The 13Clowns Kodi add-on is a very popular streaming add-on that is similar to many of the Exodus fork hoster scrapers that you see out there, but with some twists.
First off, you should not use this add-on if you have coulrophobia (irrational fear of clowns), because the artwork has some pretty creepy ones.
But, if you’re cool with it, it’s actually a pretty nice Kodi add-on. It is very similar to Exodus Redux which is the most popular Kodi add-on right now. It has some extra links on the main menu which bring you some editorial selections of favorites and spotlights, plus a nice shortcut to the settings screen to choose your scraper package.
Another thing I noticed with the difference in the way it displays the providers scraping progress info. Instead of the popup dialog, it shows the information in a very compact way in the notifications area.
Update About 13Clowns’ Shutdown and Resurrection
You may already be aware that this add-on went down suddenly one day, March 4, 2019. The developer behind 13Clowns got fed up with the drama that is involved in supporting such a popular Kodi streaming add-on.
Unfortunately, when he got fed up and decided the pull the plug, instead of simply deleting the project or files out of his GitHub account, he actually deleted his entire GitHub account which was unfortunately reopened immediately by someone that pushed out TVAddons affiliated add-ons to everyone who had it installed. That could have easily been malware.
A couple weeks later, the 13Clowns developer came back with a new GitHub account and apologized for not handling things well. When questioned about his identity (given he had new account names), some very well respected authorities in the Kodi add-on developer community vouched for him.
Regardless of how you view 13Clowns’ meltdown, I can’t overlook the fact that his add-on was one of the highest rated Kodi streaming add-ons and held a great rating months after it was down.
Alright, enough of that. Let’s get to the install tutorial…
13Clowns Kodi Add-on Details and Status
|Add-on:||13Clowns||May 16, 2019||Online|
|Repo:||13Clowns||May 16, 2019||Online|
|File Source:||https://the13clowns.github.io (13Clowns)||Online|
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How to Install 13Clowns Repo Using the GitHub Browser
This is the easiest way to install 13Clowns if you already have the GitHub Browser add-on from TVAddons / Fusion.
If you want to use the GitHub Browser to install the 13Clowns repo, then follow my tutorial on how to install the GitHub Browser. After you have the GitHub Browser add-on installed, you can easily install the 13Clowns repo simply by searching for the GitHub username:
After you have installed the 13Clowns repository, move on to learn how to install the 13Clowns add-on from the 13Clowns repo.
How to Install the 13Clowns Repo from the 13Clowns File Source
- Go to Settings (cog icon) > File Manager
- Select Add Source
- Click on the <None> box and type in the URL of the repo server:
- Give it a name in the box below (name it 13Clowns)
- Now, go to the Add-on Browser screen by clicking on Add-ons on the main menu and then selecting the open box icon at the top.
- Go to Install from Zip File > 13Clowns > repository.13clowns-x.x.x.zip
How to Install the 13Clowns Add-on From the 13Clowns Repo
- After you have the 13Clowns Repo installed, go back to the Add-on Browser screen and select Install from Repository > 13Clowns Repo > Video add-ons > 13Clowns > Install
13Clowns Not Working?
If you’re getting “No stream available” using the 13Clowns Kodi add-on, make sure you configure your scraper package. It’s the last item on the main menu or in the add-on settings.
If you’re still having issues, be sure to check out my list of troubleshooting tips for Kodi streaming issues.
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