How to install 1Channel Primewire on Kodi: Get a great XBMC extension

Kodi is great for streaming content, and part of that comes from its open-source nature. Unlike other programs and apps, Kodi or XBMC can be modified and changed to suit your needs – and there are hundreds of addons that allow you to do just that.

However, the 1Channel Primewire extension is one of the most popular, and that’s because it features pretty much everything you could want to watch. In fact, if you’re not too bothered about customising Kodi, 1Channel Primewire could – alongside Exodus or Specto – be one of the only addons you ever need to download. If that sounds tempting, you’re in luck. In this quick tutorial, we’ll show you how to download the 1Channel Primewire addon.

How to install 1Channel Primewire addon

There are currently two ways of installing the 1Channel addon, and one of them is much easier and more recommended than the other – but we’ll show you both ways here.

The easy way

Kodii is getting more and more popular now, and that means dedicated communities are working out ways to make installing addons and generally using Kodi easier for everyone. And that means this tutorial is actually pretty fast.

  1. The first thing you need to do is boot up Kodi, and install the Fusion repo to Kodi. To do that, just follow this link to our tutorial.
  2. After that, you’ll need to configure the fusion repo, and you can do that by following this detailed tutorial by tvaddons.
  3. Next, you simply need to use the addon installer, and select 1Channel from the list of features addons. Once again you can find that on tvaddons here.
  4. That’s pretty much it. You’ll now be able to access the vast 1Channel Primewire database.

The more complicated way

  1. Like many other installation procedures, the first thing you need to do is open Kodi, but after that, installing the 1Channel extension is slightly different.
  2. After Kodi is open, install the zip file found at this link. If you’re on a Mac, you’ll need to right-click and then select “Download Linked File As”. If the file is correct, it should be called “repository.tknorris.beta-1.0.5.zip”. If that’s all fine, save the file to your Downloads folder or desktop.
  3. If you’re on a Windows machine, it’s best to save the zip file to your local disk – not your desktop – as this will make it easier to find later. Once that’s done, installing 1Channel is pretty much the same as installing any other add-on – with just one difference.
  4. Go to System | Settings | Install From Zip File, but instead of typing a URL like you usually would, instead navigate to the zip file you downloaded earlier. This should be pretty easy to find using Kodi’s built-in file explorer, but if you still can’t find the file, you can always save it again to somewhere more convenient.
  5. Click on the file marked “repository.tknorris.beta-1.0.5.zip” and wait for it to download. You’ve now installed the 1Channel repository and you’re a step closer to downloading the 1Channel addon.
  6. Next, go to Install From Repository | tkNorris Beta Testing Repository | Video Add-ons.
  7. You’ll be taken to a list of addons that includes the likes of SALTs – but we’re after 1Channel. Find the 1Channel addon and click it.
  8. Then click the Install button and wait for Kodi to install the new addon.
  9. You can now access to the 1Channel addon whenver you like, by going to Videos on the main menu, then Video Add-ons | 1Channel.