Add-ons

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An Add-on is another piece of software that can be added to a program to further expand and enhance the features of that program. Imagine a smart phone and all the additional Apps that can be installed to enhance its functionality. Kodi has the same ability and these apps are referred to as Add-ons. Kodi has a growing list of community driven add-ons which can be installed 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.

1 Topic Navigation

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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.

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List of all Official Add-ons

A categorized listing of all add-ons in the Kodi Official Repository, along with a few others. Many pages contain documentation for both users and developers, as well as links to forum help, websites, and more.

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Unofficial Repositories

Kodi includes an interface to browse other repositories for add-ons that are not part of the Official Kodi Repository. A listing of unofficial repositories is available below.

Note: The listing here is provided as a convenience and Kodi does not warrant suitability of a repository or its add-ons. Although an initial check was conducted for inclusion into this list, over time the contents of a repository may have changed. The page is not actively patrolled, but action will be taken immediately once notification is received of breaches to our rules. Conduct your own checks to confirm the add-ons are appropriate.


2 Add-on settings

Each Add-on has its own specific settings which can be adjusted by the user. To access the Settings page of an add-on, locate and highlight the add-on in the Add-on Browser, call up the Context Menu and select Settings.


3 Guides

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.
Weather
Kodi uses add-ons to provide weather information. You can select from various global and regional weather add-ons and customize various location options.