Kodi has lost a some major contributors for popular Repositories and Addons including, Ares Wizard, Smash, and Colossus Repo.
One of the biggest losses is the developer Jsergio who maintain the URL resolver many addons use.
A URL Resolver is what scrapes movie websites to get links that a Kodi Addon can pull in and display to users.
Without it being updated it will slowly stop working.
Jsergio Tweeted early that all development of the URL Resolver and metahandler was stopping.
Currently other repositories and Addons have also started to shut down.
All the shut downs seem to be from a wave of cease-and-desist letters from MPA & ACE.
The Github page for Colossus has been deleted. This means there will be no further development of it from the current developers.
Colossus Repo contained the popular Bennu and Covenant addons.
UPDATE: 11-18-2017: A new repository called XvBMC is storing Covenant for installs. Read Here For How To Install Covenant with XvBMC Repo.
The addons will continue to work but will not receive any more updates. This means as things break they will slowly stop working.
(Note: If you do already have addons installed it is a good idea to turn off automatic updates until more is known. To turn off Automatic updates go to Setting–>System Settings–>Addons–>Updates–>Never or Notify)
Ares Wizard the all-in-one Kodi tool has also shut down due to a cease-and-desist from MPA & ACE.
Ares had become one of the best and most reliable ways to install Add-ons and Builds for Kodi.
Repositories Currently Down
Here are the Repos currently down. It is unknown yet which Repos will come back or not.
Colossus Repository Github page has been deleted which was the main source the developers sent new versions for the popular Covenant and Bennu addons.
Smash repository is down
Ares Wizard has shut down due to cease-and-desist from MPA & ACE
Alpha Repository has gone down after a threat from the MPA.
UK Turk’s Playlists Repo
Mucky Duck Tweeted he has shut down his Repo.
Dandy Media Repo
Caz Wall has pulled most addons
Pulse Build / Wizard
Project D will be joining Looking Glass Repo (No Addons have been installed yet)
Rockcrusher Vortex has removed Special Events section
Addons Currently Down
If you have these addons installed they will still work. The Repositories they are installed from have gone down.
Fear of the Dark
UK Turk’s Playlists
Addons Currently Still Working
There are still many good addons with working repositories. Here are some of the more popular options along with links for how to install them.
Covenant New REPO XvBMC
Read Here For a Updated Working List of The Best Kodi Addons
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