Tech mistake |Update: The Phoenix addon is no longer available. However, there are numerous great alternatives out there. Take a look at our list of the best addons for Kodi to see some of the most popular (and trending) addons that are still fully working. Additionally, here’s a list of the best movie addons as well as the best live TV addons for Kodi.
As I am sure you’re aware by now, one of the best-known features of Kodi is its openness. Together with a helpful community of developers, this has helped Kodi to become an ultra- powerful home theater software.
In this article, we’ll talk about an add-on called Phoenix that can be added to your Kodi installation. Among a vast collection of add-on, this one proved itself by an amazing array of features. Among them, the ability to stream movies, TV shows, music, as well as to watch live TV channels, is what sets apart this add-on. We are sure you’re going to love it, which is the reason why we present you this helpful guide. More precisely, we are about to tell you how to install Phoenix Kodi add-on as well as what features you can expect.
By the end of this guide, you’ll open your device to new possibilities and enjoy in new kinds of content. We are sure you’ll breathe a new life into your well-known Kodi.
Disclaimer: Please note that Phoenix is an unofficial add-on for Kodi. This guide is intended to help our readers to install and use software that is publicly available. However, TechNadu doesn’t condone actions such as piracy and copyright infringement and bears no responsibility for how this guide is utilized. In addition, please note that TechNadu is third-party that doesn’t have any connections with the software mentioned in this guide. You should understand the above-said disclaimer content, and ensure the fair use of the software.
WARNING: Before You Continue…
Do you know that everything you do within Kodi might be visible to your Internet service provider? Actually, this applies to pretty much everything you do on the Web. These days, ISPs collect all kinds of personal data and share it with third parties. However, there is a way to stop this. You can use a VPN application to make sure you’re using Kodi as privately as possible.
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How to Install?
Before, we proceed, you need to be aware that there are two types of Kodi add-ons. There are official and unofficial add-ons.
Official add-ons are strictly controlled by the company behind Kodi in order to ensure the best possible performance and compatibility. There are close to 1,000 official add-ons that you can install using the Kodi application. However, unofficial add-ons are what’s truly exciting about this open platform, since they tend to push it a couple of steps further. However, while some of them significantly expand Kodi’s abilities, others are of experimental nature. Don’t worry; we’ll be talking about a well-known unofficial add-on that is beloved by tens of thousands of users, worldwide.
The biggest difference between official and unofficial add-ons is in the way you they’re installed. While the official add-ons can be installed via Kodi’s own software, the unofficial are installed via other sources (also known as repositories).
First, let’s see how to add a new add-on repository to your Kodi and then we’ll proceed with installing the Phoenix add-on.
Step-by-Step Installation Guide
1. First, you need to go to the application’s Settings window (the Gear icon on the main screen of Kodi). Click on ‘File Manager’;
2. You’ll see several options listed, so make sure to select ‘Add Source’ on the left side of the screen;
3. You should now see a new window that appears. It will display a message that reads: ‘<None>‘; Make sure to click on the message twice;
4. Now, you need to enter an address of a new repository. We are going to use the following one: http:/fusion.tvaddons.ag/. You need to make sure that you’ve entered the correct URL since this is the only way to access this add-on. After you’ve entered the URL, you will also need to name your new source. You can enter any name you like, but make sure to remember it since we’ll need it in a bit;
5. Confirm the new repository by clicking on ‘Add’. You should see your repository listed on the screen;
6. Now we need to go back to the main screen and select ‘Add-ons’ from the left-positioned main menu;
7. Click on the Package icon, in the upper left corner, also known as the Add-on installer/browser. Pick ‘Install from Zip File’;
8. What you should see now is a list of available sources, where our new repository should sit somewhere in between. Click on it, and on the next screen pick ‘Kodi-Repos’;
9. The next step is to is to select ‘English’ among offered options, and finally, click on ‘repostory.xbmchub-x.x.x.zip’. Kodi will download and automatically install the new add-on. You should see a notification after a couple of seconds, saying that the new add-on has been successfully installed and enabled.
10. Now, find an option that says ‘Install from Repository’ and pick the ‘TVADDONS.ag’;
11. Select ‘Video Add-ons’ and finally, choose Phoenix.
12. You will be taken to the installation page, from where you can download and install this amazing addon.
13. Don’t be afraid if the installation takes some time. Wait until it completes in the background. Finally, you should see a notification about your newly installed add-on.
14. To open and use Phoenix, you can go to ‘Add-ons’ from the main screen where you’ll find Phoenix as one of the available options.
Please, not that repositories of Kodi add-ons are constantly changing. Sometimes they might be overloaded, making it impossible to go past the fifth step – as explained above. If that happens, you can wait for a while, or you can try some other repository, like ‘http://mediarepos.net/tco/’ or ‘http://fusion.tvaddons.co/. You can always search online for other repositories that might offer Phoenix.
