10 Best Kodi Repositories & How to Install in 2021

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Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 26 Nov 2021

Foreword:

Kodi’s true potential is unlocked by installing addons and builds. They come from Kodi repositories. You can think of repositories as the storage and supplier of addons and builds. Furthermore, they have a large variety of addons and builds. 

Repositories have addons divided into categories. These categories generally are video addons and program addons. Video addons are used to stream video content such as movies, TV shows, live TV, sports, etc. Program addons are for maintenance and utility services.

A repository is required to install Kodi builds and addons. Even if you want to install builds that provide you with easier ways to install addons, you will still need a repository to get started. A repository can have more than one addon and builds, and in the same way, multiple repositories can have the same addons and builds. This gives you an alternative path to add an addon if one of the repositories is not working for some reason.  

We are going to not only tell you about the 10 must-have repositories for your Kodi, but we will also share with you how you can install them easily. We highly recommend that you keep a few of these repositories installed on your Kodi, so if you require an addon in the future, it will save you from the trouble of installing repositories again and again.

How to Install Any Repository on Kodi?

If you are new to Kodi, you might not have a repository installed. But if you have been using it for a while, you must’ve installed a repository to get an addon or another. Even though there is an option to install an addon from a ZIP file, there are only a scarce number of them. To install an addon, you will most likely need to install a repository. 

Here, we are going to show you how to install any repository on Kodi. Let’s start with something simple. Remember that you only need this one method we’re about to show you for installing any repository on Kodi.

Follow the steps below to install any repository. Just remember to switch out the URL with the URL of the repository you need to install. 

    1. Launch Kodi and open Settings.Kodi Settings button is indicated by a large cog button at the top of the left navigation menu on Home Page
    2. In the Settings, click and open System.Kodi System option in settings
    3. From the left side menu, choose Add-ons. A menu on the right side will appear. Go to Unknown sources and click it. A warning message will appear, select Yes and continue.Under Settings/System category, choosing Add-ons shows Unknown sources with an on-off slider buttonClick “Yes” on the warning message
    4. Go back to Settings and open File manager. Select Add source from the menu that opens.File Manager Option In Kodi File Manager, Add source appears as an option 
    5. A window will appear. Click on <None>. Kodi Click on None
    6. Another window will open on top of it. Type your source URL.
      For this tutorial, we are installing Lazy Kodi. Copy and paste this URL in the field: https://lazykodi.com
    7. Click OK.Kodi File Manager screen, lazykodi.com URL highlightedThe URL is needed to add the source to install a repository. You can replace the URL with the URL of the source you want to add. We have provided these URLs with each Repository.Please note that any mistakes in typing the URL will result in failure to add a source. You must type the URL exactly how it is provided.
    8. Name the source. You can name it whatever you want to, but we recommend that you use something similar to the repository it will provide, so it is easier for you to know which source is which if you’ve more than one added.We are naming it LazyBoy for this tutorial. Click OK.Kodi File Manager screen, naming file source
    9. Go to the Settings menu and open Add-ons. Kodi on the Add-ons menu
    10. Select Install from zip.Kodi install from zip file
    11. A window will open with a list. Click on the name you used earlier. For us, it is LazyBoy.Kodi add-ons screen, LazyBoy zip file Highlighted
    12. Click open the folder Repos in here.
    13. Choose the repository you want to install. We are installing Cy4Root.
    14. An Add-on installed message will appear on the top right corner. Wait for it. Once it has appeared, it means your repository has been successfully installed. 
    15. Now, if you want to have more addons from this or add any installed repository, go to Add-ons > Install from repository > Addon Category

There are usually two types of addons you can get, video addons and program addons. Open the one you want and find and install the addon.

Top 10 Kodi Repositories in 2021

We have covered the steps to add a source and then install a repository from it on Kodi. This time, we’ll talk about the top 10 must-have Kodi repositories. You don’t have to get them all at once, but we recommend you have a few installed. Doing so means that you won’t have to go through the hassle of installing a repository every single time.

Here are our top picks!

