How to install Gen-X Kodi add-on

This guide is an explanation of the installation procedure for the Gen-X Kodi add-on and Kodi Leia 18.1. It could be used for all Kodi supported platforms like Amazon FireStick, FireStick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Mac, Linux, Windows, etc.

The Gen-X Kodi add-on is what we could call ‘jack of all trades, master of a few.’ It showcases separate sections for movies, Live TV, TV shows, a kid’s section, etc. It’s smooth to play, and the categories offer a huge database. One of the most interesting features is auto-play. This function checks for working links automatically and plays them like a playlist.

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Gen-X is superb on its own; however, when clubbed with Real-Debrid, the combination unleashes certain reserved categories.

Enable Unknown sources so Kodi can download third-party add-ons

The Gen-X add-on is a third-party add-on. Thus we need to enable the option for Unknown sources from the Kodi settings page. The procedure for the same is as follows:

1] Launch the Kodi app.

2] Click on the gear-like symbol on the top-left corner of the screen to open the Settings menu.

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3] Select the option System at the right-bottom corner of the menu.

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4] On the list on the left-hand side, select Add-ons.

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5] Turn ON the switch for Unknown sources.

6] A warning message will pop-up which reminds you that you would be responsible for any harm the third-party software/s you intend to download could cause.

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7] Hit Yes on the warning. It will allow downloading Gen-X which is known to be safe.

How to Install Gen-X Add-on on Kodi

Once you have enabled Unknown sources in Kodi settings, you would be able to install the Gen-X add-on. The procedure to do so is as follows:

1] Get back to the Kodi homepage by pressing the back button repeatedly till you reach there.

2] Click on the gear-like symbol to open the Settings menu again.

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3] Select File Manager from the menu.

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4] In the File Manager, double-click on Add source to open it.

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5] Click on <none>.

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6] You would be prompted to Enter paths or browse for media locations.

7] In the given field, enter the following path: mavericktv.net/mavrepo . Click on OK to continue.Install Gen-X Kodi add-on

8] In the field Enter a name for this media source, enter the name mavrepo (or any other name you would prefer to identify the source with) and hit OK.

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9] Now get back to the Kodi homepage by pressing the back button repeatedly till you reach there.

10] Select Add-ons on the Kodi homepage from the list on the left-hand side.

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11] Select the Package installer icon on the top-left corner of the screen.

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12] Select Install from zip file.

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13] From this list, select mavrepo (or any other name you used in Step 8).

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14] Select the option repository.maverickrepo-x.x.zip and hit OK.

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15] Once the add-on is installed, a message reading MaverickTV Repo Add-on installed would pop-up.

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16] You would be on the Add-ons / Add-on browser window. Select Install from repository from the list.

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17] Double-click and open MaverickTV Repo.

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18] Select Video add-ons from the list.

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19] Select Gen-X from the list.

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20] Hit the Install button at the bottom-right corner of the screen.

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21] A list of additional add-ons will appear. Simply click on OK in that window.

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22] The system would need a few seconds to install the Gen-X add-on after which the message Gen-X Add-on installed will pop-up at the top-right corner of the screen.

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That’s it! The Gen-X Add-on has been installed on your system.

How to access the Gen-X Kodi add-on

Gen-X Kodi is a video add-on. Once you have installed the Gen-X Kodi add-on, you could access it from the application as follows:

1] Restart the Kodi application after installing it, or if it’s already open, keep pressing the Back button till you reach the homepage.

2] On the list on the left-hand side, select Add-ons.

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3] In the Add-ons menu, select Video add-ons.

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4] Now, click and select the Gen-X add-on to access it.

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The Gen-X add-on is pretty versatile and offers a lot of options for Movies, Real Debrid, TV Boxsets, Live TV, Live Sports, Kids, etc. While many add-ons might offer illegal content (especially cases of copyright infringement), most of the content on Gen-X seemed legit.

Install Gen-X Kodi add-on

You might have to integrate the add-on with YouTube while playing the first video. It’s an easy process though. A few categories seemed to be location-specific. Perhaps you could use a VPN to change the location to the US for unlocking them. A few categories are reserved for Read Debrid users.

Conclusion

The Gen-X add-on is fast and versatile. It has a decent collection of movies, and most of the links worked fine. The database of movies under the 4K UHD Movies and New Movie Releases section was appreciable.

On the negative side, the add-on lacked a Search option which made navigation difficult. Also, the interface isn’t up to the mark. However, both of these cons are ignorable considering what all the add-on provides in general.

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