The Top 25 Kodi Add-ons for Movies and TV Shows in 2018

Best Kodi Add-ons For Movies and TV
Kodi has dozens of add-ons for users to utilize.

Whether you’ve just installed Kodi or you’ve been using Kodi for ages, there are more than enough movies and TV shows available through Kodi to last a lifetime, and a lot of it is completely free and legal.

Install any of these 25 Kodi add-ons on your Kodi streaming media center to open up loads of new viewing options.

 

 

Crackle Kodi Add-on
Crackle Kodi Add-on Movie Selection.

Crackle is a free streaming service owned by Sony. They offer a selection of full-length movies and TV shows without the need to subscribe or sign up.

You can install the Crackle add-on from the official Kodi repository, and instantly start watching. The selection is more limited than you'd get with something like Netflix, but it's definitely a worthwhile free option.

What we like:

  • Free
  • Real Hollywood movies

What we don't like:

  • Limited selection

 

Adult Swim Kodi Add-on
Adult Swim Kodi Add-on Page.

Cartoon Network's Adult Swim is insanely popular and has been for a while. It features some of the top animated comedies currently on the air as well as both new and classic anime.

The Adult Swim Kodi add-on gives you access to the free streaming library available from the channel's website. You can find the add-on right in the official Kodi repository, and start watching immediately.

What we like:

  • Large library of shows
  • Streaming content too

What we don't like:

  • Sometimes has bugs
YouTube Kodi Add-on
YouTube Kodi Add-on Featured Videos.

YouTube had to be on this list; it's YouTube, after all. The Kodi YouTube add-on makes all of the content on the world's largest video site available directly through Kodi. It offers options to sign in to your account automatically or browse as a guest. Whichever option you choose, you have full access to everything on YouTube. The YouTube add-on is available through the official Kodi repository.

What we like:

  • Nearly infinite videos
  • Plenty of options

What we don't like:

  • Menus aren't the easiest to navigate
Twitch Kodi Add-on
Twitch Kodi Add-on Game Selection.

If you play video games, you know Twitch. It’s an absolute juggernaut in the live streaming space, and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. The Twitch add-on lets you sign into your account or stream for free as a guest.

You'll have full access to both live streaming content and pre-recorded videos from your favorite streamers and games. The add-on is actively maintained, and has great ways to sort and find the streams you’re looking for.

What we like:

  • Feels like a native app
  • Easy to navigate

What we don't like:

  • Finding recorded video could be easier
Livestream Kodi Add-on
Livestream Kodi Add-on Categories.

Livestream is another free streaming service, but it’s not restricted to one particular genre of content. You can find just about anything from sporting events to concerts on Livestream. The add-on gives you access to almost all of that content, as well as ways to sort and find what you want to watch.

What we like:

  • Real live content
  • Range of options to watch

What we don't like:

  • Selection can be limited at times
iPlayer Kodi Add-on
iPlayer Kodi Add-on Menu.

This one only works if you’re in the U.K. or using a VPN that can connect to a U.K.-based server. If you have either of those things, iPlayer gives you free access to loads of free TV; iPlayer offers some great sorting options to find shows to watch, too. It’s available right from the Kodi repository, so if you’re a fan of British TV, this is a great add-on for you.

What we like:

  • Tons of real TV shows

What we don't like:

  • You must be in the U.K.
Plex Kodi Add-on
Plex Kodi Add-on Sign-in Screen.

Plex is sort of a competitor to Kodi, yet there’s an add-on available to bring all of the Plex functionality to your Kodi device, most of which is free. Plex is mostly for playing and organizing your own media collection, like Kodi, but offers a server installation you can use to keep your media in one place.

What we like:

  • Great integration
  • Opens up more options to stream your videos

What we don't like:

  • Requires some set up

 

NBC Kodi Add-on
NBC Kodi Add-on TV Show Selection.

The WNBC add-on lets you watch a large back catalog of NBC TV shows on demand. The shows mostly come from their current line up and offer more options than most cable providers do with their on-demand services.

