Kodi picture addons

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1) How to include picture paths ================================================================================== Don't change the plugin configuration unless you know what you do! a) You must add picture sources to XBMC b) Within MyPicsDB (not in the configuration) select menu "Paths of pictures folders" to add these paths to the database. Excluding paths a) Add the exclude path(s) via menu "Paths of pictures folders". b) Rescan the paths which contain these added exclude paths to remove the pictures from MyPicsDB Excluding files a) This can be done in the plugin settings under "Files" b) You only need to enter a unique part of the complete path name. All files which contain this entered part of the path name will be excluded. c) Rescan all paths. d) To concatenate different file/path name parts use the | sign. Cleanup a) After renaming a directory you must do a full rescan! 2) MySql ================================================================================== a) You must create a database: CREATE DATABASE MyPicsDB CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_bin; b) Create a user (if not already done for music and movies): CREATE USER 'xbmc'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'xbmc'; c) give him rights GRANT ALL ON *.* TO 'xbmc'@'%'; d) Go to plugin settings and enable MySql. Set the correct user and password (they are case sensitive)! 3) Tag translation and combination of tags ================================================================================== Menu "translate your tags" lets you suppress tags (leave translation empty) or combine tags like 'Country/primary location name', 'Photoshop:Country' and 'Iptc4xmpExt:CountryName' to one 'Country' tag. 4) General problems with MyPicsDB ================================================================================== If you have unexplainable problems like pictures don't get included into database and you're a long time user of MyPicsDB then it will be a good decision to delete the database and start with a new one. To do this select "Pictures->Add-ons", press "C" and select "Add-on settings". Activate "Initialze the database at next startup" on tab "General" and press "OK". Then start MyPicsDB. All tables (except table rootpaths which includes your entered picture paths) are dropped and recreated. This means that the already entered paths are still available and that you can start a rescan with "Paths of picture folders"->"Scan all paths". 5) Auto-update MyPicsDB ================================================================================== Idea from Fungify To auto update the database you can use the following XBMC command: RunScript("C:\Users\Name\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.image.mypicsdb\scanpa​th.py",--database) (Name is your Windows user!) Frodo: Use the service "The Scheduler" (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=144378) and create a custom built-in script with the above command. Eden: Update MyPicsDB via HTTP API with a cron job. wget --directory-prefix=tmp --http-user=<xbmc username> --http-passwd=<xbmc password> "http://Servername:Portnumber/xbmcCmds/xbmcHttp?command=ExecBuiltIn&parameter=XBMC.RunScript("<full path to plugin>\plugin.image.mypicsdb\scanpath.py",--database) 6) For skinners ================================================================================== Done by MikeBZH44 a) For skinners, MyPicsDB can be called with following parameters to populate window properties : XBMC.RunScript(plugin.image.mypicsdb,0,?action='setproperties'&method ='Latest|Random'&sort ='Shooted|Added'&limit=10) Parameters are : - action='setproperties' to store in main window properties and in CommonCache DB - method='Lastest' to get Latest pictures from DB - method='Random' to get random pictures from DB - sort='Shooted' to get latest pictures sorted by Shooted date (EXIF DateTimeOriginal) - sort='Added' to get latest pictures sorted by Added in DB date (DateAdded) - limit=10 to get only 10 pictures Properties set to main window (ID=10000) : MyPicsDB<Method>.Count = Number of pictures returned (max=limit) MyPicsDB<Method>.1.Path = Path to picture #1 MyPicsDB<Method>.1.Name = Name of picture #1 MyPicsDB<Method>.1.Folder = Name of picture folder #1 MyPicsDB<Method>.1.Date = Shooted date of picture #1 MyPicsDB<Method>.2.Path = Path to picture #2 MyPicsDB<Method>.2.Name = Name of picture #2 MyPicsDB<Method>.2.Folder = = Name of picture folder #2 MyPicsDB<Method>.2.Date = Shooted date of picture #2 ... ... ... MyPicsDB<Method>.10.Path = Path to picture #10 MyPicsDB<Method>.10.Name = Name of picture #10 MyPicsDB<Method>.10.Folder = = Name of picture folder #10 MyPicsDB<Method>.10.Date = Shooted date of picture #10 b) To run a slideshow when user clicks on a picture : <onclick>XBMC.RunScript(plugin.image.mypicsdb,0,?action='slideshow'&method='Random'&current=1)</onclick> Parameters : - action='slideshow' to run slide show - method='Lastest' to get Latest pictures from DB - method='Random' to get Random pictures from DB - current=1 to start slideshow with Picture #1 c) Statistic properties MyPicsDB<Method>.Categories = number of categories in DB MyPicsDB<Method>.Collections = number of collections in DB MyPicsDB<Method>.Folders = number of folders containing pictures in DB MyPicsDBRandom.Categories = MyPicsDBLatest.Categories (same for Count, Collections, Folders) but we don't know wich method each skinner will use so I make the job twice ;)
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Kodi, the open-source media center, is popular for the freedom of usage and flexibility that it offers. It has two fundamental elements that make it powerful: repositories and addons. We have already published a list of the best Kodi repositories that you can use, and in this article, we take a look at some of the best Kodi addons. We have included addons that allow you to access a plethora of movies, live TV, and other video content and also help you keep the interface clean and junk-free. Having said all of that, here are top picks for Kodi addons that you must try to improve your viewing experience.

