Let’s admit it, we all love Kodi! Now if you are already on this page then I believe you do know what kodi is, but if not? Then let me tell you kodi is nothing but a hub that syncs all your digital media. It is absolutely free and one can even customize it as it has many add-ons already and not only this but it can also work on n no of devices like Windows, Mac etc. But sometimes it throws errors like “Unable to connect Kodi” in this article we will solve this error.
Now for many people, kodi is the ultimate media software and most of the people rely on Kodi so it becomes a huge problem if one is unable to connect kodi.
The common Kodi problems that we have come across are listed below. Check if you have any one of these or no.
- Crashing of Kodi when it loads.
- Kodi add-ons are unable to delete.
- Hardware acceleration issues.
- Kodi video buffers a lot.
- Kodi freezes during playback
Now, what do you usually see when you get an error in Kodi, probably your screen will be showing this message – “ Could not connect to repository” there could be many many reasons for this message to pop up and we have mapped down it for you.
1) The source is down – Now if you are confident enough that your source is correct and you are still unable to connect Kodi add-on then probably the chances are that the source is down and offline.
Sometimes the websites that host these add-ons are down for maintenance, so you have to wait for the time being and retry after an interval of time.
2) Your repo HTTP address is not right – Now most of the time, people do not notice but their HTTP address is not correct. So double check your basic address before you feel that there is a real problem with Kodi.
Sometimes copy pasting or typos take a person to a wrong address, so it is better to double check.
3) Slow internet connection- Slow or no internet connection could be one of the reasons that you are unable to reach or enjoy the services of Kodi services, so calm down and wait for sometime till you can reconnect easily.
Now there are chances that it could because of another Kodi error, if you get messages like “ Could not connect to repository” or if by chance you get a message that asks you to check your log, then here is the guide that we will put up for you to avoid these errors and get back to enjoying Kodi again. You can also read our article on Kodi on Smart TV.
How to fix Unable to Connect Kodi download?
When you are downloading a Kodi add-on and your download is stuck then the reason behind it could be divided into following.
1) This could be either cause you are using an older version of add-on of the Kodi which is unable to read any installation files.
2) Timeout, one of the biggest problems when the server takes a long time, so if this is the case try installing again.
Now the good news is that Kodi problems could be fixed easily, so one need not worry here is the guide for you. This guide will troubleshoot all your issues and fix them right away, one has to understand that add-ons from the third party instead of the official one will definitely be less suitable.
Now, most of the time these third party adds on use an unreliable and unlicensed source.
– Hardware acceleration disable
The main cause of crashing could particularly cause of this option, you could try turning off this option. Now if you are confused about how to do this so all you have to do is simply go to the Kodi screen and then click on the gear icon that will take you to the settings menu.
Then click on the Gear icon- Basic. ( now when you tap on the basic option three times, you will reach to expert)
See the video tab at the bottom on the right, which says hardware acceleration – DXVA2 now disable it.
After you are done with it check and see if your Kodi is still crashing.
Many people do not realize that the biggest of all the problems has a very simple solution, usually now when Kodi is streaming videos it downloads a few seconds once in a time to its cache. Doing so it becomes much easier to stream it but when the memory of the cache is full the functioning is difficult.
Kodi does not have any built-in tools for this so you will have to install another app for this, now clear the cache and then check again if Kodi still is unable to connect Kodi or hangs.
– Reinstall Kodi
If your problem is yet not solved then you might consider to uninstall and then reinstall Kodi,
You can do this manually.
Here is our another article on Kodi on Roku.
Now if you encounter other problems like when kodi is unable to install an addon.
If you have downloaded the Kodi easily and it is working properly but somehow the add-ons don’t work then there are quite a chances that the sources that provide those add-ons are expired.
Now since these third parties, add-ons are not official and licensed they are not reliable, here in this case what all you can do is simply change the source.
But if you still want the older version as you used to it more or preferred that more then few of them will still be available at places like “ Super repo repository”.
One must not forget that the older add-ons which are not updated on time to time do not work or function on the new Kodi.
Another problem that people encounter while they are unable to function Kodi properly is Cannot Uninstall or even delete the Kodi adds on which are no longer wanted.
Now at times, few Kodi add-ons are the reason that one cannot smoothly function their Kodi, as Kodi keeps crashing cause of it, but you need not worry as Kodi can be deleted easily from your Kodi interface.
- Go to C drive option on your device.
- Tap on the “users” option
- Now locate the user’s account name of your device and tap on it
- Choose the option of App data
- Select roaming and then the Kodi folder
- The next step is just to find a proper plugin ( basically the troublemaker add-on) and delete it directly from the folder.
Now if you are confused as to which add-on was the troublemaker then simply go for the most recent one or the one after which Kodi started crashing or behaving weirdly.
You can also read our article on Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick.
Kodi add-on searches and streams are not functioning properly.
Another problem that people come across with kodi is that the Kodi add-ons which are meant to perform few tasks like searches, updates and even streams are now unable to do so.
This can happen as well and the solution to this problem is the most unexpected as you have to just go and check if your device’s date and time are matching the current ones.
T his problem usually occurs when you are using the setup box of Amazon and eBay as the time and date over there are usually incorrect and you have to set up properly.
Kodi videos buffer or take a long time to load
Though this is a basic issue nobody likes buffering while they are watching videos, the majority of the time the reason for this is a slow internet connection, but if that’s not the case for you then you must know that certain providers restrict access to their network. Adding Geo-locking and region locking they can track down the IP address of the person trying to get access to the video and restrict it.
However, you can resolve this issue also easily by just connecting their VPN i.e. the virtual private network with another server and easily get access to the restricted media.
One must know that usually, the correct server is the one that is not from the UK or not outside from the US and so on.
Hope almost all of your problems related to Unable to connect Kodi are now resolved and almost all are answered.
But if not then do comment and let us know we can help you resolve all your Kodi issues.
Kodi being a flexible HTPC which can be installed on wide and n no of devices can face different problems too!
But all Kodi related problems can be resolved easily and you will always have our guidance.