Top Features of Phoenix
In its core, Phoenix adds another layer to Kodi that’s packed with amazing content. Differently said, this add-on connects you to video sources around the Web so you can enjoy in different kinds of content. What content, you say? Let’s take a closer look.
Upon launching Phoenix, you’ll be greeted with a number of different options. You’ll see a list of different sources that can be turned into large grid-like icons if you change the view. Some of the main categories on the main screen are Phoenix TV, Phoenix Sports, and Phoenix New Releases, among other options.
This option allows you to tune in to numerous TV channels. The first option you’re going to see are different categories, such as Sports, Events, Entertainment, TV Shows, Movies, and more. By clicking on any of them, you’ll be taken to an even more detailed list of available TV channels. Just click on one of them, and you’re ready to stream.
This is a dedicated section for those of you who enjoy watching sports. This section always changes, so you’ll probably find a few main categories based on currently trending events. In addition, you’ll see an option that says ‘Live TV.’ This is where you can tune in to the world’s most popular TV channels that are all about sports.
Phoenix Latest Releases
This section is designed for those of you who enjoy watching movies. This is where you’ll find the latest movies that come in high quality. By default, you can see a list of items, but you can change the view to icons – which I strongly recommend. This way, you’ll see large movie posters making it easier to browse and enjoy the selection.
It is also worth knowing that Phoenix is constantly changing. You’ll be able to see different sources of video content when you open the app. Some of the original ones have been missing for a while now, but you still get more than you’ll ever need.
The Best Alternatives of Phoenix
Phoenix has been one of the best third-party Kodi add-ons for a while now. However, its developers aren’t planning on developing it anymore. Even though numerous repositories still have access to this software, some users are turning to alternatives.
The most popular alternative for Phoenix is called Bennu. What’s interesting to note is that these two add-ons share a few developers, which is what many are calling Bennu a successor of Phoenix. Either way, let’s see how you can check it out and install to your Kodi.
The following guide isn’t going to be as detailed as the previous one, where we deeply explained every single step. Instead, we’ll focus on the most important differences in installation. If you’re having any trouble, feel free to consult the steps mentioned above:
- Open the Kodi application and navigate to Settings;
- Now open the File Manager and add a new add-on repository;
- Bennu is being offered through the Colossus repository located at ‘http://mediarepos.net/kodistuff’. Alternative URL is ‘http://mediapros.net/tco’;
- Don’t forget to name your new repositories since you’ll be using them shortly;
- Now return to the Add-ons screen and install a repository from a ZIP file;
- This is where you’ll see a name of your newly added repository. Pick ‘SmashRepo.zip’ and wait a couple of seconds for it install;
- Once you see the notification that Smash Repo is installed, choose ‘Install from Repository’ and click on ‘Smash Repo’ once again;
- Now go to ‘Add-on Repository’ and add the ‘Colossus Repository’ to your Kodi;
- Go back a couple of steps once you’ve installed the Colossus Repository, open it, and pick ‘Video Add-ons’. This is where you’ll find Bennu.
- That’s it! After a couple of seconds, you should see Bennu installed and ready to be used from the main Add-ons screen.
Bennu is incredibly similar to Phoenix. It contains a series of content sources, including TV and movies, among other things. Feel free to explore what it has to offer.
If you’re looking for something similar yet different than Phoenix and Bennu, here are some of the alternates that will blow you away.
Genesis Reborn is a popular add-on for streaming movies and TV shows. What users like the best about it is its access to 4K streams. Even though content sources are constantly changing, you can usually expect to see around 40 sources – which is an astonishing figure.
Another great thing about Genesis Reborn is that it uses a user-friendly interface. For example, you can expect to see detailed information about TV shows like synopses, run times, the season and episode number. The same thing applies to movies as well.
Exodus is also one of the popular options. Even though this add-on had its ups and downs, it’s still pretty strong. Just like our previous suggestion, you can install Exodus is you enjoy watching movies and TV shows. The add-on comes with a simple and intuitive UI, as well as rich sources of content.
Quasar is one of the newest additions to the scene. It uses advanced functionality to stream high-quality video material, often relying on third-party sources. What this also means is that you shouldn’t try it without using a reliable VPN software. On the plus side, it’s often updated and full of interesting sources of content. It’s definitely worth the extra trouble.
Finally, something for those of you who like TV content. cCloud TV is an add-on that brings that latest access to live TV channels. There are hundreds of international channels, in addition to those from the U.S. and the U.K.
We sincerely hope we helped you unleash Kodi’s full potential. As you can see by now, add-ons create a new layer of fun over the already great software. There’s not a reason now to use this option, but be careful and make sure you’ve protected yourself using a VPN.
Feel free to share your experiences and thoughts in the comments section below. What are your favorite add-ons? As there any repositories we failed to mention? Don’t be afraid to speak your mind.
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