Note: Some of the Kodi addons host and stream copyrighted content. Streaming protected content is illegal and amounts to piracy. We do not encourage online piracy in any way or form.

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  5. Best Kodi Addons for Sports
  6. Best Kodi Addons for Kids, Cartoons & Anime
  7. Best Kodi Addons for Streaming Music

Warning: Some of the websites hosting the Kodi addons contain tracking pixels. If you don’t want to give away your personal information like IP address, you should use VPNs. Remember to check out our article on the best free VPNs for the same.

How to Use Kodi Addons Safely?

The best way to be safe while installing Kodi addon is to use the official Kodi repository. It goes through a review process and then only addons are added to Kodi’s official repository. So if you use Kodi’s built-in repository, you can be certain that addons are not illegal or tracking your data. Apart from that, if you wish to use third-party add-ons — we have mentioned some here — then make sure to download the addon from reputed domains like GitHub. Also, you can use a VPN to protect your identity on the web while using Kodi addon, as mentioned above.

If you want to install addons from the official Kodi repository then here are the steps to follow.

1. Open Kodi and move to the “Add-ons” tab. Here, click on “Install from repository”.

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2. Next, open the “Kodi Add-on repository”.

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3. Here, you will find addons categorized into several sections. Open the one that you are interested in. For example, here I am opening “Video add-ons”.

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4. Now, click on the addon of your choice.

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5. Finally, click on the “Install” button and within a few seconds, the addon will be available under the “Add-ons” menu. This way, you can safely use Kodi addons.

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Overall Best Kodi Addons 2020

1. Exodus

Exodus is one of the most popular addons on Kodi and it has been maintained by different communities for several years. So much so that there are now two versions: Exodus Redux and Exodus v8. We have written a detailed guide on how to install Exodus on Kodi so go through that for more instructions. Coming to the addon, you can stream movies, TV shows, view local videos, images, and also use it for maintenance tasks.

You can browse through the available content or search for something specific. Both movies and TV shows have been clearly listed in the form of sections based on their genre, language, production studio, and also on the basis of their popularity.

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Once you select a specific episode or movie to watch, Exodus enlists all online sources and you can stream thereafter. Apart from that, what I like about Exodus is that it puts reliable servers on the top which works most of the time. To conclude, Exodus is an all-around Kodi addon and you can use it for just about anything.

  • Install Exodus
  • Compatible with Kodi 18 Leia (currently at Kodi 18.7 Leia) and older versions including Kodi 17 Jarvis.

2. BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer is one of the best Kodi addons, especially if are from the United Kingdom. It offers all the BBC channels including BBC News, BBC One, Two and so on. You also get access to the radio stations and podcasts within this add-on. Besides the live TV channels, you can also play content from the large catalog of BBC documentaries, movies, and TV series.

5. BBC iPlayer

The best part is that it’s completely free and available on the official Kodi repository. So installation is just a click away. However, do note that BBC’s content is geo-restricted and you can only stream it within the UK. To get around the limitation, you can use a VPN to unblock BBC content from anywhere around the world.

3. YouTube

YouTube is a must-have Kodi addon if you want to watch tons of content on Kodi. You can watch YouTube videos, movies, TV shows, and more. You also have access to some live TV channels, game streaming, and much more. Besides, you can also check out the most popular videos in your region.

3. YouTube

And with the recent update, you can log in with your Google credentials and fetch your channel subscriptions, library, playlists, recommendations, and more. Not to mention, YouTube plays videos with the default Kodi player which means you get the options to zoom in/out, seek the video, change brightness, and add subtitles. All in all, YouTube is an essential Kodi addon and you can’t afford to miss it.

4. SoundCloud

In case you are unaware, SoundCloud is officially available on Kodi and you can play a large number of music tracks without any issues. As we all know, SoundCloud is one of the oldest popular platforms for sharing music so you get top-notch songs from both new and well-established artists.

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Since SoundCloud is more about the indie scene, you can listen to new songs from fresh voices. I would say, more than streaming music, SoundCloud is about discovering new sounds and genres. So go ahead and install SoundCloud on your Kodi to enjoy music streaming.

