Install XBMC addons the easy way: use Fusion. This service gives you a quick way to browse, and install, XBMC repos from within the program itself.
We’ve shown you some amazing XBMC add-ons, and they’re not hard to install – especially if they’re in XBMC’s default repo. For many of the best add-ons, however, you’re going to want access to third-party repositories.
Installing these is straight forward: you need only download a ZIP file, then browse to it from within XBMC. But if you’d rather not close XBMC, open a browser and download a repo – or if you can’t, because your setup doesn’t include a keyboard and a web browser – Fusion can make things easier for you. Here’s how to set it up:
If you’re already playing with the recently announced Gotham beta, this might be useful. To summarize, the steps are:
- In the XBMC File Browser, add http://fusion.xbmchub.com as a source.
- Head to “Install From Zip” under the Addon settings, as you normally would; you should see Fusion here.
- Install whatever repos you like.
- Install add-ons from these additional repos.
Obviously, in order for this to be useful, you’re going to need to know what’s in which repos – but if you’re interested in third-party repos, you probably know what you’re looking for already.
It’s also worth noting that Team-XBMC, which is behind XBMC itself, recommended you not use XBMC Fusion. If you use Fusion only to browse for and install repositories, however, you shouldn’t have any problems.
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