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Best Kodi Repositories of 2017 – These Kodi Repositories are Still Working

Early this month, the moster TVAddons / Fusion repository went offline. That’s also true for Offshoregit.  Therefore, Kodi fans everywhere are facing all kinds of mistakes.

To help Kodi fans get up and running again, we’ve already updated our list of the best Kodi Repositories for 2017.  All the Kodi repositories on our list have been verified to make sure that they are still operational.

We’ve also provided a short guide for installing Kodi repositories at the beginning of this article.  If you already know how to install a repository, just scroll down to the bottom of the page for updated links to the best 3rd party Kodi repos that are still functioning. If you’re a newcomer, we highly recommend reading the repository installation guide before you download.

Note: This article was originally published on June 23rd, 2017. We updated it onOctober 24th, 2017.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended to help readers access content they already have purchased the rights to access, but are for whatever reason unable to access either temporarily, or permanently. aileyiz.biz does not support software piracy, and bears no responsibility for what you decide to do with the contents of this article. Furthermore, please note that aileyiz.biz in no way hosts, develops, or produces any of the software mentioned within this article. For more details, you’re welcome to view our full disclaimer here.

Contents

Before we Proceed

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Repository installation guide

This guide contains everything you need to know about Kodi add-ons and Kodi Repositories. If you require help, post your question in the comment section at the bottom of the article and we’ll point you in the right direction.

What are repositories?

Repositories ensure rapid access to add-ons.  They essentially allow you to download an add-on easily, while simultaneously providing you with automatic updates to keep them operational. If you download an add-on without also installing the repository that goes with it, you’ll miss out when the developer pushes out updates. Because most add-ons pull their streams from websites that go offline frequently, it’s important to keep your add-ons up to date so that the list of sources can be refreshed.

4 Kodi terms you should know

Just in case you are new to the Kodi community, here’s a quick glossary of some Kodi terminology that you’ll run across in this article and elsewhere on the web.

Add-on

An add-on is an extension for Kodi that adds new features or functionality.  Because Kodi is open source, anyone can create and release new add-ons.  A huge number of add-ons can be found in the official Kodi repository, while an even greater number can be discovered in unofficial repositories like the ones we’ll discuss later in this review. These third party add-ons are created by independent developers, and usually focus on delivering streams for movies, TV shows, and live sports to the end user (you).

Developer

There are two types of Kodi developers: official Kodi developers and 3rd party Kodi Developers.  The official Kodi development team maintains the base Kodi software platform.  The independent coders, which release add-ons, builds, wizards and other Kodi extensions are dubbed 3rd party Kodi developers.

Repository

A repository is a container that stores add-on files and keeps them up to date.  If you download a standalone add-on, you’ll be able to use the software but you won’t be able to get the updates. Using a repository, on the other hand, will enable you to enjoy your add-ons with the added benefit of automatically getting updates for all your add-ons.

Build

A Kodi build is a fully customized version of the Kodi software.  Builds come with pre-installed add-ons 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 add-ons and dead links.

How to install a Kodi repo

There are two ways to install a Kodi repo.  One of the best ways is to use your web browser to find the source files and then download the installation files to your hard drive. The other way is to use Kodi to download the file instead.

If you use a PC or laptop to run 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.

If you have a laptop/desktop PC

Please note that these are generic installation instructions. Specific instructions for each repository will follow further down the article.

Open up your web browser and Google the name of the repo that you are eager to install. Find the download link for the repo, and download the zip to your hard drive.  I personally prefer to download to my desktop, but you can choose any folder you want.

Once you have the repo zip file, navigate to install from zip from within Kodi to finish the installation.

If you’re utilizing Kodi 17 (aka Kodi Krypton) all you have to do is select add-ons from the main menu and then click the box icon on the top left hand part of the screen.

The leftmost icon is the box icon.

This is what the “install from zip” menu looks like in Kodi Krypton

If you’re using Kodi 16 (aka Kodi Jarvis), you can get to the install from zip menu by navigating to system > settings > add-ons > install from zip > desktop.

A screenshot of Kodi’s “install from zip” menu page (Kodi Jarvis)

After a few seconds, a popup message will appear to let you know that the installation is complete.  After you see the popup, you can access the repo via installfrom repository. 

If you have a Kodi box

Here’s how to install a Kodi repository if you use an android TV box to watch Kodi streams.