5. National Geographic

If you are a recent cord-cutter and missing some of your favorite wildlife and climate documentaries from National Geographic then worry not. The channel has a dedicated addon on Kodi that allows you to watch a wide catalog of videos for absolutely free. And the best part is that it’s available on Kodi’s official repository.

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Having said that, keep in mind, the episodes are not available at full length so that is a bummer. But you do have interesting clips of climate, history, art which is enough to dazzle you. I would say, go ahead and try National Geographic addon on Kodi and see if it fits the bill.

6. Radio

If you are someone who listens to lots of music through radio then this Kodi addon is for you. Aptly named, Radio offers thousands of radio stations on Kodi, be it local or international. You can search for stations, listen to them in the background, and also save them stations for later reference.

15. Radio

Other than that, radio stations are categorized into several labels including genre, country, and language. To sum it up, Radio is one of the best Kodi addons for streaming music from all over the world and you should definitely give it a try.

7. OpenSubtitles.org

If you are not a native English speaker, you might find it hard to follow what’s going on in a movie or TV show. If that’s the case, I suggest that you use this Kodi addon which will automatically add subtitles to the content that you are watching. 

Open Subtitiles

Since the subtitles are sourced from Opensubtitles, the quality is quite good. If you’re not a fan of OpenSubtitles or cannot find what you need there, there are various other official subtitle add-ons including Subscene, Titlovi, Divxplanet, and more to choose from.

8. Twitch

If you love watching gameplay from your favorite streamers then Twitch is here on Kodi to elevate your experience. Using the Twitch Kodi add-on, you can watch and interact with your favorite streamers or even explore new ones.

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Currently, there is no option to stream your own gaming sessions but if you’re just on Twitch for watching live or uploaded gaming videos, the add-on will come in handy. You can either search for your preferred streamer or even browse by game. All in all, Twitch is a great video addon and you can get it from the official repository.

9. Ares Wizard

Kodi is a very useful software but with a wide range of add-ons and downloaded media, it can get bloated pretty soon. This may result in a sluggish or jittery experience and if you’re running Kodi on a PC or laptop, the media player can easily eat up most of the resources.

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To prevent that from happening, you can use Ares Wizard for maintenance purposes. With this add-on, you can delete cache and temporary files, backup and restore your settings profile, check available system RAM, or internet speeds from the options available on the Kodi add-on.

  • Install Ares Wizard
  • Compatible with Kodi 18 Leia (currently at Kodi 18.7 Leia) and older versions including Kodi 17 Jarvis.

10. ROM Collection Browser

In case you are unaware, Kodi also allows you to play games and you can get it running through an addon. ROM Collection Browser is one of the popular ones out there and you can easily play retro games on your Kodi using this addon.

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With ROM Collection Browser add-on, you can launch games by assigning the default emulator and the location where you’ve saved the game ROMs. Unfortunately, this add-on will not let you download games but its interface lets you manage all of the available games with greater ease.

Best Kodi Addons for Movies & TV Shows

11. FilmRise

If you are looking for the best Kodi addon for watching movies and TV shows then FilmRise is your safe bet. It’s among the few add-ons that are legal and available on the official Kodi repository. You can watch full movies and TV shows for free, but the platform is ad-supported.

1. FilmRise

The best part of the app is that you don’t have to register and ads are not intrusive, allowing you to enjoy streaming movies and TV shows in peace. As for the content catalog, it’s is vast and new movies and shows are added every day. Simply put, you will never run out of content to watch.

12. Popcornflix

Popocornflix has become another great Kodi addon to consume movies and TV shows for free. While the question of legality depends on your geographical location, to remain on the safe side, you can use it through a VPN. The best part about Popcornflix is that there are no content restrictions based on region. Further, the addon is very fast and provides very good streaming which makes it ideal for watching movies on Kodi.

2. Popcornflix

Coming to the content, there’s a good selection of movies and TV shows so you will definitely find something interesting to watch. Apart from big-banner movies, Popcornflix also features a lot of indie cinema which is great news for indie movie lovers. Overall, Popcornflix is an excellent Kodi addon to discover and watch new movies and TV shows.

13. Netflix

Netflix is back on Kodi and it has been completely revamped by a new developer. You can now, in fact, play 1080p and 4K content on Kodi, but there are some caveats. That said, you can seamlessly log in and enjoy Netflix movies and TV shows on Kodi. Unlike earlier, now you don’t have to get your hands dirty and tweak things here and there.

4. Netflix

Apart from that, the new Netflix addon also supports HDR10 and comes with Dolby vision support. You can even sync your Netflix content with Kodi’s local library. That’s awesome, right? Having said that, keep in mind, this addon is not official, but it’s not illegal either. You can certainly use it without any worry.

