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 the steps below to install Gaia on your Kodi 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 the 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.
Gaia for Kodi 17.6 Krypton, but NOT Yet for Kodi 18 Leia
On the other end of the spectrum, while the Gaia Kodi addon works in Kodi 18 Leia, the integration sucks. There yet remains a ton of code to sift through and update before Gaia plays well with Leia. Gaia’s flexible and expansive video stream access requires Kodi 17.6 Krypton for now. You can install Gaia on a Kodi 17 version, then move it within your Kodi device’s directory structure to work in Kodi 18. Kodi 17.6 has everything Gaia needs to run , so the extra effort isn’t worth it for now. Stick with Kodi 17.6, then receive far more from Gaia than you expect.
As Always, Enable Unknown Sources Since Kodi 17
Also, please make sure you’ve allowed Kodi the use of third-party source URLs. 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 it turned on. It’ll only take you a second, then open up Kodi to all the wonderful free content available out there. We’ll wait right here to show you how to install and use the Gaia TV addon when you get back.
How to Install Gaia Kodi Repo Source URL
- In Kodi, click the Settings icon , then enter the File Manager.
- Select Add Source from the bottom of the source listing, then click on <None>
- Type https://repo.gaiakodi.com/ into the URL field, then click OK.
- Highlight the box beneath the source you entered, then type a name you’d like to identify with this media source.
- Double check your input for errors, then click OK once more to complete the Kodi media source input.
How to Install Gaia Repository
- 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.
- Then, enter the Addons-browser, which looks like a small “open box” icon at the top left of the menu.
- Select to Install from zip file.
- Choose the media source named in step 4 of the source URL entry section, so “Gaia” in our example.
- Select repository.gaia.zip file to install Gaia repo from.
- Once the Gaia Repository 1 Add-on installed message appears, then move on to the Gaia TV addon installation.
How to Install Gaia Kodi TV Addon
- Select Install From Repository.
- Choose the Gaia Repository 1 to install from.
- You’ll find Gaia in the repository’s Video Add-ons directory.
- 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.
- 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!
Suggested Before Using the Gaia Kodi TV Addon
During the Gaia install, you may have noticed other Kodi TV addons available to install from the repo. You may have even noticed Gaia has more than one repository. Installing the Gaia addon also installs two Gaia repos for redundancy. There are also more available within the repo 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 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 install 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 Gaia, Kodi will prompt you with some 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.
If a novice, activate the Reaper Setup for optimal results. Enabling this setting allows for more customization within the addon. This allows specific accounts to access subscribed premium services. Gaia provides acces to several premium services. These include Trakt.tv, IMDb, FanArt, Premiumize , OffCloud, Real-Debrid , and others.
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.
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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