Hummingbird Kodi addon featured image

Hummingbird is an add-on for Kodi that allows you to watch anime, it features neatly organized menus, advanced search functionality and it supports watchlists from Kitsu, MyAnimeList, and AniList so you can keep track of alAl your favorite anime episodes. Hummingbird is currently in beta, so some errors are expected.

In this step-by-step guide we’re going to install Hummingbird on Kodi, let’s begin.

Allowing 3rd party add-ons on Kodi

If this is the first time you install add-ons on Kodi you’ll have to allow the installation of 3rd party add-ons.

1. Press the cog icon near the top left corner of the Home Screen to open the Settings menu. Open System menu on Kodi using the cog icon

2. Select System.
Kodi System Options on System Menu

3. Make sure the Add-ons tab is selected and enable Unknown sources and Show notifications.
Enable unknown sources and notifications on Kodi

Enabling Unknown sources will allow the installation of 3rd party add-ons that are not available in the official Kodi repository. Additionally, we recommend enabling Show notifications since most addons use them to display important information.

Let’s add a link to the official source of Hummingbird on Wilson Magic’ s GitHub page so we can download and install the repository zip file.

4. Go back to the Settings menu and select File Manager. Kodi File Manager on System menu

5. Press Add source.
adding source using file manager on kodi

6. Enter https://wilson-magic.github.io/repo/ on the top box and WilsonMagic on the bottom one. Press OK to add the source.
Hummingbird's official source on Wilson Magic repo

Installing Wilson Magic repository

The repository is responsible for downloading and updating the add-on, let’s use the new source to install the repository.

7. Go back to the Settings menu and select Add-ons.
Kodi Add-on Browser on System Menu

8. Press Install from zip file.
install kodi add-on from zip file

9. Select WilsonMagic.
Wilson Magic source on Kodi file explorer

10. Click on repository.wilson-magic-x.x.x.zip to download and install the repository.
Wilson Magic repository zip file

Installing Hummingbird Kodi add-on

Now that the repository is installed, let’s use it to download and install Hummingbird and its dependencies.

11. Select Install from repository.
Install add-on from repository on Kodi

12. Click on Wilson Magic’s Kodi Addon Repo.
Wilson Magic repository on Kodi

13. Press Video add-ons.
video add-ons category on Wilson Magic repo

14. Select Hummingbird.
Hummongbird add-on on Wilson Magic repository

15. Press the Install button.
install Hummingbird on Kodi

16. You’ll see a list of dependencies for Hummbingird, click OK to continue and wait while the installation is complete.
list of dependencies for Hummingbird

If the YouTube configuration wizard comes up just press No to use its default settings.

17. Go back to the Home Screen, highlight the Add-ons tab and select Hummingbird to open the addon.
Hummingbird Kodi add-on

18. Use the menu to find and watch anime.
main menu on Hummingbird Kodi add-on

You can use your Kitsu, Anilist, or MyAnimeList account to keep track of all your favorite anime episodes, go to Hummingbird’s main menu, select Settings > Accounts and log in with your account.

More info:

Watch Anime on Kodi with Hummingbird add-on
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