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Listen to Bandcamp on Kodi – Guide on How to Install Bandcamp Add-on on Kodi

Author by Oswald

May 25, 2020

If you’re wondering if you can listen to Bandcamp playlists on your Firestick, you’ll be happy to hear, the answer is yes. As the matter of fact, from now on, with the reputed Kodi media center, you get to enjoy Bandcamp music on any Kodi compatible devices, which includes Android TV, Android boxes, and more - and it’s free and legal. On this post, you’ll find out how.

I’ll demonstrate the installation on Kodi Leia 18.7, this installation guide applies to all compatible devices including Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, Android & IOS, Mac, Android TV, Android Boxes, etc.

What about some Bandcamp music on Kodi?

Bandcamp music on KodiBandcamp music on Kodi

Bandcamp is one of the best online music streaming & publishing platform in American and enjoys great popularity, but the lack of access to Bandcamp from the popular home media streaming solution – Kodi, is a notable issue for both of their giant user base.

For those who are not quite familiar with the latter, Kodi is media player program that is compatible with most Android streaming devices these days. Kodi features the potential of extending its functionality with app-like Kodi plug-ins known as ‘Kodi addons’. Mostly free, Kodi addons usually serve up unlimited video/music content for Kodi users by scraping available streams from the internet.

The good news is, on May 24 in 2020, the official Kodi website released a couple of addon additions, and that includes Bandcamp addon. These addons have been included in official Kodi addon repository, meaning team Kodi has thoroughly censored and gave credit to these addons for reliability and trustworthiness. Now, you may wonder…

Part 1. What is Bandcamp Kodi Addon

Bandcamp Kodi AddonBandcamp Kodi Addon

Bandcamp addon, developed by kxmxpxtx, is a third-party music Kodi addon for streaming tracks from bandcamp.com, to any Kodi compatible devices – free and legal.

On Bandcamp addon, you can freely discover Bandcamp music in 27 genres, each has further categorizations for locating favored types of music precisely. If you have a specific track, album or artist to look for, Bandcamp addon supports you to search from Bandcamp website database. Additionally, with the support of integration with your Bandcamp account, you’re allowed to enjoy your personal music collection as well.

Bandcamp Kodi addon makes sure you don’t miss out on anything. It grants you the exact same experience as listening on Bandcamp website or official Bandcamp app, with not only the equivalent music inventory, but also detailed music info: track, artist, album, genre, duration, thumbnail and artwork.

Seems fantastic, right? Now, I’d like to step by step show you how to install Bandcamp addon on Kodi.

· For new users, install Kodi on your device to get started.

· Update Kodi to the latest version to avoid potential issues. The latest version of Kodi as of this writing is Leia 18.7.

Part 2. Guide on How to Install Bandcamp Addon on Kodi

Step 1. Launch Kodi, click on Add-ons tab.

Click on Add-ons tab

Step 2. Click on the ‘Box icon’ from the upper-left side of the interface.

Click on the Box icon

Step 3. Click Install from repository.

Click Install from repository

Step 4. Locate and click on Kodi Add-on repository.

Click on Kodi Add-on repository

Step 5. Click Music add-ons.

Click Music add-ons

Step 6. Locate and click on Bandcamp.

Locate and click on Bandcamp

Step 7. Click Install from the lower-right side of the interface.

Click Install from the lower-right side

Step 8. Click OK to install essential dependencies for Bandcamp addon.

Install essential dependencies

Step 9. A few seconds (or longer, depending on your network connection) later, a message will pop up on the upper-right side saying: Bandcamp Addon Installed. That’s it! Bandcamp addon is now fully installed on your Kodi, enjoy!

Bandcamp addon installed

Part 3. How to Listen to Bandcamp Personal Music Collection on Kodi

Step 1. In Kodi, go to Add-ons > Music addons.

Go to Music addons

Step 2. Launch Bandcamp addon, click ‘Add your username to access the collection’.

Click Add your username to access the collection

Step 3. From the General Tab of the setting menu, click on Username on the right side.

Click on Username on the right side

Step 4. Enter your username, or anyone’s username that you like to listen to music collection from, and click OK, no password needed. Enter the username correctly, typos will result in incorrect collection generated or ‘Bandcamp error chech the log for more information.’ later during use.

Enter the username correctly

Step 5. Click OK from the right side of the settings menu to confirm your settings.

Confirm the settings

Step 6. As you can see, two new folders are generated from the Bandcamp addon main menu, standing respectively for the user’s music collection and wishlist.

Personal playlist generated

Wrap-up.

