How to Remove Kodi Repository

Kodi is a free and open-source media streaming application software which can be used for streaming media contents such as Movies, TV Shows, Sports, Music, and much more. It has so many official and third party add-ons for watching the media contents. It also supports multiple operating systems such as Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. Installing add-ons is a way to entering repository sources into your software. Repositories are perfectly safe to use, but if you have a lot of them it can slow down your Kodi experience. Some of the popular kodi repositories are Super Repo, NoobsandNerds Repo, Kodil Repo, etc. Sometimes, you may get the error while installing addons like “couldn’t connect to repository”, “Repository not Found”, etc. You can also receive the errors from already installed repository due to the updates or repos no longer available. During that time, you have to think about how to uninstall or remove that particular repository. Here is the way to remove and uninstall repositories on Kodi.

How to Remove/ Uninstall Kodi Repositories?

The common way to remove a repo from your Kodi app is to use the built-in uninstall feature. You need to do this one repository at a time, moving through the list and uninstalling each one in turn. It only takes a second, and it works the same way on every platform.

  1. First of all, you have to open your Kodi app.
  2. From the Kodi Homepage, click on the Add-ons option which is present in the left menu.
  3. Now you have to select the “My add-ons”.
  4. Now you can select the “Add-on repository”.
  5. Now you have to scroll down the list and select the repository which you want to remove.
  6. After selecting the repository that you want to remove, you can click on the icon which is marked as “Uninstall”.
  7. After clicking on the Uninstall, a confirmation window pop-up will be displayed on the screen. In that, you have to select “Yes“.
  8. Now the Kodi will remove the repository and its associated repo files.

Removing a repository will always leave all of your add-ons intact. It can also leave the source URL on your system which can be used later to quickly re-download the repository. After removing a repository, the associated add-ons will never receive updates.

How to Uninstall Repository Sources

Removing a repo from Kodi gets rid of the download zip files and related update content. Sources are very little than a stored link that lets Kodi know where to download the repo. They don’t take up any space, but if your source list is looking cluttered, you can remove them in just a few steps.

  1. First, you have to open Kodi app on your device and then go to the home menu.
  2. Now you have to select the gear icon.
  3. Now you have to select the File Manager from the System settings menu.
  4. Now, you can scroll through the repository list on the left and select the one you want to remove.
  5. Now, you have to right-click to bring up the actions menu.
  6. Click “Remove Source“.
  7. Now you have to select “Yes” when the confirmation window opens on the screen.
  8. Now, the kodi will immediately remove the source from your list.

Removing repository sources doesn’t delete the repository files and won’t affect your installed add-ons. It does mean you might miss out on future repo/add-on updates, however.

Turn off Automatic Updates Instead of Uninstalling

  1. First, you can go to the Kodi home menu.
  2. Next, you can choose “Add-ons” from the left menu.
  3. Now, you have to select “My add-ons”
  4. Now, choose “Add-on repository”
  5. Next, you can scroll through the list and select the one you want to disable automatic updates for.
  6. Now, you have to select the icon at the bottom which is marked as “Auto-update”
  7. After selecting it, the auto-update button should turn dark, meaning automatic updates are disabled.

Remember that turning off automatic updates can make some add-ons stop working in the long run. In addition, you can also miss some extra features which has been released by the developers. It is better to periodically turn auto updates on just to make sure everything stays functional.