In this tutorial, I will show you how to install any addon on Kodi. 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.
Attention, Kodi Users!
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I personally use ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is very easy to install on any device including Amazon FireStick. You get 3-months free and save 49% on its annual plans. Also, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied, you can always ask for a refund.
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. Click System
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 Exodus Redux 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 Exodus Redux addon is https://i-a-c.github.io
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 redux 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 redux 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 Exodus Redux 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 (Exodus Redux Repo in this case)
15. Click Video add-ons
16. Next, click the addon you wish to install from the repository (Exodus Redux 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.
Note: In Kodi 18, you will see an additional popup. 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 or 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, live TV, and Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Kodi. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kinds of streaming apps and devices.
NOTE: We do not encourage the violation of 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. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Click HERE to download and install the ExpressVPN app on your streaming device. If you are using a FireStick, I have given the exact steps starting with Step 4 below.
Step 3: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That's all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for Kodi.
The following are the steps to install Kodi VPN on your Fire TV devices. If you have other streaming devices, follow Step 1-3 above.
Step 4: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE (if not subscribed already).
Step 5: Go to Fire TV Stick home screen. Click Find followed by Search option (see image below).
Step 6: Type Expressvpn in the search bar and select when it shows up.
Step 7: Click Download.
Step 8: Open the ExpressVPN app and Sign in using the email ID and password that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription.
Step 9: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your FireStick is now secured with the fastest VPN.
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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