How to download and install official Kodi addons. The official Kodi add-on repository, which comes pre-installed with the Kodi app, allows users to add various video and music addons to their library. Video addons that are included in the official Kodi repo are both safe and legal to use. You can use these add-ons to watch movies, TV shows, and live TV channels safe in the knowledge that you are not breaking any laws. So how do you install addons from the official Kodi add-on repository? Read the guide below to find out.
Setting up official Kodi plugins is actually pretty easy, given that you don’t have to setup the official Kodi repo yourself. You can use the steps below to install official Kodi addons on your FireStick, PC, Android, or Raspberry Pi.
Launch your Kodi application.
Head over to Addons.
Click on the little package addon installation icon in the top left corner.
Now select ‘Install from Repository’.
Next choose the Kodi add-on repository -> Video add-ons.
Click on the video you addon you wish to add -> Install.
Wait for the ‘Addon enabled’ notification.
Go back to your Kodi homescreen and click on Addons -> Video addons.
Choose the video plugin you’ve just installed.
Best Official Kodi Addons
Here’s a list of the best addons you can install using the official Kodi repo.
Many official Kodi addons only work in certain regions such as USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and Germany. To bypass these regional restrictions and watch live and on-demand content on any Kodi plugin you want anywhere you want you have to spoof your location online using VPN. Below are some of the benefits you get when using VPN with Kodi.
Unblock Geo-restricted Kodi Add-ons: There are a lot of Kodi addons, such as USTVNow, that you can only use in certain regions. With VPN you can bypass regional restrictions.
Bypass ISP Throttling: Ever noticed that your Internet speed is decent if you are browsing websites but suddenly drops when you are watching videos online? If that is the case, your ISP is probably throttling your Internet speed. Using VPN basically allows you to avoid that from happening.
Ultimate Privacy: Add an extra layer of privacy and security to all your online activities.
VPN Applications: You don’t have to be a tech-freak to setup a VPN connection thanks to user-friendly VPN apps on PC, Mac, Android, iOS, and FireStick.
From personal experience, ExpressVPN is the best VPN service you can use with Kodi. They have optimized their VPN apps to work better with Kodi add-ons and have a no-logs policy. Check out our reviewed list of the best Kodi VPNs in 2018 below.
A lot of people turn away from Kodi out of fear that they might be breaking the law. In case you want to use Kodi safe in the knowledge that you’re not doing anything wrong, only use addons that can be found in the official Kodi repository. Stay away from third-party plugins as those can be illegal and not safe to use.
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