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OpenMeta is an add-on for Kodi that allows you to find movies and TV shows. It doesn’t search for sources itself, instead, it lets you choose the add-on to play the content, removing the need to navigate through several menus on different add-ons. In other words, it’s a very convenient centralized menu for all your installed add-ons.

Important: OpenMeta is deprecated. We recommend using TheMovieDb Helper, an addon that combines the features of OpenMeta and OpenInfo. Please read How to install TheMovieDb Helper on Kodi for more info.

In this tutorial, we’re going to install OpenMeta on Kodi using its official source, the Addons4Kodi repository.

Adding the Addons4Kodi source

Let’s start by adding a link to the OpenMeta’s official source on addons4Kodi’s server, this will allow us to download the repository zip file directly from Kodi.

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

2. Select File Manager. Kodi File Manager on System menu

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

4. Type on the top box and addons4kodi on the bottom one. Press OK to continue.OpenMeta's Addon4Kodi source

Install Addons4Kodi repository

The repository is responsible for installing and updating OpenMeta.

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

6. Tap on Install from zip file. install kodi add-on from zip file

If this is your first time installing add-ons on Kodi, you’ll see an “unknown sources disabled” notification, press the Settings button and enable Unknown sources and also Show notifications.

7. Now select addons4kodi. addons4kodi source on Kodi's file explorer

8. Click on to download and install the repository. install addons4kodi repo on Kodi

Install OpenMeta add-on

Now it’s time to install the add-on itself.

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

10. Tap on Addons4Kodi Repository. Addons4Kodi repository on Kodi

11. Select Video add-ons. video add-ons category on addons4kodi repository

12. Now select OpenMeta. OpenMeta Kodi add-on on addons4kodi repository

13. Press the Install button. Install OpenMeta Kodi add-on

14. You’ll see a list of dependencies that’ll be installed with the add-on. Press OK and wait a couple of seconds for the process to finish.list of dependencies for OpenMeta

Now that OpenMeta is installed on Kodi you’ll need a couple of add-ons to find sources and play the content. We installed some of our favorite add-ons, if you need help installing add-ons please check our guides on Venom, Scrubs V2, Seren, Exodus Redux or Elementum, take a moment to install a couple of those. If you already installed your favorite add-ons keep reading.

Setting up OpenMeta Players

OpenMeta uses small pieces of code called players to interact with other add-ons. You only need to do this once after installing OpenMeta to allow it to recognize all your installed add-ons.

15. Go back to the Home Screen, there’s a shortcut to OpenMeta on the Add-ons tab. Click on it to open the add-on. OpenMeta Kodi add-on

16. Select Settings from OpenMeta’s main menu.OpenMeta's main menu

17. Make sure the General tab is selected and check that Players URL is set to the current URL ( Select Total setup… Setting up OpenMeta players

18. Press Yes to update the players. update OpenMeta players

If you install new add-ons after installing OpenMeta you’ll have to run the Total setup again to allow it to install their corresponding players.

Playing content with OpenMeta

We installed and configured OpenMeta, it’s time to play some content. Use the menu to find a movie or TV show, once you’ve made your selection you’ll see a dialog that lets you select an add-on to play the content.

19. OpenMeta’s add-on selection dialog. selecting add-ons to play content with OpenMeta

[Optional] Setup Trakt with OpenMeta

OpenMeta can integrate with your account so you can get access to all your lists and collections.

I. Press Settings on OpenMeta’s main menu. OpenMeta's main menu

II. Select the Trakt tab and click on Authenticate Trakt… Authenticating account with OpenMeta

III. Copy the authentication code. Trakt authentication code for OpenMeta

IV. Using a web browser go to and enter the authentication code. (You must be logged in to with your account).activate kodi addon on

V. Press Yes to allow OpenMeta to use your Trakt account. authorize trakt with OpenMeta

VI. Use My Trakt on OpenMeta’s main menu to access your lists and collection. Use OpenMeta to access yout account

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How to install OpenMeta on Kodi 18 Leia
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  • 9 months ago

    I tried to install it, when i install the zip and the respiratory, when i open up the 4kodi respiratory and click install , It does not give me run option also no video add ons folder too!!! Why?!! Would you please help me ?! Thanks