked, so you’ll need a VPN to watch local channels during your travels abroad. Additionally, this addon will only work on Kodi 19.3 or later.

Free Live TV is available via the developer’s GitHub.


Discovery Plus Add-On

Discovery Plus is a new service that offers access to content from the Discovery Channel, TLC, the Food Network, Animal Planet, and more. It costs $4.99 USD per month in the US, but is available in lots of other countries too. Notably, this Kodi addon has been tested (and confirmed to work) with nearly a dozen libraries, including the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, Spain, and India.

There is one slight catch. At the time of writing, you can’t log into the Kodi addon directly. Instead, you can log into the website and use a script to export cookie information, which is then linked to Kodi. This sounds complex but it’s actually quite simple; you can read more info here.

You can download this addon from the developer’s GitHub page. Note that there are different zip files for Kodi 18 and 19.

Best Kodi addons for sports

There are many Kodi addons aimed at sports fans. These provide live and on-demand sporting coverage, however, a VPN may be needed since this content is almost always region-locked.

This is not our full list of sports Kodi addons. For more, check out our longer guide on the 20 best Kodi addons for sports, updated for May 2022. best kodi addons

Featured as our favorite addon when it launched last year, is a streaming service that offers 10,000 hours of free fight sports video.

Location: GitHub


DAZN best kodi addons

DAZN is a subscription service that costs $20 a month. It covers a wide range of different sports but is currently only available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, and Japan. As such, you’ll need to connect your VPN to a server in one of these countries in order to watch anything

Location: Kodi Addon Repository

Sling TV

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A perfect addon for those who want US TV, the Sling TV addon connects to your official Sling TV account, even when you’re using the free trial period. Major networks are available, including ESPN, Fox Sports, HGTV, AMC, and more.

Sling TV is only available in the US. However, you can access it from abroad using a VPN.

Location: Official Kodi repo

Indy Darlings

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An excellent Kodi addon for wrestling fans, Indy Darlings is your best option on Kodi for professional and amateur wrestling broadcasts. This addon pulls videos from publicly available YouTube feeds, so while it won’t allow you to watch any paid content, it is a great way to stay up-to-date with numerous different organizations including AEW, CWF Worldwide, Defiant Loaded, MLW Fusion, and Ohio Valley Wrestling.

You can install this addon using the following instructions:

  • Click here to download the Indy Darlings video plugin zip file
  • Open Kodi
  • Go to Addons
  • Click on the package symbol (top left)
  • Click on Install from zip
  • Locate your download folder in the file explorer
  • Find the Kodi addon and click to install


freeform kodi addon

Warning: This addon will ONLY work on Kodi v19 “Matrix” and above! 

Formerly known as ABC Family, FreeForm is primarily a cable TV network that you can only access with a paid subscription. However, the service offers loads of free content that you can access through its website—or even better, through its Kodi addon.

So why use Kodi for the content? No ads! If you watch via the web browser version, you’ll either need to create an account for an ad-free experience or get ads. Enjoy the anonymous streaming option through Kodi, ad-free.

This addon exists in the Official Kodi addon repository. (Warning: This addon will ONLY work on Kodi v19 “Matrix” and above! If will not show up in the repository unless you have v19+.)


7plus Add On

Prolific Kodi addon creator Matt Huisman continues to hit it out of the park. Fresh from the release of their HBO Max and Disney+ addons, they’ve added a way to watch the Australian network Channel 7 via Kodi. Users are free to stream live or watch on-demand, without even having to sign in.

The 7plus addon is contained in the SlyGuy repo, along with addons for 9now and 10play.

Best Kodi addons for cartoons and anime

Whether you’re into anime or are just looking for something to keep the kids occupied, there is a Kodi addon that provides most of what you’re looking for. Below, you’ll find the best, most popular Kodi addons for cartoons and anime in 2022.

Funimation Now

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Funimation is one of the best official sources of dubbed anime. It costs $5.99 a month, but there’s a 14-day free trial so you can see if it’s right for you before committing. A premium account is required to use the Funimation Now Kodi addon, but once you sign up you’ll have access to hundreds of classic and newly released anime.

Location: Kodi repo


disney+ kodi addon July 2020

It’s finally here! The Disney+ Kodi addon is finally available, and it’s beautiful in all of its streamlined form. This addon cuts through the messy and slow interface that’s currently available on Disney+, making it easier to navigate Disney+ and get to the content you want.

