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Working April 2020: How to Install Gaia 5.6.0 on Kodi Leia & Krypton

Author by Oswald

Update on April 3, 2020

Gaia is an excellent choice for high-quality and buffering-free streams of movies & shows. Follow the detailed guide below, you’ll learn how to install the latest working Gaia addon on Kodi in April 2020.

I’ll demonstrate the installation on Windows PC, with Kodi Leia 18.6. This installation guide applies to Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, Android & IOS, Mac, Android TV, Android Boxes, etc. as well.

What is Gaia Kodi Addon?

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Gaia is an addon on Kodi that streams from LD to HDultra quality movies and shows. With Gaia, you can stream movies, shows, documentaries, and short films from a variety of sources, such as torrent, usenet, file hosters, and video streaming services.

Please note that, though Gaia is free and open-source, since Gaia is optimized for premium services such as Orion, Premiumize, OffCloud, RealDebrid, and EasyNews, similar to Seren, using Gaia isn't free.

How to Install the Latest Working Gaia Addon on Kodi

Add-on name: Gaia

Repo Name: Gaia Repository

The Latest Working Source URL: https://repo.gaiakodi.com/

Media source naming: gaia

Before starting,

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

· 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.

· You can click on any steps that you find hard to follow to show the demonstration snapshot.

Step 1. Launch Kodi. Click on the cog icon from the upper side of the left panel to enter System.

Click on cog icon

Step 2. Click on File manager from System page.

Click on File manager

Step 3. Double click on Add source from the left column.

Click on Add source

Step 4. Double click on <None> from the box in the middle.

Click on None from the box in the middle

Step 5. In the pop-up box, copy & paste or type in exactly https://repo.gaiakodi.com/ to the media location box, and hit OK button from the lower-right side.

Enter the path of media location

Step 6. Define a name for the media source we just added as gaia. Make sure all characters of the source name are lower-cases, or you might encounter a problem connecting to internet server later during installation. Then click OK underneath.

Enter the path of media location

Step 7. Then get back to the main menu. Click on Add-ons from the left panel.

Click on Add-ons from the left panel

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

Click on the box icon

Step 9. Click Install from zip file.

Click Install from zip file

Step 10. Click on the media source gaia we just added to Kodi.

Click on the source gaia

Step 11. Click on the repository.gaia.zip file within.

Click on the .zip file within

Step 12. Wait until you can see a message pops up on the upper-right side saying Gaia Repository Add-on installed. Then click Install from repository from the current page. · If you fail to install from repository and receive an error message “could not connect to repository”: Check if there’s any typo of the URL in step 5; check your network connection; and update your Kodi to the latest version to fix that issue.

Gaia Repository Add-on installed

Step 13. Please note that’s just the installation of repository, then it’s time to add addon to Kodi from repository. Select Gaia Repository.

Select Gaia Repository

Step 14. Click Video add-ons.

Click Video add-ons

Step 15. Click on Gaia.

Click on Gaia

Step 16. Click Install from the lower-right side to install Kodi Gaia addon.

Install Kodi Gaia addon

Step 17. Click on the latest version of Gaia: Version 5.6.0.

Click on Gaia Version 5.6.0

Step 18. Click OK to allow installing additional dependencies when this dialog pops up.

Click OK to install dependencies

Step 19. Wait till you can see the message Gaia Add-on installed pops up. That's it! You can now find you Gaia addon from main menu > Add-ons.

Additional Reading: Common 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.

· 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.

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