5 Working Kodi Repositories for August 2017 – Best Kodi Repositories

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Welcome to our monthly Kodi repository roundup!  This month, we tested out our favorite Kodi repositories to see if they’re still up and running.  We also found a couple of new repositories that we’ll dig into. Read on for easy-to-follow instructions that will show you how to get all the best Kodi repositories for August 2017.

Two quick ways to install a Kodi repo

There are two main ways to install a Kodi repo.  One of the best is to use your web browser to download the installation files to your hard drive. The other way is to use Kodi itself to download the file instead.

If you use a PC or laptop to run Kodi, the first way is the best way.  But if you use a TV box to run Kodi, you’ll have to use the second approach.

Please note that these are generic installation instructions. Specific instructions for each repository will follow further down the article.

If you have a laptop/desktop PC

Kodi’s box icon
  • Download the repository zip file
  • Open Kodi and click addons
  • Click the box icon
  • Open the zip file from within Kodi via the install from zip menu
This is what the “install from zip” menu looks like in Kodi Krypton

After a few seconds, a popup message will appear to let you know that the installation is complete.  After you see the popup, you can access the repo via install from repository. Once you’re in the repo, you’ll be able to browse all kinds of addons and install whichever  you want to have.

If you have a TV box

  • Set up a file source in Kodi’s file manager by going to Gear icon → file manager → add source.  

Here’s what the gear icon looks like:

Use the gear icon to add a source.
  • In file manager, click where it says <none> to enter in the URL where the repository installation file is located.
  • Name the file source by clicking the box underneath where it says enter a name for this media source.

After you’ve set up the file source, it will appear when you open up file manager.  Just click the file source and choose the repository you want to install, and you’re good to go.

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Verified Kodi repositories (Last update: August 2, 2017)

We manually checked all the repositories listed below to make sure that they are still online.  We also looked at each repository’s addon list to see if anything new was added.  If you have trouble installing any of the repositories on our list, please drop us a line in the comment section and let us know.

Working repo #1:  Ares Repository

If any group of 3rd party developers are poised to take over where TVAddons left off, it’s probably Ares Repository.  Ares Repository is a huge group of developers that work together to bring us lots of cool builds and addons.

Via the Ares Repository, you can download the essential addon installer called Ares Wizard. Ares Wizard provides super user friendly point-and-click installation for a number of great addons that we’ve covered on this Blog.  Ares Wizard is available in the program addons section of the Ares Project repo.

Notable addons

One reason why we love Ares Wizard is that its list of addons is always fresh.  Old addons get plucked out and replaced with new ones on a regular basis.  Also, the Ares Wizard allows you to see how many times an addon has been downloaded.

Last month’s screenshot of Ares Wizard.
In addition to installing addons, Ares Wizard can also be used to install builds.  Because anyone can create a build and upload it to Ares Project, not all of them are of good quality. However, if you stick to the builds that appear at the top of the build list you’ll find some of our favorite builds.

Notable builds

Ares Wizard makes it easy to install new builds

Ares Repository file location

You can install the Ares Project repository using one of the two methods described in the beginner’s section of this article. Here is a link to the Ares Project installation file:

http://repo.ares-project.com/magic/repository.aresproject/

Working repo #2:  Kodil (Kodi Israel)

Kodil has been around for quite a long time, but it didn’t had too much attention until the TVAddons repo went down a few weeks back.  A massive storehouse of addons can be found in Kodil.  When we checked out Kodil on August 2 2017, there were 827 total video addons.

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The Kodil repository currently contains 827 addons, but many of them are obsolete and no longer work

Kodil is kind of like an addon thrift shop.  You’ll might find some cool addons in Kodil, but you have to sort through all the junk to get to the hidden jewels.

It would be easier to identify the recent addons if there was some way to sort the addon list by update date.  But unfortunately, all the information you get is the version number. The only practical way to find out if a Kodil addon works or not is to try it out yourself.

Even though there are a lot of junk addons floating around in the Kodil archive, this repo is definitely worth a look because it contains lots of rare addons that are impossible to find anywhere else now that TVAddons is gone.

Kodil repository file location

You can install the Kodil repository using one of the two methods described in the beginner’s section of this article.  Here is a link to the Ares Project installation file (kodil.zip):

http://kdil.co/repo/

Working repo #3: Noobs and Nerds

When we looked at Noobs and Nerds last month, we only found a few important addons: SportsDevil, Metalliq and Bob.  However, in recent weeks the Noobs and Nerds admins have added a handful of additional addons to their catalog.

Noobs and Nerds doesn’t maintain their addon catalog quite as well as the Ares Project does.  However, versions of addons that you will find on Noobs and Nerds are generally more up-to-date compared to Kodil.

Noobs and Nerds Repo file location

You can install the Noobs and Nerds repository using one of the two methods described in the beginner’s section of this guide.  Here is the link to the Noobs and Nerds installation file:

https://noobsandnerds.com/portal/

Working repo #4: Mucky Duck

Most of the addons you’ll find on Mucky Duck’s small repository are out-of-date.  Gorilla Streams, Moviepool, Pubfilm and LuckyTV all have flashy logos and artwork, but they don’t seem to work at all.

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However, there is one addon that is definitely worth downloading from the Mucky Duck repo: Duckpool.

A screenshot of artwork for Mucky Duck’s Duckpool addon

Duckpool is a revamped version of iStream.  It got lots of great built-in streaming sources, a search history feature and an internal bookmark system for saving your favorite streams.

Duckpool is always getting updates, so it’s worth it to install the Mucky Duck repository so that you can get the patches as soon as they come out.

Notable addons

Duckpool

Mucky Duck installation file

You can install the Mucky Duck repository using one of the two methods described in the beginner’s section of this guide.  Here is the link to the installation file:

http://muckys.mediaportal4kodi.ml/

Working repo #5: Smash repository

The Kodi developer known as Smash has been hard at work ever since TVAddons went down.

When we first looked at the Smash repo, we found a small but good selection of video addons.  In addition to hosting two popular addons that went down with TVAddons (Exodus and SALTS), other good addons like 1Channel, Aluc and IceFilms were also available.

In recent weeks, Smash has removed Exodus and substituted in an addon called Gurzil– a new Exodus fork.  Several other good addons have been added to the mix as well.

The best way to get Smash Repository content is via the brand new Smash Wizard installer.  Smash Wizard offers point-and-click access to lots of different addons, repositories and builds.  Smash Wizard is available in the program addons section of the Smash Repository.

Notable builds

  • Rolling steel
  • Horizon
  • Skyllar C
  • Colossus

Smash Repository installation file

You can install Smash Repository using one of the two methods described in the beginner’s section of this guide.  Here is the link to the installation file:

http://mediarepos.net/kodistuff/ This website was shutdown.

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