The WNBC Programs add-on is freely available from the official Kodi repository, and it doesn’t require a login or account.

What we like:

  • Real network TV
  • Decent-sized library

What we don't like:

  • Episodes can be sporadic or out of order
ABC Kodi Add-on
ABC Kodi Add-on TV Show Selection.

The WABC Programs add-on is very similar to the WNBC add-on. The WABC Programs allows you to watch a variety of the network's current programs for free, and the selection is similar to an on-demand service.

The WABC add-on comes from the Kodi repository and doesn’t require an account.

What we like:

  • Real network TV
  • Fairly large library

What we don't like:

  • Not ideal for binge watching
USTV Now Kodi Add-on
USTV Now Kodi Add-on Menu.

USTV Now is a streaming service that makes live and recorded TV from major networks available online via a paid subscription starting at $29/month, though there are also a handful of channels available for free. In either case, you can sign up for an account, download the add-on from the official Kodi repository, and start watching live TV through Kodi.

The service doesn’t offer as many channels as Sling or PS Vue, but it’s a good free or low-cost option from within Kodi.

What we like:

  • Actual live TV
  • Well organized add-on

What we don't like:

  • Promotional pricing can be confusing
Chrome Launcher Kodi Add-on
Chrome Launcher Kodi Add-on Default Launchers.

This one really isn’t a video specific add-on, but it’s extremely useful for accessing streaming services. The Chrome Launcher is a simple script that launches Google Chrome in kiosk mode within Kodi, and you can program the add-on to open to a specific site automatically. It also allows you to make multiple shortcuts to instantly launch your favorite streaming services.

Chrome Launcher is available for free from SuperRepo.  For some services, you might need to make Chrome look like it's a different version or browser with this plugin. Once it's all set up, everything will be simple to use regularly.

What we like:

  • It can do nearly anything

What we don't like:

  • Setup can be complicated
Cheddar Kodi Add-on
Cheddar Kodi Add-on Menu.

Cheddar is a free financial news network that’s available to stream live online. The Cheddar plugin is available straight from the default Kodi repository, and it gives you access to Cheddar’s pre-recorded video content as well as live streaming news.

What we like:

  • Great quality stream
  • Easy to navigate

What we don't like:

  • Limited content
Food Network Kodi Add-on
Food Network Kodi Add-on Show Selection.

Plenty of the Food Network's original content is available online for free, and the Food Network add-on lets you access that content straight from your Kodi media center.

The Food Network add-on comes complete with a menu system to browse different shows and play them. You can start watching your favorite culinary shows by installing the add-on from the official Kodi repository.

What we like:

  • Plenty of episodes
  • Easy to navigate

What we don't like:

  • Content is sort of limited
Funimation Kodi Add-on
Funimation Kodi Add-on Sign-in Screen.

If you like anime, this is the add-on for you. The FunimationNOW add-on lets you access Funimation’s paid streaming service through Kodi.  For $5.99/month you get access to more anime than you could ever watch. When you download the add-on from the Kodi repository and install it, you can open it up and sign directly in to the service’s interface.

FunimationNOW offers an massive selection of both old and classic anime shows. The add-on is streamlined and well designed.

What we like:

  • Massive library shows
  • Excellent design

What we don't like:

  • No free content
HGTV Kodi Add-on
HGTV Kodi Add-on Featured Shows.

There are plenty of great home improvement shows on HGTV, and a lot of them are available for free online. With the HGTV add-on from the Kodi repository, you can watch all of them directly through Kodi.

There aren’t a crazy amount of shows, but there are enough to make it fairly comparable to a cable on-demand service.

What we like:

  • Plenty of shows
  • Good selection of episodes

What we don't like:

  • Somewhat disorganized
  • Limited content
MLB Kodi Add-on
MLB Kodi Add-on Game Selection.

If you already have an MLB.TV subscription for $24.99/month, you can install the add-on from the official Kodi repository and enjoy live and recorded games across the league. There are more games available than you could possibly ever need, and the add-on does an great job sorting them and making them easy to find.

