How to Install Fusion on Kodi

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Kodi is a great tool on its own. But any veteran Kodi user will know that a repository like Fusion takes the experience to a whole new level. It’s been MIA for a while, but it’s back so here’s an updated guide on how to install Fusion on Kodi.

The Fusion repository was originally developed by TVAddons.co, and it allows Kodi users to install and manage their unofficial add-ons. Fusion was extremely popular, but it got suddenly taken down in July 2017. It was one of the most popular Kodi repositories at the time and meant many users suddenly had to seek alternatives. However, the repository got reinstated in 2018 and is back up and running.

The newly reinstated version doesn’t seem to be up to scratch to the old one, by all accounts. But it has still kept its popularity nonetheless since it adds a lot of value to the Kodi player overall.

The aim of this article is to get anyone, an experienced user or a newbie, on their way to downloading Fusion for Kodi and installing it without a hitch. Below is a detailed guide on installing Fusion on Kodi.

A step-by-step guide on installing Fusion on Kodi

  1. While using Kodi, find the settings icon (gear icon) in the main menu and click on it to open the settings menu.
  2. Select ‘System Settings.’
  3. Find the ‘Add-ons’ tab and click on it.
  4. Select ‘Unknown sources’ under the ‘Add-ons’ tab and make sure that the slider bar is turned on.
  5. A new window will pop up. Click ‘yes’ to authorize the installation of add-ons.
  6. Once that’s done, go back to the menu in ‘System Settings.’
  7. Then select the ‘File Manager’ tab in the menu bar.
  8. Click on ‘Add Source.’
  9. Click on the bar that says ‘<None>’ and type in the URL of the Fusion website then click on ‘OK.’
  10. There’s also a space under the source to enter a name for the media source. Simply type ‘Fusion’ or anything else that’s preferred.
  11. Click ‘OK’ again to proceed with the Fusion source that’s been added in the file manager.
  12. Go back to the Kodi home screen.
  13. Click on the gear icon again to go to the settings menu and select ‘System Settings’ again. Then proceed to the ‘Add-ons’ tab.
  14. Click on the ‘Enter Add-on’ browser button in the top right corner of the screen.
  15. Choose the ‘Install from zip file’ option.
  16. A list of options and applications will appear. Find the item called ‘Fusion’ (or whatever the source was named in step 10.
  17. Three other folders will appear, labeled ‘begin-here,’ ‘kodi-repos,’ and ‘kodi-scripts’. The last two folders aren’t important right now, so just click on ‘begin-here.’
  18. To use the add-on capabilities of Fusion, the Indigo add-on needs to be installed. So it’s best to install this Fusion item first for Kodi.
  19. Select the ‘plugin.program.indigo-x.x.x.zip’ option. The three numbers will vary depending on the version of Indigo that’s available.
  20. Wait for the ‘Indigo Add-on installed’ notification to appear in the top right corner of the screen.

How to use Fusion and the Indigo installer tool on Kodi

Indigo is what people use most of the time when they think of Fusion. It’s one of the main installers that allow them to add add-ons to their Kodi platform.

To access Indigo, travel back to the ‘Add-ons’ tab in the ‘System Settings’ menu in Kodi. Then go to either ‘Video Add-ons’ or ‘Program Add-ons’ as the software is available under both menus. This is because it can be used as a maintenance and utility tool, too.

There will be a list of available options once Indigo opens. Some people will want to use a combination of these, but most people just stick to the ‘Addon Installer.’ So that’s what will be explored further here.

Another list of options will appear after clicking on ‘Addon Installer.’ These include installing various video, audio, and program add-ons as well as Kodi skins. There’s also a ‘Featured Add-ons’ option that will show some of the most downloaded add-ons.

Fusion isn’t the same repository it used to be and it offers fewer options now. It also seems to lack some of the most popular add-ons, which the previous version had. Even so, Fusion is still a user-friendly way to get add-ons installed on Kodi.

To install any other repositories from Fusion for Kodi, go back to the three folders in step 17 and choose ‘Kodi-Repos.’

In conclusion

Installing Fusion on Kodi isn’t too hard, and it’s still one of the most popular repositories for Kodi. However, a word of warning – not all Kodi add-ons are safe. So using a VPN while installing any Fusion add-ons for Kodi is still a good idea.