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Author: RogueScholar
Website: link
Type: Services

License: Mozilla Public License, v2.0
Source: Source code
Summary: Synchronize add-on settings between instances
Home icon grey.png   ▶ Add-ons ▶ AddonSync

Keep all add-on settings synced across all of your Kodi installations


The AddonSync service allows you to set one of your Kodi installations as the "Master" and have all your other installations automatically copy any changes you make to the add-on settings there. The master installation uploads them to a network share, and each time the slave instances are run they scan them for any changes and download them if found.


You can install the most recent version of this addon from a ZIP file from GitHub Releases. To install the latest development version instead, download the snapshot of the GitHub repository.


AddonSync works on a "Master" and "Slave" approach. There can be only a single Master installation, but any number of slave installations. First, set up the Master installation, this will export all of your add-on settings to a shared location.

Once you have your Master installation configured to share its settings to a shared location, you can configure any number of other installations to act as slaves and update their own add-on settings from that master copy.


There are some addons that will not be synced between installations, this is normally because they need to have their own configurations. These include:

  • Skin settings
  • Metadata add-ons
  • Built-in screensavers
  • Add-ons which have been updated on only a Slave or Master instance, such that the versions of the add-on no longer match



Installation Type
If this Kodi installation should work as the Master or Slave
Central Store Location
The location where AddonSync should store the addons data it needs to synchronise
Run at Startup
If AddonSync should backup/restore when Kodi first starts up
Update Interval (Minutes)
How often AddonSync should check to see if any settings have changed
Restart Updated Service Addons
If running as a slave and a service addon is updated, restart it to pick up the changes


Enable debug logging
Enables AddonSync debug logging (Required if reporting a problem)
Note: For this to work, system-wide Kodi debug logging must also be enabled.


Run Synchronization Now
Manually run the synchronize operation


Addon Synchronise Selection
Allows either All addons to be synchronize, or to include/exclude a set of addons
Select Addons
If not all addons are being synchronized, allows user to select those that are included/excluded


If reporting a problem, please also provide a debug log. To do this you need to enable BOTH:

  • Debug logging in the Kodi settings menu
  • Debug logging in the AddonSync settings dialog