In this article, we’re going to be taking an in-depth look at a growing Kodi repository: Smash. The Smash repo is a relatively small collection of addons right now, but we feel that it could possibly become larger and more important as time goes on.
The Smash repo is one of several repositories that has appeared on the scene to fill the void left by the demise of the huge repository known as TVAddons. The satellite TV provider Dish Network sued TVAddons in June, and the TVAddons site and its social media properties went dark shortly thereafter.
Many popular addons that TVAddons used to host are now available via Smash. You can get Exodus, SALTS, 1Channel and more via this small but growing repository. Read on for up-to-date Smash repo installation instructions.
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- 1 Before we Proceed
- 2 Installing the Smash repository
- 3 Who is Smash?
- 4 A one man operation
- 5 Video addons available via Smash
- 5.1 Smash repo video addon #1: 1Channel
- 5.2 Smash repo video addon #2: Alluc
- 5.3 Smash repo video addon #3: Exodus
- 5.4 Smash repo video addon #4: IceFilms
- 5.5 Smash repo video addon #5: Stream All the Sources (SALTS)
- 6 Other good repos to get
Installing the Smash repository
Here’s how to install the Smash repo in 3 easy steps.
Step #1: Download the zip
Go to http://mediarepos.net/kodistuff/ and download -Smash Repo.zip to your computer.
Step #2: Install the zip
Open up Kodi and click the addons menu on the side of the screen. Then, click the box icon.
Next, click install from zip file. Navigate to wherever you saved -Smash Repo.zip, select the file and then click ok.
Step #3: Install some addons
After the Smash repo installation is complete, click install from repository and then choose smash repository repository to browse its collection of addons.
Note: This repo’s best addons are located in the video addons folder.
Who is Smash?
The administrator of the Smash repository goes by the name “SMASHTheGamingCanuck” online, and his Twitter handle is @xsmashx88x.
Smash often provides technical support and takes requests via Twitter.
A one man operation
From the looks of things, the Smash repository seems to be a one man operation. Repositories that are run by a lone developer don’t have as many resources compared to repositories that are run by large groups. As a result, they are more likely to vanish overnight.
For example, the small repository known as Simply Caz seemed to be on the verge of a big expansion in June when the Simply Caz admin Caz Wallace added Exodus and some other popular addons to its catalog. However, Wallace ran into problems with his host and abruptly left the Kodi community on the 19th of June.
But the good thing about smaller repositories is that they don’t attract as much attention compared to large ones that receive hundreds of thousands of hits per day. So, small repos are less likely to be targeted by corporate lawyers.
Only time will tell if the Smash repository will last. However, one thing is certain: it does contain a pretty good mix of video addons. Here are some short reviews of a few different addons that you can download via the Smash repo.
Video addons available via Smash
The Smash repository currently contains: 1Channel, Alluc, Exodus, f4mTester, Icefilms, SportsAccess, SportsDevil, Stream All the Sources, The Royal We, ToonMania, YouMusic, YouTube and several different adult addons.
Smash repo video addon #1: 1Channel
1Channel used to be called PrimeWire, back before it was acquired and rebranded by TVAddons. 1Channel is a simple but effective video addon. Its text based interface is uncluttered and straightforward.
The most notable thing about 1Channel is its advanced search feature. Via advanced search, you can search multiple different fields simultaneously.
Here is what 1Channel’s main menu looks like:
As mentioned above, 1Channel’s search functionality is one of its main attractions. Most video addons only allow you to search by title. However, 1Channel’s advanced search window allows you to search by title, tag, actor, director, country, genre, month, year or decade.
Aside from advanced search, 1Channel’s other unique feature is its playlists menu. Via the playlists menu, you can find interesting themed playlists like “2015’s Quirkiest Indie films,” “Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic Movies,” “James Horner Flicks” and others.
However, the playlists we tried to open don’t appear to work anymore. One possible reason why they won’t load could be that the playlists were hosted on TVAddons. Now that TVAddons is gone, you can see the names of the playlists but they won’t actually populate if you try to pull them up.
1Channel in a nutshell
1Channel is a good basic video addon for Kodi beginners. It has a simple set of menus and a useful search feature. Unfortunately, most of the playlists that 1Channel links to no longer work. But aside from that, it’s a pretty solid addon overall.
Smash repo video addon #2: Alluc
Alluc is a unique video addon that links up to the external website of the same name. You have to sign up for an Alluc account to use the addon, but signup is free. Both the Alluc website and the addon provide effective ways to search for TV shows and movies.
Like Bubbles, Alluc features a user-friendly setup wizard. The wizard walks you through getting Alluc up and running the first time you open it.
Via the wizard you can activate advanced mode, choose a language filter and setup TraktTV. You also have to hop over to http://www.alluc.ee/ and create an account.
The Alluc website
The Alluc website is a search engine for streams and downloads. The site is interesting because in addition to streaming websites, you can also search public Google Drive accounts for content. You don’t have to download the Google Drive content to watch it, though, because you can stream it directly from the site.
