You may have heard about a Kodi add-on called Plexus. What is Plexus? Why and how are add-ons using Plexus for Kodi? And how do you install Plexus? Find out here!
October 2nd Update: The TVADDONS team has now taken over Plexus and is carrying on its development after the original creator has abandoned the add-on. This is good news, for a few reasons:
- Consistent updates from the TVADDONS team, which is home to popular add-ons like Genesis, SALTs, SportsDevil, and Phoenix.
- Better integration with SportsDevil, which uses Plexus for a bunch of its streams.
- The Plexus add-on is now within the TVADDONS repository, which means that it will update automatically.
- Originally, Sopcast and ace stream were integrated into Plexus. The most recent build before TVADDONS did not include these, so they were required as separate installations. If you only installed Plexus in the last week or so, you do not have acestream or sopcast installed with it, which are essential for P2P streaming.
The latest version, Plexus 0.1.4 is now available and it’d be a good idea to follow the guide below to install and be up to date with the TVADDONS repository.
What is Plexus? Why should you make sure you have it? How can it help our your Kodi experience?
Plexus is an add-on for Kodi that assists you in watching peer-to-peer streams without the need for any external add-ons. Plexus is similar to a codec for Windows, which includes special scripts that decode data and present it to you in video format.
Plexus is built off of P2P streams, which is another popular add-on that helps you with acestream and sopcast, two popular P2P sources. With Plexus, the developer has removed parsers and lists, removed running python script & added stream manager.
So what is Plexus? If you are a casual Kodi user, you probably don’t need to know and care. Just know that certain add-ons use the Plexus back-bone to help you with streams and that having Plexus will improve your experience when streaming movies or TV shows in Kodi. Playlists inside of SportsDevil use Plexus now, so make sure you have Plexus installed if you have the latest SportsDevil from September 6, 2015!
Note: This currently works on
- Linux i386 & x64 (Openelec not tested but should work)
- Linux arm (Raspberry pi 2 only)
Support for Plexus with Kodi on Mac OS X will be coming soon!
Plexus Install Guide
- From the Kodi main menu, navigate to SYSTEM > File Manager > Add Source
- Select None and type the following: http://fusion.tvaddons.ag and select Done
- Highlight the box underneath Enter a name for this media Source & type fusion
- Select OK and go back to your Home Screen
- To install the VinMan java files: Select SYSTEM > Add-Ons > Install from zip file > fusion > xbmc-repos > English > repository.xbmchub-x.x.x.zip
- Wait for Add-on enabled notification and then select Install from repository
- Select TVADDONS.ag Addon Repository > Program Add-ons > Plexus > Install
- Wait for the add-on enabled notification and then you are done! Plexus can be found under your video add-ons.
And that’s it! Plexus is installed and ready to go.