The Falcon Kodi add-on was created by an indie Kodi developer that goes by AJ. Its various menus allow you to find IPTV links as well as links to on-demand TV shows and movies. Additional areas of the add-on include Falcon’s sports section for finding live sports feeds and an area for content that caters to female tastes called “Her Place.”
Falcon is ambitious in scope, but we found a ton of bugs when we gave Falcon a spin. The biggest problem we noticed is that search doesn’t seem to work at all. Without a working search feature, this add-on is unlikely to catch on. However, if Falcon’s developer tightens up its code it could eventually evolve into a very popular add-on.
As you read through this short Falcon add-on guide, you’ll learn:
- How to download and install the Falcon Kodi add-on.
- How to use Falcon.
- How Falcon compares to other popular indie add-ons.
Before you can use the Falcon add-on, you’ll need to download and install the free, open source media player known as Kodi. Kodi is available on Mac, Windows, Android and many other platforms.
- Internet connection
- A Kodi compatible operating system
- The Kodi software (download link)
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- 1 Before we Proceed
- 2 How to Install Falcon on Kodi
- 3 Falcon walk-through
- 4 Falcon Pros and Cons
- 5 Summary
Before we Proceed
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How to Install Falcon on Kodi
To install Falcon, first jump over to http://ajbuilds.uk/repo/ and download the AJ repository installation file repository.aj.zip. Next, open the AJ repository file from inside of Kodi using the Install from zip file option. After Kodi installs the AJ repository for you, open it up via the Install from repository menu. You’ll find the Falcon add-on listed under Video add-ons.
Here’s a detailed, step-by-step view of everything you need to do to install Falcon for Kodi.
Step 1: Download the AJ repository
The AJ repository can be found at http://ajbuilds.uk/repo/. The file you need to download is repository.aj.zip.
Step 2: Install the AJ repository
Once you’ve downloaded the AJ repository installation zip, click Add-ons from Kodi’s main menu and then click the box icon.
Next, click Install from zip file and then navigate to wherever you downloaded the Smash zip file and select Open.
Step 3: Install Falcon
Click the box icon, but this time choose Install from repository. Then, scroll down and navigate to Ajs Repository → Video add-ons → Falcon → Install.
Falcon can look for movies, TV shows, streaming TV feeds, sports feeds and more. Here’s a quick overview of how to use its major features.
How to look for movies
As mentioned above, Falcon’s search feature is broken. However, you can still browse for movies and play movie streams by clicking the Project: Movies folder.
Like most video add-ons, Falcon links into a movie database called IMDb. If you click Top Rated, Top 1000 or any other IMDb menu, you’ll find a list of popular movies. If any of them catch your interest, click the one you want and Falcon will collect a batch of video links for you.
In addition to IMDb, Falcon also integrates with Bigstar. Bigstar is like IMDb, only it’s better for browsing because it has lots of cool movie genre lists. Click Bigstar Movies to browse mockumentary comedies, war films, film noir and more.
How to look for TV shows
For some reason, Falcon’s developer did not link to any IMDb TV shows lists. As a result, there’s no easy way to find the newest or most popular TV show episodes. Instead, you have to use Falcon’s genre menus to locate what you’re looking for.
Where to find soaps, workout videos & audio books
In addition to “chick flicks” and TV shows, Her Place also has audio books, workout videos and a list of relaxing ambient sounds called “Take 5.”
- Note: The audio books section didn’t work at all when we tried it out, but maybe future patches will fix the issue.
How to look for live sports games
If you click Falcon’s Falcon Sports menu, Kodi will prompt you to install the Falcon Sports add-on. We checked out a few of its links and we didn’t run into any broken ones.
Like Falcon Sports, Falcon Ultra IPTV is also a separate add-on that installs automatically. The first server has a collection of UK IPTV links and the second one is for US channels. The third server contains links to a variety of different international feeds.
Where to go to learn how to make builds
Falcon’s “Learning builds” folder contains a collection of YouTube videos that will show you how to do some basic things like make a menu bar, add background images and design a custom Kodi skin.
How to activate and deactivate stream sources
Every time you use a video add-on to search for content, resolvers kick into gear. Resolvers are like virtual spiders that “live” inside of add-ons. When you an indie Kodi add-on to look for content, they crawl out to the web and search through various video locker websites.
To adjust your sources in Falcon, click the options button on the left. Then click add-on settings and select URLResolver settings.
Note: If many of the links to movies and TV shows don’t work, your ISP could be to blame. Some ISPs place blocks on video locker sites. For example, if you live in the UK none of your Solar Movie resolvers will ever work without a VPN. You can use a VPN to avoid blocks that your ISP has placed on various sites around the web.
