Hey there! If you enjoy watching Fox News and want an easy way to access all their content, you’re in the right place.
In this guide, I’ll be walking you through the full process of installing the Fox News Kodi addon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV device. With just a few quick steps, you can unlock a massive library of Fox News shows, segments, articles, and more.
Let’s get started!
An Introduction to Kodi
First, a quick intro for anyone unfamiliar with Kodi.
Kodi is a free, open-source media center application. It allows you to organize and play your local media library, as well as stream content from online sources.
Kodi runs on a wide range of devices like Amazon Firestick, Roku, Android phones/tablets, PCs, and more. It provides a unified experience across all platforms so you can take your media with you wherever you go.
One of Kodi’s biggest advantages is its flexibility. There are thousands of addons that can be installed to enhance its functionality. Addons add new features and content to your Kodi setup.
For example, the Fox News addon we’ll be installing brings live streams, shows, articles, and on-demand videos from Fox News into the Kodi interface. Other popular addons let you stream movies, TV shows, sports, and much more.
Kodi combined with the right addons is an extremely powerful cord-cutting tool. It offers an alternative to expensive cable/satellite packages at just the cost of an internet plan.
According to research from The Motley Fool, over 31% of US households have now cut the cord and rely on streaming media instead of traditional pay TV. Kodi is becoming increasingly popular as more people look to take control over their content.
Now that you understand what Kodi is, let’s look at how to install the Fox News addon.
Step-by-Step Guide to Installing the Fox News Kodi Addon
These instructions will work on any Kodi device including Firestick, Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield, and Android TV boxes.
Launch the Kodi app on your device. Access it from your home screen/app drawer.
Once Kodi opens, click on the gear icon in the top left corner to enter the settings.
In the vertical menu on the left side, choose “Add-ons”.
Next, select “Install from repository”.
This will open the Kodi Add-on Repository. Click on “Video add-ons”.
Scroll down until you find “Fox News” and click on it.
Finally, press “Install” to begin the installation process.
You’ll get a prompt asking to install additional dependencies. Go ahead and confirm this.
Wait a minute or two for the installation to fully complete.
Once finished, the Fox News addon will be ready to use. Back out to the Kodi home screen.
Navigate to “Add-ons” and open “Video add-ons”.
Launch the “Fox News” addon you just installed.
That’s all it takes! In just a few quick steps, you now have full access to Fox News on your device through Kodi.
Sometimes you may run into errors during the installation process. Here are some tips for troubleshooting common issues:
Enable “Unknown Sources” in Kodi settings – This allows addons to be installed from unknown repositories.
Clear the Kodi cache – Old cache files can prevent dependencies from installing correctly.
Manually install dependencies – If prompted, install any dependencies directly from the Kodi repository.
Try a different repository – The addon may also be available in other repos like Fusion or cCloud TV.
Restart Kodi – Often a simple restart can fix random errors.
Reinstall Kodi – In rare cases, a clean reinstall of the latest Kodi version may be needed.
With a bit of trial and error, you should be able to sort out any issues getting the Fox News addon installed.
Overview of the Fox News Kodi Addon
Now let’s take a look at what you’ll find inside the Fox News Kodi addon:
All Fox News content is organized into logical categories:
- And more!
This makes it easy to jump directly to the news topics you’re interested in.
You can watch the Fox News live stream directly in the addon. This provides 24/7 access to breaking news and developing stories as they happen.
The live stream includes popular Fox News shows like Fox & Friends First, America’s Newsroom, The Faulkner Focus, Outnumbered, The Five, Special Report with Bret Baier, FOX News @ Night, and more.
Stay on top of trending stories with the Latest Videos section. Here you’ll find newly published and updated videos on important news events.
Don’t want to watch videos? The Top Articles section has links to the most-read Fox News articles and op-eds.
Binge full episodes and segments from all your favorite Fox News shows like Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity, and The Ingraham Angle.
You’ll also find clips from business shows like Varney & Co and Cavuto Coast to Coast.
Missed a news segment earlier in the day? No problem! The on demand feature lets you instantly replay and watch individual clips whenever you want.
As you can see, the Fox News Kodi addon provides easy access to a wealth of content. You get the full Fox News experience streamed directly to your device.
Fox News Kodi Addon vs. Other News Addons
The Fox News addon isn’t the only way to watch news through Kodi. Let’s compare it to some alternatives:
cCloud TV – cCloud TV is one of the most popular Kodi addons with over 1000 live TV channels. The downside is you’re limited to whatever is airing live at the moment.
USTV GO – US News channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, MSNBC. Provides live streams and on demand content.
YouTube – Official YouTube addon to watch clips from news channels. But no full live streaming or shows.
Pluto TV – Ad-supported live TV with a dedicated Fox News channel. Light on actual Fox content.
The main advantage of the Fox News addon is you get all their shows, segments, articles, and specialty programming on-demand. The others only offer live news or short clips.
If you want access to the full Fox News library, this official addon is a must-have.
Why Stream Fox News on Kodi?
Here are some of the biggest benefits of streaming Fox News through Kodi:
It’s free – Just pay for internet access, no cable subscription required. Kodi is 100% free open-source software.
More flexible – Watch on any device no matter where you are, anytime. Take yourShows and streaming with you on the go.
No contracts – No long term contracts or commitments. Cancel anytime.
Unlimited access – Stream as much as you want. No artificial limits or caps.
Latest content – New shows and segments added constantly. The content library expands daily.
Customization – Tailor Kodi to your needs with different skins and addons. Access other streaming apps all in one place.
Ad-free experience – Bypass annoying ads that interrupt your viewing. Watch Fox News uninterrupted.
As cord-cutting becomes more popular, Kodi offers a low-cost yet powerful alternative to cable and satellite. The Fox News addon provides quick access to all your favorite Fox programming.
And that wraps up this guide on installing Fox News on Kodi!
With the addon set up, you can now:
- Stream Fox News live
- Watch full episodes and segments on-demand
- Get breaking news as it happens
- Read top articles and opinion pieces
- Customize your news experience
I hope these steps were easy to follow. You’ll be streaming the latest headlines and shows from Fox News in no time.
Let me know if you have any other questions! I’m always happy to help fellow cord-cutters. Enjoy using Kodi to cut cable bills and access free streaming content.