The following step-by-step guide will show you how to install Gaia on Kodi.
Gaia is a Movie & TV Show Kodi add-on and a fork of the popular Bubbles addon. By installing Gaia, you will be able to access tons of premium content using services such as RealDebrid, Premiumize, OffCloud, EasyNews, AllDebrid, RapidPremium, and Emby.
In this tutorial, we’re using RealDebrid as our premium service of choice due to its low price and quality links that it serves up.
To use RealDebrid, you must first register for a premium account on their Website. When you register, make certain that your VPN is off if you’re using one.
Gaia 5 has recently been released which provides tons of new features and enhancements.
Gaia 5 Enhancements
Gaia Kodi Add-on was updated to Version 5 on June 27th, 2019.
- Binge Watching: Binge watch episodes. The next episode will be scraped in the background while you are still watching the current one. Binge watching also works nicely with auto-play.
- Cinematic Mode: Watch random trailers while scraping is busy. Cinematic mode also works nicely with auto-play.
- Emby Support: Emby can now be integrated into Gaia. Scrape and stream from your own, public, or private Emby servers.
- Improved Usenet: Many new free and premium Usenet scrapers were added. The internal Usenet engine was upgraded and the new Orion Usenet API was integrated.
- IMDb to Trakt: You can now export your IMDb watch-list and ratings to your Trakt account.
- Caching System: Gaia has a new and improved caching engine. This will reduce loading time and bandwidth consumption, and cause less problems if there are Internet connection problems.
- Bug Fixes: Many bugs were fixed and new features added.
Gaia provides tons of stream options in both HD and SD quality for all content. For this reason and more, it has been chosen as a TROYPOINT Best Kodi Add-On.
When using Gaia Kodi in conjunction with RealDebrid, you won’t need any other add-on or APK for movies and TV Shows. Plus, there are no annoying ads when using Gaia on Kodi.
Use the steps below to install Gaia on your Kodi device.
Gaia Kodi Add-On Guide
In the following screenshot tutorial, we’re using Kodi 18.2 which is the most recent stable release as of this post.
TROYPOINT Tip: Make sure that your VPN is OFF when first setting up Gaia Kodi add-on. Once everything is configured, you may turn it back on.
Click settings icon.
Hover over Add-ons and turn on Unknown sources on right-side panel.
Click File manager.
Click Add source.
Type in http://repo.gaiakodi.com and then click OK button.
Highlight media source name box and click OK on remote to open keyboard.
Type in gaia.
Click OK button.
You will now see that gaia has been added to the File manager screen. Click the back button on your remote or keyboard to go back to previous screen.
Click Install from zip file.
Wait until you see Gaia Repository Add-on installed message appear.
Click Install from repository.
Click Gaia Repository.
Click Video add-ons.
Click OK button to install Gaia Kodi dependencies.
You will see Gaia Add-on installed message in top right corner and you may also see a setup wizard for YouTube.
If you see setup wizard for YouTube, click Yes.
Click no for Language and region.
Click No for My Location.
Return to home screen of Kodi. Hover over Add-ons and click Gaia to launch it.
Gaia 5 splash screen appears.
Wait until you see Gaia Clear message appear.
Click Agree for Gaia Disclaimer.
If using Kodi 18 or higher, you must choose Basic Settings Without Help Labels. If using Kodi 17.6, you can choose either.
Click Reaper Setup.
Click OK button.
Click Settings For Fast Devices if you have a newer streaming device (Fire TV Stick 4K, NVIDIA SHIELD, etc.). Click Slow Devices if you’re using 1st or 2nd Gen Fire TV Stick.
Choose the premium services that you would like to setup on this page. In this example, we are using RealDebrid. You can register for a premium RealDebrid Account Here.
Note: When registering for RealDebrid, ensure that your VPN is OFF! You may turn it back on once you have completed this tutorial.
Click Activate Account.
Click Existing Account. This is assuming you have already registered for your RealDebrid account.
Follow the instructions in this dialog and navigate to https://real-debrid.com/device in a browser on your phone, tablet, or computer.
Type in the code that was presented on your Gaia Kodi screen and click Continue. If you aren’t already logged into RealDebrid, you may be asked to do that after typing in the token.
Wait until you see Gaia RealDebrid Account Authenticated Successfully.
Click Continue button.