Best Multipurpose Kodi Addons

14. The Magic Dragon

Magic Dragon is a powerful multipurpose Kodi addon that offers online video streaming but goes way beyond just movies and TV shows. Magic Dragon for Kodi has a host of video content including high definition (and even 4K) movies, shows, as well as live sports, highlights, and radio. Magic Dragon’s interface might not be very user-friendly, but you can access past TV episodes using its built-in DVR feature.

17. The Magic Dragon

Other than that, you can stream the latest movies, including support for direct playback from torrents. The distinctive part about this addon is that it has a variety of 3D and VR-friendly content and all you need is a headset to enjoy these movies or videos. To sum up, Magic Dragon is an awesome Kodi addon for video content and you can’t give it a miss.

  • Install Magic Dragon
  • Compatible with Kodi 18 Leia (currently at Kodi 18.7 Leia) and older versions including Kodi 17 Jarvis.

15. Seren

Seren is another hugely popular Kodi addon and you can use it to watch movies, TV shows, sports, live TV– all into one. It has got tons of movies and shows under its library and many believe that it provides the best user experience on Kodi because of no buffering issues. The content is properly categorized and you can sort the library based on trending movies, actors, recently updated movies, genres, etc.

4. Seren

It also scraps metadata, movie banners, and subtitles from the web so that everything is ready before you watch a movie. All in all, Seren ranks among the top Kodi addons and you should definitely check it out for its vast library.

  • Install Seren
  • Compatible with Kodi 18 Leia (currently at Kodi 18.7 Leia) and older versions including Kodi 17 Jarvis.

16. Indigo

Similar to Magic Dragon and Seren, Indigo is a multipurpose addon that is known for its large content and maintenance tools. You can stream live TV, record shows using the built-in DVR option, access the huge library of movies and TV shows, and more. Not to mention, you can also integrate Real-Debrid to get high-quality sources while streaming video content.

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Apart from that, it also comes with “Clear Cache and Thumbnails” functionality which will help you clean up your Kodi from lag or buffering issues. I would strongly recommend you to try Indigo addon for having the best Kodi experience.

  • Install Indigo
  • Compatible with Kodi 18 Leia (currently at Kodi 18.7 Leia) and older versions including Kodi 17 Jarvis.

Top Live TV Addons

17. Catch-Up TV & More

Catch-Up TV & More is a new Kodi addon, but it brings a lot of popular live TV channels on Kodi. In fact, it offers live TV channels from more than 15 countries around the world and that includes major regions like the US, UK, Canada, Europe, Japan, and more. You have access to channels like CBS, Blaze, Bristol TV, Edge Sport, and much more.

7. Catch-Up TV & More

Apart from that, it also has a “Catch Up TV” section where you can view older videos from certain channels. Basically, you are getting a built-in DVR option and that is absolutely great. Simply put, Catch-Up TV & More is my personal favorite addon for streaming live TV on Kodi and you can’t afford to miss it.

18. Xumo.TV

There are already many popular live TV addons for Kodi like Ccloud TV and Phoenix Return, but Xumo.TV offers a far more reliable experience. And the best part is that it’s officially available on Kodi’s repository so you don’t have to download the ZIP file from shady sources. Just move to the “Addons” tab and you can seamlessly install Xumo.TV on your Kodi. Apart from that, it offers several major news channels including NBC, CBS, Time Magazine, and more.

4. Xumo.TV

In addition, you have channels like CollegeHumor, Vanity Fair, Gamespot, Broadway, The Hollywood Reporter, etc. As you can see, Xumo.TV covers almost all the segments from news to fashion and lifestyle. To sum up, if you are looking for a no-frills live TV addon for Kodi then Xumo.TV is an apt choice.

19. Pluto.TV

Similar to Xumo.TV, Pluto.TV has gained popularity for featuring a wide range of live TV channels on Kodi. It’s known for offering more than 200 live TV channels and has no buffering issues. The add-on allows you to browse TV channels as a guest, but if you want to view them then you will have to sign in with a user account. Other than that, you have multiple categories like Live, OnDemand, Lineup, and more.

5. Pluto.TV

And if you want to watch movies and shows then Pluto.TV has you covered with its huge library of content. Best of all, the addon is available on Kodi’s official repository so in just a few clicks, you can get it running on your device. All in all, Pluto.TV is another powerful live TV addon for Kodi and if you want to stream a variety of channels then Pluto.TV is the best out there.

Best Kodi Addons for Sports

20. NBC Sports Live Extra

NBC Sports is one of the most popular sports channels in the US and you can easily get it running on Kodi. Since the addon is officially available under Kodi’s repository, there is no question of illegality. Moving ahead, with NBC Sports, you will have access to many big sporting events like NFL, Premier League, F1, and more.

