Working Kodi repositories (Last update: June 26, 2017)
Many repositories went offline this month, but the repositories listed below don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
Working repo #1: Ares Repository
The Ares Repository is operated by the Ares Project community. The Ares Project makes excellent builds and their Ares Wizard program is also quite good.
The popular video addon Exodus stopped working after TVAddons went down. However, you can now download the standalone version of Exodus directly from Ares Wizard.
Only time will tell if the Exodus development team will make the Ares Project repo a permanent home, but for now you can use the Ares Wizard to get the last version of Exodus that came out before the TVAddons crackdown.
- To learn more about Ares Wizard, read: How to Install the Ares Wizard on Kodi.
Given that the Ares Project has stayed very active on social media, it seems likely that Ares Project will continue to support Kodi 3rd party addons for the foreseeable future.
An excellent place to go for builds
Once you’ve got Ares Wizard and the Ares Project repository, you can try out Apollo. Apollo is absolutely colossal build. That can be a good thing if you’re on a laptop or desktop. But if you’re using a Kodi box, a smartphone or Raspberry Pi you may want to go with a build that’s a little lighter.
If you want a slick looking Kodi experience without the hassle of having to sort through a ton of different addons, get Cellar Door instead. Cellar Door is currently our #1 favorite build. And because its developers are always pushing out patches, it is nearly always up-to-date.
- Check out our monthly build review for more information about the latest and greatest Kodi builds.
What to do if you get a “missing dependencies” error
We had no problems installing Kodi addons via the Ares Wizard. However, after attempting to install various addons via the Ares Project repository, we started running into “missing dependencies” installation errors. But after we used Ares Wizard to run “Fresh Start,” everything worked like a charm.
You can find Fresh Start by clicking the “more” tab while in Ares Wizard.
Ares Wizard has some great builds. However, when it comes to addons, the Ares Wizard collection is a bit weak. They do host some good wrestling addons, though.
MMA Planet used to be called UFC Finest. Even though it now has a different name, it still has tons of old and new UFC content, a well-organized menu, high def streams, plus content from other little-known MMA leagues.
Wrestling on Demand
Wrestling on Demand has reliable live streams of the WWE Network, plus a huge archive of nearly every major WWE event ever broadcast.
Read more about Wrestling on Demand and other good wrestling addons here: Best WWE Kodi Addons – How to Watch WWE on Kodi
Ares Repository file location
You can install the Ares Project repository using one of the two methods described above. Here is a link to the Ares Project installation file:
Working repo #2: Noobs and Nerds
The Noobs and Nerds team made a name for themselves when they breathed new life into a popular standalone addon called SportsDevil.
The standalone version of SportsDevil was very buggy before Noobs and Nerds took it over because when SportsDevil first came out, it didn’t have an official repository. As a result, many Kodi users ran into issues and errors when using it. The Noobs and Nerds version of SportsDevil cleared up most of those problems.
Noobs and Nerds is small compared to other repositories. However, but we think that there’s a chance that Noobs and Nerds will possibly become bigger and more important in the near future.
As mentioned above, the SportsDevil addon is available via Noobs and Nerds. SportsDevil isn’t perfect by any means. You’ll run into lots of dead links if you use this addon. However, it does contain some working links as well, and is one of the most popular options for streaming sports via Kodi.
- For more information about SportsDevil, read: SportsDevil Addon for Kodi – How to Install Guide
Another important addon that you can find in the Noobs and Nerds repo is Metalliq. Metalliq is kind of like an addon for addons. When you click a movie or TV show in Metalliq, it’ll look through all your addons to see if it can find whatever it is you want. Metalliq works great with Exodus, Specto, Bob Unrestricted and other video addons.
- To learn more about Metalliq, read: Metalliq Kodi Addon – How to Install Metalliq on Kodi
After Exodus went down with TVAddons, many former Exodus fans switched over to Bob Unrestricted. Bob Unrestricted offers up a large library of full season TV shows as well as music videos and full-length HD movies.
Bob is new compared to Exodus and Specto. So, hopefully it will continue to get better as time goes on.
Noobs and Nerds Repo file location
You can install the Noobs and Nerds repository using one of the two methods described in the beginner’s section of this guide. Here is the link to the Noobs and Nerds installation file:
Working repo #3: SuperRepo
SuperRepo is a huge collection of weird and little-known addons. Super Repo is a massive repository, but unfortunately a large percentage of SuperRepo’s addons are broken. Still, there are a few important addons that have a home on SuperRepo. And now that TVAddons is gone, more developers may eventually decide to host their addons there.
