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How Do I Install Addons On Kodi ?

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bolinao

Senior Member
May 26, 2011
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Hi,I need help please.
How do I install an addon ?
I have added some to my usb stick ,put it in the back of the fire tv box,gone to settings/addon/add from zip file,then navigated to the usb stick but it shows nothing...

What path do I need to navigate to to install addons ? or is it not possible ?

Hope someone can help me.

thanks
 

dbdoshi

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Jul 23, 2014
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How do I install an addon ?
I have added some to my usb stick ,put it in the back of the fire tv box,gone to settings/addon/add from zip file,then navigated to the usb stick but it shows nothing...

Have you installed StickMount for the FTV to see your USB? Or a more pertinent question, is your FTV rooted?

What addon are you trying to install?
 

Y314K

Senior Member
Dec 29, 2008
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487
Hi,I need help please.
How do I install an addon ?
I have added some to my usb stick ,put it in the back of the fire tv box,gone to settings/addon/add from zip file,then navigated to the usb stick but it shows nothing...

What path do I need to navigate to to install addons ? or is it not possible ?

Hope someone can help me.

thanks
This is very easy.. And there are tons of how to vid's on YouTube...

This is one of the best how to's...

https://www.youtube.com/user/vdubt25/videos - This are all his how to videos..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vx4Zfv6BYw - This one tells you how to install one from a .zip file

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAO6CUCC_a0 - This one tells you how to install repositories & how to find channels in said repositories...

Also the easiest non manual way is to either install TVMC or to use the TVAddon's installation options... All found here: http://tvaddons.ag/
 

bolinao

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May 26, 2011
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Y314K

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Dec 29, 2008
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No,my fire tv is not rooted and I have not installed stickmount,does the fire tv have to be rooted to install addons ?

thanks
You don't need to be rooted.. But I think you would need to be rooted or use stickmount to use a usb stick for the addons you have to manually load like the Digitele Sports..

But you can sideload the file(s) to SDCard/Download using the AFTV Utility app so you don't need to use a USB stick & delete the files with a File Explorer app later...
 
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bolinao

Senior Member
May 26, 2011
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Is there any other way of installing a repository to Kodi on a unrooted AFTV ?

AFTV Utility app is no longer working for me...
 

Terry T

Senior Member
Apr 25, 2015
71
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Go into Kodi then System/File Manager (if you are using the default Confluence skin, then File Manager is below System), choose Add Source, then on the <None> box hit enter and type "http:" then "//" then "srp.nu" without quotes and choose Done, then go down and give it a name, then choose OK. This installs the SuperRepo repository.
I had to post the address strangely because the forum says I'm too new to post a link.
 

bolinao

Senior Member
May 26, 2011
232
14
Go into Kodi then System/File Manager (if you are using the default Confluence skin, then File Manager is below System), choose Add Source, then on the <None> box hit enter and type "http:" then "//" then "srp.nu" without quotes and choose Done, then go down and give it a name, then choose OK. This installs the SuperRepo repository.
I had to post the address strangely because the forum says I'm too new to post a link.


I already have SuperRepo but it doesn't have the addon I want,I can download the Repo I want,but need a way of installing it on Kodi.
 

Terry T

Senior Member
Apr 25, 2015
71
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The put the zips in a folder on a PC, share that folder, and go to System/File Manager/Add Source/Browse and choose Windows share (SMB), then navigate to the PC and shared folder.
 

bolinao

Senior Member
May 26, 2011
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The put the zips in a folder on a PC, share that folder, and go to System/File Manager/Add Source/Browse and choose Windows share (SMB), then navigate to the PC and shared folder.

When I navigate to my pc,it just puts up a 'Locked Preferences' page where I need to put in a name and pw.. it wont let me go to my folder which I have shared.
 

Terry T

Senior Member
Apr 25, 2015
71
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Sorry, I've never seen that. I have a Windows 7 PC with shared folders that I need to put in my username and password to access, but it's available and just works.

Only other thing I could suggest is uploading the zips to Dropbox, then downloading them to the FireTV and using Addons/Install from zip to navigate the Downloads folder.
 

Ruffaz

New member
Dec 30, 2015
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Hi all, i have a loaded fire stick. Today when i switched it on its defaulted to the confluence skin and there is no longer all the sub menus and add ons to click on. They are all still installed as found a list of them all. How do i add folders and links? Thanks all
 

Ellie2016

New member
Jan 30, 2017
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Please help I have uploaded kodi to my firestick and put exodus on it but when I go into watch anything it's saying error check the log for more information ??