It’s not uncommon for popular Kodi addons to get sent to the graveyard. However, what is uncommon is for them to get reborn in a new and better way. This is the case with the Genesis Reborn Kodi addon, a once-popular addon for TV and movie streaming that many thought was gone for good. However, Genesis Reborn is, as the name suggests, the “rebirth” of an older Kodi addon named Genesis. Genesis Reborn offers a significant amount of TV and movie streaming options for Kodi users, providing a unique amount of streaming options.
Here we’ve provided readers with the best methods for how to install the Genesis Reborn Kodi addon. We also provide a detailed overview of this addon’s sections and features to help you understand what you’ll find in the most recent version of this addon.
Note: If you were using the original version of Genesis Reborn (released in March 2017), we recommend updating to the newest version found in the Jesusbox Repository.
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How to Install Genesis Reborn Kodi Addon
As of this time of writing, Genesis Reborn can be found in several super-repositories and can be downloaded directly through the zip file, located on Github. Given the somewhat chaotic and unpredictable nature of Kodi addon repositories in recent months, you’ll find several different installation methods listed below.
The best method, through the Jesusbox repository, contains the most updated version of this addon (based on our last time checking versions, July 10, 2017). The other methods include earlier versions which may or may not work. Should you find that none of these methods work for you, please let us know. We’ll investigate the issue and attempt to find a solution if one exists.
Best Method: Jesusbox Repository
Jesus Box is the key site behind the Genesis Reborn addon, which is why you’re more likely to find the newest version of this addon in their repository.
To install the Genesis Reborn Kodi addon using the Jesusbox repo, do the following:
- Open Kodi, and then click on the Settings Gear Symbol (top left)
- Go to File manager
- Select Add source
- Click on <none> and enter the following web address exactly as written here: http://jesusboxrepo.xyz/repo/
- Give the repository link a name at the bottom (such as Jesus Box)
- Go back to your Kodi home screen, and then click on Addons
- Click on the Package Symbol at the top left
- Select Install from zip
- On the first screen, find your Jesus Box website connection and click on it
- Click on the zip file for Jesus Box to install the repository
- Head back to the screen where you found Install from zip and then click on Install from repository
- Locate the Jesusbox Repository and click on it
- Select Video addons
- Locate and click on Genesis Reborn and then click on Install
- You will receive a successful installation message on the top right when the addon is finished installing. It will be located with the rest of your video addons
Backup Method #1: Kodil (Kodisrael) Repository
The Kodil repository is what we refer to as a “super repository,” as it houses a large number of addons from different developers.
To install Genesis Reborn through Kodil, do the following:
- From your Kodi home screen, click on the Settings Gear Symbol (top left)
- Click on File manager
- Select Add source
- Click on <none> and enter the following web address: http://kdil.co/repo/ (make sure to enter this exactly as written, or your connection to the site through Kodi will not work)
- At the bottom, give the repository a name, if one has not already appeared (such as Kdil or Kodil)
- Return to your Kodi home screen, and then click on Addons
- Select the Package Symbol at the top left
- Click on Install from zip
- On the first screen, find your Kdil (or Kodil) website connection and click on it
- Click on Kodil.zip to install the Kodil repository
- Return to the screen where you found Install from zip and then click on Install from repository
- Locate your .www.Kodisrael.co.il Repository and click on it
- Select Video addons
- Locate and click on Genesis Reborn and then click on Install
- You will receive a successful installation message on the top right when the addon is finished installing. It will be located with the rest of your video addons.
Method #2: Direct zip file download
Using a direct zip file download method will ensure that you can still get the addon, even if the repositories housing it have gone down. However, note that when you install the zip file directly, you may be missing the needed dependencies that also come with the addon and are often installed alongside that addon through the repositories. We’ll explain a bit more about this issue later.
To install Genesis Reborn through a direct ZIP download, do the following:
- Go to the following web address https://github.com/kodil/kodil/tree/master/repo/plugin.video.genesisreborn
- Click on the latest version of the Genesis Reborn zip file
- On the next screen, click on Download
- Open Kodi, and then go to Addons
- Click on the Package Symbol
- Click on Install from zip
- Locate your saved Genesis Reborn zip file in your downloads folder and click on it to install.
- You will get a successful installation message on the top right of your screen. After seeing the message, you’ll find Genesis Reborn with the rest of your Kodi video addons.
Genesis Reborn Kodi Addon: Features Walkthrough
When you first load up the Genesis Reborn addon, you’ll find a fairly simple but long list of menu options. You should see all of the following (unless Genesis has been updated):
- Genesis Reborn Movies
- Genesis Reborn TV Shows
- My Genesis Reborn Movies
- My Genesis Reborn TV Shows
- Genesis Reborn New Movies
- Genesis Reborn New TV Shows
- Genesis Reborn Channels
- Genesis Reborn Tools
- Genesis Reborn Search Menu
Genesis Reborn works using the same basic method that you’ll find on other TV and movie addons of its type. The addon works by using an autoresolver to scrape the web, looking for content streamers that provide the specific TV or movie show listed. If it finds a match, it will list it.
