Gaia Kodi Add-on Updates to 4.0 – How to Install and Configure

The Gaia Kodi add-on, a big "up & coming" streaming add-on is now on version 3.0 and they've made a lot of changes and improvements. Here's how to install.

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.  Now, they’re on version 4.0 and 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, Covenant and all of their 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.

Now, Gaia 4 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: Since this add-on utilizes torrents, it is pretty much necessary for you to use a VPN, otherwise, it’s only a matter of time before you get a letter from your ISP (or worse).  To learn more, read my 4 Crucial Reasons Why Kodi Streamers Need a Kodi VPN.

Gaia Kodi Add-on Details and Status

Last Activity: Status:
Add-on: Gaia (4.1.1) Mar 24, 2019 Online
Repo: Gaia Mar 26, 2019 Online
File Source: https://repo.gaiakodi.com (Gaia) Online
GitHub Username: gaiaorigin
Working?
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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:

gaiaorigin

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:
    https://repo.gaiakodi.com
  • 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

  1. Open Gaia
  2. Press “OK” and “Agree” through all the prompts until get to the one with Full or Basic Settings Selections. If you’re on Krypton you can use Full Settings With Help Labels**.** If you’re on Leia YOU MUST USE Basic Settings Without Help Labels. If you don’t do this you will have issues with settings in Leia.
  3. In Setup Mode Select Reaper Setup
  4. Press “Ok”, “Yes”, “Continue”, and then you will be at the accounts list. Authenticate all your accounts that you have available to authenticate such as Trakt, RD, PM, and then Press Continue
  5. Press “Continue” on the Provider Prompt, click Continue
  6. Choose what you want, Automatic or Manual Playback, I recommend manual
  7. Press Finish
  8. Go to Gaia, tools, settings, Advanced to open up settings
  9. Go to Provider 1 Tab ( for Basic Settings, for Full just go to Providers) and go to Civitas Scrapers and Press Installation. Should Prompt you to install
  10. Once installed, close Kodi Open it again
  11. Go to Gaia, tools, settings, Advanced to open up settings
  12. Go to Provider 1 Tab ( for Basic Settings, for Full just go to Providers) and go to Civitas Scrapers and Press Providers. This will give you a window with provider settings for the selected scraper pack, no longer will it rely on external settings :)
  13. Press Disable All, Then Press Enable English, Then close, and Ok on the settings window
  14. Go back to tools, and go to Providers
  15. Press Verification, let it finish until you get the list. Once done hit back and you’ll get a prompt to auto disable all failed scrapers.
  16. Now you’re all done in Gaia but make sure to Authenticate your debrid services in ResolveURL as well! Gaia can now pass hosters off to ResolveURL properly. you can get there by going to Kodi settings, system, addons, manage dependencies, and look for ResolveURL.

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If you run into any issue when trying to install Gaia, please let me know in the comments below.  I love to help.  Thanks.

18 thoughts on “Gaia Kodi Add-on Updates to 4.0 – How to Install and Configure

  1. i have setup Gaia following your instructions. When I go to shows/Favorites/Trakt/Collection I get a “Gaia Nothing was found message” I have reconfigured the settings with the exception of the Scraping Tab since I cant find it. I know that my Trakt account is setup and in Covenenat is complete. Can you help me access my Trakt account?

    1. Do any of the other menu items under Trakt work? Or, did you only try Collection? If none of them are working, you should try to reauthorize Trakt in the Gaia settings. It’s working fine for me on multiple devices.

      1. No Menu items under Trakt are working. I have re-authorized Trakt in the Gaia settings with no change. Aside from “not seeing” my Trakt account Gaia works perfectly. Should I re-install Gaia?

        1. I’m not sure what to suggest. I set it up on 3 different devices and it worked fine on all of them. I’m not sure if reinstalling Gaia would do anything. Have you used Trakt in other apps? Did it work in those? If not, I wonder if there’s something wrong with your Trakt account.

          1. Trakt works perfectly in Covenant & Incursion. My Trakt account seems to be as normal as it ever was.

          2. That so strange. Have you tried resetting the authorization and then authorizing again instead of just re-authorizing? I’m not sure that will do anything, but worth a shot. If it still doesn’t work, then I would probably reinstall Gaia, and then maybe use the setup wizard instead of going through all the advanced settings.

          3. Did that and I started to have some other issues with my device. I got a Nvidia Shield and all works perfectly now. Thank you for all of your help

  2. I setup Gaia but for some reason it does to show any streams for any shows. It goes thru the process and shows that it has found but it does not list it for me to choose one. Can you help? I can see everything in incursion or Neptune no problem.

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