Diamond Wizard Repository

Diamond Wizard RepositoryIf you want different video addons, music addons, picture addons, program addons, subtitles, services, and much more, the Diamond wizard repository is the one for you. 

In the video addons category, it has almost two dozen items. This includes The Magic Dragon, 7 of 9, Greased Lightning, etc.

The program addon category is the most sought-after addon in the Diamond wizard repo. Here, you can find different Kodi Builds to renovate your Kodi, and you also find different tools for maintenance, backup, restore, etc.

Diamond wizard repo contains so much and more that we had to name it one of our must-have repositories for Kodi. 

Source: http://diamondbuild.xyz/

EzzerMacs Wizard Repository

EzzerMacs Wizard RepositoryIf you are looking for a repository that excels in video addons and utility tools, EzzerMacs Wizard Repository is your best choice.

You’ll find a wide variety of video addons, including The Magic Dragon, DeathStar, Destiny of DeathStar, Luxury Video, Kratos Reborn, YouTube, SportsDevil, etc.

You can find a video addon for almost everything you wish to stream, including Live TV, TV shows, movies, sports, news, etc. 

Like Diamond wizard repo, EzzerMacs wizard repo also has plenty of Program addons. You can find a variety of EzzerMacs Kodi Builds, as well as SG Wizard. There is also a decent number of maintenance and utility addons for Kodi.

EzzerMacs Wizard Repo contains so much that we can’t even cover it in such a small section. In fact, we’d have to make a whole new article about it. We highly recommend you use this repo at least once. 

Source: http://ezzer-mac.com/repo/

TVAddons.com

TVAddonsEven though TVAddon.co is one of the first Kodi repositories, it still offers several types of addons. You can find video addons, program addons, subtitles, music, and many more. 

TVAddons.co had some legal troubles a while back, resulting in a shutdown. But it was restored and has been functional since then. TVAddons.co only hosts official addons now. If you require a streaming addon from a third party, you will need some other repository.

TVAddons.co is famous for Git Browser and Indigo addon. Indigo is a utility and maintenance addon, and it encompasses Git Browser as well. Git Browser is a standalone addon. GitHub hosts several addons and repositories, and Git browser lets you install them quickly.

Source: http://fusion.tvaddons.co (the repository you want will be named repository.xmbchub.zip)

DejaVu

DejaVuCurrently, one of the most popular Kodi repositories is DejaVu. It hosts plenty of Kodi addons, including Free, Revolution, and DejaVu. DejaVu repo also hosts addons for Kodi 19 Matrix. It is worth noting that currently, only a handful of repositories host addons for Kodi 19 Matrix.

If you want Maverick Wizard for Kodi 19 or Kodi 18, then install the DejaVu repository. You can also install Maverick Kodi Builds via it. 

If you are using Kodi 19, the DejaVu repo is a must for you. 

Source: https://dejavurepo.github.io

Stream Army Repo

Stream Army RepoNamesia AIO Kodi addon is a very sought-after Kodi addon that is hosted by Stream Army Repo. Other than that, it also offers Fight Club and Fanime. You can also find ‘adult addons’ as well.

Even though there are not many addons hosted by Stream Army repo, it still has the ones we might be looking for. So, we have included it as one of our recommended Kodi Repo.

 

 

Source: http://streamarmy.co.uk/repo/

Cellar Door TV Repo

Cellar Door TV RepoA lesser-known Kodi repository that hosts quality addons: Cellar Door TV Repo is what we are talking about. Because it hosts a few quality addons, we have decided to include this repo in this list.

Numbers addon is probably the most popular one that Cellar Door TV Repo hosts in video streaming addons. You can also find the SportsDevil addon here, but we don’t find it to be a reliable option.

Under the program addons, you can find CDTV Wizard, which opens a doorway to Cellar Door TV Kodi Builds. 

Source: http://cellardoortv.com/repo

Octopus Repository

Octopus RepositoryIf you are on Kodi 19, you know how hard it is to find a repository that hosts working addons for Kodi Matrix. Octopus Repo hosts multiple addons, which works fine on Kodi 19 as well as Kodi 18 Leia. 

