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How to Install Hummingbird Addon on Kodi – New Best Anime Addon

Author by Oswald

Updated on July 12, 2023

The long dead Masterani addon now has a decent alternative, meaning anime buffs that use Kodi media player will have a wonderful solution in watching subbed & dubbed anime again. The new Hummingbird addon is here, created by the Wilson Magic, and it has been well-accepted as one of the best anime addons. On this post, I'll step by step show you how to install Hummingbird addon on Kodi.

I'll demonstrate the installation on Kodi Leia 18.9, this installation guide applies to all compatible devices including Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, Android & iOS, Mac, Android TV, Android Boxes, etc.

Part 1. What Is Hummingbird Kodi Addon?

Hummingbird Kodi AddonHummingbird Kodi Addon

Hummingbird is a fairly new anime addon developed by WilsonMagic, as a replacement to the shut-down Masterani Redux addon. Hummingbird already functions quite lovely though still in early beta. Hummingbird is now integrated with constant growing multi-scrapers for offering abundant anime sources; viewing lists scrobbled from anime watchlist websites; and a handful of dubs. Hummingbird addon supports to explore anime via: Trending, Currently Airing, Upcoming, Most Popular, Highest Rated, By Season, Genres, Years, Subtypes, Seasons and Ratings.

Given the great performance of Hummingbird in streaming anime, we've put it on our Best Kodi Anime addons list.

Hummingbird works best with account of watchlist websites: Kitsu, MyAnimeList, and AniList; and fan art provider FanartTV.

The new Hummingbird addon is currently housed in the same old repository as Masterani addon. Additionally, if you're a Kodi bae repository user, you've find Hummingbird addon stored within as well.

Addon Info

Addon name: Hummingbird

Repo name: Wilson Magic's Kodi Addon Repo

The latest working source URL:

Media source naming: wilson-magic

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Disclaimer: This guide is for educational purposes only and should only be used to stream movies or 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.

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

· 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

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

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

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

Hit the cog icon

Step 2. Hit File manager from System page.

Hit File manager

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

Double hit Add source

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

Hit None from the box in the middle

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.

Enter the path of media location

Step 6. Define a name for the media source we just added as wilson-magic. 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 hit OK underneath.

Name the media source wilson-magic

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

Select Add-ons from the left panel

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

Hit the box icon

Step 9. Select Install from zip file.

Select Install from zip file

Step 10. Select the media source wilson-magic we just added to Kodi.

Select the source wilson-magic

Step 11. Select the .zip file within.

Select the .zip file within

Step 12. Wait until you can see a message pops up on the upper-right side saying Wilson Magic's Kodi Addon Repo Add-on 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 page.

Wilson Magic's Kodi Addon Repo Add-on installed

Step 13. Select Wilson Magic's Kodi Addon Repo.

Select Wilson Magic's Kodi Addon Repo

Step 14. Select Video add-ons.

Select Video add-ons

Step 15. Select Hummingbird.

Select Hummingbird

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

Install Kodi Hummingbird addon

Step 17. Hit OK to allow installing additional dependencies when this dialog pops up. Select No if a setup-wizard message pops up.

Hit OK to install dependencies

Step 18. Wait till you can see the message Hummingbird Add-on installed pops up. That's it! You can now find you Hummingbird addon from main menu > Add-ons.

Hummingbird addon installed


At the time that there aren't many solutions in watching anime on Kodi, Hummingbird came as a godsend that totally bails us out. I'm glad that I've found it. If you have further questions or better ideas on installing or using Hummingbird addon, feel free to reach me on Twitter: @oswald97304685.

For update info and technical issues on Hummingbird addon, you can consult the dev Magic Wilson on Github.

Have a good one.

Hummingbird Not Working Fix

• Hummingbird 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 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.

• Hummingbird 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.

• Hummingbird 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.

• Hummingbird 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

• Hummingbird 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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