Issues during use may occur, because that happens to all newly released addons. You can always raise your questions at Kodi forum, since Bandcamp is an official Kodi addon and endorsed by the official Kodi. Also, feel free to reach me on twitter:@oswald97304685, if you have further questions or better ideas on Bandcamp addon. Have a good one.

Additional Reading: Kodi FAQs

· What is Kodi?

A: Kodi is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation. Kodi features a sleek option buttons layout, easy to navigate GUI (Graphical User Interface), wide scope of video format supported, and smooth video playback performance and the specialty in serving as a media library for Kodi users to manage their media collection. The best part of Kodi is that the numerous versatile Kodi addons that capture online media streams, to provide users with gorgeous audiovisual content without cost.

· Is Kodi Legal?

Kodi is legal, using Kodi is legal, and using Kodi addons is also legal. Certain contents on Kodi addons, however, could be illicit when you stream them. So that we suggest you stream contents under the public domains only.

· What are Kodi Addons? Why Do I Need Addons for Kodi?

A: For those who don't know, the official Kodi version doesn't provide any content whatsoever. Unofficial Kodi versions, however, are not recommended to use since they might bring you malware and other risks. To explore the full potential of Kodi on the official version, installing addons for Kodi is an essential process. Kodi addons will pull media resources from network streams to create a free connection between Kodi and online media resources, thus we Kodi users get to enjoy free movies, live TV, live sports, TV shows, etc. without cost.

· What are Kodi Repositories?

A: Kodi repositories, Kodi repos in abbreviation, are containers like addon bundles that contain a set of featured addons. By installing a Kodi repository instead of individual Addons, the Addons are automatically updated when a new version is released. Kodi repositories come in the form of ZIP files or a source URL, and adding addons to Kodi is often based on the repo's installation.

· Can't understand the language of Kodi interface, or prefer another language instead of the default English?

A: Here you can learn how to change language in Kodi so that you can understand.

· I have some private media folders and add-ons that I don't want to be accessible by others, is there any way that I can encrypt Kodi?

A: Yes, here you can learn how to set a password for Kodi to protect your privacy.<

· What is the best maintenance addon on Kodi and how to install it?

A: Ares wizard is our highly recommended tool for Kodi maintenance, backup, tweaks. And it's perfectly working right now. Here you can learn how to install Ares Wizard for Kodi maintenance.

· My Kodi buffers a LOT during video playback, any fixes?

A: If there's nothing wrong with your network connection and bandwidth, and you're in no reason to be throttled by your Internet service provider, then Kodi buffering can very likely be boiled down to heavy cache. For smooth viewing enjoyment, learn how to clear Kodi cache in the simplest way, and this is also a possible fix to Failed to Install a Dependency Kodi issue.

· I received a message saying: “Couldn't retrieve directory information. This could be due to the network not being connected. Would you like to add it anyway?” when adding media source to Kodi, what gives?

A: The cause of that issue varies, here you can learn about some possible fixes for “Kodi unable to connect” error.

· Some of my Kodi addons are not working, how to remove them to free up my storage space?

A: The original repository or media source of installed addons will get blocked or shut down - happens all the time. To slim your Kodi, you should learn how to remove unnecessary and invalid addons.

· I once lost everything in my Kodi, don't want that happen again, any suggestion?

A: During the use of Kodi, we will inevitably run into a system crash or hardware failure and need to reinstall the system or Kodi. To avoid the loss of previously installed Kodi add-ons, customized settings and configuration, here's a great post for you to learn how to backup and restore Kodi.

· I've found a great addon on Github but I don't have its media source URL, how can I install it on Kodi from Github directly?

A: There's a practical addon called Git Browser that was developed for that, learn how to install Git Browser on Kodi.

· Suffering from playback issues like video buffering/stuttering, video can't play, video no sound, weird color display, etc. on Kodi default video player.

A: Find Kodi default media player somewhat unsatisfactory? Kodi can perfectly support almost any video player program as its external player, and adopting an external player for Kodi won’t lose the marks on videos like “watched”. Learn from this guide on how to adopt an external media player for Kodi.

· I've encountered an error message saying "Check the log for more information" and I have no idea what’s going on, what should I do?

A: That error occurs all the time when we use Kodi. Kodi log file can be used to analyze and find the problem for experienced users; and can also be uploaded to the Kodi official forum for help as required for general users, so as to facilitate those people or experts to locate specific error information and offer the most practical and accurate solution. On this page you’ll learn how to check Kodi error log file on any device.

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