How to Install FANime Addon on Kodi – Anime Addon for Kodi Nexus

FANime addon is a great anime addon compatible with Nexus, Matrix and Leia, on this page, you can learn from the step by step guide on how to install FANime addon on Kodi.

I'll demonstrate the installation on Kodi Nexus 20.2. This installation guide applies to all compatible devices including Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, Android & iOS, Mac, Android TV, Android Boxes, etc.

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Oswald Oswald | Updated on July 10, 2023

1. What Is FANime Kodi Addon

2. How to Install FANime Addon on Kodi

3. FANime Kodi Addon Not Working Fix

1. What Is FANime Kodi Addon

FANime Kodi addon

FANime is a great anime addon that has been working for a long time, after the release of Kodi 19, FANime has been updated to be Matrix compatible, making it one of the few anime addons on Kodi 19.

From intuitive and navigable categories, FANime offers free streams for latest released and popular anime, sourced from website. And when you find a favored title and click on it, there're usually multiple sources for you to select from.

FANime sections include Recent Releases, A to Z, Genres, New Seasons, Ongoing Series, Recently Added Series, Movies, Popular and Search.

FANime addon is from Stream Army Repository which is currently one of the best Kodi repositories for Kodi 20 and 19 as it offers many Nexus and Matrix compatible addons.

FANime addon uses pin system for time-limited access. Not a fan? Alternative addons can be found on our Best Kodi Addons list.

FANime has been on our Best Anime Addons for a long time and now definitely a must-have addon for Kodi 19 Matrix if you're into anime.

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    Addon Info

    Addon name: FANime

    Repo name: Stream Army Repo

    The latest working source URL:

    Media source naming: streamarmy

    Disclaimer: This guide is for educational purposes only and should only be used to stream movies and TV shows under the public domain. WonderFox is in no way collaborated, affiliated with or hosting any Kodi add-ons, repositories or builds. We do not endorse or advocate copyright infringement, the end-user should be responsible for any content accessed via the services or apps referenced on this post.

    2. Step-by-step Guide on How to Install FANime Addon on Kodi

    · For new users, install Kodi on your device to get started. Installation guide: Windows | Fire TV Stick | Android Phone | Android Box

    · Since Kodi prohibits the installation of third-party addon/repos by default for security issues, we need to set Kodi to allow installation from unknown sources to go on.

    · Update Kodi to the latest version to avoid potential issues. Update guide: Windows | Fire TV Stick

    · If you're using a VPN, please check your Kodi proxy settings to avoid network connection issues.

    Hit the cog icon

    Step 1. Launch Kodi. Hit the cog icon from the upper side of the left pane to enter System.

    Hit File manager

    Step 2. Hit File manager from System page.

    Double hit Add source

    Step 3. Double hit Add source from the left column.

    Hit None from the box in the middle

    Step 4. Click <None> from the box in the middle.

    Enter the path of media location

    Step 5. In the pop-up box, copy & paste or type in exactly to the media location box, and hit OK button from the lower-right side. Check for typos, and try replacing http with https, if you encounter Couldn't retrieve directory information.

    Name the media source streamarmy

    Step 6. Define a name for the media source we just added as streamarmy, in lowercase. Then hit OK underneath.

    Select Addons from the left panel

    Step 7. Then get back to the main menu. Click Addons from the left panel.

    Hit the box icon

    Step 8. Click the box icon from the upper side of the left pane.

    Select Install from zip file

    Step 9. Select Install from zip file. For first-time users, click Settings in the popup dialog to allow Kodi to install ZIP files from unknown sources, if you haven't done that already. On Kodi 19, click OK to close the pop-up warning dialog.

    Select the source streamarmy

    Step 10. Select the media source streamarmy we just added to Kodi.

    Select the .zip file within

    Step 11. Select the .zip file within. If you see failed to install addon from ZIP file, check your internet connection, reboot Kodi, and install again.

    Stream Army Repo Addon installed

    Step 12. Wait until you can see a message pops up on the upper-right side saying Stream Army Repo Addon installed. Please note that's just the installation of the repository, then it's time to add addon to Kodi from repository. Select Install from repository from the current screen.

    Select Stream Army Repo

    Step 13. Select Stream Army Repo. If you encounter "Could not connect to repository" error message, check out our troubleshooting.

    Select Video add-ons

    Step 14. Select Video add-ons.

    Select FANime

    Step 15. Locate and select FANime.

    Install Kodi FANime addon

    Step 16. Hit Install from the lower-right side to install FANime addon.

    Hit OK to install dependencies

    Step 17. Hit OK to allow installing additional dependencies when this dialog pops up. Try installing the required dependencies respectively if you see Failed to install a dependency.

    FANime addon installed

    Step 18. Wait till you can see the message FANime Addon installed pops up. That's it! You can now find your FANime addon from main menu > Addons. For the installed addon, we advise you to disable its auto-update feature and manually update it when needed, for safety concerns.


    At the time when there're lack of options in streaming Anime for free on the brand new Kodi, FANime is undoubtedly a worthy addon, appreciations to the dev! And we have tested FANime addon and it works lovely, so be sure to follow the tutorial and give it a try!

    If you have further questions or issues when installing or using FANime addon, feel free to reach me on Twitter | Facebook and I'll be glad to help. For addon support, follow Nemzzy on Twitter.

    FANime Not Working Fix

    • FANime No Stream Available/Streaming Buffering/Stream Pending after Loading but Won't Play

    The causes of no stream available and other streaming failed issue vary, most effective solutions include:

    1. Use the option in your device settings or maintenance addons like Open Wizard to clear Kodi cache.

    2. Reauthorize debrid services like Real-Debrid, Premiumize and All Debrid with the updated ResolveURL.

    3. Go to addon settings and switch Auto Play feature to Source Select.

    4. Stop using VPN with debrid services.

    5. Use a proxy to bypass ISPs blocking.

    • FANime Fails to Start/Launch

    That could be the addon stopped working, we'll put up an announcement from the top of the page, in that case, stay tuned to our updates. In addition, working addons will also fail to launch, try the following methods to sort that.

    1. Make sure the server and port number in your Kodi Internet access match the ones of your network. Check that especially if you're using a VPN. Learn more: Kodi Proxy Settings

    2. Try clearing Kodi app cache in your device settings or with maintenance tools like Open Wizard, reboot Kodi, and launch the addon again.

    • FANime Error Check the Log for More Information

    First try clearing Kodi app cache from your device settings, reboot Kodi, and try the previous behavior again and see if this issue still occurs. If so, learn how to check log file on Kodi and draw support from someone who can read it. Please note that don't seek assistance for third-party addons from official Kodi support channels.

    • FANime Links Fails to Play Requiring Stream Authorization

    If you're asked to authorize stream when trying to play a link, you can either:

    1. Use a static IP address to pair with the hoster site.

    2. Use a debrid service with Kodi and disable free hosters in addon settings.

    Learn more: Stream Authorizations on Kodi – Is it Safe? Several Ways to Deal with Them

    • FANime The Dependencies Could Not be Satisfied

    This issue results from python code discrepancy of addon's dependencies. In that case, you should use a compatible version of Kodi for the addon. As always, we only advise the use of the latest stable release version of Kodi and the latest version of continually-updated addons.

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