Easiest way to download and install a zip file add-on?


#1

Hi, I’m a Windows user just starting out with Vero and OSMC, so apologies if this is a stupid question.

I’d like to install an add-on from a zip file that’s available on the internet. On Windows, I would normally just alt-tab (or exit) out of Kodi, download the file using a web browser, go back into Kodi, use “install from zip file” , then locate the zip file on my local hard drive.

What is the easiest way to do this on the Vero? Do I need to download the file outside of Kodi via command line or SSH? Or is there a way to download/install a zip file directly through the Kodi interface?

Thanks in advance for the help.


#2

Downloaded zip on pc then navigate to settings-> addon browser -> install from zip on the vero then navigate to the download zip on your pc assuming it’s on a network or if not just bring the zip to the vero via usb and install


#3

If you know how to SSH into the box just do wget URL you can copy and paste the URL from your browser. And then you can install from within Kodi


#4

If you have any network shares on your Windows pc you can set up one of those in Kodi’s file manager as a source then download your zips into that location.
For example I have my downloads folder set to share via smb across my network so I can check things before I move them to their correct place,
on my Vero’s I added this as a source in settings/file manager and now if I choose the install from zip file option that folder appears in the options to choose from.