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30+ Best Kodi Addons working in April 2021 (of 130+ tested)

We round up the best Kodi addons for April 2021. We've tested 130+ addons to find the best for movies, TV, sport, cartoons and more. We also dug into a few new unique options for regular Kodi users to consider.
Ian Garland Streaming, Kodi and VPN Expert

Best Kodi addons

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 2021 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 2021. And this month, we’ve got a treat for any Australian readers out there: an all-new Kodi add-on for Binge!

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; IPVanish 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.

34 best Kodi addons

There are the best official Kodi addons as of 2021. While some have regionally restricted content, you can unblock them from anywhere using a VPN like IPVanish.

  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. Fite.tv – Sports content for fight sports. Free to use
  20. Sling TV – Live TV from major US networks.
  21. Cartoon Network – Kids TV shows and cartoons, free to use
  22. Comedy Central – All the latest shows from Comedy Central, free of charge
  23. Indigo – Maintenance addon for maintaining your Kodi addon settings
  24. Trakt – Watchlist tracking for TV shows and movies
  25. Indy Darlings – A hot new option for wrestling fans, including AEW broadcasts
  26. National Geographic – A Kodi addon scraping directly from the NatGeo website with free content available
  27. Vimeo – Offers thousands of free short films, documentaries, and videos examining everything from fashion to anime and more.
  28. ConTV – A Kodi addon for free comics, TV shows, movies, anime, and much more
  29. NHK World TV – Complete live and on-demand access to NHK World content
  30. Disney+ – The Kodi add-on for access to Disney+ on Kodi
  31. Freeform – Access to FreeForm’s free content (no account required!)
  32. Buzzr Live – Game shows to your heart’s content, both new and old
  33. Twitch.tv – Full access to Twitch video game and other streaming channels
  34. Binge – Foxtel’s TV and movie streaming service finally makes its way to Kodi

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 IPVanish. 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 has no connection limit. In other words, you can secure every device you own simultaneously.

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

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

Our favorite new Kodi addon: Binge

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.

The Binge Kodi addon can be installed from the SlyGuy repository.

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.

Crackle

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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

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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

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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

Popcornflix

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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

Tubi

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: TVAddons 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

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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.

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

NewsON

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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: Kodi Addon Repository

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Our favorite new Kodi addon: Buzzr Live

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Your love of game shows can now be satisfied with Buzzr Live. This Kodi addon has no on-demand TV viewing options, which is a bummer, but it does provide an endless stream of game show episodes for your enjoyment. The shows are a mixture of new(ish) and old game shows, including many of the somewhat funny and sometimes racy game shows from the 1970s.

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 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 April 2021.

Fite.tv

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Featured as our favorite addon when it launched last year, Fite.tv is a streaming service that offers 10,000 hours of free fight sports video. You can install this addon directly from GitHub.

Location: ArberDev Addon Repository

DAZN

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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.

You’ll find the Sling TV addon in the official Kodi addon repository, and you’ll need to connect it to your account using your username and password.

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

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 plugin.video.indydarlings Kodi addon and click to install

FreeForm

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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+.)

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 2020.

Cartoon Network

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Cartoon Network offers on-demand access to a wide selection of high-definition children’s TV shows. It’s completely free to use, and no registration is required. Cartoon Network’s content is only available from within the US, so overseas Kodi users will have to connect to an American server in order to watch.

Location: TVAddons repository

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.

Disney+

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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

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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

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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

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

ConTV

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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

Twitch

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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 Twitch.tv 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 Twitch.tv 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

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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)

Third-party addons for miscellaneous

The following addons are popular but are not contained in the official Kodi repository. This means that they may provide access to unlicensed content in some way, or provide functionality that has not been sanctioned by the Kodi development team. We advise our readers to use the following addons at their own risk.

Indigo

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Indigo (previously known as Fusion) is an addon that allows you to install additional addons and perform maintenance, similar to the Ares Wizard. However, since TV Addons relaunched with its new legally-focused addon policy, it only contains non-infringing addons. Indigo also has a dedicated section for Kodi skins, so it’s a good choice for people looking to change the way Kodi looks without installing a build.

