Most Popular Kodi Addons
Here’s our in-depth round-up of the best Kodi addons available right now, including history and important features
What is Kodi
Kodi is a free and open-source media player. Dating back to 2002, the software has grown from strength to strength with over 50 million downloads to date.
Kodi is supported by a core team of developers working for the XMBC Foundation and is in its 18th major version update.
The software has remained popular because of its 10-foot user interface which allows Android applications to be played in TV and be controlled by a remote. As well as being able to play most media file formats known to man. In addition, it has a massive library of unofficial add-ons which can be used to watch almost anything for free.
What is an Add On
An add on can be downloaded from a URL or through the official Kodi addon library and gives added functionality and features to the basic Kodi software.
How to Make Your Addons Better
If you really want to make your add ons better, we have two great premium services which can make even the worst add on great
Packages from Real Debrid start as low as $4 a month and can give you access to high quality working streams from 50+ paid server hosts. So instead of you having to trawl through endless low quality and dead links. Real Debrid will serve you the best link for your chosen titles. Compatible with almost all popular add ons on Kodi.
You can also find HD and 4K streams with Real Debrid, and though some may argue paying defeats the point of Kodi. For such a small amount you will save a butt load of time.
You can get a Trakt account for free, but if you really want to take advantage of its capability and get rid of ads you can pay $2.50 per month. Trakt synchronizes all your media and serves the best working titles and links based upon your previous viewing habits. Think of a Netflix style decision engine, but with access to much more media.
Our list of the most popular Kodi addons
Here is our chosen list of Kodi addons, starting off with some of the best and most stable add ons with in-depth explanation and features and moving onto some new addons and niche ones to look out for:
Exodus Redux remains the most popular add on , on Kodi and that doesn’t look likely to change anytime soon. A fork of the original Exodus it has grown to become even more popular and provide an enormous library of movies and TV shows.
- High-quality scrapers that consistently return working links. Working in conjunction with Open Scrapers, so it has a constantly updated list of community-sourced scrapers
- A very pleasing and simple UI that is easy to us
- A smart search function, making it easy to search through the large amount of content and arranged based on a variety of conditions
- Provides a wide range of foreign language streams
- Consistently supported and updated by the developer
- Compatible with Trakt, Real Debrid and Premiumize
The Magic Dragon
One of the other consistently most popular addons, the Magic Dragon has been previously known as Pyramid and then the Dog’s Bollocks before its current incarnation. The original source code dates to 2017.
- Watch trailers within the add on
- Wide selection of media and access to high-quality streams as well as HD and 4K
- Good selection of categories, including music and different sports channels, as well as Kids Section
- Catch up TV lets you watch all the episodes of your favorite show that you might have missed
- You can engage with the community and see how many people are watching a show or movie you clicked on. Good way of sifting out dead links
- Intelligent search function and a number of different ways to arrange content
- Compatible with Real Debrid and Trakt as well as a number of third-party services
- Includes Manga and a lot of fringe TV not found elsewhere
Destiny of Deathstar
Destiny of Deathstar brings together two much-loved addons into one package. The still-functional Destiny and Deathstar which had started to fade into obscurity. The codebase is a fork of multiple sources including Exodus and Covenant. This add on combines up to 40 other addons all in the same place.
- TV series trackers
- Clean and easy to use IU
- Wide range of categories including Sports and a Kids TV section
- You can access M3U8 and Ace streams meaning more content being served than other addons
- Track your favorite shows using the Favorites
- Access to Live TV
- Compatible with Trakt, Real Debrid and Premiumize
- Massive range of content, due to the sheer number of add-ons included. More like a build than an add on
Numbers has been around since 2018 and grown from strength to strength. Build on a fork of the Covenant module. With access to a wide range of scrapers and a decent base built on multiple forks, Numbers consistently delivers.
- Really easy to use UI
- Sources links from over media torrent sites, so always has worked and up to date links
- Intelligent search
- Wide range of non-English titles
- Frequently updated
- Active developer
- Wide range of categories with an enormous library
Coming from the maker of Inception which has faded out, Seren is one of the few addons that have been custom coded from the ground up. Most add ons are basically forks of Exodus or Covenant with a bit of styling thrown on top, but Seren is something different and one of our favorites addons, due to the tonnes of features it has.
