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Revision as of 08:52, 7 April 2014

Home icon grey.png   ▶ Extras ▶ Add-ons

Add-ons are packages that add features and functions not normally included with XBMC. Add-ons are developed by people on Team XBMC and third-parties. XBMC has a growing list of community driven add-ons for online content like YouTube, Hulu, Grooveshark, Pandora Radio, as well as skins (themes) and more available from a common official repository, while still enabling third-party developers to also host their own unofficial repositories for add-ons that any user can choose to add themselves if they like.

1 General topics

Nuvola apps kthememgr.png Add-on manager
The Add-on manager's purpose is to manage the various add-ons to the Kodi application. It can be browsed like any other section and the various installed/uninstalled, enabled/disabled add-ons. In the Add-on manager you can also change the settings for auto update, notifications and search for installed add-ons by bringing up the slide in submenu (press left to show/hide). The Add-on manager is not where you go to run add-ons, but only to install and configure them.
Gnome-compressed.svg Category:All add-ons
A categorized listing of all add-ons in the XBMC.org repo, along with a few others. Many pages contain documentation for both users and developers, as well as links to forum help, websites, and more.
Applications-development.svg Add-on development
A place to learn how to develop 3rd party Add-ons for XBMC
Crystal Clear app kcoloredit.png Skins
Skins are also considered a type of add-on, and can even integrate other add-ons to enable certain features. See the skins section for skin-specific topics.

2 How-to's

HOW-TO:Change skins
Many of us have been tempted by the allure of Kodi's beauty. There are some excellent skin designers out there who have gone to great lengths to create and share beautiful ways of viewing and navigating our media collections. As default, Kodi comes with the excellent skin Estuary, but there are plenty more to choose from.
HOW-TO:Install add-ons
The basic steps for installing any given add-on in Kodi.
HOW-TO:Install add-ons from zip files
How to install an add-on that is not in the Kodi.tv repository using an add-on zip file.
HOW-TO:Set up subtitle services
As per Kodi v13 "Gotham", subtitles support is now built into Kodi. And instead of downloading a full subtitle download add-on, you now install one (or more) specific subtitle services.
Kodi uses add-ons to provide weather information. You can select from various global and regional weather add-ons and customize various location options.

3 Additional topics

4 Development