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How To Install and Use GitHub Kodi: The Complete Guide

If you use Kodi, you likely know how frustrating it can be to install third-party add-ons. You have to hunt down repository URLs, manually enter them, search for add-ons within repositories, and keep track of multiple sources.

But what if there was an easier way?

Enter GitHub Kodi integration. GitHub allows you to install Kodi add-ons directly from developer repositories with just a few clicks. No more hunting for obscure repo links or memorizing long URLs!

In this detailed guide, I‘ll explain everything you need to know about setting up and using GitHub within Kodi. Follow along with the step-by-step instructions, visual guides, and expert insight to master GitHub add-on installation.

What is GitHub and Why Integrate it With Kodi?

For those new to GitHub, it‘s a development platform that hosts source code repositories for software and applications. Developers use it to store and manage their projects in the cloud.

Integrating GitHub with Kodi allows you to install third-party add-ons directly from developer repositories hosted on GitHub. Instead of adding repositories manually, you can browse, search, and install add-ons from their source GitHub repo.

The key benefits of GitHub Kodi integration include:

  • Easier add-on installation: Browse and install add-ons without manual repository entry
  • Access to more add-ons: Discover repos not available in traditional Kodi sources
  • Latest add-on versions: Get updated add-ons directly from developers
  • More reliable installations: Eliminates outdated or broken repository links

According to Kodi usage statistics, over 30 million active users have installed the media center. With GitHub integration, installing your favorite add-ons becomes a whole lot simpler.

Step-By-Step Guide to Install GitHub in Kodi

Follow these steps to get GitHub installed in Kodi:

1. Enable Unknown Sources

From the Kodi home screen:

  1. Click the Settings icon
  2. Navigate to System > Add-ons
  3. Enable "Unknown Sources"

This allows Kodi to install add-ons from unofficial repositories.

2. Add the Fusion Repository

  1. Go back to the home screen and click "File Manager"
  2. Select "Add source"
  3. Enter as the path
  4. Enter "Fusion" as the name
  5. Click OK

This adds the Fusion repository from TVAddons, which contains the Indigo add-on we need for GitHub integration.

3. Install Indigo Add-on

  1. Return to the Kodi home screen
  2. Click Add-ons from the left menu
  3. Click the open box icon in the top left corner
  4. Select "Install from zip file"
  5. Click fusion > begin-here
  6. Install the plugin.program.indigo zip file

Indigo contains the GitHub browser needed for integration.

4. Launch GitHub Browser

  1. From Add-ons, open Indigo
  2. Click "Addon Installer"
  3. Launch "Git Browser"

You now have access to the GitHub browser within Kodi!

How to Install Add-ons from GitHub

There are a few ways to search for and install add-ons using the GitHub browser:

Search by Developer Username

If you know the GitHub username of an add-on developer, this is the easiest way to find their repositories.

For example, to install Exodus Redux:

  1. In Git Browser, search for the developer "I-A-C"
  2. Open their "repository.exodusredux" repository
  3. Install the Exodus Redux zip

Search by Repository Name

If you know the exact name of a developer‘s repository, search for it directly.

To install The Crew:

  1. Search for "repository.thecrew"
  2. Open the TheCrew repository
  3. Install The Crew add-on zip

Search by Add-on ID

You can also search Git Browser using the specific add-on ID.

To install SportsDevil:

  1. Search for ""
  2. Open the SportsDevil repository
  3. Install the add-on

Browse Top Kodi Repositories

You can also browse top Kodi repositories directly in GitHub.

For example:

  • repository.xbmc-addons
  • repository.marcelveldt
  • repository.kodi-israel

And install add-ons from within these repos.

GitHub vs Traditional Kodi Repositories

Compared to manually entering repository URLs, GitHub integration makes add-on installation much faster and easier.

However, traditional Kodi repositories still have some advantages:

  • More centralized sources like Fusion and SuperRepo
  • Larger repositories with many add-ons
  • Don‘t need additional setup steps

Meanwhile, GitHub provides:

  • Access to more niche repositories
  • Latest releases directly from developers
  • No outdated or broken repository links

In general, being able to utilize both GitHub and standard repositories gives you the most options when installing Kodi add-ons.

Troubleshooting GitHub in Kodi

Here are some common issues and fixes when using GitHub Kodi:

Can‘t install Indigo add-on – This is usually due to the Fusion repository being down. Try entering a different Fusion URL like instead.

Add-ons won‘t install – Enable debugging logs in Kodi to help identify any errors. Also check that Unknown Sources is enabled.

Repository not found – The developer may have removed or renamed their GitHub repository. Search online to find if they have a new repo URL.

Git Browser crashes – Unfortunately the Indigo add-on can be a bit buggy. Try reinstalling Indigo or update to the latest version.

Add-ons not updating – Developers don‘t always push the latest versions to their GitHub repos. Enable auto-updates in Kodi to keep add-ons up-to-date.

Hopefully these tips help troubleshoot any GitHub issues you encounter!

Final Thoughts on GitHub Kodi Integration

Adding GitHub support in Kodi makes finding and installing third-party add-ons incredibly simple. With just a few clicks, you can access repositories and add-ons directly from developers.

While traditional Kodi repositories still have their place, GitHub integration is a game-changer for easily acquiring new add-ons.

I highly recommend setting up GitHub browsing in Kodi to streamline the add-on installation process. Just follow this guide for detailed setup instructions and usage tips.

Let me know if you have any other questions about using GitHub in Kodi! I‘m happy to provide more technical guidance and expertise around Kodi add-on installation.


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