First, set up a file source in Kodi’s file manager by going to system > file manager > add source.  

Here’s what your screen should look like when you reach the add source screen if you’re using the latest version of Kodi (Kodi Krypton).

A screenshot of Kodi Krypton’s file manager.

To get to the screen depicted above, click the gear icon from the main menu and then click the file manager icon.

Use the gear icon in Kodi Krypton to add a source.

Here’s what the file manager looked like in Kodi Jarvis:

A screenshot of Kodi’s “Add files source” menu page

Double click where it says <none> to enter in the URL where the repository file is located.  Next, name the file source by clicking the box underneath where it says enter a name for this media source.

After you’ve set up the file source, it will emerge when you open up file manager.  Justclick the file source and choose the add-on you want to install.

Working Kodi repositories (Last update: October 24, 2017)

These are the best 3rd party Kodi repositories around right now.

Colossus

The Colossus repository added several interesting new add-ons. Source: aileyiz.biz

A recent website change brought down the Colossus repository and caught many ofKodi fans off guard.

An indie Kodi developer that goes by Smash was used to hosting Colossus, containing the popular on-demand TV/movie add-on known as Covenant.

Recently, Colossal and Smash seem to have parted ways. The Colossus repository is no longer available on Smash’s website.

After Smash removed Colossus, Covenant broke and confusion erupted on Twitter.

Confusion erupted on Twitter when Smash’s website changed. Source: Twitter

If you have Covenant and want to fix it, delete your Colossal repository and delete Covenant. Then, install them both again with the help of the Colossal installation link provided here below.

Despite the recent shakeup, Colossus is still the best repository to go tofor Covenant. A new Covenant update finally fixed its Trakt integration feature. If you use Trakt to keep track of which shows and movies you’ve watched, it’s definitely worth it to get the latest update.

Installation file

Here is the link to the official Colossal repository installation file (repository.colossus-999.999.6.zip)

The best way to get the Colossus repository now is via GitHub. Source: GitHub

Smash

The coder dubbed Smash doesn’t have much coding experience, but he plays a crucial supporting role in the Kodi community.

Smash is still learning how to code. Source: aileyiz.biz

Last summer Smash helped the Kodi community to stay afloat when he hosted a number of crucial add-ons on his website. The popular Kodi add-on hub TVAddons had dropped offline for a few weeks to prepare for a re-launch. The site was hit with two high profile lawsuits in June.

  • Note: Smash recently changed his website URL from mediarepos.net/kodistuff tomediarepos.org/kodistuff. Be sure to update your Kodi installation to reflect thechange, or else you won’t be able to download updates from his add-ons.

Installation file

Here is the link to the Smash repository installation file (SmashRepo.zip)

Ares Repository

The Ares Repository is operated by the Ares Project community.  The Ares Project makes perfect builds and their Ares Wizard program is also quite good.

The popular video add-on Exodus stopped working after TVAddons went down.  However, you can now download the standalone version of Exodus directly fromAres Wizard.

Only time will tell if the Exodus development team will make the Ares Project repo a permanent home, but for now you can use the Ares Wizard to get the last version of Exodus that came out before the TVAddons crackdown.

RelatedHow to Install the Ares Wizard on Kodi

Considering that the Ares Project has stayed very active on social media, it seems likely that Ares Project will keep supporting Kodi 3rd party add-ons for the foreseeable future.

A screenshot of the Ares Wizard splash screen.

An excellent place to go for builds

Once you’ve received Ares Wizard and the Ares Project repository, you can try out Apollo. Apollo is absolutely colossal build.  That can be a good thing if you’re on a laptop or desktop.  But if you’re utilizing a Kodi box, a smartphone or Raspberry Pi you might want to go with a build that’s a bit lighter.

If you are eager to have a slick looking Kodi experience without the hassle of having to sort through a ton of different add-ons, get Cellar Door instead.  Cellar Door is currently our #1 favorite build.  And because its developers are always pushing out patches, it is nearly always up-to-date.

  • Check out our monthly build review for more information about the latest and greatest Kodi builds.

A screenshot of the Apollo build’s movies page.

What to do if you get a “missing dependencies” error

We had no issues with installing Kodi add-ons via the Ares Wizard.  However, after attempting to install various add-ons via the Ares Project repository, we started running into “missing dependencies” installation errors.  But after we used Ares Wizard to run “Fresh Start,” everything worked like a charm.