- How to Install a VPN on Kodi for Mac OS
- How to Install a VPN for Kodi on Windows
- How to Setup a VPN on Android TV Boxes
- How to Setup a VPN on Roku
- How to Setup a VPN on Nvidia Shield
- How to Setup a VPN on Apple TV
- How to Install a VPN on Google Chromecast
Falcon Pros and Cons
Rookie developer AJ went all out with Falcon. Like most video add-ons, Falcon can be used to gather links to TV shows and movies– and it can grab IPTV feeds and sports links, too.
The problem is, some very basic features are either missing or don’t work at all. Falcon lacks Trakt integration. Also, there’s no way to save favorites. Additionally, if you try to listen to an audio book or go into one of Falcon’s bug riddled main menus, you’ll run into errors.
- New and up-to-date sources
- On-demand movies
- Sports feeds
- “Her place” content area
- Search is broken
- No bookmark system / Trakt integration
- Some menus are broken (Eyasses, Streamz TV)
- No popular/recent TV show list
- Audiobooks section doesn’t work
New and up-to-date sources
Indie Kodi add-ons rely on hundreds of different video locker sites for content. Because Falcon is new, it has many new video lockers that older add-ons lack.
Even though Falcon’s movie search function is broken, you can still find and play movies by navigating through the content menus. In addition to IMDb’s popularity based lists, there are also genre lists you can use to find older or more obscure movies.
Falcon’s sports section looked good when we tested it out. The feeds were of good quality and all the links that we tried out were online.
In addition to on-demand content, Falcon also has a collection of IPTV links. There are separate IPTV servers setup for US, UK and international channels. If Falcon catches on, its IPTV links may break or become laggy. But for now, they all seem to work pretty well.
“Her place” content area
Very few Kodi add-ons have a special section for females, but Falcon does. “Her Place” contains links to soaps, exercise videos, relaxing sounds and more.
Search is broken
Falcon’s major downside is that it doesn’t have a working search feature. The only way to find content is by browsing through Falcon’s various menus.
No bookmark system / Trakt integration
Because there’s no way to save your favorite shows, you have to browse through Falcon’s menus every single time you want to watch something.
Falcon’s Streamz TV folder doesn’t work, nor does its audio books section.
No popular/recent TV show list
Falcon’s movies section links into IMDb, but its TV shows section does not. As a result, there’s no way to look up recent or trending TV shows.
Audiobooks section is broken
The “Her Place” menu contains a section for audiobooks, but it didn’t work at all when we tried it out.
Hopefully, Falcon will improve as time goes on. But for Falcon to get better, Falcon developer AJ needs to commit to fixing bugs and pushing out regular patches and updates. Aside from Falcon, there aren’t many other add-ons in the AJ repository.
Hopefully, AJ will choose to focus in on Falcon, fix its problems and take it to the next level. The most pressing issue for Falcon is the lack of a working search feature. And even though Falcon’s menu is organized pretty well overall, it does contain several broken links.
Even though this add-on needs work, it’s still worth downloading– especially if you’re a sports fan. The sports channel feeds we tried out were quite good. Also, Falcon’s IPTV links were solid as well.
Most add-on makers attempt to specialize in one particular area, but Falcon wants to be a one-stop hub for IPTV, sports and on-demand content. We’ll continue to follow Falcon to see what comes of it.
7 more add-ons to try
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- No-Name. No-Name is a brand add-on from C0LDFIRE. C0LDFIRE was one of Exodus’s major contributors, and his latest project offers hand-picked content lists, IMDb generated lists, live TV feeds and more.
- Streamhub. Streamhub is one of the very best add-ons for IPTV. It has Mobdro feeds and IPTV links from freetVIP, IPTV4sat, IPTVfilmover, IPTVsatlinks, Panda TV, SourceTV, MamaHD, Shadownet, Ustreamix and more.
- Covenant. Many of the indie add-on community’s best minds joined forces to help create Covenant. Before the recent re-brand, Covenant was known as Exodus. Before that, it was called Genesis.
- Gurzil. Gurzil is very similar to Covenant and is maintained by a popular add-on maker known as Smash. We’re watching this add-on to see if Smash will add new features to it and make it his own.
- Enigma. Enigma Entertainment is a brand new add-on that we found out about just a few weeks ago. Even though this add-on is rough around the edges, its helpful and friendly developers already have a very strong following on Facebook.
- Duckpool. Duckpool is an on-demand video add-on with a weird name and goofy looking logo– but it’s actually quite good. Duckpool’s source code was derived from a classic Kodi add-on iStream. Duckpool is unique because it has a built-in system for saving favorites and a search history feature.
- Wolfpack. If you like cult movies and little-known but good TV shows, check out Wolfpack. This add-on is not very organized, but it contains lots of links to hard-to-find movies and shows.