Hey there! Looking to expand your entertainment options on Kodi? Let me walk you through how to safely install and use the Gen X addon on your Fire TV or Android device.
With this comprehensive guide, you‘ll be streaming tons of free movies, shows, comedy, and more in no time. I‘ll also share tips to keep your streaming private, secure, and anonymous.
So grab your remote and let‘s get started!
What is Kodi?
First things first – what exactly is Kodi? Think of it like a digital media center for all your entertainment needs.
Kodi began in 2003 as the Xbox Media Center (XBMC) software. It has evolved into a highly customizable entertainment hub that you can install on devices like a Firestick, Android box, computer, and more.
At its core, Kodi is just a slick interface for organizing and playing your personal media library. But where it really excels is through addons that give you access to free online streaming content.
There are thousands of addons that deliver movies, TV shows, live sports, music, gaming streams, and more in Kodi. But many of the top addons pull content from legal gray areas, which brings us to…
Is Kodi Legal and Safe to Use?
This is a common question for those new to Kodi. Here‘s a quick rundown:
Kodi itself is 100% legal. The base software is just a media player.
Addons and builds that only access free, legal content are also 100% legal.
Many 3rd party addons provide access to pirated streams and copyrighted content. Accessing these streams may violate copyright law.
According to research , over 93 million people use Kodi worldwide, but roughly 40% use it primarily for accessing copyright-infringing streams.
So how can you stay on the right side of the law?
Only stream content you have the rights to access
Use a VPN to protect your privacy if streaming copyrighted material
Ensure any paid subscriptions are authorized access to the content
Avoid addons and builds that focus exclusively on pirated content
Follow these guidelines and Kodi can provide 100% legal free entertainment. You control what you access.
Okay, now that we‘ve covered the legality basics, let‘s talk safety. Since many addons install from unknown third-party sources, you need to be cautious.
I always scan every GitHub repository URL with VirusTotal before installing unknown addons. This helps detect any malware threats. A VPN provides another layer of safety and anonymity.
Speaking of anonymity, let‘s talk about why a VPN is crucial for Kodi.
Why You Need a VPN for Kodi
When you connect to the internet without a VPN, all of your traffic is exposed. This means your Internet Service Provider and government can see what sites you visit and content you access.
But a Virtual Private Network creates an encrypted tunnel between you and the internet. This prevents anyone from intercepting your data or viewing your activity.
A VPN is vital for Kodi for three key reasons:
1. Privacy – Your identity and usage data remains hidden from your ISP and hackers.
2. Security – Encrypted data keeps your devices and Kodi access safe from threats.
3. Anonymity – Your IP address is masked so streaming activity can‘t be tracked back to you.
Research shows  that a staggering 91% of surveyed Kodi users feel more comfortable streaming with a VPN. And 83% feel a VPN should be essential for Kodi.
I agree 100%. A VPN may seem optional, but it‘s such a fundamental privacy and security tool that I consider it required for Kodi.
So do yourself a favor and grab a fast, reliable VPN like IPVanish before venturing into third-party Kodi addons. It protects you at the network level for all internet activity, not just Kodi.
With the VPN talk out of the way, let‘s get to what you came for – installing the Gen X addon!
Introducing the Gen X Kodi Addon
Gen X is a relatively new on-demand Kodi addon that provides access to tons of movies, shows, documentaries, comedy, and more.
This addon doesn‘t require a Real Debrid account, making it easy to set up. It‘s located in the No One repository, which we‘ll install first before grabbing Gen X.
Now I know digging through Kodi repositories and installing from ZIP files may sound intimidating as a beginner. But I‘ll walk you through the whole process step-by-step.
Before we get our hands dirty, let me give you an overview of exactly what we‘re going to do:
Here are the steps to install Gen X:
- Enable Unknown Sources in Kodi settings
- Add the No One Repo source
- Install the No One Repo
- Open the repo and install Gen X
- Access Gen X from the Add-ons menu
It may sound complex, but just follow along with me and you‘ll have Gen X up and running in no time.
The process for installing Gen X is the same whether you use a Firestick, Android Box like Nvidia Shield, or any other Kodi device.
I‘ll be demonstrating on a Firestick 4K, but you can follow along perfectly with any model Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV box.
Ready to get your stream on? Let‘s do this!
How to Install Gen X Kodi Addon
Here are the step-by-step instructions to add Gen X to your Kodi setup:
1. Open Kodi settings
- From your Kodi home screen, click the gear icon ⚙ in the top left. This opens the main settings menu.
2. Enable Unknown Sources
Go to System Settings > Add-ons
Make sure "Unknown Sources" is switched ON. This allows you to install from unofficial third-party repositories.
- Click Yes on the warning popup to confirm. This just informs you that addons from unknown sources may pose a risk.
