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Best XBMC Addons for 2014

XBMC is a powerful HTPC front end, but you never truly realize its potential until you start exploring ways of extending its functionality.  Addons extend XBMC’s functionality bringing you new and incredible ways to enjoy your HTPC.  Given the large number of add-ons out there… here is MY list of the top 5 for 2014 so far.

UPDATED (MASHUP IS GONE as of 11/13/2014) use NAVI-X instead

NAVI-X

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Navi-X is a “content aggregator” app that streams multimedia content on the internet from a public directory of user contributed links and site scrapers on to your TV, PC and mobile devices! Users can link to multimedia on the internet and playback video, audio, pictures, podcasts, text, rss and xml from the internet, as well as share it with people around the world in seconds! Create fully customizable playlists with backgrounds, logos and icons as well as link to your favorite multimedia on the internet or just browse the already existing directory of publicly available content, in one sleek, fast and unified application! Navi-X is a multi-platform addon for XBMC, the popular, award-winning free media center application for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS (Apple TV, iPhone and iPads).

Repository: http://forums.computingondemand.com/files/file/24-navi-x/

MashUp (MashUp has been discontinued)

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Website: http://www.mashupxbmc.com/
Repository: http://install.mashupxbmc.com

There is an enormous amount of diversity and a wide array of featured offered in MashUp.  It’s much more than just a simple addon.  MashUp provides you with access to an astounding number of sources (All-In-One) for all your needs.  Be it movies, shows, live channels, live and replayed sporting events, and much more.  MashUp has grown at an incredible pace and will strive to continue growing, and even further, surpass its current standing as of the most popular and innovative addons ever to arrive on the XBMC platform.

Netflixbmc

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Website: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=178693
Repository: http://code.google.com/p/addonscriptorde-beta-repo/downloads/detail?name=repository.addonscriptorde-beta.zip&can=2&q=

NetfliXBMC is an add-on for browsing Netflix content via XBMC. Video playback is done via a WebBrowser because of Silverlight DRM.  It works under Windows, OSX and Linux. Linux users need to install Pipelight for video playback. Linux/Pipelight/UserAgent instructions… Video playback is provided via Chrome Launcher.

Add to library function:
You can add movies and tv shows (full shows & single seasons) to your library via context menu.

Profiles:
The addon supports Netflix profiles. If you only have one profile configured on Netflix you should activate the appropriate setting.

USTVNow

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Repository: http://forums.computingondemand.com/files/file/25-ustvnow/

It is interesting that USTVNow isn’t on more people’s list for great addons.  This plugin offers you up some quick TV channels at no cost and provides access to US TV channels no matter you location.  There are free and paid subscriptions.

The NEW SportsDevil

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Website: https://github.com/al101/SportsDevil-Fixes/archive/master.zip
Repository: https://github.com/al101/SportsDevil-Fixes/archive/master.zip

It is no secret that we loved our SportsDevil add-on.  Unfortunately, it had gone neglected and many streams weren’t working.  There was no easy way to find updates, but now… things are different.  It has once again found its way into our list of top addons and has a new home with its own repository!

Movie4k.to

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Repository: http://forums.computingondemand.com/files/file/26-movie4kto/

The site Movie4k.to has written an add-on for one of the biggest online movie and television streaming sites.  This may end up being one of the most widely used streaming add-ons because it provides a ton of quality sources for pretty much anything you can think of watching.

About Joe D

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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35 comments

  1. What exactly is a VPN?

  2. is there any way to get mashup again i updated it and i got a meagre it will no longer stream. is this the case with mashup or is there something eles ??????

  3. Hello, I am brand new, to XBMC, and loads to learn, One thing i will tell some on this thread, if you uninstall XBMC, it leaves alot of junk in registry, and when you reinstall , you have littel changes, USE A Software remover, to clean the registry, then reinstall

    I have issues with USATVNOW,,,,,,i have this site for many years,,,but,,,,it will not work, within XBMC…I need tis working,,,,,to convince my wife to allow me to shut down satellite
    HELP !!

    Also,,,I think I have installed most popular repos. but my VIDEO ADD ON View,,,,does not show,,,,all of the add ons,,,that I have enabled

    Also,,,,,,any cool vids out there, to learn about customizing the overall package

    and,,,,any repos out there,,,,covering working streams for HBO CHANNELS,,,or HBO SHOWS,,,,Navi X,,,shows some ,,,but not one ever works

    What about the use of a remote,,,,i DO NTO WANT APPLE TV,,,ideas,,,,,hard for me to get,,,i am in Costa Rica

  4. I always find USTV NOW to be a hit and miss affair if you don’t live in the USA or don’t have a VPN running.

  5. I have lots of questions about xbmc – sorry! Some TV shows that I want to watch show “no stream available”. Even though the art work’is there – the thumbnail and all the yearly series show up but when I click on an episode it says no stream available. Is there anything I can do?

  6. I installed the Gotham 13.2 and mash up started crashing every time I tried to use it. I uninstalled and reinstalled it but no luck.

    • I tried uninstalling and installing the app again. Perhaps you are pulling an old version. Did you install it from a repository through XBMCHUB?

      • Yes. I installed the latest version which is now Kodi and the XMCBHUB is TVAdd ons. I have a MacBook Pro if that makes a difference. I previously used MashUp which I love. Now it crashes.

    • did you happen to remove mashup, or just install Gotham over Kodi and left mashup in place? I can tell you that I have mashup working on 13.2 right now.

      • No I have given up on mash up. I am using most Genesis for TV and Movies – used to be Go TV and Go Movies. I managed to get the Canada on Demand add on but most of the channels “fail” to load.

        • Well, I am sorry that mashup failed you. How are you liking Genesis so far? Don’t forget to enable Auto-play options for it so you don’t have to pick sources. Also, have you ever thought about using Sickbeard and SABNZBD+ together to feed content? If you are interested, I may be able to work up a tutorial… however, it is pretty straight forward. All you need are those two applications and a newsgroup subscription. I use supernews.com.

  7. There any way to get Canadian tv on xbmc? It tells me it’s incompatible.

  8. Mash up keeps crashing my xbmc and kicks me out. What’s up?

  9. Joe, check out Navi-X. It’s the app that all others copied to bring in this era of streaming on XBMC. You can thank me later.

    • I’ve used Navi-X for a while. However, its interface had been freezing and content had been sparse for a while. While I do appreciate what Navi-X has done and been… it just doesn’t make my tops list anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I have it installed… but I don’t find myself using it.

    • I install this on a majority of machines, Navi-x is definitely on the top list, no freezing nor content issues here, most add-ons have this problem once in awhile hence all the updates. Netflixbmc is broken and has not worked properly in some time, search does not work properly nor does the next page load properly as well, 1channel, Icefilms, Mashup and Cliq are my favorites and are the best by far in my opinion. The rest are just for backup, 1channel selection destroys Netflix. Mashup is a wonderland of HD 1080 p movies, boxsets, live tv you name it, Cliq also has streaming tv shows in high quality 24/7 under custom user lists.

      • Appreciated, btw… all comments are “pending” approval to maintain a professional and inviting atmosphere without flaming or profanity. This comment was in our moderation queue. That queue is not monitored in real-time. When we see it, we approve it. Your other comment, will be marked and flagged as it is completely inappropriate.

  10. FilmON is another great add-on for live TV. I have used both USTVNow and FilmON. Have you tried FilmON?

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