Content is king when it comes to a media centre, and there are several add-ons available that let you find TV shows or movies on the web and bring it to your Kobi powered screen.
The app has become the most used video add-on since Genesis lost its reliability-factor. Exodus is made by the same developers of Genesis and provides a better user experience through a redesigned and simplified interface, making it easier to navigate to find your favourite videos. Just like Genesis it doesn’t differentiate between legal and illegal content, so you’ll have to use your common sense and moral judgement to divine that for yourself. As a reminder, here’s our step-by-step guide on how to install Genesis on Kodi.
Salts, or Stream All The Sources, is a relatively new add-on that is a great alternative to one of the previous fan-favourites, Genesis. The add-on uses content drawn from different website in order to keep-up with readily available HD content. The media portion of the add-on will need a Trakt.tv account, where it’s free to create.
This video add-on is regarded as one of the most comprehensive list of video content available. Through a team of developers, Phoenix maintains a large and constantly updated list of content. The app also has dedicated sections created by the developers to appeal to certain audiences, such as female-orientated shows will appear under the ‘Her Place’ section. This is a great way to discover new content.
If the grey nature of Genesis bothers you then you might prefer to look at PlayOn. This smartly designed app acts as a portal to a variety of paid for streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and many others. The real advantage that it offers is the ability to record all of the shows onto your HD in MP4 format, and stream them to other devices in your home, or take them with you if you’re travelling somewhere without an internet connection. At the moment the focus is on US content, but there’s still decent offerings for UK viewers.
The other obvious big app that should be on everybody’s list is YouTube. There are a few on offer at the Kodi Add-On repository with Bromix’s simply named YouTube offering being the one we would recommend.
Navi-X is also an interesting one to investigate. This app acts as a gateway to user generated playlists of content from around the web. As with Genesis this can lead you into murky waters, but there is also the option to create your own Playlists to redress the balance.