Enable any other services that you would like on this page then click Continue.
Click Automatic if you want your streams to play automatically or manual if you would like to choose your stream from a list.
You may donate to Gaia Kodi developers on this final page or click Finish button.
Gaia Announcement screen will appear.
We suggest fine-tuning the provider timeout setting to decrease wait-time for streams to load. Click Tools.
Highlight Scraping 1 and change Provider Timeout to a value that works for you. We like 40 seconds but this is a setting that you can test over time.
Gaia Kodi Add-on is finished. Have fun!
Warning! Protect Yourself With A VPNMost cord-cutters use a VPN and rightfully so.
The free streaming applications, addons, and paid IPTV services that you use are usually hosted on insecure servers.
Without a VPN, your IP Address is being logged.
Your IP Address points back to your location and identity which compromises both your privacy and security.
Your current IP Address is 188.8.131.52 – When you use a VPN, your real IP address will be converted into an anonymous new one.
A VPN will provide you with an anonymous connection to the Internet.
This will prevent your Internet Service Provider, app/addon developers, government agencies, and any 3rd party from logging what you’re accessing online.
The most popular VPN among cord-cutters is IPVanish due to their blazing fast speeds and zero log policy.
Its important to use a VPN that is fast since we are streaming large HD files. Its also crucial to find one that keeps no logs of what their subscribers access while online.
Setting up IPVanish VPN on your streaming device is simple!
Step 1 Register for an IPVanish VPN account by clicking the link below.
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Step 2 – Hover over the search icon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube and type in “Ipvanish”
You may also find the IPVanish App in the Google Play Store for those of you who are using Android TV Boxes, phones, and tablets.
Step 3 – Click the IPVanish VPN option that appears.
Step 4 – Click the IPVanish icon under Apps & Games.
Step 5 – Click Download.
Step 6 – Click Open.
Step 7 – Enter your username and password to login. Your username is the email that you used to register for IPVanish service with and your password is automatically generated and emailed to you.
Step 8 – Click Connect button.
Step 9 – Click OK for Connection request if it appears.
Step 10 – You will notice that your IP Address changes along with location of connection. You are now operating anonymously through your device.
Click the Home Button on your remote and the VPN will remain running in the background.
Congratulations! You are now protected by a VPN which means everything that you stream or access through your Firestick or Android TV Box is hidden from the rest of the world.
If you ever need to stop the VPN service, simply re-launch the application and click the DISCONNECT button.
Gaia Kodi Features, Description, & Setup
After the installation of Gaia is complete, you will encounter numerous messages regarding the setup of this add-on. Gaia is able to cater to each users needs dependent on the exact settings one may want.
One of the downfalls in the past of the Gaia Kodi add-on was that it was difficult to configure. Not anymore!
You now have the option to quickly setup the popular add-on by using the “Reaper Setup” which takes only 3 minutes.
We recommend using IPVanish VPN with Gaia due to the fact that you are using Torrent technology with this addon.
One of the best features Gaia provides is the option to enable automatic playback. If you’re someone who doesn’t like sorting and shuffling through sources to find a playable stream, I suggest turning this on. You can do so within the Reaper Setup process.
Categories available within Gaia include: Promotions, Movies, Shows, Docus, Shorts, Kids, Search, and Tools.
If at any time you want to edit the settings, simply click the Tools option and dive into whichever settings that you would like to tweak.
Gaia Kodi Addon FAQ
Is this Kodi Add-on legal?
Yes. It is not illegal to install and use this Kodi add-on. However, what you access after you have installed this add-on may be illegal. Always use a VPN as outlined on this page so you can use Kodi add-ons anonymously.
Should I use a VPN with this Kodi addon?
A VPN such as IPVanish is always encouraged when installing any 3rd party Kodi addons and repositories. This will ensure your privacy and anonymity when streaming.
Can this Kodi addon be installed on firestick?
Yes. Follow the step-by-step instructions above. This tutorial was done using an Amazon Firestick 4K.
What's the difference between a Kodi addon and a Kodi repository?
A repository is a file that stores numerous Kodi addons and more for installation. Usually you are required to install a repository to install a Kodi addon or build.
What's the difference between a Kodi addon and a Kodi build?
You can think of a Kodi build as a bundle of the best add-ons, repositories, and a customized skin that you can install with one click.