The Goodfellas 2.0 Kodi addon provides a very extensive library for those who need a good live streaming option, especially for live sports. Goodfellas rivals some of the other big names among the IPTV crowd, including cCloud TV and Sanctuary. The biggest benefit, and possibly one that will draw many users in, is how easy to use this program actually is. We’ll get more into the details at the bottom, however. First, we’ll show you how to install the Goodfellas addon for Kodi.
If you’re already familiar with installing add-ons on Kodi using repositories, just scroll down to step 3 for the link. Otherwise, follow this guide step-by-step to make sure you have everything you need. Similarly, you can find more live TV streaming add-ons on our other live TV add-ons guide.
Update June 21, 2017: The Goodfellas repository and addon have returned! You may also click here to check out our IPTV addons article for alternatives.
Before We Proceed
Goodfellas IPTV is a great addition to your Kodi streaming library. However, some Kodi streamers have received copyright notifications from their ISPs. Although this does not happen on every occasion, it can happen to anyone and does occur in several different countries.
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How to Install Goodfellas 2.0 Kodi Addon
To get Goodfellas 2.0 on Kodi version 17 “Krypton”, complete the following steps:
1. Click on the GEAR SYMBOL to get to your settings menu
2. Click on File manager
3. Click on Add source. Click on the empty box. In the empty box, paste the following link exactly: http://www.goodfellasteam.com/Repository/
4. Select “Done”. It will then prompt you to give the media source a name. You can name it anything, but the best option is to name it Goodfellas. Select OK to move on
5. Return to the home screen
6. Click on Add-ons and then My Addons. You will see the following screen:
7. Click on the ellipses “…” at the top. You will see the following screen:
8. Click on Install from zip file
9. Click on Goodfellas
10. Click on the repository folder, then click on the repository.goodfellas.zip file
11. You will receive a message that your add-on is enabled
12. Return to the previous page and go to Install from repository
13. Select Goodfellas 2.0
14. Click on Video Addons
15. Click on Goodfellas and then click on Install
You will now find Goodfellas 2.0 in your Add-ons section from the home screen.
Limitations and Benefits of Goodfellas
As we stated in the intro, Goodfellas is an easy competition for some of the other, popular live TV streaming Kodi add-ons. This relates to more than just the large number of television and movie streaming options. The add-on is also extremely easy to use. It may not have the extensively useful TV guide like what you’ll find with other services, but ultimately it doesn’t need it.
Just look at the interface:
The simple list breaks down the categories with a lot of options. Some of the categories are actually a bit too specific. That includes the “Vaping” section (composed of videos about vaping). Nevertheless, the channel line-up is extremely large. It includes the most popular US-based cable channels (SyFy, HGTV, ESPN, HBO, etc.) as well as the most popular UK television stations (Sky, Sky movie channels, BBC stations).
The primary limitation for Goodfellas is that channels will occasionally stop working, seemingly for no reason. You may also need to install additional add-ons to access some of the channels. That said, the channel organization is extremely impressive on Goodfellas. The original Goodfellas addon was ditched favor of version 2.0 a few months ago. Version 2.0 really upped the ante, making Goodfellas a much better competition for some of the other high-quality IPTV addons available for Kodi.
When you really dig into Goodfellas, you’ll find that the addon has more to offer than you might find with almost all other addons. That includes a rather healthy offering for on-demand TV shows and Movies. On this end, Goodfellas actually borrows directly from some other popular Kodi addons like Specto and Primewire.
We did run into some issues trying to get some of these to load, however. For example, under the “TV Shows” option, we tried to load the “TV Shows” subfolder, only to get an error message. The 25/7 TV Shows subfolder loaded, and we were able to see some options there, but that one also resulted in error messages when we tried to load any of the videos.
Alongside the many options in Goodfellas are some channels that you likely aren’t going to find on any other addon. Goodfellas tosses web cam aficionados a bone with a “Web Cams” section. And no, this is not the type of web cams you’re thinking about. These are CCTV-style web cams from across the world, showing street corners, bars, weather evnts, islands, and almost any random thing you can think of. These are literally publicaly available web cams that whet the appetite for those that like to just see what’s going on in different places of the world. We loaded one up titled Intersection (HAVE NO CLUE WHERE) and that’s exactly what we got. We did note a Russian flag in the live stream next to a flag we couldn’t recognize, however.
There are other interesting streaming options you’re likely not going to find anywhere else as well. There’s even an “Arts/Crafts” section. Overall, much of what Goodfellas 2.0 offers really helps the image of both the addon and Kodi in general. In a world where Kodi is consistently getting pinned for having non-functioning addons and addons that may be of some legally-questionable merit, Goodfellas 2.0 helps provide a proof-of-concept that Kodi addons can provide a very valuable user experience to just about anyone looking for some interesting and legal streaming diversions.