You can find popular addons like Taz and Alvin from Octopus Repository. 

Ares Wizard, a popular utility addon, can also be found under Program addons. 

Source: http://octopus246.esy.es/octopus/

The Crew Repository

The CrewThe Crew Repository is an all-in-one repository with a decent collection of video addons, music addons, and program addons. 

You can find SportsDevil, The Crew, The Boys, Ghost, and live TVs such as Pluto TV and SSTV under the video addons. You can also find some adult content addons here as well. 

Program addons have a variety of Kodi builds like The Crew, Chains Build, Breezz, and Funsterplace wizards.

The Crew Repository is genuinely an all-in-one repository that hosts everything from live TV, TV shows, movies, and adult content to Kodi builds. We highly recommend you install it on your Kodi.

Source: https://team-crew.github.io/

Narcacist’s Wizard Repository

Narcacist’s Wizard RepositoryNarcacist is yet another repository that works well with both Kodi 19 Matrix and Kodi 18 Leia. It offers multiple video addons and program addons. Plus, it hosts some top-tier addons such as Rogue 1, Asgard, Continuum, Q Sports, and Black Lightning, among others. 

Program addons have different Kodi builds like Narcacist Wizards, BreezzWizard, cMan Wizard, etc. 

If you are using Kodi often for streaming TV shows and movies, you must give Narcacist’s Wizard Repository a try.

Source: https://narcacist.com/repo

South Paw Repository

South Paw RepositoryLast but not least, we have South Paw Repository. Live TV fanatics will find this repository fantastic. It also hosts different addons, from radio and TV shows to live TV, movies, and sports. Whatever you desire, it will have it. You will have access to an extensive collection of video addons, music addons, and program addons. 

Video addon hosts many different addons. Its content caters to a wide range of audiences, from kids to adults. It has Cartoon Network, tvOne, Popcornflix, Pluto TV, SportsDevil, TubiTV, and some adult content addons.

Under the program addons, you can find different utility and maintenance tools.

South Paw Repository is compatible with Kodi 19 Matrix and Kodi 19 Leia.

Source: https://southpawlefty2468rocky.com/repo

Honorary Mentions: Old, Non-Working Repositories

Some repositories which worked well on Kodi but are no longer working are mentioned here. They used to be great repositories, but some of them are temporarily unavailable for one reason or another, and we hope they will be up and running soon. 

AndroidABA

AndroidABA

Temporarily Unavailable

AndroidABA is not precisely a Kodi repository but a source for almost all the repositories. You could install a wide variety of repositories, addons, and utility addons, and you could find repositories like Fusion and Bae, among other Kodi repositories. This was very much like the Lazy Kodi addon we installed at the beginning of this article, but with a more extensive collection.

If you are looking for a repository that isn’t available via the original source, there is a chance AndroidABA might have it. You should definitely give it a chance. 

Source: http://androidaba.com/addons/

Kodi Bae

Kodi Bae

Currently Unavailable

Like Salt Bae’s popularity among foodies, Kodi Bae is famous among Kodi users. Kodi Bae has enormous content reservoirs in its library and has some of the most remarkable Kodi addons. Kodi Bae’s developers chose quality over quantity. Instead of adding an unlimited number of addons, they selected the best ones and added those. This is why you will only get quality addons from Kodi Bae. The video addons collection includes cCloud TV, Seren, Exodus, Ultimate IPTV, Indigo, etc.

You will also find different categories of Kodi addons such as program addons, Pictures, Music, Services, etc.

You can find this repository in Lazy Kodi.

Source: https://lazykodi.com

AJs Repository

AJs Repository

Site Temporarily Unavailable

AJs hosts some excellent quality addons. There are not many addons, though. As of now, there are only 7 addons in video addons and 1 AJs Wizard in program addon.

The main focus of AJs Repository is on AJs Wizard, which hosts superb Kodi Builds. For easier categorization, they have divided builds under 4 categories, AJ Builds, Pauls Builds, Beckys Builds, and Community Builds. You can find 20 builds in total. The wizard also has basic tasks features; from here, you can force close or reset Kodi, delete cache, thumbnails, packages, etc.

