We all know that Kodi is great for watching movies and TV series as well as other great on-demand media. But one of the most overlooked things to do with Kodi is to watch live Webcams. Lots of people and even governments set up cameras that they stream over the Internet for anyone to see. Many of these Webcams are located in historic locations so you can visit these places without leaving your living room.
The best way to watch all this great content on Kodi is by installing the EarthCam Add-on. This great add-on is chock full of Webcams from all over the world. And the good news is that it is super-simple to install. Let me show you how.
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Installing the EarthCam Add-on for Kodi 18.2
As with all my tutorials, I will be starting out with a fresh install of Kodi 18.2. You don’t really need to use a fresh install if you are just installing one add-on like you will be doing for this tutorial. But if you are installing a new build, such as No Limits Build, or Xanax Build, you will always want to start out with a freshly installed Kodi. For this tutorial, you should have no trouble installing this add-on alongside any other add-ons you may already have installed.
Enabling Installation of Apps from Unknown Sources
If this is a fresh install of Kodi or the first time you have installed a community add-on, you will need to change a setting to allow the installation of unknown sources. Here’s how to do that.
From the Kodi home screen, click the little gear icon in the top-left to open the Kodi Settings
Click on System settings
Scroll down on the left until you have highlighted Add-ons. Then go over to the right and turn ON the option Unknown Sources
Confirm that you want to turn this on by clicking Yes when prompted.
Now Kodi is able to install community builds and other unofficial software. Be sure that you are only installing the software you trust.
How to Install the EarthCam Add-on
Now let’s get down to installing the actual add-on in Kodi. This is very easy but follow the instructions carefully to avoid problems.
Click the Settings gear on the Kodi home screen
Click File manager
Click Add source
Click where it says <None> and you will see a window where you can type a URL
Type in the URL for the repo you will be using to install the EarthCam Add-on. Type this exactly as shown here: http://fusion.tvaddons.co/ and then click OK
Let’s give this repo a name by clicking below where it says “Enter a name for this media source” and type fusion. Be sure your window looks like the illustration below and click OK.
Now, go back to the Kodi home screen and scroll down on the left side and click on Add-ons
At the top left of the screen, you will see a little box symbol. This is the add-on installer. Click on it.
Scroll down and click on Install from zip file
In the box that pops up, you will want to choose where you want to install the zip file from. Click on the repo that you added in the previous steps. In this case, it should be called fusion.
Click on kodi-repos.
Then click on english.
Scroll down toward the bottom of that list and find the file that looks like repository.xbmchub-x.x.x.zip and click on it.
Wait a little bit and you should see a message at the top right that says that the TVADDONS.CO Add-on Repository was installed.
On the same screen, click on Install from repository.
In the list that comes up, you will see the TVADDONS.CO Add-on Repository. Click on it.
Click on Video add-ons.
Scroll down and click on EarthCam.
On the EarthCam Add-on screen, you will see that Install is already highlighted. Click on Install.
You will be asked which version you want to install since there seem to be multiple versions out in the repos. You will want to click the latest version. In this case, we will select version 1.3.2 from the TVADDONS.CO Add-on Repository
Then you will be advised that other add-ons will be installed that EarthCam requires to function correctly. You will want to click OK on this screen.
After a bit, you will see a notification at the top right of the screen saying EarthCam Add-on installed
Now, you can just click on EarthCam again and you will go back to the EarthCam Add-on information screen. This time the Open button will be available to you. Click the Open button.
You will be presented with the home screen of the EarthCam Add-on. There isn’t much to it, but there is a lot under the hood. If you select Featured Cams, you will see a huge list of cams right there. I found most of them to be high-quality streams.
I clicked on the Florida Marina Cam and got a great live stream with sound.
If you go back to the EarthCam home screen, you can also select Places if you want to view a certain geographical location. All the US states are listed first and then all the international cams below that.
I spent a lot of time browsing through the streams in EarthCam and found them to be high-quality streams with sound for the most part. Lots of great Webcams from lots of very famous and beautiful places. I hope you enjoy this add-on as much as I have.