Kodi is a fantastic piece of media center software which allows you to more easily stream your favorite films, TV shows, and music to devices around your home. However, it’s only as good as the content you can access. While you can use media that’s stored locally on your computer, that’s only part of what Kodi is capable of. You can also install software packages known as add-ons which can deliver content from numerous different sources, and from countries all around the world.
Related: The best Kodi movie and TV add-ons.
Kodi comes with a repository of official add-ons, but these are just a small sample of what is available. To fully experience what Kodi has to offer, you might want to install additional third-party repositories (also known as repos) such as Kodil. It should be noted that Kodil hasn’t been updated in a couple of years, so some of the add-ons it contains may not work properly anymore.
Kodil is short for Kodi Israel Group and contains a large number of add-ons. While some of these, like FilmOn.TV are completely legitimate, there are others which are not, and which provide access to unofficial and unlicensed streams. In this guide, we will only be focusing on how to install the Kodil repo and won’t be recommending any of the add-ons it contains. Before you install any add-on, it’s important that you properly research it.
Note: This Repo is currently inactive, check out our list of best Kodi repos for alternatives.
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.
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Of course, a guide to installing a repository isn’t much use if you don’t already have Kodi installed. To do this, open up your internet browser and go to https://kodi.tv/download. There are specific installers for various different operating systems, so choose the one you need, and the Kodi version you’d like. Once the file has downloaded, follow the steps to install Kodi.
Allowing unknown sources
As Kodil is a third-party repository, you’ll have to set Kodi to allow installation from unknown sources. Starting from the home screen, click on the gear icon underneath the Kodi logo (top left) to go to the settings page.
Next, scroll down the list on the left-hand side of the page until you reach the Add-ons tab. To the right, you’ll find an option which says Unknown sources. Click this, and then click Yes on the warning that appears. The toggle button should now be white instead of grey, and you can install anything you like. Return to the home screen by pressing the back or escape key twice.
Installing the Kodi Kodil repository
The first thing that Kodi has to know is where to find the repository. There are two ways of accessing it: you can either download it from here (link removed as this repo is currnetly inactive) and save it locally or tell Kodi to access it directly.
We’re going to begin by returning to the settings screen. To do this, click on the gear icon from before, but this time we’re going to click the File Manager option on the following page.
You’ll see a box which says <None>. If you didn’t save the Kodil repo locally, click this and type “http://kdil.co/repo/” without the quotation marks. If you did save it locally, you can click the Browse option on the right-hand side and navigate to its location manually. Once this is done, enter a name for the source – we’ve used “kodil” here just for simplicity, but you can name it anything you like. Next, hit the OK button.
Installing add-ons from the Kodil repository
Now that we’ve added Kodil as a source, we can install some of the add-ons it contains. Return to the home screen by pressing the escape key twice, then scroll down to the Add-ons option.
Click on the second to last option, Install from zip file. You’ll be presented with a list of all the sources from your Kodi file manager. Scroll down the list until you find the Kodil repository. Remember that if you named the repo something different earlier, you’ll be looking for that name instead of “kodil”.
On the next page, click on the repository named “kodil.zip”. Kodi might lag for a few seconds, but soon you’ll see a pop-up in the top right letting you know that it’s installed correctly. This time, click on Install from repository.
On the following page, you’ll find a list of every repository you’ve installed. Look through it until you find one named “..Kodil Repository”. From here, installing an add-on is as simple as finding one you’re interested in and clicking Install.
Congratulations, you’ve just installed the Kodi Kodil repository. You now have a good selection of officially licensed media at your fingertips, so whether you’re looking for live TV streams, films, news or sports, you’ll never be at a loss for something to watch.