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Getting Started with Kodi and Kodi Addons in Ten Minutes or Less (17.1 Krypton)

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Here’s the scenario: you heard about Kodi from a friend/neighbour/coworker/relative but can’t seem to figure out how to set it up. There are too many Kodi addon guides on the net and none seem to make sense. This is why we’re here to help you, this is the most comprehensive guide you’ll find on the topic of installing the Kodi Media Center with all the best Kodi addons. The best part: it’s all free, and it’ll take less than ten minutes from the beginning to the end. This Kodi setup guide was made with the technologically illiterate in mind, so don’t be afraid, it’s easy!

Before we get started, we’ll quickly explain how the Kodi ecosystem works. Kodi itself is an open source media player software developed by the XBMC Foundation, an American non-profit foundation. It can do many things, but it seems that at least unofficially, the most popular use of Kodi lies with Kodi addons. That’s where we come into play, we’re the original source for the best unofficial Kodi addons. In the guide below, we’re first going to walk you through installing Kodi itself, and then how to automatically configure a selection of the most popular Kodi addons.

Please take your time, you’ll find each and every step of the Kodi installation process detailed as follows. Please remember that this is the unofficial use of the Kodi media center, and by no means its developers intended purpose!

Part 1 Download Kodi 17.1 Krypton

All you have to do in this step is download the Kodi installer below and then install the same way you would any other app.

Kodi 17.1 Krypton for Windows

Kodi 17.1 Krypton for Mac

Kodi 17.1 Krypton for Android (Google Play)

Kodi 17.1 Krypton for Android (Sideload)

Kodi 17.1 Krypton for Amazon Fire TV

Kodi 17.1 Krypton for NVIDIA Shield TV

Kodi 17.1 Krypton for Xiaomi Mi Box

Kodi 17.1 for Apple TV 4

Kodi 17.1 for iPad or iPhone

Kodi 17.1 for iPad or iPhone (Jailbroken)

Mac Users: If you get an unknown developer error when trying to launch Kodi for the first time, simply navigate to your computer’s System Preferences, followed by the Security & Privacy tab and press the Open Anyway button.

United Kingdom Users: It will be necessary to disable certain router security settings before continuing, we’d also highly recommend using a VPN Provider to circumvent site blocking.


Part 2 Add the Fusion Installer Source

The Fusion Installer is the bridge between Kodi and the world of unofficial Kodi addons, it’s the first thing every Kodi addon user needs.

Step 1: Navigate to the settings cogwheel at the top left of your screen.

Step 2: Select the System settings menu.

Step 3: Choose the Add-ons tab.

Step 4:  Click on the Unknown sources field.

Step 5: Press the Yes button to confirm that you wish to allow third party Kodi addons.

Step 6: Return back to the previous settings menu.

Step 7: Click on the File manager icon.

Step 8: Click on the Add source button on the left side of the screen.

Step 9: Click on the top input box that displays <None> under the Enter the paths or browse for the media locations heading.

Step 10: Using the on-screen keyboard, input http://fusion.tvaddons.ag and then click on the OK button.

Step 11: Click on the bottom input box under the Enter a name for this media source heading.

Step 12: Using the on-screen keyboard once again, input fusion and then press the OK button.

Step 13: Press the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Step 14: Return back to the Kodi home screen.


Part 3 Install the Indigo Tool

The Indigo tool is the key to jumpstart your Kodi addon experience. It allows you to install any Kodi addon you’d like, automatically configure Kodi, or even reset Kodi should you ever wish.

Step 1: Navigate to the Add-ons tab on the vertical menu bar.

Step 2: Click on the Enter add-on browser button.

Step 3: Click on the Install from zip file function.

Step 4: Select the fusion server folder.

Step 5: Choose the begin-here folder.

Step 6: Click on the plugin.program.indigo-1.0.4.zip file.

Step 7: Return back one level to the Add-ons menu.

