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How to install Fusion on Kodi

Jul 19, 2019 · 3 min read

How to install Fusion on Kodi

With Kodi, you can watch all your favorite content on a single media player — after you install various add-ons. Among them, Fusion stands head and shoulders above the rest as the one add-on to rule them all.

The Fusion Kodi addon functions like an app store, making it so much easier to install other add-ons. After you get Kodi, installing Fusion on Kodi will take you just a few minutes. Here’s how:

Step 1: Enable third-party add-on installation

Once you open Kodi, go to Settings by clicking the gear icon.

Find the gear icon at the top left corner

Select System.

Find System at the bottom right corner

Select Add-ons.

Find Add-ons at the bottom of the sidebar

Enable Unknown Sources.

Click once on the slide button of Unknown Sources

You will see a default warning pop-up. Select Yes — Fusion is a tried and tested add-on.

Select Yes

Go back to the Kodi home screen. Click the gear icon to go to Settings again. Open the File manager.

Find File manager at the top left corner

Select Add source.

Select the bottom option

The Add file source box will pop up. Select None.

Click on the option None

Type in — make sure to avoid typos — and click OK.

Type in the address into the box

Below “Enter a name for this media source”, enter any name you want and click OK. It’s best to choose a relevant name — like “Fusion”, for example.

Enter the name and click ok

Step 3: Install repositories and add-ons

You’re done installing the Fusion Kodi plugin. Now you’ll learn how to use Fusion for Kodi to install repositories and add-ons.

Go back to the Kodi home screen. Select Add-ons.

Find Add-ons in the sidebar

Find the open-box icon in the top left corner.

Find the icon in the top left corner

Select Install from zip file.

Choose the second option from the bottom

Select Fusion from the list of sources (that’s the name we gave to this source in Step 2).

Select the source

Here you’ll find Kodi Fusion repositories and add-ons organized into three categories:

Enjoy Fusion on Kodi!

  • begin-here installs Indigo, a versatile add-on that brings many tools and functions to Kodi.
  • kodi-repos holds repositories.
  • kodi-scripts holds dependencies, such as Meta Handler and URL Resolver.

That’s it! Click on these folders, install the add-ons, and watch content on Kodi.

One useful trick when using Fusion on Kodi

You should always use a VPN when streaming — whether you prefer Kodi or another media player. Here are a couple of reasons why:

Not all content is accessible from every country

A lot of the content you like may be geo-restricted. So if you’re abroad and want to binge-watch your favorite show, you need to change your virtual location.

Fortunately, it’s easier than it sounds. Just open NordVPN, choose a country on the map, and you’ll be connected in seconds. Your traffic will be encrypted and routed through the location of your choosing, changing your IP in the process.

Keep your streaming habits private

Your internet service provider can track everything you do online. Whether it actually does so depends solely on its internal policies and legal restrictions — if there are any. Once collected, your data may be sold to advertisers or even handed over to the government.

If you want to keep your online activity private, encrypt your traffic with a VPN.

Avoid bandwidth throttling

If your internet service provider uses bandwidth throttling (intentionally slows down your streaming traffic to improve overall network performance), then a VPN is the answer

With a VPN turned on, your internet provider won’t know what you’re doing online and therefore won’t be able to slow down your traffic when you stream.

As you can see, there’s more than one good reason to secure your Kodi device with NordVPN.

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Stephen Levine
Stephen Levine successVerified author

When Stephen's not busy being a news junkie or playing with the latest gadgets, he loves to blog about tech and cybersecurity issues. He hates the idea of anyone collecting excessive data about him or his two cats.

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