Click here to read our interview with TV Addons following their intense legal battle.

Location: Fusion Addon Repository

Lastest Kodi developments

In January 2021, the Kodi team released 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.

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  • Hello guys, I have a question that I would appreciate if you help me clarify.
    I have a raspberry pi 2 where I installed the OSMC and which is connected to the television and by network cable to the router.

    I also installed a version of Kodi on the laptop (windows 10), which is connected to the same network but via wifi.

    When I search for a movie, I see many more results and sources available on the laptop’s kodi than on the raspberri pi.

    Can anyone tell me why?

    Can I do anything to resolve this situation?

    Thanks

    • Hi there, if you’re using the same addons on both devices, I can only assume that there’s something going on in the code that’s preventing some sources from showing up on the Raspberry Pi. It could be that certain sources encode their video in ways that can’t easily be decoded on low-powered devices, or perhaps the settings required for decoding these streams simply aren’t available — this is why the Netflix addon took so long to get working on the Raspberry Pi, for instance. Unfortunately, there isn’t really much that can be done about this situation except try a different addon. Hope this helps, Ian

  • I was trying to watch Pretty Little Liars using the Exodus Redux add-on. It seems that whoever uploaded all the links for season 2 episode 6 are all for a different show called Liar. I tried all the links and got the same thing. Any idea how to get to the right show or have them fix it?

    • Hi Heather, addons like Exodus Redux just scrape links to shows that they find elsewhere on the internet. I think what’s happened here is that one of the sources has mislabeled this particular show, meaning there’s not really anything users or even Exodus Redux developers can do about it, I’m afraid. Ian

  • To your readers: when Kodi first came out I didn’t bother with a VPN, not fully understanding the legal implications of watching movies that were unlawfully obtained. Until one day I received a registered letter from a satellite company demanding I pay $3,000 or go to court. Yes, It was a legitimate letter. They were able to track my account from my IP Address. Paying the penalty put the fear of wisdom in me. I use IPVanish and watch legal programs with some peace of mind. USE a VPN. Thanks

  • I’ve been trying to use several things off Kodi for 2 plus years and whatever it is….it buffers. I can stream videos on my pc, phone etc; but everytime I try to use Kodi it buffers. What am I doing wrong?

    • Hi Chris, if this problem affects several of your devices, it could be that your internet speeds aren’t fast enough. If possible, I’d try connecting to the internet over a wired connection or lowering the video quality to see if that helps. Thanks, Ian

  • Good evening Ian. Greetings & salutations. This is actually the very first time i’ve been a guest here and as an avid user & huge fan of not only Kodi itself as a not for profit enterprise created to eventually & inevitably make any/all media content readily & easily available to ALL of us … not only those who can “AFFORD” it. It seems quite apparent that you really try to assist everybody in need of advice here – honestly this is well above the 50 – 60 % I usually witness on other similar blogs or forums. I do realize it can become overwhelming and frustrating at times, certainly with many troubleshooting asks being so repetative. Guess I can attribute this loyal dedication to your subscribers/members due to that memory from way back – when once upon a time, you were wearing those same shoes. That alone is what seperates your blog from the rest: it seems that you genuinely have an interest in helping others- Good Man!

    • Hi there Davey, first of all, thanks for reaching out! It’s always nice to hear that you’re making a difference. Kodi can be pretty tricky to use at times, and although the wiki is fairly expansive, it could be clearer on certain things, which means that we often receive similar questions like “Can I keep my addons after an upgrade?”. I don’t mind at all, though, since the best thing about troubleshooting Kodi is that most issues are fairly simple to fix. Even when the problem is more complicated, it can be fun trying to eliminate all of the possibilities – especially if this involves hands-on testing. Thanks again, Ian

  • Hi. I’m the developer for Indy Darlings – I appreciate the publicity but I want to make sure that it’s clear what the addon is and more importantly, is not.

