Introducing the Addon Browser, a Free App Store for XBMC

We’ve been hearing questions like what’s a repository, what’s an addon, and all kinds of other terms that are super difficult for the average layman to comprehend. In order to make things easier, we’ve created a kind of App Store for XBMC (don’t worry everything is free) where you can simply choose your desired addon and it will automatically install the addon as well as the repository in one shot, no additional stress. So without further delay, we’ll explain to you how to get started with the new Addon Browser for XBMC.

Special thanks goes to BlazeTamer for creating this addon for our community!

INTRODUCING THE ADDON BROWSER, A FREE APP STORE FOR XBMC

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Requirements

  • Frodo Release of XBMC Already Installed

Step 1: Navigate to the “File manager” tab under the “SYSTEM” menu heading.

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Step 2: Click on the “Add Source” function on the left side of the screen.

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Step 3: Choose the first input box which says “<None>” at the top of the popup window, under where it says the “Enter the paths or browse for the media locations” first.

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Step 4: Using the on-screen keyboard, enter “http://fusion.xbmchub.com” (without quotations) then press the “Done” button on the left side of the keyboard. If you’re having trouble finding the colon or the slashes, just click the “Symbols” button the keyboard to see them displayed.

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Step 5: Select the second input box at the bottom of the popup window under where it says “Enter the name for this media Source” next.

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Step 6: Type in “fusion” (without quotations) on the on-screen keyboard, then press the “Done” button to save it.

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Step 7: Click on the “OK” button at the bottom of the popup window to save the source you’ve just added.

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Step 8: Verify that your “File manager” screen now looks similar to the one below, with “fusion” listed on the left side of the window, then return to the main menu.

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Step 9: Click on the “Settings” tab under the “SYSTEM” menu heading.

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Step 10: Choose the “Add-ons” option from the left side menu bar, and click “Ok” if prompted with a first-use message.

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Step 11: Click on the “Install from zip file” function from the listing.

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Step 12: Open the “fusion” server based folder on the right side of the screen.

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Step 13: Open the “hub-wizard” folder at this point.

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Step 14: Click on the file called “plugin.program.addoninstaller-1.0.0.zip” to install it.

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Step 15: Return to the main menu and navigate to the “PROGRAMS” menu. You might need to choose “Program Add-ons” at this point as well depending on if you are prompted or not.

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Step 16: Select the “XBMCHUB.COM Addon Browser” addon from the listing.

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Step 17: Click on the “Video Add-ons” category listing.

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Step 18: Choose any addon you wish to install, we’ve gone with “ustvnow” for this example.

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Step 19: When prompted, press “Yes” in order to authorize the installation process.

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Step 20: Wait a minute and it’ll be done automatically, press “Ok” when notified that it’s complete.

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Repeat Step 17-19 for any other addons you wish to install as well.

Step 21: Return to the main menu, and then click on the little power button at the lower left side of your screen.

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Step 21: Choose the “Reboot” or “Exit” function to close XBMC in order to complete the addon installation process.

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Step 22: Relaunch the “XBMC” application after a few seconds.

Step 23: Navigate to the “Add-ons” tab under the “VIDEOS” menu heading.

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Step 24: Notice that the addons you installed are there, and their repositories have also been installed in the background in order to ensure automated updates.

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Step 25: That’s it, enjoy!

Congratulations! You’ve now managed to add a very useful tool to your XBMC setup which will probably come in quite handy in the future. The add-on library is constantly updated to reflect our web based Add-ons Library which you’ll probably enjoy as well if you want to browse and see what each addon does. As usual, should you require any assistance whatsoever, please feel free to visit our Forums for support.


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