3. Add the No One Repo source
Now go to System > File Manager
Click Add Source
Enter the path https://no-onerepo.github.io/ and name it "OneRepo"
- This points Kodi to the GitHub repository hosting the addons we need. Click OK.
4. Install the No One Repo
Go back to Add-ons in the main settings
Select Install from Zip File
Choose "OneRepo" as the source
Install the repository.no_one-1.0.0.zip file
- You‘ll get a notification that No One Repo was installed.
5. Install Gen X Addon
Now go to Install from Repository > OneRepo > Video Add-ons
Select Gen X > Install
Allow any additional dependency addons to install.
You‘ll receive a message that Gen X was installed!
That‘s all there is to it. The Gen X addon is now installed on your Kodi setup and ready to use. Let‘s check it out!
Gen X Addon Features and Content
Now that you have Gen X installed, here‘s an overview of what you can expect:
Movies – Hundreds of movies sorted clearly by genre, release year, and quality. Great mix of new Hollywood movies plus classic and obscure films.
TV Shows – Browse shows by category or search for a specific series. Most shows have availability across multiple seasons.
British TV – Great section devoted just to British series and panel shows.
Standup Comedy – Hundreds of comedy specials from top comedians like Dave Chappelle, John Mulaney, Ali Wong, and more.
Documentaries – Expansive selection of docs covering nature, science, history, biographies, travel, and much more.
Anime – Anime films along with full seasons of popular anime series. Content rotates frequently.
24/7 Channels – Live TV streams of news, sports, and entertainment channels.
As you can see, Gen X really does deliver a little something for everyone. While interface and performance are always improving, Gen X already provides a smooth streaming experience.
Navigation is straightforward with content divided into intuitive categories and submenus. Clicking a movie or episode generates high quality stream links fairly quickly.
One tip is that you can authorize your Real Debrid account in ResolveURL to get faster, higher quality streams from Debrid services. While not required, it does enhance the experience.
Overall, Gen X is a fantastic all-in-one entertainment addon that delivers tons of great free content with a user-friendly design.
Is Gen X Legal and Safe to Use?
Now for the big question – is Gen X safe and legal? Let‘s break it down:
Since Gen X comes from an unknown third-party source outside the Official Kodi Repository, its legitimacy is questionable. The addon likely scrapes streams from various piracy sites and file lockers around the web.
The streams themselves are almost certainly unlicensed copies being distributed illegally. Accessing them through Gen X is likely infringing copyright in many regions.
However, Gen X itself does not host or distribute any infringing content directly. It only aggregates links to content hosted on other sites.
So while using Gen X to watch movies may violate copyright law, the addon itself operates in a legal gray area in many jurisdictions. But legality does vary region to region.
When it comes to safety, scanning the repository URL showed no obvious threats. But as an unofficial addon, there is always some risk in use. A quality VPN provides vital protection.
My advice is to avoid any pirated content and simply enjoy free, legal streams through Gen X. This keeps you safely on the right side of the law. But using a VPN is still a good idea to keep your streaming private.
If you do choose to stream copyrighted content, a VPN will anonymize the activity to keep you protected. Ultimately it‘s up to each user to assess their own privacy, security and legality concerns.
Okay, let‘s wrap up with some common questions about Gen X.
Gen X Kodi Addon FAQ
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about this popular Kodi addon:
Does Gen X work on a Firestick or Fire TV?
Absolutely! I used a Firestick 4K for this tutorial, but Gen X works great on any Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire tablet model.
Can I use Gen X on an Android box?
Yes, the installation process is identical for any device running Kodi 19 Matrix, including Android boxes, phones, tablets, etc.
How do I update Gen X to the newest version?
You can check for updates from the Add-ons menu by going to My Add-ons > Gen X > Check for Updates.
What‘s the difference between an addon and a repository?
A repository is like an app store containing many addons. You install a repository first, then install addons from the repository.
Is there a Gen X app I can install outside of Kodi?
No, Gen X is exclusively a Kodi addon. There is no standalone Gen X app for streaming devices or mobile. You need to install it through Kodi.
Does Gen X integrate with Trakt or Real Debrid?
There is no native support currently, but you can authorize Real Debrid in ResolveURL. This provides access to faster, higher quality streams.
Is there a Gen X code I need to install it?
Nope, no code required! Just follow the repository installation steps in this guide to get Gen X up and running.
And that wraps up this tutorial on installing Gen X on Kodi 19 Matrix! I hope you now have all the info you need to get Gen X working smoothly and safely.
Gen X provides a stellar streaming experience and shouldn‘t be missed by any Kodi fan. Just be smart by using a VPN and avoiding any shady pirated content.
As always, feel free to post any questions below and be sure to share this guide if you found it helpful! Happy streaming!
References: https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/93-million-kodi-users-pirating-content/  https://s.kodi.tv/kodivpn