Kodi is one of the software media players which is designed for home theater PC use. It is an open-source project that runs on Windows, Linux, OS X, Android and iOS operating systems.
It features a 10-foot user interface which can be used with TVs and remote controls. It provides you the ability to play videos, view images, record Live TV and it is quite customizable. Kodi was previously called XBMC.
The real ability of Kodi appears from its customizability which is ranked among the best in the open source community. With various add-ons, you can make changes interface, add minor enhancements or even extend Kodi with all new functions. It has various ways to install add-ons. You can point to the add-ons repository through the “Get Add-ons” option, or you can download the .zip files and then click on the “Install from zip file” option. Mentioned below are the top 10 best Kodi add-ons to try out. So, here is the list.
1. Addon Installer for Kodi
In case you wish to manage everything which is related to the plugin from one centralized interface, then Addon Installer is the first thing to install. It allows you to browse, install and also update different plugins which are available in its repositories.
2. Yahoo! Weather
This plugin provides you with the weather forecast from the Yahoo’ weather service. However, there are other competitors as official add-ons such as Met Office, Oz Weather, Weather China, etc. which are certainly the way to fulfil your forecasting needs.
Stream All The Sources or in short- SALTS, it allows you to stream TV shows as well as movies from different sources. This add-on scrapes numerous links to bring you various high-quality sources and also supports Real-Debrid which remains to be the premium host when it comes to high-quality video streaming. It also includes videos in different qualities such as HD, high, medium and lows. With tons of sources, this add-on also features library integration along with Trakt support so that you never lose your watch list. It also comes with “Subscription” feature which syncs the movies and the TV shows to the Kodi video library.
This add-on is movies and TV shows multi-scrapper Kodi add-on. It is called as Genesis replacement and is identical to Genesis when compared with its interface and other features. It does lack features such as library integration along with favorites although it also features Trak.tv integration with latest Real-Debrid API.
It was called as LetMeWatchThis in the past, and it is known as 1Channel and PrimeWire, the site which is one of the oldest as well as largest of its kind. It focuses majorly on movies along with TV shows too.
This add-on uses the approach which is best described as a hybrid between Genesis and Phoenix/Playlist Loader. This add-on is a content aggregator which uses both scrapings along with user-contributed playlists. It features almost everything from TV Shows and movies to live streams to different podcasts along with another sort of multimedia content available.
7. Watch 1080p
This new add-on is targeted at people who cannot bear lower quality movies. However, you can still find movies streaming sources in 480p, this add-on generally includes movies in 720p as well as 1080p quality from various separate sources which are reliable. This add-on duly categorizes movies according to years, popularity and other factors.
This add-on allows you to see movies and TV Shows from different sources. It also consists of popular sources such as GVIDEO which also provides 1080p movies at a great speed of streaming. This add-on comes with support to Real- Debrid and Trakt integration.
Live TV streams haven’t been discussed yet. We have gone from convenient methods of seeing Internet videos along with films and TV shows, finally returning to TV programming. The geographic differences and various channel packages are quite useless in the face of Internet. This add-on solves the problem by giving lists of streams.
10. TV Guide
You may have to use Kodi to stream live TV, and it also makes sense to keep TV guide. This protects you from switching between channels as well as switching away from Kodi. This add-on provides you an overview of what is currently on the TV at that instant.
YouTube has been the most popular site for video sharing and it is the biggest as well. That’s why we can’t ignore its existence and hence its in our list of top 25. This addon allow you to add remove favorites, subscribing to new channels, browse feeds from respective regions and searching video with advanced options. All the unavailable video will automatically be filtered out, so that you get the latest and best version of a video you are searching for.
With SportsDevil you can enjoy your favorite sport shows like NFL and more, you just need to install the SportsDevil addon which provides SuperRepo respository. With daily updation in the catalog of this add-on you will be able to see live sporting events like boxing, wrestling, all NFL games and UFC matches. Events like English Premier League, Cricket, Basketball, Hockey and Baseball can also be seen with quality of 480p to 720p.
13. TuneIn Radio
With more than 100,000 radio stations and close of five million podcasts TuneIn is an exceptionally popular radio podcast service. You might knew about it as many smartphones and tablets have it installed as a default app. The plugin could be an unofficial one, but it allow you to use it in your Kodi.
Opensubtitles is another subtitle plugin that works exactly like lyrics add-on, which I consider as a counterpart. There are other official subtitle addons that might give you an extra edge if you can’t find anything in OpenSubtitles, these include addons like – Subscene, Divxplaner, Titlovi, Podnapisi, etc.
Music lovers will surely like this addon as its aimed to make them happy. MusicBox has an added support for many major music streaming services that act as a third party. These services includes Digster, Last.fm, iTunes and 8Tracks. MusicBox can be used once you create account on VK.com. Other major features includes recommendation, searching of tracks and billboard charts from US and UK. The only thing it lacks in the music video streaming, but if you are looking for good playlists in music filed than MusicBox is what you need. Another add-on that can give you access to your Spotify is Spotimc, its great for people using Spotify.