You can find Fresh Start by clicking the “more” tab while in Ares Wizard.

MMA Planet

Ares Wizard has some great builds. However, when it comes to add-ons, the AresWizard collection is a bit weak.  They do host some good wrestling add-ons, though.

MMA Planet used to be called UFC Finest. Even though it now has a different name, it still features tons of old and new UFC content, a well-organized menu, high def streams, in addition to content from other little-known MMA leagues.

The MMA Planet add-on, available via the Ares Project repository

Wrestling on Demand

Wrestling on Demand has reliable live streams of the WWE Network, as well as a huge archive of nearly every key WWE event ever broadcast.

Read more about Wrestling on Demand and other good wrestling add-ons here: Best WWE Kodi Add-ons – How to Watch WWE on Kodi

The Wrestling on Demand add-on, available via the Ares Project repository

Ares Repository file location

You can install the Ares Project repository using one of the two methods described above. Here is a link to the Ares Project installation file:

http://ares-repo.eu/ 

Noobs and Nerds

The Noobs and Nerds team made a name for themselves when they breathed new life into a popular standalone add-on called SportsDevil.

The standalone version of SportsDevil was extremely buggy before Noobs and Nerds took it over because when SportsDevil first came out, it didn’t have an official repository.  As a result, many Kodi users ran into issues and errors when using it.  The Noobs and Nerds version of SportsDevil cleared up most of those problems.

Noobs and Nerds is small compared to other repositories.  However, but we think that there’s a chance that Noobs and Nerds will probably become bigger and more crucial in the near future.

A screenshot of the Noobs and Nerds repository

SportsDevil

As mentioned above, the SportsDevil add-on is available via Noobs and Nerds. SportsDevil isn’t perfect by any means. You’ll run into lots of dead links if you use this add-on. However, it does contain some working links as well, and is one of the most popular options for streaming sports via Kodi.

The SportsDevil Launcher addon

Metalliq

Another crucial add-on that you can find in the Noobs and Nerds repo is Metalliq. Metalliq is kind of like an add-on for add-ons.  When you click a movie or TV show in Metalliq, it’ll look through all your add-ons to see if it can find whatever it is you want. Metalliq works great with ExodusSpectoBob Unrestricted and other video add-ons.

Bob Unrestricted

After Exodus went down with TVAddons, many ex-Exodus fans shifted to Bob Unrestricted. Bob Unrestricted offers up a large library of full season TV shows as well as music videos and full-length HD movies.

Bob is new compared to Exodus and Specto. So, hopefully it will continue to get better as time goes on.


Noobs and Nerds file location

You can install the Noobs and Nerds repository utilizing one of the two methods described above. Here is a link to the Noobs and Nerds installation file:

http://noobsandnerds.com/portal/ 

SuperRepo

SuperRepo is a big collection of weird and little-known add-ons.  Super Repo is a huge repository, but unfortunately a large percentage of SuperRepo’s add-ons are broken. Still, there are a few key add-ons that have a home on SuperRepo.  Andnow that TVAddons is gone, more developers may eventually decide to host their add-ons there.

How to navigate SuperRepo

SuperRepo has so many add-ons that the administrators of SuperRepo had to divide their catalogue into several different sub-repositories.  That’s why you have to install the specific add-on sub-category that you want to look at after you install the main repo.

SuperRepo’s list of sub-repositories

For example, if you want to check out SuperRepo’s video add-ons, you have double click SuperRepo Category Video and then select install.

 

DramaGo

A couple of hidden gems can found in SuperRepo’s video add-ons sub-repo.  Dknight’s DramaGo, for example, is probably the best add-on for Asian drama out there right now.

Many of the add-ons you’ll find in SuperRepo were crafted by solitary developers, which were either unwilling or unable to launch a website to promote their Kodi project. Therefore, SuperRepo contains a lot of specialized add-ons built to appeal to niche groups of Kodi users.

SuperRepo installation file

You can install the SuperRepo repository using one of the two methods described in the beginner’s section of this guide.  Here is the link to the installation file:

http://srp.nu/krypton/repositories/superrepo/

Mucky Duck

Rumor has it that an important add-on may soon becoming to Mucky Duck: iStream. Before the XunityTalk repository went down, iStream was one of the best video add-ons out there.

