How to Install Kodi Addons From GitHub in 2021

There are multiple different ways to install Kodi addons from GitHub. However, we believe the most straightforward method available to be via the ‘Git Browser’ addon. Using this addon (completely safe and legal, by the way), you’ll easily integrate GitHub with your Kodi, letting you not only install but also update your addons.

With that said, the ‘Git Browser’ addon is your best bet right now – as it integrates with Kodi in a really nice way. It’s also easy to use, suitable even for complete beginners. However, before you start installing add-ons – we do have a very important note for you. So, make sure to read the following segment very carefully.


Keep in mind that Kodi 19 ‘Matrix’ is the latest available version of Kodi (during the last couple of months, Kodi 19.1 and Kodi 19.2 were released, focusing on resolving bugs). However, if you haven’t updated Kodi yet, know that the latest version of this application breaks compatibility with a large number of add-ons.

You’ll need to wait for third-party developers to make their add-ons compatible with Kodi 19, which could take a while. We’ve seen some progress recently in the domain of add-ons from Kodi’s official repository. However, the situation is still very problematic for any add-on that comes outside the official Kodi repository.

With that said, if you plan on using plenty of addons, we recommend using Kodi 18.9 for now. That’s because downgrading from Kodi 19 to Kodi 18 can be a very tricky task to accomplish (even impossible in many cases).

How to Install Kodi Addons From GitHub

Installing Kodi addons from GitHub has two equally important parts. You first need to install the ‘Git Browser’ addon (which is the first step). Then, we’ll show you how to use this addon to install other addons from GitHub (the second step), as laid out just below.


The ‘Git Browser’ addon still doesn’t work on Kodi v19 ‘Matrix.’ So, you need to use Kodi v18.9 or an earlier version. We’ll make sure to update this article once ‘Git Browser’ gets an update making it compatible with the latest Kodi version.

Step #1: Install the ‘Git Browser’ Addon

This tool will later help you download and install GitHub-hosted addons, so let’s first show you how to set-up ‘Git Browser’ on your Kodi.

  • Before we do anything else, you need to enable Kodi’s support for unknown sources.
  • Then, navigate to Settings (cogwheel icon, from Kodi’s Home Screen) > File Manager.
  • Double-click on ‘Add Source‘ on the left side of the screen.
  • A pop-up should now appear. Click where it says ‘<None>.’
Adding Source URL to Kodi File Manager
  • When asked for a URL, enter this one: Click ‘OK.’
  • Name this source as ‘Fusion‘ and click ‘OK‘ to dismiss the pop-up.
  • Go back to Kodi’s home screen and click on ‘Add-ons‘ using the main menu.
Install from ZIP File via Kodi
  • Click on the ‘open box‘ icon (top-left corner) and select ‘Install from ZIP file.’
  • Navigate to go to Fusion > Kodi-Repos > English > Click on the ZIP file and wait for a notification in the top-right corner.
Installing Repository from ZIP File
  • Now, select ‘Install From Repository.’
  • Go to Add-On Repository > Program Add-Ons > Git Browser.
  • Once you see the overview of Git Browser, go ahead and click on ‘Install.’ That’s it!

Step #2: Use ‘Git Browser’ to Install Kodi Addons From GitHub

So far, you’ve installed ‘Git Browser’ on your Kodi. We’ll now teach you how to install Kodi addons from GitHub by using this addon. Go through the following steps.

  • Navigate to Add-Ons > Git Browser. Click on the addon’s name to launch it.
  • Feel free to click on ‘Search by GitHub Username.’
  • Then, select ‘New Search,’ and a pop-up should appear on your screen.
Doing Search in Git Browser on Kodi
  • Feel free to input the name of the GitHub account you’re interested in searching. In case you need some suggestions, here are the best Kodi repositories.
  • At this moment, Git Browser will display a list of ZIP files. Based on which addon you want to install, click on any file here. Confirm your decision by clicking on ‘Install.’
Installing Adult Swim via Git Browser on Kodi
  • Once Git Browser installs an addon, you’ll be asked to restart Kodi or continue installing other addons. If you’re done, click on ‘Restart,’ and Kodi will reopen.
  • Keep in mind that installed addons are found in the ‘Add-Ons’ section of your Kodi. Therefore, to use them, return to Kodi’s home screen and then click on ‘Add-Ons.’


Considering that you’ll use unofficial add-ons (not tested by Kodi’s team), using a VPN is highly recommended in this case. To learn more, read about the reasons why you must use a VPN for Kodi. Then, feel free to check the best Kodi VPNs right now. And lastly, read more on how to set up a VPN on Kodi.

Want to Learn More About Using Kodi?

Before we let you do, we’d like to recommend some useful resources found on our website. Check the following articles to learn how to use Kodi up to its full extent.

That would be all on how to install Kodi addons from GitHub. If you have any questions, make sure to share your thoughts via the comments section below. And of course, don’t forget to share this article online. Thanks – and enjoy using Kodi!



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