    Indy Darlings is:
    1. A fully legal addon that pulls content from public youtube feeds. It does not affect the hard work of any youtube artists who have their product monetized.
    2. A good source for free content.

    Indy Darlings is NOT:
    1. A way to watch paid content online. It does not pull any content from Bleacher Report or B/R Live, WWE, or any paid source.
    2. A way to circumvent paying for content. If you want something that requires a subscription or payment, this is not the addon to use.

    Again, I appreciate the publicity and I’m constantly working on this addon to bring new content as I find it. I also have another wrestling themed addon, the unofficial Wrestling with Wregret addon. I just don’t want people to think that my addons are something that they are not.

    Thanks!

    • Hi, I’ve updated the addon description to make it more clear that this is an entirely legitimate addon. Also, thanks for leaving a comment – it’s always nice to hear from the devs themselves! Ian

  • Hi there, I’m interested to know why you say the Netflix addon is available directly from the Kodi Repository, because it isn’t.

    • Hi there, thanks for letting me know – we try to keep things as up-to-date as possible but occasionally, things slip past us. I’ve updated the post to point to the new location. Ian

  • Hi from New Zealand find lately sports Devil not working as well lot of buffering ?? what other sites do you suggest for Rugby League ,Rugby union and pga golf .Supremacy sports was good but now down .Kel With Australian league get some feeds from Matt Huisman channel 9

      • Thanks but only channel nine two games a week other sites like rugby are pay ones Do you have any other sites that we may get these feeds??Also pga usa golf feeds ?? We can get Sky and pay but they only give you what they want to give feed that they want to play hence miss out on a lot of games ,any other suggestions would be appreciated Kel

    • Hi Dave, what exactly is the problem? Are you seeing an error when you try to use an addon? Ian

  • Why would you put filmRise at the top of the list? go to nocable.org and everyone is complaining that it has too many repeating commercials and 3 times the volume. So it’s a pretty bad idea to rate this so high. It de-legitimizes the entire article.

    • Hi Bryan, FilmRise does have its downsides, that’s true. However, it also offers a pretty wide selection of content, some of which can’t be watched for free anywhere else. Plus, since it’s included in the official Kodi repo, it’s quick and easy to try out, even if you’re new to Kodi. It might not be the be all and end all of streaming services, but for these reasons alone, I think it’s worth including. Thanks, Ian

  • I was kind of shocked to see cCloud on the Avoid list because cCloud’s better than ever. Bane had problems with the AI he uses to help him run the site a couple months ago but he not only recovered everything he found some new talent to help him manage the site. He’s been running it all by himself for the last 5 years so it’s good to see that he’s finally got some help.

    The 24/7 section’s working well, about the only issue is the live Joker TV feeds aren’t working at the moment so stick with the Captain America/Marvel TV feeds as they mostly work great. I love this addon, I use it every day.

    • Rick you are right. I happened to open ccloud after not looking at it for a long time. Was quite surprised how well it works

  • Has anybody heard of Bully Cable UFO? My cousin on Facebook is selling Fire sticks with Kodi and so far that’s the only thing he’s mentioned to me that is on them is Bully Cable UFO. And the service is $20/month, plus there is other stuff that comes with it, but there seems to be several red flags.This is his post exactly, and I apologize in advance:

    “KODI ABSOLUTE BUILD AND
    KODI ALL ACCESS CABLE PACKAGE

    **Important Note**
    Our devices are 100% Legal!!

    Our fire stick and fire TV are not JAIL BROKEN.. There is nothing downloaded on to the device everything is Uploaded from the internet…

    What you need:
    * Amazon Fire Stick(s) or Fire TV(s)
    * WiFi Internet
    * Amazon Account (which is free to sign up)
    * HDMI Output On Your TV

    Pricing :
    2nd generation Fire Stick is $85.00 each or $75.00 if you buy 2 or more.

    3rd generation Fire TV (has larger processor which will run faster with less lagging) is $135.00 or $125.00 if you buy 2 or more.