10. NBC Sports Live Extra

Apart from that, NBC Sports also offers on-demand content which is just great. Having said that, keep in mind, NBC Sports is geographically restricted which means you can’t use the service outside of the US. Simply put, NBC Sports is your best bet for watching live sports on Kodi.

21. Livestream

Livestream is among those addons on Kodi that offer anything and everything including sports channels. You would find live sports channels mostly from Europe and of course, the US. You have access to 9 sports channels including Sportal HD, Park City Television and more. Having said that, keep in mind, Livestream does not have the best reliability as some channels work and some don’t.

9. Livestream

Nevertheless, the addon is quite polished and properly categorized into various sections. Apart from sports, you can access  News and Entertainment channels as well. Not to mention, you can follow the channels which make it easier for you to navigate and manage the score of live TV channels. To conclude, if you want access to sports on Kodi along with other live TV channels then Livestream will not disappoint you.

Best Kodi Addons for Kids, Cartoons & Anime

22. WatchNixtoons 2

WatchNixtoons 2 is perhaps the only addon you will need to watch cartoons and anime on Kodi. It offers you both dubbed and subbed anime and a huge list of cartoons including Deadstar, Disney shows, Iron Man, and more. Apart from that, what I loved about WatchNixtoons 2 is that it has the best streaming links.

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In my testing, I found almost all the shows ran without any buffering or dead link issue. Also, the subtitles are hardcoded so you don’t have to go through the hassle of finding and downloading proper subtitles. All in all, WatchNixtoons 2 is the best Kodi addon for kids, cartoons, and anime.

  • Install WatchNixtoons 2
  • Compatible with Kodi 18 Leia (currently at Kodi 18.7 Leia) and older versions including Kodi 17 Jarvis.

23. South Park

Earlier, there was a Cartoon Network addon for watching Cartoons on Kodi, but it has been deprecated. So now, we are left with very little cartoon content on Kodi. Among the few good ones out there, South Park is one. As the name suggests, South Park is a Kodi addon where you can watch all the episodes of South Park for free.

11. South Park

Of late, the show has garnered immense appreciation for its cartoon characters and storyline. You would definitely love the show for both its seriousness and funny acts. The best part about this addon is that all the seasons and episodes are categorized neatly and you can watch them without any buffering issues.

24. Japanese Animated Film Classics (JAFC)

If you are a fan of anime or Japanese cartoons then you are going to love JAFC on Kodi. The addon is wholly dedicated to bringing some of the oldest and popular anime content on Kodi. For instance, you can watch The Golden Flower, The Lump, A Story of Tobacco, and much more.

12. Japanese Animated Film Classics (JAFC)

Don’t worry, all the anime content and Japanese cartoons come with hardcoded English subtitles so that is great. Not to mention, the addon is available officially on Kodi’s repository which is another bonus point. Simply put, if you are looking for the best Kodi addons for cartoons and anime then JAFC is an easy pick.

Best Kodi Addons for Streaming Music

25. Tidal

As we all know, Tidal is a music streaming service with high fidelity sound and it’s available on Kodi. But bear in mind, it’s an unofficial client of Tidal made by a community member. Anyway, with Tidal addon on Kodi, you can log in to your account and stream songs in lossless mode (HiFi).

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The best bit is that your music library from Tidal syncs with the local Kodi library, making the music playback seamless. In addition, you can play music from the highly-curated playlists on Tidal. To sum up, Tidal is among the best Kodi addon for streaming music and you should definitely check it out.

26. Spotify

Spotify is undeniably among the most popular music streaming platforms and while there’s no official support for Kodi yet, you can utilize an unofficial route to get Spotify running on your Kodi machine. You need to use a third-party repository and from there you can easily install the Spotify addon for Kodi.

13. Spotify

The best bit is that you can log in with your Spotify credentials and get all your music library on Kodi. Apart from that, it supports background music and local syncing with Kod’s library. All in all, Spotify is hands-down the best Kodi addon for streaming music.

  • Install Spotify
  • Compatible with Kodi 18 Leia (currently at Kodi 18.7 Leia) and older versions including Kodi 17 Jarvis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the Best Addon for Firestick?

I would recommend you to install Exodus and Seren on your Firestick for having all-around access to movies, TV shows, and live TV channels.

Q. What’s the Difference Between Kodi Addon and Build?

Addons are the smallest modules on Kodi which add new features and functionality to Kodi. It can be anything — an addon to stream movies or an addon to change the look of Kodi. Also, there can be addons for clearing cache and rebuilding the sources.

