Beginner’s Guide on How to Install XvBMC Repository on Kodi

The Kodi platform is a one-stop solution for all your entertainment needs. However, it can be a little confusing for the newbie.

There are tons of repositories and add-ons available, but installing all of them will be an irrational move.

And so what you need to do as a beginner is download and install a repository that includes the best of the Kodi addons.

XvBMC Repository is not only popular but is also packed with the best TV shows and movie addons. Here you will find all your favorite addons from Covenant, Poker, IPTV Bonanza, and SportsDevil.

And today we are going to share with you the complete step-by-step guide to install the XvBMC repository on Kodi.

How to Install XvBMC Repository on Kodi?

The installation of all the repositories and Kodi add-ons is almost similar. However since this guide is for all beginners, we have divided it into different parts so that you can easily understand it.

Make sure you follow all the steps without skipping even one of them. This is important to prevent any kind of error or issue.

Part 1 – Enable Unknown Sources

Always begin the installation process by enabling the Unknown sources option. As most of the Kodi repository and addons are third-party applications, changing this setting is important.

Just follow the steps given below.

Step 1 – Launch the Kodi app. Open Settings.

Kodi library

Step 2 – Go to the System Settings option. And click on Add-ons

Step 3 – Check the Turn on Unknown Sources option. If it is not enabled, then click on the toggle button.

Enable Unknown Sources

Step 4 – You will get a warning message. Click on Yes and continue.

Kodi warning message

Now you can start with the installation process.

Part II – Setup the XvBMC Source Location

The next set of steps requires you to add the source location of your repository. You can then only install the addons further.

Step 1 – Navigate to the home screen of Kodi. Click on the gear icon to open Settings.

Navigate to the home screen of Kodi

Step 2 – Then choose File Manager.

Kodi system file manager

Step 3 – You will get two parallel lists. Choose the Add Source option from the list on the left side.

File manager - add source

Step 4 – Click on the None option. This will let you enter the source of the media file manually.

Kodi adding the file source

Step 5 – Now enter the following address in the space given- And click on Ok.

Enter the file path

Step 6 – Next, you need to give the media source a suitable name like repository.xvbmc.

Browse the media location

Step 7 – Again press Ok. The XvBMC Repository will now be added to the list of sources available.

Part III – Install the XvBMC Repository

Once you have got the source file for XvBMC repository added to your Kodi interface, follow the steps given below to install the repository.

Here you will require the source file and so remember where you have saved the file previously.

Step 1 – Go back to the main screen of Kodi. And Choose Add-ons.

Install the XvBMC Repository

Step 2 – Within the Add-ons section, click on the package installer icon. The Add-ons browser window will open.

Enter add-on browser

Step 3 – Choose the Install from zip file option.

Install the addon from zip file

Step 4 – Next open the XvBMC Repository. You will find it as the repository.xvbmc file.


Step 5 – Then choose file. The numbers might differ, but you will get it.

Step 6 – Hover your mouse on the Ok button. The zip file that you selected may not appear selected anymore.

 Install repository.xvbmc

But do not worry. You do not need to select it more than once. So just go ahead and hit the Ok button.

Step 7 – Wait for a few seconds till the XvBMC Kodi repository is installed. You will get the notification at the top-right corner of the screen.

Install repository.xvbmc file from the repo

Part IV – Install Add-ons from XvBMC Repository

You have successfully installed the repository on your device. You have now access to all the top add-ons that you can install from here easily.

Step 1 – Return to the Add-ons browser window. And choose the Install from Repository option.

Install the addon from the repository

Step 2 – Select XvBMC Repository.

 Select XvBMC Repository

Step 3 – Then click on the Add-on Repository option.

Kodi add-on repository

Step 4 – A list of all the popular and working add-ons will appear. You can select any add-on and install it.

List of all the popular addons Kodi

That’s it. You can now enjoy all your favorite TV shows and movies from the XvBMC repository for free.

XvBMC Installation Errors

Installation of Kodi repositories and add-ons is very easy. And to get access to maximum content for free we resort to unofficial add-ons.

This can put your personal information at risk. And so the best way to use third-party applications on Kodi is by running any free or paid VPN service.

A lot of beginners also complain about the addon not working after the installation.

This can be due to outdated software. So make sure your Kodi app and other addons are updated.

Sometimes, the dependent files that are necessary for the running of any build or add-on aren’t downloaded or installed.

This can also lead to Kodi not working. And so to fix the “failed to install a dependency” error, try clearing the cache.

If it doesn’t work, then clear all the data of the application. Try uninstalling and then reinstalling the app. It is always better to get the apps from scratch.

In case the installation process got easy for you, but Kodi worked slowly and the Kodi system crashes frequently, then delete the particular addon. Go to the add-ons list and remove the addon causing the issue.

You can re-install it again later to check if the issue has been resolved.

If this method doesn’t work, then try removing the complete repository or the source. Clearing the cache and data is the best way to troubleshoot any issue with Kodi.


Switching to Kodi and joining the cord-cutter clan is a tough decision. And it becomes all the more confusing when you are not a tech-savvy person.

And so we have tried to cover all the steps that you need to perform to install the XvBMC repository on your Kodi device.

We hope that this guide is enough to understand the process.

However, if you face any issue or get stuck at any step share it with us in the comment section.

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