This guide will show you how to install Buds addon on Kodi matrix to watch tons of high-quality Movies and TV Shows . The steps described below apply to all devices and platforms that support Kodi media center like Android, Android TV, PC Windows, Linux and more…
What is Buds addon?
Buds addon is a new Kodi video add-on that allows you to stream both free and Debrid Movies and TV Shows. The free links are available within the One-Click section. Hosted in the SouthPaw repository, this add-on is fully compatible with the latest Kodi version 19 Matrix.
Buds add-on’s main screen is very simple to navigate. It contains sections for
- TV Shows
- Popular people
- My Lists
- My Services
Within the Movies and TV Shows sections, the content is organized in subcategories like Genre, Year, Most popular.. and more, to help you easily navigate and decide what to watch.
Similarly to most Kodi addons, Buds addon does not host any content. It uses web scrappers to fetch links from around the web and introduce them in a beautifully designed UI
This add-on presents many features including Trakt support, multiple scrapper packages, library integration, and support for premium accounts from Real Debrid, Premiumize, All Debrid, and others.
With these services, you will get quality links and you will be able to stream content at the highest speed that your connection supports.
However, of these two services, Real Debrid is more recommended. The good part about premium links is that they give certain guarantees and avoid the hard work of having to test the links until you find the right one.
All these amazing features make of Buds addon one of the best kodi addons. All you have to manage is a smooth internet connection and get Buds addon installed on your media center, which I will show you in details in this guide.
How to install The Buds add-on on Kodi
In this comprehensive guide, we explain how to install the Buds Kodi add-on and set it up completely. It was realized on Kodi 19.4 Matrix, the latest stable version of Kodi, and applies to all compatible devices including Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, Mi TV Stick, Android & IOS, Mac, Android TV, Android Boxes, etc…
NOTE: The Buds add-on offers video content in English for most films, however, you can download subtitles. We show you how this works in with OpenSubtitles addon.
- Name: Buds – SouthPaw Repository
- URL: https://southpawlefty2468rocky.com/repo
- Compatibility: Kodi 19 Matrix
Enable installation from unknown sources
The most interesting Kodi Add-ons are included in third-party repositories. The Buds Add-on can be found in the SouthPaw Repository which is a third-party source. So, the first thing you have to do is enable installation from unknown sources. If not already done, just follow these steps
Launch Kodi and click on the “System Settings” Icon.
On the next page, click on “System Settings” as shown in the image below.
In the “Add-ons” tab of the left panel, make sure that the ” Unknown sources ” option is activated.
The option is disabled by default for privacy and security reasons, but you must enable it before you can install add-ons from outside the official Kodi repository.
Upon this warning window, click Yes
Install SouthPaw repository
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to Install the SouthPaw Repository.
To do so, follow these steps:
Launch Kodi and click on the “System Settings” Icon.
From the available options, select «File manager»
Then select «Add source»
Double click «<None>»
Enter this link: https://southpawlefty2468rocky.com/repo in the box as your media source. Be sure to type this exactly as provided. Click OK
Your repo needs a name, type “ southpaw“ in the box below, then press “Ok“.
Again click OK
Return to the System Settings home screen, and click the Add-ons Package Installer
Select “Install from zip file“
A short notification will popup to warn you that add-ons installed from zip ( excluding served repositories) will not be auto-update and must be manually updated. Click Yes to proceed.
Now find the repository you named “southpaw”
Wait for the top right to popup SouthPaw Add-on installed.
And this has been all regarding the repository installation. It is a valid process for any third-party repository.
Install The Buds Addon
Now that you have the SouthPaw Repo on your system, you need to install The Buds Add-on.
Go to Install from repository
Select SouthPaw Repo
Then Video add-ons
Click OK to install the necessary addons and dependencies
On the top right, a pop-up will let you know that your add-on is installed
Now go back to the Kodi home screen, Find the Add-ons tab on the left side menu, The Buds Addon should appear under the Video add-ons category. Open it and enjoy a huge library of movies and TV shows.
On the main screen, Buds addon lists all the available sections for media content
You can search for content in the Movies and TV Shows sections by sub-categories such as Trending, popular, Premieres, Latest Releases, Most watched this week, Box Office … and more.
This will help you easily navigate and decide what to watch. When you click on a link, it will start streaming at the maximum speed that your connection supports.
However, make sure to use a VPN to avoid any copyright infringement issues.
Set up Real-Debrid within Buds addon
AS mentioned above, one of the best virtues of The Buds add-on is its support for extra premium services to enhance your experience. We highly recommend using a Real Debrid account with this add-on. This service gives you unrestricted access to several file hosters and can greatly improve the quality and quantity of available sources.
Before starting, make sure you have created a Real Debrid account, in case you don’t already have one. Then, start Buds addon from the Kodi Addons section, within the Video Addons section.
In The Buds main menu, click settings.
Enter the Settings: All Accounts option
Under the Debrid Accounts tab, make sure the Real-Debrid option is enabled then press Authorize
Next, you will see a message showing an authorization code.
You must enter the given code in your Real Debrid account to authorize The Buds access. To do this, go to this URL, enter the code displayed on Kodi and click Continue.
In case you have not accessed your Real Debrid account, you will be asked to enter your access credentials.
You may want to give a name to this new entry to easily identify it later
If everything goes well, you will see a confirmation message on Kodi indicating that the authentication in Real Debrid was successful.
And with this, you will have already configured Real Debrid in The Buds add-on.