We will cover installing an add-on from a manually downloaded ZIP file soon, but if you’ve heard from a friend that a certain repo(sitory) has a great add-on, or just want to browse around, then please read on…
Open up XBMC, highlight the “System” menu, and select Settings. Now click on the Add-ons entry, then Get Add-ons.
You should see various repos listed – please select the one you want to check out and then navigate around the repo.
Different repositories have different file/folder structures, but once you’ve found the add-on you want to install (for example, from within the Video Add-ons menu), select it, then click the Install button.
Once the process has completed, restart XBMC (using the power/shutdown icon found on XBMC’s homescreen, next to the little star).
Now when you open the Videos>Add-Ons menu, the new add-on should be present.
If you want to configure it before using the add-on, highlight the entry and click C if you have a QWERTY keyboard, or otherwise the Menu key on your remote control, then select Add-on settings.
If you prefer, please watch the following video to learn how to install repo(sitorie)s in XBMC, Kodi, SPMC and DBMC