How do they work ?
Addons are a very simple concept, Kokotime is prepared so that small bits of code can be created by anyone and loaded into the app as long as these bits of code comply with the Kokotime requests. In other words an addon can be made for any source of content on the internet or for any media server/service personal or public.
Addons are not part of the app, meaning that Koktime does have access to the source code of any unoffical addon. They can be created by any developer, uploaded to an addon repository and then installed by users either through the in-app Addon store or manually by downloading them from an external website. Addons found on the official store are not developed by us unless indicated otherwise, because of that we have no control over their behaviour or the bugs they might cause. Please keep that in mind when using addons on Kokotime since this can affect your user experience.
Addon installation is a very simple procedure, we made it so that the installation flow is as user friendly as possible, so you don't need to be a tech freak to install any addon I mean hey even a kid could do it!
There are two main ways to install addons :
- In app installation
- SD card or external installation
We will go through both of them in this tutorial even though in app installation is probably the one you will use the most.
In App Installation
IMPORTANT : Before you start this step make sure you have linked the addon manager to an addon store, by default the addon manager is automatically linked to Kokotime 's official repository but on some versions you have to link it manually. You will be prompted to set the server url when you open the addon manager enter the repository you would like to use, it can be an external repository or our official one. For more info you can read about addon stores on the Addon store page
Go ahead and fire up kokotime navigate to the Addons button in the main menu you will find it under this icon click it and you should find yourself on the addon page. There you can manage your installed addons or find new ones, go ahead and browse the available addons until you find one that suits your needs, hit the install button and wait a few seconds for it to download and install. Addons are normally really small in size it only takes seconds for them to download and install. Once the addon is installed you should see a on the installed addon.
Tip : If you are having trouble loading the installed addon or the addon causes app to crash on launch try unsinstalling the addon, restarting the app and reinstalling the addon once again. If the issue still persists you can contact the addon developer so he can attempt to solve the issue.
The in app addon store is updated automatically with the latest available addons for Kokotime, make sure to check the addon store frequently for new addons. Because the community has direct access to the addon store new addons can be uploaded daily so make sure to check for new addons from time to time !
External source installation
You most likely are wondering why you would want to install addons from an external source but hey thats what addons are all about ! Providing the ability to install addons from any source enables users to find addons for kokotime all over the internet and install them to their device with only a few easy steps. Even though installing addons from your sd card is possible only kokotime specific addons can be installed on kokotime !
Warning : Downloading and installing addons from external websites can be dangerous, even though we do not monitor addons users can always report dangerous addons and we will remove them immediately. So make sure you trust the source before installing the addon.
To install an addon from a third party source download the
addon file with a
extension and place it anywhere in your device's storage. Open
up kokotime and head over to the Addons page
once again and click on the import button located on the
top-right corner of the page, navigate to the folder where you
file and select it, confirm the addon details and thats it !
If the addon is valid and installs successfully it should be
visible in the main menu. If
you get an error while installing the addon you will get an
option to contact the addon's developer for assistance if he
provided an email in the addon's setup file.
Now that you have successfully installed your desired addons all thats left to do is enjoy your media ! All your installed addons will be available on Kokotime's main menu, there is currently no limit to the number of addons you can install at once.
Depending on the type of installed addon once you click on your addon in the menu the app will load a layout based on the addon the addon can then load its content into the apps layout, there is currently 2 types of layouts :
- Season based layouts
- Movie based layouts
Each one of these layouts will allow you to browse the content in Kokotime and watch it in the apps native player except if the addon is created to redirect you to an external website or source of the content provider.
Updating your addons
Addon updates are automatically managed by kokotime since version 2.0.5, when a new version of an installed addon is available kokotime will automatically update it in the background so next time you start up kokotime your addons are up to date. This allows developers to fix addon issues and the fixes will be applied automatically before you even notice that there is an issue with a specific addon !
Warning : Addons installed from outside the in app addon store cannot be updated automatically !
Uninstalling addons is as easy as installing them, you will not
always keep all the addons you install, to uninstall an addon
simply navigate to the Addon manager and in the downloaded tab
to remove the addon and all its saved files including favorites,
watch list etc...