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My picks for Add-ons
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These are Add-ons I like. Of course there are many others and other people have their own top list of favourites.
Some of them are "forks" of other add-ons, meaning a developer took the concept of another add-on and rebuilt it as their own version. The Exodus add-on has been the most forked add-on for Kodi.

As of May 1 2020

1. Openmeta/Openinfo (multi-player add-on) - Repository: Addons4Kodi
Status: The Developer for this add-on has disappeared. Unfortunately we are no longer getting updates, however this add-on will continue to work in all Kodi Leia installations. It will not be compatible with Kodi Matrix unless someone updates it.

    Openmeta takes over from the old Metalliq add-on.
I like it because I can launch a video from Openmeta and choose which Video add-on I want to play the video with. It does this using the video add-on you have installed in your build. The advantage of this of course is the ability to find a working provider of that video quickly and easily. Movies aren't as difficult to find, but TV shows can be really difficult to play, especially the older episodes. This way I can go down a list instead of going in and out of multiple add-ons.
Openmeta doesn't contain it's own players so you must have at least one other video add-on to use Openmeta.

    Openinfo is also known as the "Extended Info Mod" or EIM gives us a Netflix style interface to view listing of TV Shows and Movies. It saves to the Kodi Library and plays videos using Openmeta.
Please note: To play movie Trailers you need a working Youtube add-on.


2. TheMovieDB Helper (multi-player add-on) - Repository: justialmunkey Alpha
Status: Receiving continued updates
This add-on takes up where Openmeta left off. It's a different add-on with different features, but like Openmeta it doesn't have it's own players, it provides a list of video add-ons you have installed to play videos. This one does not come with it's own version of the Extended Info Mod

3. The Crew - Repository: The Crew
Status: Receiving continued updates / Menu is awesome, scrapers are awesome
I like this one for several reasons. It has a large menu of categories within the add-on covering a wide range of subjects. It works well in finding sources of videos and is always getting updates. You can tell the developers of this add-on are working hard to make this the best add-on for Kodi. They also have a Wizard with a large assortment of Builds within their repository. ( Unlock the Adult section with the password: lol )

4. YouTube - Repository: One of the many add-ons available within Kodi's own Kodi Add-on Repository
Status: Receiving continued updates
I'm sure everyone has this add-on giving you access to YouTube videos and channels. Many other add-ons use the YouTube add-on for specialized topics. Most importantly, this add-on is used to bring us Movie and TV Trailers.
Please note: Due to changes in YouTube you need (free) API keys from Google to use this add-on. I provide my own personal keys with the build, however there are limits in the usage of these keys which can temporarily shut the add-on down if accessed too many times by everyone using these keys. Getting your own personal keys avoids this issue.

5. Venom - Repository: Venom
Status: Receiving continued updates / Menu is average, scrapers are awesome
This one has impressed me with it's frequent updates. It has also been a great scraper using Openmeta, in finding sources other add-ons couldn't. doesn't impress me as much with what it offers, however I am impressed with the effort the developer puts into maintaining this add-on. It's constant updates make me feel confident in having it included in my build.

6. Fen - Repository: Tikipeter's
Status: Receiving continued updates / Menu is good, scrapers are great
This add-on is a bit different from other add-ons. It generates good results in finding sources of videos.
What impresses me about this add-on, is how it's able to use the Kodi Library. For example, if you save a movie to your library using Openment, then only Openmeta will play that movie from your library. If the Openmeta add-on breaks, you are screwed. However, Fen pulls up everything in your library and plays it using the Fen player. I wish every video add-on did this.

7. Numbers - Repository: CellarDoorTV
Status: Receiving continued updates / Menu is awesome, scrapers are great
This isn't just another cookie cutter add-on. The developer of this add-on has set up a really nice menu of categories that everyone should browse.
( Unlock the Adult section "iPunheta" with the password: PORN4ALL )

8. Exodus Redux - Repository: SGKodi  (which is what I use) or you can get it from the Exodus Redux Repo
Status: The Developer of this add-on has left the project. It receives no updates since March 2019, however it will continue to work with Kodi Leia since it's sources are common to most add-ons. The menu is average but I keep this add-on because it seems to still find video sources that current add-ons can't. This is usually for older TV Shows.
I only use this for the scrapers via the Openmeta or TMDB Helper multi-players.

