TVAddons Returns – How to Install Fusion Alternative Repos

TVAddons is back after the shutdown, but different. Learn how to install a Fusion alternative repo to install and update Kodi add-ons like Exodus, SALTS...

TVAddons is up and running again after the shutdown, but not the same as before.  In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to install a Kodi Fusion alternative repository so you can install and update Kodi add-ons like Exodus, SALTS, etc.’s Fusion repository server has been shut down since early June 2017.  It was the file manager source that pretty much everybody was using to access their vast collection of unofficial Kodi add-ons.

In the wake of the Fusion shutdown, people have been left without any way to install or update their favorite add-ons.

Well, we can’t all wait forever, and they might not ever come back.

UPDATE: TVAddons is back! (but different)

After almost 2 months of being M.I.A., TVAddons is finally back as of July 30, 2017.  However, be aware that they are not the same as they used to be.

The new domain for TVAddons is now instead of the old since all their domains were seized by a Canadian law firm and they’re being held even after the court decided in favor of TVAddons.  Read more about the crazy stuff that they have been through with the Canadian legal system.

TVAddons’ new repository is at, however they do not have the same types of add-ons like they used to.  Now, their add-ons consist of completely legal and official sources that do not violate any sort of copyright infringement.  Their add-ons include the likes of:

  • Binaural
  • Jango
  • Adult Swim
  • Film On Simple
  • Last Week Tonight (with John Oliver)
  • Mr. Bean
  • UFO TV
  • USTVNow

Given this information about the new post-lawsuit TVAddons 2.0 that doesn’t have any of our favorite Kodi add-ons anymore, I imagine most of you will lose interest in them as I have.

So, read on to learn how to install an alternative to TVAddons’ Fusion repository.

How to Install an Alternative Repo in Kodi

These instructions will work with any Fusion alternative repo that you want to install.  Just use the URL of that repo, and give it a name that you will recognize as that repo.

  • Go to your Kodi File Manager (under settings)
  • Select Add Source
  • Enter the URL of the repo server you want to use
  • Give it a name in the box below
  • Now, go to My Add-ons, and select the 2 dots to go up a level until you see Install from Zip File
  • Go to Install from Zip File > [the name you chose]
  • Then, each repo server will have different contents here.  Usually, there will be a repo file you can install.  Or, there could be individual add-on repositories available to install.
  • Select and install whatever add-ons you want

Now that you know how to install an alternative repo in Kodi, let’s take a look at the current alternatives to Fusion…

Smash Repository

The Smash repo is a brand new repo as of late June.  It hosts a ton of the most popular Kodi unofficial add-ons.  Smash hopes to become the new favorite Kodi repository to replace Fusion going forward.

It not only hosts a bunch of add-ons, but Smash repo also hosts several other repos, so you can install those repos from this single source.

To install Smash repository, use the following URL in the installation instructions above




SuperRepo has been around as long as TVAddons, if not longer.  The two of them have been the biggest add-on repositories.

SuperRepo has over 2,000 add-ons to choose from.  Hopefully they don’t face the same fate that TVAddons did.  At the time of writing this, SuperRepo is up.  If you find it to be down, please let me know in the comments.

To use SuperRepo, use this URL with the above instructions…



NoobsandNerds Repo

I thought I should mention NoobsandNerds because I’ve heard some people talking about their repo, but at the moment, it appears to be hit and miss.  It seems like their server is overloaded with too much traffic since floods of people are looking for alternatives to Fusion.

If you want to try out NoobsandNerds repo, just follow the same instructions, but use this URL as your File Manager source URL.



Cazwall Repo

The best replacement for Fusion so far is Cazwall.  Hosted by Simply Caz at

UPDATE: Caz has closed down his repo (except for his own legitimate add-ons).  Apparently the server costs would be too high, and he started receiving legal threats.  So, he not only shut down his repository, but he also said that he was deleting all of his Kodi posts and would no longer be posting about Kodi on his blog.


Troubleshooting Failed to Install a Dependency Error

One last thing on this topic that I wanted to share.  I’ve helped some people get their new Kodi boxes set up since the Fusion shut-down, and it was not always easy.

One issue I came across was the inability to install any new add-ons even from these new repos.  It was always giving the error message “Failed to Install a Dependency“.

After much troubleshooting, I figured it out.   Here’s how to fix it…

How to Fix “Failed to Install a Dependency” Error in Kodi



Protect Your Privacy in these Times of Uncertainty

TVAddons with Fusion and a bunch of other add-ons have shut down recently due to legal troubles.  Dish Network launched a lawsuit against TVAddons because the software (add-ons) that they have been developing was helping a vast number of people around the globe stream unlicensed TV and movie content.  That lawsuit apparently caused the shut-down of their entire online presence.

In addition, anti-piracy and anti-copyright-infringement laws and enforcement efforts have been at an all-time high.  In Europe, the sale of fully-loaded set top boxes that allow for streaming of unlicensed content has been banned by the EU and many people have already been sent to jail.

In these times of uncertainty, please be diligent about protecting the privacy of you and your family.  You need to use a Kodi VPN.

To learn more, read my 4 Reasons Why Kodi Streamers Need a VPN.

Your Comments are Welcome

We are all in uncharted territory here as the whole Kodi add-on community is in shock and scrambling about what to do.