Part 4 Automated Kodi Addon Configuration

We’re now going to walk you through automatically configuring all the best Kodi addons in one shot using our Indigo tool. Alternatively, you can also use the Addon Installer function within our Indigo tool to manually install your choice of Kodi addons.

Step 1: Launch the Indigo Program add-on for the first time.

Step 2: Wait a few seconds for the add-on to initialize for the first time.

Step 3: Select the Config Wizard function.

Step 4: Click on the Install button to confirm that you wish to proceed with the automated Kodi addon configuration.

Step 5: Wait a couple of minutes for the automated Kodi configuration to download and install.

Step 6: Click on the OK button to finalize the configuration process and restart Kodi.


Optional Part 5 Enable Live Streaming Support

If you plan on watching live TV, sports or live streaming content in the near future, you’ll need to manually enable this feature within Kodi. We’re not sure why this is no longer enabled by default.

Step 1: Relaunch Kodi and navigate to the Add-ons menu tab.

Step 2: Launch the Indigo tool once again.

Step 3: Click on the Addon Installer menu.

Step 4: Click on the Enable Live Streaming function at the bottom of the listing.

Step 5: Click on the OK button once complete. This part is done, you can now return to the Kodi home screen.


Optional Part 6 Configuring Debrid Services

Debrid services are basically shared pools of premium cyberlocker accounts for which you signup to one service in order to gain access to dozens of premium host accounts. This will give you access to substantially more reliable high definition streaming, more HD sources, and eliminate buffering.

Signup to the paid debrid service of your choice before continuing:

Real-Debrid

Premiumize

Step 1: Navigate to the settings cogwheel at the top left of the Kodi home screen.

Step 2: Select the System settings menu.

Step 3: Highlight the settings level at the bottom left of the screen that displays Basic by default.

Step 4: Click on the settings level button until Advanced is displayed.

Step 5: Navigate to the Add-ons menu tab.

Step 6: Click on the Manage dependencies function.

Step 7: Select the URLResolver dependency towards the bottom of the listing.

Step 8: Click on the Configure icon at the bottom of the screen.

Step 9: Navigate to the Universal Resolvers tab.

Step 10: Scroll down to the debrid service of your choice (we’re using Real-Debrid for this example), and then click on the Priority field that displays 100 by default.

Step 11: Use the Backspace button to clear the current setting level, and then input 95 and press the Done button.

Step 12: If you’re configuring Real-Debrid, you’ll now want to press the OK button at the top right of the window in order to save the priority level setting before continuing.

Step 13: Click on the Configure button once again.

Step 14: Select the Universal Resolvers tab once again.

Step 15: Once again, scroll down to the debrid service of your choice. If you’re using Real-Debrid, click on the (Re)Authorize My Account button, for Premiumize input your login details and then click on the OK button at the top right of the window.

Step 16: If you’re using Real-Debrid, you should follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account authorization process. You’ll want to visit the link using your computer’s web browser.

Step 17: You’re done! Once completed, you’ll see a quick message display saying Real-Debrid Resolver Authorized at the top right of your screen. Kodi will now automatically use your debrid service when available, giving you access to way more HD sources and less buffering. Return to your Kodi home screen and enjoy!


Part 7 Launching Kodi Add-ons

The most popular Kodi addons right now are probably Exodus, Stream All The Sources, 1Channel and The Royal We. As far as live TV goes, you’ll want to check out USTVnow Plus, cCloud TV, and Ultimate IPTV. There are many others installed that you might find interesting as well, so explore away!

Step 1: Click on the Add-ons menu tab on the vertical menu bar.

Step 2: Select the Video add-ons tab on the vertical menu bar.

Step 3: Click on any Kodi addon to launch it.

Hopefully that wasn’t too difficult, and somewhat educational. If you enjoyed this guide, please do your part and tell your friends/family/coworkers/dog about our web site! We hope you really enjoy your Kodi addon experience as much as we do!

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