The Bennu Kodi video addon takes over after Phoenix, one of the most popular third-party Kodi add-ons of all time, closed up shop back in June. Having Phoenix installed on the Firestick seemed both poetic and essential. Much as the phoenix of ancient Greek mythology arose from ashes into new life, the Phoenix Kodi add-on has been reborn as Bennu (aptly named after the ancient Egyptian diety of rebirth).
From Phoenix is Reborn the Bennu Kodi Add-on
Follow along as we guide you to install the Bennu Kodi add-on onto your Firestick, FireTV, PC, Raspberry Pi, or any other device you may have Kodi installed on. This playlist Kodi add-on aggregates content from many sources, which makes it easier to find what you’re looking for. First of all, note I only said easier. If I had actually said it was easy, then I would be lying.
You may have noticed my mention of Bennu in a few previous articles lately. Its menu system really leaves a lot to be desired. There is a ton of content, but it is extremely haphazard in its organization. You will find many gems if you have the patience. You just have to give it a try and see how you feel about it.
Most of the content made available through the Bennu Kodi add-on is not properly licensed. This can make using this third party add-on a bit of a gamble if you’re not protecting yourself with a VPN.
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Be Aware of the Risks
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Bennu Kodi Add-on Info for Advanced Users
If you’ve installed Kodi add-ons onto your Firestick before, then you may only need the repo URL. You’ll find the Bennu Kodi add-on within the Colossus repository, which itself is located in the Ares repository at http://ares-repo.eu. You can also access both the Ares and Collossus repositories within the SuperRepo repository located at http://srp.nu.
Allow Unknown Sources
Allow for Kodi add-on installation from unknown sources if you haven’t previously.
- Go into Kodi Settings (gear icon) above the main menu
- Then, enter the System Settings
- Under Add-ons, then toggle Unknown Sources
- Lastly, say Yes in the warning dialog
Set-up the Ares Repo
If you haven’t installed the Ares Repo yet, you’re in for a treat. Follow these steps and then be sure to check out the many tutorials written lately here at KodiFireTVStick for installing some of the great add-ons available within it.
- Go into the Settings (gear icon – top of main menu)
- Subsequently select the File Manager
- Now, do the same to Add Source
- At this point, click or tap None (enabling you to add a media source manually)
- Put in the repository’s URL (http://ares-repo.eu), then say OK
- Name this Ares Repo, then hit OK again
- Make certain the information you’ve input is right, then select OK one final time
- Return to the Main Menu in Kodi, then enter the Add-ons section
- Enter the Add-on browser (open box icon) located above the menu
- Tap or click Install from zip file
- Select Ares Repo in the dialog that opens up
- Next look for repository.aresproject-x.x.x.zip and open it
- Wait a moment. You will see a popup in the top right indicating Add-on Installed
Install the Colossus Repo
Now, we will install the Colossus repository, within which resides Bennu. You should still be in the Add-on browser at this point if you followed the instructions above for installing the Ares Repo.
- Choose Install from repository once more
- Select the Ares Project
- Go into the Add-on repository directory and then
- Choose the Colossus Repository for installation
- Hit the Install button in the bottom right.
- If you get a Select Version dialog, select the version within the Ares Project so your updates will be the most timely.
- A dialog will come up telling you the Colossus repo has been installed.
Install Bennu from the Colossus Repo
We install the star of today’s show once our repos are all set up and then wanting to offer up their goods. Finally, Bennu awaits.
- Go up one level from here by selecting the two full stops at the top
- Then, go up another level the same way…
- This time, choose to install from the Colossus Repository
- Go into the Video add-ons directory
- Then, choose Bennu
- Finally, elect to Install
- If given an option, select the version within the Colossus Repo to ensure the latest updates
- A dialog will tell you Bennu has been installed!
What It All Boils Down To
Bennu has a massive library of content, but it isn’t all roses and rainbows for this add-on. If first equipped with an adventurous spirit and a safety net, then you may find it possible to immensely enjoy this gem. The hugely popular Phoenix Kodi video add-on dropped from circulation following threats of litigation because of that fact. As a result of its fan base growing daily, it is possible that Bennu may follow suit at any time. Enjoy it while you can–if you can.