The OpenMeta Kodi add-on is a fork of the popular MetalliQ add-on which has seen many forks in the past, like Chappa’ai, Mx-winG DS, etc. OpenMeta brings the best of all the features of these add-ons, and it seems to have a lot more potential at being supported in the long-term.
Why Do I Need OpenMeta on Kodi?
Are you sick of changing your primary video stream add-on all the time?
These streaming video add-ons pop up and shut down all the time. It’s such a problem, that I built a system to keep track of them.
But, it’s more than just uninstalling an old add-on and installing a new one, right?
If you make use of a skin’s home screen shortcuts and widgets (like I demonstrated for Aura and Titan Bingie Mode), then moving to a new video streaming add-on is a big hassle. You don’t want to have to change out all of your home screen widgets every time your add-on goes down!
OpenMeta (and its predecessors) solve this problem by offering a centralized place for you to go to search and browse TV shows and movies. They can be from public lists of content or from your lists in your Trakt.tv account.
When you find something you want to watch, and you select it, OpenMeta searches for that content across all of the supported streaming add-ons that you have installed.
So, basically, OpenMeta can be your new “hub” that you use to search and browse content. If one of the add-ons goes down, it’s no big deal! You just pick another one to be the player.
Never again will you find yourself switching between add-ons performing the same search over and over again just to see if one of the add-ons can find any links. Perform your search once in OpenMeta and then select each add-on until you get links.
With this hub, you can set your home screen widgets once and shouldn’t have to mess with them again.
OpenMeta Kodi Add-on Details and Status
|Add-on:||OpenMeta (1.4.14)||Nov 26, 2019||Online|
|Repo:||Addons4Kodi||Jan 27, 2021||Online|
|File Source:||https://a4k-openproject.github.io (Addons4Kodi)||Online|
|News:||1.4.14 – Fix bug with missing ID in TV menus 1.4.13 – Added realtitle (movies) and realname (tvshows) parameters for plexkodiconnect compatibility 1.4.12 – Handle non-existent ‘filename’ key in TVDB data. 1.4.11 – TVDB API fix, thanks to @ruinernin and @bg-22 (among others)! BUG: Some artwork may no…|
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How to Install Addons4Kodi Repo Using the GitHub Browser
This is the easiest way to install OpenMeta if you already have the GitHub Browser add-on from TVAddons / Fusion.
If you want to use the GitHub Browser to install the Addons4Kodi 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 Addons4Kodi repo simply by searching for the GitHub username:
After you have installed the Addons4Kodi repository, move on to learn how to install the OpenMeta add-on from the Addons4Kodi repo.
How to Install the Addons4Kodi Repo from the Addons4Kodi 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):
Hint: If you’re on a phone and the URL is too long, swipe sideways.
- Give it a name in the box below (name it Addons4Kodi)
- Now, go to the Settings > Add-ons > Install from Zip File > Addons4Kodi > repository.addons4kodi-x.x.zip
How to Install the OpenMeta Add-on From the Addons4Kodi Repo
- After you have the Addons4Kodi Repo installed, go back to the Settings > Add-ons screen and select Install from Repository > Addons4Kodi Repo > Video add-ons > OpenMeta > Install
Install OpenMeta Players
Out of the box, OpenMeta needs some configuration. When you first launch it, you should see a popup like this…
Press Yes to open the settings dialog for OpenMeta.
Set the Players URL with this exactly…
Then select “– Install or update players from URL…”
How to Authorize Trakt.tv in OpenMeta
If you have a Trakt.tv account, you will want to connect / authorize it. Go to OpenMeta > Settings > Trakt > Authenticate Trakt and follow the instructions.
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