9. MirrorV2 Video - Repository: cy4root
Status: Receiving continued updates / Menu is awesome, scrapers are great
This add-on is a fork of ScrubsV2 but has been further expanded and is better maintained. You can set the scraper module to use either Liptonmodule or Open Scrapers. I have it set for the Liptonmodule simply because all the other add-ons use Open Scrapers. I wanted to have something a little different as an option for those hard to find video sources. If I used this as my primary video add-on I would have it set to Open Scrapers.

10. Shadow - Repository: thecrew
Status: Receiving continued updates / Menu is good, scrapers are great
This video add-on can only be used with a paid Premium Service like Real Debrid. What makes this one special is that it has an all new framework for add-ons build from the ground up by a talented coder. This thing is BLAZING fast and the best new video add-on for Kodi.
*New releases of my build will contain this add-on pre-installed.

10. Seren - Repository: Nixgates
Status: Receiving continued updates / Menu is basic, scrapers are great
This video add-on can only be used with a paid Premium Service like Real Debrid. It seems to be the most popular add-on in the Kodi world so I would be remiss if I didn't include it.
*New releases of my build will contain this add-on pre-installed.

11 GOTO - Repository: Where The Monsters Live
Status: Receiving updates / Menu is great, scrapers are good
This one doesn't look fancy but has a nice variety in it's menu. It doesn't seem to get a lot of updates, but looks like it is still being maintained. The variety of the menu is why I have this one on my list.

12. 7of9 - Repository: Diamond Build Repo
Status: Receiving updates / Menu is awesome, scrapers are good
Not only does she look good in a cat suit, this add-on is jam-packed with more categories than I can list. With 7of9 you also get Alpha Quadrant, Beta Quadrant, Delta Quadrant and Gamma Quadrant which in themselves have a lot to choose from. Take a day and explore this one. It's a treasure chest, but best suited for those with a paid premium service. ( Unlock the Adult section with the password: sexlover )

13. WatchNixToons2 - Repository: Doko
Status: Receiving updates / Menu is awesome, scrapers are good
TONS of Anime in this for kids and adults including Sub Titled and English Dubbed. If you are looking for a good provider of Anime, this is your best add-on.

14. MP3 Streams - Music Add-on Repository: SGKodi / Diamond Build / CellarDoor
Status: Unsupported with no current Developer however it still works great
If you are a music lover, this is the add-on to get. You can build your own Library of music with this one from old to new.

Honourable mentions:

Scrubs v2 - Repository: JewRepo
Status: Developer is still around but updates are rare / Menu is great, scrapers are good
Another good add-on with a large list of categories. I have discontinued interest in this add-on due to the lack of interest from the developer in pushing out updates and because it doesn't really give me anything more than other add-ons. I have to draw the line somewhere as a build designer or my builds will become massively bloated. I don't like builds that just have everything but the kitchen sink dumped into them. An add-on has to give me something unique to keep my interest.
Using Kodi 18.7 with the Daemon Build 1.11
on an Android Box with a 1080p TV and a Windows PC

Streaming with Kodi since early 2017
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good post!
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(04-24-2020, 06:39 PM)omarlopez Wrote: good post!
Thank you. I've been testing out new add-ons which I will add into my next build update.

Seren, which is used with Real Debrid and very popular right now.

Shadow, which is also used with Real Debrid, is brand new and the fastest video add-on there is.

I've also gone with Cy4root's Mirror add-on instead of Chucky. I just like the features and it's kept up to date.

Looking at TheMovieDB Helper to replace Openmeta but not happy with it. Cy4root has forked Openmeta and Openload so I am curious to see what he does with it.

For IPTV I am trying out IVUE TV Guide. It looks great for live streaming TV channels.
Using Kodi 18.7 with the Daemon Build 1.11
on an Android Box with a 1080p TV and a Windows PC

Streaming with Kodi since early 2017
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