If you are reading this article, that means it is safe to assume you are already familiar with the basics of the Kodi software. Therefore, there is no need to offer anything but the briefest of introductions simply to make sure all the bases are covered before proceeding.
Kodi is free media player app which is available for several operating systems. As such, you can use it on a number of platforms to scratch that TV, movie, or music itch. It can stream media as well as play it from local storage.
In addition to being free, it is also open-source. This has been one of the keys for its popularity as it has allowed the widespread creation of add-ons.
Important Note About Kodi Add-Ons
An add-on is a software component which expands or enhances the features of a program. In this case, the base Kodi player can get improved functionality. There are many official add-ons for Kodi, and they are available from sources (so-called “repositories”) associated with the developers. With these, there are no particular issues to worry about, and you can use them as you see fit.
However, we’ve already mentioned that Kodi is an open-source program. This means absolutely anyone can freely create an add-on without official support or recognition. And these third-party creations have been the reason why Kodi has attracted a degree of notoriety in the past.
Namely, some of them have allowed users to access licensed content. And depending on the exact nature of that content and certain legal frameworks, this can be illegal. Therefore, you need to make sure you research each unofficial add-on and how it relates to the laws of your country before using it. Otherwise, you run the risk of committing copyright infringement.
That being said, it’s time to get to the add-ons themselves.
The Most Popular Choices
Since there are so many different Kodi add-ons out there, both official and third-party, there is really no objective way to determine which ones are the best. So for the purpose of this article, we have decided to equate “best” with “most popular”. According to current usage trends and recent online polls, the following add-ons are some of the standouts.
1. Neptune Rising
Neptune Rising allows you to watch various movies and TV shows in HD quality. It comes with an easy-to-navigate layout which lets you quickly search for content. There are even submenus which give you the possibility to narrow down your search according to different criteria such as genre, year of release, etc. You can also create your own playlists for movies and TV shows to make navigation quicker.
Exodus is one of the most famous Kodi add-ons of all time. It gives you access to vast libraries of movies and TV shows, as well as the ability to watch live TV channels and listen to radio stations.
Boasting an excellent search feature, Exodus users can categorize content based on genre, ranking, popularity, and several other categories. You can also fine-tune several playback settings and enable (or disable) subtitles.
3. The Reddit Add-on
Being a massively popular online community, it only makes sense for Reddit to have a lot of supporters among Kodi users. Therefore, it’s no surprise these two platforms have come together in this form.
By using this add-on, it is possible to watch Reddit videos straight from Kodi. There is no need to use a browser. Considering the nearly countless subreddits and the sheer number of videos you can find there, this can provide you with an awful lot of content.
4. Pure Sports
As the name implies, this add-on allows you to watch live sports events. The offer is wide and you are likely to encounter your favorite sport. Another huge benefit is that is it very well categorized, allowing you to quickly find the game you’re looking for.
If you’re a fan of Kodi, the odds are good you also enjoy video games. The Twitch add-on allows you to combine the two and watch streamers from all over the world play their favorite games. Many are professional gamers who are among the best at what they do, making them very exciting to watch.
These are just five popular Kodi add-ons, and there are many more for you to choose from. Just remember two things. One is to make sure you are in the clear as far as licensed content is concerned. We already mentioned this, but it’s worth repeating. The other is that it’s not unusual for some Kodi add-ons to stop functioning, meaning you’ll have to look for alternatives.
Keep this in mind, and the many add-ons will allow you to take the functionality of the Kodi player to a whole new level.