Once you get an Alluc account, you can proceed to the main menu screen. The main menu button titled “Quick Search” allows you to search Google Drive for content. However, the other menus connect you to ordinary streams. There’s also an internal bookmarking system, but it didn’t work when we tried it out.
Alluc in a nutshell
Even though it’s free to signup for an Alluc website account, the fact that you have to jump away from Kodi to setup this addon is slightly annoying. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the selection of content that we found on the Alluc site. However, the fact that is bookmarking system doesn’t work is a negative. You can still bookmark content with Trakt, though.
Smash repo video addon #3: Exodus
Before TVAddons shut down, Exodus was the most popular video addon for Kodi. The version of Exodus contained on the Smash repository is the latest version that came out before the shutdown.
Exodus probably rose to popularity because its colors and artworked look nice and its menu is well organized. Like Specto, many individual contributors came together to help create Exodus. As a result, Exodus looks and feels like a polished piece of software.
Another reason for Exodus’s popularity could be its large source list. Some video addons only use a handful of sites for content, but Exodus reaches out to hundreds of them. You can easily enable or disable sources via Exodus’s intuitive settings menu.
Exodus in a nutshell
It’s good to see that many small repositories are now hosting the last version of Exodus that came out before the TVAddons shutdown. We clicked around a bit on the Smash version of Exodus to make sure everything was working okay, and it does seem to be just as good as it used to be. However, we still think Specto is the best video addon out there right now. The Specto team pushed out several patches in June, but Exodus hasn’t gotten an official update in several weeks due to the fact that it has no official home.
Smash repo video addon #4: IceFilms
The IceFilms addon seems to be under construction. Its bookmark system generates errors, and none of its streaming links seem to work at all.
Additionally, the icefilms.info website seems very suspicious. We attempted to load a video via the site, but we got redirected to a “malvertisement” (an ad that contains viruses and malicious code).
The icefilms.info site probably doesn’t want Kodi addon users to access whatever content that it has, so it has probably changed its site structure around to cause the IceFilms addon to break.
With so many other good video addons available, IceFilms is not worth the headache that you’ll get if you try to use it. We recommend that you do not download the IceFilms addon or visit icefilms.info.
Smash repo video addon #5: Stream All the Sources (SALTS)
SALTS is a powerful video addon that’s designed with Kodi veterans in mind. However, its basic menus are intuitive and easy to use.
The official version of SALTS went down along with Exodus, Phoenix and a slew of other popular addons in June. But now that Smash is hosting it, anyone can easily download the last version that came out before it went down.
Loads of sources
True to its name, SALTS links out to more source stream sites than most other video addons. Most video addons use 50 or so sources, but SALTS has hundreds of different resolvers and scrapers.
Normally, searches take longer if you add more sources. However, the SALTS settings page depicted below allows you to fine tune your timeout settings. If you configure this addon correctly, you’ll be able to have it weed out slow and non-working sources.
SALTS in a nutshell
Both Kodi beginners and advanced Kodi users enjoyed SALTS. Its straightforward text based menu is short and to-the-point. But because its settings menu is deep and flexible, there are plenty of ways to fine-tune your SALTS experience as well.
Other good repos to get
Fortunately, many small repos have stepped up to the plate after TVAddons shut down several weeks ago. In addition to Smash, the Ares Project repository, Noobs and Nerds, Super Repo, Mucky Duck and Kodil are still alive and well.
Ares Project Repository
The Ares Project repository is run by a large, international group of Kodi programmers. groups’ most notable contribution is probably the Ares Wizard. Via the Ares Wizard, you can find all kinds of great builds. They also make fairly good wrestling related addons, as well.
The Noobs and Nerds repo hosts the best version of SportsDevil. Additionally, the meta-addon known as Metalliq is available via Noobs and Nerds. Instead of searching through video lockers and streaming sites for content, Metalliq uses the addons you already have to look for links. Noobs and Nerds also hosts Bob Unrestricted, which is one of the best video addons out there after Specto and Exodus.
SuperRepo is kind of like the thrift store of Kodi addon repositories. You can find some gems in SuperRepo if you look around hard enough, but you’ll also find a ton of abandoned addons that don’t work anymore. After looking around SuperRepo for Asian addons, we discovered an excellent one called DramaGo. Now that TVAddons is gone, more developers seem to be moving over to SuperRepo. So, it makes sense to get SuperRepo if you don’t already have it.
The Mucky Duck repo is home to an excellent addon called Duckpool. Duckpool is actually a remake of a popular addon called iStream. After the iStream developer team shut down in June, Mucky Duck took over iStream, updated it and reskinned it with new artwork. Mucky Duck’s other addons don’t work, but it is a good idea to get Mucky Duck just so that you can get the latest Duckpool updates as soon as they come out.
The Kodil repository is run by a group of programmers called the Kodi Israel Group. Like the Smash repo, Kodil also hosts Exodus. Additionally, Kodil has one of the very best sports addons ever made– Pro Sport.
- To find out how to install the 5 repositories listed above, read: Best Kodi Repositories of 2017 – These 5 Kodi Repositories are Still Working