Kodi is the reference open source media center in Italy because it is easily configurable with extensions and add-ons. It is available for practically all existing platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux, Apple TV, Raspberry Pi and Android.
The reason for such diffusion among users due to the possibility of easily accessing streaming content (also via IPTV) to watch programs, films and television channels in Italian comfortably and on demand.
In this article you will find the list of best Kodi addonsfor online streaming and to take full advantage of the potential of this media center.
For all add-onfor Kodi in Italian there are instructions dedicated to installation, both in the case of: (1) availability in the official Kodi repository or official extensions and (2) in the case of external sources. For the guides on installing Kodi on any device and to configure IPTV, you can refer to the complete guide to using Kodi.
Remember that if the video content you want to use is at the limit of legality, it is very convenient and safer to use a VPN with Kodi.
A list of Kodi tricks to try immediately is also available for more savvy users.
Kodi: the best add-ons
All the add-ons that we add can be found, after installation, in the "Add-on" menu accessible from the Kodi Home; the list of icons refers to the add-ons currently installed in our media center.
Let's see in detail, what are the extensions that you can try quickly and easily.
Rai On Demand
With this add-on you will be able to see all the content on demand offered on the Rai platform without having to open the website and without making any type of registration or downloading videos from Raiplay.
It represents one of the best resources to install on Kodi to watch live channels, TV series and films broadcast on Rai channels.
The add-on integrated in the official repository by Kodi. To install it, simply open the "Add-On"> "Download"> "Add-on Video" menu and select the "Rai On Demand" add-on and choose "Install".
What was said for Rai also applies to content Mediasetwho have a specially dedicated add-on. It is possible to find videos of the best programs broadcast by Mediaset without making a registration or visiting their website.
Currently i live channels they don't work but on-demand content is perfectly reproducible. Also this app integrated into the official Kodi repository. To install it, simply open the "Add-On"> "Download"> "Video Add-on" menu and select the "Video Mediaset" add-on and finally click on "Install".
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With this add-on you will be able to see the streaming contents transmitted by the channels:DMax, Discovery, Real Time, Yellow is Focus.
To get theKodi add-on DPlay just go to the menu "Add-On"> "Download"> "Add-on Video" and then "DPlay", always clicking on "Install".
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It is possible to use extensions not only dedicated to television but also to the internet and its video platforms most common.
If we find ourselves often following ours favorite channels on YouTube, we can do it directly through Kodi and the specific add-on.
You can watch any video on YouTube and follow your favorite channels at the highest available quality. You must log in with your login and password to retrieve the preferences, playlists and channels added on YouTube.
To install the add-on, open the "Add-On"> "Download"> "Video Add-on" menu and choose the "YouTube" add-on and then "Install". With the guided setup, it will be easy to configure the add-on according to our needs.
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One of the best platforms to watch the live video of the Twitch gaming topic, the Amazon video platform.
Every day thousands of players share their passion for video games by showing their businesses live or dedicating themselves to real talk shows.
To install theKodi diTwitch addon, open the menu "Add-On"> "Download"> "Add-on Video" and select "Twitch", as it happens for all the addons for Kodi present in the official repository of the program.
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Best alternative to Kodi and considered by many to be superior, Plex allows you to use movies and videos downloaded to PC or NAS servers by offering the same streaming on clients available for smartphones and TVs.
The dedicated add-on allows you to use a Plex client even on our current Kodi installation. For this reason it is not necessary to index the contents again but it will be sufficient to install the Plex add-on to enjoy all the best of this program directly inside Kodi.
For install Plex on Kodi, go to the "Add-On"> "Download"> "Add-on Video" menu and select the Plex add-on. To be able to use it, log in with a Plex account, so as to associate the add-on with your Plex server.
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An add-on that should never be missing in any Kodi installation! With this add-on possible back up of settings, add-ons already installed and of the database to have the possibility to restore everything in case of errors or crashes.
To install the add-on, open the "Add-On"> "Download"> "Add-on Programs" menu and choose the "Backup" item and then "Install".
As soon as the add-on is integrated into Kodi, we can choose the "Configure" item to set a backup destination (such as another PC or network resource) and the frequency of automatic backups together with the settings to be saved.
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If we have a collection of videos, films or other multimedia wires on the Google cloud, we can easily reproduce them on Kodi. To add support for Google Drive (whose free version has 15GB available) we can install the extension of the same name and get access to our remote folders.
In this way, we will be able toplay music and videos on Google Drive. For installation, we can take advantage of two different solutions: "Add-On"> "Download"> "Video Add-on" and chooseGoogle Driveor the "Add-On"> "Download"> "Music Add-on" menu and install the add-on. The versions are identical, it will be sufficient to install only one.
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The weather forecast can be found almost everywhere, both on our smartphone and on our TV. To also have the possibility to add weather services also on Kodi, we can enable one of the weather providers available from the "Add-On"> "Download"> "Weather Service" menu.
Our advice for Italy Yahoo! Weather, sufficiently precise in short-term forecasts, with numerous municipalities indexed and above all well integrated in the Kodi interface.
Once the add-on is installed, from the Kodi Home, choose "Weather", select "Yahoo! Weather "and then" Settings ". At this point, we insert the name of the city (or more names, in case we wanted to monitor the weather of different places). From this moment, it is possible to receive meteorological information by opening the menu Weather.
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The nice thing about being able to manage Kodi using a game console controller.
The media center offers profiles already configured to be used with some of the most famous controllers that can be connected to the computer or to other Kodi-compatible devices such as TV Boxes with Android.
To enable controller profiles, go to the "Add-On> Download" menu and choose at the top "Add-on games". At this point, select the controller you have to configure it.
PVR IPTV Simple Client
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We now come to the most famous and used Kodi add-on available: IPTV Simple Client.
With this add-on it will be possible to view the IPTV lists on the network and start it IPTV streaming of numerous TV channels.
The quality and fluidity of TV channels via IPTV Simple Client varies according to the list chosen and in general very good (in any case, it does not depend on the extension we are using but on the source of the video streaming).
To install this precious add-on, all you have to do is choose it from the menu: "Add-On"> "My Add-ons"> "IPTV Client" and select the "PVR IPTV Simple Client" item. In the window that opens, select "Enable" to make the Kodi add-on operational for TV services.
For insert an IPTV list select the "Configure" button from the same screen where you activated the plugin. IPTV channels will be visible after a few seconds of loading in the TV menu and directly on the Kodi Home.
Kodi add-on skin
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Personalization is one of the most used settings on Kodi.
If the interface and the basic appearance do not convince us or we want to make it personal, Kodi gives the possibility to use "skins" that change the appearance of the media center, making it unique!
For install new skins just go to the menu "Add-On"> "Download"> "Appearance"> "Skin" and choose a new skin to download.
To change the appearance of Kodi, just enter the "Settings"> "Interface Settings" menu and choose a new customization from the "Skin" item.