    What you will get :

    When you buy your device you will get a free subscription to Kodi.
    With the Kodi build you will have access to the absolute best Kodi designed build ever made.

    You will get access to 6 add-ons where you will get everything from sports, TV shows, movies and so much more. This also includes Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Movies and YouTube Red all for free.
    You get anything and everything you can imagine.

    Cable program :

    The cable package is $20. 00 per month for the entire household.
    If you have more than 1 device in your home you will only pay 20 bucks per month period…
    It’s an automatic payment through PayPal every month of 20 dollars and here is what you get :

    You will receive the All Access Kodi Cable that is almost identical to the cable you have now but at a fraction of the price.
    With this program you will receive :
    Live TV Network
    Kids Programming
    All Sports Programming
    All Premium Channels
    Music Channels
    Live Pay – Per View Events
    NFL Ticket
    MLB Ticket
    NBA Tickets
    NHL Ticket
    24/7 TV Shows
    It’s is every single thing you’ve ever wanted in your cable programming all for $20.00per month.

    If you are seriously interested in buying a device from me contact me as soon as possible so I can get your device ready..

    If you have any questions message me or text me at *********

    Thanks.”

    • Hi Elias, I would strongly recommend not paying your cousin any money, and I’ll explain why.

      1. You can get a brand new Fire Stick for $40 on Amazon.
      2. “When you buy your device you will get a free subscription to Kodi.” – Kodi is not a subscription service, and has always been free to use.
      3. “You will get access to 6 add-ons where you will get everything from sports, TV shows, movies and so much more. This also includes Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Movies and YouTube Red all for free.” – This is impossible.
      4. “All Access Kodi Cable” – There is no such thing.
      5. “It’s is every single thing you’ve ever wanted in your cable programming all for $20.00per month.” – You can watch a huge variety of live and on-demand TV/movies legally, and for free; just install some of the addons from the official Kodi repo.

      The good news is that if you were considering subscribing, you’ve just saved $20 a month. I’d recommend reading some of our articles on official Kodi addons (like this one: https://www.comparitech.com/kodi/install-filmrise-addon) and seeing if any of those are what you’re looking for. Thanks, Ian

      • Plus, I was wondering if you could look further into it. I think this Bully Cable UFO is just a reworked name of another build called Bully 215, which might be illegal. Their website is kodibully215.webs.com.

      • The only other thing to ask is if what my cousin is doing is illegal? If it is I need someway to explain it to him cause this thing he calls “Bully Cable UFO” sounds like an illegal Kodi build, and it sounds like he could get in serious trouble legally and financially.

        • Elias, while I haven’t tried the service myself, the website looks incredibly shady. It’s hosted by a free service, too, which is a huge red flag.
          Now, regarding legality: if the devices aren’t truly jailbroken (for instance, if he’s only installing officialy licensed apps), then there’s no problem. However, it is an issue if he’s selling them with apps providing unrestricted access to copyrighted content like newly-released movies. The following article concerns UK law, and there are differences in the US, however I think you can get a clearer view of the situation by reading it: https://torrentfreak.com/fully-loaded-kodi-box-sellers-receive-hefty-jail-sentences-180524/

  • Its such a shame Tinklepad has stopped working. It was my favourite addon, does anyone know of a way to obtain the addon and adjust it myself? If so, please DM me.

    • Hi Suzy, I’ve never heard of Teecup and a quick google search didn’t return any real results. Got to say, it doesn’t sound promising but feel free to remind me of this comment if Teecup becomes the next big thing. Ian

    • Hi Rocky, can you trigger the error and take a look at the debug log? This should give you an idea of what the issue is. If you’re stuck, I’d be happy to take a look for you. Ian

  • It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate to this fantastic blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will share this website with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

  • Lol unofficial add-ons are the main reason why people use kodi. I use placenta with real debrid and it’s amazing. For free links I have to say Neptune might be the best.

  • Hey Ian,
    I have an error with my kodi. Keep getting check log, but the log gives me the same error and I cannot view it.
    I reinstalled 4 times, the %APP% is cleared… don’t know what else to try… any suggestions?

