Install Noobsandnerds

Today we’re going to be taking an in-depth look at a repository that we’ve mentioned in the past: Noobs and Nerds.  Noobs and Nerds is a relatively small collection of addons that has experienced a rush of new traffic in recent days.

After Dish Network sued TVAddons and Zem TV at the beginning of this month, many Kodi addon developers have opted to throw in the towel.  However, Noobs and Nerds is still alive and kicking.

The Noobs and Nerds team has yet to publicly state whether or not they will continue supporting Kodi software.  However, clues from Twitter suggest that the Noobs and Nerds team intends to stick around.

In order to find out which Noobs and Nerds addons are still worth downloading, we tried out a slew of them to find out whether or not they work.  Additionally, we’ve provided up-to-date Noobs and Nerds installation instructions at the bottom of the page.

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Will Noobs and Nerds shut down?

Many small repositories have experienced big upticks in traffic after the giant TVAddons repository went offline at the beginning of this month.  Some repository administrators have decided to pay for extra bandwidth and expand their operations.  Others — such as the small TVAddons mirror called Simply Caz— have opted to shut down instead.

For a while, it seemed as though the Simply Caz repo would take over for TVAddons.  Caz Wallace– the developer behind Simply Caz– informed his followers that he was in the process of upgrading to a new server.  However, a few days ago Wallace put out a second update to inform his fans about his plan to quit Kodi.

We’re not sure if Noobs and Nerds will step up to the plate and take over where TVAddons left off.  So far, the Noobs and Nerds developers have yet to speak out publicly about the recent “Kodipocalypse.”

The Noobs and Nerds blog hasn’t been updated in weeks.  Additionally, their Twitter account is on lockdown.  However, we’ve uncovered a few clues that have led us to believe that the Noobs and Nerds team may have decided to continue supporting 3rd party Kodi addons.

The Noobs and Nerds Twitter account used to be public, but now it’s private

Apparently, Noobs and Nerds briefly went offline a few weeks ago.

Noobs and Nerds seems to have gone dark last week, shortly after TVAddons shut down

If Noobs and Nerds was offline because they were upgrading their bandwidth or moving to a different server, it’s likely that they’ll continue supporting Kodi 3rd party addons. However, there are multiple other situations that may have caused Noobs and Nerds to temporarily shut down.

About Noobs and Nerds

The Noobs and Nerds team is a group of Kodi developers and tutorial makers.  Their main site is  However, the group is also active on Twitter on @noobsandnerds.

In addition to hosting and blogging about various addons, Noobs and Nerds developers also create tutorials that help people learn how to build Kodi software.  The team has recently developed a framework called Python Koding that simplifies the process of creating a new Kodi addon.

“I decided to spend the following months creating a new Python Koding framework which simplifies the whole process of creating your own add-ons and now anyone can create their own repository and add-on in just a few minutes.” – WHUFCLEE, noobs and nerds developer

The best Noobs and Nerds repo addons

Though the Noobs and Nerds repo doesn’t have classic addons like Pro Sport, Exodus and Specto, it does have a nice array of video addons that everyone should have in their Kodi arsenal.

Here are just a few addons that you can get once you connect to Noobs and Nerds.


The Solar Movie addon logo

SolarMovie is a good backup video addon to get because it probably won’t ever shut down.  The SolarMovie addon gets much of its content from the SolarMovie website.  Because the SolarMovie site’s servers are rumored to be located in Eastern Europe, it may be immune from the copyright laws that have caused other video addons to shut down.

Ordinarily, addons that are connected to websites have a tendency to break over time. Webmasters don’t appreciate the fact that Kodi automatically strips the ads out of their video feeds.  However, sometimes webmasters work out behind-the-scenes deals with Kodi addon developers.

The Solar Movie addon is not as good as Specto, but it does a pretty good job of allowing you to access Solar Movie content via Kodi.  It also gives you a few options that aren’t available on the website.

Like most video addons, Solar Movie for Kodi features genre categories and IMDb integration.  However, Solar Movie doesn’t have many settings options.  Additionally, it only has a handful of content sources.  Still, it’s a good addon to turn to if you ever have trouble opening streams elsewhere due to shutdowns or other issues.

SportsDevil launcher

A Sports Devil menu screen

The Noobs and Nerds version of SportsDevil is the most reliable version of this popular sports addon.  The original SportsDevil was a simple one-off addon.  When multiple repositories started hosting it, conflicting updates caused it to stop working.  After Noobs and Nerds took it over and started maintaining it, SportsDevil performance improved.  It’s still very unreliable, but it’s not a bad addon to get if you like sports because you can occasionally find working feeds on it.


