Read the 10 best Kodi addons for May 2018 chosen by the followers of KodiTips! Install these addons today for the ultimate Kodi experience in all categories!
Ignore those other posts with 75 best Kodi addons listed in them. Stay away from the guides that are a year old and don’t follow the Kodi community. Don’t bother with that awesome looking Kodi build which comes preinstalled with 100+ addons to bloat your system down.
Listed below are what we believe are the current 10 best Kodi addons for May 2018. These picks aren’t just chosen by us. They are compiled based on what the followers of this site and on Facebook and Twitter like.
If you aren’t familiar with us, almost every day on our home page we have an update about a new Kodi addon that’s come out and hit the scene. We post about updates to addons that include new sections and features for everyone. We keep a pulse on the Kodi community day in and day out. One advantage of this is that we really get to see what users enjoy and what Kodi addons are working the best. We get feedback, posts, comments, and likes about everything we post.
All of that data was reviewed and went into the guide below. Install these 10 best Kodi addons today for a nice reliable and lightweight Kodi setup you will enjoy
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Best Kodi Addons: May 2018
Joker Sports – Joker Sports is a new addon by Maverick, who has some really quality Kodi addons. Joker Sports focuses specifically on, you guessed it, sports.
The addon contains multiple sources of live IPTV and sports related channels pulled from the internet. It also has a sports highlights area and one that contains show and event replays.
So far, Maverick has done a good job updating the addon so that it only contains working content. Per a message at the top of the addon, you may need a VPN in order to use some of the channels within the addon. Some links are geo-blocked in parts of the world (most commonly in the UK) so you will need to connect your VPN to a pro-net neutral company before trying links. Click here to sign up for a VPN today with a free 25% discount.
Joker Sports Kodi Information
- GitHub Repository = duncanh52
- Repository = Maverick Repository
Incursion is a fork of the old Covenant addon. This means that it is a multi-source movies + TV source that searches over 30 websites on the internet for publicly available streams.
The addon uses the new ResolveURL dependency to resolve links from the internet for all popular file hosts. All Exodus/Covenant forks who use a URL Resolver module operate very similarly without much for differences. However, Incursion has cleaned up the back end code, made things run smooth, and has added new features for everyone to enjoy.
In addition, Incursion comes with other nice features including full Trakt support, full Real-Debrid support, library integration, and more. For those people who were fans of Exodus or Covenant, Incursion should feel very familiar and is worth looking into.
Incursion Kodi Information
- GitHub Username = nixgates
- Repository = Incursion Repository
Death Streams RD is a specialty movies and TV offering for those who have a Real-Debrid subscription. The addon doesn’t work like a traditional multi-source addon that has a ton of free sources with Real-Debrid functionality added on top. Death Streams RD ONLY uses premium Debrid sources and file hosts.
The benefit to this is that users don’t have to wait for the addon to load through non-premium sources. You save a lot of time navigating and retrieving links within the addon. All of the best links in Kodi come from Debrid sources anyway.
There is also a non-premium version of Death Streams available, which operates like a more traditional multi-source fork (see Neptune Rising above).
Death Streams RD Kodi Information
- GitHub Username = mrblamo420
- Repository = Blamo Repository
Elementum uses another method to grab movie + TV related content off of the internet – torrents. Torrent based streaming has been around for years. The premise is that “seeders” who host content on their computer share parts of a file to “leechers” who want to download the file. When a leecher completely downloads a show, they become a seeder until they delete the file.
Elementum automates this process completely. You become a leecher when you watch a file, which is automatically deleted when it is finished. You share your connection while you have your stream open, so we recommend a VPN to be enabled.
The advantage to Elementum is that you’ll receive some more unique content. All of the multi-source addons available are simply window dressing the same code, files, and links. Torrents provide a unique source for content.
Elementum RD Kodi Information
- GitHub Username = elgatito
- Repository = Plugin.video.elementum
Documented.HD fills an important gap in every setup of the best Kodi addons – documentaries. Multi-source addons provide information on movies and TV, but documentaries have risen in popularity over the last few years and are one of the most popular niche requests we get.
Documented.HD is an awesome source for everything from conspiracy theories to informatin on history, bitcoin, religion, and everything else in between.