Kodi Builds are different as they bring everything in one package. For instance, a build will include new Kodi skin, custom add-ons, weather widgets, new repositories, and more. Essentially, a total package similar to a Custom Android ROM whereas Kodi Addon is like an Android app.

Q. Are Kodi Addons Illegal?

Most of the Kodi addons are not illegal and the ones hosted on Kodi’s official repository are certainly not illegal. However, some of the third-party ones are deemed illegal because they host pirated content or stream unauthorized live TV channels. Apart from that, illegality depends on your geographical location too. For instance, many third-party Kodi addons are illegal in the US, UK, and some European countries.

Q. Can I Watch Movies with Kodi Addons?

Yes, you can definitely watch movies with Kodi addons. We have mentioned the 4 new Kodi addons so you can watch both latest and old movies. Apart from that, you can also try the multipurpose addons for more content.

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Kodi offers a powerful and customizable multimedia experience and you can enhance it further by using add-ons. Whether it is to play retro games, clean up your Kodi, choose from a huge list of movies, TV shows, cartoons, or anime, or just listen to audiobooks, add-ons can really boost your overall media center experience in Kodi.

While we think that these are some of the best Kodi add-ons that you must have and use, the list doesn’t end there and you can explore more add-ons as you get to learn Kodi more. Do you think we should include some other Kodi add-ons on this list? Tell us in the comments below.

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How to Add Photos to Kodi 18 in 2019

Aside from importing your videos and music, Kodi can be used to store photos as well. As such, this application can be a central place to store your entire media library.

There’s only one way to add photos to Kodi, and it applies to all recent versions of this application. As you can imagine, this also applies to Kodi 18.0, which has been recently released. Finally, this method can be used across all available platforms.

So, here’s our step-by-step guide on how to add photos to Kodi in 2019.

  • Open Kodi and you will see its Home Screen;
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  • On the left side, you will see the main menu, consisted of several content categories. We will be importing photos to Kodi, so you need to click on – Pictures;
  • Next, select ‘Add Pictures…’;
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  • A new pop-up window will appear. Your goal here is to navigate to the folder that contains your photo library – so, go ahead and do that. If you can’t find your way around, we recommend moving your photo library to one of the hard disk partitions. For example, open your hard drive’s directory and place your photo library there. Then, you can simply click on ‘C:’ on the pop-up and your folder will be waiting. Important Note: If your photos are organized into folders, you need to navigate to the main folder and hit ‘OK’. This way, all of the sub-folders will be automatically detected and registered as photo albums;
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  • Once you find your photo library, go ahead and click ‘OK’ to dismiss the pop-up;

That’s it! To see your newly created photo library, make sure to restart Kodi. If you’ve imported a large library, it might take some time until Kodi processes it. Once that happens, you should see your photo albums in the ‘Pictures’ section of Kodi.

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That’s it, guys. We hope you’ve found this article to be useful and that you now know how to add photos to Kodi. If you have any questions or doubts, make sure to post a comment below.

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How to Add Photos to Kodi

How to Add Photos to Kodi

As an all in one entertainment centre, Kodi would not be complete without a versatile image library and browsing section.

Kodi can be used as a great way to show the family your holiday photos, create great presentations and even add some cool background music.


Kodi is a popular media library because it allows you to add such a diverse range of image files, including Standard, RAW (Support for RAW formats was reinstated and improved in Kodi 18 “Leia”) and Stereoscopic file formats, the file types currently supported include:

  • .anpg
  • .bmp
  • .cbr
  • .cbz
  • .gif.ico
  • .jp2
  • .jpg
  • .jpeg
  • .pcx
  • .png
  • .rss
  • .tga
  • .tif
  • .tiff
  • .webp
  • .zip
  • .arw
  • .cr2
  • .dng
  • .nef
  • .mpo




The Only Way to Add Photos to Kodi

Adding to photos couldn’t be easier, there’s nothing complicated and there is only one way to add photos to Kodi.

1. Start from the Kodi Home Screen

Step 1 Adding Pictures to Kodi

2. From the left-hand side menu click “Pictures”

Step 2 Adding Pictures to Kodi


3. Then on the new popup select “Add Pictures…”

Step 3 Adding Pictures to Kodi


4. From there a new pop up appears where you can browse, add and remove media images

Step 4 Adding Pictures to Kodi

In order to add images to Kodi, they must already be installed and copied onto your Kodi device, this is what Kodi will search when it looks for media images.


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Kodi’s Functions With Images

Kodi is way more than just a simple image library, they have quite a few features that can really help to bring your images to life.

When you click into Pictures and have your newly populated library you can choose several viewing options

  • View Slideshow: Images will display in order of being uploaded
  • Recursive Slideshow: You can sort images by category, this can be a bit fiddly initially using a tagging system, but means that you can show custom slideshows, for example, if you want to show your latest holiday photos, or what you did with the kids last weekend
  • Randomize: Images will be displayed at random

You also adjust the time of the image shown during the slideshow, as default, it’s set to 5 seconds, and you can enable or disable pan and zoom effects.