The Metalliq addon’s logo

Metalliq searches through all your addons for whatever movie or TV show you want to watch.  It’s a handy little utility that’s a great time saver, especially if you have a ton of video addons.  It negates the need to open up several different addons when you’re looking for hard-to-find streams.

Bob Unrestricted

The Bob Unrestricted logo

Bob is a unique video addon that breaks the mold.  One of the best things about Bob is its useful “Boxed Sets” menu.  Bob also has a big and interesting TV section and lots of genre categories to browse.  And unlike most video addons, Bob has a music section. On the other hand, Bob’s menus are a bit slow– even with a fast connection.  Additionally, Bob’s sports section is somewhat underdeveloped.  Hopefully Bob’s developers will use the demise of Exodus to their advantage and continue to improve this handy up-and-coming video addon.

Bobby’s Cartoons

The Bobby’s Cartoon logo

Bobby’s Cartoons is a Kodi add-on that allows you to quickly find and watch many new and old hard-to-find cartoon series. The source streaming video sites that it scrapes for content includes, and other popular free cartoon streaming sites.

The range of content that’s available via Bobby’s Cartoons is quite good.  It has cartoons from the 90s as well as modern hits like The Adventures of Puss in Boots.  The quality of the feeds are usually quite good as well.


Currently, Elysium and Zen are using the same background art

Like Specto, Elysium looks like an Exodus clone on the surface.  The menus and features are just about identical.  The only apparent difference between Elysium and Exodus is the artwork and the source list.  Because it pulls its streams from different sources around the web, Elysium is a great backup to have if you can’t find a link to the movie or TV show you want to watch on Specto or Bob.

The addon’s logo and configuration screen

Makers of addons like sometimes have strained relationships with the sites that they draw upon for content.  Websites like depend on ads for revenue.  However, as we mentioned before, Kodi automatically strips out those ads.  That’s why streaming websites usually change their website code around on a regular basis.  When a streaming website makes a significant change to the way its content is organized, all the Kodi addons connected to it break.

With all that being said, the addon actually works quite well.  It’s possible that the addon developer may have worked out some kind of deal with whoever is behind the website.

In terms of content, both the site and the addon have a lot to offer in the way of classic cartoons.  You won’t find a whole lot of recent content via this addon, but you will find a ton of golden age era Loony Toons and Disney cartoons.

Film Emporium

A screenshot of the Film Emporium addon’s menu screen

Film Emporium is a little-known video addon that actually works quite well.  We tested out several different links, and all of them pulled up functional streams.

In terms of features, this addon is very bare bones.  There’s no way to turn different sources on or off, for example.  In fact, there’s no way to know where this addon is getting its content without looking at the code.

Most popular video addons like Exodus and Specto use folder categories that correspond to the Internet Movie Database.  That’s why many video addons have menus that all look the same.  However, Film Emporium uses a custom menu system.  Content is organized into unique categories like “UK Only,” “US Only,” and “Cinema Movies.”

Broken Noobs and Nerds addons

The addons listed below seem interesting, but none of them seemed to work when we tried them out.

Community Portal

This aging addon seem to be totally broken.  Originally, it was designed to serve as an all-in-one place where you can go to download 3rd party Kodi software.  However, the addon portal now generates errors no matter what you try to install.  The community builds section is empty.  Also, nobody seems to have used the keyword installer for at least a year.

Openload Movies

Like SolarMovie and, this addon draws its content from a streaming website.  But unlike SolarMovie and, the Openload addon is totally broken.  It’s very possible that the website owners changed their website configuration to avoid Kodi traffic.  None of the links in the Openload addon work.  However, is still up and running.

How to install the Noobs and Nerds repository

All of the addons referenced above are available via Noobs and Nerds.  Like all repositories, Noobs and Nerds is pretty easy to install.  The whole process can be broken down into 3 easy steps.  First, you download the repository zip file.  Then, you install it from within Kodi.  After that, you can browse the Noobs and Nerds repo and install its addons.

Here’s all the information you need to complete the installation:

Step #1: Download the zip

Go to and click noobsandnerds repo to download noobsandnerds Repo[VERSION NUMBER].zip to your computer.

Step #2: Install the zip

Open up Kodi and click the addons menu on the side of the screen.  Then, click the box icon.

Next, click install from zip file.

Step #3: Install some addons

After the Noobs and Nerds repo installation is complete, click install from repository and then choose noobsandnerds repository to browse its collection of addons.

Note: This repo’s best addons are located in the video addons folder.

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