Content in the addon is automatically updated and there are hundreds of hours worth of content to check out. If you are a documentary fan, this is the best addon for that category in our opinion.
Documented.HD Kodi Information
- GitHub Username = frenchdj
- Repository = Frenchdj Repository
Placenta is a fork of the old Exodus addon. What started out as a joke or satire against some of the ridiculous names for Kodi addons has turned into one of the top multi-source addons today.
Blamo actually takes the effort to update scrapers inside of the addon. Scrapers are scripts that scrape specific websites on the internet for media files and content. The difference between a good fork and a bad one is that a good one proactively updates code and keeps sources working, which Placenta does.
Use Placenta as a nice compliment to Incursion and you have your multi-source needs covered.
Placenta Kodi Information
- GitHub Username = mrblamo420
- Repository = Blamo Repository
SkyNet returns as our pick for top playlist Kodi addon this month. A playlist Kodi addon contains specific sections worth of content that is custom curated and maintained by one or more developers.
The reason why SkyNet is so awesome is that it is a gateway to some of the biggest and longest running playlists in Kodi. Inside of SkyNet are links to Joker Sports, The Magic Dragon, Maverick TV, and Subzero. It also contains its own lists as well.
SkyNet comes with everything from movies and TV to sports, animated, stand-up comedy boxsets, and more. As well, Subzero has content geared towards Real-Debrid users, which contain premium quality content.
SkyNet Kodi Information
- GitHub Username = Maverick53
- Repository = Maverick Repository
Youtube Music has taken over from long-time best music addon, MP3 Streams. Some of the reasons we like it better are its better reliability for finding HD streams and additional playlist optjons from Billboard, Spotify, iTunes, and more.
Youtube Music allows you to stream virtually any song in the entire world, any time you want. It pulls metadata for songs from the internet including Billboard charts, specialty playlists, and other categories. When you click on a link for a song, the addon scrapes Youtube, which already contains every song, and returns an HD link. Any song that has a music video will play the official HD source.
The addon has a clean interface packed full of playlists and recommended content. Use this addon and turn your Kodi system into a music DJ.
Youtube Music Kodi Information
- GitHub Username = kodinerds
- Repository = Kodinerds.net Repository
Playlist Loader is our chosen addon for accessing live IPTV channels around the world. . This is a bit ironic, since Playlist Loader is a Program Add-on that does not contain any streams or media. Instead, it is an interface that allows you to load in M3U Playlist files, which are text files containing live IPTV information.
Live TV in Kodi can be very finicky as any long-time user will tell you. The reason is because links are constantly changing on the internet, which requires Kodi developers to manually change them on their end each time. As well, the more popular a channel is, the more lag and buffer there is for everybody streaming. Rather than chasing Kodi addons which frequently go down and change, M3U playlists are updated on the fly and can be easily loaded in and swapped inside of Playlist Loader.
Playlist Loader Kodi Information
- GitHub Username = avigdork
- Repository = Avigdor’s Kodi Repository
Grindhouse Learning is one of our favourite new addons in the Kodi community. It provides videos and tutorials on how to educate yourself and learn a new language, both computer or lingual. On the technical side, you can learn python (and make your own Kodi addons), C++, HTML, and a ton of other useful languages. You can also take up Spanish, French, Japanese, Sign Language, and other spoken word languages.
We are in a time where a new movie/TV Kodi fork hits the scene almost daily, so it is refreshing seeing a unique addon like Grindhouse Learning hit the community. Followers of our website loved this addon when it was released.
So, take some time and educate yourself today with Grindhouse Learning and learn a new life skill you can use forever.
Grindhouse Learning Kodi Information
- GitHub Username = N/A
- Repository = Grindhouse Repository
And with that, we have posted our top 10 best Kodi addons. If you notice above, every single addon listed fills a very specific niche and different area of Kodi. There is.a lot of copy and paste and a lack of originality in parts of the Kodi community and we only wanted to focus on a single addon from each category.
What do you think the best Kodi addon is? Did we miss any of your favourites in the list above? Comment below and let us know what your favourite addon is. We will be watching for addons to add to the list in March.