    • Just noticed your on Windows.
      Make sure you are running the most upto date version of Kodi 17.

      Clear your Kodi data then reboot router and device at same time.

      Then download this repo (one I know is 100% working)
      http://wolfpackcrew.xyz/repo/

      If you still have problems it’s 99.9% a problem with your windows drivers rather than with Kodi.

      • Kodi was working fine, then that error started popping and I can’t fix it!
        Kodi 18 didn’t fix either! I am so disappointed… and nothing I have been suggested helped… anyway, if you want more detail or keep trying, you have my email address. It would be best since this problem is hogging this blog! Lol

    • Without knowing if you use a build or what addons & versions, Kodi version ect it’s hard to guess.

      Best I can do is advise you download the FireDL app from your app store (Play store, amazon, apk pure etc) and type in code bmc176.

      As that’s a version I can guarantee is 100% working.

    • Error still. I guess I’ll wait for version 18… please delete the post with the log info. Thanks for trying.

    • Hi Adèle, have you tried deleting the userdata folder? If you let me know which operating system you’re using, I can tell you exactly where this is. Thanks, Ian

        • Hi Adèle, can you try going into the Player Settings menu and changing your render method under the Videos tab? Sometimes, this error happens because your hardware isn’t suited to the selected rendering method. Thanks, Ian

          • I can’t get any of the add sources to work. I made sure I type them correctly and nothing is working.

          • Hi Stacey, first of all, make sure your device is connected to the internet. It sounds obvious but you’d be surprised how often that’s the issue. Are you receiving an error message when you try to add sources, or are you having trouble installing addons from sources that you’ve already added? Ian

          • Okay, and changing it didn’t solve the issue? Can you try changing your audio output device under System Settings -> Audio and seeing if this fixes the problem? Could be as simple as plugging in headphones or trying different speakers. Thanks, Ian

        • There’s nothing at all in Kodi’s userdata folder after you uninstall it? Usually, certain files will remain so that if you upgrade or reinstall, all your addons would be saved.

          To clarify, I’m talking about the folder that appears when you open the start menu and type “%APPDATA%\kodi\userdata” into the search box.

          If there’s anything here, delete it and reinstall Kodi. If not, and your problems continue, we’ll have to come at it from a different angle. Thanks, Ian

          • Okay, can you get Kodi to show the error again, then go to

            %APPDATA%\Kodi\

            and see if there’s a file called kodi.log in here. This might help us find the root cause of your issue. Ian

          • No I an mot usine a build. Version 17.6
            Add-ons Placenta and Neptune, but then tried only the ones in the kodi repo but the same error pops up.

          • Are you using a custom build or anything like that? Have you installed the latest version of Kodi? Which addons do you have installed? Usually I’d suggest sending the log over but since that’s not an option, we’ll have to think about potential causes for ourselves. Thanks, Ian

          • Yes, “%APPDATA%\kodi\userdata” into the search box and even tried to show hidden files. Nothing is left.

  • I have no issues with Exodus for movies or TV content, but don’t use it on any of my computers. However, it works fine streaming content and even searching for content, so why the dier report for this addon if it still works in some markets, as with other addons as well?

    • Hi Eric, that’s a good question. There are a few reasons why we don’t recommend using Exodus.

      Firstly, it uses unofficial sources.
      Second, the older software gets, the more vulnerable it becomes. The risks can be mitigated if developers release updates frequently enough, but since Exodus’ fanbase is split across several different forks, there’s a chance you won’t even know that a potentially huge vulnerability had been fixed.
      Third, Exodus was among the addons named in the Bell Canada lawsuit. There are huge, international companies involved and if they want Exodus to be taken offline, it will. It’s just a matter of time.

      Thanks, Ian

  • hook the firestick to your computers HDMI, load it up with whatever and a VPN, then put it back on tv………

    • I’ve had a quick look and it seems like there’s a real lack of any official Canadian IPTV addons. Hopefully someone can create something soon to help fill this void. Thanks, Ian

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