Live TV streaming is
not just an idea anymore; it’s become a way of life. Much like the ubiquitous
smartphone, watching live shows on your television or PC is slowly but surely
becoming the norm. That being said, with so many applications and software out
there, one is overwhelmed with information and devices. This creates a need for
relevant information, especially when it comes to electronics which may
sometimes prove too technical.
With Kodi live TV the user is spoilt for choice. There are numerous add-ons
available to consumers, some work extremely well, while others are still at the
teething stage. One popular and much-loved add-on is Genesis. This add-on recently
upgraded, after a few bugs were encountered, to a newer and improved version
called Genesis Reborn.
Most add-ons are quite
user-friendly, with troubleshooting issues coming up when upgrades are
required, and they’re not, or the user is attempting to stream from sites whose
configurations may have changed and thus, do not allow streaming by one or more
CASE IN POINT: GENESIS
With the Genesis
add-on, some sites had altered or reconfigured what are known as APIs. These Application
Programming Interfaces, after going through new coding, would now have new
rules for connectivity. Thus genesis had to be upgraded to provide the services
it had initially been renowned for. Furthermore, the upgrades were necessary
because genesis primarily sources the content from other online sites and these
could not be accessed without fixing a few glitches here and there.
OF GENESIS: (REBORN!!)
The add-on recently received an upgrade to a
newer and more stable version: (3.0)
Genesis can source or retrieve content from
multiple sites on the internet.
Through updates, this add-on can repair links
that have become useless or irrelevant.
Genesis reborn has a feature that allows the
system to adapt to what the user likes to watch, following your trends and
setting up a “favorites” bouquet; so to speak.
Genesis performs what is commonly known as
“web scraping”, although in this case, it’s for movies and television shows.
Now on to what I like
to call the ‘good stuff’. Kodi’s genesis add-on is compatible, through the
manufactures configurations, with most standard operating systems in the market today. The most common
being Windows, IOS, Linux, Android and of course, the list would not be
complete without Apple’s MacBook.
OF GENESIS ADD-ON
Once you’re on the
user’s home screen, on Kodi, click on the system settings icon
After clicking on system settings open your
Proceed to add source
When prompted to enter a path insert the URL:
Immediately after the step above,
enterJesusboxrepo in the second box
Return to the main menu/home page/home screen
and locate the system icon again
Click on system and select add-ons
Tap install from zip file.
Next, proceed to select the .jesusboxrepo
When the next box opens up, select
Next, choose the option to install from repository.
Select the tab named jesusbox repository
Proceed to tap video add-ons.
Next, select Genesis reborn and finally,
continue to install.
NOW READY FOR SOME SERIOUS STREAMING, WHATEVER YOUR PREFERABLE GENRE MAY BE
For movie lovers,
sports fans and cartoon buffs alike, nothing can be more frustrating than not
being able to access your favorite movies or watch a live show/game, when you planned to.
Whenever add-ons and
internet portals have debugging issues, some alternatives may be termed the
next best thing. The genesis add-on has options for any user who might be
experiencing streaming problems on their network or more specifically, on their
The major issues
resulting from the usage of genesis are due to its intense use of the internet
and other sites, to pull in content. Doing that proves overwhelming at times
and may be part of the reason why people encounter technical difficulties while
However, it’s always
crucial to note that without a reliable internet connection and a VPN like
IPVANISH, the user experience is greatly diminished.
The developers of this
add-on have created other options that are available for easy downloading, just
like Genesis. These alternatives may have different names, but they are similar
in more ways than one, with a few minor alterations that may create a better
user experience, depending on the device you are using.
TO GENESIS REBORN
Just for informative
purposes, genesis was developed by a group or developer called Lamba.
This developer has
since then created and developed other add-ons, with user-friendly features,
which resemble genesis in their functionality. Below is a list of some
(great!!) alternatives to Genesis, for those who may be interested in switching
add-ons or simply exploring what else the internet has to offer.
From the developer
Lambda is an add-on aptly named exodus, maybe to show sequence from the
beginning to a later stage. Anyway, this add-on is developed by the same group
that is responsible for genesis. Their temperaments are the same as they’re
both stable, but, exodus seems to work much better, and yes, it still streams
content from different websites and portals on the web. For this add-on, the
installer from fusion is advised. Once the add-on is added, you can enjoy
movies in the highest quality available: HD.
Apparently, this may
be one of the best sister products to genesis. Why so? This add-on uses the same
configurations that are inherent in genesis, without the annoyances that come
These add-ons usually
have codes which need to be changed and new formulas created, in order to
ensure fewer interruptions when streaming content.
Specto has seen the
codes in genesis revised and made a ton better. Therefore, according to
critics, this may be one of the best alternatives to genesis. Incidentally, and
it’s worthy to note, the streams can also be transferred to a flash disk (USB
Stick) or an external hard disk.
With this add-on, the
content varies. Therefore, there is more to be enjoyed especially in a family
setting. This add-on offers music, shows for kids, movies and of course TV
shows. The good news or rather, better news, is that this one is more stable as
far as its repository and updates stream in, on a regular basis
This add-on not only
streams what the user needs, but it will also give you option of selecting the
quality of the content that you would like to stream. There is nothing more
frustrating than having to watch something that’s uploaded from a VHS (video
cassettes). This add-on also takes into account compatibility issues that are
sometimes encountered before/while streaming.
Similarly, it also
received updates regularly.
There was a real
reason they chose to call it that. Maybe drawing from its reputation, this
add-on offers precisely what one would expect. With Picasso, you have the
following genres and sections available at the touch of a finger.
Humour or (LOL). As its name implies, this
section brings comedies to the viewer
Sports: This section streams live games while
also connecting to channels hosting live sports.
Lifestyle/fitness: there is a section
dedicated to fitness shows
Talk-2-me: Another section devoted to audio
streaming as well as PODCASTS.
How-to-videos: This is a particular genre,
almost a niche that has its dedicated fans and has scored large fan bases on
regular cable TV, satellite as well as internet casts.
Scary movies: For those with a knack for
things extraordinary, there is a section dedicated to horror/eerie movies.
Rhythm: They had to include a section
dedicated to music only.
Kiddie zone: the list wouldn’t be complete
without a section devoted to kids- cartoons and toddler related content are
XXX: They did not forget the adults in the
group; hence, the add-on has a section catering for adults and whatever
individual interests they may be looking for-specifically of adult content
rating. There is, as would be expected a feature that would enable the user to
control the content viewed, via the use of a password.
These alternatives are but
a few of the many explorable options. The key lies in finding one that works
for you and that is secure enough not to draw the wrong attention. Privacy and
infringement issues should always be an element of concern to all users. It is
always worth reminding our readers to consistently rely on a VPN- one of the
most trustworthy being IPVANISH.