As a reminder: the Disney+ Kodi addon will only work if you have a Disney+ account.

You’ll find the Disney+ Kodi addon in the Sly Guy repository.

Best Kodi addons for general video

The following addons provide access to libraries of content that don’t fit neatly into one of the classifications above. They cover everything from vlogs to viral content to cutting-edge documentaries, so they’re great for when you can’t decide what to watch.


YouTube Kodi addon best kodi addons

Everybody knows YouTube – it’s the largest video sharing platform on the internet. The YouTube Kodi addon maintains most of the functionality of the website and allows you to access your playlists, watch history, and channel subscriptions.

NOTE: YouTube recently changed the way that their API works, which broke the YouTube Kodi addon, and any others that relied on this (FilmRise, Documentary Storm, and so on). If you can’t wait for an official fix, it’s possible to use these addons as normal after setting up a personal API key. This only takes a few minutes!

Location: Kodi Addon Repository


dailymotion kodi addon

Dailymotion is another user-driven content platform, which means it’s perfect for those times when you’re not sure quite what you want. With thousands of hours of content being added every day (as well as live streams spanning every conceivable genre), you’ll never be short of something interesting to watch.

Location: Kodi addon repository


Vimeo Add On

Vimeo is a little like YouTube, but it has a larger focus on culture and society. For instance, you’ll find plenty of indie documentaries, cooking shows, and artistic short films. A great choice for anyone interested in learning something new.

Location: Kodi addon repository



You’ll love this new Kodi addon if you also like free movies, TV shows, anime, cartoons, and other geek culture items. Formerly known as Viewster, this addon (and website) underwent a change of hands and branding in the past few months. It is now known as CONTV and delivers free content across a variety of genres.

Location: Kodi Addon Repository


best kodi addons september twitch

Any gamer worth their plats knows about Twitch (even if they don’t watch streamers). If you want quick and easy access to your favorite Twitch channels, you can get it through the Kodi addon. What’s more, the slims out the UI, making it much easier to navigate around and find channels. And because of how it works, Kodi cuts out all of the annoying advertisements you’d normally have to wade through on the website and app,

You can install this addon from the official Kodi Addon Repository.

Warning: This addon only works with Kodi installations prepped for Python3. At present, that means you can only use it with Kodi Version 19 Alpha 1 or Version 19 development builds. 

Best miscellaneous Kodi addons

The addons below don’t contain any of their own content. Rather, they provide additional functionality to Kodi or enhance the user’s experience in some way.


Trakt Kodi addon best kodi addons

Trakt is an online service that keeps track of your media consumption. When you use the Trakt Kodi addon, it automatically adds movies and TV shows you’ve watched to your Trakt profile. This allows you to easily find the last episode you watched, even when using Kodi on a different device.

Location: Kodi Addon Repository (program addons)

Lastest Kodi developments

It’s been a quiet few months for Kodi! Version 19.4 was released in March, and mostly just fixed a few bugs. The last real news came back in June of last year, when the Kodi community suggested names for the next version. Historically, each release has had a sci-fi themed name, and each has began with the next letter in the alphabet (“Krypton”, “Leia”, “Matrix”, and so on). Ultimately, it was decided that Kodi 20 would be known as “Nexus”, although the developers were keen to stress that this wouldn’t be arriving any time soon.

Other than this, the biggest change was in January 2021, with the release of the first official Kodi 19.x build. This came with a series of updates to the way installed addons are maintained. Many of these were technical changes, but there was one in particular that’s worth making a note of. Simply, addons that you manually install from a zip file or URL will no longer be updated.

To get the most recent version, you’ll have to delete the old version and choose to install the new one for yourself. This provides a little more security and prevents (for example) a hacker from using a recently-deleted developer’s GitHub account to push out a malicious update.

To learn more about Kodi updates, check the official development team’s regularly updated blog section.

Keeping up with Kodi addons

The best thing that can happen to the Kodi community is, well, little to no news. After a rocky few years thanks in no small part to the third-party add-on community, Kodi is back on track to being a silent but growing app for media playing.

Keep on up the latest changes to current Kodi versions. You can read more on that directly from the Kodi Foundation changelog.

Want to stay ahead of addon releases? Check out the Kodi Foundation’s video addon forum.