I revisited Bearded Bandit after a long time when several popular repos and addons went offline. For now, Bearded Bandit looks like a decent alternative to stream movies and shows. While the addon also has the Sports/Live TV section, that is not its strong suit.
Bearded Bandit has been the part of our list of best Kodi Addons for a while and I decided it is as good time as any to get the addon its own guide. So, here we are with the complete set of instructions to install Bearded Bandit on Kodi.
Bearded Bandit Kodi Addon
The installation of Bearded Bandit addon will only be possible when the Unknown Sources in the Kodi security settings has been allowed. So, let’s first take care of this prerequisite before moving on to the installation steps:
Enable Unknown Sources on Kodi
– After launching the Kodi application, the home window will load. On this window, navigate to the upper-left section and click Settings
– Open System if you have upgraded to Kodi 18.3 (recommended)
For any reason, if you are still hanging on to Kodi 17.6, click System Settings
– Click Add-ons (you should be looking at the left section, the sidebar)
– You should now find the Unknown Sources on the right part of the screen. Its switch needs to be in the ON position. If it is OFF, drag the switch to the right and turn it ON
– Bearded Bandit is a safe Kodi addon. I have used it personally. So, go ahead and click Yes
After configuring Kodi to allow third-party addons, you can follow the installation steps.
Steps to Install Bearded Bandit Addon
1- Open Settings one more time from the home window of Kodi (press the back button/backspace multiple times to return to this window)
2- Now choose File manager
3- Now click Add source (on either side)
4- This is the window where ‘source’ details are provided. Click
5- Write the following source path or the URL in the upper section: jewbmx.github.io
Check the path once again and make sure you typed it correctly
6- You are now required to give this media source a name
There are no naming conventions or rules. I name it for relevance
Let’s name it BB (for Bearded Bandit)
7- We will go back to the home window one more time and click Settings again
On Kodi 17.2, click Add-ons
8- Now we click Add-ons icon on Kodi 18 Leia
On Kodi 17.6, choose the small open-box image in the top-left section
9- Open the item Install from zip file
10- You will find the name BB on the next popup window. Click it!
In case you chose any other name in Step 6, that’s what you will click
11- You may see more than one zip files on the next window
We will choose repository.jewbackD-x.x.zip (x.x being the current version number of the file)
12- It will initiate the installation of the repository. You must see the JewBackD installation notification in a bit
13- Now access Install from repository
14- Go ahead and open the JewBackD repository you installed a little while back
15- Click Video add-ons
16- Scroll down a bit and click Bearded Bandit
17- Click Install
18- An additional pop-up appears on Kodi 18 Leia. Click OK
19- Bearded Bandit Kodi addon begins to install. You can observe the progress on the screen
Wait for the Bearded Bandit Add-on installed message
Before you start streaming with Kodi Addons / Builds, I would like to warn you that everything you stream on Kodi is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Kodi users are strongly advised to connect a VPN while streaming. A VPN for Kodi will bypass ISP throttling, Government Surveillance, and geo-restriction on popular Add-ons. I always connect ExpressVPN on all my streaming devices and I suggest you do the same.
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How to use Bearded Bandit addon on Kodi
First, let’s find out how to access Bearded Bandit (or any other video addon).
If you want to access any addon from the home window of Kodi, here is what you do:
– Go to the home window
– Select Add-ons (don’t click it)
– Go to the Video add-ons section on the right
– Click the Bearded Bandit icon
If your home window is too cluttered, follow these steps:
– On the home window ‘click’ Add-ons
– On the next window ‘select’ Video add-ons (don’t click it)
– Go to the right section and open Bearded Bandit
On the main window of the Bearded Bandit Kodi addon, you will find various categories that give you access to the streaming content. The categories include Movies, Shows, Cartoons/Anime, Live TV/Sports, Music, etc.
You can pick a category and get started.
Scroll down to the bottom of the main window of the addon to access Trakt Stuff & Quick Tools
Trakt and Real Debrid Authorization
Trakt Stuff is the place where you will find the data synced with your Trakt account (must sign in with your Trakt account first). Quick Tools lets you access various settings and sign in to your Trakt and Real Debrid accounts.
Open Quick Tools:
Detailed Guide on How to Install and Set Up Trakt on Kodi
Detailed Guide on How to Install & Use Real-Debrid on Kodi
If the navigation is slow, again click Quick Tools on the main window of Bearded Bandit and follow these steps:
– Click Open Settings
– Click the Customization tab on the left. Now, make sure the option Enable Metadata is disabled (in the picture below it is enabled)
– Click OK
Fix No Streams or Few Streams on Bearded Bandit Addon
Access Quick Tools again from the main screen of the addon and follow these steps:
– Click Open Settings
– Click Scrapers/Resolvers tab on the left and Open Scraper Settings on the right
– Select General tab on the left and click Enable All on the right
Bearded Bandit is a fine Kodi addon with numerous streaming options. Live TV/Sports section doesn’t work that great, though you may find some working links. The on-demand section, on the other hand, is pretty solid. There is a huge collection of content and the streaming quality is wonderful. When paired with Real Debrid, Bearded Bandit performs even better. Several addons have been shut down recently. Thankfully, we still have options like Bearded Bandit.
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Written by David Minister
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