It’s come to our attention that a lot of our users are confused as to how to proceed with the installation of addons to XBMC once you have the base software already installed. Addons are basically additional features to XBMC that allow you to watch all kinds of content available online, such as movies and television shows for example, with 1Channel and IceFilms being the two most popular at the current time, however hundreds more exist.
Before we begin explaining how to install an addon, we’ll explain to you what the term repository means. You’ll always need to first install the unique repository which contains the specific addons you wish to install prior to installing the addons themselves. It acts as a sort of software container which contains the addon information and ensures automated updates. Once you have installed the repository you can then install the addon from within it.
Now, the easiest way to install a repository is through our Fusion Installer, which is basically a server based installer which allows you to install your desired repositories and addons directly from our online server, no need to download them or possess any technical knowledge whatsoever. Just continue reading this guide and you’ll be set in less than five minutes with no trouble at all.
HOW-TO EASILY INSTALL 1CHANNEL, ICEFILMS AND OTHER XBMC ADDONS
PART ONE – CONFIGURE FUSION
Step 1: Launch “XBMC” and Navigate to the “File Manager” tab under the “SYSTEM” menu to the far right.
Step 2: Choose the “Add Source” function on the left side of the screen, you might need to double click it if you’re on a computer.
Step 3: Click on the top input box which says “Enter the paths or browse for the media locations” on top of it.
Step 4: Using the on screen keyboard, type in “http://fusion.xbmchub.com” without quotations and then press on the “Done” button to the left of the keyboard.
Step 5: Click on the bottom input box which says “Enter a name for this media Source” on top of it.
Step 6: Using the on screen keyboard, type in “fusion” without quotations and then press on the “Done” button to the left of the keyboard.
Step 7: Verify that everything was typed correctly, then press the “OK” button at the bottom of the window.
PART TWO – INSTALL REPOSITORIES
Step 8: Return to the main menu, and then choose the “Settings” tab under the “SYSTEM” menu.
Step 9: Click on the “Add-ons” link on the left side menu.
Step 10: Press the “OK” button on the “First run help…” popup, if prompted.
Step 11: Choose the “Install from zip file” function from the list.
Step 12: Click on the “fusion” option from the prompt.
Step 13: Choose the “video” folder at the bottom of the list.
Step 14: Select the “repositories” folder listed.
Step 15: Install your desired repository, we’ve listed some of the more popular repositories as follows. We’re going to use “icefilms-repository.googlecode.anarchintosh-projects.1.0.1.zip” for this example.
1channel-repository.bstrdsmkr-0.0.3.zip | 1Channelicefilms-repository.googlecode.anarchintosh-projects.1.0.1.zip | Icefilms
mashup-repository.mash2k3-1.4.zip | Mash Up
projectfreetv-repository.eldorado-1.0.2.zip | Project Free TV & The GiddyUp Network
tubeplus-repository.Jas0npc-1.2.zip | TubePlus, Tv-release & AWEsomeDL
repository.xbmchub-1.0.1.zip | XBMCHUB…Maintenance & Much More
Step 16: Repeat from Step 12 until Step 15 as desired until you’ve installed all the repositories you wish.
PART THREE – ENABLE ADDONS
Step 17: Choose the “Get Add-ons” option from the menu.
Step 18: Select the repository which contains the addon you wish to install. We’ve chosen “anarchintosh addons” for this example.
Step 19: Click on the “Video Add-ons” folder, or whichever appropriate.
Step 20: Select the addon you wish to install, in this case it’s the “Icefilms” addon.
Step 21: Choose the “Install” button from the popup window, then wait about a minute for it to install.
Step 23: Return back to the main menu, and Navigate to the “Add-ons” tab under the “VIDEOS” menu heading.
Step 24: Notice the video add-ons you just installed available for your enjoyment.
Step 25: Watch and Enjoy!
Quick Tip: Within the video add-ons menu, navigate to the left of the screen either with your remote, keyboard, or mouse, and change the “View” setting from “List” to “Thumbnail” for a nicer user interface in seconds.
Congratulations! You should now be much more aware as to how to start using XBMC and add add-ons as you wish in the future. We’re doing our best to make things as easy as possible, and also recommend that you check out our XBMC HUB Wizard, which will help you easily configure your XBMC setup in minutes with all the best goodies that XBMC has to offer. You might also want to consider visiting our Forums should you have any questions, or Donate if you’re enjoying this stuff. Continue browsing our site and you’ll be an expert in no time at all.