- Really hot right now and receiving updates on a monthly basis
- Integrated with Real Debrid, Trakt, and Premiumize
- Next Up function, Auto Play, and Auto Next
- Fast scrapers as well as caching, meaning it will always be fast
- Playlist created similar to Netflix made even better with Trakt
- Ability to build your own custom scraper lists
- Cached torrents meaning you can play faster from the cloud
- Download and watch content offline
Release BB is an innovative add on and just like Seren we love because they approach the problem a little bit differently than everyone else. Its history is also long. Originally it was called Mr. Entertainment, which was released way back in 2016, which is centuries in Kodi time.
Release BB works by finding links from cut scene groups who access content before anyone else, ensuring that they always get the best quality streams. An interesting and original approach to a very real problem a lot of Kodi users have. Low-quality streams.
- High-quality sources and links
- Compatible with Real Debrid and Trakt
- Intelligent search function
- Able to filter out dead links
- HD and 4K streams
- Recommended function based on the previous watching
- Caching for quicker loading
Another daddy of the Kodi dd on the world. Yoda has been going strong since 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down. A popular fork of Covenant and Exodus, it is a must-have for anyone because it has proven to be highly stable over time.
- Effective torrent scrapers
- Massive library and back catalog
- Compatible with Real Debrid
- Create your own personal library
- Wide range of categories
That’s it for our in-depth look at some of the most popular and respected addons on Kodi, let’s take a briefer look at some new and niche to add ons you may not have heard of:
Now, Gaia is neither new nor niche but doesn’t always make every list. Having said that it’s an add on that is making a comeback, having just recently the new 3.0 version which features a new feature called Orion, speeding up search results and return better quality links.
Gaia has a massive back catalog of content as well as being compatible with a wide range of premium services.
Another new fork of Exodus, but with some cool features. Firstly, it has the Up Next feature, which currently only Seren has. Next, all their scrapers are provided by Open Scrapers which means you don’t have to rely on URL Resolvers which has proven to be temperamental and lacking in updates. Open Scraper runs on TV Addons very own Resolve URL which is community-powered and frequently updated.
What people love about Venom is the add on is lightweight in terms of size and quick.
UK Turks Playlist
One of the oldest addons on Kodi, which has recently had a massive overhaul releasing its 6th Version. The new add on has meant improved scrapers, speed, functionality and an even bigger back catalog of media.
If you are just looking for the best add on for Sports, then look no further. Sport’s Devil is used as a dependency for much other sport’s addons, which means it’s trusted and highly rated.
The original Sport’s Devil dates all the way back to 2015, and quite simply if you can think of a sport, live TV channel or event, they will have it.
Still always gets voted as the top Kodi add on month after month, in a lot of reviewers top 10. The improved version of Scrubs is well known for being stable and consistently serving high-quality links. You also get a wide range of content including live TV, kids, and even fitness and music.
Odin comes from the Golden Gun repository, which has some of the best addons on Kodi. This adds on by itself it nothing special but it is stable and has been going a long time. You can find a wide selection of titles as well as documentaries, classics as well as the Kid’s zone
I am Ego
If you are looking for an add on that concentrates more on movies, then I am Ego might be the Add on for you. You are bound to find loads of working links for even the latest movies with plenty of high-quality 720p and 1080p links.
A relatively new add on that seems to be gaining popularity and has featured in several top 10 lists, coming from the developers of Movie Theatre Butter. You get a big media library and a wide selection of streaming choices. There is a built-in autoplay function and the scrapers work quickly. Also integrates with Real Debrid and Trakt.
Another Exodus fork that proven reliable and looks exactly like Covenant when you open it up. Great range of content and Trakt and Real Debrid compatible.
The Kratos Reborn
The remade version of the popular Kratos add on, currently featured on the EzzerMacs repository. Great to use as it utilizes Open Scrapers giving you a solid range of working links. Big range of content.
Another add on designed for the movie buff. Nole Cinema probably has any film that you care to think of. Also once open it has the links ready served rather than running scrapers which does make it a bit slow on startup. Integrate with your Real Debrid account and you can even find HD and 4K links.
IT Addon by Nobody’s
The community mourned the loss of 13 Clowns which has been popular for years, but it looks like a fork of their repository is making a come back in the form of IT.
IT features a big range of movies and TV shows as well as on-demand content. Also, other content from documentaries to Kids shows and is currently featured in the T2K repository.