What Is Kodi? Some Facts You Need to Know

Do you want to watch free movie, then we have a solution for you. In today’s article we will explore everything about Kodi. What is Kodi, How to install third party add-ons on Kodi platform and also about its legality.

What is Kodi and who developed Kodi
Kodi is an Open Source media player, meaning Kodi is free to use. Kodi is used to steam media content across all devices. You can use Kodi on your TV, Laptop, Computer, Phone, Tablets. Even you can run Kodi on Raspberry PI. The cheap and small Raspberry PI runs linux based Kodi Software.

“Kodi spawned from the love of media. It is an entertainment hub that brings all your digital media together into a beautiful and user friendly package. It is 100% free and open source, very customisable and runs on a wide variety of devices. It is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers and a huge community.”- Kodi Official Website says

Kodi was developed by XBMC Foundation. Kodi has been around since 2002. First Kodi was released as Xbox Media player in 2002. In 2003 Kodi was released as Xbox Media Center.

The Official website of Kodi is here. If you want to download Kodi then please visit here.

Kodi is like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, but it is open source, meaning you can think free version of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

How to Install third party Kodi Add-ons
Installing third party add-ons on Kodi is very simple. To install third party add-ons follow the following steps

Videos – > Add-ons -> Get more – > Scroll down the list -> Find the third party add-ons you want to install – > select it and install it.

How to install third party add-ons which is not listed in Kodi Add-ons list: – Installing third party add-ons which is not listed in Kodi Add-ons list is sometimes trickier to install. You can use Addon Installer add-ons to install those third party add-ons, but you need to install Fusion Installer.

How to Install Fusion Installer
To install Fusion Installer follow the following steps

Step 1: – Go to System menu
Step 2: – Open the ‘File Manager’ tab
Step 3: – double click ‘Add source’
Step 4: – Click <None>
Step 5: – Now you will find a text field named ‘Enter the paths or browse for the media locations’, Type http://fusion.tvaddons.ag
Step 6: – Click OK
Step 7: – Now you will also find a text field named ‘Enter a name for the media Source’, Type fusion
Step 8: – Click OK.
Step 9: – Now come back to main menu
Step 10: – Go to setting under system
Step 11: – from left navigation panel find add-ons
Step 12: – select Install from zip file
Step 13: – Select the fusion folder
Step 14: – click the ‘Begin here’ folder
Step 15: – select the ‘plugin.program.addoninstaller-1.2.9.zip’ file from the list.
Step 16: – Now come back to the main menu and go to Programs, then launch ‘Addon Installer’.

The installer will run and configure itself. After Installing Fusion Installer you can use addon installer to install any add-ons on your Kodi.

Is Kodi Legal to use
Yes Kodi is absolutely legal to use. If you lawfully access media content like videos, games, music etc. But many third party add-ons give you access to pirated content. So accessing pirated content using Kodi is illegal.

Kodi Official website states “The official Kodi version does not contain any content whatsoever. This means that you should provide your own content from a local or remote storage location, DVD, Blu-Ray or any other media carrier that you own. Additionally Kodi allows you to install third-party plugins that may provide access to content that is freely available on the official content provider website. The watching or listening of illegal or pirated content which would otherwise need to be paid for is not endorsed or approved by Team Kodi.”

Remember Kodi is widely used to view free copyright material, so watching illegal pirated content over Kodi can send you behind the bars.

Some Best Kodi Add-Ons: – Here are some Kodi Add-Ons for steaming TV show, movies, music, games etc.

  • Exodus
  • Specto
  • iPlayer WWW
  • Salts
  • Youtube
  • ITV
  • Velocity
  • FilmOne Simple
  • Freeview
  • 1Channel Primewire
  • Disney Junior
  • Phoenix
  • SoundCloud
  • Plex
  • HDHomeRun
  • Pluto.TV

If you want to view all available add-ons for Kodi, please visit here.

Disclaimer: Kodi does not provide any media itself. Users must provide their own content or manually point Kodi to third party online services. The Kodi project does not provide any support for bootleg video content.