Kodi is a multimedia center (literal translation of Media Center) that brings together all your videos, photos and music tracks on the same platform. Kodi, formerly known as XBMC, allows you to play files on your computer or use extensions to access more content over the Internet.
We have gathered the best extensions for you to take full advantage of Kodi’s possibilities. Most of them are directly accessible from the software directory, for others you will need to search online for the latest version available.
Also check out our user guide Kodi 2017 and our tutorial to update the software .
Best Extensions for Kodi: Movies & TV
This is the most popular application for watching videos. Created by the same developers as Genesis, its neat interface allows easy and pleasant navigation in the video library. Unfortunately, the application does not distinguish legally-shared content from others, so you will need to use judgment to stay on the right side of the law.
Kodi and TechAdvisor do not encourage piracy and you should only use the extensions listed in this article to access legal content. Also note that in the past Exodus has turned some computers of its users into DDoS botnet (computer networks infected by a virus).
Stream All The Sources, or Salts, is a very good alternative to Genesis. This extension brings together content from different websites and even allows access to videos in HD. To use Salts you will need to create an account (free) on Trakt.tv
Phoenix is a very popular extension that gives access to a regularly updated catalog of videos. The content is organized into categories and you can simply navigate between them.
PlayOn allows you to integrate Netflix with your Kodi. This extension has the advantage of allowing the recording, in the MP4 format, of all Netflix contents. You can watch them on any screen or even on the move.
Given its popularity it is not surprising that several extensions give access to YouTube. We recommend you try the one developed by Bromix.
With Navi-X, watch playlists of videos created by other users on the web. Warning this application can give you access to illegal content, to navigate with caution.
Twist is the platform of videos aimed at gamers, but not that. Explore all Twitch channels with its Kodi app.
Best extensions for listening to music
Music fans will not be surprised to see SoundCloud at the top of this list. This famous application gives access to an incredible catalog of music from all over the world (with recordings of very good quality).
Listen to streaming any radio in the world (they are not all but almost) using TuneIn Radio.
As its name suggests, MP3 streams lets you listen to streaming MP3s from around the world. The songs are well organized and you can browse the library by genre, top album, new releases …
Best extensions for Kodi: organization, subtitles and games
This application, which seduces through its ease of use and its neat interface, allows you to access your personal library (music, series, videos, photos) from Kodi. For the time being, this extension for Kodi is only available to Plex subscribers.
Dbmc (Dropbox) and Onedrive
Integrate Dropbox with Kodi using the Dbmc application. Many extensions allow to integrate other clouds like Microsoft OneDrive.
This application makes it easy to install other applications! Quite simply.
If you are curious and want to know your viewing habits, download Trakt. This application saves your media consumption, allows you to share this information with your friends and helps you discover new programs.
BSPlayer & Subscene
Need some subtitles? BSPlayer & Subscene are two extensions that make it possible to download subtitles for your movies and series.