You can also have your slideshow to the soothing sounds of some of your favorite music, and set background music to play while showing your slide show:

  1. From the home screen, go to Music, select the music file that you want to play
  2. Go back to the home screen and then Pictures and start your slideshow. Music will continue to play over your photos

You can also use Kodi to read comics. Kodi supports CBZ and CBR file formats, which means you can read glorious full-size comics in high quality, current Kodi addons which support comics include:

  • Break Pictures
  • Cyanide and Happiness
  • Daily Dilbert
  • Dilbert
  • Dumpert
  • Flickr
  • Garfield

You can also use screensaver addons to change your favorite images into a screensaver for your TV, there are tonnes of cool addons you can access from the official Kodi library including:

  • Anime Fan Art Saver
  • Bing Photos of the Week
  • Multi Slide Show Screen Saver
  • Star Trek LCARS Screen Saver

You can rip your favorite photos from online and have them as static screen savers or have slideshows.

Kodi really is incredibly versatile when it comes to adding and displaying images, which is only complemented by a huge range of available addons.

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Picture addons kodi

The Break Pictures add-on is one of the best sources for funny pictures. Watch those amazing pictures before they become viral in the internet. This add-on is updated daily with fresh content. If you are bored this is a great way to spend your time.

Break Pictures logo

Here are the instructions on how to install Break Pictures:

  • Launch Kodi
  • Click Add-ons
  • Click the Add-on browser icon  add-on browser icon
  • Click Install from repository
  • Click Kodi Add-on repository
  • Click Picture add-ons
  • Click Break Pictures
  • Click Install
  • Wait till you see an Add-on installed message

That’s all, now you can use the Break Picturesadd-on. Enjoy it!

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Photos Viewer

Browse pictures and videos of macOS Photos App

Install Guide via Fusion Installer

  1. Select the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar within Kodi.
  2. Click on the little open box icon at the top left corner of the Add-ons interface.
  3. Choose the Install from zip file function.
  4. Select the fusionco server from the listing.
  5. Open the kodi-repos folder.
  6. Select the english folder, or international for foreign language addons.
  7. Select the addon developer's repository: repository.japanese-1.0.0.zip
  8. Wait a second for the repository to download.
  9. Select the Install from repository function at this point.
  10. Choose the repository you just installed: Japanese XBMC Addons
  11. Select the program add-ons category.
  12. Select the addon you wish to install: Photos Viewer
  13. Click on the Install button at the lower right corner of the screen.
  14. If prompted, select the latest version from the listing.
  15. If prompted, press the OK button to accept necessary dependencies.
  16. Wait a few seconds for the addon and its dependencies to download.

Install Guide via Git Browser

  1. Click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar within Kodi.
  2. Select the Program add-ons category.
  3. Launch the Git Browser tool from the right side of the screen.
  4. Select the Search by GitHub Username option.
  5. Click on the *** New Search *** function.
  6. Using the on-screen keyboard, enter the addon developer's GitHub username: kodiful
  7. Press the OK button on the right side of the keyboard.
  8. Click on the corresponding repository ZIP file at the top of the listing, in order to facilitate automated addon updates in the future: repository.japanese-1.0.0.zip
  9. Press the Install button when prompted.
  10. Wait a few seconds for the process to complete.
  11. Press the Continue button when prompted to proceed.
  12. Click on the addon ZIP file you wish to install: plugin.image.photosviewer-1.0.1.zip
  13. Press the Install button to proceed.
  14. Wait a few seconds for the addon and dependencies to install.
  15. When prompted, press the Restart button to finalize installation.
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by Paul Arnote (parnote)

I know that I mentioned that Kodi seems to run on plugins, but in the case of displaying photos/images in a slideshow, nothing could be easier. Plus, it doesn't require any plugins -- unless you're trying to display online content in a slideshow. We'll start with how to display images that are stored locally on your computer's hard drive.

Displaying local images

First, you'll need to go to the "Pictures" category. Just click your mouse on the "Pictures" label.

Your screen should look like the image above. Click your mouse on the "Add Pictures..." item.

You will then see the "Add Pictures source" window, as in the image above. You can type in the full path to the directory containing your images, or you can use the "Browse" button on the right side of the window. The latter is the easiest way, and helps to insure that you avoid typing errors in the path statement.

When you select the "Browse" button, you should see the image above on your screen. Select the "Home folder," then navigate to the directory where you have your images stored that you want to display in the slideshow.

Then, click on the "OK" button.

