In this tutorial, I will show you how to install any addon on Kodi 18.1/18.0 and Kodi 17.6 The method outlined can be used on FireStick, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV, Android Boxes, Android Mobiles, and all other Kodi supported devices.
We have recently revamped our Best Kodi Addons list and added dozens of new and working Kodi addons to it. Sadly, a lot of existing addons on this list do not work. But, the good news is the new ones are even better than some of the popular, yet non-functional old addons.
I will be publishing the separate installation guides for each addon. That might take a little while though. In the meantime, if you wish to install any addon from our list, you can refer to this generic guide. The installation steps are largely the same across all addons. To make things simpler, we have provided the name of the repository and the hyperlink of the source with every addon.
Most Kodi addons are sourced from the third-parties. Kodi has an internal security setting that doesn’t let you install such addons. You need to change the setting first in order to install your favorite addons on any device. Here are the steps:
#1 Open Kodi and then open Settings from the home screen
#2 Now click System settings on Kodi 17.6 or click System on Kodi 18
#3 Next, select Add-ons on the left of the screen
#4 Now, simply enable the option Unknown Sources on the right (if it is disabled or off)
#5 When prompted, click Yes
How to Install Any Addon on Kodi
Any add-on installation is primarily a 3-part process as follows:
- Add Source
- Install Repository
- Install the Add-on
I will cover these 3 parts in the following steps. In this guide, I am taking The Magic Dragon addon as an example. But, the process remains the same for all other video addons.
#1 Run Kodi and open Settings
#2 Click File manager
#3 Click Add Source
#4 When you see the following window, click <None>
#5 Enter the source URL in the designated empty field on the top and click OK
Note: We have provided source URL for each addon in our Add-ons list. You need to type the exact URL in the box as shown in the image below.
For instance, source URL for The Magic Dragon addon is http://mavericktv.net/mavrepo/
#6 Type the name of the source in the field Enter a name for this media source and click OK.
Note: You may choose any name you like. The idea is to make the name identifiable with the source.
For example, I choose mavrepo for the source I have used in this guide as an example
You have successfully added the source. Part 1 is thus complete. We move to the next part now where we install the repository.
#7 Now go back to the Kodi home-screen and click Add-ons
#8 Click the open-box icon on the top-left (also referred to as Package Installer)
#9 Click Install from zip file
#10: Now you need to click the name you chose for the source earlier in Step 6.
It is mavrepo in our example case
#11: On the following screen, you should see the zip file for the repository. We have provided the name of the repository with each addon in our Kodi Addons list so that you know which repository you are looking for. Some sources contain multiple repositories.
Note: You may not find the repository zip file directly when you click the source name. Some repositories are contained inside the folders within the source. Since you know the name of the repository, finding it inside the folders should not be difficult. The zip files usually use the following naming convention: repository.repositoryname-x.x.x.zip
We are using MaverickTV Repo as an example in this guide. This is how it looks.
#12: Now, wait for the repository installation notification. It appears on the top-right of the window.
You have successfully installed the repository and completed Part 2. We now move to the third and final part where we install the Add-on from the repository.
#13: Click Install from repository
#14: Click the repository you have installed (MaverickTV Repo in this case)
#15: Click Video add-ons
#16: Next, click the addon you wish to install from the repository (The Magic Dragon in this case)
#17: Click Install
Note: In Kodi 18, you will see an additional popup (not shown in the image). Click OK when you do.
#18: Wait for the add-on installed notification to appear on the upper-right of the window
That’s it! You have successfully installed the addon of your choice. Now, go ahead and access it from the Kodi Home-screen > Add-ons > Video Add-ons
Before you start streaming with Kodi Addons / Builds, I would like to warn you that everything you stream on Kodi is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Kodi users are strongly advised to connect a VPN while streaming. A VPN for Kodi will bypass ISP throttling, Government Surveillance, and geo-restriction on popular Add-ons. I always connect ExpressVPN on all my streaming devices and I suggest you do the same.
ExpressVPN is the fastest and most secure VPN. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it freely for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for the full refund.
NOTE: We do not encourage the violation of the copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on Kodi, here's how to get VPN protection in 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Get the ExpressVPN subscription HERE.
Step 2: Click HERE to download and install the ExpressVPN app on your device.
Step 3: Click the Power icon to connect a VPN server. That's all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for Kodi.
So, this is exactly how you install any addon on Kodi. The installation procedure is exactly the same for all addons, except the part where you locate the repository zip file within the source name (Step 11). Finding the zip file is easy. But, should you run into any difficulty, let me know via the comments section below. I will guide you through the exact steps. And, as I already said, we are soon coming up with individual tutorials for all our featured add-ons.
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