How to install Kodi addon, complete guide on first use
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What is Kodi?
Kodi (ex-XBMC) is free software and open-source media player developed by Kodi Team (former XBMC Foundation), a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi, available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, allows users to play and view most video and music, such as audio and video podcasts from the Internet, and all common digital media files directly via local storage media and of network.
Kodi can be installed on an already functioning computer with an operating system (Windows, Linux or OS X). The installation is rather simple, while the configuration can be much longer; not so much because Kodi requires complex settings to work properly, but because the customization options are endless, and it is very likely that you return to the initial configuration several times to change some detail, add new features or change its appearance.
The reason is that the architecture of the program, in fact, is totally modular: as we will see, you can download and install add-ons to modify many aspects of the interface or increase the allocation of functions.
Here is the procedure to install and configure Kodi at best on your Windows or Mac PC.
How to install Kodi addon, complete guide on first use
Let’s start with our tutorial on Kodi: with this guide we will go on to find out how to install and configure Kodi correctly to stream TV series, TV shows, live TV, Football and other sports and music contents.
First of all we have to download Kodi. The program is free. Find the latest updated version on the official website: https://kodi.tv/download/. Obviously you have to download the correct version for your platform.
The installation is like any other program: double click on the executable file and you have to follow the on-screen instructions. Nothing too complicated: just always click on “Next” by reading the instructions on the screen.
After installing it, start the app and follow our instructions to set it up as best as possible.
In fact, by default, Kodi does not do much: it is a sort of empty container, which must be filled with contents so that it can reproduce the television in streaming. So you have to tell Kodi where to go fishing the contents. Kodi is a very powerful and complete program, but if you do not tell it “where” to draw multimedia contents, it is almost useless.
But we are here for this, to help you make the most of Kodi and configure it to the fullest. So let’s proceed.
How to set the Italian language on Kodi
First of all we configure the Italian language. To do this, follow the path
System> Appearance> International
and select Italian in Language and Italy or Switzerland in the Region category. Finally, change the country of time zone by entering Italy.
How to install Add-on On Kodi
As anticipated, Kodi alone is an empty container. The most interesting feature of Kodi is the ability to install an endless number of add-ons, which in practice are additional components that work as applications within the media center and add many new and useful features. If you know which add-ons to download, you can turn Kodi into an extremely powerful device to watch streaming television and IPTV for free.
Before pointing out all the add-ons to install on Kodi and those that can not be missing on Kodi, here we explain how to install the individual add-on on Kodi.
To install add-ons and plugins on Kodi simply go to one of the Images, Videos or Music sections. Then you have to select the Add-on item: for example you can select the path Images / Add-on, Video / Add-on and so on.
At this point select the add-on you want to install and click on Install.
How to Add Add-on in ZIP format on Kodi
If you have the Kodi Add-On available as a ZIP file, the installation procedure changes slightly.
Once you have obtained the ZIP file, in fact, you have to follow this path:
System> Settings> Add-on> Install from a zip file
obviously indicating the path where you have downloaded and saved the ZIP file you want to install.
This procedure to install add-ons on Kodi is a bit generic, but it is just to let you understand how the installation of Kodi add-ons works.
Every time we tell you about an add-on for Kodi we also explain how to install it step by step, so do not worry if these indications seem too general. Every single Kodi add-on requires a slightly different installation procedure.
How to Add TV Channels On Kodi
As anticipated, Kodi allows you to watch streaming television.
With the right add-on you can also watch the Italian satellite TV channels in streaming for free, but if you want to stay in the field of legality, you can use Kodi to watch TV channels in clear streaming.
If you want to use Kodi to watch free streaming television, here’s how you do it.
Follow the path System> Settings> Add-on> My Add-on> PVR Client
Look for PVR IPTV Simple Client and select it
Open the add-on window, select Configure
Make sure that the item Position matches the remote destination mode (internet address)
In the M3U playlist URL, enter the following address: (get a m3u list of your country “url”)
Confirm with OK!
Return to the add-on window, click on the Enable button
Go back to the Home and follow the System> TV> General path and check the Enabled checkbox
You will notice that after a few seconds of scanning a new TV menu will appear
Restart and the channels will be shown in clear text