SuperRepo has so many addons that the administrators of SuperRepo had to divide their catalogue into several different sub-repositories. That’s why you have to install the specific addon sub-category that you want to look at after you install the main repo.
For example, if you want to check out SuperRepo’s video addons, you have double click SuperRepo Category Video and then select install.
A few hidden gems can found in SuperRepo’s video addons sub-repo. Dknight’s DramaGo, for example, is probably the best addon for Asian drama out there right now.
Many of the addons you’ll find in SuperRepo were crafted by solitary developers that were either unwilling or unable to launch a website to promote their Kodi project. As a result, SuperRepo contains a lot of specialized addons built to appeal to niche groups of Kodi users.
SuperRepo installation file
You can install the SuperRepo repository using one of the two methods described in the beginner’s section of this guide. Here is the link to the installation file:
Working repo #4: Mucky Duck
Rumor has it that an important addon may soon becoming to Mucky Duck: iStream. Before the XunityTalk repository went down, iStream was one of the best video addons out there.
According to KodiTips, iStream is already in the Mucky Duck repository.
But when we checked Mucky Duck to verify, we weren’t able to find iStream.
However, it does indeed seem like Mucky Duck may be in the process of joining forces with XunityTalk.
And here’s another clue that iStream could eventually move over to Mucky Duck:
Most of Mucky Duck’s addons are broken
There aren’t many interesting addons in the Mucky Duck repository right now. Gorilla Streams and Moviepool, Pubfilm and LuckyTV all have flashy logos and artwork, but they don’t seem to work at all.
Still, this repository is worth installing. If Mucky Duck does indeed pickup iStream, the Mucky Duck repo could become relevant. Also, Mucky Duck’s Twitter feed seems to indicate that he’s working on several new Kodi addons.
Mucky Duck installation file
You can install the Mucky Duck repository using one of the two methods described in the beginner’s section of this guide. Here is the link to the installation file:
Dead Kodi repositories
The repositories listed here no longer work. If you see references to any of these repositories while looking for information about addons online, you may as well stop reading and try to Google a more up-to-date guide.
Dead Kodi repo #1: Fusion (aka TVAddons)
Before it shut down abruptly in the first week of June 2017, the TVAddons repository had one of the largest collections of 3rd party Kodi addons.
Delete these TVAddons/Fusion addons if you still have them
The TVAddons/Fusion repository was connected to an addon installer called Indigo. If you have Indigo on your system, you may want to delete it. If you keep Indigo on your system, you’ll run into errors every time you use Kodi.
Another TVAddons/Fusion addon that you may want to get rid of is Phoenix. Phoenix was already in pretty bad shape before its creators shut it down in the first week of June.
“In light of current events we have decided to close down Phoenix,” – Phoenix developer Cosmix
Dead Kodi repo #2: Echo (aka Orion) Repository
Several months ago, the developer known as Echo Coder took over the Kodi repository known as the TBD Repo. He rebranded TBD Repo with a new name and started pushing out some excellent Kodi software.
For example, Echo Coding was behind the popular but now defunct cable TV guide emulator called Echo TV guide and the Echo Wizard addon installer. Echo Coding produced some good quality builds as well.
But a few weeks ago Echo Coding quit Kodi and deleted all his social media accounts. Then, a little while later Echo Coding reemerged as @Orion_thebelt on Twitter.
However, all the social media accounts connect to Orion/Echo Coding now seem to have disappeared.
Dead repo #3: Torrent Streaming Repo
The Torrent Streaming Repo used to rely on Offshoregit for hosting. But now that Offshoregit is gone, this home for torrent addons is no more.
Here is what the Torrent Streaming Repo used to look like:
Dead repo #4: XunityTalk Repository
In addition to TVAddons, Echo and TSR, the XunityTalk repository also seems to have been pulled offline.
However, as mentioned above some believe that the Xunitytalk team may be planning to make a comeback.
According to a recent article from KodiTips, XunityTalk’s most important addon– a video addon called iStream– is now available via the Mucky Duck repository. But when we checked Mucky Duck to see if iStream was indeed there, we didn’t see it.
Aside from iStream, the other notable addon that XunityTalk used to host was Bobby’s Cartoons. Bobby’s Cartoons was very solid family friendly addon for watching classic animated TV shows like The Smurfs, The Ninja Turtles, etc.
Which repositories are you using?
New repositories are springing up all over the place. If you’re using one that we didn’t mention here, please let us know in the comments section so that we can add it to the list.