How to install add-ons on Kodi for PC

Kodi add-ons are the key to enjoying unlimited content. There are two ways to obtain add-ons, and here, we will let you know about both of them.

Kodi Repositories

The first way for obtaining add-ons relies on using the repositories of the platform itself. Open Kodi and look for the left sidebar of the interface in the main or home window. Click on Add-ons.

Kodi’s home screenKodi’s home screen

Display the left side menu of the interface again and click on the open box icon at the top.

Choose this option to access the add-onsChoose this option to access the add-ons

Several options will appear in the interface, select Install from repository.

Choose the option to install from online repositoriesChoose the option to install from online repositories

In the new menu, choose the repository where you want to search for your new add-on.

Online repositories available on KodiOnline repositories available on Kodi

Now, select the type of add-on you want to install, it can be for software, video or audio related.

Choose the kind of add-onChoose the kind of add-on

Once in the category, select the specific add-on you are interested in. If you place the mouse pointer over it, you will see a description on the left side of the interface.

Choose the specific add-on you’re interested inChoose the specific add-on you’re interested in

You will reach the add-on tab where its characteristics are explained. At the bottom of the interface, there is a set of options, click on Install, the last option on the right.

Press Install to install the add-onPress Install to install the add-on

Look in the add-on menu to see your newly installed add-on.

ZIP files

The second option to install add-ons on Kodi is to do it from a ZIP file that we have previously downloaded. But first of all, you must adjust Kodi.

Go to the Kodi home screen or main screen, display the left side menu, and click on the icon at the top that is shaped like a cogwheel to get access to the settings.

Access Kodi’s settingsAccess Kodi’s settings

Select System.

Choose the System optionChoose the System option

In the left column, click on Add-Ons.

Search for the Add-ons option in the side menuSearch for the Add-ons option in the side menu

Under the Unknown sources option, you will find a switch, slide the switch to the right to activate the function.

Press Unknown sourcesPress Unknown sources

In the new pop-up window, confirm the new setting by clicking on Yes.

Confirm the setting by pressing YesConfirm the setting by pressing Yes

Once this pre-setting is done, we can start with the installation of the add-on stored in a ZIP file. In the main Kodi home screen, click Add-ons in the left column.

Search for the add-ons section in the side menuSearch for the add-ons section in the side menu

Again, in the left column, click on the open box that can be seen at the top.

Find the icon that looks like an open boxFind the icon that looks like an open box

In the options list, you will see on the screen, select Install from ZIP file.

Press Install from ZIP filePress Install from ZIP file

A file browser will open, find your ZIP on your hard drive or storage unit and click on Ok on the right side.

Search for the ZIP file with the explorerSearch for the ZIP file with the explorer

Kodi will automatically install the add-on and show you an on-screen notification.

Notification of installed add-onNotification of installed add-on

As we said after the first method, your new add-ons will be available in the Kodi add-on menu so you can start using them right away.