Now, click your mouse in the lower text entry box, and give the media source a name. I chose "Pictures (Local Files)" as the media source name so that it is immediately apparent that these files are stored locally on my computer's hard drive. Click on the "Done" button on the on-screen keyboard (lower left in the image).

When you are finished, you should see something like the image above. Click on the "OK" button, and your local directory will be added to your list of media sources for the "Pictures" category.

You should see something like the image above, with your image source listed.

On my computer, I have a LOT of images, most of them sorted and stored in 64 different directories. Clicking on "Pictures (Local Files)" in the previous screen will display all of the subdirectories under my /home/parnote-toshiba/Pictures directory. It will also display all of the images that aren't sorted, and just dumped in that directory.

Highlighting the directory you want to display will cause Kodi to display thumbnail images (lower right of image) of the first four images in the directory. As an added bonus, Kodi can read archive files, such as .tar.gz and .zip files, and display any images that are contained in them -- without you having to first decompress the archive.

Double clicking on the directory (or archive file) will display a list of all of the available images.

Right clicking your mouse on the first image will bring up a context menu window, similar to the one depicted above. Select "Start slideshow here" from the menu.

The slideshow will proceed with the settings from the "System > Settings > Pictures" section -- which we review in last month's "Getting Started" article.

Displaying images from online resources

Of course, you're not restricted to displaying images that are stored locally on your computer's hard drive. For example, I store all of our images (mostly of our son Ryan, but also photos of other family members) on Google's Picasa website, to facilitate sharing them with friends and family members. Fortunately, Kodi makes it easy to create slideshows from images that you have stored in the cloud.

Click on the "Picture Add-ons" item.

Next, click on the "Get more..." item.

Now, select the online resource you want to use to display images. In my case, I chose "PicasaWeb" from the list.

Clicking on the "PicasaWeb" add-on brings up the image above. Select the "Install" button.

Once it's installed, you will want to double click on the PicasaWeb add-on and select the "Configure" button.

Enable the "Use Login" option, then enter your Login Email and Login Password (click on each field to display the on-screen keyboard). Make adjustments to any of the other settings (self explanatory ... default values shown) you might like, then click on the "OK" button.

Clicking on "Picture Add-ons," you should see something like the image above on your screen. I selected "PicasaWeb" from the installed add-ons.

Select what you want to display from your online resource. Here, I selected "Albums" from the list. You can also select by tags, view the albums from "favorite users," search your photos, or search PicasaWeb for specific images.

In just a few seconds, your album list should appear. Select the album you want to display, and your album's "cover photo" will be displayed as a thumbnail in the lower right corner of the screen.

Click your mouse on the album you want to display, and a list of images in that album will be displayed. From this point on, you can display the slideshow in nearly the same way as you do with locally stored images, with one slight difference. With the PicasaWeb add-on, I've not been able to get Kodi to playback a slideshow by right clicking an image in an album and selecting "Start slideshow here...." Instead, go back one screen (so you're not viewing the image list of the album), right click on the album itself, and select "Recursive slideshow" from the context menu.

You can also choose to stream images from Flickr, Google, or any of the other listed online resources. Even though I have a seldom used Flickr account, I installed/enabled the "flickr" add-on. Then, selecting the "flickr" add-on, I selected the "Interesting Today" category. The images then loaded, and I started a slideshow with the first listed image -- all without logging in to my Flickr account.

Correcting image orientation

Sometimes, when browsing images -- either locally stored images or those stored in the cloud -- you may (most likely will) come across images that are not displayed with the proper image orientation. Thankfully, Kodi makes it simple to correct the image orientation.

Simply press the "R" key on the keyboard to rotate the currently displayed image 90 degrees clockwise (to the right). Refer to the HTPC: Kodi Keyboard Shortcuts article, elsewhere in this issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine, for additional keyboard controls. There's a whole set of keyboard shortcuts specifically for use by Kodi during the display of picture slideshows.

Playing music with your slideshow

Kodi uses a rather "low tech" way to allow you to to play background music with your slideshow. The only thing that would be lower tech would be to use another device (MP3 player, cassette tape, radio, etc.). To play music with your slideshow, you will need to start your music source (song, playlist, CD), then start your slideshow. The music will play in the background while your slideshow plays. We'll talk about using Kodi to play music in a future article.


Kodi provides a very entertaining and easy way to view your images. You will end up with very "professional" looking results, very easily. The only thing that could make this better is if someone would come out with a plugin that allows you to save the slideshow as a video file, complete with background music. If it has been created (and who knows ... maybe it has), I haven't been able to find it among the thousands of Kodi plugins that are out there in the wild. That would allow me to save the slideshow to a DVD, for posterity and provide another avenue by which I can share with others. If you do discover such an add-on, please let me know.

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