The Gaia Kodi TV addon forked from the popular Bubbles addon. Gaia may currently stream more high quality Movies and TV Shows than any other addon. Gaia integrates with several premium services to access tons of premium content. These include Real-Debrid, Trakt.tv, Easy News, and many more.

As well, Gaia includes an option to stream video from torrent files and even download Movies and TV Shows.

With video streams in 480p, 720p, 1080p, and even 4K, Gaia provides plenty of high quality content. Gaia can meet all your streaming video entertainment needs. For amount and quality of content, Gaia sets itself apart as one of the best Kodi addons working today.

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Follow each step below to get Gaia on your streaming device in no time. We’ll then walk you through getting it setup to stream videos the way you want.

Gaia Kodi Install Details for Experienced Addon Installers

Those of you who’ve done a few Kodi addon installations and feel comfortable with the process may just need to get the new location. Here you go; enjoy!

Repo Name: Gaia Repo
Source URL: https://repo.gaiakodi.com/

Learn How To Install Gaia Kodi Addon

Before we begin, please note that the Gaia Kodi TV addon will not work on Kodi versions older than 17 Krypton. This addon has so many advanced video stream access features, it requires Kodi 17 Krypton. If you have Kodi installed in Android 4.4 Kit-Kat or earlier, you likely use Kodi 16 Jarvis or older. The Gaia TV addon won’t work for you without an update to your OS, which means you may first need to update your hardware. You can install Kodi on a Firestick or Raspberry Pi , which don’t cost much or take much time to setup for streaming.

Gaia for Kodi 17.6 Krypton & Kodi 18 Leia

With the latest updates, the premium Gaia addon works great in Kodi 18 Leia. There was a ton of code to sift through and update to make Gaia play well with Leia. Gaia’s flexible and expansive torrents video stream access requires many advanced connection features. Kodi 17.6 Krypton still works great for now, but you really should update to Kodi 18 Leia and take advantage of all the upgraded functionality.

As Always, Enable Unknown Sources in Kodi 17 and 18

Also, please make sure you’ve allowed Kodi the use of third-party source URLs in the settings. Since Kodi 17 Krypton, the XBMC Foundation requires this setting switched on. If unsure what this means, check the Enable Unknown Sources article to get the settings setup and turned on. It’ll only take you a second, then open your Kodi devices up to all the wonderful free content available out there. We’ll wait right here to show you how to get and use the Gaia TV addon when you get back.

How to Install Gaia Kodi Repo Source URL

  1. In Kodi, click the Settings icon , then enter the File Manager.
    Kodi 17 Krypton System Menu Gear Cog Icon

    Click or Tap the Kodi Main Menu System (Gear Cog) Icon

  2. Select Add Source from the bottom of the listing, then click on <None>
    Select None to Define Custom Kodi Repo Source URL

    Choose None to Allow Custom Kodi Repo Source URL for Installation

  3. Type https://repo.gaiakodi.com/ into the URL field, then click OK.
  4. Highlight the box beneath the source you entered, then type a name you’d like to identify with this media source.
  5. Double check your input for errors, then click OK once more to complete the Kodi media URL input.
    Name and Check the Gaia Repo Source URL for Typos then Click OK

    Name and Check the Gaia Repo Source URL for Typos then Click OK

How to Get Gaia Repository Installed

  1. Use the back button on your Fire TV remote or bluetooth keyboard until returned to the Kodi home screen. Enter the Add-ons menu item.
    Kodi Add-ons Main Menu Item to access the installation area

    Click the Kodi Add-ons Main Menu Item

  2. Then, enter the Addons-browser, which looks like a small “open box” icon at the top left of the menu.
    Open Kodi Add-on Browser At Top Of Add-ons Menu - also called Package Manager - to install the best Kodi Repositories

    Open the Kodi Add-on Browser Located at the Top of the Add-ons Menu

  3. Select to Install from zip file.
    Install From Zip File within Kodi Add-on Browser

    Choose Install From Zip File in Kodi Add-on Browser

  4. Choose the media source named in step 4 of the source URL entry section, so “Gaia” in our example.
    Choose the Gaia Repo Source Location to Install the Repo from

    Choose the Gaia Repo Location to Install the Repo from

  5. Select repository.gaia.zip file to install Gaia repo from.
    The Gaia Repository Installs from the repository.gaia.zip File

    The Gaia Repository Installs from the repository.gaia.zip File

  6. Once the Gaia Repository 1 Add-on installed message appears, then move on to the Gaia TV addon installation.
    Gaia Repository 1 Installed Successfully - Read On For Backup Repo Versions

