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How to Install InputStream Adaptive on Kodi Matrix and Leia

Author by Oswald

Last Updated on Aug 16, 2021

This post shows you how to install available InputStream Adaptive addon on Kodi in 2021. We recommend users to opt, and will always demonstrate with, the official sources to install InputStream Adaptive to avoid potential risks.

About InputStream Adaptive

InputStream Adaptive (inputstream.adaptive) is a binary kodi addon that acts as a demuxer for segmented, multi-bitrate internet streams. On Kodi, InputStream Adaptive serves as a client for adaptive streams and can even play DRM content using an external library. It is an essential component for many popular video addons including Hummingbird, Netflix, YouTube, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video and SGK Live-Portal.

Average users that follows various best Kodi addons posts to install addons don't need to separately install InputStream Adaptive since it comes with the installation of many popular addons, it is automatically installed alongside the addon's installation and used as a dependency.

However, former version of InputStream Adaptive can be malfunctioning on current Kodi version, and users may find InputStream Adaptive not available or missing from Kodi while in use. To solve this, in the following, I'll step by step show you how to install the latest working InputStream Adaptive 2.16.7 on Kodi 18.

Keep your Kodi up-to-date and use the stable version to make sure everything up and running, this installation guide is demonstrated with the latest stable release Kodi 18.9, and applies to Kodi Leia and Matrix.

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How to Install Available InputStream Adaptive on Kodi

Step 1. If you have earlier version of InputStream Adaptive installed on Kodi already, we have to update it to the latest version with deleting and reinstalling from official Kodi binary repository.

Updating it from its settings panel might not work, and updating from third-party sources is a risky move.

Then aunch Kodi > click on the magnifying glass on the upper-left side of main menu > click Search add-ons and search for InputStream Adaptive > Uninstall InputStream Adaptive. (For Kodi beginners, learn how to uninstall Kodi addons.)

If you're looking for InputStream Adaptive source file download to install it from ZIP file, here's the Github link:

Delete existed InputStream Adaptive

Step 2. Get back to the main menu. Click Add-ons from the left panel.

Click Add-ons

Step 3. Click the box icon from the upper side of the left panel.

Click the box icon

Step 4. Click Install from repository.

Click Install from repository

Step 5. Locate and click on Kodi Add-on repository.

Click Kodi Add-on repository

Step 6. Scroll down and click on VideoPlayer InputStream. If you're using the latest Kodi version as I am, you'll see InputSteam Adaptive version 2.6.17 and RTMP Input version 3.4.0 within.

The latest version number of InputStream Adaptive may vary as different device you run Kodi on, just make sure you're using the latest official stable release version of Kodi.

Click on VideoPlayer InputStream

Step 7. Click on InputSteam Adaptive.

Click InputSteam Adaptive

Step 8. From InputSteam Adaptive settings panel, click Install button from the lower-right side. Allow to install dependencies if prompted, wait until you can see a message pops up on the upper-right side saying InputStream Adaptive addon installed.

For full functionality of VideoPlayer InputStream addon, both InputStream Adaptive addon and RTMP Input are needed. Repeat the installation to install RTMP Input addon as well.

InputStream Adaptive addon installed


I hope you can benefit from this guide and successfully install available InputStream Adaptive on Kodi. This post will keep updating to provide you the latest InputStream Adaptive installation guide, if you have better ideas or further issues on InputStream Adaptive or VideoPlayer InputStream addon, feel free to reach me on Twitter by clicking on my name from the top of the page.

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