In its original form, Kodi is great for streaming locally stored content, but the software really comes into its own when you start installing add-ons. There are hundreds to choose from (we’ve put together a list of the best ones here), but the most impressive and powerful extension is probably Phoenix. Known as the spiritual successor to Genesis, Phoenix gives you access to hours of content – from old TV shows to brand-new films, and it’s quick and intuitive to use too. Interested? Here’s how to download it.
Tip: The £34.99 ($39.99) Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the best Kodi streaming devices. It’s wireless, cheap and delivers a solid stream – here’s our tutorial for how to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick.
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How to install Phoenix to Kodi
- To install Phoenix, first go to System | Settings | Add-ons. Once there you’ll see a tab saying ‘Add source’ – click on it.
- This method works by pointing your computer or device to a web address, and then treating it like a USB stick or removable hard drive. This time, we’ll be using the web address http://fusion.tvaddons.ag, so enter it exactly as it is, and then click Done. Make sure you name the source something like Phoenix, so that it’s easy to remember.
- Go back to your homescreen, and then navigate to System | Add-ons | Install From Zip File. A list of folders will appear, but we’re after the one we just added. Click on it, and then select a file called “xmbc-repos”.
- Click on the file marked Eenglish, and then select the next file marked “repository.xbmchub-x.x.x.zip”.
- After waiting for a notification that should say “Add-on enabled”, select Install From Repository | TVADDONS.ag Addon Repository | Video Add-ons | Phoenix.
- Click install, and you’ll have access to Phoenix, one of the most popular Kodi add-ons around.