    Gaia Repository 1 Installed Successfully

How to Install Gaia Kodi TV Addon

  1. Select Install From Repository.
    Kodi Bubbles fork Gaia Install From Repository within Kodi Add-on Browser

    Choose to Install From Repository within Kodi Add-on Browser

  2. Choose the Gaia Repository 1 to install from.
    Enter the Gaia Repository 1 to Access the Bubbles Replacement Gaia Kodi Addon and More

    Enter the Gaia Repository 1 to Access the Gaia Kodi Addon and More

  3. You’ll find Gaia in the repo’s Video Add-ons directory.
    You'll Find the Gaia Kodi Addon in the Video Add-ons Directory of the Gaia Repo

    Find the Gaia Kodi Addon in the Video Add-ons Directory of the Gaia Repo

  4. All set to install Gaia? Hit that Install button to get it done. Note that Kodi 18 Leia will show you a dialog of dependencies that download and install along with Gaia. Feel free to peruse them, then accept their necessity.
    Push Install Button for Gaia Kodi TV Addon Bubbles fork Installation

    Push Install Button for Gaia Kodi TV Addon Installation

  5. Wait a moment as Gaia and all its dependencies install. Once you see a Gaia add-on installed dialog appear, then Kodi Gaia awaits your pleasure!
    Kodi Gaia Bubbles Fork TV Addon Installed

    Kodi Gaia TV Addon Install Success

Suggested Before Using the Gaia Kodi TV Addon

During the Gaia install, you may have noticed other Kodi TV addons available to get. You may have even noticed Gaia has more than one repo. Installing the Gaia addon also installs two Gaia repos for redundancy. There are also more available as further backups.

Entering Install from repository > Gaia Repository 1 > Add-on Repository, you also see Gaia Repository 2 and Gaia Repository 3. Hosts for third-party Kodi repos go down all the time, whether by accident or malice. Having fall-back locations to use strikes me as a great idea. If you can’t access updates when they become necessary, use one of the alternate repos.

Optional Kodi TV Addon Installations

I also urge you to take advantage of Gaia’s option to install the Placenta and Incursion Kodi TV addons. These Covenant add-on forks both give unlimited video streaming of movies and TV shows. The provided streaming video links get scraped from often updated internet sources. For more on Placenta, the Genesis – Exodus – Covenant Kodi addon fork, check our Placenta Install Guide.

Using Gaia for Torrent Video Streams & Downloads

If wishing to use torrent sources for streaming videos, then also install Elementum. I’m not sure that Quasar and Elementum both would be necessary. They both come from the same codebase and serve the same purpose. Pulsar shut down and forked to Quasar, which shut down and forked to Elementum.

If torrenting video streams and files sounds good, then get them both and find out. Quasar included in the Gaia repositories may still receive code updates. I’ve heard nothing and don’t know. It may rock for video access via torrents. I’ve not checked it out yet. Please let us know if you can further illuminate their differences in the comments below.

Learn How to Setup Gaia Features & Settings

After installing this new Gaia add-on version, Kodi will help prompt you with some settings messages about the setup of this addon. The reason for these settings prompts? Gaia adapts to each individual user’s needs based on their desired usage. This Kodi addon has a ton of settings and features to set up for downloading and streaming videos as you like.

For example, Gaia’s programming defaults to scraping specific torrent websites for streams. If you’d rather not access these sources, head to Tools > Settings > Advanced > Providers. Once there, then you can enable or disable each torrent provider to turn torrent scraping on and off. Turn them all off to completely disable streaming videos with torrents.

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If a novice, activate the Reaper Setup for optimal results. Enabling these settings allows for more customization within the addon. This allows specific accounts to access subscribed premium services.

Gaia provides acces to several premium and debrid services. These include Trakt.tv, IMDb, FanArt, Premiumize , OffCloud, Real-Debrid , and others. It is advised to use at least a service such as Real-Debrid if not the more expensive Premiumize premium services for streaming with this add-on.

The option to auto play video streams sets Gaia apart from similar addons. End sorting and searching through streaming media source lists for playable video streams. With the Reaper Setup settings enabled, Gaia auto-locates and launches functioning streams with no further help.

Gaia sorts content in categories including Movies, TV Shows, Documentaries, Shorts, and Kids. Additionally, there are Search and Tools tabs. If you ever want an easy way to edit Gaia settings, select the Tools option bar and use the Configuration Wizard.

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Hunter · 2018-07-20 at 7:16 am

This Gaia seems to do it all for Kodi… very pleased with all the working options!

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