Enable unknown sources

Add-ons for Kodi by Dimitri Kroon

Enable installing add-ons from unknown sources in Kodi

By default, Kodi only allows you to install addons from the official Kodi repository. Everything else is regarded an unknown source, even zip files on the local file system.

This short how-to describes how you can configure Kodi to allow installing add-ons from unknown sources. It is very simple and done in just a few clicks.

The images shown here are made on Kodi 19.4 using the default skin. Things might look a little different on your system, depending on the skin or operating system you use.  

img select settings

From the home screen click settings. Other skins may not have exactly the same button in the same place, but there should be a way to go to settings from the home screen.


img select system

In the settings screen select system.


img enable unknown sources

In system settings, select ‘Add-ons’ in the left menu and enable ‘unknown sources’.

That’s all. You can now return to the home screen and install any add-on.