The Gaia Kodi add-on was a big “up & coming” streaming add-on when it first came out in Spring 2018. Since then, I’ve been both excited and disappointed in Gaia. The worst issue was being so darn slow. Well, they’ve have a couple major updates since then, and they have made a lot of changes and improvements.
Being a fork of the Bubbles add-on, the emphasis of Gaia is having an insane amount of bells & whistles. This “next generation” Kodi add-on makes Exodus and all of its forks look a bit primitive.
Gaia streams movies, shows, documentaries, and short film from a much wider variety of sources including hosters, usenet, and even torrents. Gaia is optimized for premium services like Premiumize, OffCloud, Real-Debrid, EasyNews, and now their very own premium link scraper called Orion.
Since Gaia version 5, they really seem to have borrowed a lot of the features from Seren, like the full-screen scraping progress overlay…
… and their new Binge Watching feature which is basically Seren’s Next Up feature.
Now, Gaia brings much faster menu speed than previous iterations, better scrape times, better external hoster support, and many more changes! New Scraping and Source select window, and reconfigured context menu. Best way to see all the changes is to try it yourself!
IMPORTANT NOTE: When using Kodi streaming add-ons like Gaia, I always recommend you use a VPN. To learn more, read my 4 Reasons Why Kodi Streamers Need a Kodi VPN.
Gaia Kodi Add-on Details and Status
|Add-on:||Gaia (5.5.8)||Oct 6, 2019||Online|
|Repo:||Gaia||Oct 6, 2019||Online|
|File Source:||https://repo.gaiakodi.com (Gaia)||Online|
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How to Install Gaia Repo Using the GitHub Browser
This is the easiest way to install Gaia if you already have the GitHub Browser add-on from TVAddons / Fusion.
If you want to use the GitHub Browser to install the Gaia 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 Gaia repo simply by searching for the GitHub username:
After you have installed the Gaia repository, move on to learn how to install the Gaia add-on from the Gaia repo.
How to Install the Gaia Repo from the Gaia 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, exactly like this (case-sensitive):
- Give it a name in the box below (name it Gaia)
- 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 > Gaia > repository.gaia.zip
How to Install the Gaia Add-on From the Gaia Repo
- After you have the Gaia Repo installed, go back to the Add-on Browser screen and select Install from Repository > Gaia Repo > Video add-ons > Gaia > Install
How To Configure Gaia for Kodi
Again, there are a ton of settings in this add-on, and early on, there was a huge tutorial here showing you how to set it up, but now I’m happy to report that the Gaia setup wizard does a pretty good job at setting up things with optimal settings while asking you which settings you prefer one way or another.
I did the setup wizard, chose Reaper Settings, connected Trakt and Real-Debrid, and it worked pretty well after that.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes.
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