We are glad to see you on our Kodi repository roundup! We have managed to test the latest streaming channels and have found out where you could get the best streaming quality. We have repositories that will be just for you. Read on for easy-to-follow instructions that will show you how to get all the 1Best Cody repositories for August 2017.
Note: The main aim of this article is to help Kodi beginners with installing Kodi builds. If you already know how to do that, use the table of contents to skip down to the installation instructions.
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- Before we Proceed
- The “Kodipocalypse” is over
- A beginner’s guide to Kodi repositories
- Two quick ways to install a Kodi repo
- Verified Kodi repositories (Last update: August 2, 2017)
- Working repo #1: Ares Repository
- Working repo #2: Kodil (Kodi Israel)
- Working repo #3: Noobs and Nerds
- Working repo #4: Mucky Duck
- Working repo #5: Smash repository
Before we Proceed
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The “Kodipocalypse” is over
In June, a lot of Kodi users were afraid of the end of Kods support and streaming. In retrospect, the mainstream media’s view of what was happening in the community at the time looks more than a bit silly.
Kodi developers have found how to cure some problems caused by the TV Addons take-down. Most of the important App that were available on TVAddons are now downloadable via other sources.
What is more, most of Kodi users didn’t even spot some differences in streaming that during the “crisis”. The makers of our 3 favorite Kodi builds were able to quickly push out fixes to correct the problems caused by the demise of TVAddons.
A beginner’s guide to Kodi repositories
If you don’t know what does repository mean, this short guide is just for you. If you have a question about any of the info provided below, feel free to post a comment.
What are repositories?
Repositories are virtual places for installation files. They allow addon makers to quickly push out important updates and bug fixes to all their users.
ADDITIONAL KODI TERMS YOU SHOULD KNOW
For Kodi community newbies, here is a short glossary of Kodi terminology that you will come across in this article and elsewhere on the web.
- Addons add extra features to the core Kodi media player.
Addons are Kodi applications or plugins that allow you to receive signal with Kodi like stream movies and TV shows. Because Kodi is open source, anyone can create and release new App. There are two main types of App: official App and 3rd party App. Official App are endorsed and approved by the official Kodi development team, but 3rd party App are not. Most of the popular video App you’ll run across online fall into the “3rd party addon” category.
- Kodi developers – coders that make Kodi software.
As a rule, there are only two types of developers: official Kodi developers and 3rd party Kodi developers. The official Kodi development team maintains the base Kodi software platform. The independent coders that release addons, builds, wizards and other Kodi extensions are called “3rd party Kodidevelopers.”
- Kodi repositories – containers with files and updates for Kodi.
In case you download a self standing addon remember that you won’t be able to get the updates. Using a repository, on the other hand, will allow you to enjoy your App with the added benefit of automatically receiving updates for all your App.
- Kodi builds come with custom settings which come with popular Kodi App.
A Kodi build is extremely flexible, Kodi users can do a lot of things with custom builds and addons. Builds come with pre-installed App and repositories. Kodi builds also have unique wallpapers, widgets and menu bars. The best builds are streamlined and up-to-date, but many are slow and contain lots of old App and deadlinks.
Two quick ways to install a Kodi repo
There are only two ways of installing a Kodi repository. One of the best ways is to use your web browser to download the installation files to your hard drive. The other way is to use Kodi itself to download the file instead.
For those who use a laptop or PC for launching Kodi, the first way is the best way. But if you use a Kodi box to run Kodi, you’ll have to use the second approach.
Please note that these are generic installation instructions. Specific instructions for each repository will follow further down the article.
If you have a laptop/desktop PC
- Download the repository zip file
- Open Kodi and click addons
- Click the box icon
- Open the zip file from within Kodi via the install from zip menu
After two-three seconds a popup message will inform you that the installation process is complete. After you see the popup, you can access the repo via install from repository. Once you’re in the repo, you’ll be able to browse all kinds of different App and install whichever ones you want to get.
If you have a Kodi box
- Set up a file source in Kodi’s file manager by going to gear icon → file manager → add source.
- In file manager, click where it says <none> to enter in the URL where the repository installation file is located.
- Name the file source by clicking the box underneath where it says enter a name for this media source.