According to Kodi Tips, iStream is already in the Mucky Duck repository.

But when we checked Mucky Duck to verify, we weren’t able to find iStream.

However, it does indeed seem like Mucky Duck may be in the process of joining forces with XunityTalk.

“IF I WAS EVER TO JOIN A TEAM IT WOULD BE @XUNITYTALK NOT SOME FLY BY NIGHT GROUP THAT IS LOOKING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A BAD SITUATION” – MUCKY DUCK VIA TWITTER

And here’s another clue that iStream could eventually move over to Mucky Duck:


Most of Mucky Duck’s add-ons are broken

There aren’t many interesting add-ons in the Mucky Duck repository right now. Gorilla Streams and Moviepool, Pubfilm and LuckyTV all have flashy logos and artwork, but they don’t seem to work at all.

Still, this repository is worth installing.  If Mucky Duck does indeed pickup iStream, the Mucky Duck repo could become relevant.  Also, Mucky Duck’s Twitter feed seems to indicate that he’s working on several new Kodi add-ons.

Mucky Duck installation file

You can install the Mucky Duck repository using one of the two methods described in the beginner’s section of this guide.  Here is the link to the installation file:

http://muckys.mediaportal4kodi.ml/

Kodil (Kodi Israel Group)

Kodil is like an add-on thrift shop. It features a ton of popular add-ons that can’t befound anywhere else, but it also has a bunch of add-ons that don’t work anymore. If you feel like digging around a bit, it’s worth a look.

Kodi installation file

You can install the Kodil repository using one of the two methods described in the beginner’s section of this guide.  Here is the link to the installation file:

http://kdil.co/repo/

Fusion (aka TVAddons)

Before it shut down abruptly in the first week of June 2017, the TVAddons repository had one of the largest collections of 3rd party Kodi add-ons. A few weeks later, TVAddons came back from the grave. All its shady add-ons have been replaced with more legitimate ones.

Indigo add-on installer

The TVAddons/Fusion repository works with the add-on installer called Indigo. Just fire up Indigo once you get this repo to install new add-ons.

A screenshot of the old version of Indigo. Source: aileyiz.biz

TVAddons installation file

You can install the TVAddons repository using one of the two methods illustrated in the beginner’s section of this guide.  Here is the link to the TVAddons installation file:

http://fusion.tvaddons.co/kodi-repos/english/

Dead Kodi repositories

The repositories listed here no longer work. If you see references to any of these repositories while searching for information about add-ons online, you might stop reading and try to Google a more up-to-date guide.

Dead Kodi repo #1: Echo (aka Orion) Repository

Several months ago, the developer dubbed Echo Coder took over the Kodi repository known as the TBD Repo.  He rebranded TBD Repo with a new name and started pushing out some excellent Kodi software.

For example, Echo Coding was behind the popular but now defunct cable TV guide emulator called Echo TV guide and the Echo Wizard add-on installer.  Echo Coding produced some good quality builds as well.

A screenshot of the old Echo repository, taken before Echo Coding went black several weeks ago

But a few weeks ago Echo Coding quit Kodi and deleted all his social media accounts. However, according to the tweets below Echo Coding might have briefly reemerged as @Orion_thebelt.

For now, all the social media accounts connect to Orion/Echo Coding now seem to have disappeared.

Dead repo #2:  Torrent Streaming Repo

The Torrent Streaming Repo used to rely on Offshoregit for hosting.  But now that Offshoregit is gone, this home for torrent add-ons is no more.

Here is what the Torrent Streaming Repo used to look like:

A screenshot of the now defunct Torrent streaming repo

Dead repo #3:  XunityTalk Repository

In addition to TVAddons, Echo and TSR, the XunityTalk repository also seems to have been pulled offline.

However, as told above some are assured that the Xunitytalk team might be planning to make a comeback.

According to a recent article from KodiTips,  XunityTalk’s most important add-on– a video add-on called iStream– is now available via the Mucky Duck repository.  Butwhen we checked Mucky Duck to see if iStream was indeed there, we didn’t see it.

A screenshot of the now defunct XunityTalk repository

Which repositories are you using?

New repositories are springing up all over the place. If you’re making use of one, which we didn’t mention here, please let us know in the comments section so that we can add it to the list.