Chappa’ai is a fork of MetalliQ, an addon for Kodi that lets you search for content and organize your library independently of other addons. You can use Chappa’ai to browse movies, shows or music and it’ll let you choose the right addon to play them, it’s very convenient if you have several addons installed and you want to manage all your content on one place.
Chappa’ai is compatible with lots of popular addons and it supports Trakt.tv accounts to synchronize your content across devices. In this tutorial we’re going to install Chappa’ai on Kodi using the Blamo repository.
Installing Blamo source
Let’s start by adding the official source for Chappa’ai so we can download the repository using just Kodi.
Installing Blamo repository
The repository is responsible of installing and updating Chappa’ai when new versions become available.
Installing Chappa’ai addon on Kodi
Now that we’ve installed the repository it’s time to install Chappa’ai on Kodi.
Chappa’ai is now installed but it won’t find any sources by itself, instead it’ll use other addons installed on your system to find and play content.
Setting up Chappa’ai
In order to interact with other addons, Chappa’ai uses small scripts called players. When you first install Chappa’ai, it’ll search for other installed addons and activate their respective players. If you install addons after Chappa’ai you’ll need to re-scan for new players.
Playing content with Chappa’ai
It’s important to clarify that Chappa’ai will search for sources using the selected addon only. Searching for an item using all the addons at the same time would be very inefficient.
Adding items to Kodi’s Library using Chappa’ai
Use the menu to find the item you want to add to the library.
Pressing an item from the library will open the Selector Dialog where you can choose your preferred addon. You can set predefined players for specific items using the addon settings.
Patching addons with Chappa’ai
Some addons contain blocking code to prevent other addons from calling their functions. Chappa’ai can patch some of those addons to disable the blocking code.
Chappa’ai will search for addons containing block code and ask for your confirmation to patch. Enabling auto-patch will re-patch the addons after they’ve been updated.
To use subtitles with your videos please read our guide on How to enable subtitles on Kodi.