It will appear in file manager only after selecting the source. Just click the file source and choose the repository you want to install, and you’re good to go.
Verified Kodi repositories (Last update: August 2, 2017)
We have checked the repositories in this list and can guarantee that they are still available. We also looked at each repository’s addon list to see if anything new was added. If you have trouble installing any of the repositories on our list, please drop us a line in the comment section and let us know.
Working repo #1: Ares Repository
Ares Repository is a huge group of developers that work together to bring us lots of cool builds and App.
With the help of the Ares Repository, you can can get an addon installer called Ares Wizard. Ares Wizard provides super user friendly point-and-click installation for a number of great App that we’ve covered here on AddonHQ. Ares Wizard is available in the program App section of the Ares Project repo.
Ares Wizard is good thanks to that the list of App is always fresh. Old App get plucked out and replaced with new ones on a regular basis. Also, the Ares Wizard allows you to see how many times an addon has been downloaded.
Ares Wizard can deal also with installing builds and other Apps. Because anyone can create a build and upload it to Ares Project, not all of them are of good quality. However, if you stick to the builds that appear at the top of the build list you’ll find some of our favorite builds.
- To learn more about Ares Wizard, read: How to Install the How to Install the Ares Wizard on Kodi.
Ares Repository file location
To get the Ares Project repository you should use one of two methods described previously. Here is a link to the Ares Project installation file:
Working repo #2: Kodil (Kodi Israel)
Kodil was on the top for quite a long period of time, but after the TVAddons repo crashed few weeks ago a lot of people have changed their attitude. A massive storehouse of App can be found in Kodil. When we checked out Kodil on August 2 2017, there were 827 total video App.
Kodil is more than an addon from a thrift shop. You’ll might find some cool App in Kodil, but you have to sort through all the junk to get to the hidden jewels.
It would be a good improvement if there was an ability to sort the addon list by update date. But unfortunately, all the information you get is the version number. The only practical way to find out if a Kodil addon works or not is to try it out yourself.
Still there are a lot of add App hanging in the Kodil archive, this repo is definitely worth a look because it contains lots of rare App that are impossible to find anywhere else now that TVAddons is gone.
- Film Emporium
- Genesis Reborn
- Pro Sport
Kodil repository file location
Working repo #3: Noobs and Nerds
When we checked the Noobs and Nerds recently, and we have found a few important App: SportsDevil, Metalliq and Bob. However, in recent weeks the Noobs and Nerds admins have added a handful of additional App to their catalog.
Noobs and Nerds has no addon catalogue as others. However, versions of App that you will find on Noobs and Nerds are generally more up-to-date compared to Kodil.
Noobs and Nerds Repo file location
To install the Noobs and Nerds repository choose one of two methods installed earlier. Here is the link to the Noobs and Nerds installation file:
Working repo #4: Mucky Duck
Most Apps on Mucky Duck’s are small repository and usually out-of-date. Gorilla Streams, Moviepool, Pubfilm and LuckyTV all have flashy logos and artwork, but they don’t seem to work at all.
The addon worth downloading is Duckpool.
Duckpool is the same revamped iStream app.. It’s got lots of great built-in streaming sources, a search history feature and an internal bookmark system for saving your favorite streams.
Duckpool is supported with updates, so it is a great choice to install the Mucky Duck repository so that you can get the patches as soon as they come out.
Mucky Duck installation file
Install the Mucky Duck repository using a method described in the article previously. Here is the link to the installation file:
Working repo #5: Smash repository
Smash (Kodi developer) has done a hard work when the TVAddons went down.
When we first looked at the Smash repo, we found a small but good selection of video App. In addition to hosting two popular App that went down with TVAddons (Exodus and SALTS), other good App like 1Channel, Aluc and IceFilms were also available.
In recent weeks, Smash has removed Exodus and substituted in an addon called Gurzil – a new Exodus fork. Several other good App have been added to the mix as well.
Use a new Smash Wizard installer to get the latest addon. Smash Wizard offers point-and-click access to lots of different App, repositories and builds. Smash Wizard is available in the program App section of the Smash Repository.
- Rolling steel
- Skyllar C
Smash Repository installation file
You can install Smash Repository using one of the two methods described in the beginner’s section of this guide. Here is the link to the installation file: