How-To: Install Netflix and Amazon Prime Video on Kodi
By Miguel Alatorre, ameriDroid Technician:
Editor's Note: This post was written due to the release of the popular ODROID-N2 CoreELEC Edition at an amazing sale price. Some of our customers want to add Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime Video to their CoreELEC installations. For Live TV, the HD Homerun line of devices are great for integrating with Kodi for either over-the-air or cable television support.
Kodi is an open-source media player that can also be used to stream content, making it very popular with so many. Due to its popularity, operating systems like OpenELEC were created. Recently, CoreELEC has joined in the party, making Kodi available on various boards such as Hardkernel, and most systems running Android.
Currently, we have opened preorders for a special CoreELEC Edition of the ODROID-N2. Due to this, we decided to give a quick guide to installing some of the big streaming services on the ODROID-N2. However, this should work similarly for other systems running CoreELEC.
The YouTube addon is the simplest to install. First scroll down to “Add-ons”:
Select “Install from repository,” then select “Install from repository” again. Now click the Kodi Add-on repository:
Scroll down to “Video add-ons”:
Click and install the YouTube addon:
For Netflix and Prime Video, there are a few more steps. We need to download two repositories, one for each service. For Netflix, download this file. The Prime Video file can be found here. To get it onto the single board computer, connect via the preinstalled Samba server and place them in a folder that can easily be found. After sending the file, navigate back to the Add-ons menu and select “Install from zip file.” Now we need to navigate to the zip we loaded earlier, so choose “Home Folder” and go to the folder where the zip file is, then open the file.
Netflix will install itself and become ready for use.
For Prime Video, the process is the same plus a few extra steps. Navigate back to “CoreELEC add-ons”:
Select “VideoPlayer InputStream” then install “InputStream Adaptive.” After repeating the earlier steps, navigate back to the “Install from repository” menu and select “Sandmann79s Repository” and go to “Video add-ons.” To download the English version of Prime Video, download the “Amazon VOD” option; the other option is the German version. Now, navigate back to “CoreELEC add-ons,” and select “VideoPlayer InputStream” then install “InputStream Adaptive.” From here, just sign in and enjoy the content!