If you have any tips to share with everyone, please let us know in the comments below.  Thanks!

66 thoughts on “TVAddons Returns – How to Install Fusion Alternative Repos

    1. Thanks Nathan, for the lead to Bubbles. I managed to download the repository, unzip it but the repository must be down, busy or something else. I keep getting “Could not connect to the repository” message and my Log just says Could not connect. I’ll keep trying, but if you now anything, please let me know. Thanks, Peter

        1. I’ve attached a screenshot of the messages I’m getting. In case it doesn’t come through:

          ERROR: CGUIMediaWindow::GetDirectory(addons://repository.bubbles/) failed
          ERROR: GetDirectory – Error getting addons://repository.bubbles/
          ERROR: CRepository: failed read ‘’
          ERROR: Open – failed to open source ‘
          ERROR: CCurlFile:: Open failed with code 0 for
          ERROR: CCurlFile::FillBuffer – Failed: Couldn’t connect to



          1. The problem with that is it’s trying to download from which was shut down along with Fusion.

            Disable any repositories that are broken (now including Cazwall’s repo), and use another alternative.

    1. Same here it gives a “no network connection” but I can still go online and my VPN service is connected

    2. Cazwall installs but he is getting out of the third party add on game anyways — he’s only going to be hosting Kodi downloads (just the program) and his own adding (Christian tv)

    1. Thanks Kelly, I managed to sync the TMDB list with the Elysium add-on. Haven’t retried Bubbles yet, I wasn’t able to connect to the repository yesterday.

  1. I am using Krypton 17.3 and under my version of KODI I can find My ADDons after I added the URL and named it CAZ. Any suggestions?

  2. Hi
    Thank you for your article.
    I’m having trouble installing Exodus, I’m getting the “Failed to install dependency” error so deleted all repositories old and not in use but am still getting the error.
    My question is is there a URL I can use to download URLResolver as I am using a firestick
    Many Thanks

    1. Thanks for the heads up on the new source. I got the Smash repo to install and the Bubbles repo to install. I don’t see a Bubbles add-on. When I open the repo the only options I have are Update, Auto-update, Disable and Uninstall. Run and Configure is grey out. Did I miss a step? Thanks!

      1. Now you have to go back to “Install from Repository”, then browse in the Bubbles repository to find and install the Bubbles video add-on. Or, I think you can find and install Bubbles directly from the Smash repository instead of the Bubbles repository.

  3. Holy fk dude, I was legit trying to bypass the ‘failed dependency’ notice after initially finding an alternative to fusion. I was about to give up when i came across this window and scrolled down to find a solution to this problem…ty for the help, friend.

      1. I have a follow up question if you don’t mind — There seems to be a severe lack of hd links, especially on addons like Exodus..Is there anyway to get access to more of a variety of hd sources.

        1. I’ve also noticed a big decrease in HD sources. I think with everything that is going on, many are shutting down in fear of legal trouble. I suggest using Real-Debrid if you’re not already. Even that has fewer than it used to, but you should have a better chance of getting some good HD links.

  4. I downloaded Cazwall about 11/2 wks ago. It is still working for me. I have gone around being able to list the show I want by going thru the Network route. I’ll keep this update in case I need it later. Thank you.

  5. Thank you for all the updates. I had installed CAZ a couple weeks ago and did not realize it’s gone now. I’m subscribed for your emails and am really glad I do. You keep me up to date on what’s going on, love the workarounds and the “How to fix” pieces. THUMBS UP!
    I have a question. I was using cCloud for live TV (I’m in USA) which has shut down as we know. Can you offer some suggestions? Or do you have an article I may have missed. Thanks again for your invaluable info.

  6. Guys kodi users please please get vpn get vpn so to protect you and this can also help keep kodi alive and working for us. Tired of paying overly high cable bills well this will help.

  7. Nathan, Thank you!! I had downloaded Caz last week and then it began getting harder & harder to find streams that would work.
    I’m pretty new to this, can you explain to me why I can see some of the episodes of certain shows and in the middle of that season it comes up “no stream available” I’ve done the clear cache & clear providers. A good example is “House Hunters renovations” I was able to see some episodes in seasons 7, 8 & 9 but “no streams available at all for seasons 10 & 11. I’m on an MQX box, is there anyway of getting these episodes?
    Thanks! Sue M

  8. I think the Smash repository may be having problems. I followed your instructions perfectly and when I try to add it, it says unable to connect

  9. Hi, I came across your post when I was trying to find out why, when I click on the menu, all of a sudden the “working” shows up for a split second and then disappears with nothing else happening. I started to troubleshoot because I figured it might be the add-on thing you said because I use Exodus. I am completely computer illiterate so I feel really stupid not knowing, but what URL do I use? I mean, Is it Exodus? Sorry for the stupid question. :-(

  10. Hi, I am confused. I have added smash repo as above but I can’t seem to stream any sources, they worked fine up until today. Am I missing something here? How do I ensure it’s using smash?!! Confused, please help

  11. I am trying to update a new repository and keep getting and error message that it could not retrieve because the network not being connected anyone else having this issue

  12. Hi Nathan! Can you please help. I have Kodi installed. From there I’ve tried multiple times to install ares and smash and neither of these options are working. I’ve gone back to factory settings on my Firestick and started over again and again only to get to the point where Install from zip file fails. Any suggestions?

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