What we like:

  • Tons of live games
  • Complete library of past games

What we don't like:

  • Blackout restrictions for local games
NBA Kodi Add-on
NBA Kodi Add-on Game Selection.

NBA League Pass offers live streaming basketball games in addition to years of back games from previous seasons. If you have a subscription, you can access all of that content on your Kodi device easy with the NBA League Pass add-on.

The add-on is ready to download in the default Kodi repository, so you can grab it and start watching your favorite team as soon as you'd like.

What we like:

  • Live games
  • Well organized back catalog of back games

What we don't like:

  • Local blackouts
  • Out of season support is lacking
NFL Game Pass Kodi Add-on
NFL Game Pass Kodi Add-on Page.

If you pay $99 for the NFL Game Pass seasonal subscription, you can access all of your content through Kodi via the add-on. Like the other sports-related add-ons, you can access your live and recorded games from a convenient menu. This one is another official Kodi add-on.

What we like:

  • Plenty of live games
  • Previous games and highlights

What we don't like:

  • Local blackouts
  • No free content
NHL Kodi Add-on
NHL Kodi Add-on Game Selection.

For hockey fans, the NHL’s streaming service is available through Kodi, too. Download it from the official Kodi repository, and sign in to your account. You’ll have access to all your live and recorded games.

What we like:

  • Live and recorded games
  • Free highlights

What we don't like:

  • Local blackouts
Popcornflix Kodi Add-on
Popcornflix Kodi Add-on Movie List.

Do you like B movies? Well, you’ll love Popcornflix. It’s a free movie streaming service, boasting a large library of movies across multiple genres. However, a vast majority of the films available on Popcornflix are B-grade cheese.

Popcornflix is another top-notch add-on available through the Kodi repository. If you enjoy less than blockbuster quality movies, this one is a must-have.

What we like:

  • Free Movies

What we don't like:

  • Limited selection
Playstation Vue Kodi Add-on
Playstation Vue Kodi Add-on Page.

PlayStation Vue is a full-blown cord cutter service starting at $44.99/month that provides a streaming replacement to traditional cable providers, and it’s a major player in the space. PlayStation Vue offers a full live channel line up and supports streaming to a variety of devices; this add-on adds any device running Kodi to that list.

The add-on is in the official Kodi repository. Of course, you do need an active PS Vue account to sign in and start watching.

What we like:

  • Great integration
  • It's a full streaming service

What we don't like:

  • No free content
South Park Kodi Add-on
South Park Kodi Add-on Episode Selection By Season.

South Park is one of the longest running animated shows of all time, and nearly every episode is available for free online, legally. The South Park Kodi add-on gives you all of those episodes in a convenient and well-organized interface right within Kodi.

What we like:

  • Gigantic library of episodes
  • Great interface

What we don't like:

  • Not every episode if available
Travel Channel Kodi Add-on
Travel Channel Kodi Add-on Show Selection.

Like many of the other channels on this list, the Travel Channel provides full episodes of some of its shows online for free. The Kodi add-on gives you access to those shows in a neat interface, organized by series. It’s available in the default repository.

What we like:

  • Recent full episodes

What we don't like:

  • Somewhat limited selection
TVLand Kodi Add-on
TVLand Kodi Add-on Show Selection.

Recent and back episodes of TVLand’s shows are all right there for your viewing pleasure through the Kodi add-on. The menus aren’t as well organized as other add-ons, but you shouldn't have a problem finding your favorite shows.

What we like:

  • Lots of episodes and shows
  • Full recent episodes

What we don't like:

  • No back episodes
Pluto TV Kodi Add-on
Pluto TV Kodi Add-on Page.

Pluto.TV is something different. It aggregates a lot of streams from around the internet, as well as actual television networks, into a free streaming service that feels a lot like a paid option similar to PlayStation Vue or Sling TV.

Don’t expect to find any big name cable channels, though. Pluto is more of an off-beat, quirkier option, but it’s definitely worth adding to your Kodi install. There's some real quality content on there, and the service does deliver on its promise of “free TV.”

What we like:

  • Real live TV
  • Plenty of channels

What we don't like:

  • No major networks