When it comes to finding a platform that can house all of your media content, as well as streaming it, it’s hard to pass up the sleek interface of Kodi. With Kodi’s open source as its flagship feature, it’s highly customizable through the use of add-ons. One such add-on is Navi-X. Let’s start with what Kodi is and isn’t.
A Disclaimer You Should Understand
Simple put, Kodi is nothing more than an open source media player. It doesn’t stream any content, nor does it really do anything but provide a central hub to pool together all of your media files like movies, television shows and even pictures. Through the use of add-ons, one can create a database for the Kodi program to use.
With that being said, Kodi does not discriminate the media that’s being used. It doesn’t care if the movie you’re watching was illegally obtained or not; it just works as it. However, to be clear, Kodi doesn’t offer any illegal content. What you do with Kodi is entirely on you. If you decide to use an add-on linked to illegal streaming, then Kodi is not responsible for any consequences.
Here’s a disclaimer that sums it up perfectly, released by Team Kodi themselves:
“The official Kodi version does not contain any content whatsoever. This means that you should provide your own content from a local or remote storage location, DVD, Blu-Ray or any other media carrier that you own. Additionally Kodi allows you to install third-party plugins that may provide access to content that is freely available on the official content provider website. The watching or listening of illegal or pirated content which would otherwise need to be paid for is not endorsed or approved by Team Kodi.”
What is Navi-X?
With the use of add-ons, and Kodi’s open source, one can get Kodi to stream certain content. And that’s where Navi-X comes into play. You see, Navi-X is an add-on that aims to offer free online media content. Herald as a very popular add-on among Kodi users, probably one of the best, Navi-X doesn’t just stop at a database of movies and television shows, no. If you have a taste for live television, like sports games, you’ll find it on Nav-X.
If that sounds fishy to you, well, it probably is. Unofficial Kodi add-ons, like Nav-X, tend to work in the sphere of “illegal.” After all, you are getting access to media for free. Websites with the same flagship feature don’t last for long and always end with many individuals getting hit with violating copyright laws, not to mention ISPs watching your bandwidth and reacting accordingly.
Like Team Kodi’s own disclaimer, Techzillo isn’t condoning the use of Nav-X. What you do with your version of Kodi is entirely up to you.
Enabling Unknown Sources
Like many add-ons for Kodi, you’ll have to allow Kodi to use add-ons from unknown sources, since many add-ons are considered “third-party.” If you’re familiar with Android devices, “unknown sources” should be familiar with you. In this case, it’s an add-on that isn’t necessarily sanctioned by Kodi, just like some apps aren’t sanctioned by Google, which means they won’t show up on the Google Play Store.
If you consider the content that Navi-X offers, it comes as no surprise that Kodi wouldn’t advertise such an add-on in any capacity. At any rate, here’s what you do before you install Navi-X:
1. Locate and launch the Kodi program. Its icon is that of a “K” within a blue diamond. No login information is required.
2. In Kodi, click on Settings, indicated by the gear icon in the upper left corner of the program.
3. In Settings, locate and click System, indicated by a flathead screwdriver overlapping a gear.
4. On the left hand side, where the menu is, hover your mouse over Add-ons. It will reveal additional options. Locate Unknown sources and, on the same line, find the slider accompanying it, located to the right of it. When you have, click it. It will prompt a warning from Kodi.
5. The warning from Kodi states the obvious. If you decide to download an add-on from an unknown source, you are risking your personal information and data. By clicking “Yes,” you agree to all possible outcomes.
If you accepted the possibility, then you are now free to download and install the Navi-X add-on. However, as a final warning, you are now responsible for any damage.
Installing Navi-X on Kodi
1. Download the Navi-X add-on. A download link won’t be provided. It’s up to you to find it. It should be downloaded as a .ZIP file.
2. Locate and launch the Kodi program. Its icon is that of a “K” within a blue diamond. No login information is required.
3. In Kodi, click on Settings again, indicated by the gear icon in the upper left corner of the program. Afterwards, click Add-ons.
4. In Add-ons, click on Install from zip file. Find the location of the .ZIP file on your computer and then click OK.
5. Head back to Add-ons. This time, click Install from repository.
6. Scroll down the menu until you find Program add-ons. Click it.
7. Next, locate Navi-X in the menu. On its information page, click Install, located in the bottom right corner of the Kodi program.
8. You’ll find Navi-X on your main menu.