After Genesis Reborn finds all available sites hosting the stream, it will give you a list and allow you to choose which site you want to use for your stream. Streams are shown with either an “HD” next to them for options with high definition, or simply give the streaming source name when that source only gives the stream in standard definition.
Below, we give a brief overview of what benefits users might find from each section.
Genesis Reborn Movies
Those using Genesis Reborn for movies will be pleased with how many options exist under the Movies section. Users can look for movies based on genre, year, actor or actress names and more. The movies section also includes more individualized sections for new, trending, and top-rated films.
Genesis Reborn TV Shows
The TV Shows section for Genesis Reborn is well-developed and carefully laid out to make finding new and interesting TV shows easier for users. As with the Movies section, users can browse through the sections for genres, featured shows, and popular shows. Anyone turning to Genesis Reborn for TV content will also find a useful calendar that can be used to search for new content, as well as a section for shows that are airing today.
The TV Shows section also includes a TV Guide option, which is only partially different than the calendar. You’ll find a listing of current shows here, but not too dissimilar from what you’ll find in the calendar and “On TV Today” sections. Use the TV Guide for more specific information on episode numbers and which shows airing right now.
My Genesis Reborn TV Shows and Movies
The “My Genesis Reborn” sections for TV shows and movies is where you’ll find your listing of shows you’ve added to your Trakt.tv account lists or IMDb lists. You cannot use either of these two sections without first linking either your Trakt.tv or IMDb accounts to your Genesis Reborn addon. You can add these integrations in the addon settings by going to Tools > Accounts from the main menu in the addon.
Genesis Reborn New Movies
Movies released in the current and previous year are located in the New Movies section. The cutoff time for movies listed here is specifically movies from the previous year. If you are looking for movies prior to that year, you’ll need to search through the regular movie section.
For example, you’ll find 2017 and 2016 movies if you’re looking through New Movies section anytime during the 2017 calendar year but will not find any films from 2015 or earlier.
Genesis Reborn New TV Shows
New shows (those airing for the first time) are listed in the New TV Shows section. You can find all currently available episodes through here. The New Shows section has a similar cutoff method used in the New Movies section, although you will not find dates listed next to most shows found here.
Genesis Reborn Channels
If you’re looking for live-streaming movies, you’ll find a small selection of options in the Genesis Reborn Channels section. Here, Genesis Reborn lists a handful of movie channels that only stream movies. You’ll find a few genre-specific channels, although most given here are simply generic movie streaming options with no particular thematic focus.
Genesis Reborn Tools
If you need to personalize your Genesis Reborn addon and adjust the settings, using the Tools section will make things a bit faster. The tools section is split into five areas: General, Accounts, Playback, Subtitles, and Providers.
The “General” section is the location for more cosmetic and user-experience-related settings, such as appearance, timeout options, and fanart settings.
The “Accounts” section is where you’ll go to add in your account integrations, such as for Trakt.tv and IMDb. You can also connect a Fanart.tv account and some debrid services.
The “Playback” settings provide you the option to adjust how your video plays back, including the option to adjust what video quality options you receive. You can also disallow providers with Captchas here, which is a huge boon to speed up the process for finding working streams.
Both the “Subtitles” and “Providers” settings are fairly self-explanatory. In these sections, you can adjust which subtitles you receive and in what language, and can select which websites your Genesis Reborn addon will scrape from for content.
Instead of using one integrated search tool, Genesis Reborn gives you the option to search for movies and TV shows separately. This helps prevent receiving too many options to sift through with one search term.
Genesis Reborn Dependencies Missing
If you installed Genesis Reborn through just the zip file, you may be getting a message about missing dependencies. Many Kodi addons utilize different dependencies to stream content. Quite often, the needed dependencies are located in the repositories where those addons are located.
However, if you installed the addon plugin directly through a zip file download, you may not have installed some of the dependencies that the addon needs to work effectively. To get the most out of your addons, try to opt for a repository download first. If you downloaded Genesis Reborn through zip directly, go back and install it through a working repository. You may find some of your errors have cleared up after doing so.
Genesis Reborn Alternatives
Is Genesis Reborn not quite what you expected or hoped? You might find some benefit in using a few popular and functioning Genesis Reborn alternatives.
Consider the following options:
The Elysium Kodi addon is a high-quality movie and TV streaming plugin. You’ll find a similar format and function on Elysium, which is not surprising. Elysium, which was once known as Zen, is based on the same architecture as the original Genesis addon. Elysium works well, with a quality scraper and good configuration settings.
We’ve found for more working Kodi addons for movies and TV beyond just Elysium and Genesis Reborn. Click here to check out our longer guide on the Best Kodi Addons for Movies. We update this larger compendium of working addons regularly, so make sure to bookmark the page and check for recent updates.