Video addons sections contain some lesser-known addons, but you can explore them if you like. You can find addons like Eyasses, Falcon Project, Cryptic, and more.

Source: http://ajbuilds.uk/repo

T2K Repo

T2K RepoT2K is installing with an error message ‘ Couldn’t connect to the repository.’

T2K repo provides a selection of different video addons, music addons, program addons, and so much more. Some popular video addons available on the T2K repo are IT, Fladnag addons, Plex, T2K 1 Click Movie, and Kingdom. 

Honestly, T2K isn’t famous for its video addons. Instead, the best addons it offers are program addons. T2K Wizard addon hosts many T2K Builds like The Last Kingdom, Fladnag Super Lite, and T2K Simple Build.

It also offers a few Music addons like BeatIT, T2K Music, TuneIn, and more.

Source: https://t2k-cloud.co.uk/repo

Golden Gun Repository

Golden Gun Repository

Temporarily or permanently down.

Golden Gun Repository doesn’t host a vast amount of addons and utilities. But the ones it hosts are some wonderful options.

I am Ego, a video addon, lets you stream movies and TV shows. Resistance and Sports Devil are also available in the video addons section.

Program addons contain maintenance and utility addons like Metalgear GUI Wizards and Metalgear Wizard.

Golden Gun repo also gives you addons for streaming mp3 content in the Music addons section.

Source: https://goldengunrepo.github.io/install/me

How to Use ExpressVPN to Hide Your Identity on Amazon Firestick?

Kodi is one of the best apps you can install on your devices, including Firestick. It allows you to stream video content free of charge. You can get addons that fulfill your requirements, and they will go and find you the best streaming links. Kodi is legal, but streaming copyrighted content is illegal and can get you into legal trouble. Your ISP and government are capable of monitoring, tracking, and keeping a record of all your data. 

Using a good VPN will encrypt your data, and no one will be able to see what you are searching for or streaming. We highly recommend using ExpressVPN, and we consider it the most trusted VPN that will keep you and your digital identity safe from prying eyes on the internet. 

ExpressVPN offers a 30-days money-back guarantee with your subscription. If, for some reason, you are not pleased with the ExpressVPN services, you can ask for a refund, and they will reimburse your payment. It really is all the security you’d want when trying something new.

See our detailed guide on the best VPNs for Kodi.

Let’s see how we can set up ExpressVPN on your Kodi.

  1. Go to the ExpressVPN website and buy a subscription in 3 easy steps.Screenshot of ExpressVPN signup page with subscription plans and payment options
  2. Now, we are going to download ExpressVPN on your Firestick. Go to your Firestick Home screen, click on Find and then Search.Firestick home page with prominent Find and Search buttons
  3. Type or voice search using Alexa, ExpressVPN. It will take you directly to the screen from where you can download and install it.
  4. Download and Install the ExpressVPN application on your Firestick.ExpressVPN Download Screen
  5. Once installed, open the ExpressVPN app from your home screen. Sign in by using your account credential (the ones you set while buying a subscription). Enter your email ID and password. Sign In option on ExpressVPN
  6. When you’ve signed in, you can turn on ExpressVPN by clicking on the giant Power Icon Button. You can change your VPN server location by choosing another server from the given list. ExpressVPN click to connect Canada - Toronto location ExpressVPN connected to Canada - Toronto location

You are now all set to safely browse the internet and stream on Kodi. ExpressVPN is a worthy investment, and we highly recommend you use either ExpressVPN or any other VPN of your choice while streaming content on Kodi. This will not only keep you safe but will also encrypt your data. Your ISP, government, or third parties won’t be able to record your data and sell it to your ads company or in black markets. In the current era, your digital identity is as valuable as your social security and physical identity, and any investment in keeping it private is a worthy investment.

Wrapping Up

Kodi is so versatile, and you can mold it however you like. Want to watch movies and TV shows? There are so many addons available for that. Want to change the look of your Kodi? Try a new build. All these features come from installing repositories, and we recommend you keep a few of them installed. We have provided you with our most recommended ones, and we hope it helps you in the long run.