What is Kodi?
Many of the people living alone do not really wish to subscribe to a television service provider. they do own a television set but the service provider might be costly so what to do? In this age where internet is a key to every locked door, Kodi uses the internet too, to keep you entertained. All you need to do is install Kodi or buy the software and then you can enjoy all the shows that the servers keep on updating on the application.
But there are limitations for Kodi too. You will be restricted to watch only the shows and the movies that the server will update on the application. What if you want to watch a video from YouTube or you want to stream a television channel with the internet? For all these, you will have to install Kodi addons that will allow you to stream everything from internet on your television set. Kodi addons can be installed from the in-built directory or you can also use third party websites to download and install Kodi addons.
How to install Kodi addons
Let us see how to install Kodi addons from in-built directory and from third party websites:
If you want to stream a channel from television using internet or if you want to watch a video on YouTube, you will have to install Kodi addons that will help you serve your purpose. So, to install Kodi add-ons, there are two ways.
- You can either install Kodi addons from the pre installed repository which will have a list of add-ons
- you can choose to download the add-ons from third party websites (repositories or zip files) which have Kodi addons. But if you are choosing the latter, you will have to make sure that they are safe and legal to use.
When you power the application on, you will see a homepage which has icons placed on the screen. Here, you have to look for “Install add-ons from Repository”. Once you find the icon, click on it to find the number of Kodi addons that you might like to install.
After you find the list of Kodi addons, read the description of each add-on. This will help you get a better picture of which add-on does what job. Like, there will be an add-on that will be related to YouTube. But there will be two types such as one that allows you to stream the videos and the other one will allow you to download the videos.
Kodi add-ons are little difficult to grasp as they use a lot of jargons. Yet, after you are accustomed to it, you can easily find Kodi addons. Once you find the right Kodi add-on, click on it and the add-on will start installing in the background. After the installation is done, click on Install that will appear in a dialog box.
This way you will be able to download and install the Kodi addons of your choice from the in-built directory of Kodi addons.
Another way is installing Kodi addons from repositories, you just need to add your repository and Addon will be installed automatically in the background. You can get more details about installing Kodi addons from repositories here. So, whenever developer updated the addon in the repository, your addon will get updated automatically.
Another way of installing Kodi addon is installing directly from a .zip file. You download the Kodi addon from external websites as a .zip file and copy it to a USB stick. Now connect USB to Kodi and go to Kodi Settings -> Add-ons -> Install from .zip file and navigate to the zip file on your USB drive.
How to configure Kodi addons?
Once you have downloaded the Kodi addons, some might not just work. But that does not mean that the add-on is faulty. You will have to make minor changes or what we call as configure the add-on such that it is suitable for your application.
To configure the Kodi add-on, you will have to go to the settings menu of the application. To go to the settings menu, press “S” on your keyboard when the application screen is open. This will lead you to the settings window. Once you are in the settings window, check the add-on that you have installed.
Now you will have to do the trial and error method if you are not really a technical mind. After each time you change the configuration of Kodi add-on, try and run it. This will also help you gain experience. Once you approach the right configuration, save the settings.
This will configure the Kodi add-on according to your application. Make sure that you save the settings because if you do not then the add-on will stop working again and you will have to repeat the procedure. You can also see tutorial videos and images on the internet for better understanding.
Hope you have understood how to install Kodi add-on and run it perfectly on your personal computer.